The Rapidian

Grand Rapids African-Americans

GRAAMA Royal Opening centers offerings of local African-Americans

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 12-20-2016 under NEWS

Until now, there have been few places to learn about the very first African-Americans to live in Grand Rapids. The Dutch heritage of early West Michigan settlers is often a driving narrative of Grand Rapids history, as well as that of Polish and...

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Frontline Recovery: Making Addiction Recovery Available to All

by (GPNA)

Submitted 11-09-2015 under NONPROFITS

Degage’s Open Door Women’s Shelter has a rule that if you’re too inebriated to make it up the stairs, you can’t stay at the night shelter. But when she worked there, Dionna Bracey frequently found herself helping intoxicated...

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Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses sets precedent for minority neighborhood revitalization

by (erictank)

Submitted 09-23-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses (GRABB) was launched in July of 2013 by lifelong resident Jamiel Robinson to build awareness and give a voice to an under -epresented African-American business community in the greater Grand Rapids area.  In a...

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