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On The Ground


On the Ground: The Heart of Grandville Avenue


VIDEO: On The Ground highlights the Southeast Community of Grand Rapids


Intersections of race and class: The food divide in Grand Rapids' southeast community


Together in faith on Burton Street

Kasandra Lott, gerente de Linc Up Soul Food Cafe

'It shows anyone can do anything': How Linc Up Soul Food Café is driving change

Rebeca Velazquez-Publes resident of the SE neighborhood of GR

'How do we rally for one another?' For Rebeca Velazquez-Publes, a life of fighting oppression

Traci Whiting, Coordinadora del Grupo Minoritario de Gilda's Club

Leaders of color are empowering southeast community to take charge of breast health


In a world of uncertainty & struggle, advocates give voice to parents and students

Patty Eilers, resident of the Southeast community of Grand Rapids

Rising rents & displacement: The need for affordable housing in Grand Rapids

Herman Lee

'This city needs to wake up': The fight for affordable housing in Grand Rapids


From hip-hop to Islam to oils: How a Madison Square entrepreneur launched his one-of-a-kind business

Sharae Anderson

Fighting for life behind bars: West Michigan advocates work to reform prison system

Lisa Matthews with grandson

Racism in Grand Rapids: The cyclical fight against systemic oppression

Paula Collier

Dreams of equity: Southtown Sustainable Women’s Group lifts up community

Alice Johnson

Facing racism: The lasting effects of discrimination in GR's southeast community

South Division

City sets sights on equitable development for S. Division, Burton Heights & Grandville Ave

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VIDEO: On The Ground celebrates Burton Heights, South Division & Garfield Park

Mindy Ysasi

'How much more can this person take?' Residents & community groups fight for access to everyday life

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