"We are not the stigma you believe that we are," One man's story of homelessness
Everyone out here is not a dope-head, a drunk or any of that. Many people are just out here because life happened to them. Then people ask, “explain life,” but how do you explain that to somebody? All art and photography by Mo/Ian
Artists of Color Network pursues community healing through art
Local artist, Nicole Lee noticed there was a need for change in Kalamazoo. The community needed to heal, youth in particular, says Lee. So she began creating art that would act as a healing mechanism. This article was written by Neighborhood Journalist, Tyler Zachary.
“Good Time Makes Good Sense” initiative could reduce Michigan’s lengthy prison sentences
With truth in sentencing in place and no Good Time credit system, Michigan residents get locked up for longer, on average, than anyone else in the country.
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Meet Rhonda Steward: A local Santa for homeless children
Not many people are familiar with what she does, but to the homeless residents she helps, she is known as Mama Rhonda. Rhonda Steward has been collecting and restoring dolls and toys for homeless children since 2013.
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