DETROIT (October 30, 2018) _ For the ninth year in a row, readers of Hour magazine have named Rochelle Riley as Best Local Female Columnist. The annual contest, which features reader favorites in categories ranging from food to shopping, bestows the awards that look like magazine covers, each fall. Rochelle, who has written a column for the Detroit Free Press since 2000, has won numerous other awards and was a 2016 an inductee into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame. She is currently at work on her second book. She is on tour with her first, “The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery” (Wayne State University Press).




TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan (October 22, 2018) _ Rochelle hosted “An Evening with Alice Walker” as part of the National Writers Series at the City Opera House in Traverse City. Details here.



NASHVILLE (October 13, 2018) Rochelle was chosen to present “The Burden” at the 30th Annual Southern Festival of Books at the Nashville Public Library.



BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI (October 5, 2018) _ Rochelle Riley was the keynote speaker at the Northern Oakland County NAACP’s 98th Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner and Awards Program at the St. George Cultural Center in Bloomfield Hills.



TROY, MI (September 27, 2018)_ Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley received the Wonder Woman Award from the Women Officials Network Foundation on September 27 at the San Marino Club.



BALTIMORE (September 20, 2018) _ Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley was honored as finalist for the 2018 Vernon Jarrett Medal for Journalistic Excellence for her work encouraging the city of Detroit to find a way to celebrate the memory of legendary boxer Joe Louis.