Category: Bankole Thompson

Bankole: Put Diversity in the Forefront at Mackinac

  The Detroit Regional Chamber’s annual Mackinac Policy Conference on Mackinac Island has become a must-attend ritual for business, political, education and community leaders. This year’s conference May 31-June 3 should put a stronger emphasis on racial diversity and inclusion as being part of the heralded comeback of Detroit. Chamber officials tell me they have a panel on Thursday, the last day of the conference, to tackle economic opportunity and inclusion. “While business and economic issues frequently take center stage at the conference, a growing number of our business and civic leaders are concerned about issues such as cultural cohesion...

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All About Bankole Thompson

Name: Bankole Thompson Show Name: “Redline” Show Time: Monday-Thursday, 12pm-2pm   Bankole Thompson is a respected journalist, author and cultural critic. He is an opinion columnist at The Detroit News where he writes his twice-a-week column on politics and culture. His column appears on Mondays and Thursdays. Follow him on Twitter @bankieT and emailbankole@bankolethompson.com      ...

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