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DeVos becomes latest Republican to compare abortion rights to slavery

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos compared the pro-choice stance to slavery while she spoke to a crowd at a Colorado Christian University event in...

‘It’s a real loss for survivors.’ Domestic violence law remains stalled...

WASHINGTON — For decades, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was an issue that could transcend partisan politics on Capitol Hill.  Not anymore.  The landmark law...

Activist, professor Angela Davis ties MLK’s legacy to current fight for...

During her 45-minute speech on the campus of the University of Michigan Monday, Angela Davis urged 3,500 attendees to push back against the prison...

Column: Black Americans mostly left behind by progress since Dr. King’s...

On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., while assisting striking sanitation workers. Back then, over a half century...

Should private schools get public funds? The Supreme Court will take...

The Michigan Supreme Court will consider on March 4 and 5 whether the state Legislature can spend public money on private schools.   “That means the...

U.S. Rep. John Lewis won’t keynote Lansing MLK Day event

Civil rights icon U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) has canceled a Lansing appearance scheduled for next week. The Dr. Martin Luther King Commission of Mid-Michigan...

Michigan minimum-wage workers got a raise on Jan. 1. But they...

Michigan started the new year by joining 21 states in raising the minimum wage But workers saw a smaller increase than they would have...

Former state Rep. Tim Kelly announces congressional campaign to unseat Kildee

Updated, 1:43 p.m., 1/13/19, with comments from Lavora Barnes Tim Kelly, a former Republican state lawmaker, announced he is challenging U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint)...

New Michigan anti-LGBTQ discrimination ballot measure includes religious beliefs protections

Updated, 3:02 p.m., 1/9/19 A new ballot initiative filed Tuesday could make civil rights protections for LGBTQ Michiganders a reality, after attempts to amend the...

Column: Trump’s Iran attack is a reminder Congress has to reclaim...

It didn’t take long for “World War III” to become a trending topic on Twitter in the hours after news broke that a drone strike by...

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