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All Sides Weekend: Aminah Robinson And Art

Feb 15, 2019
Shellee Fischer Davis for the Wexner Center

Join All Sides Weekend host Clare Roth for a discussion about African American visual artists in Columbus and their impact on the modern-day arts scene.

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Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press

Columbus Public Health is holding an event today providing the basics of drug addiction in the African American community.

Minorities are 13 times more likely to use drugs more than Caucasians, according to the American Addiction Centers.

Today on All Sides, drugs in the African American community, exercise and age and more.

Adora Namigadde / WOSU

A U.S. Hair & Beauty employee rapidly scans the barcodes of the latest shipment of hair extensions. Black, burgundy and chestnut brown weaves pile up on the floor as she throws one pack down to pick up another.

U.S. Hair & Beauty is the biggest beauty supply business in Columbus, at seven stores and growing.

Debbie Holmes

Ten years after the 2008 recession, some small businesses in Central Ohio—especially establishments run by African-Americans—could still use a boost to become  successful. That’s one of the reasons why a new Central Ohio African-American Chamber of Commerce recently opened in northeast Columbus.

Pixabay

African Americans represent 12 percent of the U.S. population, but accounted for 44 percent of estimated new HIV diagnosis in 2014. Coming up this hour, why that is and what is being done to address it. Also, a new study reveals a lack of evidence-based practices in hospitals and explains the impact it has. And, the Zika Virus-- what is known and what is still being discovered. 

Tavis Smiley on the Issues Black America Faces Today

Jan 22, 2016
Smiley Books

10 a.m. 

Public media host, Tavis Smiley, joins us to discuss the updated #1 New York Times Bestseller, The Covenant with Black America. The new edition documents the progress, and lack thereof, that has occurred since the book's publication in 2006 . The Covenant with Black America-Ten Years Later, looks at life in America for an African America today, with new data and insights. 

Tavis Smiley on the Issues Black America Faces Today

Jan 12, 2016
Smiley Books

Public media host, Tavis Smiley, joins us to discuss the updated #1 New York Times Bestseller, The Covenant with Black America. The new edition documents the progress, and lack thereof, that has occurred since the book's publication in 2006 . The Covenant with Black America-Ten Years Later, looks at life in America for an African America today, with new data and insights. 

The Life and Legacy of Thurgood Marshall

Nov 9, 2015
Penguin Random House

As the grandson of a slave and the first African American to serve on the Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall dedicated his life to the Civil Rights Movement. As an attorney, he argued the Brown v. Board of Education case that outlawed racial segregation in public schools. Marshall served on the Supreme Court for 24 years. 

The Life and Legacy of Thurgood Marshall

Sep 29, 2015
Penguin Random House

As the grandson of a slave and the first African American to serve on the Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall dedicated his life to the Civil Rights Movement. As an attorney, he argued the Brown v. Board of Education case that outlawed racial segregation in public schools. Marshall served on the Supreme Court for 24 years.