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A Day of Freedom: Juneteenth Events held around the area

Celebrated annually around the country since 1865, Juneteenth— commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans— only became a federal holiday just last year. Here are just some of the ways that area communities are...

#BUYBLACK419 2022

(UPDATED: 6/6/2022) Toledo and the surrounding areas are home to vibrant businesses owned by Black entrepreneurs. Whether focused on beauty and health or the pursuit of the truth, this sampling of Black-owned businesses have adapted...

Black History Month

Black History Month– both locally in the Toledo area and throughout the nation– is a chance to not only look at our past but to learn more about the contributions of Black leaders and...

A Living Legacy: Kenneth Spruce’s “I Apologize: A Black Man’s Plea for Forgiveness”

Throughout his lifetime Kenneth Spruce has been a City of Toledo official, Associate Professor of Political Science, Baptist Deacon, political activist, student government leader, author and CEO/founder of his own agency.
Edward McDaniels, Sam Robinson, Robert Bailey IV, Liam Ellis, Ant Miller, Shawn Jordan, Reuben J Furr, Nike, Lonnie Ghee, and Jodie Summers during the filming of Black Men: Unfiltered. (Above) Filmmaker Ruth Leonard Photo credit: Ruth Leonard.

Filmmaker starts dialogue about masculinity with “Black Men: Unfiltered”

It was during a conversation with her mother a few years ago that filmmaker Ruth Leonard realized something— she had almost never seen her father cry. And at the rare times that Ruth had...

BGSU Art Exhibit Explores The Black Male Perception

  Michael D. Harris, an artist, curator and historian, wishes to make those unseen visible to everyone. The Visible Man: Art and Black Male Subjectivity is an exhibit being shown now through Nov. 7 at the...