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The Seattle Times

Daniel Beekman

9 August 2021

Seattle, Washington, United States

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The Equitable Communities Initiative brought together representatives from a range of nonprofits serving people of color to make recommendations for investments that support communities of color. Each panelist brought...

The New York Times

Will Wright

31 May 2021

Alexandria, Virginia, United States

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The Virginia Theological Seminary is giving cash to descendants of Black Americans forced to work there during slavery and Jim Crow. Annual payments, taken from a fund set to grow at a sustainable rate, will go to the...

Yes! Magazine

Breanna Draxler

31 May 2021

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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To mark the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, in which a white mob killed hundreds of Black residents and destroyed the thriving neighborhood of Greenwood, the Centennial Commission supported a number of i...

The Washington Post

Peter Hermann

29 May 2021

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Unsuccessful at filling its police officer ranks with more people of color from the neighborhoods where they'll patrol, the D.C. police department takes its largely white recruit classes into those neighborhoods for l...

The New Yorker

Sarah Weiser

13 May 2021

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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Choices - Memphis Center for Reproductive Health provides midwifery services and trains new generations of midwives, with a focus on improving the experiences of women of color. Midwives played a central role in Black...

The Washington Post

Todd C. Frankel

4 May 2021

Georgia, United States

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A small group of prominent Black business leaders personally urged their corporate peers to oppose the restrictive voting laws being considered in dozens of states. Public statements framing voting rights as a moral, ...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Tolu Olasoji

12 April 2021

South Africa

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WikiAfrica Education increases information about Africa’s diverse languages, cultures, and politics from the voices and perspectives of African people. AfroCuration events enlist the help of young people to create and...

Yes! Magazine

Fiza Pirani

8 April 2021

Georgia, United States

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A complex combination of successful fundraising campaigns, engaging with and energizing Black voters, and mobilizing the state’s other ethnic and racial groups helped Democrats flip Georgia blue in 2020. Large financi...

New York Amsterdam News

Herb Boyd

Damaso Reyes

1 April 2021

United States

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The Civil Rights Act of 1871, as a direct response to white resistance to Reconstruction-era reforms in the former Confederacy, gave people the right to sue government officials for depriving them of their civil right...

100 Days in Appalachia

Kristen Uppercue

9 February 2021

Uniontown, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Fayette County Traveling Museum collects, preserves, and shares Uniontown’s Black history. The owners sift through archives, libraries, and donated boxes of materials, which are displayed as educational resources....

The News & Observer

Adam Wagner

6 February 2021

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

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A partnership between WakeMed and Wake County Public Health made 1,700 shots available with vaccine clinics in 16 churches and a community center. Trusted messengers, like pastors, are more effective at communicating ...

The GroundTruth Project

Jake Wittich

3 February 2021

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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The Chicago Black Drag Council launched after a series of protests that called on Chicago’s LGBTQ neighborhood to address racial discrimination and oppression. A handful of businesses quickly agreed to a live-streamed...

Christian Science Monitor

Lindsey McGinnis

Noah Robertson

15 January 2021

United States

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In an effort to combat racial injustice, former plantations are shifting the narrative typically given on tours to focus on the lives of the enslaved who once lived there instead of enslavers who owned the plantations...

ABC News (American Broadcasting Company)

Becky Perlow

Kenneth Moton

12 January 2021

Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

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In an effort to help get accurate information to the communities who are being disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, a program called Live Chair Health has started to train barbers "on chronic issue...

Plea for the Fifth

Chad Small

31 December 2020

Staten Island, New York, United States

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The Staten Island African American Heritage Tour is a website and mobile app that offers virtual tours of Staten Island’s Black History, which was oftentimes intentionally erased from the city's historical accounts. T...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

James E. Causey

18 December 2020

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Milwaukee is one of the most segregated cities in the country. Nationally, a Gallup poll found that 55% of Americans believe “race relations between Blacks and whites to be either "very or somewhat bad." To improve ra...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Haillie Parker

Allie Barton

12 December 2020

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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Kindred is a program to diversify Pima County libraries' staff, events, and collections. They run programs centered around Black history, culture, and experiences, including Black story time and talks featuring promin...

Scalawag

Iliana Hagenah

10 December 2020

Mississippi, United States

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Civic engagement groups creatively encouraged young Black voters to vote. Mississippi Votes ran fellowships where local representatives educated young people on the political landscape of their state and used "geofenc...

Scalawag

Kyesha Jennings

16 November 2020

Durham, North Carolina, United States

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A newsletter that began in hopes to help stir up business for local restaurants in the Black community grew into a food subscription box that connects farmers, restaurants, and consumers. Tall Grass Food Box has put m...

Truthout

Anoa Changa

12 November 2020

Georgia, United States

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Civic engagement organizers have decreased the gap between Republicans and Democrats in Georgia over the past several elections by increasing voter participation and leveraging the shifting state demographics. Groups ...

FreshWater Cleveland

Brie Zeltner

Rachel Dissell

4 November 2020

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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The HIV/AIDS clinical trial network’s 30 sites have spent years building trust among historical marginalized communities so that more clinical trial participants come from communities of color. Educational outreach, a...

Yes! Magazine

Amy Yee

3 November 2020

United States

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Several groups are working to counter disinformation aimed at the Black community by spreading accurate information and elevating local voices as trusted messengers. Organizations have disseminated accurate informatio...

The Land

Rachel Dissell

3 November 2020

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Black and Latinx enrollment in clinical studies has nearly doubled in HIV vaccine clinical trials due to the HIV Vaccine Trials Network in Cleveland implementing an engagement model that addresses community distrust t...

Civil Eats

Hannah Wallace

21 October 2020

Portland, Oregon, United States

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A program called Grandma’s Hands has begun hosting virtual dinner parties as a means of connecting and engaging with Black grandmothers during the coronavirus pandemic. Funded by a grant from the Oregon Department of ...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Maddie Hanna

22 September 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Data shows that nationally only 2% of public-school teachers are Black men. To fill that gap, Boys’ Latin, a charter school in Philadelphia, launched a program that creates teaching positions for Black men who want ...

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