“To maximize the impact of the arts on economic development, education and the quality of life for everyone by generating resources, inspiring excellence, and creating community connections.”
Fund for the Arts

These Black-owned restaurants received $15,000 grants from Fund for the Arts, as revealed in Friday’s announcement. 

Big Momma’s Soul Food Kitchen
Hip Hop Sweet Shop
Six Forks Burger Company
SuperChefs
Virtue

We are so pleased to announce the recipients of two very important new grants – the Black Artists Fund grants and the COVID-19 Relief Grants for Black-Owned Restaurants. At the Fund, one of our top priorities is supporting a full creative life for all and championing policies and practices of cultural equity that empower a just, inclusive, equitable community. These grants are a great opportunity to further that mission and strengthen the impact of the arts on the Greater Louisville community.

For the whole story, visit WFPL.

There was another noteworthy local media item yesterday as Lisa Benson, president and publisher of Louisville Business First, penned a strong “Publisher’s Notebook” essay: Why Louisville Business First focuses on diversity in the local business community.

According to Benson, LBF has received letters from readers taking issue with the publication’s “leftist agenda.” She minced no words with her reply.

For the most part, I’ve written back to these readers and spent time crafting a response that explains that Business First’s role in the business community is to help our readers grow their businesses and advance their careers — all businesses, professionals of all colors. I can’t imagine there is anyone who really believes that our publication hasn’t spent enough time elevating the stories of white males in the business community.
And I’ve written back to say that the challenges facing Black businesses, LGBTQ businesses and women-owned businesses are not talking points of the “left” or “right.” These are not political issues. They are human issues. They belong to all of us.