Civil Rights

Voter suppression legislation in Michigan boosted by company donations to Republicans,...

After a police officer murdered George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, sparking protests against police brutality across the...

Teachers come under pressure as politicians, parents battle over ‘critical race...

WASHINGTON—Teachers from Tennessee to Iowa are swept up in a wave of outrage led by GOP politicians nationwide over how schools teach kids about...

Whitmer signs executive directive to prohibit state and federal funding of...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive directive Monday requiring the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to take action to prohibit the...

Justice Department to increase legal staff amid surge in restrictive voting...

WASHINGTON—The Department of Justice announced Friday that it is doubling its enforcement attorneys who will work to protect voting rights. U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland’s...

Nessel’s office announces new trans-inclusive department policy

Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Thursday that her office has adopted a new policy to protect the needs, legal rights and safety of transgender,...

Democratic lawmakers condemn violent, racist death threats left on Black lawmaker’s...

An obscenity-laced, racist voicemail left on the House office voicemail for a Black state representative is being investigated by law enforcement, according to a...

David Hecker: Public education must continue to fight ugly truth of...

Michigan can and should be a place where every child, regardless of race or ZIP code, has the opportunity to get a quality public...

State House members offer ‘Justice for All’ police reform package

State Reps. Tenisha Yancey (D-Harper Woods), Sarah Anthony (D-Lansing), and Felicia Brabec (D-Pittsfield) on Tuesday unveiled a plan to fight police misconduct. “Each and every...

What Republicans need to know about critical race theory

The late historian John Henrik Clarke explained the dominant subculture’s preoccupation with manipulating history. Europeans “began manipulating history in the 15th century to justify the...

Nessel says she isn’t the proper defendant for minimum wage, paid...

Updated, 9:05 p.m., 6/8/21 with additional comments Attorney General Dana Nessel filed a motion Monday in response to a lawsuit that aims for an increase...

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