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MSU Club Rowing Welcomes Schools to Head of the Grand Regatta

Nov 20, 2017
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EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State men's club rowing team recently welcomed multiple Michigan schools for the Head of the Grand Regatta. Grand Valley, Michigan Tech, Eastern Michigan and other clubs participated in the annual Fall race. The event included races for men's and women's crews.

Current Sports | November 2, 2017

Nov 2, 2017
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Justin Verlander; Houston Astros; The World Series; Chadia Philyaw; My Brother's And Sister's Keeper; Race Relations; Lansing Catholic.


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A 29-year-old black former Eastern Michigan University student has been arraigned on charges stemming from anti-black graffiti found on the Ypsilanti campus last year. 

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This week on All Things Considered, we are hearing from five of your Michigan neighbors of diverse backgrounds their perspective on race and culture. Today, Lansing native Ashley Bell talks about growing up in Lansing. 


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How many times have you read a Facebook post or heard an argument and wonder if anyone listens to each other anymore… especially when the topic is race?? This week on All Things Considered, we are starting a series called “My Voice.” 


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White privilege is an issue that’s being discussed more and more in recent years. But what exactly is it?

WKAR's Katie Cook explores that question with a diversity and white privilege expert, and with the pastor of a Lansing church studying the topic. 

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An official at an agency that manages the sale, rehabilitation and demolition of tax foreclosed homes in a Michigan county has resigned after an audio recording of him using a racial slur to describe black people was posted online.

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We talk with Rep. Stephanie Chang and Christine Sauvé of Welcoming Michigan about "Stand Strong, Respect Michigan."


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School administrators in DeWitt are moving forward with measures to nurture ethnic toleration and respect following harassment incidents last month after the Presidential election. We hear the perspectives of two MSU faculty members who study race and ethnicity in education.


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MSU professor Donna Rich Kaplowitz visited the South Carolina church where nine people were slain last month just hours before the shootings. She offers her thoughts on the current state of race relations in America.


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The Idlewild Music Festival pays homage to the town's unique heritage as an entertainment paradise for Michigan's African American performers.


Last week, two key events in the arena of civil rights took place within days of each other, though one received much more attention than the other. On Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder released a stinging report on the practices of the Ferguson, Missouri police department. Three days before, a presidential task force submitted a report offering recommendations for building trust between communities and the police. Here in Michigan, a sustained effort to create that sense of trust has been quietly underway for years.

Artist, activist Harry Belafonte speaks at MSU

Feb 12, 2015
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EDITOR'S NOTE: This interview has been edited from its original airing on 90.5 FM and AM 870 WKAR.

He was born in Harlem, but he had a voice that came straight from Haiti. He’s won three of the entertainment industry’s Big Four: three Grammys, an Emmy and a Tony. A star of the stage and the studio, and a confidant of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He's the legendary Harry Belafonte. Today, he’ll speak at Michigan State University about his passion for civil rights.

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The Wharton Center at Michigan State University is preparing to host its next theatrical production this weekend. “Master Harold and the Boys” by Athol Fugard is a story of friendship, racism, and hope. The play will be performed Friday and Saturday at Wharton Center.

NPR's Michele Norris brings Race Card Project to MSU

Sep 15, 2014
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To longtime NPR listeners, Michele Norris is a familiar voice. She’s the former co-host of All Things Considered, and is the curator of the Race Card Project. Her memoir, “The Grace of Silence,” is one of the offerings in the most recent “One Book, One Community” program.

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