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Locals can join national minute of silence at Apartment Lounge

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 01-12-2017 under NEWS

The video begins with a shot of stairs -- a symbol of rising up. The theme continues as the band BETTY sings their anthem, “Rise.” Women and men of all kinds raise their first fingers, then stand up. They are standing, said local...

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Equity issues: Entrepreneur Adriane Johnson speaks out

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 01-10-2017 under OPINION

Part 4 During a recent roundtable discussion with local small business owners, hosted by MiBiz, the all-white panel brought up the large economic gap between people of color and whites in Grand Rapids. As I continue the conversation in...

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Equity issues: The role of mentoring

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 01-05-2017 under OPINION

Part 3 of 4 During a recent roundtable discussion with local small business owners, hosted by MiBiz, some on the all-white panel brought up the large economic gap between people of color and whites in Grand Rapids. As I researched the issue,...

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