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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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Shooting of Casey Goodson Jr. Has Community Members Demanding Justice

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Shooting of Casey Goodson Jr. Has Community Members Demanding Justice

Editor’s note 12/7/20 5 p.m.: The article has been updated to include statements from Congresswoman Joyce Beatty and Columbus City Council. 12/9/20 3 p.m.: This update includes the latest on an independent investigation in the shooting of Casey Goodson by the DOJ and FBI. On Friday, Dec. 4, media reported on the scene of an […]

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Photos: Protestors Gather After Results Projected for Presidential Election

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Protestors Gather After Results Projected for Presidential Election

Editor’s Note: Protestors and revelers descended upon Downtown near the Statehouse on Saturday afternoon after the AP and other media outlets projected the presidential election for former Vice President Joe Biden. All photos by Matt Ellis

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Julius Tate’s Family, Supporters Call for Justice and His Diploma

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Julius Tate’s Family, Supporters Call for Justice and His Diploma

Starting Sept. 2, Julius Tate Jr.’s family and a community of supporters have marched, calling for justice in his case. The “March Against Columbus” ended on Thursday, Sept. 17 with a march and candlelight vigil, where Tate’s family once again honored him at the location where he was killed. The conclusion to 16 days of […]

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Investigations Into Resident Complaints of Police Stifled by Officer Aversion

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Investigations Into Resident Complaints of Police Stifled by Officer Aversion

The results of an investigation by the law firm BakerHostetler, in which the firm was charged with reviewing complaints by residents against Columbus police officers during protests early this summer, appears to have been stifled by some officers unwilling to share complete information during the investigation. Mayor Andrew Ginther said during a Tuesday press conference […]

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USPS Reinstalling Blue Mailboxes Downtown

Anne Evans Anne Evans USPS Reinstalling Blue Mailboxes Downtown

The blue mailboxes have returned. The United States Postal Service has begun reinstalling the blue boxes for mail collection that had been removed from the Downtown Columbus area in early summer. The reinstallation began on Thursday, August 20, 2020. “We’ll be putting back about 47 of them around downtown over the next couple of days,” […]

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Columbus Officials Announce Post-Review of City’s Protest Response

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus Officials Announce Post-Review of City’s Protest Response

An investigative research team consisting of a former US Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio and The Ohio State University’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs will conduct an “outside, after-action” independent research review of the city’s response to recent Black Lives Matter protests, officials announced Wednesday, July 22. “As leaders, we must hold […]

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