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Africans in Ohio News

February 13, 2020. for The City Of Columbus

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther, in his 2020 State of the City address, he zeroed in on the fundamental issues and impact of racism and institutionalized prejudice. 

Under Mayor Ginther's Equal Agenda, his administration is taking a long term program to promote blacks, women and minority inclusion and empowerment in Columbus. 

“Black people and communities of color are angry, frustrated, tired and even fearful about many things happening around the country and in the city of Columbus. And as your mayor, it’s my job to lead us to solutions.
Racism is real, Discrimination is real, 
And they impact the lives of many of our residents daily . . . sometimes even multiple times a day.

So, what I am sharing tonight is my Equity Agenda -- an agenda that calls out racism and discrimination where it exists and my plans to address it as your mayor.”   

 

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February 11, 2020 - 4:24 PM ET 

Heard on NPR's All Things Considered

Immigrants from Africa's most populous country will be blocked from coming to the U.S. beginning later this month. The Trump administration is denying immigrant visas to Nigerians as part of an expanded travel ban.

The administration cited security concerns - ones Nigeria's government is rushing to address. But one writer in Nigeria's capital of Abuja says the forthcoming ban hasn't impacted President Trump's popularity there.

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NPR's All Things Considere

Africans in Ohio News

The Columbus Dispatch: -May. 31, 2019 

Lisa Bannerman wanted to give customers at her Columbus African restaurant a taste of something more authentic, >>>Read more 

WOSU Radio:- Nov 19, 2018

Columbus Welcomes Ohio's First Somali Primary Care Clinic 

Story by By PAIGE PFLEGER • 

NOV 19, 2018 for WOSU Radio

About 100 people crammed into a small clinic on Columbus' west side on Sunday to celebrate the grand opening of Ohio’s first Somali primary care center.  

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