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: 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|

Obituary: Philip Howard Price

Feb. 2, 1948 – Aug. 7, 2020 Phil Price, a longtime member of the Metropolitan Community Church – Detroit, died at home Aug. 7. He was 72. Originally from Urbana, Ohio, Price graduated from Central [...]

By |2020-09-03T15:33:28-04:00September 1st, 2020|Michigan, News|

Obituary: Mark J. Rabchun

June 8, 1955 – June 23, 2020 Mark J. Rabchun, a beloved member of and dedicated volunteer at Metropolitan Community Church – Detroit, died June 23 of cancer. He was 65. Rabchun was born and [...]

By |2020-07-05T03:44:01-04:00July 3rd, 2020|Michigan, News|

Obituary: Joy E. Geng

July 27, 1944 - June 21, 2020 Joy Geng, one of the first out employees at Ford and a longtime supporter and board member of Equality Michigan — and its predecessor the Triangle Foundation — [...]

By |2020-06-24T11:36:26-04:00June 24th, 2020|Michigan, News|

Obituary: Kenneth Jacob

Sept. 12, 1952 – June 14, 2020 Kenneth Jacob, known simply to friends as Kenny, died Sunday, June 14, after suffering a fatal stroke. Jacob was well-known and much beloved in Metro Detroit’s LGBTQ community [...]

By |2020-06-22T13:13:06-04:00June 22nd, 2020|Michigan, News|

Obituary: Aimee Stephens

Aimee Stephens did not start out wanting to be a warrior for transgender rights. She simply wanted to be Aimee Stephens. When she announced she was transgender and would be presenting as her true, female [...]

By |2020-05-18T11:11:09-04:00May 18th, 2020|Michigan, News|

Obituary: Brent Dorian Carpenter

April 19, 1964 – March 23, 2020 Author Brent Dorian Carpenter, a former reporter and columnist for Between The Lines, died March 23 from complications from heart surgery. He was 55. A native Detroiter, Carpenter [...]

By |2020-04-16T10:25:57-04:00April 16th, 2020|Michigan, News|