Steve Hood was a political analyst and radio and tv character who typically had insider info on Detroit politics. He died Thursday after battling most cancers. That yr he was 58 years previous.
He was born in Detroit, he graduated from Cass Institute of Know-how in 1981 and graduated from Emory College in Atlanta in 1985 with a BA in biology. Hood isn’t shy about voicing his opinions, he lives on a canal close to Jefferson Avenue on Detroit’s east aspect.
He’s a political and group activist and as soon as hosted a morning radio present at 910 within the morning. Later, he carried out “Detroit Desires to Know 2” on WKBD-TV and HULU, which solved the issues going through Detroit and its suburbs. He additionally hosted a each day internet radio present “Get up with Steve Hood.”
His Linkedin web page additionally lists himself because the president of Ronin America, an organization that produces impartial tv reveals and presents “radical political recommendation.”
Hood is the son of the late Detroit Metropolis Councilors Nicholas Hood Sr. and Dr. Elizabeth F. Hood. His brother Nicholas Hood III is the pastor of Plymouth United Christian Church.
Greg Bowens, a longtime Detroit public relations columnist and pal, mentioned:
“Steve and I’ve been mates since he was 14 years previous. He has at all times been a courageous and caring individual. The world will not be at all times a sort place, Steve at all times strives to make it extra type and thoughtful. Individuals I haven’t got.”
Bowens mentioned that whereas he by no means ran for workplace, Hood discovered different methods to contribute to the pursuits of the group.
Political adviser Adolph Mongo (Adolph Mongo), the host of the radio present 910 AM, mentioned: “He was an ideal political strategist when it got here to calculating the variety of voters.”