Detroit Book City brings diversity to the reading community

Rachel Moulden for Digital First Media Husband and wife Reginald and Janeice Haynes recognized a need in their community and did something about it. Late last year, the couple opened Detroit Book City in Southfield, an independent bookstore that amplifies diverse voices by local and independent authors in the Metro Detroit area and beyond.  …

Rochester Hills mom walks for awareness about hydrocephalus

Rachel Moulden for Digital First Media Rochester resident Amy Gerlich loves being a mom to her three boys, and one of them has a condition that turned her into an advocate. Gerlich spends her days working and raising awareness about the condition, hyodrocephalus. When she was 22 weeks pregnant with her youngest son, Axel, he…

OU lecturer writes of women’s enslavement in “The Beekeeper”

For Oakland University special lecturer Dunya Mikhail, writing is not a hobby but a way of life. Mikhail’s latest book, “The Beekeeper: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq,” tells the harrowing stories of several women who managed to escape the clutches of Daesh (Islamic State of Iraq).