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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan says the city will vaccinate 5,000 residents a day when Covid-19 mRNA vaccines become available in December.

Duggan said the process will be a huge undertaking, but he's confident they will vaccinate all residents. "To get the vaccinations out we're going to have to vaccinate 5,000 a day just in Detroit," Duggan said, according to the Detroit News.

"You think about the city of Detroit with 700,000 people. If you were able to vaccinate 5,000 a day, you're still talking three or four months," Duggan said.

He said large city structures such as the TCF Center and large parking structures will be used to do large-scale vaccinations during the winter months.

A new study shows two-thirds of all Detroit residents say they will not take the vaccine -- even if it’s free.

According to the study, nearly two-thirds of Detroiters say they are unlikely to get the coronavirus vaccine.

The numbers are higher among the Black and Hispanic communities, where nearly 80% say there is no chance they will take the vaccine.

Health experts who authored the study blame the hesitation on a longstanding mistrust of the U.S. government.

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Friend of the blog, recording artist Evrod Cassimy, performed "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" ahead of the start of the 2020 America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit.

Evrod is Morning Anchor for WDIV (Channel 4) in Detroit. His holiday EP, A Cassimy Kinda Christmas was released on Nov. 1 on Spotify and Apple Music. The EP can also be downloaded at evrodcassimy.com.

Originally from Chicago, Evrod is an award-winning journalist and three-time Emmy Award nominee. In 2010 he received the Virginia Associated Press Award for "Best Breaking News Coverage."

Listen to Evrod's soulful version of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" below or click here.
 

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A Detroit woman was taken into custody 2 hours after police released high-definition surveillance video that provided crystal clear images of the woman's face.

The dramatic video begins with a verbal argument between the occupants of two cars at a Mobil gas station on Detroit's west side just before 4:30 a.m. Sunday.

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The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is following closely on the heels of Patti LaBelle's sweet potato pies success.

In addition to donating food and overnight hotel stays for 25-50 people in Flint, Michigan, Franklin is launching her own line of food that will soon be available in grocery stores near you.

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With the stroke of a pen yesterday, President Barack Obama signed an executive order beefing up "sexual orientation" employee protections that already exist within the federal government.

The new executive order gives protections to gays, bisexuals, and transsexual employees of federal contractors. The executive order does not include religious exemptions -- meaning Catholic, Jewish and Muslim organizations that do business with the federal government cannot fire employees whose sexual preferences conflict with the organizations' religious morals or beliefs.

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The stepmother of a 12-year-old Detroit boy -- who was found hiding in his father's basement 11 days after he went missing -- was taken into custody on Thursday. Monique Dillard-Bothuell, 37, was arrested for a probation violation, USAToday reports. She was charged with carrying a concealed weapon in 2013.

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Charlie Bothuell V

12-year-old Charlie Bothuell V was presumed dead after he went missing from his father's townhouse a week and a half ago. On Wednesday, while serving a search warrant on the home, police found Charlie hiding behind a makeshift barricade in the basement of his father's home.

The basement had been searched thoroughly by police and cadaver dogs early on in the investigation. Authorities believe the boy was not in the basement when it was searched previously.

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Renisha McBride funeral

A Michigan man has been charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride.

Theodore Paul Wafer, 54, also known as Ted, was taken into custody today, The Detroit News reports.

Wafer claims he shot McBride in the face in "self defense" when she knocked on his door seeking help after a car crash on Nov. 2. McBride's family was notified of her death on Nov. 4. Police initially said her body was "dumped" in the Detroit suburb.

Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced the arrest today during a press conference in Detroit.

"We obviously do not feel that the evidence in this case reveals that the defendant acted in lawful self defense," Worthy said.

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Renisha McBride funeral

Renisha McBride's killer waited until her body was cold before calling 911 to report the shooting, according to The Detroit News.

Seeking help after wrecking her car, 19-year-old McBride knocked on the door of a home in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn Heights last Sunday. Instead of assisting her, the homeowner (identified by McBride supporters as Ted Wafer) opened the door and shot McBride in the face with a single shotgun blast.

McBride is black. Ted Wafer is white.

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