#ohioblackexpo (VIDEO) Much respect to the community of Trotwood. Two (2) state championships and a devastating tornado all in one year. In March, Trotwood-Madison won their first ever Ohio Division 2 State Basketball Championship against Columbus South 77-73. In late May, a powerful EF4 tornado ripped through Trotwood (a predominantly Black suburb northwest of Dayton) […]
#ohioblackexpo According to the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers (NABHOOD), there are six (6) majority Black-owned hotels in Ohio. Three are located in Columbus, two in Cincinnati and one in Cleveland. Columbus Airport Marriott Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbus Columbus Marriott Northwest Cincinnati Marriott North Cincinnati Marriott Northeast Cleveland Marriott East […]
#ohioblackexpo Total by County: African-American Population 1. Cuyahoga (Cleveland) – 398,027 2. Franklin (Columbus) – 337,261 3. Hamilton (Cincinnati) – 231,144 4. Montgomery (Dayton) – 123,419 5. Lucas (Toledo) – 97,192 6. Summit (Akron) – 90,178 7. Mahoning (Youngstown) – 40,608 8. Butler (Middletown/Hamilton) – 39,954 9. Stark (Canton) – 36,580 Percent of County: African-American […]
#ohioblackexpo (VIDEO) Toni Morrison was born in Lorain, Ohio (near Cleveland) in 1931. She graduated from Howard and Cornell University. She taught at Texas Southern and Howard University. Toni Morrison was a prolific writer and a literary giant. Her powerful words continue to live on.
#ohioblackexpo (VIDEO) The Real Black Friday, Black Box Fix and Pearl Catering are encouraging people to check out Black restaurants in Cleveland. Throughout the week, 19 black-owned eateries are being featured during the 2019 Black Restaurant Week. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
#ohioblackexpo (VIDEO) For 132 years, Central State University has educated thousands of students from Ohio and beyond. Since 1887, Central State has remained a force within Ohio’s African-American community. #blackexpollence See how you can help carry on tradition and give the ‘gift of education’ MORE INFO HERE
#ohioblackexpo Ellen Walker Craig-Jones is the first African-American woman to be elected mayor of a municipality in the United States of America. She was elected mayor in 1971 of a small predominantly Black town called Urbancrest (near the suburb Grove City) on the outskirts of Columbus, Ohio. MORE INFO
#ohioblackexpo (VIDEO) John Legend and Dave Chappelle are two of Ohio’s favorite celebrities. John was born and raised in Springfield, while Dave grew up in nearby Yellow Springs. Both are well respected in their hometown communities outside of Dayton, Ohio.
#blackexpollence The legendary Ohio Players hail out of the funk capital of music… Dayton, Ohio. They have been sampled by many music artists throughout the country. “Fire”, “Skin Tight”, “I Want To Be Free”…what’s your favorite song from the Ohio Players?
#ohioblackexpo (VIDEO) Wilberforce University is the oldest, black owned and operated university in the nation. It was founded in 1856 and birthed Ohio’s other HBCU, Central State University. Both of these powerful institutions are deeply connected and located in history-rich Wilberforce, Ohio. #blackexpollence