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SF guarantees income for trans people, Detroit's Ruth Ellis Center has a new home and more from around the web

San Francisco Program Will Provide Guaranteed Income for Trans People San Francisco Mayor London Breed recently announced the Guaranteed Income for Transgender People (GIFT) program, a no-strings-attached monthly stipend that will be delivered for 18 months to low-income people who are transgender, nonbinary or gender diverse. GIFT will distribute $1,200 per month to 55 recipients who must be over the age of 18, live in …

Cxffeeblack’s Mission to Decolonize the Coffee Industry

An all-Black supply chain helps to reclaim the real history behind coffee

Coffee is a $430 billion dollar industry amassed off the labor of Black and Brown people. Yet, African countries—where the plant has always grown or was forced to grow due to colonialism—make almost two percent of that money cumulatively. While the industry has increasingly tried to re-think its practices, particularly where sustainability is concerned, it has yet to reconcile the history of violence, theft and …

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The potential of seaweed farms, public art's influence on safety, video games for depression and more from around the web

How Women in Bolivia Honor Their Indigenous Roots Through Skating In Cochabamba, Bolivia, an all-women skate crew called ImillaSkate uses skateboarding as a way to honor their roots, empower each other and stand against the persecution that Indigenous people have historically faced in the country. The women, who hail from Bolivia’s native Aymara and Quechua populations, skate in polleras—colorful, layered skirts traditionally worn in their …