Q&A with Georgia Gov. Kemp: Voters ‘know what the truth is’
Brian Kemp won the 2018 Republican primary for Georgia governor propelled by grassroots conservatives and a late endorsement from then-President Donald Trump. Kemp went on to defeat Democrat Stacey Abrams in the general election. Now, Democrats are riding high on President Joe Biden's win in the state.news.yahoo.com
Republicans seek apology for yell of ‘racist’ during critical race theory questioning
House Republicans are demanding an apology after a Democrat yelled, "Racist," at a colleague who was quizzing Education Secretary Miguel Cardona about critical race theory during a committee hearing Thursday.news.yahoo.com
Wild Fork Foods pays $130K to Hispanic woman who said she faced racist slurs in Miami office
Racist slurs flew regularly and with impunity in Wild Fork Foods’ Miami corporate office, building a hostile work environment for a Venezuelan-American woman, asserted an EEOC lawsuit settled Tuesday.news.yahoo.com
No charges after klan flag hangs next to Black family’s home in Grosse Pointe Park
GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. – A prosecutor declined to file charges Tuesday against a suburban Detroit man who displayed a Ku Klux Klan flag in his window next to the home of a Black family, saying the “horrible conduct” doesn't violate Michigan law. An ethnic intimidation charge would require physical contact, property damage or threats of such activity, said Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy. JeDonna Dinges, 57, of Grosse Pointe Park, said the klan flag was hanging next door in a window directly across from her dining room. “There is absolutely no question that what happened to Ms. Dinges was despicable, traumatizing and completely unacceptable," Worthy said. The average person would not own a klan flag, which is a true symbol of hatred,” Dinges said.
Residents protest KKK flag displayed in Grosse Pointe Park home facing Black neighbor
GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. – A steady flowing line of protesters Sunday circled their way around Wayburn Street in Grosse Pointe Park to clearly voice their disgust of an open display of racism. Their protest comes after a home displayed a red black and white Ku Klux Klan flag in window facing an African American woman’s home. Officials with the city of Grosse Pointe Park released the following statement:AdAt approximately 3:00pm Tuesday February 16th the Grosse Pointe Park Department of Public Safety was made aware of a Ku Klux Klan flag displayed in a window that faces the home of an African-American woman. The Grosse Pointe Park Public Safety Department serves all residents of our community no matter their race, color, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or religion. City of Grosse Pointe ParkThe Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods branch of the NAACP released the following statement:
Rep. removed from Michigan House Oversight Committee amid investigation
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Rep. Cynthia Johnson is under investigation after she posted on social media a response to the many violent, vulgar and racist death threats she’s received. The video, posted Tuesday night, has quickly gone viral and legislative leadership removed her from her House Oversight Committee assignments Wednesday. “My soldiers, they are soldiers for Christ, soldiers against racism, soldiers against domestic violence, soldiers against domestic terrorism,” Johnson said. Rep. Johnson has been removed from her committee assignments, and we are looking into further disciplinary action as the proper authorities conduct their own investigations. Whitmer, Secretary Benson, Rep. Johnson herself, and others.
Michigan House Oversight Committee members receive death threats, racist voicemails
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Rep. Cynthia Johnson, the Democratic chair of the House Oversight Committee is receiving death threats due to the election. She posted several of the threats to social media. After both Democratic and Republican representatives have received threats of violence over the election, Michigan Assistant Minority Floor Leader Laurie Pohutsky posted on Twitter about the SNL sketch. The SNL skit was amusing, I guess, but last night my caucus was trying to figure out how to keep those on that committee safe from the deluge of death threats they’re receiving. I’m sorry to be a bummer and I’m glad people enjoyed the skit, but the reality of it is heinous.
‘New Detroit’ non profit has declaration of war against racism, and you can sign it
For more than five decades this non profit has been in the fight against racism, and you can join in with a simple signature. It’s a declaration of war against racism created by the local non profit New Detroit. “New Detroit is a coalition of leaders working to achieve racial understanding and racial equity among southeast Michigan,” said Rafferty, the CEO of New Detroit. I’ve experienced going into stores and being obviously and negatively profiled,” he said. New Detroit exists not just to fight racism, but systemic racism and getting to the root of the issue, not just the symptoms.
WATCH: Black fathers speak candidly about talking to sons about racism in America
DETROIT – Three Black fathers who are raising Black or biracial children in America spoke candidly about teaching their son to try to avoid racism and, quite frankly, just survive. All of the dads have incredible hope when it comes to social justice. He shared why he’s optimistic that things will get better in our country’s fight against racism. He, along with local musician Herb Harris Junior and Lucas Hagerty, are all raising Black or biracial sons. “I want to model that for them.”More: ‘Spirit of Detroit: Fulfilling the Dream’ SpecialExtended cut: Evrod Cassimy talks with fathers on raising Black sons in AmericaSpecial Section: Spirit Of Detroit Fulfilling The Dream
VIDEO: Drivers stage SlowDown2StopRacism demonstration on I-40 in North Carolina
Traffic in Raleigh, N.C. was stifled Wednesday morning on I-40 when drivers slowed down to demonstrate against systemic racism. WTVD reports the demonstration is being called SlowDown2StopRacism. Drivers were asked to slow the traffic to advance the peoples movement to end systemic racism.Video shows vehicles slowing down to about 10 mph on the interstate, essentially blocking four lanes of traffic. Some drivers were trying to work their way around the demonstration. Watch here:WTVD reports that after about 40 minutes, North Carolina State Highway Patrol officers started pulling over some of the cars.
Ypsilanti mayor resigns: I am deeply sorry to have my service end on this note
YPSILANTI, Mich. Mayor Beth Bashert has resigned from her position after comments she made at a recent Ypsilanti City Council meeting. I made a biased statement and voted based on that statement, she said. Bashert announced her resignation on Tuesday, releasing this statement:It has been an honor to serve Ypsilanti in the ways I have, including city council member and mayor. I am deeply sorry to have my service end on this note and in this way. Please accept my resignation as mayor, effective at 9 AM June, 23, 2020.
Immigration 101 for Allies event aims to unite and educate the community in fight against ICE
Steve NeavlingCongresswoman Rashida Tlaib. Its 2019 and immigration concentration camps along the U.S. border not only exist but are over capacity thanks to Racist in Chief President Donald Trump. While our southern border remains a battleground for immigrants seeking refuge, Michigan was named the state with the second-highest number of ICE arrests in the nation, which means being an ally is more important than ever. Event begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, at the WSU Law School-Freedom Hall Atrium; 471 W. Palmer St., Detroit; 1michigan.org. Free with RSVP.metrotimes.com