Jason A. Michael

About Jason A. Michael

Jason A. Michael earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Wayne State University before joining Between The Lines as a contributing writer in 1999. Jason has received both the Spirit of Detroit Award (presented by the Detroit City Council) and the Media Award from the Community Pride Banquet & Awards Ceremony for his writing and activism. Jason is also an Essence magazine bestselling author having written the authorized biography "Strength Of A Woman: The Phyllis Hyman Story," which he released on his own JAM Books imprint.

Obituary: Gregory C. Piazza

April 15, 1951 – Feb. 3, 2021 Gregory C. Piazza, author of two books chronicling the history and architecture of Detroit’s Palmer Park neighborhood, succumbed to his longtime battle with Parkinson’s Disease on Wednesday, Feb. [...]

By |2021-02-11T10:16:36-05:00February 11th, 2021|Michigan, News|

Obituary: Darryl Jones

May 17, 1961 – Dec. 18, 2020 Darryl Jones, affectionately referred to as Ferndarryl or the Mayor of 9 Mile, died Dec. 18. He was 59. Jones grew up on the West Side of Detroit [...]

By |2020-12-22T15:31:38-05:00December 22nd, 2020|Michigan, News|

Obituary: William J. Schultz

June 28, 1962 - Nov. 30, 2020 William J. Schultz, philanthropist and personal assistant to the stars, suffered a massive stroke and died a week later. He was 58. Schultz, known to friends as Bill, [...]

By |2020-12-01T14:03:25-05:00December 1st, 2020|Michigan, News|