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Opinion: Beyond the Protests

Chris Sunami Chris Sunami Opinion: Beyond the Protests

There are two competing ways of understanding the “Black Lives Matter” movement: The narrative from the left tells the story of ordinary people, driven by conscience, coming together, across racial lines, at great personal risk, to put an end to a brutal and hypocritical institution, one with a sustained and documented history of targeting black […]

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Breathing While Black

Anne Evans Anne Evans Breathing While Black

Black people are mindful of their skin color even when doing mindless activities. We learn to be hypervigilant about our black bodies while… dancing. selling bottled water. napping in a dorm. mowing the lawn. going to the store. walking through a neighborhood. More than 1 in 6 Black individuals who are pulled over or stopped […]

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We Made It! 50 Years of African American Amateur & Home Movies

Anne Evans Anne Evans We Made It! 50 Years of African American Amateur & Home Movies

Introduced by Ina D. Archer, Media Conservation and Digitization Assistant at The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Admission is free. The Wex is honored to welcome artist, writer, and media conservator Ina Archer, who’ll introduce a program of rare amateur and home movies by African American filmmakers. The event is presented […]

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Opera Columbus in partnership with CAPA present The Journey

Anne Evans Anne Evans Opera Columbus in partnership with CAPA present The Journey

Opera Columbus in partnership with CAPA present The Journey concept and creation by Destiny Coleman Director of Education and Artistic Administration for Opera Columbus A Celebration of Music Inspired by African-American Culture Celebrating the music of African-American culture, spanning more than 200 years, this production will highlight gospel, spirituals, African drums, and the Harlem Renaissance. […]

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Reflections: An Evening of Portrait Art at the Lincoln Theatre

  Reflections: An Evening of Portrait Art at the Lincoln Theatre

5 dope artists unite forces for a one-night only pop up exhibit, “Reflections” on Saturday, November 17. Join Mike Fields, Alpha Frierson, Bill “Cat” Miller, Gary Miller, and Quatric William in the Community Room at the Lincoln Theatre for an evening of portrait art. Originals and prints will be available for purchase (cash and cash […]

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Live2Lead Columbus!

  Live2Lead Columbus!

Live2Lead is a leader development experience designed to equip you with new perspectives, practical tools, and key takeaways. You’ll breathe new life into your leadership during this information-packed half-day event!

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Columbus Invitational All Stars Competition

  Columbus Invitational All Stars Competition

Watch your favorite local arts organizations compete head-to-head in this all-stars edition of this popular annual event. Team Wisdom: Creative Women of Color & Women in Music Columbus Team City: Urban Strings and Fresh A.I.R. Gallery Team Future: Blockfort Arts and CoMo Dance Company 6pm – Reception & Mixer (refreshments) 7pm – Performances/Competition 8pm – […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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