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Detroit: Comcast Awards Three Detroit Organizations Awarded $225,000 in Grants For Digital Equity

The grants follow the announcement of a nationwide study by the Boston Consulting Group, which found that Digital Navigators are critical to closing the digital divide and reducing socioeconomic inequalities by helping more people get online. Digital Navigators are individuals affiliated with trusted community organizations who are trained to help people access the Internet, use devices, and build digital …

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San Diego: SDAAMFA Honors Four Creative San Diegans as Keepers of the Culture

San Diego is home to many aspiring and highly accomplished artists. The San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art wants to make sure that the masterful works of those creatives are recognized and honored by the local community. In an interview with the San Diego Union Tribune, Gaidi Finnie, executive director of the museum, …

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Tucson: African American Legacy Fund Award $50K to Six Local Organizations

The African American Legacy Fund (AALF), an initiative of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (CFSA), is proud to announce $50,000 was granted to six local organizations in their 2022 grant round to address the educational and economic disparities faced by African Americans living in Southern Arizona. Founded in 2013 by esteemed educator, philanthropist, and civic leader Dr. Anna Jolivet, Ph.D., …

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San Diego: African American Museum of Fine Arts Presents: Keepers of the Culture

In 2018, the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Arts (SDAAMFA) began an annual recognition program known as “Keepers of the Culture.” This event is an opportunity to thank members of the San Diego community who, through their various contributions promote the rich elements of Black Arts and Culture. This year honorees include: Alyce Smith …

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Earth Day: Why BIPOC Should Care?

 It’s that time of the year when we celebrate National Earth Day. Climate change hits communities of color and marginalized communities first and worst due to systemic racism and intentional disinvestment. The machines of industrialization were deliberately placed in these communities, locking in pollution and harming residents’ health for generations. Climate change means the world is …

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 Filmmaker Jessica Sarowitz Re-defining the landscape of LA’s Creative Community with Stocker Street Creative

LOS ANGELES – And just like that! Jessica Sarowitz is  the woman re-defining the landscape of LA’s creative community through philanthropy, filmmaking and social impact investing. She’s a mother, wife, executive producer, entrepreneur, social impact investor and founder of 4S Bay Partners LLC, based in Chicago. More importantly, she’s changing the scenery of  South  Los Angeles and the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw …

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Tucson: National Women’s History Month – Celebrating and Thanking Sheroes in our Midst Past & Present

By DL White The late god-father of Soul, James Brown sang in one of his hits, “It’s a man’s world, it’s a man’s world, but it would be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl.”  Brown was right women are the healers of society and make things better and often right. Welcome to National …

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San Diego: Woman Honors Community with Phenomenal Woman Award

(San Diego, CA) Long time San Diego resident Rochelle Porter, is no joke. Especially when it comes to honoring members of her community. In particular, those whom she feels doesn’t get the recognition that they deserve. Somewhat of a hidden ‘gem’ herself, Porter swiftly moves about the world asking for little, if anything at all, …

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San Diego: EITC Kicks off 2022 Tax Season Providing Free Tax Prep Program To Families in Need

 A new tax season is here and United Way of San Diego County (UWSD), 211 San Diego, and the Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition are providing valuable information on tax credits and free tax preparation services available to hardworking low- and moderate-income individuals and families in San Diego County.  “As we head into a third year of the …

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San Diego: Broadway Heights Community Council Honors Local Heroes of Racial Equality

On Saturday, the Broadway Heights Community Council, a predominantly Black and Brown community in San Diego honored six local heroes of racial equality and social justice in an unveiling of busts installed at the Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade located at the corner of Tiffin, on 2399 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Community and civic …

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