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Throughout past month numerous entertainers nationwide have voiced their support for the Black Lives Matter Movement, allowing their political voices to be heard by their fans. Ypsilanti area artist KidJay is an entertainer with a strong message that has been maintained from the onset of their career.
Over the last week, swift action has been taken to oust Beth Bashert as mayor following a racially insensitive comment. In response to the knowledge that Bashert was being tracked on her decommissioning of Black Ypsilanti leaders and antagonism towards Black City Council members, she claimed she would be “crucified” if she were to vote “no” on the reinstatement of Ka’Ron Gaines to the Human Relations Commission - therefore voting “yes.” The City Council followed by voting “no,” pointing to issues of attendance and a lack of interest and devoting the rest of the meeting to calling Bashert out on her comment.
Ashnikko’s newest release displays her wide variety of talent between its unique sound, clever lyrics, and out-of-the-box music video. The new single “Cry” is one of two tracks so far that are said to be included on the artist's upcoming project.
EMU Provost Rhonda Longworth revealed in a virtual town hall meeting on Tuesday, June 23, that EMU will not be altering the fall academic calendar, citing the close proximity of the vast majority of EMU students to campus, and the number of students who rely on EMU as their permanent home.
Raury, a multi-genre 24 year old musical artist from Atlanta, recently released a single titled “Take Back The Power.” As America limps through the ongoing global pandemic and has a light shone on institutionalized racism, there’s more and more hurt to go around every day. While it is easy to wallow in these times, and let them drown you, there are better ways to react. Singer and rapper Raury Tullis (known professionally as Raury) provides a beautiful example of a better way to react- take back the power.
Liz Hornyak: On today’s episode, alumni of an EMU sorority strip their letters to demand action from the national organization. In city news, members of the local community call on the mayor of Ypsilanti to resign, and one local mother finds a way to provide for her community during the coronavirus pandemic.
Senator Jeff Irwin spoke to The Echo regarding Senate Bill No. 945 (SB 945) that was recently passed unanimously in the Michigan Senate. An identical bill from Rep. Ronnie Peterson awaits a vote from the house.
Close to 500 people gathered in downtown Ypsilanti for a Black Lives Matter protest on Saturday, June 20. Held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., protestors met outside of the Ypsilanti District Library (229 W. Michigan Ave) before marching through the city.
Ypsilanti Mayor Beth Bashert is facing increased scrutiny from community leaders and residents after comments she made during Tuesday’s city council meeting.
The NBA recently announced plans for the upcoming season. Teams will compete for the 2019-2020 championship in a campus environment at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. The following 22 teams total will be brought in:
As the coronavirus pandemic forced thousands of Washtenaw County residents out of work,
Ypsilanti resident Tosha Estermyer found a way to fill some of the needs in her local community.
About a month ago, I was on the phone with my best friend and she said “You need to watch this movie ‘365 DNI’.” At the time, the Polish/Italian film was yet to reach Netflix, but has since been added to the popular streaming service. Preceding its more widespread release, I’ve seen tons of posts about the movie and tons of girls gushing over the main character's attractiveness.
Dozens gathered for a virtual town hall forum on Thursday, June 18, to discuss racism and police reform in Ypsilanti.
Eastern Michigan University is developing new strategies for the Fall 2020 semester in an effort to ease social distancing concerns due to COVID-19.
Loving yourself and being happy alone should be taught as important from a young age. Often times, society teaches from youth that the main goal in life is to get married and have children, which in my opinion is not good. Stable mental health needs to be seen and talked about as the top priority for everyone and is the key to making anything else work.
Sidetrack Bar and Grill is open for dine-in customers as of Monday, June 15, with new outdoor seating options, modified hours, and numerous coronavirus-related safety measures in place.
Voters have a lot of issues to consider before heading to the polls, from abortion to gun control, health care to climate change, the list goes on. But what about the candidates themselves? To what extent do things like university experience and career background sway voters’ perceptions? A recent rise in anti-establishment rhetoric brings into question how candidates’ attitude towards the political “establishment“ informs voters’ choices. Political science student Heather Weigel conducted a study to understand how a candidate’s political experience can impact voters’ perceptions.
Liz Hornyak: On this week’s episode, EMU announces its single room guarantee as part of its #EMUSafe Initiative, an update on police reform in Michigan, and the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority’s gives tips on how to be safe while using public transit.
*This article has was updated on June 17. Originally, the article expressed that the National Panhellenic Council had not released a statement on racial inequity and Black Lives Matter. However, it was brought to our attention that several statements were released. You can read the statement here and on their Facebook Page. The Echo apologizes for the mistake.
University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh believes the team is, "About as close as you can possibly be," to making it to a national championship, but Luke is more than skeptical.