“I like Ike” was the campaign slogan of Dwight D. Eisenhower (nicknamed Ike) and, judging by this downtown crowd on Woodward Avenue in front of Hudson’s, many Detroiters concurred, as the Republican presidential candidate waves with both hands to the masses.
Banking mogul Don Davis marches to his own beat. Chairman of First Independence Bank, Michigan’s only African-American owned and operated commercial bank, Davis first made his mark in the music industry in the 1960s and ’70s at Motown, then as an independent music producer and, later, as a Stax records executive.
Medical-center merchandise has evolved well beyond stuffed animals, chocolates, flowers, and vending-machine snacks. As a recent tour of area medical emporiums found, patients, visitors, and staff can browse boutiques and come away with, say, an aromatherapy diffuser or a stylish purse.
The days when an American traveler could stride the globe speaking nothing but English have been over for some time, and an even more different era is dawning for younger Americans — when they may need a second language to fully live life in their own country.
The classic image of an activist is a strident, in-your-face advocate. But gentle persuasion often works more effectively in winning people over to a cause, a fact that Alicia Skillman, the new executive director of the Triangle Foundation, a Detroit-based civil-rights advocacy group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, knows well.