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Thousands of Starbucks stores, including in Washtenaw County, closed down Tuesday afternoon for special employee training.


Michigan Poor People's Campaign
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A new campaign says it’s going to make the government pay attention to the struggles of poor people.  The Michigan Poor People’s Campaign launched on Monday at the state Capitol.


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The four Republicans and three Democrats running for governor appeared together for the first time yesterday.  Arguments about ethics and racism broke out at the forum.


Ann Arbor
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The Ann Arbor Human Rights Commission will meet tonight and possible creation of  a community police review board will be up for discussion.  


James Smith
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Another racist message has been discovered on the Eastern Michigan University Campus. 

White supremacist literature has been discovered on the Eastern Michigan University campus. 

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A controversial Grand Rapids police procedure can continue, for now.  A Michigan Court of Appeals chose to not decide if the so-called P and P procedure is constitutional. 


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The FBI is now involved in the investigation of suspicious and racist emails sent to some University of Michigan students.


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200 people participated in a Martin Luther King, Jr. march hosted by Ypsilanti Community High School students.  The event took place after students expressed racial and immigration concerns when Donald Trump was elected president last November. 


University of Michigan
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Ann Arbor Police now say there is no merit to the claim by a University of Michigan student, who said she was threatened for wearing a hijab.


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Race and diversity are issues on college campuses across the country. Eastern Michigan University is no exception. We address a variety of related topics with EMU President, Dr. James Smith. 


James Smith
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Between several instances of racist graffiti on campus and student and community protests, it's been a tumultuous start for the new president of Eastern Michigan University.  James Smith plans to connect with the community moving forward.


University of Michigan
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A University of Michigan symposium is planned today in honor of civil rights leader Jesse Jackson.  Meanwhile, students at U of M are planning a "campus walkout" around the same time.


There will be a day-long event today on the Eastern Michigan University campus to bring the community together in light of several recent racist graffiti incidents on the campus.


Eastern Michigan University

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - Three students who protested after racist graffiti was found on buildings at Eastern Michigan University are now facing discipline for continuing a peaceful sit-in at a student center after it closed for the evening.

Eastern Michigan University
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Some members of the Eastern Michigan University faculty and staff are being harassed after participating in a rally last week to protest racist graffiti found on campus.


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A protest was held this morning at Eastern Michigan University as a result of the racist graffiti that was found on campus Monday. 

 

EMU Student Center
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A five hour sit-in demonstration on the Eastern Michigan University Campus ended early this morning.  Some 70 students gathered at the Student Center at the 1AM closing time.  When the Student Center re-opened at 6am, the sit-in ended and the students dispersed.  WEMU's David Fair spoke to EMU media relations director Geoff Larcom about the protest.


Ford Hall
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In light of another incident of racist graffiti found on the Eastern Michigan University campus, University officials are planning several public events to deal with the incidents. 


Students at Eastern Michigan University gathered once again to protest the racist graffiti that was recently discovered on campus. 


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Senator Bernie Sanders made a campaign stop for Hillary Clinton at the University of Michigan.  


Washtenaw County
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The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is condemning incidents of racism on the Eastern Michigan University campus and offering public support for the University. 


Best & Wise Halls
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A racial slur found spray-painted outside an Eastern Michigan University building was not an isolated incident. 


Ronald Woods
Eastern Michigan University / emich.edu

Experts in African-American history say the racist graffiti that was found at Eastern Michigan University early Tuesday morning is nothing new in the area.   


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An investigation is ongoing after racist graffiti was discovered early Tuesday spray painted on King Hall on the Eastern Michigan University campus. 


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