civil rights

"When Daisy Elliott, a soft-spoken legislator from Detroit who spent years fighting against racial bias and discrimination of all sorts, learned that her dream to enact a civil rights law would finally become a reality, she showed the world how change is possible: The Democrat embraced a Republican." (Detroit Free Press)


Kalamazoo State Representative Jon Hoadley is among 14 people from Michigan appointed to a state advisory committee by the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. 

The Associated Press

 There's a few things you probably didn't know about Martin Luther King: 

Western Michigan University

The community "day of service" and the annual convocation are among Monday's events in Kalamazoo to honor the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Junior . 

Matt Stephens has acknowledged that he "sometimes made comments that were not well thought out and in retrospect I wish I hadn't said"