Black Lives Matter

Kevin Lavery

The City of Lansing has formed a new group to implement a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan, Mayor Andy Schor announced Thursday. 

The Lansing city council heard more than two hours of public comment during a meeting Monday night over a proposal to cut the city’s police budget in half over five years.


George Floyd mural photo
Barb Whitney / Lansing Art Gallery

A Lansing mural depicting George Floyd was defaced with white paint on Tuesday.


Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Black Lives Matter staged coordinated protests in several Michigan cities Monday.  In Lansing, leaders demanded four specific actions of their local officials.

Signs hang on a wrought iron fence outside of the state capitol. Wednesday’s march was the latest in Lansing as part of a nationwide swell of protests for Black lives and against police brutality in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd.
Abigail Censky, WKAR

“Black Lives Matter” boomed from loudspeakers, echoing across the lawn of the Michigan State Capitol at the NAACP’s “We Are Done Dying March.”

Wednesday’s march was the latest in Lansing as part of a nationwide swell of protests for Black lives and against police brutality in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd.

Protesters have staged nightly protests in Lansing against police brutality and the killing of George Floyd. Now, those protests have turned into calls to defund the Lansing Police and for Mayor Andy Schor to resign.
Abigail Censky, WKAR

More than one hundred protesters gathered on the state capitol steps Sunday marking a week of protests in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd, a black Minneapolis man, by a white police officer.

Aired Fri. Jun. 5 | WATCH HERE NOW | As the United States grapples with widespread unrest after the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, our fraught national relationship with race is again in the spotlight. How can we move forward from this moment?

The Talk - Race in America | PBS Special

Jun 8, 2020

Aired Fri., Jun. 5  WATCH NOW HERE  | PBS and WKAR present the documentary,  The Talk - Race in America, in the wake of George Floyd's murder on May 25, 2020, and the ensuing protests that erupted across the country.

James Moore
Al Martin / WKAR-MSU

Al talks with former MSU fullback great James Moore about the unrest happening in America due to the killing of George Floyd. 


Discussion during a Black Lives Matter Lansing webinar Wednesday night was dominated by criticism over the city’s police budget and a call for Lansing Mayor Andy Schor’s resignation.


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