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Breaking Southern charms and chains

Written by: Valaida Fullwood

Date: September 02, 2020

Or what does it mean to be bold and Black in Charlotte, North Carolina, right now?  Three years ago, I read a report stating that, out of the tens of billions of dollars in annual philanthropic giving by U.S. foundations, an estimated  2% of… Read More

Q&A: Leadership, lights, camera y Comunidad! (Part I)

Written by: Ben Barge

Date: September 01, 2020

Part 1 of 2: How a Netflix documentary on nation’s immigration system puts a spotlight on the Comunidad Colectiva and the Carolina Migrant Network.  Last month, Netfix premiered “Immigration Nation,” a multi-part documentary about the nation’s… Read More

Black funding denied: Community foundation support for Black communities

Editor's Note In an effort to further clarify our point and methodology, we have edited several parts of the report to make it clear that we are discussing community foundation grants that were specifically targeted to… Read More

Q&A: Is the disability community part of your diversity, equity and inclusion efforts?

Written by: Adam Fishbein

Date: August 24, 2020

Discussing disabilities, DEI and the current moment with Zakiya Mabery In this moment of racial justice reckoning, it is imperative that philanthropy lift up the voices of all Black people -- especially those whose unique challenges… Read More

Q&A: Reimagining safety and liberation with the Ella Baker Center

Written by: Elbert Garcia

Date: August 04, 2020

As calls to #defundthepolice reach the budget proposals of local and state decision-makers, we are reminded of the prescient call of NCRP members like the Ella Baker Center. In the wake of the murder of Trayvon… Read More

Former organizers drive change as elected officials

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: July 31, 2020

In a week that started with servant-leader John Lewis receiving a state viewing on Capitol Hill, it was fitting to see Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal hold Attorney General Bill Barr accountable about the administration’s arguably unconstitutional abuse of force against Black Lives… Read More


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