Comcast giving $1M in grants to Detroit Black, Indigenous and People of Color-owned small businesses

(WXYZ) — Comcast announced this week that the RISE Investment Fund will provide $1 million in grants to Black, Indigenous and People of Color-owned small businesses in Detroit. The City of Detroit was one of five cities selected to get the $1 million in grants. Beginning March 1 and running through March 14, eligible businesses in Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago, Houston and Philadelphia can apply for a $10,000 grant at www.ComcastRISE.com. In all, there will be 100 grants given out in Detroit in May. Comcast launched the RISE initiative in October 2020…

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Grasshoppers and Roadblocks: Indigenous People Fight COVID-19 in Rural Mexico With Little Government Support

TOPICS:AnthropologyBehavioral ScienceCOVID-19Ohio State University By OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY FEBRUARY 12, 2021 A Zapotec woman making tamales using locally grown maiz, or corn. Credit: Jeffrey Cohen On the outskirts of some small Indigenous communities in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, a few volunteer guards keep watch along roads blocked by makeshift barricades of chains, stones, and wood. The invader they are trying to stop is COVID-19. For many of Mexico’s Indigenous people, poor and ignored by state and federal governments, the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic is one that rests primarily with themselves, said…

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‘Wild Indian’ is much more than just an Indigenous film

Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr.’s new picture pushes Indigenous cinema into the realm of the thriller genre, but does it go far enough? Jason Asenap Feb. 12, 2021 LIKE TWEET EMAIL PRINT Michael Greyeyes as Makwa in ‘Wild Indian.’ Courtesy of Wild Indian The entertainment industry’s latest reckoning with inequality has made it slightly more willing to acknowledge the talents of Indigenous filmmakers and writers. Indigenous people have always made films for Indigenous audiences, but getting their work into the mainstream comes with the expectation they will translate their experiences for white audiences. In Wild Indian,…

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After medallion hunters damage Indigenous burial grounds on Wisconsin Point, radio station cancels contest

Midwest Communications has canceled its annual Winterfest Medallion Hunt after the disruption of burial grounds. Written By: Jimmy Lovrien | Feb 12th 2021 – 5pm. A sign marks the burial ground on Wisconsin Point. (Jed Carlson / 2020 file / Superior Telegram) People searching in a radio station’s medallion hunt disturbed an Indigenous burial ground in Superior, causing organizers to cancel the annual contest. In a Facebook post Friday afternoon, Mayor Jim Paine said the searchers had “disturbed” and caused “damage” to the burial area on Wisconsin Point. The site, which was added to the…

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The Use of the Terms “Negro” and “Black”

The Use of the Terms “Negro” and “Black” to Include Persons of Native American Ancestry in “Anglo” North America Jack D. Forbes In 1854 the California State Supreme Court sought to bar all nonCaucasians from equal citizenship and civil rights. The court stated: The word “Black” may include all Negroes, but the term “N egro” does not include all Black persons …. We are of the opinion that the words “White,” “Negro,” “Mulatto” and “Black person,” whenever they occur in our constitution … must be taken in their generic sense…

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