Race Equity

‘Sanctuary county’ preemption bills spark heated immigration debate

A plan to preempt Michigan’s counties from adopting policies preventing local law enforcement from cooperating with federal authorities is the latest way the nation’s...

Michigan millennial leads nation’s largest NAACP branch

Kamilia Landrum is on the move. At 30, she’s the youngest Detroit NAACP executive director in the branch’s 107 years. The Detroit branch is the...

Kamala Harris to keynote Detroit NAACP dinner

Presidential hopeful U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) will headline an event for the Detroit branch of the NAACP on May 5. The Detroit News first...

2020 organizing effort in Detroit looks to attract college Dems

The Michigan Democratic Party is recruiting college juniors to work this summer in Detroit to become field organizers for the 2020 presidential election. The program,...

Column: We need more teachers of color, so why do we...

Students of color seldom see teachers who look like them. This is because many aspiring teachers of color are pushed out of the profession...

6 Republicans vote against naming highway for Aretha Franklin

The state House on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted to name a portion of M-10 in Detroit the Aretha L. Franklin Memorial Highway in honor of the...

Alex Rossman: Michigan’s budget should address racial inequality

I was going to write this for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Then I was going to write this for Black History Month. But...

Schor seeks to end feud with former fire chief

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor has apologized to former Lansing Fire Department Chief Randy Talifarro following a recent public dispute about hiring practices for firefighters, the...

Think tank: Trump budget cuts training key to Black workers

President Donald Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2020 budget includes $1.2 billion in cuts to several job training programs will hurt African-Americans and other underserved...

Schor under fire for Lansing Fire Dept.’s lack of diversity

There’s been a very public war of words between Lansing Mayor Andy Schor and former Lansing Fire Department Chief Randy Talifarro. Now Dale Copedge, president...

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