Michigan

ANN ARBOR — The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit overturned Michigan’s 2006 ban on affirmative action. The New York Times reports: The court’s 2-to-1 ruling, which is likely to be appealed, said the voter-approved ban “unconstitutionally alters Michigan’s political structure by impermissibly burdening racial minorities.” Read The Whole Story At The […]

MICHIGAN-Police in Michigan are using a device that can extract cell phone data. The ACLU has filed a suit against Michigan police for violating people’s civil liberties. ABC News reports: A high-tech gadget that can quickly download information from a cellphone is at the center of a controversy that’s pitting civil liberties advocates against state […]

A study from the Economic Policy Institute shows that the African-American unemployment rate in Michigan in 2010 was 47 percent higher than the 15.9 percent national average of unemployment for African-Americans. Mlive.com reports: African Americans in Michigan have experienced unemployment rates of 20 percent or higher in virtually every quarter since early 2009, including a […]

DETROIT-Thousands of people are leaving Detroit, demoralizing the city. Partner Link: Nene Leakes and Star Jones drama The New York Times reports: It was the largest percentage drop in history for any American city with more than 100,000 residents, apart from the unique situation of New Orleans, where the population dropped by 29 percent after […]

TJMS commentator Jeff Johnson believes that there was a lack of dialogue and finding of a common ground between Grant Hill and Jalen Rose. Take a listen to hear his take.

Michigan– The oldest African-American church in Michigan is celebrating its 175th anniversary this month with a series of events and services that kick off Sunday. Founded in 1836, Second Baptist Church of Detroit has a long, storied history: It helped hide runaway slaves, fought for civil rights and today continues to battle for social and […]

Michigan — Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee says that his investigators are still intensely searching for what he called the “monster” that has been attacking women on the city’s northeast side. “I think we all have the same goal in mind, and that’s to bring this predator to justice,” Godbee said. “We’re not going to […]

Detroit automakers got public reassurance Monday from President George W. Bush that short-term government help for the industry is in the works and could come soon.

Medical marijuana became legal in Michigan on Thursday, but smoking a joint could still get patients arrested because the regulations needed to protect them won’t be ready for months.