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Black History Makers



This Week’s Profile:

Dr. Mamie Thorns, SVSU’s Associate VP and Diversity Officer of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Meet the People Making History Here in Our Community

The Goodridge Brothers

A profile of the Goodridge Brothers, owners of one of the first Black...

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated – Eta Upsilon Omega Chapter

A profile on the Eta Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,...

First Ward Community Center

A profile of the historic First Ward Community Center

Commander Kimberly Napoleon

A profile of Kimberly Napoleon, first Black female VFW post commander in Michigan

Saginaw African Cultural Festival

Saginaw African Cultural Festival, the oldest ongoing Black Arts festival in the country

De’Niel Phipps

Director, Cinematographer, and Content Creator De’Niel Phipps

Evans & Browne’s Funeral Home

A profile on Evans & Browne’s Funeral, Oldest Black-Owned Funeral Home in Saginaw

Linneaus Dorman

A profile of Linneaus Dorman, prolific chemist at Dow Chemical Company

Thelma Poston

A profile on Thelma Poston, first Black woman to join Saginaw Board of...

Darvin Ham

A profile on Darvin Ham, former NBA player and current Assistant Coach (Milwaukee...

Oscar W. Baker, Sr.

A profile of Oscar W. Baker, Sr., Bay County’s first Black attorney

Horace Davis

A profile of Horace Davis, first black GM of Bay City Country Club

Harry W. Browne

A profile of community leader Harry W. Browne

Brenda Moore

A profile on Brenda Moore, Mayor of Saginaw.

Charlie Coles

A profile on college basketball coach, Charlie Coles

Julian Morris

A profile of Julian Morris, journalist & founder of The SWAG Magazine

Sgt. James D. Martin

A profile on Sgt. James D. Martin

Stevie Wonder

A profile of Saginaw-born musician/activist Stevie Wonder


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