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“Rising of the Phoenix” Virtual Community Networking Event

All communities are invited to a free virtual networking event Friday, January 7, 2022, at 10 a.m., hosted by The Michigan Banner newspaper, the Rising of the Phoenix organization and endorsed by the Michigan Publisher’s Auxiliary. “Together, we have common issues and can aid one another, whether it’s crime, unclean water, blight, or a diminished economy due to the pandemic,” said Rev. Hurley J. Coleman, Jr., Pastor World Outreach Campus Church, and steering committee member. 

What you can expect 

The event will allow attendees to network with residents from various communities. This is the first in a series of monthly networking meetings. The Rising of the Phoenix goal is to continue the conversation, share resources, information, and exchange ideas. Joe Madison will speak on community collaborations, bringing people from all communities together. He will filter questions during the Q & A. “We are fortunate to not only offer this as a free event, thanks to the generosity of our sponsor, Delta College,” said Jerome Buckley, “but we are equally as fortunate  to have as our keynote speaker, Mr. Joe Madison, The Black Eagle, who is a national, radio talk show host on Sirius XM Urban View.”  

The program will feature a distinguished panel of program participants as follows:  

  • Dr. Michael Gavin, President, Delta College  
  • Linda Holoman, Retired Program Director, Soul Issues, Delta College
  • Loyce Seals-Brown, Director of Employment Development, Delta College
  • Rev. P. David Saunders, Pastor Emeritus Bethel A.M.E. Church Saginaw MI
  • Rev. Hurley J. Coleman, Jr. Pastor World Outreach Campus Church, Saginaw MI
  • Rev. Christopher V. Pryor, Pastor Victorious Believers Ministries COGIC, Saginaw MI
  • Julian Morris, CEO, S.W.A.G. (Students with a gift) magazine
  • Mr. Terry Pruitt, President, N.A.A.C.P. Saginaw Branch
  • State Rep. Amos O’Neal, (D-Saginaw)
  • Dr. Angela Guy-Lee, Instructor, Sociology, Delta College
  • Dr. Kimberly Klein, Professor, Political Science, Delta College
  • Dr. Ray Lacina, Professor, English, Delta College
  • Dr. Lisa Lawrason, Professor, Political Science, Delta College
  • Nikita Murry, Ph.D. Director Diversity Education, Central Michigan University
  • Dr. Elsa Olvera Ph.D. Director of Educational Opportunity Center, Delta College

Join the Event 

Individuals can register and access the event online at Eventbrite https://www.event–flint/rising-of-the-phoenix/. The event will be streamed live on YouTube at the start of the program. To connect directly, follow link  You may email any questions for Mr. Madison’s Q & A segment to [email protected] Additional information may be found on The Michigan Banner’s Facebook page, @TheNewMichiganBanner.

January 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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