January 25, 2022

“Grandmothers of America” captures the beauty and wisdom of aging

The new photo book “Grandmothers of America” is highlighting the beauty of an aging population and the advice they’d give to their younger selves. The concept is the brainchild of photographer Joey…

Michigan Supreme Court hears arguments challenging newly redrawn legislative districts

The Michigan Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on whether they should direct the state’s redistricting commission to redraw recently approved district maps. A coalition of current and former Detroit politicians and activists allege the newly-redrawn districts violate the Voting Rights Act and would limit Black representation in state and federal government. If you reduce those majorities of African-American districts, and you look at the voting patterns, it's..

Author Raechel Anne Jolie explores what it’s like to grow up, struggle and thrive in the Rust Belt in new book

The Rust Belt is often described as a vestige of industrial strength. In the simplest terms, these are places where our collective victimhood — from the fall of unions, globalization and a contracting middle class — sometimes builds affinity. But those challenges raise questions, including, how do we survive places that don’t love us back in the..

13th Congressional District race in Michigan: Here’s who’s running, so far

Michigan’s redistricting commission changed the current legislative boundaries, including the 12th and 13th congressional districts. In the 12th, Rep. Rashida Tlaib says she will run in the new district. That leaves the new 13th wide open, a district that includes Detroit’s downtown and Midtown and stretches from Downriver communities to the Grosse Pointes. Rep. Brenda..

State Sen. Adam Hollier announces bid for Michigan’s 13th Congressional District 

State Sen. Adam Hollier is jumping into the fray of Michigan’s newly-redrawn 13th Congressional District. Hollier’s Senate district lies within the 13th. He says he’s running to help bring about structural change. “It's cliche to say that our system is broken,” Hollier says. “We all know that, but what we don't talk about is that is by design. Our system is..

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