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Caregivers on the Front Lines
These stories are produced through the New York & Michigan Solutions Journalism Collaborative, a partnership of news organizations and universities, including Detroit Public TV’s One Detroit, dedicated to reporting about successful responses to social problems. The collaborative’s first series, Invisible Army: Caregivers on the Front Lines, focuses on potential solutions to challenges facing individuals who take care of adults.
News From Around Detroit
- Why a successful lawyer became an advocate for Detroit neighborhood developmentby Louis Aguilar (Louis Aguilar | Bridge Detroit)
The city is majority Black. Real estate development is not. Chase Cantrell has a plan to change that.
- Effort underway to help mothers who can’t afford bailby Olivia Lewis (Olivia Lewis | Bridge Detroit)
Detroiters are supporting #FreeBlackWomxn this Mother’s Day by contributing to the Bail Out Fund. Michigan Liberation and The Advancement Project are shifting views on incarceration by sharing photos and narratives in a new social media campaign while raising funds to send mamas home.
- Detroit to get $440M in federal aid. Now to figure out how to spend it.by Louis Aguilar (Louis Aguilar | Bridge Detroit)
Detroit will soon receive a huge federal check, thanks to the American Rescue Plan. How and what it can be spent on, however, remains unclear.
- Freedom ain’t free: A look at Detroit’s proposed City Charter changesby Orlando Bailey (Orlando Bailey | Bridge Detroit)
Authentically Detroit talks with Charter Commissioner Denzel McCampbell and television host Steve Hood about the Charter Commission’s proposed changes that will be before voters in August.
- Youth-led work revives Detroit’s Denby neighborhoodby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman | Bridge Detroit)
A Denby High School senior project turned into an eight-year commitment, in which students and residents took on blight, neighborhood parks and a commercial corridor.
- Amid outcry, NBC says it will not air Golden Globes in 2022
The press association is facing possible boycotts from Netflix, Warner Bros. and many Hollywood stars following an investigative report in February that recounted the organization's questionable record on diversity.
- D.C. aims for full reopening, with masks, by June 11
Mayor Muriel Bowser unveiled a two-stage plan, with capacity restrictions on most indoor activities lifting on May 21, with the exception of bars, nightclubs and entertainment venues.
- Hamas targets Jerusalem after clashes at revered mosque
The rocket fire drew heavy Israeli retaliation in the Gaza Strip. Health officials said at least 20 people, including nine children, were killed in fighting, making it one of the bloodiest days of battle between the bitter enemies in several years.