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Community updates: Monday, July 6

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-06-2020 under NEWS

Kent County hosting food distribution event for residents impacted by pandemic Kent County’s Community Action (KCAA) department will be hosting a food distribution event on Thursday, with more than 50 pounds of food available for those...

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Celebrating African American History Month: Jamiel Robinson, Founder of Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses

by (GRTV)

Submitted 02-09-2018 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase we celebrate African American History Month by learning from a few of Grand Rapids influential African American leaders. Jamiel Robinson, founder of Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses (GRABB...

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Community Challenge aims to promote economic equity and increase neighborhood business growth, sustainability

by (jamiel_robinson)

Submitted 09-29-2015 under OPINION

Earlier this year Grand Rapids was listed in a Forbes article as 51st out of 52 as worst places economically for African Americans. One of the indicators used was self-employed (Business ownership) coupled with data from economist Manuel Pastor...

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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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GRCC to host Empower Michigan community forum

by (erictank)

Submitted 05-13-2014 under NEWS

On Thursday, May 15 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the GRCC Calkins Science building Empower Michigan will present a community forum follow up discussion titled "The Future of the Michigan Workforce." The event is part of an ongoing series that...

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