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U.S. House OKs measure condemning anti-Asian bigotry on largely party lines

The U.S. House passed a measure Thursday condemning COVID-19-related anti-Asian bigotry and discrimination, with the Michigan delegation voting mostly on party lines. The non-binding resolution...

GOP Senate nominee John James: America is ‘close to a civil...

Updated, 12:51 p.m., 9/17/20 During a virtual town hall meeting Wednesday, Republican U.S. Senate nominee John James said that given the political climate, America is...

Study: 97% of Black Lives Matter protests have been peaceful in...

The vast majority of nationwide Black Lives Matter protests have been peaceful, including those in Michigan, according to a new study by the Armed...

AG files charges against 2 officers for police misconduct

Michigan Attorney Dana Nessel on Tuesday detailed criminal charges her office filed against officers in Saginaw and Jackson counties in two police misconduct cases. A...

What’s in a name? Debate continues as Hispanic Heritage Month begins. 

Whatever you do, don’t call Elena Herrada Hispanic or Mexican American.  “I never liked the term 'Mexican American' because it marginalizes us. I refer to...

MSU removes name of former KKK member from building

The Michigan State University (MSU) Board of Trustees on Friday unanimously approved the removal of Stephen Nisbet’s name from a university building. It followed...

Rick Haglund: Blacks have lost ground in Michigan — and it’s...

In his long career as a University of Michigan labor economist, Don Grimes never focused his research on race-based income inequality. “I’ve always believed in...

Detroit lawmakers call for investigation into police violence against protesters

A group of elected officials this week called for an independent investigation into use of force by Detroit police against protesters and journalists over...

U of M-Dearborn hosts separate ‘cafe’ events for people of color...

The University of Michigan-Dearborn held two virtual events Tuesday titled “Non-POC Cafe” and “POC Cafe” for students to discuss their experiences with race, but...

Watchdog: Detroit-anchored congressional districts ‘shortchanged’ in PPP loans

Stephanie Byrd feels like she’s hanging on by a shoestring. The second-generation small business owner has been rocked by COVID-19. And her parents, Alida...

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