Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) received "the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Award for Best Airport by Size and Region" by Airports Council International (ACI), during the COVID-19 pandemic and the year 2020. Travelers gave high ratings for the airport’s clean restrooms, terminals, short wait times, passport inspection, and friendly staff members.
The University of Michigan’s Michigan Medicine holds 'Virtual Town Hall: COVID-19 and the African American Community'
The University of Michigan’s Michigan Medicine holds "Virtual Town Hall: COVID-19 and the African American Community." The virtual event was sponsored by the Program of Multicultural Health in collaboration with the Ministerial Alliance of Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor and Vicinity, Messias Temple Church, and St. Joseph Mercy Hospitals (SJMHS) in Ann Arbor and Chelsea.
EMU's AAAS celebrates Black History Month with “The State of Civil Rights in America: What Does the Future Portend?"
The Department of Africology and African Americans Studies holds Black History Month event virtually, with guest speaker Mark Fancher.
The Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) Human Services offers Free Virtual Support Group for college graduates
The Jewish Vocational Service (JVS ) Human Services are offering a Free Virtual Support Group for college graduates, who are Michigan residents.
EMU alumna Krystle Dupree is running for Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education. If elected Dupree has three main goals as a Board of Education member: make the Board more accessible and accountable for the community; hire a more culturally responsive and representative staff; and increase the districts focus on Special Education.
Ypsilanti rapper, Kid Jay, collaborates with the Detroit Youth Choir to recreate "Glory" and bring light to racial injustice
Ypsilanti rapper, Kid Jay, the Detroit Youth Choir, and rapper IndigoYaj teamed up, utilizing their social media platforms in order to bring awareness to the Black Lives Matter Movement. The song highlights racial injustices in the United States, a major point of discussion in the 2020.
The Thrift Depot, a thrift store and clothing bank, is set to open in Depot Town on Sep. 1. Store owner Joshua Maxam has a mission to serve those experiencing homelessness in Ypsilanti.
Local rapper, KidJay, has helped make a citywide impact for the youth in Ypsilanti and continues to do so through the COVID-19 pandemic. He uses themes of positivity and non-violence throughout his songs.
EMU graduate Kaitlyn Eby's undergraduate thesis took a look at the history of marketing at EMU. Her presentation, along with all of her peers, was canceled along with the whole of the 40th EMU Undergraduate Symposium. For more, listen to Eastern Echo’s Podcast, “Symposium.”
Joelle Summers, the graduate assistant at Swoop's Pantry, discusses the changes that were made to accommodate the COVID-19 pandemic.