Public health officials and LGBTQ advocates in Detroit are monitoring messaging about the monkeypox virus which is mostly infecting gay men but should be a concern for everyone.
The vaccine will be used as first doses with initial allocations Detroit received from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
If you are suicidal or otherwise in a mental health crisis, you can now call or text 988 to connect with a trained counselor at a nearby crisis center. It’s an alternative to 911, which often involves police and can sometimes escalate a crisis.
City health officials say the risk to the general public is low, but residents should be aware of the signs and symptoms of monkeypox, and how the virus can be transmitted.
The campaign collected almost twice the required number of valid signatures for the issue to appear on the November ballot, said campaign co-chair Linh Song.
For Black women, a ban on abortion could mean a 33% jump in maternal mortality. In majority-Black Detroit, an end to the constitutional right is expected to create worse outcomes.
Detroit woman’s experience of growing up when abortions were illegal and why the Supreme Court’s ruling creates an urgent economic concern for Black women.
Justice Clarence Thomas writes that laws legalizing same-sex marriage and contraception should be revisited. If federal protections end, old Michigan laws could take effect.
The fate of abortion access will be left to states under a new U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Michigan has a 1931 law that makes abortion a felony that is being litigated in the court system.
Forgotten Harvest has a new setup that will enable it to help thousands more Metro Detroiters. In Detroit, an estimated 39% of residents experience food insecurity.