Stories tagged: "racial justice"


Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA - June 19th, 2021: African American community members of Milwaukee held a parade to celebrate Juneteenth holiday. (Photo via Aaron of L.A. Photography, Shutterstock)
How Michigan Communities Are Celebrating Juneteenth 2023

Check out Juneteenth events happening near you.

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. 

Rep. Kyra Harris Bolden will be taking a seat at the Michigan Supreme Court come January. Photo: Kyra Harris Bolden
“That’s How You Catch Injustice.” Michigan’s Newest Supreme Court Justice Reflects on Representation and the Role of the Court 

Bolden, a former legislator, said she will bring a new lived experience to Michigan's highest court.

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.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA - June 19th, 2021: African American community members of Milwaukee held a parade to celebrate Juneteenth holiday. (Photo via Aaron of L.A. Photography, Shutterstock)
A List of Michigan Juneteenth Events, Sorted by Where You Live

Check out Juneteenth events happening near you.

Police in riot gear dispatched to de-escalate a protest in Detroit. (Photo by Franz Knight)
He Was Unfairly Arrested. Here’s What He Has to Say About Police Reform.

A Springfield father was arrested in front of his children while collecting signatures to form a tenants' association. “It was very traumatizing," he said.

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.