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The Diatribe launches anti-racist art project to shift narrative of southeast, southwest Grand Rapids

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 05-07-2021 under NEWS

“If you had art that reclaimed your neighborhood, what would that look like?” This question will be asked of young residents from Grand Rapids’ southeast and southwest sides, as part of a new anti-racist project bringing large-...

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Ericka 'Kyd Kane' Thompson becomes Grand Rapids' new poet laureate

by (Brett)

Submitted 12-15-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids has a new poet laureate in Ericka “Kyd Kane” Thompson, who begins a three-year term on Jan. 1. As poet laureate, Kyd Kane will act as an ambassador of poetry for the city, creating programs that encourage the writing and...

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Passing the Mic: East Hills Council of Neighbors answers, "What are you finding people saying about Black Lives Matter and reallocation or defunding of police?"

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-20-2020 under VOICES

Fran Dalton, neighborhood organizer at Garfield Park Neighborhoods Association, asks Grand Rapids' neighborhood associations: "In this recent environment with Black Lives Matter and the trend to looking at reallocation or defunding of...

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