Symposium: Planning in a “Post-Racial” Society (Nov. 1, 2013)

As the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 approaches, many have questioned whether the U.S. has entered a “post-racial” era. While some racial progress has been made, conditions suggests the post-racial tag is premature: violence, high unemployment, and low graduation rates particularly afflict Continue reading

Training series for caterers: Catering Basics; begins June 18, 2013



The Central Ohio Minority Business Association, Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence (MACC), and the Columbus Minority Business Assistance Center have teamed up to present a training series for caterers, Catering Basics.

Many event venues restrict food service to Continue reading

Juneteenth Ohio Festival 2013


What is Juneteenth?  Juneteenth, or June 19th, 1865, is considered the date when the last slaves in America were freed. Although the rumors of freedom were widespread before this, actual emancipation did not come until General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas and issued General Order No. 3, on June 19th, almost two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

This year, Columbus, Ohio will celebrate Juneteenth with Continue reading

Ohio State Fair (July 24 – August 4, 2013)

This year’s Ohio State Fair will being on July 24, 2013 and run through August 4, 2013.  The list of this year’s scheduled performers includes Eric Benet, Martina McBride, Will Downing, Lalah Hathaway, Jeff Dunham, K’Jon, REO Speedwagon, Carly Rae Jepsen, Continue reading