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The city of Kalamazoo is hosting its 16th annual day of service for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. 

Jeff Robertson / The Associated Press

The Reverend Jonathan Tremaine Thomas says an African-American like him, who is married to a white women can lose his “black card.” Thomas says he decided to “sell out” again and moved from Indianapolis to St. Louis in 2014. 


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Activist Mariame Kaba says the incarceration rate for juveniles peaked in 1993. While it’s been going down, Kaba has started Project NIA to end all youth incarceration.


Mary Altaffer / The Associated Press

Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School Professor Paul Carrier says the amount of government regulation on the Internet may depend on whether it’s viewed as a public utility.


Quyen Dac Nguyen

With the opening lines of her debut novel, Barren Island, Carol Zoref paints a scene of harsh immigrant lives in mid-nineteenth century New York. Hungry people cut up dead horses for a bit of meat, carcasses meant to be boiled down into glue and grease on a fictional New York island near the city.


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