Stephen Henderson talks with Karen Dumas (Communications Strategist) Brandon Brice (“Straight Talk” host, 910 AM Superstation), Kerry Leon Jackson (The Urban Conservative) and Greg Bowens (PR & Political Strategist) for an in-depth discussion of the local, national and global protests against police brutality and systemic racism.
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News From Around Detroit
- Kresge, credit union offer rent assistance as Detroit nonprofit waits for federal aidby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
The Kresge Foundation has issued a $4.5 million guarantee on a loan to help the United Community Housing Coalition, as it waits for federal rent aid.
- Michigan UIA director received nearly $86K payout, plus confidentiality agreementby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
It is the third recently disclosed separation agreement for a state official and the second one including an unusual confidentiality agreement.
- Gov. Whitmer says she won't extend deployment of Michigan National Guard to US Capitolby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
Whitmer said 1,000 Guard members were sent to Washington, D.C. to help with security shortly after the inauguration of President Joe Biden on Jan. 20.
- Whitmer: Nursing homes can reopen to visitors under new public health orderby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
For the first time in nearly a year, nursing homes in Michigan can now start to allow visitors once again, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Tuesday.
- Whitmer: Michigan to relax restaurant, business COVID-19 restrictions starting Fridayby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
Indoor dining capacity will increase to 50%, with other businesses also allowed to function with fewer COVID-19 restrictions.
- Dolly Parton receives COVID-19 vaccine, rewrites 'Jolene' to fit the occasion
Dolly Parton rewrote the lyrics to "Jolene" as "Vaccine, vaccine," as she got her COVID-19 shot. The Grammy-winning singer, actor and humanitarian posted a video on Tuesday of her singing just before getting her vaccine.
- New York lawmakers to limit Gov. Cuomo's emergency powers amid harassment allegations
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing calls for resignations from some members of his own party as most leading Democrats signal they want to await the results of the attorney general's investigation into claims the governor sexually harassed aides.
- Budget nominee Neera Tanden withdraws nomination amid opposition
President Joe Biden's pick to head the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden, has withdrawn her nomination after she faced opposition from key Democratic and Republican senators for her controversial tweets.