Protests

Community Updates: Friday, April 15

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-15-2022 under NEWS

Protestors Gather in Downtown Grand Rapids After Video Footage of Patrick Lyoya's Death is Released to the Public During a press conference on Wednesday, April 13, the Grand Rapids Police Department released footage from the officer-involved...

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A Family in Mourning: The Community's Response to the Death of Patrick Lyoya

by (AlaynnaDressler)

Submitted 04-12-2022 under NEWS

Over the weekend, members of the community rallied behind the family of Patrick Lyoya to demand justice after he was shot and killed by a GRPD officer last Monday. On the morning of April 4, 2022, the Grand Rapids Police Department and the City of...

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Amid racism and protests, can we find hope?

by (Kaufman Interfa...)

Submitted 06-12-2020 under NONPROFITS

Racial justice is certainly the critical issue we face today.  The pandemic of racial injustice has even pushed aside the coronavirus pandemic. The murder of George Floyd and the worldwide response has brought this issue again to our...

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OGR 2012: Jewly Seeking Justice

by (TDeborahTosh)

Submitted 03-21-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

“It’s about time!” This was Jewly Warren’s reaction to the formation of Occupy Grand Rapids, an activist organization seeking to return political power to the people of America. The 39-year-old grandmother with a history of...

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