West Michigan Jewels of Africa

Community updates: Friday, June 19

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-19-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapidians celebrate Juneteenth with events, proclamations, reflections Juneteenth, the nation’s holiday celebrating the end of legal slavery in America, was celebrated by city residents and leaders on Friday through events, proclamations...

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Grand Rapids native teaches West African dance

by (AMENA)

Submitted 10-13-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids native Jewellynne Richardson, 43, spent eight years in Atlanta learning West African dances such as Kakilambe, a traditional dance that calls on the healing spirit of the Kakilambe during harvest time. Now she wants the West Michigan...

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