Stories tagged: "Black community"


Black Lives Matter activists in Port Huron, Michigan.
Michigan’s Population Is Declining in a Trend Called ‘Reverse Migration’

2020 census data shows a population decline in Michigan’s Black communities. One local leader says it’s to find more opportunities in the South. 

An early photo of a completed home in the Ford-Inkster Project, late 1930s. Image courtesy of the collection of The Henry Ford.
The Preservation of 5 Historical Sites in Michigan Just Got An Assist with Grant Funding

An early photo of a completed home in the Ford-Inkster Project, late 1930s. Image courtesy of the collection of The Henry Ford

In this May 18, 2020, file photo, Belvin Jefferson White poses with a portrait of her father Saymon Jefferson at Saymon's home in Baton Rouge, La. Belvin recently lost both her father and her uncle, Willie Lee Jefferson, to COVID-19.  African Americans are disproportionately likely to say a family member or close friend has died of COVID-19 or respiratory illness since March, according to a series of surveys conducted since April that lays bare how black Americans have borne the brunt of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
Survey: Black Americans Most Likely to Lose Family and Friends to COVID-19

And in Michigan, the disparity is even more outsized than it is nationally.

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Watch This Michigan Nonprofit’s Free Webinar on Black Breastfeeding, Trauma and Resilience

Healthcare disparities bar Black women from reaching their breastfeeding goals and contribute to disproportionate infant mortality rates. Michigan Breastfeeding Network is working to rectify that, and this webinar is one of their tools for education and support.

Graphic by Desiree Tapia
LISTEN: This Detroit Grandmother Has An Urgent Plea For You

A Detroit woman shares her perspective on Gov.Whitmer’s stay home, stay safe extension.