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Charles Bradley, a soul singer who pursued his passion later in life, dies at 68

Submitted 09-25-2017 under NEWS

Soul music can be described as Something Outstanding Urges Listening, that someone is Charles Bradley


D.A. Blodgett St. John's supports community youth regardless of their background

Submitted 09-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

D.A. Blodgett St. John's helps children and empowers families by providing safety, advocacy and support.


Institute for Global Education hosts Week of Peace events

Submitted 09-19-2017 under NONPROFITS

For the last seven years the Institute for Global Education has commemorated the United Nations International Day of Peace on September 21st.


Experience ArtPrize 9 at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market

Submitted 09-19-2017 under NONPROFITS

Located both indoors and outdoors, this year’s art installations at the Market feature artists hailing from as far away as Paris, China and New Zealand, alongside several artists from Michigan, including Godwin Heights Public Schools students.


Catalyst Radio: The Rapidian celebrates eighth birthday

Submitted 09-15-2017 under NEWS

The Rapidian marks its eighth birthday on Friday, September 15, 2017. The Rapidian is also joined by Rabbi Krishef during this episode to talk about the Ethics and Religion Talk column.


City, GRPD must seek independent investigations into police call recordings to rebuild public trust, transparency

Submitted 09-15-2017 under OPINION

The City and the Chief have known about these phone calls and their content for going on a year now. Yet they delayed in condemning the actions of the officers, repeatedly fought FOIA requests for the phone calls, and they didn't fire the involved officers.


Fair Housing Center of West Michigan works to ensure everyone has equal opportunity to housing

Submitted 09-13-2017 under NONPROFITS

Fair Housing Center of West Michigan works to ensure everyone has equal opportunity to housing that fits their lifestyle or needs


City Connection: Mayor Bliss, Managing Director of Public Services discuss Our City Academy

Submitted 09-11-2017 under NEWS

Tom Almonte, the city's Managing Director of Public Services, will be the guest on the September 11 episode of City Connection.


SowHope holistically supports women living in extreme poverty

Submitted 09-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

SowHope supports impoverished women by funding a variety of international projects


Kids' Food Basket announces "Feeding Our Future" campaign

Submitted 09-07-2017 under NEWS

The $6 million campaign will fund their new headquarters on the site of a 14 acre farm in Northeast Grand Rapids and allow them to more than double the meals they serve to children in West Michigan.