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Two days, one America

Written by: Ben Barge

Date: January 13, 2021

This post was originally published on NCRP's Medium page. On Jan. 5, my home state of Georgia made history. Georgians chose to send Rev. Raphael Warnock to Washington, making him Georgia’s first Black U.S. senator, the country’s 11th Black senator ever, and the second Black senator from a former Confederate state since Reconstruction. They also… Read More

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

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: 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

COVID-19 pandemic, protests against law enforcement are an opportunity for bold philanthropy

Written by: Jeanné Lewis

Date: June 23, 2020

We are in a moment of great pain and opportunity. The combined crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and uprisings against law enforcement have exposed the broken parts of our systems and institutions in an unprecedented way.… Read More

U.S. maternal mortality points to institutional racism. Is philanthropy listening to Black women?

Written by: Nichia McFarlane

Date: April 23, 2019

Every year, 700-900 women die of pregnancy related causes in the U.S., one of the worst maternal mortality rates among developed countries. A closer look shows racial disparities carry the statistic: Black women are 3 to… Read More

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