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Shop These 45 Metro Detroit Black-Owned Businesses

New campaigns are calling on consumers to shop more Black-owned businesses. Here are some of the places you can support in metro Detroit.
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Motown Museum Offers Songwriting and Music Production Workshop for Teens

The museum aims to help young artists amplify their voices through virtual clinics, mini lessons, and a private songwriting session
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Gov. Whitmer Expands Face Mask Requirements for Michiganders

There are limited exceptions, but businesses will be required to deny entry or service to those who refuse to wear a face covering
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Michigan Healthcare Professionals Required to Undergo Implicit Bias Training

The new directive comes following recommendations from the Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities
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Bea’s Small Business Art Garden Makes a Buzz on the Dequindre Cut

The outdoor space features posters from local businesses such as City Bark, Populace Coffee, and David Vintage

Michiganders March: Changes in Traverse City and Protesting at PGA Tournament

As residents across the state continue to protest against police brutality and racial injustice, "The New York Times" reports that Black Lives Matter may be the largest movement in U.S. history

Sessions on Natural Hair, Cannabis, and Creativity Planned for Self-Care Expo

The Takeoff is a day dedicated to Black female entrepreneurs
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Gov. Whitmer Urges Michiganders to Continue to Get Tested for COVID-19 and Mask Up

Michigan is faring better than other states, but our COVID-19 numbers are still rising
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Michiganders March: Protests Continue in Detroit, Shelby Twp., Ludington, and More

Ypslianti Mayor Beth Bashert resigns, Bay City raises funds to launch a Black Lives Matter chapter in the city, and a video showing a Detroit police officer driving through a crowd of protesters goes viral
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Gov. Whitmer Proposes Police Reform Policies for Michigan

Whitmer’s administration is supporting legislation that bans chokeholds, classifies false, racially motivated 911 calls as hate crimes, and requires law enforcement agencies to adopt duty to intervene policies

Rally for Black Femme Liberation to be Held in Detroit

Black women and Black non-binary persons will be speaking at the event
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Professional Sports Allowed to Return to Michigan

Live audiences still aren’t permitted under a new executive order, but game can return with safety guidelines
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Forgotten Harvest TV Event to Feature Kristen Bell, Lily Tomlin, and More

The two-part televised event is raising money to feed metro Detroit families affected by COVID-19

Wayne State Professor Melba Boyd on George Floyd and the Future of Policing

The Wayne State professor of African-American Studies will participate in the university’s “George Floyd in America” virtual event series

US Embassy Speaker Meagan Ward on Empowering Women Globally

The Detroit native and founder of Femology shares how connecting with women around the world has helped her grow as a leader
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Michiganders March: Honoring Juneteenth and a Call to End to Facial Recognition Technology

Plus, a recap of other Black Lives Matter-related developments

The First Openly Gay Person to Win an Election in the U.S. on the...

As a senior at the University of Michigan, Kathy Kozachenko won a seat on the Ann Arbor City Council in 1974
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Panels on Entrepreneurship Planned for Ponyride Juneteenth Event

Ludacris, jessica Care moore, and DJ Rue are participating in this virtual celebration
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The Ten’s Kelli Coleman on Safely Reopening During the Pandemic

No nail polish testing, a cashless policy, and face coverings are among the nail salon's new protocols
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New Short Film Addresses Injustices Faced by Detroit’s Black Community

"‘Til We See The Sky" reflects on Detroit's history of rising above adversity

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