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Our Garden Brings Together South Side Community

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Our Garden Brings Together South Side Community

With a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 associated with staying indoors, more folks are looking for ways to spend more time outside. And for a South Side community garden, this means more programming to bring the community together, outdoors. Our Garden (The O.G. for short) has been run by Marjorie Chapman, a retired yoga instructor […]

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Viral Moment Airs Frustration from a Columbus ‘Left Behind’

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Viral Moment Airs Frustration from a Columbus ‘Left Behind’

Apparently, all it takes to get Columbus residents riled up is to say you don’t love Columbus. When Kevin Williams wrote “I Don’t Love Columbus Because I Can’t Participate In It,” a 5000-word op-ed/thinkpiece on Medium, he was coming off yet another set of job rejections. After three once-promising interviews, in which two rejected him […]

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The Country’s First Bhutanese Official Marks a Changing Suburb

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman The Country’s First Bhutanese Official Marks a Changing Suburb

Having the right to vote is something that can be taken for granted in our country. In Franklin County’s Nov. 5 election, just under 23% of registered voters actually cast a ballot. It’s not something taken for granted by Bhuwan Pyakurel. In this past election, he reportedly became the first Bhutanese-American elected to office in […]

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Q&A with City Council Candidate Liliana Rivera Baiman

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Q&A with City Council Candidate Liliana Rivera Baiman

Since 2016, Yes We Can has promoted a progressive platform in the City of Columbus. The group says it represents working families, and is pushing policies for more affordable housing, $15 minimum wage, and implementing a ward system, among other issues. The group is currently endorsing three Columbus City Council candidates for the upcoming election […]

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Angela Meleca Closes Gallery, Joins Community-Driven Nonprofit Besa

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Angela Meleca Closes Gallery, Joins Community-Driven Nonprofit Besa

Angela Meleca has announced the closure of Angela Meleca Gallery, stemming from a new role with community-service driven nonprofit Besa. Meleca will be joining the team at Besa as Director of Advancement, focusing on relationship building and fundraising. Besa is an award-winning organization that connects individuals and businesses with community service projects, previously partnering with […]

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Community Remembers Rubén Castilla Herrera, a Radical in Work, Life & Love

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Community Remembers Rubén Castilla Herrera, a Radical in Work, Life & Love

If you’ve never met Rubén Castilla Herrera, you’ve probably at least seen his face or read his name; his life’s work was activism, and he spent the better part of 20 years dedicated to it here in Columbus.  While known widely as a fighter for immigrant rights and the Latinx community, Herrera could be found […]

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CATCO Director Steven C. Anderson to Retire at End of 2019-20 Season

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman CATCO Director Steven C. Anderson to Retire at End of 2019-20 Season

Steven C. Anderson, one of Central Ohio’s longtime arts leaders and the producing director of CATCO, announced he will retire at the end of the 2019-20 theatre season on June 30, 2020. Since 1978, Anderson has been a leader in Columbus’ arts scene, working as the director of education and associate producing director at Players […]

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