Race Equity

On this day in 1968: Young becomes Senate Dems’ first Black...

Michigan Senate Democrats on March 5, 1968, selected Coleman A. Young of Detroit as their floor leader. The 49-year-old Young replaced Sandy Levin, who...

‘Sanctuary cities,’ lobbyist ‘revolving door’ among 400+ new bills in Michigan...

Just two months into their term, members of the 100th Michigan Legislature have already introduced more than 400 bills, including those that seek to...

On this day in 1999: Pioneering African-American female judge honored

The Michigan House of Representatives on March 2, 1999, adopted a resolution honoring Claudia House Morcom, one of the state's leading lawyers and retired...

After being snubbed by Trump, will James run for Senate again?

John James, a rising GOP star who lost to U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) last year, stayed mum about his political future while appearing...

Lawrence ‘insulted’ at GOP congressman claiming Trump isn’t racist since he...

The U.S. House Oversight Committee hearing on Wednesday was as circus-like as you'd expect with Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, taking the...

Michigan Civil Rights Dept. to start hate, bias database

Spurred, in part, by the October 2018 killing of 11 people at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, the state Department of Civil...

Leaders reject white supremacist posters found in Lansing’s Old Town

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor has condemned posters with links to a nationally recognized white supremacist group that were found in the Old Town neighborhood...

Women hold 7 of 9 statewide elected executive posts in Michigan

It may look like the "Brady Bunch" from the photos above, but that's actually a look at Michigan's current roster of statewide elected executives. Not...

Whitmer takes on Trump over eliminating Planned Parenthood funding

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she will fight back against the President Donald Trump administration's new rule banning Planned Parenthood and other groups from a...

AG to open hate crime unit amid surge in Michigan extremist...

Attorney General Dana Nessel said Friday she will form a hate crime unit within her office after the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) released...

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