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GVSU Magazine, the Westside, and Gentrification

Developers, whether they are private or public, always have an impact on neighborhoods no matter how much they try to hide it.

This is the case with a recent Grand Valley State University Magazine article, which depicted the impact that campus was having on the westside of Grand Rapids. 645 more words

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The so-called balance of commercial journalism: The MLive story on the DeVos-created group AmplifyGR and its development plans in Southtown

Over the past 25 years that I have been monitoring the news media in West Michigan, rarely have I come across a reporter who has been willing to challenge local power. 827 more words

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Senior Editor at the GR-based Acton Institute defends Islamophobia

Joe Carter, the Senior Editor of the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion & Liberty, recently wrote a story on the organization’s PowerBlog that defends Islamophobia.  380 more words

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Federal agents, along with the GRPD, seen in the Grandville Avenue area raises more questions about the role of the GRPD

Yesterday, the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan was informed by residents along the Grandville Avenue corridor that Federal agents and the GRPD made their presence known in the heart of the Latino community. 551 more words

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More Tax Breaks for Developers while thousands are being displaced or priced out of neighborhoods in Grand Rapids

Two weeks ago Michigan Radio ran an investigative story that confirms what many of us in this community have been saying for years about the current housing crisis. 610 more words

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Which Voices Matter: Local News Coverage of the GRPD and Community Responses

Two weeks ago we wrote about the outcome of the Grand Rapids City Commission meeting that took place shortly after the GRPD, at gun point, falsely accused 5 young African Americans of instigating a fight.  682 more words

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Diverting more public money to businesses: The Good Jobs for Michigan Legislation

It is important for people who want to develop a class consciousness to read the business press. While reading the business press might be aggravating, it is important to know what the business community is thinking and how they are influencing public policy. 499 more words

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