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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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If you’re looking for ways to diversify your shopping, promote equity through your wallet and support businesses that look like the communities they serve, spending your dollars at Black-owned businesses is an easy first step.
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Sydney G. James’ art is a call to action: to see Blackness — especially Black women, to remember that Black people too are free and to know that Black lives are complex, resplendent and worthy.
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Historian Jamon Jordan traces the roots of Detroit's protest curfews to a Black uprising in 1833.
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Asia Johnson
"We are trying to end the systemic racism that has been happening for so long and trying to create real systemic change. And we know that that's what the protesters' mission is, and so we are allied with them in every way."
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eastern market flowers things to do in detroit
Here are some ideas for things to do in Detroit right now -- on a screen and out in the world.
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