The Gen Z-fueled "The Birds Aren't Real" movement says birds are all actually government drones sent to surveil us from the skies, the streets and in our own backyards. Sound ridiculous? Well, it is. And that’s the point. "What I find most interesting is it's an attempt to change peoples' beliefs about conspiracy theories by..
The Ruth Ellis Center was created as a safe haven for the LGBTQ plus community in Metro Detroit in 1999. This June, a new location on the city's northwest side will open, expanding the services offered including a pharmacy and medical building to assist LGBTQ plus youth and the neighborhood. Ruth Ellis was born in..
The Detroit Public School Community District is returning to virtual learning until Jan. 14 as the city’s COVID-19 positivity rate has passed 40%. The district is spending this week testing all of its staff and distributing devices to students for online classes. It is re-introducing resources it relied on early in the pandemic when schools were closed: food..
Some schools in Metro Detroit are delaying the return to classes after the holiday break due to rising COVID-19 numbers. Detroit’s public school system and some charter schools in the city are closed through Wednesday. Southfield Public Schools will be virtual this week. Oak Park Public Schools canceled classes Monday and said learning would be..
Looking for ways to entertain your kids while they're off on winter break? Take advantage of the cultural institutions right here in Detroit. From Belle Isle to Midtown, virtual events to in-person celebrations, there's sure to be something for everyone. Kwanzaa With The Wright Dates: Dec. 26-Jan. 1 | Cost: Free Explore the seven principles..
Azaria Terrell was exiting foster care when she learned about the Detroit Phoenix Center. “My dad thought it would be a good idea for me to [join] because he heard it was all girls and I don’t have a lot of women in my life,” Terrell shares. “What made me join is because he said [the..
There have been several high-profile trials and legal challenges this year that have dealt with everything from racial justice and abortion rights to how we treat minors and their parents in court. "I thought that [the conviction of Derek Chauvin] was incredibly important to show that police officers can be held accountable." --Barbara McQuade, University of Michigan Law..
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everybody’s lives, but parents and caregivers have had to adapt especially quickly amid virtual school and other rapidly changing circumstances. As primary caregiver to multiple family members, journalist Desiree Cooper says we need more formal systems of care and support in the United States. “It’s been a pretty dark time..
Through its month-long “One Night Without a Bed” challenge, the Detroit Phoenix Center aims to raise awareness about the youth homelessness crisis. According to the organization, 4.2 million young people around the world experience homelessness each year. The Phoenix Center is encouraging community members to sleep one night without a bed, anywhere, as long as it's out..
Mass shootings like the one at Oxford High School are shocking and heartbreaking for the victims and their loved ones. But they also have widespread mental health impacts on the entire community. "As adults, we create the world that kids live in. And so not only as parents, but as other adults in the community, we..