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Todd A. Heywood: Down the right-wing rabbit hole: How did the...

Updated, 3:12 p.m., 12/10/20 It started with a Facebook Live Video that was sucked into the underbelly of the internet. There it churned and clipped...

Black lawmaker who had racist threats leveled against her chided by...

State Rep. Cynthia Johnson (D-Detroit) said she received a barrage of hateful voicemails, including a death threat, following Wednesday’s House Oversight Committee hearing where...

Lawmaker receives lynching threat, Trump supporters descend on SOS’s house

Two Michigan officials from Detroit faced threats over the weekend in connection to state election results.  State Rep. Cynthia Johnson (D-Detroit) said she received racist...

Whitmer says COVID-19 testing has increased in underserved areas

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday said that her task force focused on studying the impact of COVID-19 on minority communities has helped to mitigate...

Historymaker: McConnell becomes first African-American legislator in Grosse Pointe Park 

Updated, 12:54 p.m., 12/2/20 Darci McConnell was born in 1967.* That was just one year after A. Gordon Wright, a lawyer and federal government official,...

A glass ceiling shattered: Black and South Asian women celebrate Harris’...

When U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) entered the race for president in 2019, China Cochran, a political organizer and activist from Detroit, immediately backed...

Michigan SOS: There is ‘no legal mechanism to rescind’ Wayne Co....

Two Republicans on the Wayne County Board of Canvassers are trying to rescind their vote to certify the county’s presidential election results, but a...

Detroit NAACP chief: ‘We’re not going to let them steal the...

Several Detroit residents remain fired up about GOP efforts to discredit presidential election results.  The Wayne County Board of Canvassers on Tuesday evening certified the...

In wild meeting, Wayne Co. board certifies Biden as winner after...

Updated, 10:15 p.m. 11/17/20 The Wayne County Board of Canvassers on Tuesday evening certified the Nov. 3 presidential election results, but also directed the Secretary...

Longtime Judge Dalton Roberson Sr. dies after COVID-19 diagnosis

In 1937, Wes Johnson, an 18-year-old Black man, was accused of assaulting a white woman and arrested. He was later snatched from a Henry...

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