The links between racism, health inequities, COVID-19 and the civil unrest across the world

The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many others are forcing America to revisit its historical pandemics of injustice.

Intentionally working with businesses of color

Part of being a business owner is about giving back to the community you operate in. It’s also about creating lasting, helpful relationships amongst other business owners.

College producing Giant Awards

A college that hosts an annual awards ceremony recognizing African-American individuals and organizations has announced this year’s honorees.The 38th Annual Giant Awards, hosted by...

State names West Michiganders as ‘top 25’ Latinxs

A governor-appointed commission has named nine West Michiganders among the Top 25 Latinxs in Michigan.The Hispanic Latino Commission of Michigan, or HLCOM, announced yesterday...

Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses producing awards event

An African-American-focused economic development organization will toast black businesses and community leaders at an awards reception.Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses, or GRABB, will present...

Partners producing Young Professionals of Color Conference

A local manufacturer is partnering with several organizations to host a conference on helping young professionals of color leverage their experience for greater impact.Cascade...

Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses hosting pop-up market

A mixer and pop-up market this week will feature members of Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses.GRABB’s Sankofa Mixer & Pop-up Marketplace is this Thursday...

Chamber honors Champions of Diversity

A chamber in the region has recognized its Champions of Diversity.The Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce this spring recognized Priya Gurumurthy as the Individual...

Downtown hosting Asian-Pacific Festival

The three-day Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival is around the corner.The free festival is a celebration of Asian and Pacific culture, and it is set...

Theater screening Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival

The Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival is returning this weekend.The festival will be this Friday through Sunday at Wealthy Theatre.The event’s slogan is...

Hispanic chamber names award winners

The West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of its annual awards.The awards were revealed at the organization's gala this week....

School hosting Latinos in West Michigan: A Look Forward

A school in the area is hosting an event to discuss the growth potential of Latinos in the workforce, economy and higher education.San Juan...

Chinese association hosting Lunar New Year Festival

The new year is almost here — the Lunar New Year, that is, and you can celebrate downtown.The Chinese Association of West Michigan is...

College producing MLK Commemoration Week

A local college is hosting a week-long series of speakers honoring Martin Luther King Jr.Grand Valley State University’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration...

Partners producing The Shift Summit

A group of partners are hosting a summit this week on economic equity in the African-American community.Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses, or GRABB —...

Restaurant hosting Hispanic awards gala

A local Hispanic group will honor several leaders at an awards gala this week.The Committee to Honor César E. Chávez is hosting the 14th-annual...

College kicking off Diversity Lecture Series downtown

The first installment of a local college’s lecture series on diversity is next week.Organized by Grand Rapids Community College’s Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center...

Asian-Pacific Festival producing Taste of Asia downtown

A fundraiser downtown this week will support an international festival in Grand Rapids.Organizers of the Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival are producing Taste of Asia...

Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses kicks off #30Days30Dollars Challenge

An African-American-focused economic development organization is challenging local shoppers to shift some of their spending to black-owned businesses this month.Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses,...

Nonprofit producing Hispanic Festival downtown

The Hispanic Festival is taking place this weekend in downtown Grand Rapids.Hosted by the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan, the festival will be from...

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