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danielle north and family
"The truth is, I’ve consciously allowed my children to live a lie."
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With large indoor events still off the menu, we’ve rounded up the best discussion series, workshops, classes, performances and more from Detroit’s culture creators.
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PERIOD. @WSU President and period packs
PERIOD. @Wayne State University provides tampons and pads to students on campus -- but in the wake of COVID-19, they've expanded to help get essential period products to more Detroiters who need them.
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Black women cannabis entrepreneurs in Metro Detroit
As Michigan's nascent cannabis industry grows, a group of emerging Black women leaders are making inroads into a white- and male-dominated marketplace.
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detroit police car photo by thomas hawk
With the calls to defund police gaining steam in the wake of protests, it's worth breaking down what's actually in the Detroit Police Department's budget.
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Dana Nessel
Michigan's top law enforcement official unveiled several changes she hopes to make to policing in the state, including a public registry of verified police misconduct claims meant to increase transparency and prevent problem officers from getting rehired in law enforcement elsewhere.
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Empty roads, canals and bridges are among Melissa McLeod’s favorite spots to look for birds. From the slow-moving canals of Belle Isle to a pop-up bird bath formed by a pothole, she travels in search of the habitats that offer her windows into Detroit’s urban/natural world and its inhabitants.
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detroit activists at protest
As Detroiters continue to take to the streets against police brutality and racial injustice, Detour caught up with some individuals helping lead daily marches to ask what’s driving them personally and what their visions are for a more just Detroit.
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"Growing up as a dark-skinned woman, you’re told a lot of things based on your skin tone...I thought, how do I challenge these ideas? How do I be a voice for people and be a brand that celebrates exactly how God made us?"
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If you're considering getting tested for COVID-19, a local infectious disease expert weighs in on what you should know and how to stay healthy.
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water filling a sink
“Once again, there’s always these ridiculous obstacles for Black, brown and poor people to be able to access the supposed relief methods."
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Skills Ville, Detroit gymnastics and sports center for kids, announced their closure last month. Credit: Stock photo by Ivan Samkov/Pexels
Families have been bringing kids to Skills Ville for a quarter century -- but the gym couldn't make it through the pandemic.
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