Blog of Rights

Charges Against Emergency Managers Underscore Folly of Shortsightedness that Created Flint Water Crisis

Although it wasn’t mentioned directly by name when state Attorney General Bill Schuette announced the filing of felony charges against four officials connected to the Flint water crisis, Michigan’s...

A look back: Takeaways from ACLU of Michigan Law Enforcement Hearing

A little more than a year ago, the ACLU of Michigan’s Racial Justice Project convened an important hearing on law enforcement best practices. At the time, the public’s alarm about police violence was...

Time For A More Intersectional Trans Allyship

The results of last month’s election sent shockwaves through many communities, not the least of which were transgender communities. For many trans and gender non-conforming people (TGNC) – already at...

Three Michigan House Bills Threaten Our Right to Vote

Lame duck session in Michigan always brings challenges.  Last week, on the heels of a truly concerning presidential election that will without a doubt have chilling consequences for our most basic...

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What's Up with Lead Levels in Flint Schools?

Originally published on the Michigan Chronicle When it comes to the situation regarding the water in Flint’s public schools, Jeree Brown is in the dark. With two children attending Eisenhower...

Living As An Immigrant in Michigan

Coming from a migrant, farmworker family meant, I spent half the year in Florida and half the year in Michigan.  We were nomads traveling in our wood-paneled station wagon up and down Interstate 75...

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