#TheShift Summit plots cooperative course to success for local Black residents

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 11-22-2016 under NEWS

On Friday, November 18, an audience of over 50 people, including many African-American small business owners and non-profit community workers, attended #TheShift Summit at the Seidman Business Center of Grand Valley State University. The Summit was...

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Voting for Kent County Sheriff: Scruggs talks criminal justice system reforms

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 11-01-2016 under NEWS

Michael Scruggs, Democratic Candidate for Kent County Sheriff, has talked in part one and part two about the racial history behind his campaign and the changes he would like to make within the Sheriff's office. In this final portion of his...

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Voting for Kent County Sheriff: Scruggs focuses on reducing incarceration

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 10-28-2016 under NEWS

Here are the first parts of Michael Scruggs' and Lawrence Stelma's interviews. Bringing a new perspective to the Sheriff’s office Given the historical context of the first part of his interview, Scruggs has some clear ideas about the...

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Inclusion: Moving our community from diversity to being "upstanders"

by (Grand Rapids Co...)

Submitted 03-31-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Not quite since our founding, but for the last few decades, Grand Rapids Community Foundation (GRCF) has been working on helping our community be more diverse and racially equitable. Our grantmaking has long been focused on helping underserved and/...

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Got Ancestors?!

by (wmgs)

Submitted 09-20-2011 under NONPROFITS

The Western Michigan Genealogical Society (WMGS) announces its GotAncestors?! Annual Conference for 2011 entitled Genealogy in Black & White and Blue & Gray featuring Tony Burroughs. The conference will be Friday and Saturday, November 4th...

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Seidman Club Director carries on a Youth Commonwealth tradition of caring

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 01-14-2010 under NONPROFITS

The Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Diversity Learning Center at Grand Rapids Community College recently announced the winners of their annual Giants Awards. This year, Seidman Boys & Girls Club Director Mike Remo will be joining the many prestigious...

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