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

Feb 15, 2021

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

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

MSU museum exhibit explores Afrofuturism through Black comic book characters

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

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

  • 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.