Community leaders join Church of the Messiah for 15th annual Silence The Violence march in Detroit
The 15th annual Silence The Violence march and rally returns this weekend after a hiatus due to the pandemic. Community activists, elected officials, and organizations from across the state will join Church of the Messiah Saturday (June 4) to march in remembrance of gun violence victims.
200 rally in Kalamazoo, demand more support for LGBTQ+ community
KALAMAZOO, MI – People gathered in Bronson Park Saturday to call for more support for the LGBTQ+ community. The rally was held to demand change for the inequalities and disparities the LGBTQ+ community faces, according to rally organizer OutFront Kalamazoo’s website. Awareness about the disparities in health, employment, education and more increased during the health and economic crisis in the last 18 months, OutFront Kalamazoo noted on its website. The rally was held to “reenergize, reunite and raise our voices to demand change,” according to the rally website. Related: Kalamazoo Pride events kick off with virtual awards ceremony Friday nightOutFront Kalamazoo held June 2020 and 2021 Pride events virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic.mlive.com
This company sold a copy of 'Super Mario Bros.' for $2 million. NFTs and a Triceratops skull could be next
Five-year-old start-up Rally sold a copy of Nintendo's "Super Mario Bros." for a record $2 million. Now, the New York City-based company is leading the way in an increasingly popular market for alternative asset investments.cnbc.com
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally revs up, drawing thousands and heightening delta superspreader fears
Health officials, South Dakota residents and even some attendees are concerned that one of the largest motorcycle rallies in the world, which begins Friday, has the potential to become the latest superspreader event.washingtonpost.com
When Does a Commodities Boom Turn Into a Supercycle?
Frenetic trading and surging prices for natural resources – from copper and iron ore to soybeans and lumber – had markets abuzz with talk that the pandemic bounce-back might trigger another “supercycle” for global commodities. With governments pouring recovery funds into infrastructure and pollution-fighting green energy projects, there were signs of a multi-year commodities boom that could stoke global finance and fuel inflation. Such seismic events enrich countries and traders that control reswashingtonpost.com
43rd annual rally against sexual violence returns April 1 in Ann Arbor
Students march at the 38th annual Take Back the Night Ann Arbor on April 6, 2016 (Photo: Ruby Wallah)ANN ARBOR – The 43rd annual Take Back the Night Ann Arbor rally and march will take place this year on April 1 on the Diag at the University of Michigan. The annual event is focused on raising awareness of sexual violence and supporting survivors. TBTN Ann Arbor masks will be available at no cost. TBTN Ann Arbor T-shirts can be purchased ahead of time at http://tbtnannarbor.org/store. Following the rally, organizers will lead attendees on a march through the streets of Ann Arbor.
U-M students, parents rally for in-person graduation
Parents and students gathered in Ann Arbor Saturday to preserve a big milestone at the University of Michigan. READ: ‘We’re coming no matter what’: Parents, students rally at U-M in Ann Arbor for an in-person graduationA rally was held to push U-M officials to hold an in-person graduation. The attendees of the rally chanted “Big House, big day, in-person graduation all the way,” in front of Michigan Union on State Street. RELATED: Some University of Michigan students and parents push for in-person commencementOther Big Ten universities -- including Michigan State University and Purdue University -- have announced they will do some sort of an in-person graduation, which is why these parents and students believe Michigan can find a way. However, some parents and students think the university can come up with a plan to do it now while the students are still on campus.
‘We’re coming no matter what’: Parents, students rally at U-M in Ann Arbor for an in-person graduation
Parents and students rally outside the Michigan Union on March 6, 2021, calling for an in-person Spring Commencement. ANN ARBOR – A group of University of Michigan parents and students gathered outside the Michigan Union on Saturday afternoon calling for the school to offer an in-person graduation. AdU-M parent and rally organizer Tammy Dahlstrom holds a sign on S. State Street in Ann Arbor on March 6, 2021. There’s no real reason why we can’t do it.”Dahlstrom said the group wants one graduation ceremony at Michigan Stadium, which could be smaller than normal years. Senior Claire DiFranco (right) rallies for an in-person gradution at University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus on March 6, 2021.
