The Rapidian

Black Lives Matter

Art, activism and taking action to make change

by (katelewisceramics)

Submitted 09-25-2015 under NEWS

On Friday October 2, from 7 p.m - 8 p.m. the topic of "Reflecting the Times: Arts and Activism" will be addressed by a panel of arts experts in front of an audience as part of the Critical Discourse series at the ArtPrize HUB (41 Sheldon...

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How We Grow: The inertia of the lone call to action

by (Jeremy Moore)

Submitted 09-10-2015 under VOICES

“…But do not struggle for the Dreamers. Hope for them. Pray for them, if you are so moved. But do not pin your struggle on their conversion. The Dreamers will have to learn to struggle themselves, to understand that the field for their...

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Local Black Lives Matter chapter brings learning home from international retreat

by (Kyd Kane)

Submitted 07-07-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Black Lives Matter hosted its first international retreat on the Wayne State University campus in Detroit, Mich on June 18, during the Allied Media Conference. Twenty-six chapters, including Black Lives Matter Grand Rapids (BLM GR), were in...

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Black Lives Matter starts local conversation about race

by (Burton Kroes)

Submitted 01-19-2015 under OPINION

With Martin Luther King Day this week, nothing seemed quite as apropos as spending an evening with those in the present day front line battle for equalitarianism. This is exactly where I found myself Thursday January 15th with the Grand Rapids...

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