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Stateside: Schools’ reopening dilemma; teens merge fashion and activism; new YA thriller set in UP

Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan
A group of high schoolers, with help from the nonprofit Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan, have designed and created their own apparel collection. Their products were launched at the Clubs’ Reimagining Black Wall Street event earlier this month.";

Today, on Stateside, why getting schools on board to reopen has not been easy in some of the state’s larger districts. Plus, metro Detroit teens learn entrepreneurship and activism through social justice fashion design.

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As most schools return to the classroom, hurdles remain

Stateside’s conversation with Koby Levin

  • Koby Levin is a reporter for Chalkbeat Detroit, and has been reporting on some of the challenges districts face as they return to the classroom. You can find his latest work here

Metro Detroit teens merge entrepreneurship and activism through social justice fashion project 

Stateside’s conversation with Shawn Wilson, Erica Trussell, and Leon Morehead Jr.

  • Erica Trussell and Leon Morehead Jr. are high school students and apparel designers. The clothes, which are called the Social Justice Collection, are on sale in-store and online through Détroit is the New Black, an apparel and lifestyle brand in Detroit.
  • Shawn Wilson is the president and CEO of the nonprofit Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan.

Ojibwe author Angeline Boulley on the “Indigenous Nancy Drew” story in her debut YA thriller 

Stateside’s conversation with Angeline Boulley


  • Angeline Boulley is the author of Firekeeper’s Daughter. She’s an enrolled member of the Sault Ste Marie Band of Chippewa Indians, and a former director of the Office of Indian Education at the U.S. Department of Education.
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