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Nessel, AGs push back on Trump environmental cutbacks

Along with the attorneys general of 13 other states and the District of Columbia, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined a coalition urging...

Judge dismisses GOP suits against independent redistricting commission

U.S. District Judge Janet Neff on Monday dismissed two Republican lawsuits designed to upend the voter-approved constitutional amendment that established the Michigan’s Independent Citizens...

Frederick Douglass: What to the slave is the Fourth of July?

Editor’s note: In February 2017, while marking African American History Month, President Donald Trump praised Frederick Douglass as “an example of somebody who’s done...

Benson, Detroit Pistons partner to bolster voter turnout 

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced Wednesday that her department is partnering with the Detroit Pistons on a series of initiatives to promote...

Column: Trump admin. puts Black and Brown lives at risk with...

For those of us in Black and Brown communities, it has been a painful spring. We have seen a staggering loss of life from...

Column: How are kids doing in Michigan? Let’s look at the...

For some of us, tracking the COVID-19 pandemic has become a part of daily life. In a small way, peering over the trackers, maps,...

Whitmer renames Lewis Cass Building ‘Elliott-Larsen Building’

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday signed an executive order  to rename the state-owned Lewis Cass Building in downtown Lansing to the “Elliott-Larsen Building,” honoring...

Dem bill bans tear gas, GOP bills establish crimes of ‘anarchy’

As protests against racism and police brutality persist in Michigan and beyond, two pieces of legislation introduced in the state House last week illustrate...

Grand Rapids judge leaves church after being denied communion for being...

On Nov. 23, 2019, Judge Sara Smolenski received a call from the Rev. Scott Nolan at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Nolan requested that Smolenski, who presides...

1st BLM-organized rally brings thousands to Lansing in peaceful celebration of...

At the largest rally yet in defense of Black lives in Lansing, thousands of attendees gathered on a hot Monday afternoon for four and...

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