Regulating begging is still bad solution to poverty, public safety concerns

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 12-12-2017 under OPINION

I work at The Rapidian now and have for about three years, but before I was a staff member, I was a community journalist. The second article I wrote on The Rapidian was an opinion piece detailing why I thought banning panhandling was a terrible idea...

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This holiday, support incarcerated folks by joining Season For Solidarity

by (Briana)

Submitted 12-12-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

This holiday season, support incarcerated folks by joining us for Season For Solidarity! Join us this Friday, December 15, 2017 from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at Plymouth Congregational UCC (4010 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49508) for A Season for...

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I wish my life mattered

by (balexander)

Submitted 07-14-2016 under OPINION

I find myself writing variations of the same idea and telling very different stories that lead to the same theme. The first version of this story is about how I feel like a fish trying to breathe on the sand with those who could choose to throw me...

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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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GR Teens take part in the Magic Ring Game

by (GR Initiative f...)

Submitted 07-12-2013 under NONPROFITS

About 20 teens with Tall Turf Ministries and Madison Square CRC sit in a circle in the activity room at the Tall Turf Ministry building on the corner of Franklin and Madison. They are participating in the Magic Ring game. The rules of the games are...

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Women in Black

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 04-21-2010 under NONPROFITS

According to the Women in Black international website, the organization is a "world-wide network of women committed to peace with justice and actively opposed to injustice, war, militarism and other forms of violence. As women experiencing these...

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