This June, AARP proudly celebrates Black Music Month—a time to recognize and applaud the rich impact of African American music on our country’s history. Over the centuries, Black music has evolved and triumphed, not only shaping America’s traditions but also preserving the experiences and culture of the Black community. From joy and success to pain and perseverance, Black artists continue to create emotional content with palpable lyrics and rhythms that unite and inspire millions.
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services recognizes Surae Eaton and Gloria Kovnot as two older adults "who have made significant contributions within their communities."
Highlights include Don Was Detroit All Star Revue Tribute to John Lee Hooker, Leafar Village Tribute to Charlie Parker plus lineup of legendary global music performers. Festival will be broadcast on Detroit Public TV Channel 56 and WDET 101.9 FM Oct. 6-11 with expanded dates streamed online worldwide. AARP Michigan among sponsors.
The $16,055 grant will be used to pay for installation of five ADA-approved benches to be placed along a business corridor, accommodating residents with limited mobility, and increasing access to a city pathway.
AARP Michigan strongly endorses the Elder Persons Millage on the ballot in Ingham County in the Aug. 4 primary election. The funds from the senior millage -- which would raise about $2.3 million each year for four years -- would pay for in-home services that help older adults 60 years and older live independently in their own homes.
As COVID-19 spreads, so do racial profiling, discrimination and harassment of Asian Americans. Shenlin Chen and Roland Hwang, leaders of the Association of Chinese Americans in Metro Detroit, tell their stories.
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