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#BlackoutBestsellerList with These 25 Books

A new campaign asks consumers to purchase any two books by black writers between June 14-20. Here are some suggestions for your reading list.

10 Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth 2020 Around Metro Detroit

From virtual celebrations to drive-thru barbecues, marches, and film festivals, here's what's happening
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Michiganders March: Ferndale Kids Protest and Grand Rapids Remembers Breonna Taylor

Kids call for justice in Ferndale, Grand Rapids event remembers Breonna Taylor, and MSU and U-M support student-athletes' decision to protest
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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Federal Law Protects LGBTQ+ Workers

Redford resident Aimee Stephen has won her historic case
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Local Singer Jai Fears Talks Her First EP, ‘Gemini’

The multi-hyphenate entertainer reveals the message behind her new release and how it pays homage to her hometown of Detroit
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Detroit Will Breathe Protesters Raise Nearly $25K in Three Days

Plus, Mayor Mike Duggan talks about his meeting with the group's co-organizers earlier this week
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Why This Midtown Detroit Liquor Hotspot Is Adding Produce to the Menu

Fresh and affordable groceries from an unlikely source
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Want to Learn More About Racism in America? Add These Films to Your Watchlist

Watching these works by black directors is one small step allies can take in furthering their understanding of the Black Lives Matter movement
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10 Virtual Arts & Entertainment Events Happening in June

Participate in digital art tours, book clubs, and film viewings at home
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Detroit Protesters Meet with Mayor Duggan to Discuss Demands

The group is calling for defunding and demilitarizing the police, end to facial recognition in the city, and stopping the criminalization of homeless people
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Michiganders March Forward in Fight Against Police Brutality

Here’s a quick look at the past week of protests in the state
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A U-M Media Law Professor on Trump’s Social Media Executive Order

Len Niehoff discusses what the controversial order gets wrong about the First Amendment and how it could affect the way social movements, like Black Lives Matter, organize online
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Detroit Activists and Leaders on What Needs to Be Done Now

Plus, how to keep the fight against racial injustice moving forward
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Rhonda Walker Foundation Travels 135 Miles to Deliver $35,000 in Scholarships

The organization drove a total of 135 miles to bring checks to its Girls into Women honorees
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GM’s New YouTube Summer School Series Aims to STEM Boredom

Electric car charging, electric car motors, and autonomous vehicle sensors are some of the topics the series explores
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How Senate Bill 945 Aims to Aid Police Reform in Michigan

Plus, a look at how law enforcement training will change and why the bill is being passed now
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City of Detroit Hosts Virtual Discussions on Art After the Pandemic

Tracy Reese and jessica Care moore are among the creatives who will be participating in the Office of Arts, Culture, and Entrepreneurship’s events
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Police Arrest 127 People During Tuesday Protest in Detroit

Chief James Craig says most protestors were arrested for violating the city’s curfew
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How Michiganders Can Fight for Racial Justice

Here are 12 organizations and fundraisers that are working to combat police brutality and other issues
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How Michigan is Responding to the Killing of George Floyd

Residents have taken to the street in protest of police brutality, and law enforcement officials are speaking out against the Minneapolis Police Department officers responsible for Floyd’s death