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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...

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...

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