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Local Faith Leaders Discouraged by Conversation with Police Chief Quinlan

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Local Faith Leaders Discouraged by Conversation with Police Chief Quinlan

Leaders of BREAD, a coalition of 40 diverse faith congregations, met via Zoom on Wednesday, June 10 with Columbus Police Chief Thomas Quinlan, hoping to get his commitment to three specific proposals regarding police reform and building trust with the Black community. The group says, given the tragic police killings of George Floyd and other […]

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Coronavirus Update: Dr. Amy Acton Steps Down & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Dr. Amy Acton Steps Down & More

The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Thursday, June 11, 5,367 cases and 255 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington. Countywide, 7,143 cases and 333 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported by Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health. Statewide, 40,004 cases and 2,490 deaths have been confirmed […]

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Mayor to Issue Executive Order Mandating Investigations of Police-Involved Deaths

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Mayor to Issue Executive Order Mandating Investigations of Police-Involved Deaths

Mayor Andrew Ginther announced he will issue an Executive Order to require all fatal use of force cases or cases of death in police custody in Columbus to the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation. The decision follows conversations between Mayor Ginther and Attorney General David Yost who has agreed to accept cases referred […]

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The List: 8 Businesses Supporting Local Social Justice Organizations

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman The List: 8 Businesses Supporting Local Social Justice Organizations

A number of local businesses have responded to the local and national (as well as international) conversations surrounding racism and the affects of police brutality in the Black community by donating to community organizers doing the work of combating racial injustice in Columbus. Below are a few organizations with ongoing promotions benefitting local social justice […]

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Coronavirus Update: City Estimates $41M Decrease in Revenue & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: City Estimates $41M Decrease in Revenue & More

Editor’s Note: As of 6/9/2020 at 5 p.m., the only available data countywide is from the Ohio Department of Health. ODH typically lags behind Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health data, the former of which was not available at the time of publishing. The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Tuesday, June 9, 5,227 […]

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CFF Releases Number of Protesters Released, Amount of Bail Paid

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman CFF Releases Number of Protesters Released, Amount of Bail Paid

On Tuesday, June 9, organizers with the Columbus Freedom Fund, a local bail fund that has received a great amount of support amid the George Floyd protests in Central Ohio, released information on protesters that have been released and protesters whose bail has been paid by the fund. According to the Columbus Division of Police, […]

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Photos: Art Murals Spread Positive Images and Messages Downtown

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Photos: Art Murals Spread Positive Images and Messages Downtown

In the nearly two weeks of protests in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, there has been a movement to respond to the growing amount of plywood covering windows Downtown with something more positive. In a 50/50 partnership, the Greater Columbus Arts Council and CAPA launched #ArtUnitesCbus, and businesses have in turn contracted artists to […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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