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The last week has seen nonstop coverage in the news media and on our Twitter feeds about police violence and the protests that have sprung up - across all 50 states - in reaction to the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Activists and everyday Americans across the nation, and even in my small, rural home county, have taken to the streets to protest the now highly publicized issue of police brutality.
Protests have emerged across the country in response to police brutality and the death of George Floyd, a black man killed by a police officer.
Liz Hornyak: In this week’s news, protests break out after a video was released of a Washtenaw County Sheriff Deputy repeatedly punching a black woman in the head. In other news, Chairmen Jason Morgan asked President Trump to cancel his May 21st trip to Ypsilanti. I’m your host Liz Hornyak and this is the Eastern Echo Podcast.
Lately, many have claimed that protests over the death of George Floyd that are turning into riots won’t change anything, and that they disrespect his death. Our president has called protestors “Thugs,” mayors of cities have denounced them, and pop culture figures like T.I and Tyler Perry have called for rioting to stop.
One of my greatest accomplishments ever, has been writing my own book and then self publishing it.
We have recently passed a devastating milestone in this country. Over 100,000 people have lost their lives to the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S, and the situation is one that's only going to get worse before it can begin to get better. As millions across the country are desperate to return to whatever form of normalcy they can, few may be more nervous about what that new normal will hold then college administrators.
People broke out in protest on Wednesday, May 27, after videos circulated on social media on Tuesday, May 26, of a white Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputy appearing to repeatedly punch a black woman, Sha'Teina Grady El in the head.
While the Covid-19 crisis has left a gaping hole in the sports world, with the NBA suspending their season indefinitely and all other sports following suit, Americans have shifted their sights to the sports content on TV.
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office provided their media release to the public on May 26 following the Facebook Live video of a deputy repeatedly punching a woman in the head.
Although its title seems to imply the main focus of this show would be drug-related, this new Netflix series is way more than that. White Lines includes themes from friendship and romance to mystery and murder, all of which make for an intriguing program that lures you in, and keeps you watching.
Videos circulated on social media on Tuesday of a white Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputy appearing to repeatedly punch a black woman in the head. The incident took place during an arrest on Tuesday, May 26 at about 1:30 a.m.
"Ghosting" refers to the sudden and inexplicable withdrawal of communication, usually in a personal relationship. David Graham explores common causes and effects of this modern norm.
Ever since the 2016 Democratic Primary between former Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, the idea of “Bernie or Bust” has only grown. The sentiment pushes those on the progressive left to only vote for the Democratic presidential candidate if Sanders is the nominee. The voting tactic hinges on the idea that any establishment, centrist nominee forces leftists to choose between the lesser of two evils; two candidates that are slightly different on some policies (mainly social issues), but at the root of it, still support America’s corrupt economic and political system.
Liz Hornyak: On today’s episode, EMU’s theatre department is donating masks to the community, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has partnered with Kroger to make a new testing site, and the grant for the new Ypsilanti Amtrak station was denied. Also in news, the Ypsilanti Housing Commission and EMU’s Family Empowerment Program have partnered up to help Ypsilanti families amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m your host Liz Hornyak and this is the Eastern Echo Podcast.
Half of the fun of watching the finales of “American Idol” and “The Voice” is that they are a spectacle full of glamour and comradery. But since our country is in quarantine, these shows are being done from home. Even though the shows did the best they could do under the circumstances, I was left longing for the finales from seasons’ past.
Being stuck at home has certainly taken its toll. The feelings of isolation and loneliness, paired with bouts of "cabin fever", have led to a sense of urgency surrounding our return to normalcy. People are eager to get back outside, reconnect with their friends, and return to their normal activities, but that's a reality that may be years away. With a return to normalcy sitting in the distant future, what can we do now to help survive continued isolation?
The Chairman of the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Wednesday May 20, asking the President to cancel his planned visit to a Ford plant in Ypsilanti Township on Thursday.
With the world now continually and rapidly changing on all of us, the way we used to live our lives is no longer how we currently live our lives.
Luke and Caleb predict the results of each game on the Lion's schedule. Are we looking at another bleak season, or is there some hope for the home team? Listen to the episode above, or read the highlights below:
Both pro-Trump and anti-Trump protestors gathered at the intersection of Textile and Bridge Rd. in Ypsilanti on Thursday afternoon. The groups stood along the sidewalk outside of Round Haus Pizza and Party Shoppe.