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Bills you may have missed, from retail worker schedules to banning...

Using nooses as an intimidation tactic would be banned and third-party sales of appointments at Secretary of State offices would be banned under bills...

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

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

On this day in 1831: Blackburn slaves escape for freedom

On July 3, 1831, Thornton and Lucie Blackburn, Black slaves, bolted from Louisville, Ky., headed for freedom. The couple would arrive nearly 360 miles...

Benson, activists blast GOP election bills 

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Detroit-area activists on Thursday continued to blast a set of state Senate GOP-sponsored bills voter suppression.   “The truth...

Column: There are 1.4 billion reasons for a bipartisan investment in...

After years of restrictive policies that prevented most families from receiving any assistance with their childcare costs, coupled with very low wages for childcare...

Supreme Court upholds Arizona law in setback for voting rights

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Arizona’s ban on third-party ballot collections, reversing the 9th Circuit’s ruling last year that the prohibition violated the Voting...

2 Michigan Republicans vote against scuttling Confederate statues

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Tuesday to remove from the Capitol a bust of the late Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney, a Marylander...

Nessel: DHHS surgery requirement for birth certificate change is unconstitutional, no...

A 43-year-old state law requiring transgender residents to show proof of gender-affirming surgery before being able to change their birth certificate is unconstitutional, Attorney...

Trump’s AG dismissed claims of election fraud in Detroit and elsewhere...

Former U.S. Attorney General William Barr reviewed President Donald Trump’s claims of election fraud at the TCF Center in Detroit last year and concluded...

Francisco Ramirez: We can’t wait for the DREAM Act any longer

June is Immigrant Heritage Month in the United States. It gives us the opportunity to reflect on our history as a nation founded upon...

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