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Happy Thursday! Here's your daily report.

Dear Fort Worth Report friend,

Good morning! 

In your Thursday Report: The Amon Carter Museum of American Art began planning for the “Black Every Day” exhibit in the summer of 2020 following the police killing of George Floyd. But the co-curators say the focus on everyday experiences and the joy of Black Americans is just as relevant today. Arts Editor Marcheta Fornoff visits the exhibit. 


Carter exhibit ‘Black Every Day’ celebrates history of Black community, labor and excellence
Also, the financial services industry routinely prevents people of color from accessing loans. A program funded by the city of Fort Worth aims to change that. Business reporter Seth Bodine explains what progress the organization has made so far. 


Program focused on Fort Worth’s entrepreneurs of color lends millions, with more to come
 
And, the Trinity River Vision Authority is responsible for coordinating the Panther Island project. But, with federal money in hand, the board is deciding to meet less. Reporter Rachel Behrndt explains the new policy. 

Board tasked with Panther Island oversight reduces meeting schedule 
 
Also, the Tarrant Area Food Bank has a goal of distributing 300 million pounds of fresh produce to the rest of North Texas by 2026. Reporter Sandra Sadek breaks down the details. 

New hub could help Tarrant Area Food Bank distribute 300 million pounds of fresh produce
Finally, an HIV diagnosis can come as a shock — which is why the AIDS Outreach Center in Fort Worth created Aftershock, a new program to support people with HIV. Health reporter Alexis Allison outlines how it works.

‘Aftershock’ program helps people with HIV survive — then thrive

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From KERA NEWS

 Arlington City Council is voting on a grant for a shopping center that has been on the decline for years. 

Arlington approves $15 million to redevelop 'functionally obsolete' shopping center

Arlington City Council cemented its council seats for the next year when they swore in Long Pham, a claims adjustor and Army National Guard veteran. 


New Arlington council member promises to uphold 'American dream'
Looking for something to do? Go see the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra from 8 to 10 p.m. Sunday at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. For more details, click here. For more details, click here. Take advantage of our calendar and list your events for free. 

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ON TAP: Fort Worthian Tuan Phan switched his career path from biochemistry to start a nonprofit foundation tackling affordable housing. Reporter Sandra Sadek speaks with him for the latest Profile in Leadership. Make sure you keep coming back for the latest, relevant reports on Fort Worth Report.

As always, thanks for reading, and please let us know what you want in your Report.

Rachel Behrndt,
Government accountability reporter 

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📚 What we're reading:

Editor's note: 'What we're reading' is a feature designed to boost knowledge of Fort Worth and Tarrant County residents through collaboration with other area news organizations. Any views or opinions in the stories linked below are not representative of Fort Worth Report.

◾ Despite historical elimination efforts, stickball & 🥍 empower Native Americans in DFW (KERA)
◾ Donors from across Texas, including Fort Worth firm, lead way to create new elementary campus in Uvalde (Press release)
◾ Fort Worth Country Day breaks ground on $3.5 million track & turf field improvement project (Press release)


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