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Using green spaces to change the narrative

Submitted 08-25-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Public parks can help us create better communities and disrupt stereotypes when we adopt a mindset of connected collectivism.


Long-time residents to lead panel discussion on economic growth

Submitted 08-11-2015 under OPINION

Local organizations Equity Drinks, BL2END, OutPro and The Salon are seeking the wisdom and experiences of local residents in their upcoming forum "How We Grow," held at Wealthy Theatre on August 20.


Candidates answer citizen questions on gentrification, race, police, LGBTQIA

Submitted 08-01-2015 under NEWS

As Tuesday's primary elections near, we gather last answers from our mayoral candidates to citizen questions on social ills and issues.


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

Submitted 07-31-2015 under NONPROFITS

After attending the mayoral debate at Wealthy Theatre, Mayhue sat down to talk with us about the problems with race in Grand Rapids that he's seen with policing and laws.


Our Kitchen Table works to empower and support Southeast residents

Submitted 07-31-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Our Kitchen Table is a nonprofit organization working to educate and empower people of color and income challenged communities on food justice and how to create change in the food systems in their neighborhoods.


Candidates answer citizen questions on economy, talent retention, Airbnb, transportation

Submitted 07-31-2015 under NEWS

With just four days before local citizens vote for their choice in the next mayor, we have candidates answering questions from local citizens.


Dementia Expert Returns to Grand Rapids

Submitted 07-29-2015 under NONPROFITS

Dr. Len Lecci returns to Covenant Village of the Great Lakes with the latest information and advice for maintaining brain health. He’ll present “Maximizing Your Memory Health” on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 11 a.m.


Mayoral candidates answer citizen questions on their role as mayor, representing young voices, City finances

Submitted 07-28-2015 under NEWS

With just one week left until the Primaries, we’re bringing more questions from our local citizens that were sent to us on July 15 at the Mayoral Debate.


Local market creates access to fresh food in urban neighborhood

Submitted 07-21-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The Southeast Area Farmer’s Market, run by Our Kitchen Table, sells locally-cultivated produce and goods in the southeast community of Grand Rapids. It aims to foster social justice, with the market as just one area in which that mission is lived out.


Mayoral debate at Wealthy Theatre brings standing room only crowds

Submitted 07-14-2015 under NONPROFITS

The event on Wednesday, July 15, had all four mayoral candidates answering questions about everything from race and civil liberties to backyard chickens. The full video of the event is available here.