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Longtime Judge Dalton Roberson Sr. dies after COVID-19 diagnosis

In 1937, Wes Johnson, an 18-year-old Black man, was accused of assaulting a white woman and arrested. He was later snatched from a Henry...

Black voters: Biden couldn’t have won without us

Black Michiganders say Democratic President-elect Joe Biden owes African Americans a debt of gratitude for his victory over President Trump this week.  “Joe Biden could...

Senate remembers late Sen. Morris Hood III

After a spirited and politically charged election season, the state Senate in bipartisan fashion on Thursday adopted a resolution to memorialize the late Morris...

Black lawmakers warned of extremism and white supremacism at the Capitol...

The news that members of the Boogaloo Bois and a self-described militia group had plans to kidnap and kill Gov. Gretchen Whitmer over her...

On this day in 1995: Michiganders attend the Million Man March

On Oct. 16, 1995, Black boys and men from throughout the country, including Michigan, participated in the Million Man March in Washington, D.C. Bernard Parker,...

Tribal-led Line 5 investigation unearths ancient cultural artifacts

A group of Michiganders concerned about the Line 5 oil pipeline’s impact on the Straits of Mackinac, led primarily by women of Michigan’s tribal...

Few precedents for presidential candidates unable to stay on the ticket

President Donald Trump’s diagnosis with COVID-19 just a month before Election Day raises the question of what happens in the unlikely case a nominee...

House Dems renew call for police reform in aftermath of Breonna...

Michigan Reps. Tenisha Yancey (D-Harper Woods), Tyrone Carter (D-Detroit), Cynthia Johnson (D-Detroit), and Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor) Thursday renewed their call to end qualified...

Gun violence prevention group unveils mural to encourage 2020 vote 

As a part of its “Our Power in the States” series, March For Our Lives on Tuesday unveiled in Detroit a mural of the...

Dozens attend candlelight vigil for Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Lansing

Dozens of Michiganders gathered at the Hall of Justice in Lansing on Saturday night to hold a candlelight vigil honoring the life and legacy...

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