grcmc  A proud service of the Community Media Center


KT Killin' Them: changing the direction of hip hop

Submitted 08-24-2014 under OPINION

Local hip hop artist, Kurtis Burke, known as KT Killin' Them or KT, opens for T-Pain August 26, set out to help change the face of hip hop.


Community Media Center introduces new leader for media access project

Submitted 08-20-2014 under NONPROFITS

Jen Vander Heide joins the CMC as project coordinator for the new Elevating Voices project. Here she explains why media access matters- and why it matters to her.


Mario Alfaro: Helping youth in Grand Rapids

Submitted 08-20-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Mario Alfaro, Youth and Gang Specialist at Hispanic Center of Western Michigan, shares why he enjoys working with the Supporting Our Leaders program.


Sucker punch: How police control of media in Ferguson affects us all

Submitted 08-14-2014 under OPINION

Journalism has a responsibility to our citizens to build democracy through information, which has the power to encourage involvement and investment. When freedom of the press is threatened, democracy is threatened.


Donkey Taqueria serves affordable plates, needs some heat

Submitted 08-06-2014 under OPINION

The food at Donkey may have needed a bit of spice, but the open aired seating area provided a refreshing summer setting.


Pat Metheny, Bruce Hornsby hypnotize Meijer Gardens crowd

Submitted 08-01-2014 under OPINION

With a heady mix of songwriting, techinical skills, jazz improvisation and a 42-stringed guitar, Pat Metheny Unity Group and Bruce Hornsby deliver an ethereal performance at Frederick Meijer Gardens.


San Chez Café offers unique Spanish inspired dishes, inviting atmosphere

Submitted 08-01-2014 under OPINION

[REVIEW] The San Chez Café on the corner of West Fulton Street and Commerce Avenue has breakfast and lunch options with exceptional service.


Treading water: living life with depression

Submitted 07-31-2014 under VOICES

The Fish Ladder has become a symbol for me of my family's struggle with depression. Depression can affect people differently, and the ways we fight against it vary as well- just like the fish fighting to get up the Fish Ladder.


Don't miss GRAM's "Michigan Modern" exhibition

Submitted 07-31-2014 under OPINION

The Grand Rapids Art Museum's "Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America" exhibition is a fascinating glimpse into our state's cultural history.


What is a Clean Air Action Day?

Submitted 07-22-2014 under NONPROFITS

Free Rides on Buses Are The Only Thing Good About Clean Air Action Days