Black Lives Matter

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Al weighs-in on the LeBron James Twitter backlash in regards to the death of Ma'Khia Bryant. Also, the MSU football spring game is tomorrow. We hear from the two leading starting quarterback candidates for the Spartans... Anthony Russo and Payton Thorne. 


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A federal judge tossed out a city lawsuit filed against the protesters in March. The decision comes as hundreds of criminal charges against demonstrators were dismissed.

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Lansing Mayor Andy Schor highlighted his efforts at addressing diversity and accountability during Wednesday's 2021 Virtual State of the City Address.

Mayor Schor touted his efforts in working with Lansing’s police chief to reform policies for traffic stops and putting an end to “no knock” searches.


Angela Waters Austin address a crowd during a protest
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Many government and business leaders pledged to increase diversity and accountability following the police killing of George Floyd. WKAR's Sophia Saliby spoke with Angela Waters Austin about her work to promote racial equity and what she believes still needs to change in the city of Lansing.

Mayor Andy Schor Delivers His 2020 State Of The City Address
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2020 was a challenging year for many city leaders including Lansing Mayor Andy Schor.

The coronavirus pandemic, a storming of the state Capitol and a summer of protests against racial inequity and police brutality.

In the first month of the new year, WKAR’s Sophia Saliby spoke with Schor to reflect and look forward.


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


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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.

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