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  1. Prenatal safety net: Mobile clinic gives free services to Detroit moms

    For mom Heavenlee Gordon, The Luke Clinic couldn’t have come into her life at a better time. At a church in southwest Detroit, Gordon found the help she needed and…

  2. New U-M report lifts up Detroit residents’ priorities for economic mobility

    Residents want living-wage jobs, good schools, affordable housing, accessible health care, and other foundations of economic well-being.

  3. Drew Philp: Rehabbing Detroit one abandoned house at a time

    “People say Detroit is on a rebound. I vehemently disagree with that. One-third to one-half of all homes in the city have foreclosed. One in six homes don’t have water. I’ve tried to use my platform to talk about what I see happening in the neighborhoods and in the shadow of all of this money coming in.”
    ~ Drew Philp, author and journalist

  4. A living learning lab for equity: Keesa V. Johnson (MDes ‘21) and the Campus Farm

    “’Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it.’ Those are the words of Frantz Fanon,” says Keesa V. Johnson (MDes ’21). “And I’m not going to betray anything.”

  5. Ecologists across the country say academy must root out racism, recognize Black scholar excellence

    The scholars challenge the academy to recognize Black scholars of excellence and change the culture in ecology and evolution, in general, and for Black women, specifically.

  6. State initiative to design ‘road of the future’ connecting Detroit and Ann Arbor

    The first phase of the project is a feasibility assessment to test technology and explore the viability of a 40+-mile driverless vehicle corridor featuring lanes that support transit and shared mobility options in addition to private vehicles between Downtown Detroit and Ann Arbor.

  7. Riana Elyse Anderson: On Thursday’s panel for the National Urban League’s State of Black America report

    Tune in Thursday from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. to hear Riana Elyse Anderson, assistant professor of health behavior and health education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, talk about the National Urban League’s State of Black America report.

  8. Detroit unemployment rate drops, but 1 in 5 residents in financial trouble

    Survey responses indicate Detroit’s unemployment rate dropped from 48% in May and June to 38% in late July. One-quarter of Detroiters in the labor force say they remain unemployed due to layoffs and business closures resulting from the pandemic.

  9. Dr. Betty Chu: U-M alum leads Henry Ford Health System’s response to COVID-19 pandemic

    “The university — even though it’s nationally and internationally recognized — does have a commitment to the state and helping it improve. The university in my mind has always had a very strong commitment to public health and society.”
    ~ Dr. Betty Chu, MBA `13/MD `95, senior vice president, Henry Ford Health System