• Detroiters May Want to Jump in at the Deep End: Start at the Back of the Ballot

      By Kim Hunter Have you ever wished you could go back in time and undo a big mistake, take advantage of a missed opportunity or even come up with a snappy reply to a stupid insult? While I can’t offer you time travel, I can tell you about an opportunity in November to do […]

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  • Are Children (Un)Worthy of a Second Chance?

    By Denzel McCampbell In 2012, the United States Supreme Court ruled the automatic sentencing of juveniles to life in prison without the possibility of parole unconstitutional, while also ruling that each juvenile must be looked at on a case-by-case basis when sentencing. Most recently, the Court has added that this be applied retroactively. With that […]

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  • We’re Having the Wrong Conversation About Colin Kaepernick

      By Denzel McCampbell After news hit that Colin Kaepernick sat during the anthem before a preseason game, many people, including those in media, immediately focused on whether Kaepernick disrespected active military members and veterans. Many veterans stood up for Kaepernick and created the hashtag, #VeteransForKaepernick, which quickly became a trending topic online. That was […]

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  • New Dealers, “Detroit Fatigue” and a Fake Presidential Quote

    By Kim Hunter This is the tale of one of the biggest, most powerful, most unlikely voting blocs the country has ever seen, the end of that coalition noted by a falsified but nonetheless true quote from a man thrust into the presidency and the effect of all of that on Michigan’s biggest city. The […]

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  • Women Hold Rep. Holly Hughes Accountable for Standing in the Way of Reproductive Justice

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Engage Michigan June 23, 2016 Contact: Marissa Luna, 989-798-3051, marissa@engagemichigan.org Women Hold Rep. Holly Hughes Accountable for Standing in the Way of Reproductive Justice Issue guide shows that Rep. Hughes has taken action to restrict access to reproductive healthcare  MUSKEGON – Today, several women from from Muskegon and surrounding communities […]

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  • Women Hold Rep. John Bizon Accountable for Standing in the Way of Reproductive Justice

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Engage Michigan  June 22, 2016 Contact: Marissa Luna, 989-798-3051, marissa@engagemichigan.org Women Hold Rep. John Bizon Accountable for Standing in the Way of Reproductive Justice Issue guide shows that Rep. Bizon has taken action to restrict access to reproductive healthcare  BATTLE CREEK – Today, several women from Battle Creek hosted a […]

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  • Demanding a Say in Neighborhoods and Tax Dollars

    By Denzel McCampbell On Wednesday, a group of Detroiters with the Equitable Detroit Coalition turned in more than 5,000 signatures to get a Community Benefits Ordinance (CBO) on the city’s ballot in November. The CBO would serve as a tool for residents to have a say in the development that happens in their neighborhood with […]

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  • When There’s No Place to Feel Safe

    By Denzel McCampbell Growing up, LGBTQ pride celebrations were always the beacon of light for me. The festivals were places I knew I would see, hear from, and simply exist with people who were marginalized because of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression. As a teen, I was not so much paying attention to […]

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  • Michigan Legislature Continues to Slash State Budget

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Engage Michigan May 25, 2016 Contact: Marissa Luna, 989-798-3051, marissa@engagemichigan.org Michigan Legislature Continues to Slash State Budget Legislators will cut millions in needed investment in roads and universities LANSING – Recently, legislative leaders announced that they would have to significantly scale back investments in higher education and road funding in […]

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  • The Mackinac Conference and Detroit’s “DNA”

    By Kim Hunter Detroiters, especially those of who have been here a few years and who are fortunate enough to occasionally eat out in the Cass Corridor area or downtown, have noticed an amazing transformation. It seems like there is new restaurant opening every week if not everyday. There are also new lofts and apartments […]

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