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Detroit City Council approves reparations measure, but challenges lie ahead

Black Detroiters moved a step closer to receiving long-awaited reparations for systemic racial discrimination, but the historic measure still faces legal and funding uncertainties. The...

State police data: More than 1/5 of traffic stops involve Black...

More than one in every five — 21.5% — of Michigan State Police (MSP) traffic stops in 2020 involved Black motorists — a percentage...

A federal investigation seeks to uncover the painful history of Native...

WASHINGTON —The Native American children travelled on trains, thousands of miles from their homes, to Pennsylvania's Carlisle Indian Industrial School in the late 1800s...

GOP furor over ‘critical race theory’ hits college campuses

Professors say the Republican crusade to root out “critical race theory” is taking a toll on college campuses around the nation — places where...

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...

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...

Relief payments to Black farmers on hold amid lawsuits backed by...

WASHINGTON — Former Trump administration officials and conservative and libertarian nonprofits have launched lawsuits to block federal relief funds aimed at Black and minority...

How a West Michigan student-led LGBTQ club became the latest culture...

After a student-led Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) club at Whitehall High School sent out an email to the student body that included resources about sexuality...

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