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In Michigan, Black people are FOUR TIMES more likely to die of coronavirus than white people. This week, the state declared racism a public health crisis. @garlin  joins me 9aET to discuss the effort to reverse systemic racism & lower the devastating death toll. #velshi 

"I'm not a racist," the Northern Michigan road commissioner said. "Black Lives Matter is racist. If I believed in Black Lives Matter, I would be racist."

UPDATE: An elected official in a mostly white county in northern Michigan who used a racist slur prior to a public meeting to describe Black people in Detroit will resign, the county administrator said Friday.

“Well this whole thing is because of them (N-word) down in Detroit," he reportedly said. Rural Michigan road commissioner Tom Eckerle used N-word and declared that Black Lives Matter is "taking the country away from us." Gov. Gretchen Whitmer weighed in.

Michigan meeting goes off the rails when racist anti-masker blames COVID-19 on Black people in Detroit

County official uses racial slur, blames Black people for COVID-19 spread in Michigan

County official uses racial slur, blames Black people for COVID-19 spread in Michigan

Michigan road commissioner uses racist slur, blames Black people for pandemic

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"Swing states like Arizona, Florida, Michigan and Pennsylvania have experienced some of the largest decreases in voter registration among Black and Hispanic voters between the 2014 and 2018 midterms. " via @KellyJ_Mena  + @janieboschma 

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Video shows Michigan white woman pulling her gun out on a Black mother and her daughter. Story:

A Michigan judge denies the release of a 15-year-old Black girl who has been jailed since mid-May for not doing her online schoolwork.

Over a Zoom court hearing, a judge in Michigan sentenced a Black 15-year-old to juvenile detention. The reason: “guilty on failure to submit to any schoolwork and getting up for school.” The judge ruled this violated her probation. New from @ProPublicaIL :

A 15-year-old Black girl sits in a Michigan juvenile detention facility for not doing her online homework.

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“I miss my mom. I can control myself. I can be obedient." The 15-year-old Black girl who was incarcerated for not doing her homework has been denied release by a Michigan judge

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UPDATE: Michigan judge refuses to release 15-year-old Black student who has been incarcerated since May for not completing her homework. #FREEGRACE  FULL STORY:

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A white couple from Clarkston, Michigan, was arrested and charged with a felony after a video shows the woman pointing a gun at a Black mother and her two daughters.

UPDATE: A white woman who was caught on video pulling a gun on a Black woman and her teen daughter in a parking lot outside a Michigan Chipotle restaurant has been charged with felonious assault

A couple has been charged with felonious assault after widely circulated videos showed a white woman pointing a gun at a Black woman in a parking lot in Michigan, the authorities said on Thursday

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