New this week: 'Day Shift' and 'Five Days at Memorial'
This week’s new entertainment releases include music from the union of The Roots’ Black Thought and super-producer Danger Mouse, a PBS “Frontline” investigation into women’s rights in Afghanistan a year after the U_S_ withdrawal and Jamie Foxx playing a vampire hunter in “Day Shift.”.
Oxford school board declines attorney general’s second offer to investigate deadly high school shooting
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel made a second offer to the board of education at Oxford Community Schools to perform an independent investigation of the Oxford High School shooting. The board declined her offer.
‘It’s been an emotional rollercoaster’: Detroit family upset over memorial bench delay
Sharon Hopsin has been getting the run around for nearly a year when it comes down to a memorial bench she purchased in June of 2021 for her late mother, Pandora Hopsin. She says the whole ordeal has been an emotional rollercoaster.
Nick Monacelli visited the 9/11 Memorial on 9/11 -- and found mixed emotions
I can’t believe it’s been 20 years -- 20 years since terrorists changed America forever. I remember vividly where I was: trigonometry class at Stevenson High School with Mr. Ersig. None of us could really understand what we were watching on TV.
VIDEO: Honoring lives lost during the COVID-19 pandemic
More than 15,000 Michigan residents have died from coronavirus since the pandemic began one year ago. Michigan has reported more than 2.7 million doses of the COVID-19 administered, as of Wednesday. According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 29 million cases have been reported in the U.S., with more than 529,300 deaths reported from the virus. More than 66 million have recovered, according to Johns Hopkins University. The video above is a tribute to those who lost their lives during the COVID pandemic.
Did you lose a loved one to COVID-19? Share their story and spirit with us
It almost seems impossible, but we’ve been living with COVID-19 in our lives for almost a year, and tragically, some of us have lost grandparents, parents, siblings and friends due to this unforgiving virus. As the United States is approaching 500,000 deaths since early 2020, it seems that many of us have experienced a COVID-related loss. So, in honor of your loved one’s memory, we’re asking that you share a photo of them and tell us their story. We’ve all dealt with grief in our lives, but losing a loved one to the COVID-19 pandemic is especially hard, since we all can’t celebrate their lives like we normally would. Hopefully sharing your loved ones with others virtually can bring you the tiniest bit of comfort in these uncertain times.
Live stream: National memorial, lighting ceremony to honor COVID victims
Flags are placed on the National Mall, looking towards the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial, ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON – President-elect Joe Biden is planning a lighting ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool to honor those killed by the coronavirus the day before he is sworn into office on Jan. 20. The Presidential Inaugural Committee will hold the event the evening of Jan. 19, calling it the “first-ever lighting around the Reflecting Pool to memorialize American lives lost.” It is also inviting communities around the country to join Washington in lighting up buildings and ringing church bells at 5:30 p.m. in “a national moment of unity and remembrance.”Watch live at 5:30 p.m.:"In the midst of a pandemic — when so many Americans are grieving the loss of family, friends, and neighbors — it is important that we honor those who have died, reflect on what has been one of the more challenging periods in the nation’s history, and renew our commitment to coming together to end the pandemic and rebuild our nation,” inauguration committee spokesman Pili Tobar said in a statement. Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris plan to take their oaths of office outside the U.S. Capitol building, part of inauguration events that aim to capture the traditional grandeur of the historic ceremony while complying with COVID-19 protocols.
Public viewing for Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon to be held Monday
DETROIT – Beloved Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon will be laid to rest this week. Napoleon died from complications related to COVID-19 Dec. 17. A public viewing will be held Monday at the Swanson Funeral Home on East Grand Boulevard in Detroit from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.Services will be held Tuesday at the Greater Grace Temple on Seven Mile Road from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The family will have its own private service. A live stream of the event will be available on the Swanson Funeral Home site.
Memorial held for 6-year-old boy killed in grizzly triple-homicide in Warren
DETROIT – Tai’raz Moore and his father’s girlfriend, Isis Rimson, were killed execution-style in the basement of a Warren house Oct. 1. Tai’raz’s family said the 6-year-old had a magnetic personality. It was Tai’raz’s aunt who sought to bring the happiness to this affair as she believed Tai’raz himself would have. Community activist Malik Shabazz of the New Marcus Garvey Movement decried the violence that took Tai’raz’s life. We have to love our way out of the abnormal becoming normal, out of the unthinkable becoming doable," Shabazz told the crowd.
Family holds memorial for 6-year-old boy killed in Warren execution-style murder
Family holds memorial for 6-year-old boy killed in Warren execution-style murderPublished: October 17, 2020, 6:12 pmFamily and friends gathered to honor and remember a 6-year-old boy who was killed in an execution-style murder alongside his father's girlfriend in Warren.
