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Governor Whitmer declares racism a public health crisis, creates Black Leadership Advisory Council to focus on issues

Governor Whitmer declares racism a public health crisis, creates Black Leadership Advisory Council to focus on issues

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has elevated black voices in state government by creating the Black Leadership Advisory Council, recognizing racism as a public health crisis and requiring implicit bias training for all state employees. “We must confront systemic racism head on so we can create a more equitable and just Michigan,” says Whitmer. “This is not […]

Empowered by Prayer: Unity Coalition of pastors align behind a four-part plan to address community issues

Empowered by Prayer: Unity Coalition of pastors align behind a four-part plan to address community issues

A multi-denominational group of pastors plan to make a big difference in Flint, according to Christ Church Tabernacle COGIC Pastor Chris Martin, who announced the Unity Coalition’s four-part plan at a press conference yesterday. Initiated to respond to the violence and racial disparities in the Flint-area, the group will collectively address what the pastorial community feels […]

How M.A.D.E. was made

How M.A.D.E. was made

Freedom seemed unlikely. There I stood in front of a mirror in the bathroom of Pine river correctional facility in St. Louis, Michigan, October 2009. I had already served 8 years and 7 months of a minimum 9-year prison sentence with a maximum of 22 years. For a brief moment, I thought to myself; “What […]

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