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Posted inBridgeDetroit's First 100 Days, Civic and Community Information

Anonymous Twitter accounts cause stir among Detroit assault, harassment survivors and those accused

In the past month, anonymous Twitter pages have surfaced, allowing survivors of sexual abuse to anonymously share their stories while publicly naming accusers. The local community is now questioning this method of public storytelling and accountability as more Detroit names are called out.

Posted inEmergencies and Risks (COVID-19)

Wayne Metro has received almost $18 million in coronavirus relief aid

Wayne County has pulled together almost $18 million in coronavirus relief aid and answered 12,000 applications for assistance. Over 8,000 applications remain, as the waiting list continues to grow. Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency has extended its hours, and continues vetting applications through the end of June to determine what needs remain.

Posted inEmergencies and Risks (COVID-19)

Black women at forefront of Detroit union workers demanding protection, inclusive plan for reopening economy

Of the four essential workers who spoke during the meeting, all were Black women. Two said they were caregivers to other family members with underlying health issues. While one essential employee said her work hours decreased due to the spread of COVID-19, all four women said they have continued working throughout the pandemic with insufficient pay and lack of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).