Stories tagged: "George Floyd"

Top: Isiah Lattimore and Dtach’s mural honoring George Floyd and “one of the most beautiful moments” Lattimore had ever seen in his hometown of Flint, when protestors and law enforcement marched together in solidarity for racial justice. (Photo courtesy of Isiah Lattimore) Bottom: The appearance of the mural after it was desecrated by an unknown vandal early July. (Photo via Facebook)
The Fundraiser for Lansing’s Vandalized George Floyd Mural Surpassed Its Goal by 300%

“I almost didn't even have time to be upset about it being vandalized because the community response was so immediate and positive,” said muralist Isiah Lattimore.

Gov. Whitmer marches with protesters calling for justice for George Floyd. Photo courtesy Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
Why Gov. Whitmer Wants to Ban Police Chokeholds

While President Trump suggests chokeholds “sounds so innocent,” Michigan’s governor is taking action to ban the often deadly practice in local law enforcement agencies.

Photo via Rep. Fred Upton.
House Police Reform Bill: How Your Michigan Representative Voted on the Package

One Michigan Republican crossed party lines to vote for the police reform bill, but said it wouldn't and shouldn't be law.

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.

Photo from the White House, via Wikimedia Commons
3 Trump Policies the Majority of Michiganders Have Rejected in 2020

In a year of unprecedented crises, President Trump's message isn't resonating with what Michiganders care about most.

Photo courtesy Mitt Romney
The Real Story Behind Michigan’s Republican Gov. George Romney Marching for Civil Rights In 1968

Gov. George Romney and his son Sen. Mitt Romney both marched for civil rights, both in resistance of leaders of their political party.

Protesters march on the MacArthur Bridge across the Detroit River during a rally in Detroit, Friday, June 5, 2020 over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
PHOTOS: Protesters Hold Silent March Across Iconic Detroit Bridge

After seven nights of protests and dozens of arrests, protesters’ slow march across Detroit’s MacArthur Bridge served as a moment of striking symbolism.