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Detroit BLM co-founder vows to continue fight for police reform, housing...

Detroit Will Breathe (DWB) co-founder Nakia Wallace said this week that her anti-police brutality organization and city officials continue to have sharp differences when...

HIV law has changed, but those prosecuted under former measure struggle...

Jeremy Merithew had a hook-up in 2012 that he will remember for the rest of his life. He met a man on the gay...

Bipartisan police reforms win broad support at Senate hearing

A package of bipartisan police reform bills received the backing of Democratic and Republican lawmakers, a retired police detective, a civil rights lawyer and...

More states consider automatic criminal record expungement

Doug Smith spent five years and eight months in a Huntsville, Texas, prison for a felony he committed while suffering from substance use disorder...

There are a lot of proposals to increase Michigan government transparency....

Updated, 2:38 p.m., 6/3/21 with correction Dozens of bills aimed at boosting ethics, transparency and financial disclosure laws have been introduced in the Legislature this...

Bipartisan police reforms introduced in Senate, House Dems look to reintroduce...

Demeeko Williams, a Detroit activist who participated in dozens of Black Lives Matter rallies in 2020, said the Michigan Senate’s recently unveiled bipartisan police...

Biden proclaims day of remembrance for the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

President Joe Biden on Monday called upon Americans to commemorate the tremendous loss of life and security connected to the terrifying 1921 Tulsa Race...

Senate GOP filibuster blocks bipartisan commission to probe U.S. Capitol insurrection

Updated, 1:51 p.m. with comments from Peters WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Republicans on Friday blocked consideration of a bill creating a bipartisan, independent commission to...

Michigan man imprisoned for 32 years is freed after DNA evidence...

A Michigan man who spent nearly 32 years in prison for murder was released this week after DNA evidence ruled him out as the...

On this day in 1963: Detroit NAACP calls on city schools...

On May 28, 1963 the Detroit branch NAACP demanded that the Detroit Board of Education adopt an aggressive plan to increase race integration within...

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