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Trabian Shorters

  • Communities

    Trabian Shorters (above left) is founding CEO of BMe Community and former vice president of communities at Knight Foundation. The following is cross-posted from The Miami Herald. Photo credit: Flickr user Knight Foundation. President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative to improve opportunities for boys and men of color is in step with our times. Three years ago, I sat […]

    Article · March 1, 2014 by

  • Communities

    Knight Foundation’s Communities Program engages people and institutions in the transformational issues and opportunities of their time. To do this, we take a long-term view of communities. We consider the local narrative, spot important long-term trends and opportunities, then invest in the people and institutions whom we believe can make the difference. We do this […]

    Article · October 1, 2012 by

  • Communities

    Knight Community Information Challenge Winners from Knight Foundation on Vimeo. We’re excited to share with you the newest winners of the Knight Community Information Challenge, receiving a combined $2.26 million in matching grants for news and information projects. As traditional media continue to struggle, community and place-based foundations have an increasingly important role to play […]

    Article · September 20, 2011 by

  • Communities

    Knight Foundation is proud to launch BME today in partnership with Open Society Foundations’ Campaign for Black Male Achievement, Context Partners and the people of Detroit and Philadelphia. BME (pronounced “Be Me”) will engage thousands of people in recognizing the black men and boys who take initiative to improve their communities. We will also award grant […]

    Article · August 1, 2011 by

  • Communities

    ‘Now we’re from America but this isn’t New York City or the Windy City or Sin City and we’re certainly no one’s Emerald City,’ says the voiceover of a moving Superbowl ad that seemed to be about Detroit’s toughness and pride rather than about a luxury car. The ad was a hit but I had […]

    Article · February 9, 2011 by

  • Communities

    Knight Foundation vice president Trabian Shorters, who is from the Detroit area, recently began looking for a new Program Director to base there. This post is from his trip there the week of October 18th. The thing about Detroit is a bunch of people see it as a derelict symbol of a bygone era and […]

    Article · October 28, 2010 by