Nancy Costello, the director of Michigan State University’s First Amendment Law Clinic, reached out to CT Visionary in December 2015 to give current MSU law students the opportunity to teach First Amendment workshops at Cass Tech.
Since the terrorist attacks in Paris, racial and religious tension has been high all over the world. “They have no right to call themselves Muslims because true Muslims would never harm other people”, said Cass Tech senior Maisha Rahman in reference to the Paris attackers that identify as Muslim. Rahman took a different approach to have her voice heard on social media concerning the topic.
Deidre Smith, 32, also known as D.S.Sense, is an up-and-coming recording artist from Detroit who dedicates her time to inspire the youth and represent her city in the most positive way. Smith is one of the artists on a new mixtape called “World Hip Hop Woman.” Smith recognized her passion for music at a young age listening to the beat of “Sesame Street.” “I think I’ve been molded by experience.
In early 2015, when heavily recruited running back Michael Weber found himself in the middle of a major decision -- whether to attend college and play football at the University of Michigan or the Ohio State University, he remembered words of wisdom Cass Tech football head coach Thomas Wilcher passed on to him. “Coach Wilcher is just a caring guy that wants to see his players win at life,” said Weber, who selected the Buckeyes.
Message from the president of the CT Chapter of the NAACP, Britney Waugh: Cass Tech is organizing its own chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to uplift, encourage, educate and bring awareness to the plight of multicultural adults growing up in today’s society. Meetings are held the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, in room 616 (8th hour). New memberships are open at every meeting. The CT sponsor are Pamela Smith-Moy and Kamillia Landrum from the Detroit NAACP branch. The chapter’s goal for the first year are: >> Our first event is a police brutality forum called “Officers Speak Out” where students will be able to interact with officers asking about topics related to police brutality hearing their thoughts from an officer’s point of view. >> Voters registration drive to encourage 18 year olds to vote in next year’s presidential election