Black History

Positive Black Women

Feb 14, 2018

In honor of Black History Month, GVSU presents an event under the leadership of Positive Black Women. PBW’s aim is to provide support for women of color at Grand Valley State University through building relationships, professional development, and a collaborative effort toward community enrichment. We talk to Dr. Sharalle Arnold on the details of today's event.

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The Detroit Historical Society is asking area residents to share their memories of the 1967 race riots that devastated parts of Detroit.

A story collection day is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday by the Detroit 67 Project team at the Detroit Historical Museum in Midtown.

Interviews about Detroit before, during and after the riots will last between 30 and 45 minutes.

Tensions over lack of housing for blacks and open animosity with the mostly white police department erupted following a July 23, 1967 raid on an after-hours club.

Mariano Avila / WGVU

Grand Rapids is buzzing with conversations about inclusion, gentrification, and the history of people of color here. Todd Robinson, author of A City Within A City, the Community Reading Project’s book of the year came to the WGVU studios to talk to Mariano Avila as part of Mutually Inclusive.