civil rights

Photographer focuses on empowered disability presence

by (katelewisceramics)

Submitted 04-22-2015 under NEWS

Tom Olin returns to Grand Rapids after over 30 years of documenting the disability rights movement. "ACCESS IS A CIVIL RIGHT: The Photography of Tom Olin" is an exhibition at Calvin’s (106) Gallery and Studio on South Division Avenue...

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Seeing red

by (TSzakal)

Submitted 12-02-2014 under NEWS

The United States has a race issue. Rapidians who feel the racial tension is limited to Ferguson, Missouri need look no further than the recent Urban Institute report that named Grand Rapids the Most Racially Uneven Housing Market Recovery in the...

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Civil rights hero comes to Grand Rapids for documentary screening

by (jtstoner)

Submitted 05-25-2012 under OPINION

Most of the news coming out of Detroit for the last 50 years has been on a trajectory moving from bad to worse. From the implosion of the auto industry to reports of rampant crime, poverty, failing schools and evacuated neighborhoods, public...

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Honor and protect our military veterans

by (Until Love Is Equal)

Submitted 11-07-2011 under NONPROFITS

My name is Michael Tuffelmire and I served this country in Kosovo, Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operational Enduring Freedom (OEF) as a Infantry Team Leader. As a United States military veteran you tend to bond quickly with other...

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ACLU Finds a Home in Grand Rapids

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 01-20-2011 under NEWS

More than 50 years ago, Grand Rapidian Dr. Walter Bergman was beaten by members of the the Klu Klux Klan. Bergman was part of the Freedom Riders movement, a group that rode buses to the deep south to see first hand if institutions were compliant...

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