Race Equity

Trump is ‘playing games with our lives,’ activists say on Earth...

Michigan leaders blasted President Donald Trump on Earth Day, citing his poor environmental record and “bungling” of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since taking office in 2017,...

Column: We must protect people with disabilities during the COVID-19 crisis

According to the latest U.S. census American Communities Survey, there are 1.4 million Michiganders with disabilities, including 126,001 Detroiters or roughly 19% of the...

Gov. signs order creating coronavirus task force on racial disparities 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday signed Executive Order No. 2020-55 that creates the Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities.  It comes as the COVID-19...

Civil rights leaders rip Lansing protest for ‘racist undertones’

The Rev. Charles Williams II, National Action Network’s Michigan chair and pastor of Historic King Solomon Baptist Church in Detroit, said that last week’s...

‘Damn, I’ll be dead by then’: Detroit COVID-19 survivors talk about...

The Motor City has been identified as a hotspot for COVID-19 and statewide data has shown that coronavirus has disproportionately affected Blacks. The Michigan...

Ken Coleman: The COVID-19 crisis has rocked Detroit and my life....

The last three weeks have felt like three years. Each day feels the same. Monday is just like Wednesday. Thursday is just like Saturday. Sunday...

Mail-in voting gains traction, but concerns remain for disabled, Native people

WASHINGTON — As the COVID-19 virus continues to sweep the country, voting rights advocates are demanding Congress fully fund a national vote-by-mail program so...

Blacks are 40% of Michigan COVID-19 deaths. Officials want to know...

State Rep. Tyrone Carter (D-Detroit) and Pontiac Mayor Deirdre Waterman on Thursday called for more COVID-19 testing of African Americans and more reporting by...

Lawyer and doctor coalition: Release COVID-19 data across U.S. by race

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and about 400 doctors from across the country publicly demanded on Monday that federal, state and...

A 1st: Michigan sees 100+ COVID-19 deaths in a day

COVID-19 cases in Michigan climbed up Monday to 17,221, an increase of 1,503 cases since Sunday.  A statewide coronavirus hotline is open 7 days a...

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