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The Legacy of Detroit Activist Ron Scott

Those in this country with ancestral roots in traditional Africa still revere and adore their warriors, kings, queens and master teachers. When these special people leave this realm and take their...

Why HIV Diagnosis Still Carries Stigma in Michigan

When Charlie Sheen publicly announced that he is a person living with HIV, I was struck by two things: Sheen shared that, since his diagnosis four years ago, he has been on antiretroviral medications...

Next Steps in ACLU Michigan's Love v. Johnson Lawsuit

Our case challenging the Secretary of State's policy on changing ID gender markers is moving forward. Federal Judge Nancy Edmunds found that the ACLU of Michigan has raised a legitimate privacy...

Accurate ID For Trans Community Is Step Toward Transition

Imagine waking up in the body of the opposite sex. For some people this could be a fun exercise, a chance to trade places with your wife or husband and see the world through a new lens. But what if...

All Refugees in Michigan, America Deserve Compassion

Following the recent abhorrent terrorist attacks in Paris by extremists, fear has spread throughout our country, largely in part due to misinformation.  And this fear has generated, rekindled, and...

Democracy Watch: Flint Residents Ask EPA to Change Drinking Water Rule

The City of Flint took center stage Wednesday during a meeting of water experts considering proposed changes to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s “Lead and Copper Rule.” LeeAnne Walters,...

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