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In Detroit along Woodward Avenue downtown, or on Livernois south of Six Mile, or down Joy Road, brightly colored murals with “Your Vote Matters” messages emblazoned on the sides of buildings command a striking and bold presence. As a part of efforts to promote conversations around voters’ rights the ACLU of Michigan in partnership with…

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The ACLU of Michigan in partnership with MichiganVoting.org, a coalition of statewide organizations, launched an aggressive information campaign designed to educate the public about their voting rights. Particularly important to this campaign, branded “40 Days of Early Voting,” is education around Proposal 3, which passed in 2018 and expands access to the ballot by authorizing…

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Nearly 200,000 citizens in Georgia were wrongly removed from the voting rolls in the last election, according to a study that was released on Wednesday, Sept. 02, 2020. Experts conducted a study called “Advanced Address List Hygiene,” a method of residential address verification that was paid for by the nonpartisan journalism group, Palast Investigative Fund.…

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Illinois resident Karen Scruggs was attempting to “fly while Black” last Saturday. Unfortunately, Scruggs was in for a bumpy ride through security at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. According to WGN, when she attempted to pass through security, Transportation Security Administration personnel stopped her and began fingering her thickly-braided natural hair. Per Scruggs, after touching her braids,…

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The momentum for filmmaker Ava Duvernay seems to be unstoppable. Word around Hollywood is that Duvernay is on the short list of directors being considered to join the powerful Marvel Cinematic Universe. Affectionately referred to as the “MCU,” the media franchise produces blockbuster films based upon characters from Marvel comics such as Captain America, The…

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Having a cellphone that can record video is commonplace but the police in Baltimore apparently do not like this fact. When Christopher Sharp pulled out his cellphone to record officers making an arrest, it upset the officers. One officer ordered sharp to “Do me a favor and turn that off. It’s illegal to record anybody’s…

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It was the beginning of the day. I looked forward to understanding the love that black people had for one another. What was frightening and what is still frightening today is the fact that black people do not love each other in popular song or in public display. The mostly united front is in the…

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Reginald Turner is by all accounts, a man of enormous credibility who is true to his calling — the practice of law as public service. He’s got position, prestige and national prominence. A Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honor reserved for less than one percent of lawyers in each state, Turner was listed…

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