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Remembering Wilbert Neal

Jason Floyd Williams Jason Floyd Williams Remembering Wilbert Neal

Most major American cities, at this rate, have a Poet Laureate floating through their streets & alleys. Not many American cities have a Nerd Laureate. Not just a recreational, Beta-Nerd capable of listing the Star Trek movies in chronological order. An Alpha-Nerd capable of speaking random Klingon, or quoting Greedo’s shit-talking speech to Han Solo. […]

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Planned Parenthood ‘Sister CEOs’ on the Pandemic, Ramped Up Attacks on Abortion and Racial Justice

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Planned Parenthood ‘Sister CEOs’ on the Pandemic, Ramped Up Attacks on Abortion and Racial Justice

In many ways, the positions Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio President and CEO Iris E. Harvey and Planned Parenthood Federation of America President and CEO Alexis McGill Johnson are similar. Both are leading major nonprofit healthcare organizations during a once-in-a-century pandemic. They’re both witnesses to the regular attacks to reproductive health care in the state and nationwide […]

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The Confluence Cast: Creative & Marketing Agency treetree

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Creative & Marketing Agency treetree

How will businesses pivot when things get “back to normal?” Becca Apfelstadt, the co-founder of creative and marketing agency treetree, has a couple of ideas. In this episode, we discuss how the firm got started at a time of change, how they are pivoting in this time of change, and the importance of culture and the role of the office in the impending new normal.

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Franklin County Commissioner Marilyn Brown Retires

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Franklin County Commissioner Marilyn Brown Retires

Commissioner Marilyn Brown announced on Tuesday, May 11 that she will be retiring from the Franklin County Board of Commissioners. Brown served more than 14 years as a commissioner. She called her time on the board “the honor of a lifetime.” ABC6 and others have reported the reason behind Brown’s resignation is due to health issues […]

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Nation’s Oldest Black-Owned Business Celebrates 140 Years

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Nation’s Oldest Black-Owned Business Celebrates 140 Years

Founded by John T. Ward and his son William S. Ward, E.E. Ward Moving & Storage Co. is reportedly the oldest African-American-owned business in the United States. John T. Ward was born in Virginia and came to Ohio in 1828. He eventually settled in the Reynoldsburg area, and became a conductor on the Underground Railroad […]

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Columbus City Councilmember Priscilla Tyson Announces Retirement

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus City Councilmember Priscilla Tyson Announces Retirement

Columbus City Councilmember Priscilla Tyson has announced she is retiring from council. Tyson assumed office in 2007 and is the longest-serving councilwoman in Columbus history. Previously she served the City of Columbus on The Civil Service Commission. In a press release, Columbus City Council named some of the accomplishments Tyson has made and taken part in […]

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The Confluence Cast: Wexner Center for the Arts

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Wexner Center for the Arts

Contemporary art and the presentation of it has traditionally been a class-based endeavor. The Wexner Center for the Arts is trying to change that through its programs and the type of work that they present. I spoke with Johanna Burton, the Center’s Executive Director about what the Wexner Center is and how you should view […]

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