Columns

My Turn: July 4th holiday offered a special meaning in 2020

August 5, 2020

This year’s July 4th celebration – with a few inglorious exceptions – was muted by a virus that seems to have caught its second wind. Our nation’s 244th birthday would have coincided with the 98th for a man who embodied the ideals ...

'Listening' to Blacks Shouldn't Be Conditional

August 5, 2020

Rev. Dean Nelson Chairman, Douglass Leadership Institute Too many whites on the right and left only want to listen to Blacks who agree with them on everything. The horrifying murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd has sparked unprecedented ...

Coronavirus, collections and court rules

August 5, 2020

Jacob Kahn From food service to airlines to manufacturing, COVID-19 has turned every industry in the world on its head. There is talk of cinema chains and airlines going bankrupt, small businesses being erased, and university enrollment dropping. Some have ...

Protests are acts of patriotism

August 5, 2020

Brian Cox Legal News The black American’s centuries-long struggle to secure justice and equality from their government is the most enduring embodiment of the radical principles and lofty ideals upon which this country was established. The current protests ...

Latest trend in executive compensation: To include diversity and inclusion or not?

August 5, 2020

Amanda Dernovshek Foster Swift Companies are increasingly tying executive compensation to diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives in an effort to increase female and minority representation among the workforce and management. Despite progress in recent ...

State official encourages insurers to be flexible on payment of insurance premiums

August 5, 2020

Kevin Komar Sinas Dramis By now you are probably feeling a little unsecure about short-term finances and about paying for automobile insurance for a car you may not be using. The State of Michigan’s Director of the Department of Insurance and Financial ...