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Come out and support the Michigan Film Festival (MFF) Nov 12-14th that will be held in downtown Grand Rapids, hosted at the partner locations of Grand Rapids Art Museum and Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts.
The Michigan Film Festival is the best of everything in Michigan film. Come watch all the top films from festivals throughout [...]
The clash of the titans took place Monday night at Grand Valley State University. Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Virg Bernero Mayor of Lansing and House Majority Leader Andy Dillon participated in a lively battle royal of ideas, and who is would best serve as the next leader of the great state of Michigan. Personally I give [...]
By John Sinkevics | The Grand Rapids Press
May 19, 2010, 10:24PM
GRAND RAPIDS — Keeping bright young professionals and entrepreneurs in West Michigan — and attracting out-of-state talent — might require a multi-pronged approach, from improving the quality of city schools to boosting utilization of the Grand River downtown.
Indeed, the city may even need to [...]
West Wing Week gives a brief summary of President Obama’s first week in May. The President delivered a commencement speech at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on Saturday May 1st 2010.
(Via Our Sister Site www.JackandJillPolitics.com)
An Ann Arbor elementary school principal used a letter home to parents tonight to defend a field trip for black students as part of his school’s efforts to close the achievement gap between white and black students.
Dicken Elementary School Principal Mike Madison wrote the letter to parents following several days of controversy at the school [...]
From the lecture “The Question of Black Suffering: A Muslim and Christian Perspective” this first question posted by Dr. Cornel West to Dr. Sherman Jackson on whether a “Prophetic” Islam is increasing or decreasing in America. Dr. Jackson explains what the term means to him and what it speaks to in terms of an effective [...]
By The Associated Press
January 03, 2010, 1:47PM
Two contrasting images of Michele Obama are on display at the University of Michigan as part of the Clements Library’s exhibition “Reframing the Color Line.” The first shows the first lady in this official portrait, smiling and wearing a sleeveless dress with a string of pearls. The [...]