Created Equal: Is the new ‘Hispanic or Latino’ census category good enough?  

The U.S. Census recently made it easier for the nation’s Latino population to identify themselves. A new Hispanic or Latino...

Black Maternal Health Week spurs new legislation from Michigan Democrats

It's Black Maternal Health Week. It might seem odd for this to be racially specific until you realize that, in...

What the US Census’ new ‘MENA’ category means to Arab Americans

The state Office of Management and Budget recently announced the addition of a Middle Eastern or North African (MENA) category...

CAIR reports increase in discrimination complaints against Michigan muslims

The Michigan chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) released a civil rights report this week that cited...

Michigan Supreme Court refuses terrorist sentence appeal

The Michigan Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal of a leader of a white supremacist group who tried...

Created Equal: New book explores the complicated practice of migrant smuggling

 Author and anthropologist Jason De León spent seven years documenting the lives of “coyotes,” or smugglers who help migrants...

Palestinian-American journalist suing Detroit TV station for wrongful termination

A metro Detroit TV reporter is alleging that he was wrongly terminated from CBS Detroit due to discrimination in a...

Created Equal: Why memories about Black life and history matter today 

In February 2021, The Atlantic launched "Inheritance," a multi-year reporting project about American history, Black life and the resilience of...

DER Weekends: Exploring the history of The Black Slate in Detroit

On the latest episode of DER Weekends, WDET's Jerome Vaughn spoke with Kandia Milton, the chair of The Black Slate....

Detroit Evening Report: Reparations Task Force invites residents to share stories for the Black Audit Project

The Detroit Reparations Task Force is hosting a series of town hall sessions next week for Black residents who want...

Created Equal: Black victims of violent crime disproportionately denied compensation

Thousands of Americans each year turn to state-run programs that provide financial assistance to victims of violent crime. In all...

Detroit Evening Report: Michigan investing $10M to address overdose deaths, racial disparities

Michigan will spend $10 million this year to address overdose deaths and racial disparities in overdose treatments. Subscribe to the...