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What’s in a name? Debate continues as Hispanic Heritage Month begins. 

Whatever you do, don’t call Elena Herrada Hispanic or Mexican American.  “I never liked the term 'Mexican American' because it marginalizes us. I refer to...

Whitmer lowers flags for 9/11

Updated, 8:28 a.m., 9/11/20 To honor the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks 19 years ago, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags...

‘She was the entire right side of my body’: Detroit honors...

Omari Barksdale described Monday’s city of Detroit tribute to COVID-19 victims as “honorable” and “overwhelming.” ”It allows people to see the faces instead of just...

Confederate statues would be removed from national parks under spending bill

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum is pushing the federal government to get rid of Confederate statues and memorials in national parks — and...

Detroiter in iconic 1963 March on Washington photo reflects on protests,...

Edith Lee-Payne was 12 when she attended the seminal 1963 March on Washington. There, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic “I...

Susan J. Demas: Deep down, we all know COVID-19 won’t disappear...

Last week, I spent several days hiking the Appalachian Trail with my family, after our pre-pandemic plans to fly cross-country and get lost in...

Milliken remembered as ‘great’ man, coalition builder at memorial service

Speakers fondly remembered the late William Milliken, Michigan’s longest-serving governor, during a moving 90-minute service held Thursday at Interlochen Center for the Arts located...

On this day in 1965: Michigan House delegation unanimously backs Voting...

The U.S. House on Aug. 3, 1965, approved the Voting Rights Act. The bipartisan final tally was an empathic 328-74. The spark that made way...

Column: The Americans with Disabilities Act turns 30 during COVID-19

When President George Herbert Walker Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law on July 26, 1990, we doubt he was thinking...

Susan J. Demas: We’re in a Trump recession. Michigan Republicans think...

In Washington, conservative fiscal scolds are finally emerging from an almost four-year hibernation in the deficit-busting, economic-tanking Trump era, as polls show the president...

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