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Grand Rapids Drag Race All Stars entertain at Rumors Nightclub.

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Tetusa Ndalamba works on reading with his daycare kids.

A place to call home: How refugees are rebuilding lives in West Michigan

As the Trump administration fights to keep refugees from entering the United States, a different story is playing out in West Michigan: one of love and inclusion. In our community, residents are banding together to support refugees who are doing everything from starting their own businesses to working with children from countries torn apart by war.

Lisa Matthews with grandson

Racism in Grand Rapids: The cyclical fight against systemic oppression

Racist policies and biases continue to impede neighbors in the Madison Square community who are trying to gain equitable access to economic opportunities and health care. In spite of this, residents are empowering one another to fight the systemic oppression they are faced with every day.

Taffy Dickerson

El racismo en Grand Rapids: Una pugna constante en contra de la opresión sistemática

Políticas de racismo y prejuicio, continúan siendo el impedimento de acceso económico y de salud para la comunidad de Madison Square. A pesar de esto, los mismos se estan fortaleciendo unos a otros para vencer el racismo.  

Ted Velie

RapidChat: Ted Velie on Michigan House at SXSW, supporting our state's growing art scene & more

As Grand Rapids continues to grow and mature, conversations surrounding the arts community within our city are becoming increasingly relevant -- most notably when it comes to talent retention. Creator of Middle West Creative Ted Velie and a handful of his partners around town saw an opportunity to take Michigan and its culture on the road.  From that, Michigan House emerged.

MDARD Summit

How Michigan is meeting the increasing demand for locally grown food

Demand for food grown locally continues to rise. At the upcoming Pure Michigan Agribusiness Summit, buyers and sellers come together to meet that demand.

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