Macomb Community College students Nazma Begum and Kamona Begum, who are sisters from Hamtramck; Jamara Begum, a friend from Hamtramck; and Rashida Hoque, of Detroit, make dog toys Jan. 15 at the college’s South Campus in Warren.

Macomb Community College students Nazma Begum and Kamona Begum, who are sisters from Hamtramck; Jamara Begum, a friend from Hamtramck; and Rashida Hoque, of Detroit, make dog toys Jan. 15 at the college’s South Campus in Warren.

Photo by Deb Jacques


Martin Luther King Jr. Day observed

By: Maria Allard | C&G Newspapers | Published January 18, 2018

 Shannon McIntosh, with daughters Rachel, 10, and Natalie, 6, of Sterling Heights, assembled Capes for Kids for Enchanted Makeovers.

Shannon McIntosh, with daughters Rachel, 10, and Natalie, 6, of Sterling Heights, assembled Capes for Kids for Enchanted Makeovers.

Photo by Deb Jacques

GROSSE POINTE FARMS/WARREN — In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 15, events were held at two local schools.

The Grosse Pointe-Harper Woods Branch of the NAACP invited residents to Grosse Pointe South High School in Grosse Pointe Farms to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of Dr. King’s visit to the school in 1968. 

The civil rights leader presented a speech known as “The Other America” at the school March 14, 1968. On Monday, the Grosse Pointe-Harper Woods Branch of the NAACP played an audio tape of that speech. About 200 people attended the event. A larger event is planned this March to celebrate the date of King’s visit. 

Also on Monday, Macomb Community College students, staff and their families gathered at South Campus in Warren to volunteer their time with various nonprofit organizations. Prior to that, there was a presentation regarding King, including speeches from college President James O. Sawyer IV and a presentation from student Ryane Brown, 18, of Harper Woods, the winner of MCC’s MLK Day essay contest.