Last week we lost John James Conyers Jr. Conyers was a Democratic politician who served as a U.S. Representative for Michigan from 1965 to 2017. Reverend Al Sharpton called him “the quarterback for the Martin Luther King holiday,” because he fought to have that day recognized. Conyers was 90-years-old at the time of his passing […]

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While many are rightfully still reeling from the loss of Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore, the news of Rep. John Conyers death’s only adds to the grief. The longtime Detroit lawmaker was born in Highland Park, Mich. on May 16, 1929. Conyers embarked on a military career out of high school, first with the Michigan […]


DETROIT (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. John Conyers, one of the longest-serving members of Congress whose resolutely liberal stance on civil rights made him a political institution in Washington and back home in Detroit despite several scandals, has died. He was 90. Conyers, among the high-profile politicians topped by sex harassment allegations in 2017, died […]

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CHICAGO (AP) — Details of alleged sexual assaults by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, comedian Bill Cosby and other famous figures are now widely known in part because several accusers did something they promised in writing never to do: They talked publicly about their allegations. When those women spoke out, they broke nondisclosure agreements — contractual […]


NEW YORK (AP) — Since The New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, multiple men in entertainment, media and politics in the U.S. and beyond have faced allegations ranging from inappropriate behavior to forced sexual misconduct to rape. This week, allegations against “Today” show host […]


  DETROIT (AP) — Embattled U.S. Rep. John Conyers has no plans to resign amid allegations that the congressman sexually harassed several women when they worked on his staff, his lawyer said Wednesday. Detroit-area attorney Arnold Reed told The Associated Press that the 88-year-old Conyers is going to fight claims that he inappropriately touched the […]


WASHINGTON (AP) — Calls for Michigan Rep. John Conyers to resign increased on Tuesday after a former staffer said the longest-serving member of the House made unwanted sexual advances that included partially undressing in front of her in a hotel room and inappropriate touching. Deanna Maher, 77, who ran a Michigan office for Conyers from […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A former staffer to Rep. John Conyers says he made an unwanted sexual advance toward her and touched her inappropriately twice in the late 1990s, the Detroit News reported Tuesday, in the latest sexual misconduct allegations against the veteran lawmaker. Deanna Maher, 77, who ran a Michigan office for Conyers from 1997 […]