Category: Injustice

Police officers in Kalamazoo wait for protesters.

6 days ago

Board will tackle all citizen complaints of alleged Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety wrongdoing and receive data more frequently from the department, among other decisions in closed-door meeting.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel at a July 7 press conference in Lansing.

6 days ago

Peaceful protests, unauthorized arrests are off limits, says attorney general’s office, in warning ahead of Trump administration’s plans to send federal forces.

a police car parked in front of a tree and some buildings

July 24, 2020

The chief is countering claims that department policies don’t adequately prevent excessive force by officers.

a police car parked in front of a tree and some buildings

July 23, 2020

A review shows the department does not have policies that discourage the use of violent force.

post-it notes on a window read "Sorry we are closed. COVID-19"

July 22, 2020

More than half of Black-owned businesses may not survive the next few months.

a group of doctors walking down a hallway

July 10, 2020

Officials say the rule is needed because of differences in how minorities are treated for COVID-19.

A man in a white coat inserts a cotton swab into a woman's nose.

June 25, 2020

Already more susceptible to infection, minority communities don’t have easy access to testing centers. Neither do rural areas.

June 19, 2020

Given added poignancy following the death of George Floyd, this year’s Juneteenth celebration will be held in several different ways.

June 10, 2020

A theater company used the pandemic’s stay-home time to explore ways to modernize the craft. Then George Floyd was killed.

A crowd of people stands in front of an outdoor stage where people are speaking

June 08, 2020

Racial and economic inequality allowed COVID-19 to have an outsize effect on minority communities.