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MLK

How can we celebrate the legacy and mission of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.?

by (Comprenew_GR)

Submitted 01-12-2018 under NONPROFITS

On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a historic speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. King drew inspiration from both his Christian faith and the nonviolent philosophy of Hindu activist Mahatma Gandhi....

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Black Lives Matter starts local conversation about race

by (Burton Kroes)

Submitted 01-19-2015 under OPINION

With Martin Luther King Day this week, nothing seemed quite as apropos as spending an evening with those in the present day front line battle for equalitarianism. This is exactly where I found myself Thursday January 15th with the Grand Rapids...

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Chuck D visits Grand Rapids, speaks out on education, individual responsibility

by (dansteenwyk)

Submitted 01-21-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Chuck D, the co-founder of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rap group Public Enemy, was the keynote speaker for GRCC’s MLK Day commemoration this past Monday. The critically acclaimed rapper, who is also an author, activist, publisher, radio host...

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Schools of Hope Family Literacy Program participates in MLK Day Service Project

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 01-16-2012 under NONPROFITS

Families participating in the Schools of Hope Family Literacy Program attended a service project on the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service at the Boys & Girls Club of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth. Families volunteered to help local...

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Planned Parenthood collecting goods for domestic violence shelters to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

by (PPMI)

Submitted 01-06-2012 under NONPROFITS

MICHIGAN – Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan (PPWNM) is participating in a special project in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 16, and Dr. King's teachings of social justice and nonviolence...

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MLK Students Take First Place in Community Leadership Contest

by (GRPScommunications)

Submitted 07-15-2011 under NONPROFITS

The Community Circle Theatre, with support from Peter M. Wege & The Wege Foundation, recently announced the winners of the Community Leadership Contest. Two Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Academy students were awarded top prize in the contest...

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