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...

Partners producing Young Professionals of Color Conference

A conference aimed at helping develop the talents of minority business leaders will convene next month.Cascade Engineering — in partnership with Spectrum Health and...

Chamber honors minority business leaders

Three minority business leaders have been honored by a chamber of commerce in the region.The Holland-based Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce presented this...

Downtown hosting Asian-Pacific Festival

A festival celebrating Asian culture will return to downtown Grand Rapids next week.The second-annual Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival, presented by the West Michigan Asian...

Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses producing food showcase

An African-American-focused economic development organization is setting the table for a cultural food experience.Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses, or GRAAB, will host GRAAB Eats:...

Film festival features Latin flair

The Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival is returning for the eighth consecutive year.The three-day event showcases diverse perspectives and origins through a variety...

Hispanic chamber honors award winners

The West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of its annual awards last night.The chamber honored the winners at its 2018 Annual Awards Gala...

Hispanic chamber names nominees for awards gala

The West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is hosting an awards gala soon downtown.The Hispanic chamber is presenting its 2018 Annual Awards Gala from...

Museum producing Ethnic Heritage Festival downtown

There will be a celebration of diversity downtown this weekend.The Grand Rapids Public Museum will host its annual Ethnic Heritage Festival on Saturday, starting...

College honoring African-American leaders

A local college is honoring 12 African-American leaders for their "exceptional contributions" to the quality of life in Grand Rapids.The Bob and Aleicia Woodrick...

College hosting anti-oppression leaders for MLK week

Two women who started national anti-oppression movements will speak at a local college this winter to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.April Reign and Bree...

College hosting Hispanic awards gala

A local Hispanic group will recognize five individuals at an awards gala tomorrow night.Hosted by The Committee to Honor César E. Chávez, the 13th-annual...

College hosts first African-American orientation

A local college hosted its first orientation for African-American students.Grand Valley State University held its Black Excellence Orientation between Aug. 20 and 22 prior...

City hosting Danish Festival

A Danish cultural heritage festival is coming to a Grand Rapids suburb.Greenville will be celebrating its Danish heritage with its 53rd-annual Danish Festival on...

Foundation awards minority legal scholarships

A foundation has awarded scholarships backed by a local law firm to six minority law students.Warner Norcross & Judd funds the annual awards that...

Partners honor activists at César Chávez event

A group of community partners have honored the legacy of civil rights activist César Chávez and recognized three change-makers.The Committee to Honor César E. Chávez,...

Chamber names winners of Latina Business Pitch Competition

A local chamber has hosted its first Latina Business Pitch Competition, sharing $10,000 in prize money and legal services among three winners.The West Michigan...

Chamber names minority business award winners

A chamber of commerce in the region has recognized two attorneys and the owner of a manufacturing company with awards that celebrate diversity and...

Hispanic chamber names award winners

The West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of its annual awards.The honorees were celebrated yesterday at the 2017 West Michigan...

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