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Flint native named Michigan’s clean water chief, says she’ll ‘lift up...

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) has named Ninah Sasy as its first clean water public advocate, the department announced...

Elijah Cummings, chair of the powerful House Oversight Committee investigating Trump,...

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the son of sharecroppers who rose to the highest heights of national politics — but never lost touch with...

Whitmer proclaims Monday Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Michigan

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed a proclamation declaring Monday Indigenous Peoples' Day in Michigan. "... We should honor the historic, cultural, and contemporary significance of...

Column: Why more places are abandoning Columbus Day in favor of...

Increasingly, Columbus Day is giving people pause. More and more towns and cities across the country are electing to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day as an...

Some Detroiters still aren’t sold on the ‘Green Rush’ of legal...

As Michigan prepares for the emerging recreational cannabis industry and attempts to level the field for minority business owners, Detroit’s budding “cannapreneurs” are eager...

Michigan sees efforts to establish Indigenous Peoples’ Day

State Sen. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) on Thursday introduced bills that would replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Michigan, echoing similar measures...

Column: Michigan gets called out for having the most Black children...

We want every child to thrive in Michigan. A new snapshot from the Annie E. Casey Foundation calls out our state on this goal...

Column: HUD’s attacks on civil rights protections contradict science and the...

Have you ever heard the phrase “racism without racists?" Particularly in the United States, terms like “racism,” “racist,” and “discrimination” are deeply entwined with...

Bipartisan Senate report urges Trump admin to combat 2020 election interference

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released a report Tuesday calling on the Trump administration to take steps to combat foreign...

Detroit church visited by MLK, Malcolm X and Berry Gordy Jr....

A legendary Detroit church that hosted several historic events during the 1950s and 1960s has earned a National Park Service grant to assist in...

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