NPR Special Correspondent to speak on the conversation of race

by (jeneanz)

Submitted 03-10-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

On March 12, Special Correspondent for NPR and journalist Michele Norris will be speaking at Fountain Street Church for Grand Rapids Community College’s Diversity Lecture Series. Her lecture will be based off her book "The Grace of...

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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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Gazelle Girl 101 Race Series: Holiday training tips

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 12-18-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

It’s that time of year again — when the holiday parties, plates of butter cookies and glasses of cabernet are the temptresses, singing to us like sirens on the rocks with their promises to smash the best laid plans for a workout or...

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Run the GazelleGirl & Run to Make a Difference

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 12-13-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The benefits of signing up and running a foot race are tangible — you’ll have a personal goal to train for and in doing so you will gain in physical fitness, your mental attitude will improve and you’ll have a blast on race day....

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Taking a serious look at the future of the Black community in GR

by (LINC News Bureau)

Submitted 10-25-2013 under NONPROFITS

When weighing the balance of history and the present, there's only one question that really matters: What will the future look like? "Empower Michigan", an initiative spearheaded by activists Jonathan Jelks, LINC Community Liaison...

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Kids Adventure Challenge Race Set for September 8

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 08-30-2013 under NONPROFITS

The second annual Kids Adventure Challenge presented by Gazelle Sports will take place Sunday, September 8th at 10am at John Ball Park in Grand Rapids. Last year’s inaugural Kids Adventure Challenge sold out with 500 participants and raised $2...

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Drivers rev up for the race at the Berlin Raceway

by (Loukas Peterson)

Submitted 06-14-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

For years, the Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan has been home to weekly races that draw drivers from all over North America to compete for both prizes and bragging rights. This year is no different, and the newly renamed Battle at Berlin 251-...

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Catalyst Radio: Partners for a Racism-Free Community working for justice in Grand Rapids

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 04-19-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we visit with the director of Partners for a Racism-Free Community, to learn about the efforts to fight racism in the...

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Join the GROW Spirit Station this Saturday for Gazelle Girl

by (growgrandrapids)

Submitted 04-08-2013 under NONPROFITS

Gazelle Girl Half Marathon and 5k is this Saturday, April 13, and the races start at 8 a.m.! In case you haven't heard, this historic race is a women’s run to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Title IX, and the proceeds are...

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Catalyst Radio: GRIID issues findings of Normalizing Male Dominance film study

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 03-01-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW A new study examining gender representation in 67 major films from the past year has just been released by Grand Rapids Institute for Information...

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