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With the blizzard of protests popping up in many of America’s cities over the weekend, the most remarkable sight might have been the law enforcement officers who joined a rally and march in suburban Flint, Michigan, according to NBC25 News. Chris Swanson, the sheriff of Genesee County, took to the streets in Flint Township —…

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A 5-year-old girl became the first child to die of COVID-19 in Michigan. On Sunday, April 19, 2020, Skylar Herbert died from a rare complication of the novel disease, according to FOX 2 Detroit.  Herbert, a resident of Detroit, was diagnosed with COVID-19 at Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak after experiencing a headache for several days. After…

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Rapper DaBaby has a reputation for laying hands on folks who cross him — and if he doesn’t knuckle up himself, his crew has been videotaped in the past putting paws on people for various perceived infractions. This time, the North Carolina-bred rapper delivered the blow himself. DaBaby, born in Cleveland as Jonathan Lyndale Kirk,…

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A Michigan police officer has been placed on administrative leave after prospective Black homebuyers found a framed KKK application hanging in the White cop’s bedroom. This same officer, Charles Anderson, made headlines 10 years ago for fatally shooting a Black “suspect” but was cleared by Internal Affairs. Rob Mathis and his wife, Rena, and children…

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The Michigan Department of Corrections was forced to pay $860K after two corrections officers placed a wager on an inmate’s suicide. The incident occurred in 2015 when Janika Edmond, 25, was serving time at the Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility in Pittsfield Township, Michigan, according to MLive. Edmond had a history of mental health issues and was…

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GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan — Blacks in America may need to be forgiven for feeling paralyzed and post-traumatic at times. Most are not only frightened about being pulled over by the police and emerging unscathed — which could depend on the officer’s disposition and demographics. Blacks also have to worry about conducting official business in predominantly White…

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When people think of the word “millennials,” many people tend to think about a generation that is thought to be entitled, self-absorbed, lazy, and most importantly, that takes too many selfies. While a few of these labels apply to some millennials, the Michigan Chronicle’s 40 Under 40 Awards recipients debunk these stereotypes in every way…

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It’s safe to say there’s an epidemic of school shootings and threats surrounding schools in America. The school shooting on Feb. 14, 2018, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people and injured 17 more people prompted a nationwide walkout against gun violence. But as we find solutions to this ever-growing…

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