News From Around Detroit
- Warren amputee who helped others with disabilities died of COVID-19by Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
Dale Stern used his talent to help design handicap-accessible vehicles and prosthetics.
- Small in size but big in heart: Mount Clemens woman who died of COVID lived life to the fullestby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
Orella Sliker loved to travel and play pennies at the casino. Her motto was: "Live it up, you can't take it with you!"
- Ferris State professor says he was fired after anti-Semitic, homophobic tweetsby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
Professor Thomas Brennan said he was fired from Ferris State. He was placed on administrative leave by the university for his comments on Twitter.
- Delayed Census data is causing problem for Michigan redistricting commissionby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
Michigan's first-ever, independent redistricting commission faces an unprecedented delay in the Census data needed to draw the new political maps.
- 34-year-old barricaded gunman shot by police in Royal Oak after father-son disputeby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
Royal Oak police responded to calls of a violent dispute between father and his 34-year-old son, who was armed and intoxicated.
- Trump calls for GOP unity, says he won't start another party
Taking the stage for the first time since leaving office, former President Donald Trump on Sunday called for Republican Party unity in a speech at a conservative political conference, even as he exacerbated its divisions and made clear he intended to remain a dominant force in the party.
- Why this small, Black-owned bookstore is hallowed ground for some
Many Black-owned independent bookstores experienced a surge in sales this past summer after the George Floyd protests ignited more interest in learning about Black history, white supremacy, and systemic racism. Marcus Books is the oldest Black-owned bookstore in the country, serving its community for 60 years and weathering many changes.
- In Richmond, VA, eviction burden weighs heavier on Black and Brown residents
The federal ban on evictions, extended by President Biden through March, is a much-needed, yet only temporary pause on a looming crisis impacting hundreds of thousands of American families. Retro Report, a non-profit news organization, reports from Richmond, VA, which has one of the highest eviction rates in the nation, on how Confederate history and race are the biggest factors in determining which residents are at a higher risk of being evicted.