UPDATE: Foundation awarded Lansing and 14 other places about $24 million to fight racism in US

UPDATE 5:41p.m. – The W.K. Kellogg Foundation announced grant support to 14 places throughout the country where its co-designed, trailblazing Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation framework will be implemented. Lansing was named in that list.

TRHT is a comprehensive, national and community-based process to plan for and bring about transformational and sustainable change, and to address the historic and contemporary effects of racism. It was launched in January 2016 with a year-long design phase and builds upon and complements the foundation’s decades-long commitment to advancing racial healing and racial equity throughout the U. S.

Original story:

WASHINGTON (AP) – One of America’s largest philanthropic foundations is awarding about $24 million in grants to help fight racism in the United States.

The money from the Kellogg Foundation will go over the next few years to organizations in 13 cities and one state to build what the foundation calls “mutually respectful relationships across racial and ethnic lines.”

La June Montgomery Tabron is the foundation’s president and CEO. She says “we must all act in big and small ways to help people heal from the effects of racism.”

The foundation was founded by breakfast cereal pioneer Will Keith Kellogg.

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