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 […]
Access to rentable electric scooters in Columbus was taken away completely – at the request of the Columbus Division of Police – after multiple incidents in which police say protesters threw the devices at officers. Riders were unable to rent scooters anywhere in the city from June 22 to June 31. On July 1, a […]
Editor’s Note: On Sunday, June 21, members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies marched in Columbus in support of Black Lives Matter to protest racism and police brutality. The protestors marched on High Street earlier in the day. All photos by Matt Ellis.
Editor’s Note: For over two weeks, protestors have continued to gather in Downtown Columbus to stand against police brutality. On Saturday, June 13 crowds gathered in front of the Columbus Division of Police Headquarters to support Change Starts Now: A Solidarity March for Community Empowerment. All photos by Matt Ellis
As protests continue in Columbus and across the nation supporting Black Lives Matter and condemning police brutality, many individuals are looking for additional ways to support the black community by supporting black owned businesses. Launched in 2018, the Central Ohio African American Chamber of Commerce (COAACC) offers a one-stop-shop for black-owned businesses in the area. Not only […]
Good documentaries transcend art and commerce by helping us understand who we are, where we came from and where (hopefully) we may be going. These five films prove the necessity and urgency of the #blacklivesmatter movement and help to contextualize our current situation and the need for dramatic change. Whose Streets? Available on Amazon Prime, […]
Voices in the community are discussing black liberation, and behind them is a spectrum of ideations and philosophies as diverse as they come. Black, brown, white and mixed, privileged and poor, the skeptics and the faithful — they’re all thinking about it and talking about it. And how could you not? The presumption of a […]