14½  Months, 22 Deaths

14½ Months, 22 Deaths

Jerry Price, manager of diversity and inclusion for Spectrum Health Lakeland, lost 22 friends in a period of just over one year.   Mounting Losses of Black Male Friends in Their 40s Makes Man, 46, Ponder the Reasons. His No. 1 Suspect: Long-Term Stress ST. JOSEPH,...
A Somber Accounting

A Somber Accounting

As president of the class of 1990, Jerry was in frequent contact with classmates and friends from his high school days. He was often notified of these friends’ deaths and sometimes asked to speak at their funerals.   Here is the list Jerry Price assembled of 22...
Fragments from a Courageous Conversation

Fragments from a Courageous Conversation

Don Campbell / HP staff Trish Adams, left, and Dana Humes, right, join “Tiger Moms” as they serve the Benton Harbor High School varsity football team a pre-game meal of chicken, pasta, garlic bread, fruit, and dessert Friday, October 9, 2015, at Benton...
‘White Saviors? — or Just Well-Meaning?

‘White Saviors? — or Just Well-Meaning?

Benton Harbor head coach Elliot Uzelac speaks with his team after practice on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 in Benton Harbor, Mich. (Bryan Bennett | MLive.com) Story of Black Team’s Miracle Turnaround Provokes Myriad Feelings During a ‘Courageous Conversation’ ST. JOSEPH,...