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NAACP ‘coming back home’ to African American Heritage Corridor

By Mark Sommer

Read the full article from Buffalo News, here.

The 106-year-old Buffalo branch of the NAACP is “coming back home,” branch president Rev. Mark Blue said Tuesday of the organization’s imminent relocation to a rehabilitated 19th century building in the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor.

“This is kind of like a dream come true,” said Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, who grew up on the East Side never knowing about the history of the corridor, including the start of the Niagara Movement, the precursor to the NAACP, or the role of the Underground Railroad at the Michigan Street Baptist Church.

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With a community on edge, the trial over the killing of Ahmaud Arbery begins.

By Richard Fausset

Read the full article from The New York Times, here.

The jury, which is made up of residents from Glynn County, where more than a quarter of the population is Black, includes 11 white people and one Black person. Anxiety over the jury’s racial makeup was palpable among observers and participants during the more than two weeks that the jurors were being chosen.

Lawyers have said the trial could last a month. The extraordinarily long jury selection process, a grueling process that took two and a half week and included the seating of four alternate jurors, has already underscored the explosive nature of this case. That is particularly true in coastal Glynn County, where many of the 85,000 residents are connected by bonds of family, school or work, and where racial tension and harmony are deeply laced.

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Co-op Leaders Seek to Reconnect with Movement’s Social Justice Roots

By Steve Dubb

Read the full article from Non-profit Quarterly, here.

October is co-op month in the US, a time for co-op leaders to gather, even if gathering these days is hybrid or virtual. This year’s Co-op Impact conference, organized by the National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA), the US co-op trade association, centered on questions of co-op identity and meaning. Or, as Karen Zimbelman, a longtime food co-op trainer who was inducted this year into the national cooperative hall of fame, put it, “What are the times asking and demanding of us as co-ops today?”

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This Louisville neighborhood has landed $20M to boost homeownership and business

By Lucas Aulbach

Read the full article from Courier Journal, here.

At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, city officials and others celebrated the massive investment, part of a $200 million initiative from the bank and Enterprise Community Partners to support growth in nine neighborhoods across the country. Russell, Mayor Greg Fischer told the crowd, has a lot to gain from the funding after decades of neglect.

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