Opinion
102 results total, viewing 21 - 40
In a purely political environment, there’s no way the Republican-led Senate would have allowed the governor’s appointment of a new head of the Department of Health and Human Services to stand. more
Lansing is bracing for another mayoral election this year. And with an incumbent accused of racism and a challenger accused of sexual harassment, some residents are beginning to doubt whether the government structure of the Capital City is best run by a so-called “strong mayor.” more
Last summer, nearly 1,000 Okemos High School students and alumni signed a petition calling for the school to finish what it started. In addition to demanding a new mascot, the petition also called for a third-party evaluation of the Okemos Public Schools’ 2016-2019 equity plan. more
In last week’s City Pulse article about Lansing’s rising homicide rate, Lansing Mayor Andy Schor was quoted as saying, “I think we’re doing all that we can.” If that’s the case, it’s time to try something different. As the mayor prepares his next fiscal budget, I urge him to include funding for Advance Peace.  more
Former Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero maintains that he has fundamentally changed since he decided to leave office at the end of his third term in 2017. He’s running for mayor this year not as a perfect man, but as a “better man” — now with grandchildren and a much cooler temper. more
I wasn’t the only one to audibly sigh at Virg’s letter warning us that he was seriously interested in running for mayor again, right? more
Gabriel Gurule is a junior in the Michigan State University Honors College studying history. He is a member of the State Central Committee of the Michigan Democratic Party. He also serves on the MDP … more
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the first cases of COVID-19 being diagnosed in Michigan. It’s been a rough, life-altering 12 months since then. The global death toll has eclipsed 2.6 million. more
I am a survivor of rape. And not only that, I am a survivor of myriad offenses relating to sexual harassment, groping, fondling and physical abuse — and all areas in between. I also work with victims of the same within institutions and regarding the powerful. more
Liano Sharon voted for Joe Biden for president last fall. In 2016, he voted for Hillary Clinton. Both picks were for the same reason. Neither was Donald Trump. Period. more
One of the unexpected side effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a dramatic decrease in greenhouse gas emissions, the principal driver of global warming and climate change. more
As I’m writing this, in five days the $2-an-hour pandemic-inspired pay bump the governor gave direct-care workers who help those with special needs expires. more
The murder of George Floyd last year once again ripped the bandage off a never-healed wound of racial inequality in this country. more
The economy works best for all when all can participate. As LEAP continues to lead local economic development efforts, the importance of a truly equitable approach is essential. more
Patricia Edwards, a new appointee to the Michigan Department of Education PreK-12 Literacy Commission, has written eight books about parents and schools. Her most recent book, “Partnering with Families for Student Success,” describes 24 scenarios where students are best served when teachers and parents work together. more
A new report from the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office reveals a disconcerting pattern of police bias against people of color, who are many times more likely to be accused of crimes than white people in every jurisdiction reviewed, including Lansing, East Lansing and outlying communities within Ingham County. more
Black history stories of yesterday and today inspire people to become catalysts for change. We learn from the stories and become empowered. Some of us choose to dedicate our careers to help liberate marginalized communities, by fighting to address inequities, racism and sexism. more
Do you ever look around rooms and become acutely aware of what the makeup says about our systems? When there is a lack of representation, does systemic racism make it OK to maintain business as usual? If people that look like me are not at the table, who decides? more
What a tangled web they weave. more
How do you lead when a select group has decided that our common rules, laws and norms do not apply to them? This feels like the point of inflection in history that we must meet with great intentionality and an eye on the future. more
« Prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 Next »
Currently viewing stories posted within the past year.
For all older stories, please use our advanced search.

Connect with us