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Columbus Urban League Receives $500K Gift from Columbus Foundation

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus Urban League Receives $500K Gift from Columbus Foundation

The Columbus Foundation and Columbus Urban League have announced the foundation has granted the advocacy organization $500,000 to fund its core operations, in its dedication to advancing social justice and racial equity. The foundation considers the gift “critical” to advancing a more just and equitable community. “As a longstanding pillar of our social sector, CUL […]

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Kaleidoscope’s Erin Upchurch on Threats from Legislature, Standing With LGBTQ Youth

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Kaleidoscope’s Erin Upchurch on Threats from Legislature, Standing With LGBTQ Youth

With a mission to serve LGBTQIA+ youth and young adults, Kaleidoscope Youth Center is one of Columbus’ premiere LGBTQ+ community advocates. Every day, their priorities consisted of providing safe spaces, basic needs, a sense of belonging and access to a supportive community. But over the pandemic, the way Kaleidoscope met those needs changed. Instead of […]

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Columbus Selected to Develop Resident Financial Counseling as Free Public Service

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus Selected to Develop Resident Financial Counseling as Free Public Service

The City of Columbus has been selected to receive over two years of funding and technical support to develop and launch free financial empowerment programming for Columbus residents. Columbus will receive support from the national Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund to implement a plan for investing in free, one-on-one, professional financial counseling as a public […]

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Ohio SNAP Benefits Expansion Now Offers Grocery Deliveries

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio SNAP Benefits Expansion Now Offers Grocery Deliveries

By Tyler Buchanan Low-income Ohioans now have another option for using their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to purchase groceries to be delivered to their homes. A new partnership between InstaCart and Aldi allows those living near one of the discount supermarkets to buy groceries online using their EBT card.  Aldi joins two other major […]

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Family and Community Call For Justice During Vigil for Andre’ Hill

Anne Evans Anne Evans Family and Community Call For Justice During Vigil for Andre’ Hill

Tonight, hundreds gathered outside of the Brentnell Community Recreation Center in Columbus in honor of Andre’ Hill, the unarmed Black man shot and killed by a Columbus Police officer in the early morning of December 22, 2020. The family’s attorneys made calls for justice for Hill, for support of his daughter Karissa and her children, and for rallying […]

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Police Chief Quinlan Recommends Termination of Officer Adam Coy

Anne Evans Anne Evans Police Chief Quinlan Recommends Termination of Officer Adam Coy

As a result of the inappropriate action taken by Columbus Police Officer Adam Coy on the early morning of December 22, 2020, resulting in the death of Andre’ Hill, a 47-year-old Black man, Chief of Police Thomas Quinlan has recommended the termination of Coy from the police force. In a video statement released tonight, Chief […]

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The Politics of Protest Art

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman The Politics of Protest Art

On the ground during protests in Downtown Columbus, artists were a major part of the social unrest that took place this year. Several dozen artists adorned the boarded-up windows in Downtown and the Short North this summer and beyond with pieces in support of Black Lives Matter, while others depicted the Black experience or called […]

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