LIVE STREAM: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in repose at Supreme Court
A memorial to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg includes a photograph of the late Justice, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, outside the Harvard Law School library at Langdell Hall, on the campus of Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)WASHINGTON – Watch live coverage as the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is set to lie in repose at the Supreme Court following a brief memorial inside the court’s Great Hall. Following past practice at the tradition-laden court, Ginsburg's casket is expected to arrive just before 9:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday, the court said. Supreme Court police will carry it up the court steps, which will be lined by former Ginsburg law clerks serving as honorary pallbearers. On Friday, Ginsburg will lie in state at the Capitol, the first woman to do so and only the second Supreme Court justice after William Howard Taft.
Detroit fire boat named in honor of fallen firefighter Sivad Johnson
DETROIT – A new Detroit fire boat was named on Friday in honor of fallen Detroit firefighter Sivad Johnson. Johnson died on Aug. 21 after going into the Detroit River, near Belle Isle, to save young children from drowning in the river. READ: Memorial service honors Detroit Fire Department sergeant who drowned while rescuing childrenLocal 4 spoke with Johnson’s brother, Jamal Johnson, and father, Bill Johnson, who were also Detroit firefighters. The two are now helping raise Sivad Johnson’s two daughters. Detroit firefighters are selling t-shirts to help the Johnson’s raise money to support the family.
They had 'dreams and plans': Detroit honors COVID-19 victims
DETROIT – The city turned an island park into an extraordinary memorial garden Monday as cars packed with grieving families slowly traveled past hundreds of photos of Detroit residents who died from COVID-19. Mayor Mike Duggan declared a Detroit Memorial Day to honor the 1,500-plus city victims of the pandemic. Gretchen Whitmer said at Belle Isle. Cher Coner’s mother, Joyce, had died of sepsis, not COVID-19, but she couldn’t have a traditional funeral because of virus restrictions. He took it and ran with it,” said Coner, whose mother’s photo is on Belle Isle.
LIVE STREAM: Detroit Memorial Day service for victims of COVID-19
DETROIT – Monday, Aug. 31, 2020 is “Detroit Memorial Day.”This day is to honor the more than 1,500 people who have died from COVID-19 this year in the city of Detroit. A procession of vehicles has been making its way around Belle Isle. About 900 printed photos of victims were lining the road on the island. Watch the city’s daylong service live here with coverage from WRCJ:
Detroit holds memorial day for COVID-19 victims
DETROIT – The city of Detroit is holding a memorial day on Monday to honor more than 1,500 residents who died from COVID-19. On Monday, “Detroit Memorial Day,” families are driving their cars in 15 consecutive funeral processions past nearly 900 billboard-sized photos of loved ones staked around Belle Isle. The photos represent a majority of the 1,500 Detroiters lost to the virus between through early August. Portraits of COVID-19 victims line the street Aug. 31, 2020 on Belle Isle in Detroit. (WDIV)Duggan spoke at 8:15 a.m. at the foot of the bridge to Belle Isle.
Detroit fire sergeant who died rescuing girls from drowning honored Monday
DETROIT A celebration of life service will be held Monday for Detroit Fire Sergeant Sivad Johnson in front of Detroit Public Safety Headquarters. At the same time, the Detroit Fire Department shall place all apparatus on ramps with lights on in honor of Johnson. Johnson was a 26-year veteran of the Detroit Fire Departments Fire Engine 59 and a recipient of the 2017 Medal of Valor. Johnson died after rescuing young girls from drowning in the Detroit River at Belle Isle. Due to the pandemic, the celebration at Detroit Public Safety Headquarters will be invitation only, but the service will be live streamed.
Detroit to honor those who lost their lives to COVID-19 with memorial on Belle Isle
DETROIT As of Monday, officials in Michigan have reported a total of 78,507 coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and 6,154 deathsThere are plans for a memorial to be set up on Belle Isle to honor those who have lost their lives to COVID-19. Enlarged four by four photos will be spread out across the island, but time is running out to submit your loved ones photo. July 27, 2020 -- Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 78,507; Death toll now at 6,154The memorial will be in place on Aug. 31 through Memorial Day. Detroits Director of Arts and Culture, Rochelle Riley, said each photo will be as meaningful and sacred as a headstone. Biba Adams lost their mother to COVID-19, I think its very appropriate and a beautiful and special way to honor so many Detroiters who were lost to this virus.READ: Michigan teens card campaign for COVID-19 patients grows nationallyHer mother died in April.
Rahm's wild day ends with Memorial win and No. 1 ranking
Jon Rahm, of Spain, celebrates after the 18th hole to win the Memorial golf tournament, Sunday, July 19, 2020, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)DUBLIN, Ohio Jon Rahm won the Memorial to join Seve Ballesteros as the only Spaniards to reach No. Replay of Rahm's chip appeared to show the ball moved ever so slightly when he placed his lob wedge behind it. The chip was similar but from a different angle to Tiger Woods chipping in from behind the 16th green when he won the Memorial for the fifth time in 2012. Norlander and Hughes tied at 3-under 285, but the spot went to Hughes because he had the better world ranking.
