Wednesday, September 21, 2011

MacArthur Award Winner to Help Heal African and Cherokee peoples

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Twenty-two Americans ranging from a radio journalist to a sports trainer received no-strings-attached "genius" grants worth $500,000 each, a charitable foundation announced on Tuesday.

Since the program was begun in 1981, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has provided grants to 850 "fellows," with the aim of providing scientists, scholars, artists, activists and others the means and freedom to pursue their creativity wherever it leads.

Story of how Cherokee Indians want to expel Blacks from their tribe:

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