Washtenaw County public invited to community forum to discuss racial disparaties
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – On Saturday, Oct. 17, a forum will take place at South Lillie Park addressing disparities among the Black community in Washtenaw County. At the “Getting Real About Race” community forum, activists and public officials will discuss issues in five different areas including education, housing, healthcare, employment and the criminal justice system. The forum is scheduled to take place from 2-6 p.m. Anticipated speakers include U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor, Ypsilanti Mayor Lori Richardson, Washtenaw County Prosecutor-Elect Eli Savit and Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, among many others according to the event page. South Lillie Park is at 4365 Platt Rd, Ann Arbor.
NBA may allow social justice messages on jerseys when 2020 season returns
Were just trying to continue to shed light on the different social justice issues that guys around our league continue to talk about day in and day out, Paul told ESPNs The Undefeated. People are saying that social justice will be off of everybodys mind in Orlando. With these jerseys, it doesnt go away.Personalized messages on the back of jerseys is one of many ways the NBA and NBPA plan to amplify social justice causes during the season comeback in Orlando. According to ESPN, these messages could include phrases (like "Black Lives Matter" or "I Can't Breathe"), names of social justice organizations, or the names of individuals who were killed by the police. Players and teams have been active at protests across the country, and on social media, to fight for social justice and the end to police brutality.
Hear from civil rights activist Martin Luther King III
DETROIT Tuesday night marks 57 years since Martin Luther King Jr. marched the streets of Detroit and spoke about dreams of equality that we are still struggling to achieve. Martin Luther King III is Dr. Kings oldest son and he was only 5 years old when his father was in Detroit for the Walk to Freedom march. Decades later, he and his family continue to carry on their fathers dream. Hear from Martin Luther King III in the video above. Click here for more Spirit of Detroit: Fulfilling the Dream reports