Marshall Bullock

State senator: ‘Somebody called the police on the Black boys’ on the campaign trail

BY: - October 20, 2020

Updated, 6:01 p.m., 10/20/20 State Sen. Marshall Bullock (D-Detroit) told the Advance on Tuesday that someone called police on him while campaigning in West Michigan on Saturday for a Democrat who is trying to unseat state Rep. Pauline Wendzel (R-Watervliet).   Bullock was door-knocking in an affluent riverfront residential community in St. Joseph with Chokwe Pitchford, […]


Column: Here’s our new legislative partnership to fight racism and anti-Semitism 

BY: , , and - July 24, 2020

The murder of George Floyd has exposed what many who grow up facing discrimination already knew: This nation still has a long way to go to eradicate the stain of racism and hatred. The outrage in our state and around the country is palpable. But we don’t have the luxury of merely being angry. We must not wait […]

Whitmer supports banning chokeholds, making racially motivated 911 calls hate crimes

BY: - June 29, 2020

Updated, 5:14 p.m. 6/29/20 with additional comments from Whitmer Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday proposed additional police reform policies aimed at helping strengthen police-community relations. The four-pronged plan, which was developed in partnership with community leaders and law enforcement organizations, is designed to achieve significant reforms in policy, personnel, participation and community engagement, and prevention. […]

Whitmer, Legislature mark Juneteenth, tensions flare in Senate

BY: - June 19, 2020

On Wednesday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a proclamation declaring Friday as Juneteenth Celebration Day in Michigan to commemorate the day in 1865 when slavery was abolished in the United States. Whitmer noted the recent deaths of several African Americans that have sparked anti-police brutality protests in more than 2,000 cities across the country. “Juneteenth is […]

Federal court chucks Michigan’s Medicaid work requirements 

BY: - March 4, 2020

An estimated 80,000 Michiganders will keep their Healthy Michigan coverage after a federal court ruled Wednesday that Michigan’s Medicaid work requirements were unlawful.  Gov. Gretchen Whitmer filed a motion last month with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia asking it to toss the requirements. The ruling means that the state Department of […]

Biden snags 4 more Michigan endorsements

BY: - September 12, 2019

Former Vice President Joe Biden has landed four more Michigan endorsements ahead of the third Democratic presidential debate that kicks off Thursday night in Houston. Biden, who leads in the polls, rolled out the four Michigan lawmakers as part of a list of 59 African American officials endorsing his campaign. They are state Sen. Marshall […]