Civil Rights

On this day: SCOTUS rules on Milliken v. Bradley Detroit busing...

On July 25, 1974, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 ruled against cross-district busing in the landmark case, Milliken v. Bradley. The case...

10 presidential hopefuls stress civil rights bona fides at NAACP forum

Ten candidates in the crowded 2020 presidential field made their case as civil rights champions Wednesday, on the closing day of the national NAACP...

Biden touts African American support during SE Michigan swing

Former Vice President Joe Biden campaigned Wednesday in Michigan for the first time as a 2020 presidential contender and stressed his backing from Black...

Report: Rep. Mitchell retiring in 2020

U.S. Rep. Paul Mitchell (R-Dryden) is retiring after only two terms representing Macomb County and the Thumb, Politico reported Wednesday morning. Mitchell, who represents the...

In Michigan, the LG takes paternity leave

Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist is set on Wednesday morning to kick off a criminal justice reform task force in Detroit. That comes after he...

NAACP delegates vote unanimously in support of Trump’s impeachment

At the NAACP’s annual convention in Detroit on Tuesday, the group’s delegates voted unanimously in favor of a motion calling on Congress to impeach...

Slotkin: Border camps ‘a tragedy … for every single link in...

After U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) toured migrant holding facilities in Texas last Friday and the U.S.-Mexico border crossing itself, she said the humanitarian...

Pelosi, Abrams say women, people of color are key in 2020...

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on Monday stressed the importance of women and people of color...

Tlaib: ‘I’m not going nowhere until I impeach this president’

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) brought the house down at the national NAACP convention in Detroit on Monday when she again vowed to impeach...

Bill aims to end racial discrimination based on hairstyle

State Rep. Sarah Anthony (D-Lansing) on Wednesday introduced House Bill 4811 to prevent discrimination by expanding Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to recognize a...

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