civil rights

6:53 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Michigan Business Leaders Push For LGBT Discrimination Protections

Credit Ludovic Bertron/ Wikimedia Commons

  Ann Arbor's Jim Toy Community Center is applauding Michigan business leaders for pushing for changes to state law to protect against discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

Center President Sandi Smith says under current state law, a person can be fired because they're gay or transgendered. 

The Michigan Competitive Workforce Coalition has been pushing state legislators to make changes in the law to prevent that kind of workplace bias. 

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local news
6:27 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

EMU Professor Reflects on 1963 Civil Rights March

Dr. Ronald Woods

WEMU's Bob Eccles spoke with Dr. Ronald Woods, an Eastern Michigan University professor and the first head of the school's Department of African-American Studies.  They talked about the 1963 civil rights march on Washington, D.C. and more.

Click here to listen to the interview.

10:53 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Ypsilanti's Mayor Pro Tem Marks Civil Rights March Anniversary

Ypsilanti Mayor Pro Tem Lois Richardson.
Credit Bob Eccles

As marchers descend on Washington, D.C. this weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic civil rights march, Ypsilanti Mayor Pro Tem Lois Richardson is among them.

WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

Click here to listen to Bob's report.

Public Affairs
9:38 am
Tue January 17, 2012

The Lynn Rivers Show

Award-winning author Amy Nathan is this week's guest on the Lynn Rivers Show as the nation celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.