Ann Arbor students, parents rally at Skyline High School to demand return to hybrid learning
A high school student holds up a sign at a protest outside Skyline High School in Ann Arbor on Feb. 20, 2021. ANN ARBOR – Dozens of students and parents stood outside Skyline High School holding signs and giving speeches on Saturday, calling for the Ann Arbor Board of Education to continue with their original plans to return to school buildings beginning in March. AdAnn Arbor Public Schools students hold up signs at a rally to reopen schools at Skyline High School on Feb. 20, 2021. Skyline High School senior Eli Hendricks addresses a crowd of students and parents outside his school in Ann Arbor on Feb. 20, 2021. Signs posted outside Skyline High School's student entrance in Ann Arbor call for the return to hybrid learning.
Ann Arbor high school students to protest Saturday, demand return to schools
ANN ARBOR – High schoolers have organized a rally to take place at Skyline High School on Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. calling for the return to in-person learning. The move comes days after the Ann Arbor School Board made a motion to direct Superintendent Dr. Jeanice Kerr Swift to recommend that the majority of students remain in a virtual setting for the rest of the year. Ad“I created a Google form asking Ann Arbor students to express how they feel about online school and if they want to go in person. Parent group Ann Arbor Reasonable Return raised over $30,000 in less than 24 hours to establish a political action committee against the Ann Arbor School Board over its quick motion to potentially change its return to school plan it laid out in January. AdRelated reading:Ann Arbor School Board will vote next week on plan to continue virtual learning through end of yearHundreds of physicians, psychologists call for Ann Arbor Public Schools to reopenParents call for schools to reopen at rally in downtown Ann Arbor
Parents call for schools to reopen at rally in downtown Ann Arbor
Members of parent group Ann Arbor Reasonable Return hold a banner at a rally demanding the return of hybrid learning in downtown Ann Arbor on Jan. 30, 2021. ANN ARBOR – Parent group Ann Arbor Reasonable Return rallied outside the downtown post office on Saturday afternoon to demand that Ann Arbor Public Schools reopen by March 1 -- Gov. Ann Arbor Public Schools have been closed since the coronavirus pandemic began in March. Parents and children hold signs at a rally calling to reopen Ann Arbor Public Schools in downtown Ann Arbor on Jan. 30, 2021. They wear them all day long.”AdAlan Simpson-Vlach with his wife, Rita, and daughter Marguerite at a rally to reopen Ann Arbor Public Schools on Jan. 30, 2021.
Parent group to rally for safe return to schools in Ann Arbor Saturday
A sign for Ann Arbor Reasonable Return is posted next to the Ann Arbor Farmers Market on Dec. 9, 2020. ANN ARBOR – Ann Arbor Reasonable Return, a grassroots organization founded by local parents, will be holding a rally on Saturday in downtown Ann Arbor in support of Gov. The group, which also goes by A2R2, is made up of parents and medical professionals. The rally will begin at noon at the Ann Arbor Post Office at 200 E. Liberty St.“The community is urging Ann Arbor Public Schools to follow state guidance and finally offer the safe in-person option they advertised to the community at the start of the year,” read a press release. More than 500 parents have already petitioned the district, and the advocacy group presented a letter from more than 130 area doctors and pediatric nurses recommending a safe return to in-person learning.
Bitcoin hits new all-time high above $23,000, extending its wild 2020 rally
Omar Marques | LightRocket | Getty ImagesBitcoin hit a fresh record high above $23,000 on Thursday, extending a wild rally for the cryptocurrency that has seen it more than triple in value this year. The world's most-valuable digital currency surged 12% to $23,421, according to crypto market data provider Coin Metrics, taking its year-to-date gains to more than 200%. Crypto bulls have pointed to increased demand from institutional investors, pitching bitcoin as a hedge against inflation like gold amid unprecedented U.S. coronavirus stimulus. However, crypto fans claim this year's rally is unlike 2017 as it's being driven by institutional buying rather than retail speculation. "Back then, the price was driven by mainly retail investors."cnbc.com
‘Let them play’: Dozens of Michigan parents push for restart of school sports despite COVID-19 pandemic
LANSING, Mich. – Dozens of parents and coaches protested on Friday afternoon at the Michigan State Capitol pushing for Gov. Organizers of the rally said the restrictions are taking a toll on the mental health of students. Athletes and parents across Michigan, including the U.P., made the trip to Lansing. READ: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 426,294; Death toll now at 10,456The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Michigan has risen to 426,294 as of Friday, including 10,456 deaths, state officials report. The state crossed the 10,000 mark in total deaths earlier this week.
