The Michigan arm of the insurance company Blue Cross Blue Shield is asking its employees to donate to the campaign of Gretchen Whitmer, the top-funded Democrat in the race for governor, The Detroit News reported on Wednesday. One of her opponents, who has received nationwide media attention for his left-wing politics…
Third grade reading proficiency in Flint has plummeted nearly 75% since the start of the city’s ongoing water crisis, according to a new report by the Detroit Free Press.
Katie was 19 when she went to get her first tattoo, from an artist whose work she’d seen on other people’s bodies and admired. In her memory, nothing “super weird” happened that day, though she remembers the artist being flirtatious. The next two times, when she returned to have a new, larger piece done, she says…
A Democratic candidate running for Michigan attorney general offered a provocative pitch to voters: A vote for a woman candidate is a vote against some dude who might show you their dick without your consent.
A second woman who worked for Michigan Representative John Conyers has come forward to accuse him of sexually harassing her on three occasions while she worked for him.
Rep. John Conyers Jr., the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee and a civil rights icon from Michigan, announced Sunday he is stepping down from the post while investigations continue into allegations that he paid off a former employee who accused him of sexual harassment.
On Monday, a committee put together by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to address the public health crisis in Flint canceled its fourth meeting in a row, claiming they was simply nothing for them to discuss.
On Oct. 23, 12 Oakland County, Mich., communities spent roughly nine days without water after a major water main break. Almost 305,000 people were affected by the break.
Fayrouz Saad, introducing herself to the voters of Michigan’s 11th Congressional district, knows that some of them may stumble over her name.
On Woodward Avenue in Highland Park, Michigan, a historical marker stands in front of a derelict industrial building. It reads, “Here at his Highland Park Plant, Henry Ford in 1913 began the mass production of automobiles on a moving assembly line...Mass production soon moved from here to all phases of American…
Forget the gold jewelry and strawberry champagne, Bruno Mars has something more important he’s spending his money on this month.
Yesterday, on the same day that Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced serious criminal charges against five current and former officials for their alleged role in the Flint water crisis, 9-year-old Flint resident Amariyanna “Mari” Copeny—known to the world as Little Miss Flint—got a rash on her arm from…
The complaint filed against Michigan’s top health official, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter on Wednesday along with four others for their alleged role in worsening the water crisis in the city of Flint, makes for deeply disturbing reading.
Iraqi immigrants across Michigan and Tennessee were the target of broad ICE sweeps last week as the agency seeks to process a “backlog” of about 1,400 Iraqi nationals the U.S. has identified for deportation. Dozens of Iraqis are believed to have been detained.
A longtime official at the largest property-owning organization in Flint, MI, has resigned from his position after audio of him using the n-word while blaming the city’s black population for municipal problems was published online on Sunday.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents detained three immigrants working at a Michigan restaurant on Wednesday, but not before helping themselves to a hearty breakfast. Because, as everyone knows, breakfast is the most important meal of the day—especially if your day consists of handcuffing the people who cooked…
There are just some things you can’t make up, and apparently, a white Hastings, Mich., police officer is claiming that he has been subjected to racial taunts and other hurtful comments from within his own department after he took a genetic test on Ancestry.com that revealed he is 18 percent black.
Back in March, I spent a month driving through Texas. It was the first of three trips I plan to take this year to set up Splinter’s “virtual bureaus” across the country, to meet writers who know their hometowns far better than coastal journalists. Much of this trip was spent in big cities like Austin or El Paso, which…
Dr. Abdul El-Sayed has already accomplished a lot in his 32 years. He was a Rhodes scholar, got a medical degree, taught epidemiology at Columbia, and served as the Executive Director of Detroit’s Health Department, where he led a program that ensured kids in low-income families who needed glasses could get them.