What happens when you have a chief of police on a TV program to discuss policing in Grand Rapids? It turns into a show, where not only did the Chief of Police act as an apologist for police behavior, it makes it difficult to have a real conversation about police accountability or community solutions that are independent of the police. 841 more words
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"It was a peaceful event": How media framed Saturday’s event and virtually eliminated any analysis of state violence that targets the Black community
(As a matter of transparency, I was part of the Black Lives Matter Grand Rapids action at the Am I Next rally on Saturday.)
On Saturday, several hundred people gathered at Rosa Parks Circle for an event entitled Am I Next, organized by four black teenagers, in response to recent shootings across the US. 648 more words
Within the past few days there has appeared lots of postings on Facebook about a show that WGVU did on the topic of gentrification in Grand Rapids. 583 more words
For several years now, MLive has been including in their news feed, what they called Sponsored Content. These are actually stories that are written by corporations or corporate associations, but often pass as news articles. 524 more words
Yesterday, MLive ran a story entitled, Developer wants to bring excitement back to his old West Side neighborhood. The article focuses on the person of Mike VanGessel, the CEO of Rockford Construction, who was raised on the westside of Grand Rapids. 612 more words
MLive article promotes Trans Pacific Partnership and corporate voices like Wolverine World Wide Inc.
On Friday, MLive ran a story entitled, How Obama’s trade deal could save Michigan footwear giant $20M a year.
The article focuses on how the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement would specifically benefit Wolverine Worldwide, the West Michigan footwear giant. 363 more words