Crowds gather to support election results in Detroit, denounce them in Lansing
It was another weekend of President Donald Trump supporters protesting against the election results. "We don’t feel that the election is fair.”Although a slightly smaller crowd in Downtown Detroit, Biden supporters had a different message. Luiz, with the group ‘Trump/Pence Out Now,’ said Trump claiming election fraud is causing more harm than good. Recently, several lawsuits claiming election fraud on behalf of Donald Trump were thrown out in several states, including Michigan. Biden supporters said it’s time to move on.
Live stream: Trump holds campaign rally in Michigan
All rights reserved)Watch live coverage as President Trump travels to Waterford Township, Mich. to hold a Make America Great Again campaign rally. Watch live here:With the presidential election less than a week away, candidates from both sides are focusing their campaigning efforts on a number of key states, including Michigan. Presidential campaigns don’t spend time and money in states they don’t think are up for grabs and -- by that metric -- Michigan is very important to both candidates. Dr. Jill Biden visited multiple Michigan towns Thursday on behalf of her husband, former vice president Joe Biden; and Eric and Tiffany Trump made their own stops on behalf of their father, president Donald Trump. Trump will visit Oakland County Friday and Biden will be joined Saturday by former president Barack Obama in Michigan.
Donald Trump Jr. holds MAGA rally in Washington Township on Monday
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Hundreds of supporters showed up at a Make America Great Again rally with Donald Trump Jr. in Washington Township on Monday. Only eight days before Election Day and the Trump campaign is blanketing the state. “In 2016 Donald Trump made promises, he’s actually delivered on those promises, right? In 2016 Trump consistently campaigned in Michigan and managed to flip the state, now his campaign is keeping up the pace and intensity. Read more: President Donald Trump to hold rally in Michigan 1 week before Election DayMacomb County was one of the key counties that helped Trump win Michigan in the 2016 presidential race.
Watch live: Trump holds first campaign rally since COVID-19 diagnosis
FLORIDA – Watch live coverage as President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Florida. It is his first rally since testing positive for COVID-19 on October 2. Just Monday afternoon only hours ahead of the rally the president’s doctor announced he tested negative for COVID-19. Over the past few days the president has drawn national criticism for holding the rally after his diagnosis. Read more: Trump ready for 1st rally since contracting coronavirus
Donald Trump Jr., Kid Rock draw crowd at rally in Harrison Township
HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Many people attended the rally featuring Donald Trump Jr. and Kid Rock in Harrison Township. “It’s great to be back in Michigan and we are going to win Michigan," Trump Jr. said. Kid Rock did a mini concert right after. On his Instagram, Kid Rock said he’s struggled with neck issues for years and showed a picture of himself getting a cortisone shot. But he said he would not miss the rally with Trump Jr. because of his commitment to re-elect the president.
Residents of Detroit’s Indian Village neighborhood rally to change name
DETROIT – Residents of a historic east side Detroit neighborhood rallied to change it’s name Saturday. Indian Village residents gathered to discuss changing the name. Jared Tenbrink, a member of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, has lived in the neighborhood for almost a decade. “We should consider coming up with a new name that better reflects our values, our history and what we want this neighborhood to be going forward as an inclusive neighborhood,” Tenbrink said. Residents said they’ll have to get a petition signed by residents to send to the city.
Rally held to protect Post Office in Royal Oak
ROYAL OAK, Mich. From Washington to Royal Oak -- people rallied to demand Congress do something to protect the Post Office. People from all over Metro Detroit protested in Royal Oak Saturday. They said not only is the Post Office essential for democracy in November, but also to their every day lives. Postal Service operations and send $25 billion to shore up the agency ahead of the November election. Read: Post Office Confessionals
In pictures: Protestors rally in Ann Arbor against police brutality; use of federal agents
ANN ARBOR Protestors and visitors to Ann Arbor gathered in front of the Federal Building on Saturday to protest against the use of unidentified federal agents and police brutality. (Sarah M. Parlette / WDIV)Protestors listened to speakers discuss police reform, the use of federal agents, fascism, racism and of upholding their beliefs. Protestors marched through downtown Ann Arbor on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Our Streets" while marching in downtown Ann Arbor. The "Protest to Stop Federal Arrests" was held in front of the Federal Building at 200 E. Liberty St. (Sarah M. Parlette / WDIV)
President Trump takes aim at Detroit, blames city leaders for crime rates
At President Donald Trumps rally Saturday in Tulsa, the president took aim at Detroit and blamed city officials for the citys crime rates. He said he wants to see more accountability from city leaders after the presidents national jab at Detroit. For this to make it to reach the White House, for President Donald Trump speaking out about the failing leadership in Detroit? Burton asked. What does that tell you?Burton said he doesnt outright agree with the presidents condemnation of city Democrats, but said Detroit leadership needs to be held accountable. Where is the transparency?Those were some of the questions raised by protesters Saturday during a public tribunal for Detroit leadership.
