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Stephanie Chang: We must protect our most vulnerable during this crisis

To say this is a challenging time would be a massive understatement. As a social worker turned public servant, I look at issues through a...

Detroit small businesses score grants to survive COVID-19 crisis

One Detroiter who expressed concern about her business’ survival during the early days of the COVID-19 crisis has secured a $5,000 grant designed to...

Longtime labor activist Liz Jackson dies at 102

Described as a fighter with no quit in her, Elizabeth Jackson was a force in Detroit’s labor, political and civil rights communities for many...

Michigan leaders alarmed about racism toward Asian Americans amid COVID-19 crisis

A group of state elected officials and community leaders on Thursday pushed back against what they see as growing anti-Asian-American sentiment amid the coronavirus...

COVID-19 has made immigrants fear seeking care, while Asian Americans feel...

The phones have been ringing off the hook at the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center. The voices coming through are a chorus on repeat: I’ve been...

Black-owned business battle to survive during COVID-19 crisis

When it comes to the COVID-19 crisis environment, Regina Gaines speaks for a lot of Black-owned businesses in the metro Detroit area. “We’re dead!” Gaines,...

On this day in 1970: U of M students fight for...

University of Michigan students launched a massive protest against their administrators and Board of Regents on this day in 1970. At the center of...

Garden City man charged with threatening state senator

Police have charged John Mailley, 59, with ethnic intimidation felonies after threatening state Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor), the Lansing State Journal reported Tuesday. The...

Report: SE Michigan govts. commit ‘highway robbery’ against Detroit drivers

Attorney Geoffrey Leonard recalls meeting with two African-American Detroit clients who had been ticketed for running through an Allen Park stop sign, which was...

Young people gear up for the 2020 election, whether they can...

Updated, 10:03 a.m., 3/9/20 Zion Helms, a 17-year-old senior at Cass Tech High School in Detroit, won’t be able to vote in Tuesday’s presidential primary,...

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