Social Justice


The White House is lit up in rainbow colors in commemoration of the Supreme Court's ruling to legalize same-sex marriage on Friday, June 26, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Why Coming Out Day Hit Differently This Year for LGBTQ Michiganders

The day before the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett began, LGBTQ Michiganders expressed concerns over how she might endanger their rights.

Across northern Michigan, groups like the Northern Michigan E3 are working to eradicate racism in their communities.
How an Anti-Racism March Grew From 200 to 2,000 in Northern Michigan

What started as a small group of families coming together turned into a community-wide movement to end racial discrimination for good.

A Michigan publisher will remove mug shots from all of its newspapers, as the images and stories of crime can follow even the innocent throughout their lives. (Photo via Shutterstock)
Combating Bias: Michigan Newspapers to Stop Publishing Mug Shots

Here’s why the publishers of MLive say the practice is outdated and needs to change.

Source Booksellers co-owner Alyson Jones Turner hard at work even during a pandemic. Photos by Adam Fox-Long.
6 Books to Help You Understand the Civil Rights and Unrest of the Times

From understanding the history of racism in America to hope for the future, Detroit’s Source Booksellers co-owner Alyson Jones Turner gave us a few reading assignments that can help us all better understand the world around us.

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After Years of Relocations, Dearborn Finally Removes Segregationist Mayor’s Statue

Dearborn protesters join a nationwide movement dismantling symbols of racism that exist in their communities.

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Colorado Is Reopening Investigation Into Horrifying Police Killing of Elijah McClain. Here’s What We Know.

In the video, Elijah McClain can be seen sobbing as he repeatedly tells officers, “I’m just different.” Samara McClain said her brother was a massage therapist who planned to go to college.

Photo courtesy State Sen. Jeremy Moss
Pride Was Born From Protests By Transwomen of Color. Michigan Isn’t Forgetting That.

In a battle to get Michigan's Republican-controlled Senate to recognize June as Pride Month, the state's only openly gay senator is reminding us who and what drives the movement.