Posts Tagged ‘Blog’

Escaping the Mold: An Exchange on Manhood

Follow the deep and eye-opening email exchange between Dwight Vidale (founder of the Young Men of Color Symposium) and Dorian O. Burton (executive director of the Kenan Charitable Trust) as they discuss black masculinity, vulnerability, and self-love. As Dorian writes: “you are my brother and man to man I offer my ears to listen, my hands to do the work of our communities, and most importantly I offer my shoulder to cry on, because the sooner we realize boys do cry and they have a village willing to listen, work, and dry their tears, the quicker we will truly step into our masculinity and the men we have been destined to be.”

Retreat Is Opportunity to Tune In to Black Males

In this blog post, Jamal Watson writes about the National Black Male Retreat at Ohio State University, now in its 12th year, that provides a rare opportunity for Black male college students to convene each year. The retreat embodies much of what is missing from the national discourse on Black males. Not enough of our so-called “experts” on Black males are listening to what young Black males have to say.

Weingart Foundation Fully Commits to Equity

Dr. Robert K. Ross, CEO of The California Endowment, writes in this Huffington Post article about equity: Weingart Foundation’s commitment to equity, a full-day conversation about equity in American by philanthropy and private foundations in LA, and the greater battle against inequality in that nation.

The Future of African-American Philanthropy

Read Gasby Brown’s PND blog post on findings from the 2016 U.S. Trust® Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy.

As the demography of America changes, the face of philanthropy is changing along with it. While African Americans have a tradition of giving, the report highlights new data on African-American donors that gives us a clearer picture of the future of philanthropy in the U.S.

 

The Power and Dignity of Black Men

“Seeing people who look like you do positive things can have a profound impact on how you see yourself.” This is the foundation for Black Male Re-Imagined, a narrative photo project by TIME’s “Instagram Photographer of 2016” Ruddy Roye.

Foundations & Social Justice

Philanthropy needs to become more diverse and fund the fight for political change, argues Dr. Andre Perry in “Foundations Aren’t Helping Anyone if They’re Not Serious About Social Justice,” published by The Hechinger Report. He adds, “We are not going to ‘nonprofit’ our way to educational justice.”

Grantmaking Habits That Prevent Equity

This blog by the Bay Area Justice Funders Network addresses grantmaking habits that reinforce inequities and the intentional practices based on social justice values that can replace those habits.

“America Divided”: Putting a Spotlight on Inequality

Explore Ford Foundation’s recaps of “America Divided,” a docu-series featuring narratives around inequality in education, housing, healthcare, labor, criminal justice, and the political system. The recaps highlight resources and insights on the important policy and social justice issues raised in each episode.

Flint’s Problems Beyond Water Quality

In this PND article, President of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Ridgway White, writes on the problems that still face Flint: residents’ health, the city’s infrastructure, the local economy, and public trust. The foundation, headquartered in Flint, has committed up to $100 million to help the community respond.

No Justice Without Economic Justice

In this blog, Ben Hecht, president and CEO of Living Cities, writes about the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. not only in racial justice, but also economic justice. Hecht sees much more work to be done, with the wealth gap wider now than in King’s day.