Grand Rapids Urban League — The mission of the Grand Rapids Urban League is to provide the means to empower African Americans and other minorities to achieve economic self-reliance, parity and civil rights.
Grand Rapids Area Black Owned Businesses — Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses (GRABB) is an Economic Development social enterprise. GRABB works to foster an economy that creates prosperity and supports the revitalization of predominantly Black neighborhoods. Great resource to help find and support local black-owned business in Grand Rapids.
Grand Rapids African American Museum & Archive — This Museum & Archive was founded in 2015 and is located right across the street from our Monroe cafe, offering, among other exhibits and events, a free interactive tour of Grand Rapids’ Civil Rights history. Take this tour, any time by downloading the GR Walks smart phone app at www.grwalks.com.
Irie Kitchen Fundraiser — Around 1am on Wednesday, June 3rd, several days after the downtown protests, Irie Kitchen was attacked and vandalized. Due to Covid-19, Irie Kitchen has been temporarily closed and was planning to reopen June 12th. Irie Kitchen is a small, family-owned black business. Funds raised from this campaign will help cover the expenses of repairing the damage from the vandalization, as well as help with 3 months lost revenue and fixed expenses of operating a restaurant during this global pandemic.