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Community Organizers Warn of Attempts to Quell Protesters’ ‘Revolutionary Spirit’

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Community Organizers Warn of Attempts to Quell Protesters’ ‘Revolutionary Spirit’

The George Floyd protests taking place in Columbus, Ohio have seen a new community group surge in the conversation on police violence and racial injustice. However, that group has taken on much criticism from local advocates and organizers with accusations of a conspiracy significantly influenced – or even led – by the Columbus Police Department. […]

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The List: 8 Businesses Supporting Local Social Justice Organizations

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman The List: 8 Businesses Supporting Local Social Justice Organizations

A number of local businesses have responded to the local and national (as well as international) conversations surrounding racism and the affects of police brutality in the Black community by donating to community organizers doing the work of combating racial injustice in Columbus. Below are a few organizations with ongoing promotions benefitting local social justice […]

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Community Group Demanding More Action for Prison Public Health Crisis

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Community Group Demanding More Action for Prison Public Health Crisis

On Wednesday, April 15, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction announced that a total of three inmates have died at the Pickaway Correctional Institution in Orient, Ohio. The first inmate died over the weekend and tested positive posthumously. The other two are presumed positive for COVID-19. This comes after the death of a staff […]

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BQIC Holding Columbus March for Black Trans Women

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman BQIC Holding Columbus March for Black Trans Women

On Saturday, November 2, community activists Black Queer & Intersectional Collective (BQIC) will hold a march of solidarity through the Short North for Black trans women who have lost their lives this year due to violence. Activists and community members will gather at North High Street and West Poplar Avenue at 5:30 p.m., and march […]

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Video: Pride, Criminal Justice, and How they Connect

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Video: Pride, Criminal Justice, and How they Connect

Though the festivities have come to an end, Pride month is still in full swing. To commemorate, CU invited Black Queer and Intersectional Collective (BQIC) co-founder Dkèama Alexis to discuss issues affecting the LGBTQIA+ community, black communities and communities at the intersection. Learn the story of CeCe McDonald, the violence that queer and trans women […]

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Photos: Snapshots of Community Pride in Its Second Year

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Photos: Snapshots of Community Pride in Its Second Year

Grassroots LGBTQ pride festival Columbus Community Pride celebrated its second year on June 15 at Mayme Moore Park in King-Lincoln Bronzeville, as an alternative to the pride festival Downtown put on by Stonewall Columbus. The theme of the festival, “Decades of Resilience” was apparent throughout, as well as the main purpose for the festival — […]

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Decades of Resistance: Community Pride Ditches Police, Rainbow Capitalism

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Decades of Resistance: Community Pride Ditches Police, Rainbow Capitalism

Columbus Community Pride, a grassroots pride festival, is back for its second year, themed “Decades of Resistance.” Fifty years since the Stonewall riots, this year intends to serve as a reminder of the injustices, struggles, wins and losses that have formed the movement for LGBTQ rights today. “I think that that point in time in […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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