June 29, 2020

Sure, John Bolton can go ahead and write about “The Room Where It Happened,” but goddamn it, guys. Where are the adults in the room? 

Adults, I think, are those who make challenging decisions, say difficult things and take uncomfortable actions that are aimed at helping others. Adulting, as the kids say, is hard work. Rosa Parks was an adult. Ida B. Wells was an adult. Au...

June 12, 2020

I may get this wrong, but I’m going to try my best to talk about racism.

This meme. This is why I’m here. It’s not at all going to be eloquent, it’s going to be effort. 

I was -- still am! -- afraid to write about race at this moment because there’s really no way I could do with as much insight as Melody Cooper or as much realism as Roxane Gay or as much passion as my Vang...

“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there "is" such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.”

 –Dr. Martin Luther King

When protests commenced on May 26 in Minneapolis following...

Vanguard Public Affairs, a Lansing-based strategic communications and public affairs firm, is announcing the promotion of seasoned professional Beth Bowen as the firm’s Vice President. 

“It seems like a dizzying pace, but I’m thrilled to have earned this promotion into the

 role of Vice President at Vanguard Public Affairs,” Bowen said. “Being part of a leadership team th...

May 28, 2020

Finding some certainty among the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic

There’s a lot we don’t know about what’s happening right now and there are plenty of things we don’t know about what’s to come. 

While we know it’s bad, we don’t know, truly, how many cases of Covid-19 there are in this country right now or how many there were when many states started imposing stay-at...

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