Racism

Ending racism means elevating voices of color

by (prfcgr)

Submitted 11-23-2015 under NONPROFITS

At the national stage, we are seeing student activists stand up and speak about the challenges they are facing within the institutions they occupy. The challenges faced by students of color within post secondary institutions was brought to the...

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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...

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Public Library to host #RacisminGR discussion

by (averym92)

Submitted 11-10-2015 under NEWS

The fourth part of the community discussions about race in the Grand Rapids community will be taking place at the Grand Rapids Public Library Main Campus downtown. The discussion will be starting at 6:30 on November 16 and is free and open to...

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Building equity, opportunity in greater Grand Rapids

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 11-10-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Signs of renaissance abound in the City of Grand Rapids. Cranes and construction dominate the urban heart of downtown. The city is on track to recover all of its pre-recession population and now claims one of the nation’s strongest real estate...

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Community discussion targeting police practices misses mark

by (hodele91)

Submitted 10-29-2015 under OPINION

As I settled into my narrow seat, popcorn in hand, pencil poised and at the ready, I couldn’t help but notice the disconcerting feeling nestled in the pit of my stomach. All around me, community members both prestigious and not conversed and...

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#RacisminGR discussion to come to CRC Office of Race Relations

by (averym92)

Submitted 10-17-2015 under NEWS

On Tuesday, October 20 at 5:30 p.m., the Christian Reformed Church’s Office of Race Relations  will be hosting the third of Partners for a Racism Free Community (PRFC)’s #RacisminGR discussions. Each of them has been held in a...

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How We Grow: The inertia of the lone call to action

by (Jeremy Moore)

Submitted 09-10-2015 under VOICES

“…But do not struggle for the Dreamers. Hope for them. Pray for them, if you are so moved. But do not pin your struggle on their conversion. The Dreamers will have to learn to struggle themselves, to understand that the field for their...

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Story Matters: W. Paul Mayhue calls out problems of racial discrimination with police leadership, trespassing

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-31-2015 under NONPROFITS

After attending the mayoral debate at Wealthy Theatre, former Kent County Commissioner W. Paul Mayhue sat down to talk with us about the problems with race in Grand Rapids that he's seen with policing and laws.   We build community when we...

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Local Black Lives Matter chapter brings learning home from international retreat

by (Kyd Kane)

Submitted 07-07-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Black Lives Matter hosted its first international retreat on the Wayne State University campus in Detroit, Mich on June 18, during the Allied Media Conference. Twenty-six chapters, including Black Lives Matter Grand Rapids (BLM GR), were in...

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City Commission holds public hearing on police, community relations

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 12-17-2014 under NEWS

Last night’s City Commissioners Meeting included a public hearing on police and community relations. In light of the national events surrounding the deaths of Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO, Eric Garner in Staten Island, Tamir Rice in Cleveland...

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