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Metro Detroit Corona Virus Resource Guide

Many hospitals, health organizations, community organizations and non-profits are coming together to help people and businesses throughout this unprecedented health crisis. Please share this with others who may need to access to medical professionals for advice, grocery delivery, free food services and more.   Medical Facilities, Departments and Hospital Hotlines Contact one of these resources

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Style profile: Immigration attorney Ruby Kaur is making a difference

A graduate of Western Michigan University’s Cooley Law School, Punjab-born attorney Ruby Kaur hadn’t always planned on the legal profession. “Initially, I wanted to go into neuroscience research,” she says. But when something still felt missing after taking life science classes, Kaur was inspired by her grandfather to change direction. “I shadowed with a local

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Association spotlight: Michigan Indian Community Service seeks to meet local needs amid coronavirus pandemic

Spurred into action by the COVID-19 pandemic, the leaders of 25-plus local Indian organizations created the Michigan Indian Community Service Group (MICS) to serve the Indian-American community during this time of crisis. MICS is a collective initiative with the mission of uniting the Indian-American community in order to effectively meet local needs in response to

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COVID-19 is complicating domestic violence reporting

Following the March 23 issuance of a stay-at-home order, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the state’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) warned community organizations to prepare for a spike in domestic violence reporting. So Swatee Kulkarni, acting president of non-profit Mai Family Services (MaiFS), was surprised to find that the organization’s domestic violence

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Facing a pandemic, metro-Detroit’s places of worship adapt to a new reality

On March 23, Governor Whitmer announced the first stay-at-home order for people in Michigan. While her order included exceptions for religious gatherings, many places of worship — temples, churches, mosques — temporarily closed their doors in efforts to protect their communities. But just because physical distancing is in place doesn’t mean people aren’t finding other

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No matter the field, Narendra Sheth puts in the work

For 46 years, Narendra Sheth has given his listeners the delight of the longest-running Bollywood music radio program in the state of Michigan — Geetmala — literally meaning “a garland of melodies.” Every Saturday on AM 1460 (also streamed through the internet at www.WPON.com) from 10 am to 1 pm, you’ll hear evergreen Bollywood classics

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Ruta Sharangpani has a different lens on life

Exuberating pure, unadulterated joy, her gait lively and spirited, Ruta Sharangpani skipped down the stairs of her home and enveloped me in a warm hug. Though she seemed to have no such reservations, I wasn’t exactly sure how and where to start getting to know Sharangpani. The doctor, now medical director for the Wayne County

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