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Did you know Royal Oak Township, Michigan is a historically black community?  The community was established as early as 1837, with Africans settling in the area and 

Featured Editorial

Protest, Uprisings, and Race War

By Tim Wise, Author

 

The Moralizing Has Begun. Those who have rarely been the target of organized police gangsterism are once again lecturing those who have about how best to respond to it.

 

Be peaceful, they implore, as protesters rise up in Minneapolis and across the country in response to the killing of George Floyd. This, coming from the same people who melted down when Colin Kaepernick took a knee — a decidedly peaceful type of protest. Because apparently, when white folks say, “protest peacefully,” we mean “stop protesting.”

 

Everything is fine, nothing to see here. 

It is telling that much of white America sees fit to lecture black people about the evils of violence, even as we enjoy the national bounty over which we claim possession solely as a result of the same. I beg to remind you, George Washington was not a practitioner of passive resistance. Neither the early colonists nor the nation’s founders fit within the Gandhian tradition. There were no sit-ins at King George’s palace, no horseback freedom rides to affect change. There were just guns, lots and lots of guns.

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The Staples Foundation support FOROT's Emerging Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) through its 2 Million & Change initiative.

Sankofa Community Garden

We are currently accepted volunteers and youth to engage and assist with our urban gardening. If you are interested in helping out, please fill out the contact form or reach out to us at info@forot.org.

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Virtual Juneteenth 2020

Kuumba is what guides our 2020 Juneteenth Celebration.  This year we will practice social distancing, through online celebration.  We will uplift our ancestors, celebrate freedom , dance and spoken word. 

 

Reserve your space, first come first serve. 

Virtual Summer Schools

During the 2018-19 school year FOROT's provided Health and Nutrition classes for 3td and 4th Graders at Ferndale Upper Elementary Learning school

Truth Toward Reconciliation

 
Historical truths of the Charter Township of Royal Oak founders and the journey towards reconciliation of suburban sprawl, honesty, reflection, stories from our Elders, Parents and youth.  Join and share your truth. And Wellness Promotion,
Cultural Enrichment, Urban Agriculture,
Community Engagement
And Historical Preservation.

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Communities through
Health And Wellness Promotion,
Cultural Enrichment, Urban Agriculture,
Community Engagement
And Historical Preservation.
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