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these are your voices

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Grand Rapid's South East Neighborhood

Our place, your voices: Southside news from southside neighbors- and why that matters

Submitted 05-22-2015 under OPINION

Who knew an immigrant kid from the southside of the city would be given the chance to speak his mind, and for that I am thankful to The Rapidian.


Young authors release new book with reading and signing at Wealthy Theatre

Submitted 05-21-2015 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center kids published their fourth anthology, The Book of Explosions: Tiny Purple Thunderlights. The young authors celebrated with a public reading and book signing at the Wealthy Theatre Wednesday night.


The Rapidian: our community news resource

Submitted 05-20-2015 under NONPROFITS

Community Engagement Specialist Briana Ureña-Ravelo speaks on the importance of a community news platform that serves everyone.


Deksia offices revive building vacant for decades

Submitted 05-19-2015 under NONPROFITS

A building on the southwest side that sat vacant for 80 years after its previous life serving a paint manufacturer has been revived by a marketing and branding agency.


Our place, your voices: Beers, words and oxford commas

Submitted 05-17-2015 under OPINION

My experience as an intern at The Rapidian built my confidence, my career and my connection to the beer community here in Beer City, USA. What could be better?


Our place, your voices: Power of the people with citizen journalism

Submitted 05-16-2015 under NONPROFITS

I remember discovering citizen journalism in 1969 when I first read a copy of the Chicago Seed. Here in Grand Rapids, it's up to us to keep citizen journalism alive and well with a donation during The Rapidian's fund drive.


Grand Rapids Press Reporter Garret Ellison honored with 2015 Baxter Award by the Grand Rapids Historical Society

Submitted 05-15-2015 under NONPROFITS

Reporter Garret Ellison was praised for his well-researched and widely read news articles featuring historical accounts of the Grand River Valley.


Our place, your voices: A place to start the conversation

Submitted 05-15-2015 under OPINION

My years living in Grand Rapids and getting involved in the community brought me to The Rapidian: first, with photos, then with a chance to help grow the conversations about this place.


Our place, your voices: From there to here...Together

Submitted 05-14-2015 under OPINION

In 2008, while the media was in full-blown crisis mode, we worked with the community to create a different kind of media platform- where all voices are welcomed to the table.


New community garden available for residents in Garfield Parks Neighborhood

Submitted 05-12-2015 under NEWS

The GPNA is starting a new community garden at 1712 Madison Ave SE with local residents to provide local healthy food and build community