Ethics and Religion Talk: Is Your Tradition Opposed to Discrimination?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 11-28-2022 under OPINION

Linda Knieriemen, Senior Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Holland, responds: Yes. it is a violation. I lean on the Biblical mandate: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” as well as Jesus welcoming example toward the...

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Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 1

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-01-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department reports continued rise in county’s COVID-19 growth Kent County’s rate of new COVID-19 cases is continuing its fall season rise, the Kent County Health Department (KCHD) reported on Wednesday. In the KCHD...

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Comprenew Organizes Litter Clean-Up Run/Walk at Garfield Park

by (Comprenew_GR)

Submitted 09-11-2019 under NONPROFITS

The CompRUNew: Race for Zero Waste is a family-friendly event held on World Clean-up Day to help tidy our local neighborhoods. We are inviting you to join us at Garfield Park in Grand Rapids, MI and run/walk a mapped route through the Madison area...

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Does the Grand Rapids Police Officers Association contract promote police officer misconduct?

by (Lyonel LaGrone II)

Submitted 12-18-2018 under OPINION

A citizen-based analysis of the current state of police-community relations in the City of Grand Rapids has revealed a consistent narrative: there is a clear resistance from the GRPD to accept accountability.   The pattern in practice of GRPD...

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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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Meeting with Kent County officials ends with Movimiento Cosecha GR members walking out

by (jproth1)

Submitted 08-07-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Members of Movimiento Cosecha GR and GR Rapid Response to ICE met with representatives from Kent County on Monday, August 6, 2018 to discuss ending the County's contract with ICE. The meeting, facilitated by Assistant County Administrator...

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Commissioner Womack leads way in signing commitment to discontinue ICE contract in Kent County

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 07-27-2018 under NEWS

The immigrant rights group Movimiento Cosecha GR came out in numbers again to the Kent County Commissioners meeting on Thursday, July 26, 2018 to protest Kent County's contract with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)....

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Negotiations for white space: Quest to enact robust human rights ordinance in Grand Rapids

by (Lyonel LaGrone II)

Submitted 07-17-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

The fungible nature of basic citizen rights afforded to minorities in Grand Rapids has been the impetus for the racial tension for quite some time now. Discrimination is clearly a national problem and not unique to Grand Rapids. Nevertheless, one of...

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Grand Rapids needs to address racism in lifeguarding

by (annadebraber)

Submitted 06-19-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

At Briggs Park a group of black neighborhood children gathers outside of the pool’s fence. It’s just days before they can jump into the refreshing blue and currently the staff is in the middle of a training session. At one point someone...

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Finding my role in the fight for equity

by (Urban Core Coll...)

Submitted 05-22-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

This article has been written by Kendra Avila. Kendra Avila, originally from Soddy Daisy, Tennessee moved to Grand Rapids in 2015 for an internship, with no intentions of staying more than a few months.  Three years later, she now...

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