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A Taste of Columbus, Ohio

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT COLUMBUS?

  1. Columbus is the capital and largest city in the U.S. state of Ohio. In 2008, Columbus was the 16th largest city in the United States, with 754,885 residents.

  2. Annual festivities in Columbus include the Ohio State Fair—one of the largest state fairs in the country— as well as the Columbus Arts Festival and the Jazz and Ribs Festival, both of which occur on the downtown riverfront.

  3. The Southern Theatre, built in 1896, is a U.S. national historic site.In May 2009, the Lincoln Theatre, which was formerly a center for Black culture in Columbus, was reopened to the public after extensive restoration. Not far from the Lincoln Theatre is the King Arts Complex, which hosts various cultural events. The city also has a number of theatres downtown, including the historic Palace Theatre, the Ohio Theatre, and the Southern Theatre.

  4. Columbus was ranked as the 15th most literate city in the country in 2008 by Central Connecticut State University, and the 19th best educated. In 2006, Columbus was ranked by CNN Money as the 8th best big city in the country to live in.

  5. The region's climate is transitional between humid continental and humid subtropical, characterized by hot, muggy summers and cold, dry winters. Winter snowfall is relatively light, since the city is not in the typical path of strong winter lows, such as the Nor'easters that strike cities farther east.

Radio Stations:
W202CC (WKCD) 88.3 FM Columbus, OH Hip Hop
WUFM 88.7 FM Columbus, OH Christian Contemporary
W202CC (WKCD) (CP) 90.1 FM Columbus, OH Hip Hop
WBNS 97.1 FM Columbus, OH Sports
WNCI 97.9 FM Columbus, OH Top-40
W252AY (WCRS) 98.3 FM Marble Cliff, OH Variety
WCRS (LPFM) 102.1 FM Columbus, OH Variety
WDHT 102.9 FM Urbana, OH Hip Hop
WXMG 106.3 FM London, OH Urban Contemporary
WCKX 107.5 FM Columbus, OH Hip Hop
WTVN 610 AM Columbus, OH News/Talk
WYTS 1230 AM Columbus, OH Sports
WBNS 1460 AM Columbus, OH Sports

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Demographics of Columbus, Ohio

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

65.4%

26.4%

0.2%

4.1%

4.5%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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SWEET SOUL OF THE 70's Concert


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GCSTO & The USA Swimming Foundation’s Make A Splash Campaign

- Why should a child learn to swim? Because learning to swim significantly reduce the risk of drowning. This is not just about swimming pools as water is all around us - in rivers, lakes, drainage ditches, even large puddles. Equipping a child with this life skill will also be giving them access to all the fun and fitness the water can provide! GCSTO (www.gcsto.com) is one of the USA Swimming Foundation’s (www.usaswimming.org) LOCAL PARTNERS in this nationwide effort to help teach kids to swim who may not have had the opportunity otherwise to learn to do so due to financial restrictions.

Data shows that 70% of African American children cannot swim, 60% of Latino children cannot swim, 40% of Caucasian children cannot swim, ten people drown each day in the U.S, that drowning is the 2nd leading cause of childhood unintentional death for children under the age of 14 and that participation in formal swimming lessons could reduce the likelihood of childhood drowning by 88%. Through this Make a Splash Local Partner Program, the USA Swimming Foundation partners with learn-to-swim providers nationwide and GCSTO locally to offset the cost of swimming lessons and educate communities about the importance of learning how to swim.

Not only does GCSTO provide scholarships for individuals taking lessons through their regular programming schedule but the team hosts specific “Make A Splash” events to the community free of any charge to those who qualify. They will hold 2 sessions of these lessons this spring at the Columbus Academy in Gahanna from 10:45-11:45 a.m. on the following Saturdays:

Session #1: April 11, 18 & 25
Session #2: May 2, 9 & 16

You may get more information about how to get registered for of these sessions by visiting the team at www.gcsto.com and clicking on the swim lesson tab or by contacting GCSTO Make A Splash coordinator, Jacinta Batisky at jbatisky@hotmail.com. Additional information can be obtained from GCSTO head coach, Steve Nye, at 614-478-5445 or stevenye@sbcglobal.net. Pre-registration is required so please contact us quickly for more information.“

Steven A. Nye
Head Coach - GCSTO
PO Box 30483
Gahanna, OH 43230
614-478-5445
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Businesses in Columbus, Ohio


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Angelique Salon & Day Spa Suites -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  6120 Boardwalk Street - Columbus, Ohio (614) 985-5920

  2. D & A Hair Institute -  Category: Black Hair Salons - Hair Extensions & Salon Services -  238 Thurman Ave - Columbus, Ohio (888) 341-9719

  3. Designs of Distinction Hair Studio, LLC -  Category: Black Hair Salons - Hair Weaving Services -  6054- Channingway Blvd. - Columbus, Ohio (614) 307-6913

  4. Exquisite Barber & African Hair Braiding -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  3140 S Hamilton Road - Columbus, Ohio  - (visit website)

  5. It's All About You -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  40 S. James Rd Suite E - Columbus, Ohio (614) 235-4247

