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  • Work to end gun violence is far from over, activists say

    Gun violence is not a new problem, but in 2020 the problem looked different. It looked like houses riddled with bullet holes, residents ducking down near street-facing windows and families couch surfing and living in cars after the death of their breadwinner. 

    Northside Mural by Gerald King

  • New Rootead Initiative "Radicle" designed for and by the QTBIPOC Community

    “The QTBIPOC experience is radical in this current state of the world. It is deemed nontraditional, despite it not being rare in the slightest. Our day to day experiences, challenges, and general moments are unique, beautiful and dangerous because of the intersections our identities stand at. It is radical just for us to exist, right now, in a colonized world that actively works against your livelihood.” - Cassidy Davis. 

  • Michigan Festival of Sacred Music partners with Kalamazoo Institute of Arts to combine visual and musical art

    The Michigan Festival of Sacred Music commissioned eight local musicians to create original music to accompany artwork in the KIA’s permanent exhibit. The result: 16 original compositions matched with the paintings and sculptures which inspired them, working together to tell a story.

  • New Youth Center to Open Monday on Eastside

    This article is part of our Neighborhood Voices Network series, and was created by Neighborhood Journalist Chris Glasser. Neighborhood journalists receive free training to take control of the media in their community. Sign-up for the Neighborhood Voices Network today.  

  • Can-Do Kitchen pursues diversity, equity, and inclusion from the inside out

    As a food business incubator that provides workshops and classes for food business education, and a commercial kitchen space, Can-Do Kitchen aims to remove barriers to food business ownership. To meet this goal, non-profit founder and Executive Director Lucy Dilley says that diversity, equity and inclusion has to be a fundamental part of her organization from the inside out. Photo credit Julie Arch.

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