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  • Gov. Whitmer Re-Appoints Portia Roberson and Zenna Elhasan to the Michigan Civil Rights Commission

    Vicki Levengood, Michigan Dept of Civil Rights|Dec 7, 2023

    Lansing, MI--Portia Roberson, of Detroit, and Zenna Faraj Elhasan, of Dearborn, have been reappointed by Governor Whitmer to serve second four-year terms on the Michigan Civil Rights Commission. Both Roberson and Elhasan were originally appointed to the Commission in December of 2019, with their first terms ending on December 31, 2023. Their re-appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate. Portia Roberson is the CEO of Focus: HOPE, a 55-year-old organization with a focus on w...

  • Michigan Department of Civil Rights Files Formal Charge of Discrimination Against Studio 8 Hair Lab LLC

    Vicki Levengood|Nov 16, 2023

    Lansing, MI-After investigating several certified complaints filed against a Traverse City salon, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) today filed a formal charge of discrimination against the Studio 8 Hair Lab LLC. In the charge, MDCR asserts that after an investigation of at least three complaints filed with the agency, they have found that statements published by Studio 8 Hair Lab LLC on social media and elsewhere denying services to individuals based on sex is a violation of the st...