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When grown men point loaded weapons at 12-year-old boys, none of us should sleep well at night

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 03-29-2017 under OPINION

Last night, I couldn't sleep. It was 2 a.m., but my mind was still at the City Commission meeting, where three mothers told the story of their sons - 12 to 14 years in age - being stopped at gunpoint by police. (Their comments are at about 31:...

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Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses move conversation to action at #TheShift Summit

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 11-08-2016 under NEWS

Are you ready to make #TheShift? Jamiel Robinson wants to know. Robinson, founder of Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses (GRABB), is organizing #TheShift Summit, taking place Friday, November 18 at the Seidman College of Business on GVSU’s...

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Black healing matters

by (Briana)

Submitted 07-13-2016 under OPINION

This past week has not been easy to say the least. The murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile have once again galvanized the country to speak out, to activate, to demonstrate, to say "Enough is enough." Black lives matter, Black...

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More action, less talk

by (Endless Opportu...)

Submitted 09-15-2015 under OPINION

Written by Alvin Hills IV, Co-founder fo Endless Opportunities Often times I hear of board position openings that are organized to address many different agendas in the Black community with years worth of meetings and minimal community...

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Black Lives Matter Grand Rapids chapter kicks off meetings with nonviolence training, rally at Calder Plaza

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 12-05-2014 under NEWS

Black Lives Matter: Grand Rapids held an introductory workshop at Heartside Ministries on police brutality and nonviolence, led by Anita Moore and Briana Urena-Ravelo. The organization also sponsored a protest at Calder Plaza in memory of Eric...

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Taking a serious look at the future of the Black community in GR

by (LINC News Bureau)

Submitted 10-25-2013 under NONPROFITS

When weighing the balance of history and the present, there's only one question that really matters: What will the future look like? "Empower Michigan", an initiative spearheaded by activists Jonathan Jelks, LINC Community Liaison...

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