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Catalyst Radio: Interview with Lyonel LaGrone on working towards a local human rights ordinance

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 08-27-2018 under NONPROFITS

On today’s Catalyst Radio hour, Lyonel LaGrone, Policy Liaison at Linc Up, will talk about his efforts to strengthen Grand Rapids’s civil rights ordinance in an effort to stop discrimination in our city. To learn more or get involved,...

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LINC holds town hall discussing civil rights ordinance proposal

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 04-19-2018 under NEWS

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, more than 50 people attended a town hall at LINC UP to discuss a Civil Rights ordinance proposal for the City of Grand Rapids. Jeremy DeRoo, Executive Director of LINC UP opened the meeting and welcomed attendees....

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Community discussion targeting police practices misses mark

by (hodele91)

Submitted 10-29-2015 under OPINION

As I settled into my narrow seat, popcorn in hand, pencil poised and at the ready, I couldn’t help but notice the disconcerting feeling nestled in the pit of my stomach. All around me, community members both prestigious and not conversed and...

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City Commission holds public hearing on police, community relations

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 12-17-2014 under NEWS

Last night’s City Commissioners Meeting included a public hearing on police and community relations. In light of the national events surrounding the deaths of Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO, Eric Garner in Staten Island, Tamir Rice in Cleveland...

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LINC celebrates Southtown Square

by (TSzakal)

Submitted 11-04-2014 under NEWS

LINC Community Revitalization has completed Phase Two of their $13 Million Southtown efforts, restoring the block of Hall and Madison which once housed TJ’s Appliances. After the year long construction project, through the record breaking...

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LINC Gallery to host First Fridays

by (erictank)

Submitted 09-02-2014 under NEWS

LINC Community Revitalization will host another First Friday event at the gallery on Friday, September 5 from 5:30 - 10 p.m.  There will be live music by Yolonda Lavender and food from the LINC UP Soul Food Cafe. Ryan Dale Solo, a multi media...

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LINC to host Rock the Block Street party in Madison Square

by (erictank)

Submitted 06-10-2014 under NEWS

On Saturday, June 14 LINC Community Revitalization will host its fourth annual Rock the Block street festival. The party opens at 11 a.m. and goes until 6 p.m. There will be food booths, live entertainment, a street market and a BBQ cook off...

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Job well done: LINC celebrates emerging leadership

by (LINC UP)

Submitted 03-26-2014 under NONPROFITS

“So what is the impact? How do you measure it?” “How do you know you’re making a difference?” If you are a concerned citizen, a funder, a peer—really, anyone with an interest in community revitalization—...

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LINC community revitalization opens sit-down cafe designed to benefit neighborhood

by (erictank)

Submitted 03-11-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Recently, LINC Community Revitalization held a soft opening for its newest initiative, Soul Food Cafe. The Soul Food Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with an emphasis on southern cooking including plenty of BBQ options, fried green...

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Community responds to lack of diversity in recent GRPD hiring

by (LINC UP)

Submitted 01-24-2014 under NONPROFITS

To the City of Grand Rapids, For the past five years our organization has been dedicated to strengthening the relationship between the Grand Rapids City Administration, several neighborhood leaders, the business community and many organizations...

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