Stories tagged: "mayor"

Black Lives Matter activists in Port Huron, Michigan.
Keep Going Michigan: You Voted. What Now?

Today's voters can be tomorrow's leaders, explain Michigan activists. All it takes is turning political activation into political action.

Orville Hubbard mayor dearborn racist statue
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.

Former Mayor Beth Bashert (left), Mayor Pro Tempore Lois Richardson
Ypsilanti Mayor Replaced by Black Woman After Racist Remarks

Outrage and action from her own community prompted Beth Bashert's resignation, just halfway through her first term.

FILE - In this March 11, 2013, file photo, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick leaves federal court after being convicted in Detroit, of corruption charges. Rev. Keyon Payton, A Michigan pastor, says Kilpatrick is being quarantined at a federal prison while awaiting a likely release in June, years before he's scheduled to finish a 28-year sentence for corruption. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons declined to comment about Kilpatrick, saying only that he remains in custody at the prison in Oakdale, La. (David Coates/Detroit News via AP, File)
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Will Be Released From Prison

Coronavirus concerns mean early release for the ex-Detroit mayor, allies say.

Sterling Heights’s Republican Mayor Michael C. Taylor voted for Presidential candidate Joe Biden in the Michigan primary, not Donald Trump. Photo via Twitter
This Big GOP Mayor in Macomb County Just Voted Democrat. Here’s Why.

Sterling Heights mayor breaks from Republican counterparts by voting for Biden. Here’s what it signals.