• How Done is Detroit’s Deal?

    By Kim Hunter Tijuana Morris is a pensioner, a 46-year veteran of the Detroit Police Department who has to pay $3,000 per month for prescription drugs. Fokls like Morris, who deserve to be relaxing after so many years of hard work, are instead being crushed under an unjust financial burden. Morris was one of the […]

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  • Mothers, Activists Call on Medolac Laboratories to Engage in Dialogue with Black Mothers in Detroit

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Engage Michigan January 13, 2015 Contact: Marissa Luna, 989-798-3051, marissa@engagemichigan.org Mothers, Activists Call on Medolac Laboratories to Engage in Dialogue with Black Mothers in Detroit Company attempting to recruit African-American and low-income women sell breast milk  DETROIT – On Tuesday, mothers and community activists held a press conference calling on […]

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  • No More Victims

    By Kim Hunter The killing of Eric Garner and the lack of accountability for Daniel Pantaleo, the officer who killed him, sparked nationwide protests and, I think it’s fair to say, those protests aimed to turn a tragic death into a positive movement for serious change. While that movement had positive results in parts of […]

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  • Feminism Anew

    By Marissa Luna 2014 was the year of embracing the intersectionality of feminism. Mainstream “white feminism” is becoming a thing of the past as women and men tear down the walls that have for so long defined feminists as being white, middle class, and cis-gendered. Feminism is about equality, but it is becoming increasingly harder to put the […]

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  • Legislators Pass Bill To Prohibit Local Governments from Serving Citizens

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Engage Michigan December 9, 2014 Contact: Marissa Luna, 989-798-3051, marissa@engagemichigan.org Legislators Pass Bill To Prohibit Local Governments from Serving Citizens Bill interferes with local governments’ ability to give workers the right to earn paid sick days LANSING — Today, the Michigan Competitiveness Committee passed a bill banning local governments from […]

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  • Don’t Mess With Our Elections

    By Marissa Luna We’re live-blogging the Elections and Ethics Committee hearing. Watch the hearing here and stay tuned for our updates. #miLEG should be expanding access to early voting options, modernizing voter registration, reducing wait times for voters-Melanie McElroy — Engage Michigan (@EngageMichigan) December 2, 2014 Making monumental changes to our electoral system w/o public input & understanding […]

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  • Ferguson is Just the Beginning

    By Matthew Kovac When President Obama called for peace in Ferguson after Monday night’s grand jury decision, I could not help but think of a speech that political activist Howard Zinn gave at the height of the Vietnam War. “Thousands of us were arrested for disturbing the peace,” he said. “But there is no peace. We […]

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  • Shopping This Morning? Don’t Leave Home Until You Read This.

    By Hugh Madden How was your Thanksgiving? I know, who cares? The stores are open. The deals are hot. You have to get to the back of the store on the other side of the mall in the next ten minutes to get your hands on that thing that is so discounted that you might […]

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  • Sick days. Ever needed one?

    By Brad O’Neil For many, paid sick days are a lifeline when unforeseen situations arise. They provide security and peace of mind when a mom wakes up to a child with a fever or a son needs to care for his elderly parents and can’t make it in to work. Unfortunately, they’re not afforded to […]

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  • Can We Talk? 

    By Kim Hunter I don’t mean to downplay or disrespect the power of people who faced down police dogs, fire hoses and mob violence in the fight for civil rights and it’s not just because I’m a media jackal that I’m playing up the role of the media, but, I don’t want to even try […]

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