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A Journey to Equality: The Real State of Michigan Pride in 2021
The Republican-controlled legislature is promoting bigotry against transgender youth while symbolically recognizing Pride for the first time. That worries state Rep. Laurie Pohutsky.
American holiday Black Freedom (Jubilee, Cel-Liberation) Day concept. Juneteenth flag on white.
The Real End of Slavery Will Finally Be Celebrated as a Federal Holiday

Every single member of Michigan's Congressional delegation voted in favor of making Juneteenth National Independence Day a holiday.

In this image made from video, a health care professional and representatives of JARC, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting those with developmental disabilities, try to persuade Noah Lebon to take a COVID-19 vaccine shot on Thursday, May 20, 2021, in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Noah's mother, LaQuae Lebon, is standing beside her son in the vaccine clinic.
A Nonprofit in Oakland County is Getting Vaccines to Disabled Michiganders

Getting disabled Michiganders vaccinations can be especially challenging, but JARC in Oakland County is here to help.

20 January 2021, Lower Saxony, Hanover: A two-year-old child plays in the living room at home. Many daycare centers offer only emergency care in the current Corona situation, so many family with working parents are faced with childcare problems. Photo: Julian Stratenschulte/dpa (Photo by Julian Stratenschulte/picture alliance via Getty Images)
Michiganders Getting Vaccinated Can Get Free Child Care This June

Getting affordable child care can be a roadblock to a lot of things Michigan parents need. KinderCare is making sure that getting vaccinated isn't one of them.

In this photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP)
Michigan’s Plan to Reignite the Economy Addresses the Real Cause of the Labor Shortage

The real reason businesses struggle to hire during the economic recovery has little to do with direct COVID relief and a lot to do with poor wages and working conditions.

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, Zhanon Morales, 30, of Philadelphia, raises her fist as demonstrators call for all votes be counted during a rally outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, as vote counting in the general election continues. A tough road lies ahead for Biden who will need to chart a path forward to unite a bitterly divided nation and address America’s fraught history of racism that manifested this year through the convergence of three national crises. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
Michiganders Fight Against Big Money Infiltrating Government Nationwide

A conservative group boasted about the kind of influence bought by massive political donations letting them literally write the laws.

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivers her State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
A $15 Minimum Wage for Michiganders Could Be Done with COVID Money

If Michigan boosts its minimum wage, the first three months could be covered by the state, says Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

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An Anonymous Donor Sent Vaxxed Southfield Students to Prom for Free

To help graduating students after a tough year, this June, vaccinated Southfield students will get into Prom totally free.

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2020, file photo, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson wears a mask before talking about voting and the upcoming elections in Detroit. Benson said Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, that the 1.5 million people with absentee ballots still in hand should put them in a drop box or take them to their local clerk's office rather than use the mail with two weeks to go until the presidential election. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Sec. of State Jocelyn Benson Is ‘Deeply Concerned’ About the Future of Michigan’s Democracy

With the fallout of the 2020 election on her mind and 39 bills designed to restrict voter access in 2022, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson takes on the challenge of defending democracy.