Finau, Palmer share early lead at Memorial as Tiger hangs on
Tony Finau hits from the second tee during the second round of the Memorial golf tournament, Friday, July 17, 2020, in Dublin, Ohio. That kind of score isn't happening at Muirfield Village, where the greens are getting faster by the hour. The way Muirfield Village is playing, both are impressive. Woods, a five-time winner at Muirfield Village, has never missed the cut in 17 previous times at the Memorial. But I battled back well.Palmer played the Workday Charity Open last week at Muirfield Village and missed the cut.
Detroit to hold Aug. 31 memorial day for COVID-19 victims
DETROIT – The city of Detroit announced a memorial day to honor more than 1,400 residents who died from COVID-19 and invited families to share photos that will be enlarged and displayed at Belle Isle State Park. The photos will be staked along the route of a memorial drive scheduled for Aug. 31, said Rochelle Riley, the city's director of arts and culture. “This is a very special thing for those of us who have lost people,” Riley said Wednesday. An Aug. 31 fireworks show to honor first responders, hospital workers and others on the front line of the coronavirus fight was announced weeks ago. Detroit residents so far make up roughly 25% of Michigan's 6,000 COVID-19 deaths.
Shane Lowry playing golf this week, but not where he thought
It will go to Royal St. Georges next summer. Its just very strange times for us at the minute, isnt it?Lowry said he has never seen the lunar landscape of Royal St. Georges. Id love if we were playing in front of 40,000 or 50,000 people this week in St. Georges, he said. For the week of the U.S. Open, golf was in its second week of returning from the pandemic, at Harbour Town. So everything that I miss or that I wont get to do this week, Im sure Ill get to do next year.
Tiger Woods to return next week at Muirfield Village
DUBLIN, Ohio The PGA Tour returned five weeks ago with some of its strongest fields. He chose not to go to Mexico City for a World Golf Championship, then skipped three straight tournaments in Florida before golf was halted because of the COVID-19 pandemic. That will give him at least one start, and possibly two if he plays a World Golf Championship in Tennessee, before heading into the first major of a reconfigured year. The PGA Championship is Aug. 6-9 at Harding Park in San Francisco, where Woods won a World Golf Championship in 2005. Woods has played only three times this season on the PGA Tour, starting with his record-tying 82nd victory at the Zozo Championship in Japan.
Tribute held for Monroe County Animal Control officer who died after multiple-car crash
MONROE, Mich. A tribute for a fallen Monroe County Animal Control Officer was held on Thursday. Darrian Young, 24, was working the morning of June 4 when a drunk driver ran a red light and smashed her vehicle. Officer Young was an enthusiastic, energetic, animal lover who had a particular passion for horses, the Monroe County Sheriffs Office said in a statement. Downriver Jeep clubs decided there was a way to honor Young and support her family. Money raised from the convoy will go toward a memorial fund to benefit the animal control.
Chairman of Israel's Yad Vashem to step down after 27 years
JERUSALEM The chairman of Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum and Memorial said Sunday he will be stepping down after 27 years. Shalev guided a period of dramatic transformation at one of the world's foremost Holocaust remembrance institutions. He also oversaw the creation of an international school for Holocaust studies and an institute for Holocaust research. Yad Vashem is an almost sacred institution in Israel, where students, soldiers and company outings tour regularly and where the country holds its annual Holocaust remembrance day ceremony. In 2015, Yad Vashem challenged the accuracy of a claim by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggesting that a World War II-era Palestinian leader persuaded the Nazis to adopt their Final Solution to exterminate 6 million Jews.
Detroit man uses own home to honor Black victims of violence
DETROIT A front yard on Detroits west side is filled with 42 Black faces placed on crosses. Behind them is the message Black Lives Matter.Its really a powerful image. Each picture is someone who died during the Black Lives Matter or Civil Rights Movement. People have come by in cars, and walking by, and stopped to pay respect, pay tribute and honor their lives Thorne said. I am just so overwhelmed and Im just so glad that Im smiling and Ill probably be smiling all day.
Franklin Football honors former coach Armand Vigna who died from COVID-19
LIVONIA, Mich. – The Livonia community is mourning the loss of a former Franklin High School football coach and his wife. Armand Vigna, 84, died Tuesday of coronavirus (COVID-19) -- and just 12 hours later his wife of 61 years, Ruth Vigna, died. Friday night almost felt like a game night -- but the people there were mostly former players and coaches. The school honored Vigna with the marquee lights, field lights and lit the scoreboard up with the final score from the 1975 championship game. One final Friday night lights for the former coach and his wife.
The Latest: Kobe Bryant service ends with Oscar-winning film
___12:15 p.m.Tears streaming down his face, NBA legend Michael Jordan said at a public memorial that he thought of Kobe Bryant as a little brother. ___11:10 a.m.Vanessa Bryant has given mourners at a public memorial for Kobe Bryant and their daughter Gianna an intimate portrait of her husband. ___10:55 a.m.A host of NBA greats past and present are mourning at the public memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. The public memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna has begun at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The lawsuit was filed as a public memorial service for Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and all the victims was being held at the arena where Bryant played most of his career.