Instead of claiming that young people take gender equality for granted, we should be recognizing their work for reproductive rights and striving to better support them.
When 27,000 Detroit residents were forced to live with their water cut off this year, water advocates, United Nation officials, and citizens of Detroit banded together to fight the human rights violation.
The lawsuits are the first to enforce transgender workers’ rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
Republicans are never going to successfully repeal health-care reform, so instead they hope to use the courts to gut the most popular and important provisions and render the law a political liability for Democrats.
Michigan legislators introduced a bill Wednesday that would require employers to notify all current and prospective employees about whether the company’s insurance plan covers contraceptives.
More than 40 years later, the Kerner Report proves to be prescient in its observations about unchecked police power, problematic in its embrace of notions of Black pathology, and simultaneously hard and soft on white racism.
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!, Jonathan Rosa of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Kai Wright of Colorlines, and Vincent Hutchings of the University of Michigan join Melissa Harris-Perry to talk about the Renisha McBride case and the shooting of Michael Brown in Missouri. [via MSNBC]
The policy changes include a new payment plan option, expanded financial assistance, and measures to inform residents when their water may be turned off.
This November, Michigan residents will decide whether to cast their vote for Republican incumbent Rick Snyder or long-time Democratic politician Mark Schauer in the gubernatorial election. The candidates have already begun to spar over the economy, education, and public health in the state, which will all be central issues leading up to the November election.
McBride’s parents praised the jury’s verdict, saying that justice was served and that McBride’s shooting “was no accident.”