The US Supreme Court refused to hear the case Remington Arms Co. v. Soto, and in doing so, paved the way for victims of gun violence to sue gun manufacturers whose firearms have been used in the commission of crimes. Remington Arms Company manufactured and marketed the Bushmaster AR-15 style rifle that was used to murder 20 children and 6 educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.
The Fair Housing Act (FHA) was ratified in 1968 to ensure marginalized and minority communities have equal opportunity access to safe, stable housing. It has been the strongest protection against unjustified and discriminatory housing practices, both overt and covert. In the fifty years since the FHA was enacted, exclusionary housing policies may be more difficult to distinguish, but sadly are still in effect.
Last October, A U.S. District Court in Northern California blocked the Department of Homeland Security from terminating TPS for those from El Salvador and a handful of other countries. This act of “favoritism” has many wondering what is different about El Salvador?
In 2017, there were 330,000 kids living in high-poverty neighborhoods across Michigan. Unfortunately, kids of all races live in high-poverty neighborhoods, including 6% of white kids. But the burden is felt most by people of color.
The past week has been one of great loss as we mourn two American giants, Senator Elijah Cummings and Former Michigan Governor William Milliken.
Due to the racial discrimination and oppression that still exist here the latest data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation reports the state at 50%. Geographic location and race and ethnicity are the two most important factors that shape a child’s risk.
National Rifle Association Chief Executive, Wayne LaPierre, met with Donald Trump to discuss ways in which the NRA could support Trump in his fight against impeachment and his bid for 2020 re-election. In the course of this conversation, LaPierre reportedly asked that Trump “stop the games” in exchange for the organization’s full throated backing. Exactly what “games” was LaPierre alluding to?
The Associated Press and PBS Frontline have been conducting a joint investigation on the treatment of migrant children. Two recent articles demonstrate the horrific conditions which many of the migrant children have confronted and are continuing to confront.
Advance editor-in-chief Susan J. Demas rounded up the gun control legislation that the Michigan State Legislature could take up in the wake of last weekend’s shootings in El Paso and Dayton, including roughly a dozen bills that would do things from toughening background checks to restricting gun sales from purchasers with a high risk of committing violence. But, we have some people standing in the way of pushing forward, it seems.
The Trump campaign paid for more than 2,000 Facebook ads since January 2019 that included the word “invasion” in relation to immigration. The campaign has spent roughly $1.25 million on Facebook ads about immigration since late March, a significant portion of the nearly $5.6 million the campaign spent on Facebook ads overall during that same period.