Stories tagged: "equity"


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Explainer: Key Terms to Know Amid Michigan’s Battle for Abortions Rights 

As part of our ongoing coverage, we’ve assembled the following glossary to help readers better understand the situation at play.

Source: Together West Michigan
What Happens When 20 Local Orgs Team Up to Improve Justice and Equity in Their Region? Find Out Tomorrow

The organization, led by everyday citizens who directly experience the problems they seek to improve, will invite the public to join their movement for justice and equity during the meeting, and will ask public officials in attendance to make a pledge of active partnership. The public is invited to attend all parts of this event.

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What’s Being Done About Racial, Ethnic Disparities Found in MSP Traffic Stops

“Michiganders deserve unbiased policing, transparency, and accountability from their state police, and that’s what they’re going to get,” said MSP Director Col. Joe Gasper. 

FILE - In this June 3, 2020, file photo, demonstrators gather at a rally to protest and demand an end to institutional racism and police brutality, in Portland, Maine. As a new generation steps up, activists and historians believe there’s important work for white people: Listening to black voices and following rather than leading, for one, and the deep introspection it takes to confront unconscious bias and the perks of privilege that come just from being white. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
Keep Going Michigan: Six Ways to Join the Fight for Racial Equality

Everyday activism begins at home before spreading to your own backyard. Here are some tips to get you started.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has appointed more than a dozen Black leaders from across the state to the newly formed Black Leadership Advisory Council.
Here Are the Appointees to Michigan’s New Black Leadership Advisory Council

The diverse group of established leaders prove that Black Michiganders are not monolithic—and they’re ready to disrupt the status quo.