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ST. LOUIS, April 24, 2020 – “When black people are dying, black people should be in charge of the healing process for what is killing them,” Rev. Starsky Wilson, president and CEO of Deaconess Foundation, told The St. Louis American. “I thought, ‘I’ve got to say something.’”

Knowing that money talks, and speaking as the leader of a grant-making foundation, he is speaking with money: $2.2 million to be awarded to black-led organizations working in COVID-19 relief and recovery in the St. Louis region.

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