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Walking While Black Documentary, Discussion and Meal

Anne Evans Anne Evans Walking While Black Documentary, Discussion and Meal

As minority communities face the daily stranglehold of racial profiling, and police officers face relentless scrutiny by an anxious public, tensions mount as lines are being drawn in the sand. This conflict can only be broken by finding common ground with each other. L.O.V.E. Is the Answer. Join Maple Grove, the Columbus Community and Columbus […]

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Spring To Your Feet – Kickoff to GVWC Training Program for AAMWWI 5K

  Spring To Your Feet – Kickoff to GVWC Training Program for AAMWWI 5K

Join the German Village Walking Club, the African-American Male Wellness Walk Initiative and the Columbus Running Company on Saturday 8am, April 14 at the Schiller statue in Schiller Park as we KICKOFF the GVWC’s Training Program to prepare for the African American Male Wellness 5K Walk in August. TOP 5 REASONS TO ATTEND! #1 Try […]

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Black Maternal Health Week

Anne Evans Anne Evans Black Maternal Health Week

As a Kindred Partner of the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, ROOTT will host several events during the inaugural Black Maternal Health Week, April 11th- 17th. These events are part of a coordinated national effort to raise awareness and increase advocacy for Black Mamas, their children, and families of color. In Franklin County alone, Black infant […]

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Annual Legislative Day with the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Central Ohio and Greater Cleveland Chapter

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Annual Legislative Day with the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Central Ohio and Greater Cleveland Chapter

Register to attend National Coalition of 100 Black Women Central Ohio and Greater Cleveland Chapter, Annual Legislative Day scheduled for Tuesday, March 13th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.at The Ohio Statehouse, in Columbus, Ohio. Please join our local movement of African American women, as we advocate for change and create impact, hear special guest speakers […]

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The Confluence Cast: Black Art in Columbus

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Black Art in Columbus

The art community in Columbus is a strong one. But there’s a large portion of it that you don’t see; specifically black art. Scott Woods created Holler to showcase the work of black artists across disciplines. In this week’s episode Scott discusses Holler and the impetus for it, the Columbus art scene as a whole, […]

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Remaining Poindexter Village Buildings to be Preserved by Ohio History Connection

Walker Evans Walker Evans Remaining Poindexter Village Buildings to be Preserved by Ohio History Connection

The Ohio History Connection Board of Trustees met yesterday to approve plans to adopt and preserve the two remaining buildings from the former Poindexter Village housing project on the city’s Near East Site. Most of the housing project was demolished in 2013 and is currently in the process of being replaced by a new community that includes a mix […]

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Making a New Heyday for the Near East Side

Hannah Herner Hannah Herner Making a New Heyday for the Near East Side

Forty-six million Americans live in poverty. That’s one in ten people. More than half of them, around 12.4 million, live in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty. Carol Naughton, a founding staff member of Purpose Built Communities, spoke at the Columbus Metropolitan Club luncheon on Wednesday about the effects on the people living in these neighborhoods and […]

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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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