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MARCH FOR OUR LIVES: COLUMBUS TO RALLY TO END GUN VIOLENCE

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill MARCH FOR OUR LIVES: COLUMBUS TO RALLY TO END GUN VIOLENCE

COLUMBUS, OHIO – On Saturday, March 24, 2018, community members from all over Columbus will gather for a “sibling march” as part of the March for Our Lives movement. The march is one of hundreds happening around the country planned by students and survivors of gun violence in communities big and small, in all 50 […]

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Inmates Turn into Filmmakers for Wexner’s Pens to Pictures

Hope Madden Hope Madden Inmates Turn into Filmmakers for Wexner’s Pens to Pictures

Chinonye Chukwu has basically always wanted to make movies. “I’ve wanted to be a filmmaker since I was 13 years old,” says the assistant professor of motion pictures at Wright State University. “I just saw the world through scenes, and I dreamt cinematically. That was what I wanted to do.” “I have been teaching filmmaking […]

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Social Justice Park Planned for East Broad Street

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Social Justice Park Planned for East Broad Street

Columbus may bring to life the country’s first ever Social Justice Park. The First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ of Columbus submitted a Request for Conceptual Review to the Downtown Commission to construct the park at 404 East Broad Street in the Discovery District. Named after Rev. Dr. Washington Gladden, a prominent Columbus social […]

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Columbus Selected To Host 2018 National Urban League Convention

Grant Walters Grant Walters Columbus Selected To Host 2018 National Urban League Convention

Major announcement revealed during Columbus Urban League's 40th annual Empowerment Day, along with honors for Mayor Michael Coleman and Franklin County Commissioners

On Monday, November 2nd, the Columbus Urban League’s 40th annual Empowerment Day convened to recognize community members and entities who have advocated for social justice and equality among the city’s families — especially for those who struggle financially.  According to the organization’s website, this year’s Empowerment Day theme, Achieving the American Dream 4All, “spotlights our […]

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MLK Day Celebration Focuses on the Work Left To Do

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea MLK Day Celebration Focuses on the Work Left To Do

“Slow down!” shouted someone at the head of the march. “But the mayor’s running!” someone shouted back. Mayor Michael Coleman walked at a quick step as he led a procession of several hundred people in a march to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday afternoon. The celebration of Dr. King’s […]

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Interfaith Activists Campaign for Mental Health Treatment

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Interfaith Activists Campaign for Mental Health Treatment

For 17 years, BREAD, an interfaith organization based in Franklin County has campaigned for social justice causes in the area. This year the group has turned its attention to mental health treatment and accessibility. On May 12, BREAD – which stands for Building Responsibility Equality and Dignity –held its annual Nehemiah Action rally at the […]

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