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Viewpoints Mich-issippi Burning: Marriage Equality, Anti-Gay Animus and Majoritarian Politics

In an increasing number of domains, from worker rights, to marriage inequality, to state-imposed "Emergency Managers," almost exclusively in majority-minority cities, Michigan is becoming known as the "Mississippi of the North," hence the moniker "Mich-issippi." READ MORE.


All signs point to a resurgence of "faith-based" politics that almost surely will produce legislation and resultant policies that will have their ground in uncritical religious and ideological belief systems. READ MORE.

Viewpoint: No One's Mister Sister

Kate Pierson, long a member of the seminal new wave group the B-52s, is releasing a new album called "Guitars and Microphones" in early 2015 - and has recently released the first single. The song - a catchy tune with a great beat and memorable hook - is what one might expect from an artist known for hits dating back to the late 1970s. READ MORE.

Ozone House Gives Youth A Voice

We have met many young people at Ozone House who have endured unspeakably troubling traumas: homelessness, physical and sexual abuse, abandonment, murder of family members, all in addition to the grinding distress of poverty and discrimination. READ MORE.

Viewpoint: I'm Michigan; I'm You

I'm from Michigan, the land of General Motors. I grew up along I-75, right between Saginaw and Flint, where more families than not were part of and were proud of their work for GM. They made things. They were independent. They were able to provide for their families and feel good about themselves because they were contributing to something big. READ MORE.

Special Section: World AIDS Day
Study Finds Significant Racial Disparities For HIV Infection Among Black And White MSM

A study published in the journal The Lancet HIV reports that there is a significant disparity in HIV prevalence between black and white men who have sex with men. The study was published on Nov. 18 and found a startling 32 percent prevalence rate for black men who have sex with men, compared with only eight percent for white men who have sex with men.

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