Civil Rights

Nobody can gather petition signatures right now. What does that mean...

As more people stay at home to slow the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve, face-to-face petition gathering for 2020 elections has ground...

On this day in 1970: U of M students fight for...

University of Michigan students launched a massive protest against their administrators and Board of Regents on this day in 1970. At the center of...

Garden City man charged with threatening state senator

Police have charged John Mailley, 59, with ethnic intimidation felonies after threatening state Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor), the Lansing State Journal reported Tuesday. The...

‘COVID-19 is a virus that does not discriminate’: Advocates want help...

A coalition of 49 community-based groups sent a letter Tuesday to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer asking that she take immediate action to protect marginalized Michiganders...
Fred Upton

Upton may face toughest race in decades, hasn’t ‘thought about’ endorsing...

WASHINGTON — Democrats have their sights on the seat of longtime U.S. Republican Rep. Fred Upton as a prime pickup opportunity this fall.  The 66-year-old...

New bills ban shackling pregnant people in prison

Updated, 6:52 a.m., 3/17/20, with comments from the Department of Corrrections Under newly introduced legislation, an employee of a correctional facility would not be permitted...

Report: SE Michigan govts. commit ‘highway robbery’ against Detroit drivers

Attorney Geoffrey Leonard recalls meeting with two African-American Detroit clients who had been ticketed for running through an Allen Park stop sign, which was...

Michigan SOS: Precincts will need more staff, resources for Nov. election

Updated, 11:27 a.m. 3/12/20 Tuesday’s presidential primary election in Michigan went relatively smoothly, according to the Michigan Department of State (SOS), despite high voter turnout...

Cynthia Neeley’s win helps House Dems achieve gender parity

Flint Democrat Cynthia Neeley became Michigan’s newest state representative Tuesday and will fill the 34th House District seat. That seat was previously held by her...

Susan J. Demas: Sanders’ biggest mistake was not backing Warren in...

It's a despondent time for many inspired by Bernie Sanders' progressive vision, as he lost Michigan big Tuesday night — four years after his...

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