★ Waterloo for Michigan Democrats in 2014?
These days it’s hard to imagine what kind of campaign Michigan Democrats are running right now (if any) or plan to run in 2014 against incumbent Gov. Rick Snyder, who ... (click here to read more)

★ Kevyn Orr: ‘I Am My Father’s Son’
When Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr told the Wall Street Journal that Detroit once was “dumb, lazy and rich,” all hell broke loose in Detroit, the city that.... (click here to read more)

★ World gives final bow to Mandela
In his classic “The Brothers Karamazov,” Fyodor Dostoevsky renders the moral and epic battle of faith and perseverance for mankind, where the forces of good and evil came.... (click here to read more)

★ Pope Francis and Detroit Leaders
If there is one thing we learned in 2013 is that Detroit is still in need of leadership that demonstrates what it means and tells the truth about where the city falters without sugarcoating the facts, and one that doesn’t .... (click here to read more)



★ JANUARY 16
Bankole Thompson will moderate Wayne State University Law School's inaugural Good Governance and Opinion Lecture Series conversation with the honorable Ray Reynolds Graves, former federal bankruptcy judge on the theme "Bankruptcy and Detroit's Restructuring: Can the Court Guarantee Financial Viability?" on January 16, beginning at noon.

★ JANUARY 20
Bankole Thompson will serve as the Master of Ceremonies during a special celebration for the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., January 20, 5p.m. at the Atrium of the Cobo Convention Center hosted by the Rev Jesse Jackson Sr. and the Rainbow PUSH Automotive Project to mark the opening of the 2014 North American International Auto Show.

★ FEBRUARY 14
Bankole Thompson is the keynote speaker at the February 14, 2014 Winter Commencement for the U.S. Department of Labor education and training center in Detroit called the Detroit Job Corps Center. The Job Corps is an education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training. The Job Corps program is authorized by Title I-C of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. The center graduates students ready to enter the job market with employable skills.




Bankole Thompson moderates the 2013 Good Governance Summit featuring Dan Gilbert (right), the founder and chairman of Quicken Loans speaking on the role of the private sector. Gilbert has purchased more than 40 buildings in downtown Detroit and has been credited with rewriting a new narrative for Detroit's comeback.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (right)
talks to Bankole Thompson


Bankole Thompson moderates a special forum on Black-Jewish Relations at the Detroit Historical Society featuring Rabbi Daniel Syme of Temple Beth El (left) and the Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (right).
Israel Consul General to the Midwest Roey Gilad visits with Bankole Thompson


Bankole Thompson gives opening remarks at a special forum on Black-Jewish Relations at the Detroit Historical Society featuring Rabbi Daniel Syme of Temple Beth El and the Rev Jesse Jackson.

Bankole Thompson
Former White House spokesman Robert Weiner keynotes the launching of Bankole Thompson's latest book on Obama. Weiner who wrote the epilogue to "Obama and Christian Loyalty," holds a copy of the book. Standing next to Weiner is event moderator and White House appointee Hyepin Im of the Los Angeles Korean Churches for Community Development