Author Archives: Amy Robinson

About Amy Robinson

I enjoy being an observer and reporter of issues related to education, the environment, the economy, (sometimes) politics and (always) human behavior, and I believe that nobody does news better than NPR.

Midland county diaper alliance takes shipment of 153,000 diapers for area babies

diapersMother Nature made a bit of a nuisance of herself again last night, dumping snow during the evening commute and causing school cancellations and delays today. One unexpected delay was in a shipment of diapers bound for Midland. More than 150- thousand diapers are heading for distribution to low-income families in Midland, Bay and Saginaw counties. Continue reading

“In Controversey They Stood”: MLK essay

Martin-Luther-King-Jr-9365086-2-402It’s been 85-years since the birth of Martin Luther King Jr.and more than 50-years since his “I have a dream” speech moved a nation.

In the 1960’s his civil rights messages were heard over radios and black and white tv sets.

Today, messages of all sorts are spread with the click of a mouse through social media.

The question of how social media impacts civil rights occurred to CMU Senior Shelbie Moore. She wrote an essay about MLK and social media for a University project.

Today, on this MLK day, she shares her thoughts.