“Michiganian of the Year”
[“Detroit: Was Delric Miller IV Murdered Over a Seat at a Baby Shower?; Are Genocidal Black Supremacist Malik Zulu Shabazz and the Nation of Islam Murder Cult Angling to Take Over City?”; and
“Marcel Jackson, Co-Founder of Detroit 300, and Owner of X-Men Security, Fronts for the Nation of Islam Murder Cult, is Murdered While Trying to Keep the Peace at Detroit Nightclub; Detroit News “Reporters” Cover Up NOI Connection.”]
By Nicholas Stix
First of all, what the heck is a “Michiganian” (14,300)? I dated a nice Jewish girl from Ann Arbor for four years, during which time I visited “A2” several times, and never heard such a term. The term of art was always “Michiganders.” (222,000)
Is this a black thing?
The support the Detroit News is giving the NOI is an ugly thing to observe. Are things as bad at the daily’s rival, The Detroit Free Press? Inquiring minds want to know.
Co-founder & president, The Detroit 300
Raphael B. Johnson: Activist focuses on bettering Detroit
By Darren A. Nichols
June 21, 2012 at 1:00 a.m.
The Detroit News
Michiganian of the Year: Raphael B. Johnson: For his crime-fighting work.
Raphael B. Johnson's past used to define him. Now it helps to chart his path toward resurrecting life in city neighborhoods.
Johnson is co-founder and president of the Detroit 300, a nonprofit community group organized in 2010 to help catch criminals who commit crimes against elderly residents, women and children. It was born out of the frustration over the brutal rape and beating of a 90-year-old west-side woman.
The Detroit 300 has been credited with using tips from people in the community to help solve numerous high-profile cases.
"It's a new day. Detroit 300 becomes a necessity because time has dictated it and time warrants a group of men like Detroit 300," Johnson says. "Time has dictated that it's drastic now. We can no longer sit around and wait for someone to come and save us. It's not going to happen.
"We're not trying to be the cops; we're not trying to do their job. (But) before there was a police officer, there was community policing. There has to be a strong presence of men."
Keith Bennett, who is Johnson's mentor, called the work imperative.
"(His work) has been necessary for a number of years, but he was the first person that took the mantle and made it happen," says Bennett, program director of the Flip the Script program at Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit. "(Johnson) is misunderstood by a lot of people, not liked by more than a few … (but) he's a changed man."
Johnson's past is no secret. At 18, he was convicted of second-degree murder in the 1992 shooting of Johnny Havard, 40. He served 12 years in prison. Since then, he's been on what he calls "a lifelong journey of atonement and repentance."
After his release in 2005, Johnson earned bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Detroit Mercy. He was hired by Goodwill Industries to help ex-offenders re-enter the work force. In 2008, he was recognized with a Hoodie Award by comedian Steve Harvey as the nation's best community organizer.
Johnson is a regular guest expert on "The Maury Show." And in 2009, Johnson ran for Detroit City Council.
The Detroit 300, which issued identification cards to more than 5,000 volunteers in April, is now receiving calls from other cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Milwaukee to start auxiliary chapters.
Meanwhile, Bennett said there's more work to be done locally.
"It's really imperative that Detroit 300 for now partners with other organizations," Bennett says. "(The Detroit 300) doesn't have the capacity to offset what's out there now. Detroit 300 can put out an eight-story fire, but we have an office tower that's burning."
Johnson wants to be among those who are helping to solve Detroit's problems. "We can all sit back and point fingers at what's wrong. The real question is, 'what are you doing?' I am here for the women, seniors and children at whatever cost."
Raphael B. Johnson
Education: Bachelor’s and master’s degrees, University of Detroit Mercy
Family : Wife, Schannon Love Johnson;
Why honored: For his commitment to fighting crime through the creation of the Detroit 300
[N.S.: I posted at the Detroit News’ Web site,
Raphael B. Johnson is a very dynamic man, no doubt. If I were younger and blacker than I am, I could see myself becoming one of his followers.
But this isn’t about Raphael Johnson. Detroit 300 is an NOI front. So, if you support Detroit 300, you support the murder cult.]