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Biden backs reparations study, as House Dems push for commission

WASHINGTON — The White House on Wednesday indicated that President Joe Biden would support studying reparations for slavery, the same day that House Democrats...

On this day in 1969: William Milliken becomes Michigan governor

On Jan. 22, 1969, William Milliken became Michigan’s 44th governor.  “I’m ready for the job and eager to get on with it,” he said at...

Susan J. Demas: A Biden presidency offers a return to normalcy....

Two weeks after barbarians stormed the People's House with Confederate and Trump flags, Nazi slogans and guns, on the hunt for the vice president,...

Biden takes the oath of office with troops on guard and...

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden is now the 46th president of the United States. At noon, he took the oath of office while standing on...

On this day in 2009: Aretha Franklin performs at Obama inauguration

On Jan. 20, 2009, legendary recording artist Aretha Franklin, donning a head-turning, bow-tied, grey felt hat, performed “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” during U.S....

Column: Teach your children well

This column is inspired by a 1970 song by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young for parents to “teach your children well.” I’ve been thinking about...

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...

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