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Demolished, to Rise Again: What Streetlight Guild Means for Black Columbus

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Demolished, to Rise Again: What Streetlight Guild Means for Black Columbus

In early May 2019, a long forgotten building in the historic King-Lincoln Bronzeville neighborhood was demolished without warning. Adorning the building were four large murals depicting iconic black women by the late artist Jeff Abraxas, best known for his mural work around the neighborhood. In the foyer of Streetlight Guild — the venue project by […]

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The Confluence Cast: Storyteller Donte Woods-Spikes

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Storyteller Donte Woods-Spikes

Who should we have at the table when trying to address the challenges and opportunities in Columbus? Storyteller and filmmaker Donte Woods-Spikes talks about that, being a young black man in Columbus, and how he tries to show the importance of being present with family and friends in his work. Shownotes for this episode This […]

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Coffee for a Poem – Columbus on World Poetry Day

Anne Evans Anne Evans Coffee for a Poem – Columbus on World Poetry Day

March 21 is World Poetry Day and coffee providers all over the world are participating by offering a cup of coffee for a poem! Columbus shops that are participating will be listed on Facebook. Poem need not be original, but it sure would be nice. Baristas ain’t got time to be listening to your poems, […]

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Prince and Little Weird Black Boy Gods: Book Release Jam

Anne Evans Anne Evans Prince and Little Weird Black Boy Gods: Book Release Jam

The official release and dance party for Scott Woods’ print edition of “Prince and Little Weird Black Boy Gods”! Featuring choice readings by the author, a couple of Prince themed games, a Prince themed original art display, and some DJ spun purple magic! Come be entertained, get your copy of the book hot off the […]

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Opinion: Voting is Literally the Least You Could Do

Scott Woods Scott Woods Opinion: Voting is Literally the Least You Could Do

If you’ve already voted, congratulations, welcome to democracy. If you’re waiting until Tuesday, again, kudos on participating in the formulation of your republic. If, however, you are on the fence about voting or have decided that you don’t wish to exercise your right to vote this time around, I’d like five minutes of your time […]

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Opinion: What the Art Tax Means To Columbus’ Black Art Scene

Scott Woods Scott Woods Opinion: What the Art Tax Means To Columbus’ Black Art Scene

Speaking on the proposed 7 percent User Fee tax — or as I like to call it to keep things honest, the “Art Tax” — presented by the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC), I want to focus briefly on an angle that hasn‘t come up in any of the discussions I’ve seen so far: how […]

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New Black Eastside Songbook

  New Black Eastside Songbook

Streetlight Guild presents an encore performance of “The New Black Eastside Songbook,” a six-song suite conceptualized by Columbus writer Scott Woods, featuring new music composed by Counterfeit Madison, Paisha Thomas, Krate Digga, The Ogun Meji Duo (Mark Lomax and Eddie Bayard), and Jordan Sandidge. “The New Black Eastside Songbook” is an exploration of black life […]

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