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The Detroit Association of Black Organizations announces plans for its new building, bringing more educational opportunities to Detroiters
The Detroit Association of Black Organizations (DABO) has opened its doors to the Dr. LaVonne M. Sheffield Bridge Center Library. At a press conference Friday, they cut the ribbon to the new building and announced two new partnerships bringing more educational opportunities to Detroiters.
MEDIA ALERT- PRESS CONFERENCE July 29, 2021 Who: *Rev. Horace Sheffield, Executive Director, The Detroit Association of Black Organizations *Robert Ayar, Owner, Grand Price Supermarket *Amor Shanee, Owner, Amor Natural Way (About 2 weeks ago her salon was burglarized and vandalized) *Senator Sylvia Santana, State of Michigan Keith Jackson, Owner, Deep Drama Designs *Carl Williams, […]
Detroit– The Detroit Association of Black Organizations is sponsoring a Drive-In Gala event to screen the exclusive world premiere of “Ailey.” Alvin Ailey was a critically exclaimed African-American dancer, choreographer, and activist who founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in New York in 1958. Hosted by Tony Award Winner Savion Glover, the evening includes […]
DABO, Quest Diagnostics, Choose Healthy Life, Wayne Health, and WSU join forces to offer free COVID-19 antibody testing DETROIT – The Detroit Association of Black Organizations (DABO) is working with Quest Diagnostics, Choose Healthy Life, Wayne Health and Wayne State University to launch a campaign that not only helps Detroiters get tested for COVID antibodies, […]
DETROIT– The Detroit Association of Black Organizations (DABO) has partnered with Quest Diagnostics, Choose Healthy Life, Wayne State University, Wayne Health, and other community supporters to launch a campaign that shows the impact of COVID-19 on the community. Media interested in covering this event must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 313-363-6431 by Monday, June 21 at 9am. […]
DETROIT– The Detroit Association of Black Organizations (DABO) honors Juneteenth with a full day celebration. Activities include free food, music, games, children’s activities, live performance, spades tournament, and much more. All activities are free and open to the public as space permits. Media interested in covering this event must RSVP to email@example.com or 313-363-6431. Who: The Detroit […]
Organizations pull together to tackle COVID-19 testing and vaccinations DETROIT – Today Mayor Mike Duggan showed his support for COVID-19 vaccinations in Detroit’s most underserved communities by visiting the Detroit Association of Black Organization’s (DABO) COVID-19 vaccination site at the Sheffield Center. As part of the Choose Healthy Life initiative, DABO has partnered with the […]
Today, at a free COVID-19 testing event hosted by Choose Healthy Life, Rev. Horace Sheffield III and a group of Detroit’s most respected Black clergy leaders began a new wave of COVID-19 testing, education, and prevention efforts that will benefit Detroit’s Black community. The Choose Healthy Life Action Plan will fight the health disparities faced by Black Detroiters with funding and support for services including COVID-19 testing and vaccine education.
Free wi-fi is here! DABO, in partnership with Comcast, is now operating a wi-fi connected “Lift Zone” to help community members attend virtual classes, work remotely, look for jobs, and build digital skills. With so many schools and workplaces still only operating online due to the pandemic, Internet access is an absolute necessity. But not […]
DABO awarded federal grant to expand free HIV testing, prevention, counseling at neighborhood clinic in Detroit
On World AIDS Day, Rev. Horace Sheffield III urges Detroiters to take advantage of new services coming in January
We invite you to participate in a survey conducted by Case Western Reserve University. The goal of the study is to learn more about the impact of COVID-19 and recent events in the United States on racial and ethnic minority individuals. Some topics include experiences of discrimination and racism, changes in behaviors, changes in access […]
Martin Luther King III, Sen. Nina Turner, and others to join Detroit Black leaders for voter mobilization panel on the Power of Voting
MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: Virtual panel to discuss the importance of voting in the 2020 election and the need for Detroiters to exercise their power at the ballot box. Recently retrieved archival recordings of Rev. Horace Sheffield, Jr. interviewing Black citizens in Selma trying to register to vote in 1965 will be released and the panel will […]
Legacy of Rep. John Lewis includes organizing 1963 March on Washington
DETROIT — In honor of the legacy of Congressman John Lewis and the 55th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act, the Detroit Association of Black Organizations (DABO) is seeking support to offer a virtual screening experience for the film, “John Lewis: Good Trouble.” Funds raised will provide metro Detroiters with a complimentary […]
WHO: The Detroit Association of Black Organizations Inc. (DABO), Central City Integrated Health (CCIH), Authority Health, Premier Quality Health Center, Helix Diagnostics, and Platform Healthcare Solutions WHAT: Free COVID-19 Testing WHEN: Saturday, June 13, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Perfecting Church, 7616 E. Nevada, Detroit, MI 48234 DABO, in partnership with CCIH […]
Free testing will be offered by appointment on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
From the Detroit Justice Center to the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network
WHO: The Detroit Association of Black Organizations Inc. (DABO), Renaissance Chapter of Links Incorporated, Disability Network CLASS Agency, Neighborhood Service Organization and NAMI Detroit. WHAT: Feeding First Responders WHEN: Friday, May 22nd, 2020 at 12 Noon and 6 p.m. WHERE: 2nd Precinct, Detroit Police Department, 13530 Lesure. DABO is showing its gratitude to first responders […]
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan highlighted the Detroit Association of Black Organizations’ (DABO) efforts to provide free COVID-19 testing to stymie the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus that has adversely affected Detroiters. Mayor Duggan lauded DABO’s testing efforts at his press briefing on Friday afternoon. “Rev. Sheffield and DABO have started their own testing program […]
Community organizations rally to provide COVID-19 testing to underserved Detroit neighborhoods The Detroit Association of Black Organizations (DABO) is offering more dates and locations for free testing of COVID-19 in its ongoing battle to thwart the spread of the highly contagious and deadly coronavirus. The free testing effort is part of a community coalition that […]
Detroit locations to provide free COVID-19 testing on weekends
Detroit coronavirus cases climb to 9,676
Stephen talks with the Rev. Horace Sheffield III, the head of DABO (Detroit Association of Black Organizations), about his personal battle with COVID-19 and the impact of the virus on Detroiters.
