Whitmer urges resignation of county official who used racial slur, refused to wear mask
DETROIT — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has joined local and state officials calling for the resignation of an elected official from northwest lower Michigan who used a racial slur before a public meeting this week.Leelanau County road commissioner Tom Eckerle uttered the slur Tuesday in an angry outburst, according to the Leelanau Enterprise newspaper, a commission colleague and a state lawmaker who represents the county.“Governor Whitmer believes that Road Commissioner Tom Eckerle must resign immediately. His comments are atrocious,” said the governor’s spokesperson Tiffany Brown in an email to The ...
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Dolphins owner Steve Ross pledges $13 million to help fight systemic racism
Miami Dolphins owner Steve Ross has pledged to invest $13 million over the next four years into the RISE organization he started after the Bullygate saga of 2013 — with the goal of using sports to end systemic racism.The new financial commitment, which was announced Friday, brings Ross’ total investment in RISE — which stands for Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality — to $30 million.The national nonprofit, which was started after an NFL investigation found that Richie Incognito’s treatment of Jonathan Martin created a difficult work environment for Martin, has been using sports to educate an...