Stories tagged: "Black Lives Matter"

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.

One way to help Michigan's economy is to recycle the dollar locally. Considering shopping at a Michigan-owned business this holiday season.
PHOTOS: Shop Small With These Michigan Businesses

From novelty shops to beauty salons, these businesses will take care of everyone on your list—And make sure you look good, too.

Photos by Brian Rozman
Small Business Saturday: Shop Consciously at These Michigan Shops Proudly Saying ‘Black Lives Matter’

From toys to jewelry, these southeastern Michigan shops give you unique gifts for the holidays with an important message behind them.

A family photo of Breonna Taylor. Photo via Justice for Breonna.
Gov. Whitmer Wants to Limit the Police Practice That Killed Breonna Taylor. Here’s How Cops Are Responding.

Limiting no-knock warrants doesn’t just protect civilians, it may be safer for Michigan's law enforcement as well, one expert said.

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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.

PHOTOS: The Family That Protests Together, Makes Change Together

The 'Gander caught up with some Michigan families to find out how they're bringing their little ones into the fight for a more just and equal future.

In this Saturday, June 6, 2020 photo, protestors gather to listen to Courtney Wiggins speak at at Open Space Park in Traverse City, Mich., during a peaceful rally in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. The protest movement over black injustice has also quickly spread deep into predominantly white, small-town America, notably throughout the parts of the country that delivered the presidency for Donald Trump. (Mike Krebs/Traverse City Record-Eagle via AP)
The Protests Are a Real Threat to Trump’s Hold on the Rural White Midwest

From Michigan Neo-Nazi holdouts to tiny farming towns, the protest movement against police brutality and racial injustice may just dismantle Trump’s voting blocs ahead of the presidential election.