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Frances Kai-Hwa Wang is a Communities Reporter for the PBS NewsHour out of Detroit and Dearborn, Michigan.
More than a dozen GOP-led states have passed bans with limits ranging from healthcare to sports participation, while Democratic-controlled states have sought to shore up protections for LGBTQ+ rights. Geoff Bennett discussed the efforts with NewsHour Communities correspondents Gabrielle Hays…
The federal proposal for a separate MENA category would lead to more accurate federal data collection for Arab Americans.
In the days following the shooting, the circle of grief and trauma radiated out far beyond the current 50,000 registered students at MSU. As the most populous university in the state, and one of the largest in the U.S., most…
A federal court of appeals has granted a preliminary injunction to immediately allow two Sikh Americans to begin basic training in the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) with their turbans, beards, and unshorn hair required by their faith.
Three days before the inauguration of President Trump, Nada Al-Hanooti’s mother, who was born in a Syrian refugee camp and speaks very little English, was able to take and pass the U.S. citizenship test. Although she was able to naturalize…
Detroit and the global auto industry are on the cusp of a radical transformation. How the city and the industry navigate the electric vehicle revolution will have consequences for Detroit auto workers, car buyers and people across the nation.
Voters in Michigan will decide whether to amend the state constitution to include protections for abortion access this November following a contentious battle over including two petition-driven proposals on the ballot. What is often an ordinary administrative process resulted in…
After the Roe ruling, advocates in Michigan and beyond are concerned about how the decision will affect the maternal and reproductive health care of Asian Americans, which is layered with cultural attitudes toward abortion and barriers to the procedure itself.
Michigan is one of several states across the country seeking to protect abortion rights as the question of legality returns to the states. But it’s also one of close to two dozen states with a law criminalizing the termination of…
Correction: The original version of this story misspelled Yuji Ichioka’s name. It has since been updated. Director and writer Curtis Chin grew up in Detroit’s small, close-knit Chinatown. His family owned Chung’s, a long popular Chinese restaurant and local…
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