Trump campaign says six staffers who helped set up Tulsa rally test positive for virus
WASHINGTON Trump campaign says six staffers helping set up for Tulsa rally have tested positive for coronavirus. The rally is expected to begin at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 20. Related: Thousands headed to indoor Trump rally, raising virus fearsYou can watch the rally here on ClickOnDetroit.
Detroit businesses celebrate Juneteenth, give back to their communities,
DETROIT Friday is Juneteenth, a day dedicated to freedom, and many cities across the country are stopping to celebrate -- including Detroit. Nailah Ellis-Brown shut down the Ellis Island Tea facility on Juneteenth to give her Detroit staff the day off to spend with their families. Ellis Island Tea is a family affair that began with Ellis-Browns great grandfathers tea recipe. She said she wants to give her staff Juneteenth off every year. April Anderson said she wanted to use her platform to raise awareness about Juneteenth and help local nonprofits.
Greater Grace Temple holds rally to honor George Floyd, promote peace
DETROIT – One of Detroit’s largest churches held a rally Thursday in George Floyd’s memory. Escorted by police, the rally started on Woodward Avenue at the city offices in Highland Park and marched through the streets of Detroit. RELATED: LIVE STREAM: Detroit mayor, police chief to address city protests, coronavirus pandemicIt was one of several marches across the state Thursday with similar events in Saginaw and Kalamazoo. Attendees said the message is that there are protests and riots and the public shouldn’t be confusing the two as the same. The march was inclusive of multiple religious groups, with Islamic clerics, Jewish rabbis and other spiritual leaders involved.
Greater Grace Temple holds march in honor of George Floyd
Greater Grace Temple holds march in honor of George FloydPublished: June 4, 2020, 12:12 pmOne of Detroit’s largest churches is holding a rally Thursday in George Floyd’s memory. The rally started in Highland Park and wound through the streets of Detroit.
LIVE STREAM: Rally for justice in police killings held in Detroit
DETROIT Detroit leaders and artists will hold a rally and protest on Monday afternoon to call for justice in the recent police killings of black Americans. The rally is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. -- watch live in the video player above. Who: City Council President Pro Tempore Mary Sheffield, Iconic Detroiters Royce Da 59, Trick Trick, New Era Detroit, K-Deezy, Icewear Vezzo, Ray Winans, Horatio Williams, Jessica Care Moore, and Community Activists Rev. Where: Detroit Association of Black Organizations, located at 12048 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48204. Why: To join the call for justice in the recent cases of racially motivated murders of African Americans around the Nation and to direct the resulting pain and protests toward progress and away from destruction.
Third Circuit Court closing all locations early Monday due to Downtown Detroit protest
DETROIT The Third Circuit Court will close all locations at 1:30 p.m. Monday due to the rally for justice against police brutality taking place. The rally started at 1 p.m. Monday. LIVE STREAM: Rally for justice in police killings held in DetroitMonday marks the fourth consecutive day protests have been held in Detroit over the death of George Floyd. The court is expected to reopen Tuesday. Read more: 3 days of protests in Michigan: Heres what happened
Donald Trump holds Indiana rally with potential VP
Donald Trump bashed Hillary Clinton and courted a potential running mate Tuesday night in Indiana. Indiana Governor Mike Pence, who has reportedly been vetted as a vice presidential candidate, joined Trump at the rally. See Trump's full remarks.cbsnews.com
Protester attacked while leaving Trump rally
A man was arrested Thursday for punching a protester at a Donald Trump rally Wednesday night. Rakeem Jones, the 26-year-old victim, was punched in the face as he was escorted out. Such confrontations have become common at the Republican front-runner's rallies. Julianna Goldman has more.cbsnews.com
Trump holds largest rally yet in Alabama
An estimated 20,000 people were in attendance at Donald Trump's campaign rally in Mobile, Alabama. The spectators filled a football stadium to hear the Republican Presidential front-runner and they were not disappointed. Julianna Goldman reports on the show Donald Trump put on at the rally.cbsnews.com