Irish Culture Club dances downtown

The Arena District is celebrating Irish heritage downtown on Tuesday night, days before St. Patrick’s Day.The Arena District will host the Irish Culture Club...

Forum focuses on minority opportunities

The economic opportunity and empowerment of minorities in Grand Rapids will be the focus of Forum 2014 on Friday.Forum 2014, sponsored by Local First,...

Asian Culture Club greets downtown

The Asian Culture Club is bringing some of the East downtown this Thursday.The club’s winter event — presented by the Arena District and West...

Chamber names Diversity Visionary

A local foundation’s work to inspire diversity in Grand Rapids is getting a moment to shine.The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce said the...

GRCC names Giants award honorees

The Woodrick Diversity Learning Center at Grand Rapids Community College has named the honorees for its annual Giants Awards, which recognize African-American individuals or...

The Black Market spotlights minority businesses

Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses and LINC Community Revitalization share a similar vision: the economic flourishing of Grand Rapids’ minorities.It would be fitting, then,...

Forum discusses diversity and inclusion

A discussion about diversity in the Grand Rapids market is coming this week.The Diversity & Inclusion Forum, hosted by the Grand Rapids Area Chamber...

Hispanic Festival panel calls for more relationships

The key word was “opportunity.”It was a word spoken over and over at a panel discussion earlier this month that kicked off the Hispanic...

How can we make Grand Rapids an international hub?

A group of Grand Rapids professionals — both long-time residents and more recent transplants, from varying backgrounds, races and ethnicities — joined together at...

Is balanced immigration reform on the table?

American businesses, communities and families are affected by the shortcomings of outdated laws that make up our existing immigration system. But this is the...

What do we know about immigrants in Michigan and the U.S.?

Editor’s note: Salas prepared the position paper below as part of the Hispanic community’s immigration outreach to the Michigan legislature. The paper is based...

Do immigration barriers stifle entrepreneurship and our vital STEM workforce?

Immigration is now the talk of top politicians in D.C. — and for good reason. Our current immigration system is broken. And while we...

Is our welcome sign up for diverse talent?

Michigan is going through a significant economic transition. The continued reduction of Michigan’s manufacturing base has led to higher focus on being a knowledge-based...

Our differences unite us

It is with great anticipation, and some fear, that I begin this journey with all of you in discussing one of our greatest assets...

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