California reparations plan advances movement, advocates say
California took a big step this week toward becoming the first U.S. state to make some form of restitution a reality by tackling the divisive issue of which Black residents should be eligible to receive reparations for the atrocity and injustices of slavery and racism.
Biden backs studying reparations as Congress considers bill
President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with labor leaders in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Washington. Biden backs the idea of studying the issue, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday, though she stopped short of saying he would sign the bill if it clears Congress. Even with Democrats controlling both chambers of Congress and the White House, passing a reparations bill could prove difficult. Most Black Americans favored reparations, 74%, compared with 15% of white Americans. AdRep. Burgess Owens, a first-term Republican from Utah, argued against a reparations commission.
'Squad' member Rashida Tlaib wins primary in Michigan
LANSING, Mich. Squad member Rashida Tlaib won a challenge for her House seat in Michigans primary, in a rematch with the woman she narrowly defeated two years ago. Her opponent in Tuesday's primary was Detroit City Council President President Brenda Jones, who lost by 1 percentage point in 2018 when the primary field was larger. Jones on the same day defeated Tlaib to later fill out the remainder of John Conyers term. Andrew E. Bryant, 71, voted for Tlaib at New Providence Baptist Church on Detroits west side. "With Rashida Tlaib, Im probably not the best informed voter.The primary winner will be the overwhelming favorite in November's general election.
'Squad' member Tlaib may be vulnerable in tough primary
Now the Michigan Democrat is the squad's most vulnerable member, as she faces Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones in the Aug. 4 primary. Now Tlaib is the squads most vulnerable member, as she and Jones are set to square off again in Michigan's Aug. 4 primary. In 2018, Jones finished a close second to Tlaib in a six-person primary for the seat long held by Democratic Rep. John Conyers, who stepped down amid sexual harassment allegations. Folks are wanting someone to make their case in their own words, said Conyers, who also ran in the 2018 primary. Black, white, Hispanic, Martian, I dont care who is in power, just do what you say youre going to do, he said.
Watch Local 4 News at Noon -- Nov. 4, 2019
DETROIT – Here’s what’s coming up on Local 4 News at Noon:Funeral service held for former Rep. John ConyersA funeral service is being held Monday for former Rep. John Conyers, who died Oct. 27 at age 90. Conyers spent more than 50 years in Congress and was its longest-service African American member. The funeral is being held at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit.
Flashpoint 11/3/19: US House votes to move ahead with Trump impeachment inquiry
DETROIT – Along party lines, the US House votes to move ahead with an impeachment inquiry. Congressman Andy Levin is here to talk about why he voted yes. On the heels of last Sunday’s interview with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Detroit’s Inspector General is here to talk about the Make Your Date program. We’ll also take a look back at the life of former Rep. John Conyers. Segment One:Segment Two:Segment Three:
ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- Nov. 3, 2019
At 2 a.m. local time Sunday, standard time returned across most of the United States, accompanied by the welcome one-night extra hour of sleep. Large crowds are expected to attend the public visitation for former longtime Michigan Rep. John Conyers at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History Sunday. United Auto Workers President Gary Jones asked for a leave of absence Saturday during an emergency meeting held by the United Auto Workers International Board. Weather: Partly sunny, chilly Sunday before more rain and polar blastWe’ll get a break from Saturday’s rough weather. Raindrops and snowflakes return with a big drop in temperatures at the end of this week.
ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- Nov. 2, 2019
DETROIT Large crowds are expected to attend the public visitation for former longtime Michigan Rep. John Conyers at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History this weekend. A Celebration of Life is scheduled to take place Saturday afternoon in remembrance of two Grosse Pointe brothers who were killed in a house fire Monday. Weather: Scattered snow and rain SaturdayIt feels like winter, and it will be a lot chillier than average this weekend. On and off snow showers are expected with lows in the 40s. Read todays forecast here.
Flashpoint 8/12/18:Rashida Tlaib, who could be first Muslim woman in Congress, discusses primary win
DETROIT Rashida Tlaib is poised to become the first Muslim woman in Congress. The former state representative joins Devin Scillian on Flashpoint to discuss her win and her race for Congress. Sunday's episode also focuses on other winners and losers in the primary election, and what it means ahead of the fall vote. Flashpoint is hosted by WDIV Local 4 anchor Devin Scillian. Watch Flashpoint on WDIV at 10 a.m. on Sundays.