The Rapidian

protest

Is your love strong enough?

by (Briana)

Submitted 11-11-2016 under OPINION

“Justice is what love looks like in public”-Dr. Cornel West "Love implies anger; a man who is angered by nothing, loves nothing." -Anonymous. On Tuesday night, White supremacy reared its ugly face but powerful hand and elected...

[read more]

'Unity before justice is insulting'

by (Siangani)

Submitted 07-19-2016 under OPINION

The idyllic portrayal of a nation in racial unity is one of America's most pervasive mythos. But when exactly was America united racially? From slavery, to Jim Crow and segregation in the Reconstruction Era, to the current age of mass...

[read more]

Calls to boycott Fannies Corner follow alleged attack of customer

by (Siangani)

Submitted 11-17-2015 under NEWS

"Boycott Fannies""No justice No money""We will not tolerate disrespect""Justice for Renee" These were the chants coming from local residents gathered outside of Fannies Corner Store (725 Eastern Ave SE) near...

[read more]

ATU, Grand Valley students protest Rapid bus changes

by (kelseymay)

Submitted 10-12-2015 under OPINION

On Saturday, Rapid bus drivers and Grand Valley State University students joined together to march and flash mob downtown. What were all those people protesting about? No, this event wasn’t part of ArtPrize 7, although it was one of the few...

[read more]

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...

[read more]

Campaign to End Circus Cruelty Heats Up

by (tonia.hauser)

Submitted 11-24-2014 under OPINION

We’re a nation of animal lovers, are we not? Jon Dunn and Kolene Allen, the force behind the campaign End Circus Cruelty, believe so. People care a great deal about the furry critters they feed, give a home to and insist on calling family. It...

[read more]

Backlash against Rush Limbaugh comes to Grand Rapids

by (scott warren)

Submitted 03-05-2012 under OPINION

In response to inflammatory comments made by Rush Limbaugh about Sandra Fluke on his radio show last week, protestors nationwide are pressuring radio stations and advertisers to drop Limbaugh's show. A supporting protest is scheduled for March...

[read more]

Protesters appear at farmers market: Whose labor dispute?

by (eschroeder)

Submitted 01-26-2012 under NEWS

Wednesday morning, at least thirty protesters carrying placards took to the street outside Fulton Street Farmers Market and marched. This is not the first time they have marched. This time they were silent, with placards that read: "...

[read more]

Unemployment Action Day comes to Grand Rapids

by (scott warren)

Submitted 12-07-2011 under OPINION

"I don't think that it's the right solution to extend unemployment benefits. We have to deal with the cause of the problem and not the symptoms." – Justin Amash to Grand Rapids Press, Election Day 2010  In late December...

[read more]

Occupy GR to hold demonstration against Condoleezza Rice

by (scott warren)

Submitted 11-14-2011 under OPINION

The Kent GOP will host Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for the 124th Annual Lincoln Dinner on Wednesday, November 16th, 2011.  Secretary Rice will be launching her tour early in November upon the release of her new book, No Higher  ...

[read more]

Browse