Civil Rights

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...

Column: Most of my family was wiped out by the Nazis....

Six million Jewish men, women and children were killed in the extermination camps of Nazi Germany. They were dehumanized by a government policy that...

Whitmer responds to racist Trump attacks on Tlaib

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer responded on Twitter Thursday attacks on U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) and her fellow progressives in Congress, calling them “racist” and...

Benson outlines redistricting commission process, stresses need for funding from Legislature

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson unveiled Thursday the application process and criteria by which the state will select its new independent redistricting commission...

Report: Mitchell asks for Trump meeting over ‘Send her back’ chant

At least two non-Democratic members of Michigan’s congressional delegation have publicly pushed back on a xenophobic chant that took place during President Donald Trump’s...

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