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Zahria Liggans, 18, Alexia Carroll-Williams, 17, Kayla Carroll-Williams, 15, (center) and Deja Crenshaw, 18, are key members of the Cass Tech Girl's Lacrosse Team.  ๐Ÿ“ธ The Guardian . 

โ€œI am terrified every day about an oil spill and what that would mean for our ability to fish, to gather, to eat together,โ€ said Whitney Gravelle an Ojibwe person who is president of the Bay Mills Indian Community. The 70 year-old Line 5 pipeline pushes a million gallons of oil each hour through the meeting point of Lake Huron and Lake Michigan a combined system that forms the largest lake in the world. 
๐Ÿ“ธ The Guardian 

Maddie and Becca came forward about sexual harassment and assault they experienced at Young Life. ๐Ÿ“ธ   Business Insider

Amal Sayed , 17, a high-school senior in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, applied to 21 colleges in 2021. ๐Ÿ“ธ   The Wall Street Journal  

"Men would rather love trans women of color in private and kill us in public than have anybody in the hood know of their association with us," said Julisa Abad, a trans advocate who is the program director at the Fair Michigan Justice Project. "Things are never going to change until we change that social stigma." ๐Ÿ“ธ Insider 

Demetrius Morgan and Nia Mitchell during the the sixth consecutive day of protests against police brutality  the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. They happened upon the protest after spending a day together in downtown Detroit. โ€œThis has to be the last straw," Morgan said.  ๐Ÿ“ธ Personal Work 

โ€œWe were not prepared,โ€ said Danielle Krozek with her daughter, Madi a current sophomore at Oxford High School. The two are part of a group of parents and children affected by the 2021 Oxford high school shooting who are determined in their search for answers and accountability. ๐Ÿ“ธ ProPublica 

Cass Tech High School Girl's Lacrosse Team. ๐Ÿ“ธ The Guardian 

Fashion designer Tracy Reese at her studio in Detroit, Michigan. ๐Ÿ“ธ Insider 

Dr. Arline Geronimus at her home in  Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2023. ๐Ÿ“ธ @nytimes

Lakia Higbee at her home in Cleveland, Ohio in September 2021 . ๐Ÿ“ธ  The New York Times 

American playwright, George Brant photographed at home ๐Ÿ“ธ The New York Times 

Santonio โ€œToneโ€ Ford, 48, sits inside his barbershop, Authentic Kutz in Cleveland, Ohio in early April, 2023.  โ€œ ๐Ÿ“ธ The Marshall Project

W.T. Stevens CEO, Rhonda Grayer sitting with a late 1960โ€™s photo of her Dad, W.T. Stevens. The construction company founded by Grayerโ€™s father landed $27 million in contracts to replace 5,000 lead-contaminated water pipes in Flint, Michigan between 2016 and 2019. ๐Ÿ“ธ INC Magazine

Kelci Norton,18, cries at a Black Lives Matter protest in May 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. โ€œRight now Iโ€™m very hurt and distraught, because there are so many instances where police are not held accountable,โ€ she said. โ€œSilence is compliance and we canโ€™t have that.โ€  ๐Ÿ“ธ The Atlantic 

Red Rose Florist shop owners Deborah Nelson, 58, and Stan Nelson, 59, in Detroit, Michigan.  ๐Ÿ“ธ The Wall Street Journal 

Dr. Valeria Valbuena a doctor at the University of Michigan working to improve pulse oximetry for Black patients and patients with darker skin. ๐Ÿ“ธ STAT News 

 The Rev. Dr. Dale B. Snyder Sr., a pastor of Bethel AME Church in Pittsburgh is among those whose retirement accounts are frozen. ๐Ÿ“ธ WSJ 

Medical student Emily Otiso in Detroit ๐Ÿ“ธ  The Star Tribune 

๐Ÿ“ธ MSU College of Music 

Michigan State University senior Jackie Matthews was 11 years old when the mass shooting occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. On  Monday, Feb. 13, 2023  evening a gunman opened fire killing three students and wounding five in a mass shooting at Berkey Hall and the MSU student union building. โ€œIโ€™m 21 years old and this is now the second mass shooting I have lived through.โ€  ๐Ÿ“ธ NBC News 

Elaine, 2021. ๐Ÿ“ธ Personal Work 

Bevertone ๐Ÿ“ธ Personal Work 


Nealmonte Alexander ๐Ÿ“ธ The State News 

Pastor Daniel Moore of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church says the Flint water crisis and the pandemic have a lot in common. โ€œThe distrust and frustration are similar.โ€  

๐Ÿ“ธ  Mother Jone's Magazine 

Robert Julian-Borchak Williams,42, sits for a portrait with his wife, Melissa Williams, 37, and two daughters Julia,6, and Rosie, 3, at their home in Michigan. ๐Ÿ“ธ   The New York Times

 Fash Bash 2019 ๐Ÿ“ธ SEEN Magazine 

Roslyn Karamoko, owner of Detroit is the New Black ๐Ÿ“ธ SEEN Magazine 

Rapper Travis Thompson, 2021. ๐Ÿ“ธ The Seattle Times

Key'Maura Lewis, 15, and her grandmother Barbara Gilleylen, 59, embrace in their backyard on in Kalamazoo, Michigan. ๐Ÿ“ธ The New York Times 

Judy McCray, 63, was FaceTiming with her sister Deloris Curry, 69, a resident at Westwood Nursing Center in Detroit Michigan and was shocked to see a staff member enter the room without a mask. ๐Ÿ“ธ  AARP 

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