Michigan

Michigan Optometrist Charged With Delivering Nooses And Making Racist Threats

Kenneth Pilon faces years in prison if convicted.
04/28/2022

Michigan Activist Fights to Keep Asphalt Plant From Opening In City Already Beleaguered With Environmental Issues

Flint residents push back against a plan to open an asphalt plant calling the plan "environmental racism."
04/25/2022

At Funeral, Rev. Al Sharpton Demands Grand Rapids, Mich. Police Identify Officer Who Fatally Shot Patrick Lyoya

The civil rights leader warns that withholding the name can set a dangerous precedent.
04/22/2022

Patrick Lyoya Died From Gunshot Wound To Back Of His Head, Independent Autopsy Shows

The Grand Rapids. Mich., man who died when he was shot by an officer, had been pulled over in a routine traffic stop April 4.
04/19/2022

Former Michigan Governor Ordered To Testify In Flint Water Crisis Civil Trial

A judge ruled former Gov. Rick Snyder and four others testify in a civil trial regarding contamination of Flint’s water supply.
03/22/2022

Ohio Woman Charged For Threatening Two Black Michigan State Reps With Violent, Racist Voicemails

‘You’re going to die,’ the woman allegedly said in the messages.
03/17/2022

Michigan Home Where Malcolm X Once Lived Added To National Register Of Historic Places

There are plans to turn the once-abandoned house in disrepair into a museum.
02/03/2022

Brenda Lawrence Michigan’s Only Black Representative in Congress Decides To Retire

Michigan Rep. Brenda Lawrence Says She Won’t Run Again
01/05/2022

Michigan Woman Sentenced To 210 Days In Jail For Fatally Stabbing Her Child’s Father

She claimed self-defense, but the judge wasn’t fully convinced.
12/12/2021

Predominantly Black Michigan City Engulfed In Lead Water Crisis Reminiscent of Flint

The water was known to have been contaminated for years.
10/15/2021