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Feature Story Sydney Ritsema was the recipient of the Herbert F. and Mabel L. Olney Memorial Scholarship. She graduated from Ferris State University with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and a minor in forensic psychology. 
Feature Story From left, Iliana Ponce, Esther Fifelski, and Susan Kragt are among those advocating for Afghan refugees in West Michigan.

Lakeshore agencies welcome Afghan refugees with open arms


Feature Story LAUP received $20,000 to add a career coaching component to the ¡Más Adelante! program.

Women of Color Give distributes $40k to 5 groups


Feature Story Panelists for the Oct. 25 session are Gordon Wiersma, Robert (Rik) L. Stevenson, and Victoria Proctor Gibbs

Town hall series will explore religion and racism


Feature Story Kyle Williams
Feature Story Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar will join the Holland Symphony Orchestra for a cross-cultural celebration of music, Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021.

Mariachi celebration coming to Kollen Park


Feature Story Alita Kelly gardening
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GRABB grants help area Black businesses navigate COVID-19


Feature Story As it rolls out the COVID-19 vaccines, the Ottawa County Department of Public Health has worked with community organizations to work toward equitable vaccine distribution in communities of color.

Creating vaccine equity in Ottawa County


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 Joe Matthews is the Vice President of Purchasing and Diversity Officer for Zeeland-based Gentex Corp.

Love of language translates into action


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


Feature Story Henry and Lindsay Cherry with their four children.

What’s next for Black advocacy in Holland?


Feature Story A presenter addresses attendees at LEDA's annual summit.