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Detroit to Africa: Dr. Tierra Bills builds a road to success

For Dr. Tierra Bills, Ph.D., education was an integral part of growing up; her grandparents and family made certain of it. “I think that in my family education has always been valued and held in very high regard,” says the Florida A&M graduate. Bills’ mother was a teacher at her K-12 school, Aisha Shule/W.E.B. Dubois Preparatory Academy. “My mom basically taught me all of my life — at home and all through s ...

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Vaudeville re-booted

On Sept. 26, Detroit-based physical theatre company, The Hinterlands, will begin performing their new play, “The Circuit,” described as “an ecstatic variety show for the outcasts of the Internet age.” A “high-octane-seize-no-prisoner” take on vaudeville, every aspect of the show — the book, the music, and the performance space itself — has been carefully crafted by the company for maximum effect. Since 2009 ...

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PRIMARY DRAGS ON

The fight over the Detroit Aug. 6 primary continues. On Aug. 29, candidate for city clerk D. Etta Wilcoxon filed a lawsuit claiming the Board of State Canvassers had neither the legal authority to handle ballots from the Aug. 6 Detroit primary nor the right to recount them. “The state said that it wanted to enfranchise Detroiters. That is not the way to enfranchise Detroiters,” Wilcoxon told the Michigan Ci ...

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