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After study shows black drivers twice as likely to be pulled over in GR, plans to fight racial bias
By Anna Gustafson, Managing Editor
Thursday, April 20, 2017
A new study confirms what many people of color have known for years: black drivers are far more likely to be stopped by police in Grand Rapids than white motorists. Now, city officials and community leaders are planning for widespread systemic change to address racism and racial bias in law enforcement.
How to end homelessness: Housing First founder Dr. Sam Tsemberis to speak in Grand Rapids
By Anna Gustafson
Thursday, November 10, 2016
What does it take to ensure everyone in Grand Rapids has a place to call home? Dr. Sam Tsemberis, a clinical psychologist who founded the Housing First model that has significantly reduced homelessness in cities across the country, will tackle that question and more when he speaks in our city on Nov. 16.
The nation we've made: On mobility for young people
By Breannah Alexander
Thursday, September 01, 2016
Young people do not have a feasible pathway to economic mobility that is accessible or equitable. Breannah Alexander, of Partners for a Racism-Free Community and Opportunity Nation, explains why this matters, and what can be done to bring about the change that is needed.
RapidChat: Erica Curry VanEe on meeting her biological family, a push for adoption reform & more
By Jenna Morton
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Urban Curry Consulting
will always be her lifeblood, Erica Curry VanEe is currently embarking on a newfound adventure. Due to her circumstances of being relinquished for adoption at birth, she has recently been re-inspired to impact the lives of other adopted children through
The Legitimacy Movement
, an organization that is looking to bring awareness to the need for action on adoption policy reform.
Rapid Blog: The solution to homelessness is housing, and we can solve this crisis
By Tami VandenBerg
Thursday, August 04, 2016
What is needed to help those who are homeless in Grand Rapids? Safe, affordable housing, writes Tami VandenBerg, the Director of Well House.
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