AAPI Coverage from Across Southeast Michigan
As the United States continues its battle against COVID-19 pandemic, it is also battling other social pandemics including a rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans. The nonprofit organization Stop AAPI Hate has reported over 10,000 hate incidents over the past year. One Detroit has been covering the responses and stories of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in Southeast Michigan. You can find more of our local coverage below as well as links to our joint storytelling project, AAPI Story Series, with WDET.
AAPI STORY SERIES:
News From Around Detroit
- DDOT is upgrading its aging bus fleet, recruiting driversby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Detroit’s 28 new coaches come with improved amenities for riders, including better bicycle racks and USB chargers under each seat.
- Detroit teen’s family demands justice one year after he was killed by policeby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Family of teen seeking $20M in wrongful death suit, demand officers involved in shooting death be punished.
- Detroit’s queer advocates worry about monkeypox – and messagingby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Public health officials and LGBTQ advocates in Detroit are monitoring messaging about the monkeypox virus which is mostly infecting gay men but should be a concern for everyone.
- Detroiters don’t have to wait to be heard at BOPC meetingsby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Detroit Board of Police Commissioners change meeting format to address resident concerns over an often long wait to provide public comment
- Detroiters want more sensitivity as MSP reforms policing practicesby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
MSP is holding engagement sessions in Detroit in response to a study that found Black motorists are more likely to be pulled over, searched and arrested.
- News Wrap: Trump refuses to answer questions in civil investigation
Wednesday on the NewsHour, former President Trump says he refused to answer questions in a civil investigation into his real estate dealings, inflation in the U.S. has eased with consumer prices up 8.5 percent in July from a year ago, China says it's winding down military drills around Taiwan, Kenyans await election results, and President Biden signed a bill to help veterans exposed to burn pits.
- Iranian man charged for trying to assassinate former national security adviser John Bolton
The U.S. Justice Department charged an Iranian national with plotting to kill John Bolton, who was national security adviser to President Trump. Federal officials say the suspect was a member of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, who allegedly tried to hire a hitman for $300,000 that was actually an FBI informant. Nick Schifrin joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.
- Sen. Tim Scott discusses his new book 'America, a Redemption Story'
The month of August has been full of surprises, from President Biden's recent legislative victories, to the overwhelming victory for abortion rights in Kansas and the FBI's search of Mar-a-Lago. But it's unclear if such events will influence the midterms. South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott, who is up for reelection, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his new book, "America, a Redemption Story."