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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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
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