Rochelle Riley, Detroit Free Press

Rochelle Riley

Detroit Free Press

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Past articles by Rochelle:

Children in Crisis: What we’re doing, not doing and should be doing

For traumatized Michigan children who have not been given what they need to heal, and to lean, former Free Press columnist calls for solutions. → Read More

Flint boy was suspended, sent home from school 50+ times. His mom blames water crisis.

A Flint mother says that poisoned water caused severe issues for her young son, resulting in problems at school and learning delays. → Read More

Traumatized kids are not a rarity in Michigan classrooms

Former Free Press Columnist Rochelle Riley has studied how trauma impacts how children learn. Children In Crisis explores the problem and solutions. → Read More

Michigan's teachers, counselors experiencing trauma 'on a regular basis'

A Michigan teacher becomes part of a team of people that helps a traumatized boy. Along the way she must rely on her training and strength. → Read More

Judge Damon Keith created a Justice League of warriors

Damon Keith was on a lifelong quest for justice, not for himself, but for everyone. He also created a Justice League of warriors to continue the fight. → Read More

Cobo Center to get new name after years of controversy: What we know

Michigan's largest bank wins naming rights to Cobo Convention Center for $1.5 million. → Read More

Death cannot steal John Dingell's legacy

John Dingell may have yielded his body to the earth and his soul to the heavens, but his legacy is America’s to protect. And we must. → Read More

Riley: A farewell is coming, but not yet

We must take time to prepare for farewells, do them properly, Rochelle Riley writes → Read More

Riley: Rashida Tlaib represents more than single remark

Donald Trump has turned the political landscape into a seventh-grade playground. The goal for everyone else? To not stoop to his level. → Read More

Amid community turmoil, Charles H. Wright Museum names new CEO

Four months after its last CEO was forced to retire, the Charles H. Wright Museum named a new chief executive officer, the museum announced Wednesday → Read More

3 black teens pushed each other to become doctors. Now they're helping others do the same.

Three troubled African-American boys met in college and made sure all reached their dream. Now they're giving scholarships to black future doctors. → Read More

Don't make a list of resolutions; resolve to be better

How can I write about politics or our overwhelming national racial discord without writing about the hate that oozes from it? Easy: I’ll write about hope. → Read More

Trio’s boyz-to-men journey leads to successful careers as doctors

Three black men, each from different set of dire circumstances, met in college and fulfilled dream to become doctors; now they want others to do same → Read More

Michelle Obama stuns Wayne State Uni. students at the Motown Museum

Former First Lady Michelle Obama tells students that people will question their worth their whole lives. But it is their choice whether to pay attention to naysayers. → Read More

Riley: Banning 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' is not protecting women

People complaining about the lyrics to "Baby, It's Cold Outside" obviously haven't listened to popular radio music in the past decade — or past week. → Read More

Riley: In these tumultuous times, we must thank our military more

We honor them on Veteran’s Day, but during these tumultuous times, do we not owe our military members and veterans more? We should do more. → Read More

#MeToo founder Tarana Burke blasts the movement for ignoring poor women

'The #MeToo movement has forgotten us,' Tarana Burke said of black, Hispanic and Native American women. 'Stop giving your power away to white folks.' → Read More

#MeToo founder Tarana Burke blasts the movement for ignoring poor women

'The #MeToo movement has forgotten us,' Tarana Burke said of black, Hispanic and Native-American women. 'Stop giving your power away to white folks.' → Read More

Sentence in shooting case represents watershed moment for a community

'I don’t feel like he’s remorseful, Brennan Walker's mother told the judge, who then sentenced Jeffrey Zeigler to 4 to 10 years in prison. → Read More

Riley: On Tuesday, vote for or against hate

With high projections for Michigan voter turnout in 2018 midterms, this is a referendum on President Donald Trump → Read More