Ken Coleman

Ken Coleman

Ken Coleman reports on Southeast Michigan, education, civil rights and voting rights. He is a former Michigan Chronicle senior editor and served as the American Black Journal segment host on Detroit Public Television. He has written and published four books on black life in Detroit, including Soul on Air: Blacks Who Helped to Define Radio in Detroit and Forever Young: A Coleman Reader. His work has been cited by the Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, History Channel and CNN. Additionally, he was an essayist for the award-winning book, Detroit 1967: Origins, Impacts, Legacies. Ken has served as a spokesperson for the Michigan Democratic Party, Detroit Public Schools, U.S. Sen. Gary Peters and U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence. Previously to joining the Advance, he worked for the Detroit Federation of Teachers as a communications specialist. He is a Historical Society of Michigan trustee and a Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit advisory board member.

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Activist, professor Angela Davis ties MLK’s legacy to current fight for equity, justice

By: - January 21, 2020

During her 45-minute speech on the campus of the University of Michigan Monday, Angela Davis urged 3,500 attendees to push back against the prison industrial complex, recognize the negative effects of climate change, speak out on Israeli government discrimination toward Palestinians, and participate in the Nov. 3 election. “We owe it to the planet to […]

Rust belt leaders rip Trump for ‘selling out’ workers

By: - July 26, 2019

Labor allies from Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin on Thursday pushed back against President Donald Trump’s afternoon event celebrating the one-year anniversary of his executive order establishing the National Council for the American Worker.   U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint ); U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.); Sylvia Wilson, executive vice President of the Allegheny County, Pa., […]