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Byron Oden-Shabazz

Rich Egger

Before Macomb High School seniors received their diplomas this month, they received a gift connected to the renowned civil rights leader the Reverend C.T. Vivian, who grew up in the community.

Rich Egger

Local leaders held a brief wreath laying ceremony over the weekend at the property where the Reverend C.T. Vivian grew up in Macomb. The lot in the 700 block of East Adams Street is currently empty but there are still plans to use that space to honor the late civil rights leader.

Rich Egger

Nearly a dozen local leaders gathered at Macomb City Hall to sign a resolution that they said reinforces the city's and the county's commitment to being welcoming and inclusive. The resolution also denounces hatred and prejudice.

Eight people are running for three open seats on the Macomb School Board. Tri States Public Radio talked to seven of the candidates.  The eighth declined our interview request.

Courtesy photo

A group of students in Macomb dressed as the Harlem Globetrotters for a middle school costume party. A couple of the students are African-American while the rest are white.  As you can see in the accompanying photo, they are all wearing Afro wigs – and that's upset some people in the community.