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Open letter to Forest Hills Public Schools superintendent from equity leaders, parents and alumni

Submitted 09-20-2016 under OPINION

In response to students from Forest Hills Central bringing a Betsy Ross flag and Trump political banner to a football game at Houseman Field against Ottawa Hills, many parents and leaders are calling for educational institutions to provide more critical thinking around issues of systemic racism.


Partners for a Racism-Free Community to host historical foundations of racism event

Submitted 09-15-2016 under NEWS

Dr. Vanessa Holden of MSU will talk about early events that shaped the evolution of racism in America. Community members can also take part in PRFC's Race Reads series and #RacisminGR Community Conversations.


Young Leaders Against Violence (YLAV) calls for teen leaders to help eliminate violence in our community

Submitted 09-14-2016 under NONPROFITS

YLAV mentors and youth discuss violence prevention and encourage other teens to get involved in this latest segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase.


GVSU explores being a good neighbor on the Westside

Submitted 09-08-2016 under NEWS

A recap of the Good Neighbors orientation event, hosted by Grand Valley State University, that took place in downtown Grand Rapids.


Food Bank explains why Blue Bridge is orange

Submitted 09-01-2016 under NONPROFITS

The iconic Blue Bridge spanning the Grand River will be lit orange from Aug. 29-Sept. 2. Find out why.


On accountability, doing the work and public discourse

Submitted 08-31-2016 under NONPROFITS

There is value in critically assessing the way crucial narratives are told and how these narratives impact the societies in which they circulate.


Creating a water trail - Paddling from Grand Rapids to Grand Haven

Submitted 08-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Imagine being able to paddle from Plaster Creek to the shores of Grand Haven. Water trails are making that possible.


Grand Rapids Trans Foundation awards first scholarship

Submitted 08-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids-based nonprofit awards first $2,500 scholarship to local transgender student.


Winner of Literacy Center of West Michigan's 2016 Spellebration shares her message

Submitted 08-10-2016 under NONPROFITS

Silvia Guzman was the learner speaker at the Literacy Center of West Michigan's 2016 Spellebration. Here is her speech.


Watch fish climb a ladder in Grand Rapids

Submitted 07-29-2016 under NONPROFITS

It's the only spot in Grand Rapids where you can admire art and watch migrating fish at the same time.