Civil Rights

Congress told pandemic will worsen racial disparities in public schools

WASHINGTON — The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated racial inequities in education, a disparity that Congress needs to help rectify, President Barack Obama’s former education...

Peters, Stabenow block ‘weak’ GOP police reform bill

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Democrats blocked a GOP police reform bill Wednesday because they said it fails to adequately respond to police brutality against...

Susan J. Demas: Trump was elected to hurt the ‘right people.’...

When Donald Trump emerged disheveled and broken from Air Force One Saturday after what was supposed to be his triumphant comeback on the campaign...

Survivors say DeVos Title IX rules may have let MSU off...

Michigan survivor advocates joined U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) during a Monday roundtable to discuss the upcoming implementation of a new federal Title IX...

Slotkin challenger: ‘All lives matter,’ ‘race nonsense’ is fake

Updated with comment from Slotkin, 2:41 p.m., 6/23/20 One of the GOP challengers to U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly), Howell Republican Mike Detmer, said at...

Hemond: A lot is negotiable, but not your ‘basic rights as...

Adrian Hemond doesn’t want you to look away from this moment. And even as the CEO of a bipartisan political consulting firm, he’s not afraid...

Ken Coleman: Moses Baldwin was a beacon of light in the...

Detroit has lost some impactful residents during 2020 and not all have been from COVID-19.  Moses Baldwin, a highly respected Detroit police officer, was one...

Detroit protesters step up call for probe of police during tribunal

About 300 people attended a public tribunal on a sweltering 90-degree Saturday evening at Hart Plaza in Detroit where organizers stepped up their call...

Terrence Martin: Lessons for my Black son

In some cultures, when a boy reaches the age of 13, his entire community comes together to acknowledge his coming of age in a...

Court rejects rehearing of GOP cases to bar redistricting commission 

Republicans have challenged the constitutionality of Michigan’s Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission, but the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied requests to rehear the...

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