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The Detroit Police Department has been hit by a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of black officer who alleges a racially hostile work environment.

Detroit To Renovate Home Reflecting Racial History

Aug 13, 2018
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Detroit officials are scheduled to announce plans today to renovate a home in the city that experts say played a key role in the civil rights movement. 

Jon Reschke
MSU Spartans

Linebacker Jon Reschke is back on Michigan State's roster, although coach Mark Dantonio says his return to the team remains a work in progress.

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Authorities in Genesee County are investigating after a black man woke up to find swastikas and slashed tires on his pickup truck.

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According to a new report, eliminating racial disparities in Michigan would generate billions of dollars over the next 30 years. 

Facebook page of Maple Valley Jr.-Sr. High School

A Michigan superintendent says racism won't be tolerated after a photo surfaced of a local high school student asking another student to prom with a racially offensive sign.

Providence Healthcare and Rehabilitation
Providence Healthcare and Rehabilitation website

A health care center in western Michigan is accused of agreeing to requests by patients for white-only caregivers.

Oakland County Sheriff Department

A black 14-year-old boy who got lost in a Detroit suburban neighborhood while trying to get to school was shot at by a white homeowner after knocking on a door to ask directions, prosecutors said Friday, citing home security video and the account of the boy.

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Stan Van Gundy; NCAA; MSU Men's Basketball; Miles Bridges; Big Ten Awards; Black Panther; Alex Hosey; East Lansing Boys Basketball; Racism; 

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WKAR File Photo

Tonight, the East Lansing City Council is expected to make a symbolic gesture that’s taken 50 years to materialize.


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The mayor of Jackson and three members of the city council are calling for the resignation of Jackson County Sheriff Steve Rand.  Their demand follows reports of racist and discriminatory remarks by the sheriff.


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A 29-year-old black former Eastern Michigan University student has been arraigned on charges stemming from anti-black graffiti found on the Ypsilanti campus last year. 

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Police at Michigan State University reported shoelaces found in two locations by students inside and outside of an on-campus residence hall were mistaken for a pair of nooses.  

Current Sports | September 7, 2017

Sep 7, 2017
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Michael Bennett; Police Brutality and Treatment of Minorities; Detroit Lions Preview; NFL Season; Richard Kincaide; Kellie Dean; Lansing Strong For Houston.

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This week on All Things Considered, we are hearing from five of your Michigan neighbors of diverse backgrounds their perspective on race and culture. Today, Lansing native Ashley Bell talks about growing up in Lansing.