Longform Shamar Herron (in red cap) speaks, surrounded by Nate Frazier, Paul Hickman, and Melvin Parson.
Longform Marquan Jackson, director of the Family Empowerment Program.
Feature Story Robyn Afrik is Ottawa County’s Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

How Diversity Forum aims to advance equity in Ottawa County

Feature Story UNited Way 21 day equity challenge
Feature Story Jeffrey Sorensen, the Rev. Jennifer Adams, and Sara Van Tongeren pose in the Holland City Council chambers during a meeting to discuss a civil rights ordinance Aug. 19.
Longform Jametta Lilly.
Longform Christine Hume.

Local edit-a-thon events aim to inject diversity into Wikipedia entries

Feature Story West Michigan brewers are modifying the base recipe for the Black is Beautiful stout and making it their own. Proceeds are donated to organizations that raise awareness of racial inequality and promote social justice.

Black is Beautiful collaborative takes hold at Lakeshore breweries

Innovation News Alize Asberry Payne.
Feature Story ACBList
Feature Story George Barfield, Deanna Rollfs, and Angelica Colon will be the panelists for the first antiracism town hall event.

Momentum Center/task force to kick off racism town halls

Development News Sterling Heights Police Chief Dale Dwojakowski says new body cameras will increase communication and transparency in his force.

Sterling Heights police to add new body and vehicle cameras

Feature Story On the Ground Kalamazoo CIty Hall

Fair housing ordinance passes unanimously in Kalamazoo

Innovation News Cahoots member company Endeavor at Ann Arbor SPARK's Tech Trek in 2019.
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