"We Will Not Go Back": Grand Rapidians Protest Against SCOTUS's Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

by (AlaynnaDressler)

Submitted 06-29-2022 under NEWS

In January of 1973, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decided that a woman's right to choose whether or not to have an abortion was protected by the U.S. Constitution -- as was her right to privacy regarding that decision. This...

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Community Updates: Friday, May 13

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 05-13-2022 under NEWS

Grand Rapids City Commission Meeting Interrupted by Protestors Tuesday night's City Commission meeting was adjourned prematurely due to disruptions by protestors. At first, the meeting progressed as usual -- with the reciting of the Pledge of...

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Police handling of protest dominates public comment at City Commission meeting

by (George)

Submitted 03-10-2021 under NEWS

Though four public hearings and several additional updates were on the agenda for Tuesday evening's City Commission Meeting, it was fallout over the breakup of a recent protest by the Grand Rapids Police Department (GRPD) that dominated an...

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Can You Find Hope in a Small Town?

by (Phoebe Risk)

Submitted 07-02-2020 under OPINION

I hate small towns. I understand that’s not a great place to start, given my audience, but it’s important for me to be real. When I moved here for college I expected my stint to be temporary and unattached. Allendale represented...

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Reflections on Violence: A Letter from Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanity's CEO

by (GAAH)

Submitted 06-04-2020 under NONPROFITS

Dear fellow community members:  The events happening across our nation and in our very own city have spurred many conversations about race, violence, and morality. Many people are condemning or condoning the actions of groups that gathered and...

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Protest, riots, clean-up, and curfew: City of Grand Rapids enacts civil emergency proclamation

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 05-31-2020 under NEWS

Civil Emergency Proclamation Following a night of civil unrest and extensive property damage in downtown Grand Rapids, City officials held a press conference on Sunday afternoon to recap the events that occurred overnight, and plans for proceeding...

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Photo Gallery: Immigrant right march, vigil held for families killed, separated by ICE

by (jproth1)

Submitted 06-06-2018 under NEWS

Movimiento Cosecha GR, an immigrant rights group, held a vigil and march Saturday, June 2, 2018 for the National Day of Mourning. They put out a statement saying, "We mourn the loss of our children’s safety and innocence. We mourn those lost at the...

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Photo slideshow: Marching in support of drivers licenses for all

by (jproth1)

Submitted 05-04-2018 under NEWS

More than 1,000 people showed up at Roosevelt Park on May 1, 2018, to march from the park to Grand Rapids City Hall in support of immigration rights. “Today is International Workers Day, we are marching for the protection, dignity and respect of the...

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West Michigan's far-left join together to protest one year of Trump in office

by (jproth1)

Submitted 01-25-2018 under NEWS

On January 20, 2018, the one-year anniversary of the Trump inauguration, around 50 people representing groups from West Michigan's Far-left joined together on Calder Plaza in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They were there to raise awareness that they...

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Hundreds marched to defend DACA recipients in Grand Rapids

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-06-2017 under NEWS

Hundreds of Grand Rapidians held a vigil and marched around downtown Grand Rapids Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in response to the Attorney General Jeff Sessions announcement that the Trump administration was going to rescind the Deferred Action for...

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