Tag: racism

an industrial paper mill

September 21, 2021

A foul odor on Kalamazoo’s northside is leading people to question tax breaks for the business causing it.

A Black woman holds signs reading "Economic justice" and "Reparations now!"

June 18, 2021

Kalamazoo groups plan events to celebrate the first official holiday.

a Black teen being restrained by police

May 12, 2021

A Kalamazoo police review board is weighing whether the use of force was appropriate.

a woman in scrubs prepares a vaccine

February 5, 2021

A planned clinic on Kalamazoo’s northside next week will try to get vaccines out to more BIPOC.

a black man in a face mask

February 4, 2021

New research shows that Black people suffer worse outcomes after contracting COVID.

A sign for Kalamazoo Public Schools

December 24, 2020

The new Equity Task Force and Design Team is currently looking for members.

a black man in a face mask

September 29, 2020

Once affecting Black Michiganders at an outsize rate, COVID-19 infections and deaths are now more even.

A clock tower on the campus of Western Michigan University

September 3, 2020

The appeal comes after reports of a staff-member who threatened a Black man with a noose.

A large gold "W" on the brown roof of WMU's student recreation center

August 31, 2020

The Campus Activities Board sides with a man who says WMU ignored complaints of discrimination and intimidation.

a cartoon ice cream truck with the words "Good Humor x RZA" written on the side

August 14, 2020

A racist past leads to a new tune for ice cream trucks – one from an unexpected source.