Race Equity

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...

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...

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...

LaFave comes under fire for Detroit hunting social media post

Two recent photos posted by state Rep. Beau LaFave (R-Iron Mountain) are being called insensitive and racist by some of his colleagues. One photo depicts...

Health study: 7,000 more Michigan children were uninsured in 2018

Michigan has seen a 10% jump in the number of children without health insurance between 2016 and 2018, a new Georgetown University report shows. The...

Conyers lauded for leadership centered on ‘jobs, justice, peace’

Two-thousand mourners paid respect to former U.S. House Rep. John Conyers Jr. during a funeral service on Monday at Detroit’s Greater Grace Temple on...

D.C. think tank says U.S. House must step up diversity hiring...

Updated, 2:03 p.m. 11/4/19, 5:09 p.m. 11/5/19 with information on Rep. Slotkin's office After the U.S. House of Representatives released results regarding its study on...

U.S. House Judiciary Committee offers tribute to longtime chair Conyers

WASHINGTON — When U.S. Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) was a freshman back in 2013, he jumped into an underground train leaving the U.S. Capitol...

Wayne State to offer free tuition for Detroit students, residents

Wayne State University (WSU) on Wednesday announced an ambitious plan to provide free tuition for Detroit high school graduates. The student must have a high...

Lawrence torches Trump for ‘lynching’ remark

President Donald Trump on Tuesday morning again took to Twitter to blast the impeachment inquiry against him — and this time he deployed a...

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