racial equity

Lowell graduate returns to West Michigan to discuss the power of student activism

by (Ashley-benedict)

Submitted 09-20-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Leighton Watson is a graduate of Lowell High School and former Student Body President at Howard University and served as an advisor on the 21st century task force on policing with President Obama during the Ferguson crisis. Watson will visit Grand...

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A regular Tuesday night: The evolution of the city narrative

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 09-15-2016 under OPINION

On the evening of Tuesday, September 13, 2016, the citizens of Grand Rapids found themselves with several options for engaging with community. This is not unusual. As the school year begins, many of us settle into a routine that may include sports,...

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Equity Drinks to feature two local candidates for office at The Meanwhile

by (misachievement)

Submitted 09-06-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

There is no question that “equity” and the disparities that exist, are topics discussed in the public sphere. From the looming presidential election to the countless hashtags of citizens slain due to police brutality, issues of equity,...

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Grand Rapids begins race-based review of traffic stops

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 08-31-2016 under NEWS

Interactions between police officers and people of color have drawn national attention lately, and the City of Grand Rapids is taking pro-active measures. The city has hired Lamberth Consulting to perform a widespread review of traffic stops...

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In order to heal, communities must listen

by (balexander)

Submitted 08-16-2016 under OPINION

Each day I wake up, I am confronted with a singular truth; the world that lies outside my front door has no space for my pain. Not only is it void of space for my pain, my ability to achieve economic mobility and professional success essentially...

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Catalyst Radio: racial equity in Grand Rapids

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 03-21-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure. INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio, we talk with Kyle Lim, project coordinator for Grand Rapids Urban League, on issues around racial equity in Grand...

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Catalyst Radio: Partners for a Racism-Free Community

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-22-2016 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. week, this episode of Catalyst Radio features the local organization Partners for a Racism-Free...

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Fair Housing Center of West Michigan files discrimination claim

by (kendravanderlip)

Submitted 07-25-2014 under NEWS

This month, The National Fair Housing Center Alliance, Metro Fair Housing Services Inc. of Atlanta and The Fair Housing Center of West Michigan filed a federal housing discrimination complaint against Asset Management Specialists (AMS)....

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The LINC Academy for Social Transformation--Two Years of Leadership, Community & More.

by (LINC UP)

Submitted 01-23-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

“Everyone is a leader.” This was the phrase shared on the first day of the LINC Academy for Social Transformation (L.A.S.T.), a leadership experience designed by LINC Community Revitalization, Inc. to empower residents, to nurture...

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