Detroit History

What Detroit Fire Taught Me About Leadership

For decades, it’s been argued whether great leaders are born or if leadership skills can be developed. My experience within the Detroit Fire Department taught me that both can be true.


In honor of those Freedom Fighters that have come before us; James Baldwin, Bayard Rustin, Fannie Lou Hammer, Gordon Parks, Norman Lewis, Nina Simone - we continue their work to realize the dream of freedom for all.

Detroit Aviation History: How Time Flies

In the 1930s there used to be a huge arrow sign atop Detroit’s Penobscot Building pointing to “Ford Field” in Dearborn. The air piloting aid directed early aircraft to aviation’s first modern airport, equipped with two grass runways, equipped with floodlights for night landings.