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Demolished, to Rise Again: What Streetlight Guild Means for Black Columbus

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Demolished, to Rise Again: What Streetlight Guild Means for Black Columbus

In early May 2019, a long forgotten building in the historic King-Lincoln Bronzeville neighborhood was demolished without warning. Adorning the building were four large murals depicting iconic black women by the late artist Jeff Abraxas, best known for his mural work around the neighborhood. In the foyer of Streetlight Guild — the venue project by […]

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The Confluence Cast: Storyteller Donte Woods-Spikes

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Storyteller Donte Woods-Spikes

Who should we have at the table when trying to address the challenges and opportunities in Columbus? Storyteller and filmmaker Donte Woods-Spikes talks about that, being a young black man in Columbus, and how he tries to show the importance of being present with family and friends in his work. Shownotes for this episode This […]

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Photos: Columbus Pride Parade 2019

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Columbus Pride Parade 2019

The 38th annual Pride Festival took place Downtown this weekend, which included the annual parade on High Street. Thousands gathered as floats, marchers and entertainers paraded between the Short North and Downtown Columbus. — Editor’s Note by Walker Evans. For more information, visit www.columbuspride.org/parade/. All photos by Matt Ellis.

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Piper Perabo Talks Feminism, Intersectionality and Local Elections

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Piper Perabo Talks Feminism, Intersectionality and Local Elections

Piper Perabo was always a feminist, she says, but it was only within the last few years that her feminism became active and intersectional.  As a white woman with a suburban childhood, a college education, and a massive platform as an actress (Coyote Ugly, Lost and Delirious, Cheaper by the Dozen), Perabo admits to possessing […]

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Angela Meleca Closes Gallery, Joins Community-Driven Nonprofit Besa

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Angela Meleca Closes Gallery, Joins Community-Driven Nonprofit Besa

Angela Meleca has announced the closure of Angela Meleca Gallery, stemming from a new role with community-service driven nonprofit Besa. Meleca will be joining the team at Besa as Director of Advancement, focusing on relationship building and fundraising. Besa is an award-winning organization that connects individuals and businesses with community service projects, previously partnering with […]

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Save the Crew Announced as 2019 Spirit of Columbus Award Winner

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Save the Crew Announced as 2019 Spirit of Columbus Award Winner

Every year, The Columbus Foundation recognizes individuals and organizations who exhibit outstanding community spirit through their work and accomplishments. This year, the foundation selected a number of figures involved in efforts to “Save the Crew,” including Dr. Pete Edwards, Jr., co-owner of Columbus Crew SC, and select members of the Save the Crew community volunteer […]

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Community Remembers Rubén Castilla Herrera, a Radical in Work, Life & Love

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Community Remembers Rubén Castilla Herrera, a Radical in Work, Life & Love

If you’ve never met Rubén Castilla Herrera, you’ve probably at least seen his face or read his name; his life’s work was activism, and he spent the better part of 20 years dedicated to it here in Columbus.  While known widely as a fighter for immigrant rights and the Latinx community, Herrera could be found […]

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