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Stateside: Detroit health leader on vaccines; comics and Afrofuturism; Black families homeschooling

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The pandemic has turned parents into educators for the time being. Some families are turning to homeschooling instead of virtual classrooms.

Today on Stateside, the head of Detroit’s health department expresses tentative optimism about the current stage in the city’s battle against COVID-19. Plus, visions of Afrofuturism as seen in American comics. And, what homeschooling has to offer for Black families during—and after—the pandemic.

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Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.

Head of Detroit’s health department talks about equity in the city’s vaccine rollout

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Stateside’s conversation with Denise Fair

  • Denise Fair is the chief public health officer for the Detroit Health Department

MSU museum exhibit explores Afrofuturism through Black comic book characters

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Stateside’s conversation with Julian C. Chambliss

  • Julian Chambliss is a professor of English at Michigan State University.

Why are more Black families homeschooling? It’s not just about the pandemic.

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Stateside’s conversation with Salima Ellis and Bernita Bradley

  • Salima Ellis is the school leader of Universal Minds School of Evolution.
  • Bernita Bradley is the Midwest regional delegate for the National Parents Union and the founder of the Engaged Detroit Homeschooling Network.
  • For more information about making the leap to homeschooling and the engaged Detroit Homeschooling Network, email bernita@npunion.org or call 248-217-0879.
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