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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LGBTQ Ally Sam Bagenstos Vies for Seat on Mich. Supreme Court

Considered by some to be the most important race for the people, the campaign for justice of the Michigan Supreme Court can often be overlooked when the public is particularly focused on the gubernatorial and congressional races. This year, two of the court's seven seats are up for consideration and following the November election, 25-year strong civil rights attorney Sam Bagenstos is hoping to fill one of them.

By |2018-10-09T15:33:42-04:00October 2nd, 2018|Election, Election 2018, Michigan, News, Statewide Races|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente 'Moonlight' writer McCraney ‘Makes Man’ for OWN "David Makes Man" is the name of a series from OWN, currently in production, a coming-of-age drama from Academy Award-winning "Moonlight" writer Tarell Alvin [...]

By |2018-08-08T14:49:31-04:00August 8th, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

Ark Hosts Community Sing Featuring Matt Watroba

Ann Arbor's venue The Ark has hosted everyone in Americana from Mary Chapin Carpenter to The Avett Brothers and even The Carolina Chocolate Drops — and that's barely scratching the surface. Now, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 16, is a chance for the community members who enjoy The Ark's sound to contribute their own voices for the 3rd Annual Ark Community Sing.

By |2018-08-08T14:46:30-04:00August 8th, 2018|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods, Uncategorized|

Uptick in Canine Influenza Cases

LANSING — Since July 13 of this year, there have been 49 confirmed cases of canine influenza reported. The cases have occurred in Huron, Kent, Macomb, Oakland, Ottawa and Wayne counties. In all of 2017, there were nine reported cases of canine influenza.

By |2018-08-08T14:42:48-04:00August 8th, 2018|Lansing, Neighborhoods|

Remembering Beth Brant

When writer Beth Brant died on Aug. 6, 2015, she left behind a loving family and a vibrant literary legacy documenting her life as a Native American lesbian. A mother, grandmother and longtime Melvindale resident, Brant is remembered as a pathbreaking lesbian author, poet, essayist, editor, lecturer and literary activist.

By |2018-08-08T14:29:30-04:00August 8th, 2018|Michigan, News|

The Tools of Nonprofit Engagement

Since the 1970s, modern nonprofit organizations have become a regularity in the national landscape. In fact, in 2016 they numbered at over 1.5 million, according to the National Center for Charitable Statistics. In Michigan alone, over 40,000 such organizations were reported to exist in that same year by the Independent Sector nonprofit organization. And with such a vast variety of organizations working for all kinds of causes it can be difficult for leaders with differing levels of departmental experience to work together cohesively.

By |2018-08-08T14:25:23-04:00August 8th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Their Past, Our Present

I look at that photo from 1921, at those proud, resolute transgender people from nearly 100 years ago. How many of them were able to escape what was happening around them, or were they forced into hiding? We're any of them amongst those beaten when the Institut für Sexualwissenschaft was destroyed? Dare I even ponder if these folks enjoying a nice day in the sun would, just a few years later, be forced to wear the pink triangle and live out their remaining days in a concentration camp?

By |2018-08-08T14:19:20-04:00August 8th, 2018|Opinions, Viewpoints|

Creep of the Week: Voter Suppression

It is a matter of record that Republicans do not like it when people vote, especially when it’s brown and black people voting. They holler and cry about “voting integrity,” claiming that onerous voter ID laws are the only way to protect this cherished institution. And yet they also work behind the scenes to make it as hard as possible, or at least stand in the way of making it easy.

By |2018-08-08T14:17:56-04:00August 8th, 2018|Creep of the Week, Opinions|