Newest Michigan Supreme Court member is a young Black mom. How it's historic
Kyra Harris Bolden will become the first Black woman to serve on the Michigan Supreme Court after being appointed by Gov. - MICHIGAN HOUSE DEMOCRATS/TNS

LANSING, Mich. — State Rep. Kyra Harris Bolden, whose great-grandfather was lynched in Tennessee in the 1930s, will become the first Black woman to serve on the Michigan Supreme Court after being appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Whitmer announced her selection of Bolden during a Tuesday press conference inside the Supreme Court's Hall of Justice building in downtown Lansing. The Democratic governor said Bolden, a Southfield Democrat who's 34 years old and a new mom, will bring a unique perspective that has been left out of the court's decision-making for too long. But some Republicans criti...