Re-Lighting The Night After The City Repossessed Their Streetlights

By Tia Graham, Next City. -

The City of Highland Park, a predominantly Black city surrounded by Detroit, Michigan, has had most of its residential streets in the dark for the last 10 years. In 2011, the city owed $4 million [...]

Michigan Marches Unite Palestine Solidarity And BLM

By Tristan Taylor, Left Voice. -

On Tuesday, May 18, roughly 200 people gathered to march in front of the Ford Motor Company plant in Dearborn, Michigan where Joe Biden was speaking. Dearborn is home to the largest Arab American [...]

Judge’s Ruling Deprives Community Of Their Voice In Water Decisions

By Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation, Popular Resistance. -

Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation (MCWC) has filed a Petition for Judicial Review of the Final Decision and Order issued by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy [...]

Former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Charged In Flint Water Crisis

By Doha Madani and Erin Einhorn, NBC News. -

Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, who ran the state at the time of the devastating 2014 Flint water scandal, has been charged in the crisis that led to the Legionnaires' disease outbreak that [...]

FBI Raids Neo-Nazi Camp In Michigan

By Eric London, WSWS. -

On Thursday, with five days remaining before the US election, the FBI conducted two additional raids in Michigan and arrested Justen Watkins and Alfred Gorman, leaders of a neo-Nazi group called [...]

COVID19 Rips Through Michigan K-12 Schools

By Zac Corrigan, WSWS. -

The spread of COVID-19 through Michigan’s K-12 schools is rapidly accelerating, with the number of new outbreaks rising for the third week in a row, according to data released by the state [...]

Anti-Racist Activists Brutally Arrested In Michigan

By Left Voice. -

On Saturday, an anti-racist demonstration in Shelby Township, Michigan was brutally repressed by the police. According to a video posted online several dozen police turned out in full riot gear [...]

University Of Michigan Asks Court To Halt Graduate Student Strike

By Leah Graham, Barbara Collins, Emma Stein and Liat Weinsten, Michigan Daily. -

A day after the Graduate Employees’ Organization voted to extend its strike, University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel is seeking an injunction to get graduate students off the picket lines [...]

600 Million Dollar Settlement In Flint Water Case

By Amanda Mills, Nation of Change. -

The state of Michigan has reached a settlement agreeing to pay $600 million to the victims of the Flint water crisis. Most of this money will be allocated to children in the city who were exposed [...]

Detroit Students Sued For Literacy And Won

By N. Jamiyla Chiscolm, Color Lines. -

The hard-fought, four-year Gary B. literacy case, in which seven Black students in Detroit sued the state of Michigan in 2016 to improve the school system and literacy access, was settled on May [...]

Michiganians Demand Earned Credits For Prisoners At Criminal Justice Reform Town Hall

By Amani Sawari, Sawarimi.org -

Like many states across the country, Michigan has reached a critical point in the status of its Corrections Department and citizens are fed up. The Department’s failures expand across the [...]

A Growing Citizens’ Coalition Brings Environmental Justice Fight To Urban Michigan

By Simon Albaugh, Occupy.com -

Hundreds of worried people filled the gym of an elementary school bordering Detroit and Hamtramck, Michigan. The ones already in their seats were the first to sign their names for the chance to [...]

A Michigan College-Bound Student Was Among The 35 Beheaded By Saudi Arabia

By Tyler Huckabee, Relevantmagazine.com -

Mujtaba al-Sweikat was only 17 years old when he was detained by the Saudi Arabian government in 2012 for the alleged crime of attending a pro-democracy rally. He’d been planning on leaving the [...]

University Of Michigan Faces Criticism After Reprimanding Pro-BDS Professor

By Staff, Telesurtv.net -

The University of Michigan has faced an eruption of protests in recent days after reprimanding a professor, who refused to write a recommendation letter for a student wanting to study in Israel. [...]

Top Ranking Michigan Official Ordered To Go To Trial Over Flint Water Crisis

By Ashley Curtin, Nationofchange.org -

Nick Lyon will stand trial for involuntary manslaughter after a Legionnaires' disease outbreak reportedly killed 12 and sickened close to 90 people in 2014 and 2015. An investigation into the [...]

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