We must continue restoring race relations and heal social tensions in our communities.

https://cruxnow.com/church-in-the-usa/2017/02/27/cincinnati-catholics-hope-give-church-megaphone-racial-social-problems/

 

February 28th, 2017

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Today, Ericka King-Betts, PhD, Division Manager, OHR, attended The University of Cincinnati Libraries receiving the archives of Marian and Donald Spencer, two of Cincinnati’s most celebrated civil rights activists and leaders, completing their historic collection. Marian, the former vice mayor of Cincinnati, is widely known for her efforts to desegregate Cincinnati’s public schools and Coney Island Amusement Park. Her late husband, Donald, was one of the first African American realtors in Cincinnati and the first African American broker on the Cincinnati Board of Realtors.

“I’m very happy to share the collection with the university and greater community,” Marian said. “Donald and I both graduated from UC, which makes it extra special that the archives will be locally available at the university.”

The Marian and Donald Spencer Collection spans eight decades and includes letters, memoranda, articles, memorabilia, photographs, honors, awards and more. The collection documents many significant historical challenges and advances during the Spencer’s quest for racial equality. Of these, the best known are the desegregation of Cincinnati’s public schools and Coney Island Amusement Park, as well as YWCA pools and summer camps nationwide, which became national policy in 1950.

The Marian and Donald Spencer Collection is open to the public and will be preserved in UC’s Archives and Rare Books Library in Blegen Library. The collection was officially turned over to UC Libraries during a celebration this morning in Tangeman University Center. Marian Spencer and university leaders were in attendance.

February 27th, 2017

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7:30am, Community Outreach Advocate, Dorron Hunter will escort young men & young ladies on an all day College Tour to Morehead State University.

The young people will tour the campus, visit the Space Science Center, see a Lazer Show, visit the Football Field, eat lunch and meet some of the Football Team.

Tour guides will talk about college tuition and scholarships they could earn with good grades. This Annual Tour will show our young people that College is an option for them.

February 24th, 2017

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Thursday, February 23rd, the City of Cincinnati renamed the street known as Huntington Place in Mt. Auburn with the honorary, secondary name of “Louise Shropshire Street” in honor of Louise Shropshire. The naming is in recognition of her contributions to the City of Cincinnati and the United States as a hymn writer, singer, and choir director who wrote the inspirational anthem of the American civil rights movement, We Shall Overcome.

February 24th, 2017

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Yesterday, Thursday, February 23rd, in honor of Black History Month, Dr. Alvin Crawford & Dr. Charles O. Dillard were recognized by Cincinnati City Council.

Dr. Alvin Crawford was recognized for his 30 years of service as one of the country’s leading surgeons specializing in orthopedic and spine surgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. The City expressed it’s appreciation for his efforts and accomplishments as a teacher, ambassador and humanitarian.

Dr. Charles O. Dillard was recognized for his commitment to the citizens and medical community of Cincinnati. The City expressed it’s sincere appreciation for his work in improving the health of the Cincinnati community and development of innovative services to meet Cincinnati’s need for quality healthcare.

February 24th, 2017

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Congratulations to City Manager, Harry Black, on receiving the Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award. The Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award recognizes outstanding services by an adult individual or an organization for demonstrated involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for youth from rural or low-income urban backgrounds – this is in fulfillment of Dr. Young’s dream of justice and equality for all.

 

 

February 24th, 2017

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This event will assist our target population with motivation, connection and direction in terms of raising awareness, educating, providing resources and removing barriers for positive life change.

February 22nd, 2017

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Thank you to over 120+ people who joined us for Rethinking Racism education and dialogue. We are also incredibly grateful for the wisdom of Dr. Troy Jackson and Ms. Elizabeth Hospkin for providing the attendees framework to inform our community towards a racist free society.

http://www.fox19.com/story/34552073/race-relations-forum-attracts-interest

 

February 22nd, 2017

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Mother of man slain in OTR: ‘This is my job now’

A cold rainwashed the streets of Cincinnati Tuesday evening as Lisa Mboup gathered with others near the site of son’s slaying. In the failing light, they prayed.

http://cin.ci/2lsVoCQ

February 22nd, 2017

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Congratulations to Pastor Pete Mingo, Program Manager, Community Outreach Advocates, on being selected as a 2017 recipient of the Imani Family Center “Heroes of Faith” award! Pastor Mingo, along with others, will be honored at the 4th Annual “Imani Gala of Flourishing Faith” event on Saturday, March 18th, 6:30 PM at Rothenberg Preparatory Academy, 241 E. Clifton Street.

February 17th, 2017

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