Civil Rights

Nessel, Democratic AGs blast GOP lawsuit to stop the ERA

With Virginia primed to be the pivotal 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) — meaning that the necessary three-quarters of states...

Tlaib denounces Trump admin immigrant DNA collection

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) on Tuesday called the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) action to collect DNA from immigrants and migrants at...

Michigan may add 3rd gender option to driver licenses for nonbinary...

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is considering adding a third gender option to driver licenses for nonbinary residents who don't identify as male...

Susan J. Demas: Why are there so few stories about Trump’s...

This week, President Trump may have stumbled into a war with Iran and was accused by yet another woman of sexual harassment. If you haven't...

‘Real rush’ of Trump rules expected in case he loses in...

WASHINGTON — The President Trump administration is preparing to finalize a host of high-profile rules in 2020, including policies that will impact everything from...

Julie Cassidy: We must build the will to end homelessness in...

The most recent Ending Homelessness in Michigan annual report is out, and we cannot ignore the numbers as the state grapples with a housing...

Trump has appointed judges at a breakneck speed. More are coming.

WASHINGTON — The GOP-controlled U.S. Senate heads into 2020 with few major legislative victories — but a significant one on the judicial front: a...

The Advance’s best stories of 2019 you may have missed

Quotable of the Year: “One of the great drawbacks of being in Congress is that I must receive insulting letters from weak-minded jackasses like yourself....

The ERA could finally become a reality. Here’s a look back...

Laura Carter Callow has been on the front lines for the Equal Rights Amendment’s (ERA) advancement in Michigan since the mid-1970s and now she...

History-making lobbyist reflects on more than 50 years in the business

It’s just before noon at Gregory’s Soul Food, the popular eatery on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Lansing. More than a dozen patrons...

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