‘Don’t Tell Me I’m Privileged!’ 

‘Don’t Tell Me I’m Privileged!’ 

How Some White People Respond to a Certain Term BENTON HARBOR, Mich.—The term “white privilege” is cropping up a lot recently. Racial justice educator Debby Irving said the term, inexact though it is, comes closest in her line of work to describe the different lives...
Lessons from a Black Man and a White Intruder

Lessons from a Black Man and a White Intruder

Gentry with kids from the youth group at First Presbyterian Church of Benton Harbor on a visit to the monument at Silver Beach in St. Joseph, Mich. Finally, I’d get the chance to know Gentry better. As one of the youth leaders of our church at the time, Gentry told...
A Diverse Team from 25 States

A Diverse Team from 25 States

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Names Lynn Todman a Culture of Health Leader Todman Joins 39 Other Fellows Working Toward Health Equity By CGR Communications ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – Being a leader can sometimes be lonely. But when you can lean on and bounce ideas off other...
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....