African Americans died from the coronavirus at about the same rate as whites in 2022, a state-appointed task force finds.
Food assistance cuts loom for 1.3 million Michiganders. No legislative action yet
Some low-income households will see a loss of more than $500 in monthly benefits beginning March 1.
Rise in violent crime plagues some Michigan metros this summer
Homicides are up in Grand Rapids and Oakland County, while Detroit has been hit by a spate of mass shootings.
Grand Rapids officer facing 2nd-degree murder charge in Patrick Lyoya shooting
Prosecutors announce the decision on Thursday following the April 4 shooting death of a Congolese immigrant following a traffic stop.
FDA menthol cigarette ban hailed as triumph, especially for Black health
Michigan advocates and health experts say the ban could have a significant impact on improving public health, but particularly for African American smokers, who overwhelmingly favor menthol cigarettes. But some Black advocates warn of unintended consequences.
Lansing and other police agencies rethink value of ‘minor’ traffic stops
The fatal police shooting of Black motorist Patrick Lyoya is renewing debate over whether police should be stopping drivers for low-level infractions; encounters that sometimes turn violent.
Patrick Lyoya’s parents: Our hearts are broken. Grand Rapids mourns as well.
A family that fled war in the Democratic Republic of Congo say they found ‘genocide’ against Black men in America. In Grand Rapids, frustration, sadness mount after years of demands for police change fail to prevent tragedy.
Grand Rapids Police release video on deadly shooting of Patrick Lyoya
African immigrant Patrick Lyoya was shot in the back of the head by an officer during a scuffle on April 4 following a traffic stop over a license plate.
Michigan has dramatically lowered the rate of inmates returning to prison
The state prison recidivism rate has fallen sharply over two decades, attributed to policy reforms, falling crime and more intensive job training. But many former inmates still struggle for jobs and housing and wind up back behind bars.
Overstressed and unpaid, 1.3M in Michigan care for relatives amid aging crisis
The total economic value of uncompensated elder care could be as high as $14.5 billion. And it’s getting worse. “We are in big trouble,” one says.