DETROIT— Detroit’s recovery community welcomes FAN as an ally in battling the opioid epidemic and to help with strengthening the network of recovery families within the inner-city. In 2018-19, Detroit lead all Michigan cities in the number of drug-related overdose deaths with 2,500. FAN-Detroit was born out of a collaboration between local faith-based leaders, the […]
DETROIT—WDIV TV-4 morning anchor Evrod Cassimy is performing along with Def Jam and local comedian Shanie D in a fundraising concert and comedy show on Friday, February 28th at 7 p.m. to benefit The McKenzie Noble Community Collaborative Drug-Free Coalition’s (MNCC-DFC) Youth Development and Engagement Program. The youth group plans to go to the U.S. […]
Rev. Horace Sheffield Salutes the Historical Selection of Rory Gamble, 1st African American UAW President
(Detroit, MI) – In the wake of the decision of the UAW International Board to select UAW Vice President to become its new president the Rev. Horace L. Sheffield, III, releases the following statement:“In October 1959, at the UAW Constitutional Convention, held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, my father rose to nominate Willoughby Abner for the Vice Presidency […]
DETROIT— Thursday at 4 p.m., The Detroit Association of Black Organizations, along with several other organizations, are protesting the devastating financial impact the Livernois construction project is having on businesses in the Avenue Fashion Shopping District. This action is calling on the city of Detroit to provide grant funding to help businesses in the Seven […]
Detroit community leaders and business owners to hold press conference on Livernois construction project
DETROIT— Thursday at 10:00 a.m., The Detroit Association of Black Organizations will hold a press conference to discuss the impact of the Livernois construction project on local businesses and announce next steps. Media interested in covering this event must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday at 8 a.m. WHO Horace Sheffield, III,CEO,Detroit Association of Black Organizations […]
Organizations turn to community to spread the word on opioid abuse and resources Detroit – Today The Detroit Association of Black Organizations (DABO) announced an opioid awareness grant of up to $1,000. The grant is in response to the increase in opioid abuse in Metro Detroit. “With all the health challenges and disparities that poor […]
DETROIT– With the help of partner organizations and sponsors, The Detroit Association of Black Organizations will host a Christmas giveaway, Make Christmas Merry, at 10 a.m. on December 24. They are prepared to serve 500 deserving families with free toys, board games, t-shirts and much more. Media interested in covering this event must RSVP to Teshayla@Coates-Communications.com […]
Community gathers to pay tribute to the late activist Horace L. Sheffield, Jr. Detroit – In 1993 the Horace L. Sheffield, Jr. Center was donated by Comerica to the Detroit Association of Black Organizations. July 1 marked the official 25th anniversary. In celebration of the Sheffield Center’s 25th birthday, DABO will host a free community […]
DABO’s Project Rainbow, DPSCD’s Faith Based Council, and Actress Erika Alexander to Educate Community on Suicide Prevention Detroit – Project Rainbow, an initiative of The Detroit Association of Black Organizations (DABO), announced today the celebrity keynote speaker for the Stop Suicide forum, an event to raise suicide awareness. DABO and the Detroit Public Schools Community […]
The Detroit Association of Black Organizations and actress collaborate to reduce the suicide rate among Detroit youth
DABO Hosts Suicide Prevention Event Ft. Actress Erika Alexander Detroit – The Detroit Association of Black Organizations’ Project Rainbow hosted a suicide prevention event on Friday, March 24 at Noble Elementary-Middle School. Award winning actress, Erika Alexander, best known for her role as Max on “Living Single” and Detective Latoya in the new movie “Get […]