  6. Napps Kinx BB's Urban Day Spa -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  33 James Road - Columbus, OH (614) 452-3804

  7. Personal Affects -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  4331 Donlyn Court - Columbus, OH (614) 732-6343

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Diversity City Media -  Category:Advertising Services -   750 Cross Pointe Road Suite Q - Columbus, OH, 43230 (866) 910-6277 Office - (614) 595-6063 Cell  - (visit website)

  2. Euqidis LLC -  Category: Advertising Services -  Blackbuying.com offers advertising and free listing for black owned businesses. We promote your business through social media and email campaigning.   - 5992 Slippery Rock Dr. Columbus, OH (614) 259-7584  - (visit website)

  3. McCants Investigations and Security -  Category: Security Services -  Class A Licensed Private Investigator and Security Guard Provider Business.   - 3941 Karl Road Columbus, OH (614) 338-9457  - (visit website)

  4. Ujamaa Bookstore -  Category: Bookstore -  African Bookstore is a specialty bookstore, and gift shop since 1993. We are pleased to provide books on the African world wide experience, and African American experience. Featuring your favorite African American authors.   - 1511 E. Livingston Ave. Columbus, OH (614) 258-4633

  5. Urban Spirit -  Category: Art Gallery -  891-893 E. Long Street Columbus OH 43203 (614) 253-7778   - (visit website)

  6. Wilbur C. Blount, M.D., FACS -  Category: Ophthalmologist -   300 East Town Street Columbus, Ohio 43215 (614) 224-2020

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Food for Thought Food-The Soul -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -  4400 N High Street - Columbus, OH (614) 784-1600

  2. Glorias Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants - Daily Specials -  1615 East Main Street - Columbus, OH (614) 252-3580

  3. New Harvest -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants - Specializing in authentic soulfood. -  1675 Arlington Ave - Columbus, OH (614) 447-8810  - (visit website)

  4. Soul Food Kitchen -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants - Daily Specials -  1521 Frebis Avenue - Columbus, OH (614) 725-4802

  5. Urban Chefs -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants - Specializing in Barbecue sauces and other meat sauces. -  3336 Yoruzi Drive Columbus OH 43232 (614) 560-0628  - (visit website)

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


The Jolt Summer Series continues with a stop at the Columbus Jazz and Rib Fest. Adam makes a few new friends and shows you why this summertime festival is way more than just pianos and pork.

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CHURCHES



  1. Ame Icon -  1310 Essex Avenue, Columbus, OH (614) 297-1687

  2. Bethel AME Church -  2021 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, OH (614) 294-1700

  3. Mt Vernon Ave AME Church -  1127 Mount Vernon Ave, Columbus, OH (614) 253-4323

  4. St John's Ame Church -  7700 Crosswoods Drive, Columbus, OH (614) 888-0894

  5. St Mark Ame Church -  480 Trevitt Street, Columbus, OH (614) 252-8542

  6. St Paul Ame Church -  639 East Long Street, Columbus, OH (614) 228-4113

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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. Club Paradise -  Category: NightClub -  520 S High St, Columbus, OH (614) 221-2434   - (visit website)

  2. Columbus Gold Gentlemen's Club -  Category: Adult Club -   5411 Bethel Sawmill Ctr, Columbus, OH (614) 764-0500 - (visit website)

  3. Funny Bone Comedy Club -  Category: Comedy Club -   145 Easton town Center, Columbus, OH (614) 471-5653   - (visit website)

  4. Icon -  Category: Nightclub -   231 1/2 N. 5th Street   - (watch video)

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. African American Heritage Festival
    April   Location: Throughout The Ohio State University campus, Columbus, Ohio   - (visit website)

    A time for people of all ages and walks to celebrate African-American history and culture.


  2. Arnold Sports Festival
    March   (614) 431-2600   - (visit website)

    Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center, Hall D, 400 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio


  3. Jazz and Rib Fest in Columbus
    July   Location: The Arena District: North Bank Park, McFerson Commons, and Spring & Long Streets in downtown Columbus, Ohio.   - (visit website)

    A hotspot for barbecue and jazz connoisseurs.


  4. Juneteenth Ohio Festival
    June   Location: GENOA PARK-DOWNTOWN, Columbus, Ohio 614-258-4633  - (visit website)

    The Juneteenth Ohio Festival will kick off the summer with a NEW LOCATION "GENOA PARK" in downtown Columbus, OH on June 20th, 21st and 22nd 2014!

    On behalf of the 40 million African Americans who celebrated freedom on June 19, 1865, over two hundred United States cities continue to honor this day. The Juneteenth Ohio Festival provides a relaxing, entertaining, family oriented atmosphere for the Columbus celebration.

    Do your early planning and mark your calender for 3 days of "FUN"!

    UNITY HEALTH WALK
    FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS
    COLLEGE CAREER FAIR
    BOOK FAIR
    SOUL FOOD COOK OFF
    NATURAL HAIR EXPO
    CHILDREN'S PAVILION
    and MUCH! MORE!

    TICKETS SOLD AT GATE.

    FOR VENDING CALL 614-258-4633 OR VISIT JUNETEENTHOHIO.NET


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