Civil Rights

Nessel urges Trump admin to withdraw proposal limiting asylum-seekers’ working rights

Attorney General Dana Nessel joined 18 other attorneys general last week in opposing a President Trump administration proposed rule that would eliminate the 30-day...

How Michigan 2018 candidates experienced Islamophobia through social media

Michigan made history during the 2018 midterms with a record number of Muslim Americans running for local, statewide and federal offices. But a new...

How positive language could improve public policy for struggling communities

Could focusing on a person’s or community’s attributions and aspirations instead of their struggles reverse systemic inequity? Some leaders in policy, media, the nonprofit sector...

Is DACA doomed? Supreme Court may side with Trump.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court appears unlikely to salvage a former President Obama-era program that has allowed hundreds of thousands of young, unauthorized...

Dems slam Shirkey’s comparison of abortion to slavery as ‘out of...

Democratic lawmakers are hitting back at the “unfortunate remarks” made by state Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) last week comparing abortion to slavery.  Speaking...

MSU students demand support for immigrants, sanctuary school status

Some Michigan State University students are demanding the administration declares it a sanctuary school and provide more support and resources for undocumented and Deferred...

DACA case heads to U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday

WASHINGTON — Can President Donald Trump put an end to legal protections for a group of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United...

Ken Coleman: Remembering Dingell, Keith and Conyers, proud veterans who fought...

On Veterans Day 2019, I reflected this morning on three American heroes who died this year: John Dingell, Damon Keith and John Conyers. I covered...

Susan J. Demas: When it comes to Trump, the brazenness is...

President Donald Trump will almost certainly be impeached — it's now just a matter of narrowing down the list of high crimes and misdemeanors...

Dwayne Barnes: Turning our assets into change agents in Detroit and...

This year, I was selected to become a 2019 Skillman BMe Vanguard Fellow. The Vanguard Fellowship is an elite leadership experience designed and facilitated...

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