Civil Rights

Prior to Trump’s ‘public charge’ rule, state reminds immigrants of rights...

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is reminding immigrants of their rights after the President Trump administration’s so-called “public charge rule”...

Study: Low-income, students of color squeezed in Michigan’s college affordability crisis

A new study shows that Michigan’s public universities and community colleges are facing an affordability crisis, which has especially hit low-income families hard.  The study...

Report: Michigan lobbyist spending up 6% in 2019 to $23M

The Michigan Health & Hospital Association tops the list of interest groups and Governmental Consultant Services Inc. (GCSI) leads multi-client lobbying firms in spending...

Feds hit MSU with $4.5M fine as provost abruptly resigns

The Larry Nassar and William Strampel scandals continue to plague Michigan State University.  The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has determined that the university failed...

ACLU calls for revisions to University of Michigan’s student sexual misconduct...

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan and the ACLU Women’s Rights Project on Thursday called for revisions to the University of Michigan’s...

New York Times’ ‘1619 Project’ on the history of slavery comes...

A New York Times reporter who spearheaded a popular magazine project that remembers the 400-year anniversary of American slavery on Wednesday responded to a...

DisArt drag show finds new Grand Rapids venue

Updated, 11:40 a.m., with announcement of filing a civil rights complaint DisArt, a Grand Rapids-based Disability Arts organization, announced it will hold the Disability Drag...

Amy Greene: These women’s accomplishments tell another story of America

Two American Democratic representatives have been forbidden to enter Israel: “What are Trump and Netanyahu afraid of?” questioned the New York Times in an...

Dems decry Trump’s rhetoric at ‘Take on Hate’ rally

Several Michigan Democrats and more than 40 organizations rallied in Dearborn Thursday night to combat the rise of “hateful rhetoric.” The small event of about...

Column: We need to focus on kids’ strengths in school and...

Seeing all those back-to-school posts on Facebook is making me more than a little misty this year.  As a mom, I know my days of...

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