Civil rights

Feature Story Spectators watch the 2019 Civil War Muster at Van Raalte Farm. (Mary Bale)

Grant helps Civil War muster expand, attract new talent


Feature Story Liv Butler is one of the mural artists for the Spring Lake Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design project.

Spring Lake murals celebrate creativity while hindering crime


Feature Story Dancers pose during the 2019 Grand Haven Hispanic Heritage Fiesta.

International festival returning to Holland


Feature Story Women of Color Give members Kim Koeman, Rebekah Bakker and Robyn Afrik.
Feature Story Jenny Van Veen, owner of Frances Jaye in downtown Holland, poses in front of her store.
Feature Story Henry and Lindsay Cherry co-founded I AM Academy, which empowers Black students and is behind the 2021 Juneteenth festival in Holland.

Juneteenth returns with fun and a renewed purpose


Feature Story Ottawa County United Way President Patrick Moran meets with other nonprofit leaders to discuss how to meet community needs.
Feature Story Refresh is a collaboration between Community Action House and the First United Methodist Church of Holland and offers a hot shower, meal, and zero judgement.

Refresh celebrates two years with expansion


Feature Story Kwame Alexander will visit Hope College virtually during a Big Read Black History Month event Feb. 26.

Celebrating Black History Month on the Lakeshore


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


Feature Story Dancers pose during the 2019 Grand Haven Hispanic Heritage Fiesta.

Fiesta returns to Grand Haven this week