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Entertainment

Melvin Deal, Renowned Artist, Cultural Anthropologist & Founding Director of the African Heritage Dancers-Drummers to Be Celebrated

Baba Deal founded the African Heritage Dance Center and taught in numerous elementary & secondary schools
across the country. He was masterful as a teacher and shared his talents in a plethora of settings including
instructional classes, seminars, masterclasses, and lecture demonstrations for art centers, dance studios, theaters, colleges, universities, and other cultural and educational venues.

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Business

Dr. Tracy Reed Offers an Essential Pharmacy for Walnut Park Residents in St Louis, MO

Dr. Reed opened the TPD Pharmacy in the Walnut Park West neighborhood to improve access to prescription medicine in the community. “As a responsible medical professional, I felt the need to bring much-needed healthcare services to a challenged community,” said Dr. Reed. A noted community advocate, Dr. Reed also served as a Founding Director of the Missouri Foundation for Health and has actively participated with Big Brothers / Big Sisters of America and Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc.

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Business and Finance

Financing multicultural media: New collaboration positions publishers of color as catalysts for equitable community development (The finale of 6 Parts)

“Trusted local information and the people and systems that gather and distribute it are critical infrastructure for communities, just like the people and systems necessary to provide housing, roads, electricity, clean air and water, healthy food, reliable broadband data networks, schools, healthcare and cultural institutions,” Nachison says.

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Business and Finance

Financing multicultural media: New collaboration positions publishers of color as catalysts for equitable community development (Part 5)

CDFIs aren’t the only institutions that would benefit from investments in community media. Banks and other lenders, under the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 (CRA), are required to meet the credit needs of the communities where they do business, including low- and moderate-income communities. The Act was a response to redlining — the discriminatory practice of denying loans to residents and business owners based on their race or ethnicity. Every two to five years, banks have to undergo an audit by federal banking regulators to see how well they are meeting the terms of the CRA. Banks that do not meet the requirements face heavy regulatory scrutiny and can have difficulty getting approval for mergers or expansions.

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Business and Finance

Financing multicultural media: New collaboration positions publishers of color as catalysts for equitable community development Part 4

Dynasty Consulting, is a multicultural brand marketing firm co-founded and led by David Beckford, owner operator and advisor to more than 100 African American multi-media platforms including radio, print and OTT platforms. Since 2019, Dynasty has generated more than $1 million for its clients through general advertising, sponsored content, profit-sharing and other strategies and by leveraging their combined reach through the Dynasty Media Portal.

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Latino - Zenger News

AFRODECENDIENTES: AFRO-LATINO & AFRO-INDIO

While the interrelated crises impact entire communities, they put a particularly heavy burden on Afrodecendientes: Afro-Latino and Afro-Indio descendants. NOTE: “Indio” refers to anyone who is of indigenous Latin American descent.  It is a term that is essential in understanding Indigenous-Afro-Latino identities.

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Business

Community Revitalization Fund

The Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) and many others have played a significant role in lobbying for Community Development Funding Institutions as the distributors of an upcoming HUD $10 billion non -housing community investment.

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