Michigan House approves divisive bill to make English official state language

With a national debate centered around gun control reaching a fever pitch, Michigan’s Republican-led House of Representatives has decided now is the time to address what they seem to feel is a very urgent and important issue: Making English Michigan’s official language. Without warning, Republicans rammed House Bill 4053 through last month. The vote passed…

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U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Names Fernand Fernandez Interim CEO

The Board of Directors of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has named Fernand “Fern” Fernandez interim CEO and President. Mr. Fernandez, former Vice President Global Marketing for American Airlines, was supported unanimously for this interim position. “I’m humbled by this opportunity and look forward to working with the talented staff, partners and chambers…

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Michigan Department of Civil Rights Receives Grant to Advance Racial Equity in Kalamazoo

The Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) has awarded the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) a $20,000 grant to advance racial equity in the city of Kalamazoo. MDCR will partner with the city to strengthen community partnerships and develop a racial equity lens to better analyze and address the issue of fair housing…

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Too soon to talk about guns? Here’s a time, school shooting survivors say: March 24

Student survivors of the Parkland, Fla., shooting rampage have set a date to talk about guns: March 24. The nationwide group March For Our Lives announced the march on the nation’s capital and other cities to press their demands for safer schools and for legislation “to effectively address the gun violence issues that are rampant”…

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Report: Donald Trump misled the public about freeing UCLA basketball players

President Donald Trump wasn’t entirely truthful about saving three UCLA basketball players stranded in China for shoplifting, according to a new ESPN report. Twelve hours after being arrested for stealing sunglasses and beaded bracelets at Louis Vuitton and two other stores in Hangzhou, China, UCLA freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley were released…

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Ben Mitchell Announces Congressional Candidacy

Social Democrat Ben Mitchell Announces Congressional Candidacy. Westminster, Vermont:  Social Democrat Ben Mitchell is formally announcing his candidacy for the United States House of Representatives at the Westminster Town Meeting on Saturday, March 3.  A Westminster resident for more than twenty years, Mr. Mitchell describes himself as “an insurgent, anti-corporate Congressional candidate, bringing the principle of Democracy…

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