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More media that promotes the dominant narrative about Grand Rapids

It is instructive that the dominant narrative about Grand Rapids continues to only include the new “development” projects and the commercial aspects of certain neighborhoods throughout the city. 666 more words

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MLive's Managed Reporting on DeVos Family “Giving”

Yesterday, MLive published a series of articles that claimed to illuminate the philanthropic donations made by the DeVos Family.

There were a total of three articles from January 4 and a slide show with highlights of recipients of DeVos Family donations. 1,422 more words

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Your Wealth is Causing My Poverty: Grand Rapids Poverty numbers up, but we still love all the shiny new development

On Friday, MLive posted a story based on new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The article states early on, “Statewide, more than one out of every six people are living in poverty, a 17 percent increase from the previous 5-year period.” In Grand Rapids, the data shows that 26.7% of the population is experiencing poverty according to the 2014 data, which is up from 21.9% from 2009. 893 more words

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MLive provides a plug for the Acton Institute.....again

Last week, MLive ran a story about the local pro-Capitalist think tank, the Acton institute. The story is about an award the Grand Rapids based organization won for a documentary that purports to offer a solution to poverty.  539 more words

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Buying State Policy: A more honest assessment of the DeVos family political influence

Two days ago MLive ran a story that names the DeVos family as the largest single donor to Michigan electoral politics for the 2013-2014 cycle.  975 more words

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