“The Sustainable Square Mile was born to be in Black communities everywhere. So, our vision at Blacks in Green is self-sustaining Black communities everywhere.
“If you lived up here, you’d know what it was. It’s all anyone talks about. You’re either for it: it’s going to create jobs. Or you’re against it: it’s bad for the environment. No one’s neutral.”
Lewis had a way with language that spoke to the unlettered and unread—the key of which lay in slang and vulgarity.
Clashes around censorship have pitted parents against educators, and against each other, while outside funding raises the stakes.
Artists and activists continue to organize as Keith LaMar’s November execution date draws near.
There’s a neologism that I’d propose for the often-radical international activism that comes from non-coastal college towns that are too often easily ignored – midwestern cosmopolitanism.
Snapshots from the streets of Minnesota, where the fight is far from over.
In Washtenaw County, Michigan, mutual aid projects are providing housing and tenant rights support for renters as the end of the eviction moratorium looms.
Stories on the long history of racism and police violence in the Midwest—and what to do about it.
Grand Rapids Grassroots: An Anthology Edited by Dani Villela and Ashley Nickels November 1, 2017 Grand Rapids, Michigan is known [...]