In just a few short weeks, a group of community organizations (including a co-operative), educators and graduate students, independent media operators, urban farmers and professional cooks have started a face-to-face crowd funding process in Kalamazoo. This process occurs over a meal instead of over the Internet so that we can exchange information about lived experiences that reveal shared problems, common obstacles and ways to overcome them by thinking together and teaching each other. Twice this year and three times next year we will host an urban FEAST to raise funds that will support social justice projects demonstrating direct democracy and accountability. We define social justice as equal access to all the resources and services.
Starting at 12:00 P.M EST today, National Black Day of Silence will begin and end on December 15 at 12:00 P.M EST.
Organizers from Ferguson, MO (Mike Brown) are inviting individuals, community organizations and activists to join their energies and efforts for a nationwide moment of silence to remember those murdered by gun violence, protesting the unregulated standard officers have, particularly white policers shooting unarmed black men and racial profiling.
There have been many cases before Mike Brown or Trayvon Martin. Every 28 hours a black life is lost to police violence, security or vigilantes...
For many in SW Michigan students from elementary to college are headed back to classrooms for the start of the 2015-2015 calendar school year. Many residents and business owners welcome new and returning students and professionals to Kalamazoo.
KPS offers bus transportation to students in grades K-5 who live at least a mile from their elementary school and to students in grades 6-12 who live at least a mile and a half from their middle or high school.
Drivers will also want to take a little extra time getting to their destinations as traffic from school buses and other drivers take to the roads Monday morning.
The district does not transport students who are attending a school outside their boundary area, unless it is a magnet school.
Legendary, Frankie Knuckles known affectionally as the “godfather of house music”– a style of dance music that revolutionized club culture in the ‘70s and ‘80s and still surges around the world today.
Knuckles died Monday at the age of 59, confirmed by his longtime business partner, Frederick Dunson said in an email that Knuckles “died unexpectedly this afternoon at home.” Knuckles was not just a house music producer he would go on to mix records by major artists such as Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and Depeche Mode.
Knuckles begin DJing in New York City, then moved to Chicago in the late ‘70s and developed a reputation as one of the city’s most influential dance-music innovators. Arriving in Chicago just as disco was losing momentum.