Tenisha Yancey

House Dems renew call for police reform in aftermath of Breonna Taylor grand jury decision

BY: - September 24, 2020

Michigan Reps. Tenisha Yancey (D-Harper Woods), Tyrone Carter (D-Detroit), Cynthia Johnson (D-Detroit), and Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor) Thursday renewed their call to end qualified immunity when applied to law enforcement excessive force cases. “Unfortunately, some officers have abused this protection, using it as an impenetrable shield to escape justice when they commit heinous acts,” Yancey […]

What’s in Michigan’s $62.8B budget? Here’s what we know.

BY: and - September 23, 2020

Updated, 9:40 a.m., 9/24/20 Michigan leaders are close to nailing down a $62.8 billion state budget plan for Fiscal Year 2021, as legislators released details Wednesday and started to approve bills. After staring down a May fiscal forecast for billions in lost revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most lawmakers sounded an optimistic tone. Thanks […]

Black House Dems unveil ‘Equal Justice for All’ policing package

BY: - July 8, 2020

For Tyrone Carter, a retired Wayne County sheriff deputy who toiled for 25 years on the force, the recent deaths of African Americans at hands of police has been difficult to endure.  “We have an opportunity to restore the trust that doesn’t exist right now,” said Carter, an African American state House member from Detroit.  […]

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 […]

State lawmakers introduce bills to protect survivors of domestic violence

BY: - October 23, 2019

Domestic and sexual violence survivors could gain increased protections at work and home from a bill package introduced Wednesday by members of the Michigan Progressive Women’s Caucus.  At a news conference on Wednesday morning at the state Capitol, members of the caucus and sponsors of the bills gathered to explain the need for new laws […]

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 […]