We are a faith-based organization. B.R.E.A.D. was formed because the faith community had untapped power. Here is what the faith community agrees on. They agree that God exists. We may call him different things, have different faith traditions, different congregations, and worship differently. As long as an organization can agree that God exists and He is a God of justice, you can be a part of B.R.E, A.D.
Your job is to create laws. In order to be a good state rep, you need to show up to events, have meetings, have town halls, at churches (not just during election season).
The book is self-published. I put in a lot of blood, sweat and tears. It is a proven fact that kids’ vocabulary words will increase with this book.
Most of the time, I am trying not to stick in a certain theme. Most of the time, I will do letters. I will take the same letters and put them in different orders, different styles, change the way I do a 3D (dimensional), change the color, change the heights, change the widths, change the thickness, change the way they pop out.
For me, the real focus of chess is how it develops young people. My focus is young African Americans and young people of color. Young people everywhere; but, particularly young people of color because there have been special challenges in our community.
If you want to relax and listen to live music this just might be the festival for you.
There is so much positivity going on here. The Hilltop Arts Collective is a part of that. This festival has been around for eight years. It has always created a positive environment.
I think I fall into a secular gospel sound. Negro spirituals formed a lot of our music. I named my guitar after Sister Rosetta Tharpe. She was a black woman in the 1910s and 1920s who was playing the electric guitar in bars (gospel songs).
I am doing a tiger with a flower and a snake inside of it. It is like the area that we grew up in. It was kind of rough; but, there were nice communities which is the sweet side of things.
Music is about trying to connect with people. There are so many ways to connect. We are here for those people who want to find a connection.
The 39th Annual Doo Dah Parade, is an opportunity to exercise the right of free speech through humor.
I help everybody that needs help. I know that sounds silly; but, there are underserved communities everywhere, underserved artists everywhere.
We started this group last summer. At the close of summer, we realized we formed such great friendships.
We are depicting a Jubilee Day observation in the 1890s what it would be like. We have some visiting characters that had connections with Ohio back in the day.
It was like going to an event not knowing if you were going to see anyone you know. Once you arrive, you feel at home.
I go with a vibe. I want to show that we are royalty, we are united, and we are loved.
I am volunteering on behalf of the Franklin County Board of Commissioners Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion. I am the Chief Economic Equity and Inclusion Officer. It is important for me to be here to support my black community.
Why I chose to participate is to remind people that chess, critical thinking and open mindedness is a part of our culture. A lot of people can be intimated by chess. The more we expose people to the game, the less intimated they are.
Because we are a black and queer serving organization. We wanted to make sure that we have a presence at Juneteenth. We are first black.
Sole Classics is one of Columbus’ sneaker and street wear boutiques. It is in the short north. We are doing a partnership with Adidas to celebrate Juneteenth.
I am part of the “Black Women Rise Poetry Collective”, which is a collective of black women poets in my city who perform poems and write poems. Who use poetry as their ministry.
Be prepared to walk, as festival was most of the riverfront (the Scioto mile, COSI, both Main Street and Rich Street Bridges, all the way to 400 W Rich Street, etc).
I decided to come up with eye catching paintings called “My shadow series” that have a lot of history in these paintings that they don’t teach us in school.
All of them are oil paintings. People get confused that they are photos and I have retouched them. These are all hand made.
I like to show how beautiful we are and what we deal with as people. I love using colors and telling a story.
I disguise cultural issues through humor and images that we have ingrained in ourselves.
Experiencing the collection could be a great place to start a familiar or difficult conversation.
I was amazed at how supportive and connected this group appeared to be.
Sidebar: I love viewing live art! The process speaks for itself.
Before and after each competitor, it appeared that group members cheered for them and genuinely wanted them to succeed.
I have been doing the Highland Games for 3 years. I got started because of whisky and questionable life choices.
In our melee (group fights) are last man standing. If you have three points of contact on the ground, and our feet always count. If you can touch someone’s head to the ground and fold them in half, they are down and they have to sit. You can kick their legs out and make them sit down.
I think I ranked number one in the world. I was 40 at the time. I started practicing from there. This is my third year. I just love the community. I love challenging myself.
My grandpa and my dad did Highland games. They were like, “you are the third kid and a daughter, so you are going to do this.” I have been doing it since I was about 15. This is my twentieth-year throwing.
Body paint is so wonderful. If I have an image, I can do everything.
My favorite event is the light weight for distance. I like it because I have a world record.
I was a Highland dancer for 8 years. The Highland Games encompasses bagpipe, drum, and dance competitions. What we do is part of the heavy athletic, but people commonly call it the Highland Games.
When you see a bagpiper play, he blows in the bagpipe, expands the bag, the air creates movements and vibration in the bass drone and two tenor drones which is the organ sound. The additional amount of breath controls the chanter
I love coming to the venue because you see a lot of awesome people, with all these different sports, no matter how obscure. It is pretty awesome to see all that.
I love viewing live art! The process speaks for itself.
I started training 4 years ago. I came 10 kg more than I started. It is going up very slowly. My personal record is 62 kg (136.687 pounds).
This is going on 25 years of being in charge. This is my twentieth year at the Arnold. I first started with 146 athletes worldwide. I now have over 20,000 athletes, in 26 different countries.
It is a lot of fun. It is a great way to stay active. There are really fun people to compete with. We are having more and more opportunities like this to compete at a high level.
Overall, it is really fun to play with my sister. We compliment each other on the court. It is really fun.
I think we are going to be good this season. I feel like our team chemistry is really good and we complement each other really well. I am excited to see where we go.
I am a basketball D1 recruit, and a volleyball D1 recruit. In the off season I play basketball and I play volleyball on two different club teams.
I am thinking about going to the ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps). I don ‘t see myself pursuing basketball in college. If I were to get a scholarship, I would go.
Since I was little, I played sports. My main sport is lacrosse. I am committed to play lacrosse. Basketball is similar to lacrosse.
I might not be the best offensive player, but I like to push other people and bring energy defensively. When I know I am not bringing what I can offensively, I can harass the ball and get turnovers and make plays and make someone else feel good about what they just did.
I have grown to love the sport so much. It is what I want to do at the next level as well.
I am undecided on a specific school. I want to play basketball at the next level.
Let’s get after it. Let’s sit down and play really good defense. Let’s be intense. Then on offence, let’s execute. Share the basketball. And hopefully, good things happen.
I love this event! Even though I missed the opportunity to experience the art being creating live and only talked to one artist, I still enjoyed the art. The experience brought back fond memories of years past, being able to watch the artist create live, interact with the artists, and interact with those enjoying the art.
To me, this symbolizes that each person may have different dreams but are equally valuable. The key is giving back so others can grow and become who they are destined to become.
One Sunday morning I decided to take a break from my Covid-19 quarantine and take a car ride. While riding down Mt Vernon Avenue, I saw a sign that said, “Affirm Black Life”. I thought I saw an arrow, so I decided to park my car to investigate.
My team and I are here for the kids. We serve meals Tuesday through Saturday to kids eighteen and under. We are an emergency food site in partnership with Children’s Hunger Alliance. We are serving breakfast, and dinner for the next day to families that roll through the fresh market from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
It is the largest fresh food distribution in central Ohio and one of the top twenty in the country. We are seeing more than seven hundred people a day.
I think that murals are my way of self-expression and protest. I have a new born; so, I’m not on the front lines. This is my way of having a voice in the fight. My message: is our goal is peace and equality.
I love the splash of color! In my opinion, it looks much better than seeing plywood all over downtown. It also allows residents and visitors to be exposed to and appreciate some of the talent of the artists who live in the area.
I love watching artists collaborate and create!