Elections


FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2020, file photo, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson speaks in Detroit. More than 5.5 million people voted in Michigan's presidential election — the most ever and the highest percentage of voting-age residents to cast a ballot in 60 years. Benson said Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, it was "particularly inspiring and encouraging" that more than 28,000 people took advantage of a new option and registered and voted on Election Day. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Benson Fights Back Against Voter Suppression

As Republicans continue to focus on proposals to limit voter access, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is focused on making the polling place a little easier.

Black Americans celebrating Biden's win
Black Americans Delivered the Democratic Majority. Black Leaders Are Demanding Action From Biden’s Administration.

Biden arguably owes his presidential success to Black Americans. Now, Black leaders expect the president to keep his promise of prioritizing their concerns.

Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice president by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor as her husband Doug Emhoff holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.(Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)
How VP Kamala Harris Expands the Definition of Who Gets to Hold Power in American Politics

“Folks are going to have to adapt to her rather than her adapting to them."

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks during an event at The Queen theater, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
This Inauguration Week Event Celebrates the Resiliency of Black Americans

The “We Are One” virtual celebration will feature music, guest speakers, and performances from America’s famed HBCU marching bands as the country celebrates this historic inauguration of the Biden-Harris administration.

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris (L) and President-elect Joe Biden (R) pose for a photo posted to their official inaugural Twitter account 1 week before Inauguration Day.
The Presidential Inauguration Is Jan. 20. Here’s How You Can Watch.

From virtual watch parties to live streaming online, Michiganders celebrate the historic ceremony from the comfort—and safety—of home.

A man carries a rifle during a rally in support of President Donald Trump at the state capitol in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Chaos Continues With an Angry Rally at the Michigan Capitol Followed by a Bomb Threat

Hundreds of openly armed protesters descended on the Lansing building, falsely declaring a second victory for the president.

A Trump supporter is tended to by a police officer while suffering the effects of chemical agents used to disperse crows after protesters stormed the grounds the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images)
Trump’s Tough Stance on Black Lives Matter Protesters Disappears for White Terrorists

Wednesday's uprising drove home a painful and obvious point: Police exercise a level of moderation when facing whites that is hardly ever extended to people of color.