On social media, memories pop up from a pandemic still going
When the pandemic passed the one-year mark, Lisa Phillips wasn't exactly eager to walk down memory lane. As we navigate these weeks that are unspooling a year after March, April and May 2020, memories from earlier in the COVID-19 crisis are popping up in people's social media feeds when throwbacks, reposts and commemorations crack open the digital time capsule of the pandemic before it's even over. “If you’re not ready to relive the anniversary and beginning of this ongoing pandemic, you’re not alone,” she tweeted.news.yahoo.com
Cass Tech, Gucci partner to change cultural expectations
DETROIT – A mega-designer brand is getting some much-needed schooling from Detroit high school students. After a slip-up caused a storm of bad publicity, Gucci partnered with Cass Technical High School for a long-lasting relationship that will change cultural perceptions. In the spring of 2019, the luxury brand Gucci released a sweater that received backlash over its use of blackface. During this time, Gucci looked at Cass Tech in Detroit. AdIt turned into an opportunity for both Gucci and Cass Tech as meetings with students and collaborations have continued through the pandemic.
‘You are somebody’: Cass Tech Principal Lisa Phillips works to empower students
DETROIT – Lisa Phillips is the principal of Cass Technical High School in Detroit. I’m just Lisa Phillips. READ: 8 powerful quotes for Black History MonthWhen Phillips was a little girl her mother moved them from Kentucky to Detroit to become a nurse. Whenever I do something for Black history, I bring in the pros,” Phillips said. AdREAD: More Black History Month coverageBelow is a video with Lisa Phillips celebrating Black History Month from 2019.
The Triangle Society: How Detroit Cass Tech alums help students overcome challenges
DETROIT – If you’ve lived in Detroit long enough, chances are you’ve met someone who goes to or graduated from Cass Tech High School. Tucked away on a triangle piece of land is one of the most well-known high schools in all of Detroit. Big names like Shaun Robinson, Loni Love and Big Sean are just a few of the stars who are proud Cass Tech Alumni. “By supporting and encouraging and doing all the things necessary for students to matriculate here at Cass Tech,” said Monique Bryant. Terri and Monique are Cass Tech alumni, class of 1986.