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Pandemic takes toll on Detroit children with autism and their families

This summer marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. During the coronavirus pandemic, families who have children with autism face the complexity of everything from mask-wearing, and virtual therapy, to getting the vital services they need and feeling overwhelmed.

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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.

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The BridgeDetroit team takes on race in the newsroom

The country’s newsrooms are changing. This week, we saw the departure of several high-ranking, tone-deaf editors from across the country who were unable to keep current with today’s understanding of race and bias. This week, the BridgeDetroit team talks about what it means to be Black and a journalist.

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Pain, strength and agitation underlie Detroit’s protests against police brutality

What happened in Detroit and the streets of at least 35 other cities reflects the raw state of urban America. Months of dealing with a killer virus. Surging economic despair. Then another viral video emerged of a Black man killed while being arrested by a white policeman in Minneapolis.