Blog Posts

Behind the whipped cream

By Jaz Brennan and Larzell Washington, Groundcover vendor No. 128 Whipped cream: smooth, sugary, a favorite topping on many varieties of dessert. However, a new version of an old trend is overshadowing this tasty treat. The very thing that makes whipped cream so fluffy is being used to get people a rush greater than just … Continue reading Behind the whipped cream

Agency Spotlight: A2 Cycle of Success

By Ria Daugherty Jay operates A2 Cycle of Success out of Journey of Faith Church. He is pictured here with a donated bike he repaired to be given to an individual in need. The COVID-19 pandemic has been detrimental to our health. With many restaurants and hospitality services being hit hard, COVID-19 has left many … Continue reading Agency Spotlight: A2 Cycle of Success

The pandemic’s hidden toll on women and their work lives

By Jaz Brennan, Groundcover intern Image credit: Rayne Zaayman-Gallant, EMBL Heidelberg On March 24th, United States Representative for Michigan, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, went live on Facebook to talk about how women have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Congresswoman Dingell held a discussion with labor leaders Cindy Estrada of the UAW International Union and … Continue reading The pandemic’s hidden toll on women and their work lives

Climate change, environmental concerns and net-zero carbon emissions: Think globally, act locally

By Will Shakespeare, Groundcover vendor No. 258 “Our purpose is to bring new ideas, new analyses, and new approaches to persistent problems — both national and international — to the attention of all those who care about, and help determine the quality and direction of our life…We hope that “The Limit to Growth” will command … Continue reading Climate change, environmental concerns and net-zero carbon emissions: Think globally, act locally

Washtenaw County Prosecutor candidates views on jail diversion, restorative justice

On August 4, Democratic candidates Eli Savit, Hugo Mack and Arianne Slay are vying for your vote for the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s position. No elected official has more power to end mass incarceration, racial injustice and the astronomical spending that bolsters the carceral system. The County Prosecutor is in charge of all felonies and misdemeanors … Continue reading Washtenaw County Prosecutor candidates views on jail diversion, restorative justice

A2 City Council candidates discuss affordable housing, housing justice, homelessness with Groundcover

Michigan’s primary election is Tuesday, August 4. Primary elections narrow the field of candidates prior to the general election and determine the party nominee of certain offices. Michigan primary elections are “open primaries,” meaning voters choose privately which party to vote under, regardless of registered affiliation. Here at Groundcover, we believe poverty is political and … Continue reading A2 City Council candidates discuss affordable housing, housing justice, homelessness with Groundcover