Sehvilla Mann

Local Government/Education Reporter

Sehvilla Mann joined WMUK’s news team in January 2014 as a reporter on the local government and education beats. Before that she covered a variety of topics, including environmental issues, for Bloomington, Indiana NPR and PBS affiliates WFIU and WTIU. She’s also written and produced stories for the Pacifica Network and WYSO Public Radio in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Sehvilla holds a B.A. in French from Earlham College and an M.A. in journalism from Indiana University.

Earlene McMichael | WMUK

Hundreds of people, including many teens and young adults, chanted "no justice, no peace," "I can't breathe" and "black lives matter" as they marched against police brutality in the streets of downtown Kalamazoo today, beginning and concluding their journey in Bronson Park, where speeches urged a stop to the violence against people of color. 

Courtesy photo / Dale Jansen

We’ve been asking for your stories of life during the pandemic as told through sound. In part two of the series, a listener in Mattawan has just finished an album whose name reflects the times. And we hear from a Texas Corners man who had to make something with the sounds drifting through his window.

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Kalamazoo and Portage have announced citywide curfews from 7 p.m. Monday, June 2, to 5 a.m. Wednesday, June 3. That's after vandals damaged buildings in Kalamazoo Monday night following peaceful demonstrations against police brutality.

John McNeill / WMUK

Kalamazoo Mayor David Anderson is asking protesters in Kalamazoo to remain peaceful as more marches and demonstrations are planned following the death of George Floyd at the hands of white police officers in Minneapolis.

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A group of African-American leaders in Kalamazoo is calling for peaceful protests against systemic racism and police brutality. But on Facebook Live today, pastors, nonprofit directors and an elected official condemned the burning and ransacking of businesses that has occurred in cities around the country during some protests of the death of George Floyd. They said it must not happen in Kalamazoo.