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New recording studio at Ypsi's Parkridge Community Center aims to promote youth as cultural leaders

Staff at Ypsilanti's Parkridge Community Center have realized a years-long dream of creating a world-class music recording studio to host educational programming for area youth. Programming recently kicked off at the new studio, which arose from a partnership between the nonprofit Youth Arts Alliance (YAA), the community center, and other community organizations.

Carceral State Project: Project seeks to grant 'U' degrees inside prison

The United States detains more citizens in prison than in any other country in the world, as well as more people under correctional control than any given moment in American history.

At the University of Michigan, a team of five professors — Heather Ann Thompson, Matt Lassiter, Ruby Tapia, Ashley Lucas and Amanda Alexander — are working together to combat mass incarceration within academia.