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Amid sexual harassment charges, Conyers announces retirement

U.S. Rep. John Conyers — beset with allegations of sexual harassment by former staff members — announced his retirement Tuesday, bringing to an end a more than five-decade run in the House. The 88-year-old Conyers...

Black voters to Trump: ‘Stay away’

Toni McIlwain believes that as a candidate for president, Donald Trump has a right to go anywhere he wants. But, she says, it takes a lot of nerve for him to visit Detroit. Many black...

Challenges for black studies programs

Protests by University of Missouri black students that forced the school's administration to address racism and other problems mirror efforts decades ago that led many majority white schools to create African-American studies and other...

White moving back into Detroit

Whites are moving back to the American city that came to epitomize white flight, even as blacks continue to leave for the suburbs and the city's overall population shrinks. Detroit is the latest major city...

Detroit looking to recover, regain respect

  The largest U.S. city to endure bankruptcy has exited insolvency $7 billion lighter in debt, but the effects of civic neglect linger for many in Detroit who still fall asleep to echoes of gunfire...

Detroit tries to wipe out debts in historic trial

Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a federal judge at the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved. After some delays, the start of...

Feds probing 55 colleges over sexual assaults

Some of the 55 colleges and universities facing federal investigation for their handling of sexual abuse allegations say they're cooperating with the U.S. Education Department, though few are offering details about what information the...