Stories tagged: "Civil Rights Movement"


U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) led the Thursday news conference on Capitol Hill. (Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib via Facebook)
Michigan Democrat Leads Effort to Strengthen Landmark Civil Rights Laws

A group of Democratic US House members on Thursday called for the GOP-led chamber to pass the Justice For All Act, which they say will protect Americans from racial discrimination. 

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivers her State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate on Jan. 25, 2023, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Michigan is looking to expand the state’s civil rights law to include the LGBTQ community, with state senators voting Wednesday, March 1, 2023, to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
Democrats ‘Running to the Finish Line’ to Protect LGBTQ Rights in Michigan

After decades of being blocked by conservative Republicans, Michigan's Democratic-controlled Senate voted Wednesday to expand the state's civil rights law to include the LGBTQ community and prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.