Disinformation was a major problem in the COVID reality. During this time the Knight Foundation worked with journalism partners and networks throughout the country to distribute factual information. In Charlotte, the foundation’s work in the historic West End continues to be profound and the COVID-19 pandemic has actually offered opportunities for their operations, Charlotte Director Charles Thomas told Invest:Insights. There are now several Black developers carefully guiding the development in this historic area. The local arts scene has been forced to be creative more than ever and the Knight Foundation is supporting their efforts by virtual platforms in a time when gathering is not possible, Thomas said.