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CANADA - DECEMBER 15:  Domenic Eshkakogan; 59; holds a native medicine wheel at Anishinabe Spiritual centre near Espanoia. He says the wheel is like creation or the creator; with no beginning and no end.   (Photo by Bernard Weil/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
‘It Is a Crisis’: Anishinaabe Michiganders Attempt to Reclaim Their Education, Culture

Indigenous people were forced to abandon their language and culture in boarding schools. Wednesday nights in Meridian Township, they’re rediscovering it.

Photo Credit: Michigan Executive Office of the Governor
‘The Foundation of All Society’: Clean Water Infrastructure Being Built in Benton Harbor

Yet another Michigan town's water supply is contaminated with lead. Every day, residents need to drink bottled water or cope with dire health consequences otherwise.

Black Lives Matter activists in Port Huron, Michigan.
Michigan’s Population Is Declining in a Trend Called ‘Reverse Migration’

2020 census data shows a population decline in Michigan’s Black communities. One local leader says it’s to find more opportunities in the South. 

Alphonso Amose and Lisa McClain
Black Rural Michiganders Struggle to Be Heard by Rep. Lisa McClain

Despite passing up multiple chances to speak to constituents of color, Rep. Lisa McClain (R-Port Huron) blamed a vote in D.C. for her lack of outreach.

This Oakland County Leader’s Family Vacation Exemplifies Black History Month

From the legacy of his ancestors to navigating a disease threatening Black Michiganders today, Rudy Hobbs is steeped in history.

Rep. Anthony, consultant Alisa Parker, Rep Bolden and Sen. Geiss.
Michigan’s BIPOC Leaders Call Out Republican Inaction on Racist Intimidation

Republican leaders have excused groups who have used racist symbolism while attacking the state capitol. Women of color won't let that slide.

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.