After Thwarted Kidnapping Plans, Whitmer Calls for Unity

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addressed the State of Michigan after a plan to kidnap her and other Michigan government officials was thwarted by state and federal law enforcement agencies. She started by saying thank you to law enforcement and FBI agents who participated in stopping this [...]


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Kurt Response

Across 1 Put out a feeler 5 Opposite of loads 9 They're sucked, in insults 14 Reed in a Ned Rorem work 15 Dick, for one 16 Show penitence 17 Somewhat unconventional gay teenager Ian [...]

By |2017-11-16T09:00:00-05:00November 16th, 2017|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Affirmative Living

BY JONATHAN W. THURSTON In the spirit of the holiday season, it's important to think about ways to give back to the community, and helping local non-profits is often a great way to do that. [...]

By |2017-12-09T16:25:59-05:00November 16th, 2017|Guides, Holiday Gift Guide|

Grooming Future LGBTQ Leaders

The Equality March in Flint this past June. Photo courtesy of Equality Caucus. Nicole Derusha-Mackey is on a mission to build a farm team full of LGBTQ people who will best serve their community [...]

By |2017-11-16T09:00:00-05:00November 16th, 2017|Michigan, News|

VegBash Coming to Metro Detroit’s East Side

BY BTL STAFF MI Green Team recently announced a partnership with The Quintessential Event Company to bring its popular vegetarian/vegan event series, VegBash, to metro Detroit's east side. The East Michigan VegBash will be held [...]

By |2017-11-16T09:00:00-05:00November 16th, 2017|Michigan, News|

Who Gets Remembered

BY GWENDOLYN ANN SMITH The 20th of November is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. This year will be the 18th observance. It was my work with the Remembering Our Dead project that helped create the [...]

By |2017-11-16T09:00:00-05:00November 16th, 2017|Opinions, Viewpoints|

Faith Matters: We Matter

BY RENEE MCCOY When the movie "The Color Purple" came out in 1985, I had a disturbing conversation with my mother. She had neither read Alice Walker's book nor known about Stephen Spielberg's ability to [...]

By |2017-11-16T09:00:00-05:00November 16th, 2017|Opinions, Viewpoints|