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Wayne State to observe Election Day as a holiday

The day of the next general election will be an official holiday at Wayne State University. "I’m very pleased to announce that this year, Wayne...

At ‘emergency’ summit, Congressional Black Caucus calls for Trump’s defeat 

WASHINGTON — Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) laid out its agenda for the year last week at an “emergency summit” at the...

Stabenow, Peters vote to convict Trump, GOP Senate acquits

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has survived impeachment, but he didn’t emerge unscathed.  The U.S. Senate on Wednesday acquitted Trump on charges that he abused...

Michigan-born Romney, Amash buck conventional politics and punish Trump

Two conservative Capitol Hill lawmakers with Michigan ties voted against President Donald Trump during historic impeachment proceedings.  U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) was born in...

Flip the script: Monique Owens is Eastpointe’s first Black mayor

In 1991, East Detroit, a Macomb County community located immediately north of the Motor City, wanted to turn the page. Through local referendum, its...

Sen. Santana wants to end ‘prison gerrymandering’

Sen. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) has introduced legislation that would require the Michigan Department of Corrections (DOC) to report the pre-incarceration addresses of prisoners when...

Will Michigan Blacks and Browns show up without a presidential candidate...

Three high-profile presidential candidates of color have dropped out of the race in the last two months: U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-California), U.S. Sen....

Virginia approved the ERA. Now what’s the holdup?

WASHINGTON — Virginia’s sprint to green-light the Equal Rights Amendment this month was heralded by proponents across the country. Buoyed by new Democratic majorities in...

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...

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