Blog of Rights

Giving Michigan Children In Need a Home for the Holidays

With the holiday season in full swing, many of us are focused on family time—celebrating favorite traditions, making new memories or simply basking in the warmth of family and friends. At the ACLU...

Michigan Education System Ethics, Transparency Laws Need Overhaul

December 07, 2015
Last month, Michigan received the dubious distinction of ranking dead last in the nation for state ethics and transparency laws. The State received an “F” based on the weaknesses of these laws and...

MIDC Brings Hope to Michigan's Indigent Defense System

Constitutional protections should not be guaranteed to only those who can financially afford them. And yet there is an ongoing crisis in Michigan's indigent defense system for those too poor to...

Planned Parenthood CEO Lori Carpentier: Our Doors Will Stay Open

On Thursday, Dec.3, the first of three victims of the shooting rampage at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs was laid to rest. While our thoughts and prayers were with the victims who were...

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...

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