- Asian Americans Rally A protest and vigil was held in downtown Detroit to denounce the spa shootings in Atlanta, which left 8 dead, including 6 Asian American women. The shootings come at a time of increasing attacks against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. According to the group, Stop AAPI Hate, there have been 3,800 hate incidents recorded since the beginning of the pandemic. Hundreds gathered—people from many Asian American communities and their supporters—to voice their concern. For some, coming to the event marked their first time to speak out in public against violence and discrimination against the AAPI community.
- Minimum Wage Debate At the federal level, the minimum wage is still stalled at 7.25/hour, but the debate continues.
One Detroit’s Will Glover talks with experts about the reasons for and against raising the minimum wage to $15, where that $15 amount comes from, where raising the minimum wage stands locally, and what an increase could mean for lifting families out of poverty.
- Fixing In-Home Healthcare Michigan needs tens of thousands more home health aides right now to care for seniors seeking to age at home. One Detroit’s Bill Kubota spoke to Ted Roelofs (Bridge Michigan) and Sarah Rahal (The Detroit News) about their recent stories on this caregiving crisis. Their reports are part of a series related to caregiving supported by the New York & Michigan Solutions Journalism Collaborative, which includes DPTV’s One Detroit.
- 1 Year Into COVID: Where MI’s Businesses and Economy Go From Here COVID has drastically changed work for millions of people. One Detroit contributor, Nolan Finley, talks with DTE Energy Chairman and Michigan Economic Recovery Council Co-Chair, Gerry Anderson, about what businesses are focused on now.
- The Tuskegee Airmen National Museum Finds Its New Home March marks 80 years of the Tuskegee Airmen; it coincides with the celebration of the new home for the Tuskegee Airmen National Museum. It is moving into the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. Stephen Henderson spoke with Pam Alexander from the Ford Fund, which supports the museum and Lt. Colonel Alexander Jefferson, an original member of the famed Red Tails.
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