He’s a True Believer in the Center

He’s a True Believer in the Center

‘Come down here to 100. Maybe they can help you with the situation that you have.’ BENTON HARBOR, Mich.—Jamal McGee is one motivated man. You could think of him as a recruiter for the Center for Better Health. The 40-year-old Benton Harbor resident estimates that...
The Coronavirus — and a Bit of Levity, Too

The Coronavirus — and a Bit of Levity, Too

‘Community Influencer’ Ronnika (R.J.) Williams Works Out a Formula of Engagement with Her Facebook Audience BENTON HARBOR, Mich.— Sometimes you can serve up a serious message with a side order of humor. If you do it right, it makes for easier digestion. Ronnika (R.J.)...
Terry Stokes, in Short Takes

Terry Stokes, in Short Takes

Terry Stokes in his apartment in Benton Harbor, Mich.   Wide-Ranging Thoughts on Racism, American-Style An hour-and-a-half interview with Terry Stokes unleashed a torrent of thoughts on why white people act the way they do, and how he and other Black people have...