Amidst recent, nationwide movements for racial and social justice, advocates around the country have issued guidance on ways Americans can help build stronger cross-racial equity. Among them, some have issued calls to support black-owned businesses, coupled with nationally scoped lists. In the last few weeks, a number of Watershed Voice subscribers and online followers have inquired about where they can find local black-owned businesses to support in and around Three Rivers.

As COVID-19 continues to increase the demand for internet access, and the resources normally available to those without access to broadband internet at home are limited, partners throughout St. Joseph County are working with the Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC) to establish public WiFi outdoor access points at 18 school buildings throughout the county.