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Leading the Way

Sep 29, 2017 by

Tom Watkins – Nothing is more important to our collective future than assuring our children, especially the children of...

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Amazon

Sep 22, 2017 by

Tom Watkins – Amazon has certainly stirred things up with news of its recent RFP (request for proposal) to build another U.S....

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Never Forget

Jul 13, 2017 by

This 4th of July weekend found me in my hometown of Washington, D.C. There is no better time to be in our nation’s capital. History...

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Community Colleges Prepare Stu...

Jun 16, 2017 by

Tom Watkins – The Quicken Loan team of executives that have helped revitalize Detroit were quoted in a recent Detroit News...

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The True Statue of Liberty: Ou...

May 28, 2017 by

Tom Watkins – Great teachers touch our collective future.  Lori Higgins, the Detroit Free Press education writer recently wrote...

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Pure Michigan- Pure Gentleman

Apr 7, 2017 by

Tom Watkins – Watching him from afar as a young political professional, I recall he seemed to have a Southern gentleness and a...

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Chuck Stokes: The “Gentleman” ...

Feb 4, 2017 by

He was the first black congressman elected in the state of Ohio. It is the luck of the draw to whom we are born – but what we make of...

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Little Red Ants

Dec 30, 2016 by

China’s Millennials will shake the world. The Millennials are coming! China’s Millennials are coming! The “Little Red Ants” of...

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Teens thriving after successfu...

Dec 6, 2016 by

By Tom Watkins – Miracle Hawkins, 17, was once the victim of bullying. Alex Saleh, 19, had his leg amputated at age 3. Now both...

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A House Divided Against Itself...

Nov 18, 2016 by

There is power and hope in bipartisanship. There has become a stigma associated with reaching across the political aisle and seeking...

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Follow L.G. Calley’s Lead:  En...

Oct 14, 2016 by

Once again, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley leads the pack when it comes to treating people with disabilities in Michigan.  Even in...

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Filling the Void: Mental Healt...

Aug 18, 2016 by

Tom Watkins – Much of what gets written and discussed about China revolves around economics and commerce between our two...

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“The War Will Rage On...

May 6, 2016 by

Detroit-Wayne Mental Health Authority CEO talks about efforts to overhaul mental health funding. Tom Watkins – May is mental...

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Generating Xenophobia

Apr 15, 2016 by

By Tom Watkins – China’s President Xi and President Obama met a couple of weeks back during a nuclear security summit in...

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Being LGBTQ should not be a de...

Apr 4, 2016 by

Is there any greater pain than watching your child hurt?  Why would any person not want to help a child in pain? State policymakers...

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China/US: Most Important Relat...

Mar 25, 2016 by

Tom Watkins – Rhetoric or reality?  As the second decade of the 21st century unfolds, the relationship between the U.S. and...

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Opening Minds Youth Perspectiv...

Mar 21, 2016 by

End Mental Health Stigma Impacting Our Youth Opening Minds Youth Perspective The Ethel and James Flinn Foundation is committed to...

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Mental health advocates demand...

Feb 25, 2016 by

By Tom Watkins – Governor Snyder’s proposed 2017 budget caused quite a stir in the pub- lic community mental system. It was...

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The Sky Is Not Falling

Feb 19, 2016 by

Tom Watkins – Governor Snyder’s 2017 budget proposal creates a forum to explore ways to enhance care to some of the state’s...

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Suicide is Forever

Feb 13, 2016 by

By Tom Watkins – Suicide is God awful. It snuffs out precious life and leaves a wake of agony for those left behind. I know the...

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