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Ronald Moon and the Evanston Arts Center

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I was scrolling down my FB timeline when I ran across this video:

Ronald Moon lives in Evanston, one of the toughest/roughest neighborhoods in Cincinnati. To see that he is trying to make a change in the community only to be thwarted by some of those who are imprisoned in a broken spirituality is heartbreaking.

But then he just forgives them and wants to keep on doing his work.

Please help Ronald Moon by giving to his fund. If you can’t help them pass along the word so those who can help will know about it.

Be strong, Ronald. There are so many of us out there that care.

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5 June, 2015 at 10:57 am

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Queen City Black Comix Day Participant Jamilah McDowell

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Originally posted on Midwest Black Speculative Fiction Alliance:

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Jamilah McDowell (“some people know me as Mimi, others Jaja, many more as that girl with the death glare and monotone voice”), a biology major at the University of Cincinnati’s Blue Ash campus, will participate in Queen City Black Comix Day on Aug. 29! She will display some of her paintings and sell postcard versions of them at the event.

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5 June, 2015 at 10:28 am

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UPDATE: Derrick Dankwa at Queen City Black Comix Day

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rentec:

Counting down the days until this event.

Originally posted on Midwest Black Speculative Fiction Alliance:

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Derrick Dankwa, an illustrator and musician based in Cincinnati, is attending Queen City Black Comix Day in August! Derrick received bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in May 2015. He’s currently working on his comic series, Antonym, which follows the story of two rival samurai who also happen to be siblings. Alongside his illustrative work, Derrick is working on an album, HEAT, set to release this summer.

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2 June, 2015 at 1:49 pm

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We Can Finally Reveal the Octavia’s Brood Cover

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Originally posted on thenerdsofcolor:

The final cover for Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements has been sent to the AK Press production designer. The book is available for pre-order here. See the full hi-res cover after break.

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22 January, 2015 at 9:07 am

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Library Science Days

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rentec:

Ahem…
I totally agree.

Originally posted on YO! Science is AWESOME!:

This year, The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has no formal theme for the yearly Summer Reading program. Last year, the theme had to do with Superheroes and the year before that, everyone was a Reading Rock Star.

The informal theme for this year is more about reading and learning at the library with a focus on S.T.E.A.M programs,i.e., Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics programs.  These programs are ways to help kids not forget everything they learned during the school year while having fun over the summer.

Taken from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Taken from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

When I was younger, I can remember the multiple camps and day workshops my mother had me in during the summer. My mumbled complaints would be silenced with a statement that  I would thank her when I got older. She wanted to make sure that I wouldn’t forget how to write a paper or figure…

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31 May, 2014 at 1:47 pm

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[news] Superstar K’s Euna Kim releases project album produced by MFBTY

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Originally posted on DT MFBTY INTERNATIONAL:

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On May 23rd, former Superstar K contestant, Euna Kim, will release her first album, which was produced by MFBTY.

On May 19th, Kim’s label, Music K Entertainment, announced that the project album “Love Me Love,” will be released on the May 23rd. Tiger JK stated that upon hearing Euna Kim rap, he requested to be her mentor and came up with the project album idea. MFBTY gave Kim an abundance of support and featured on her title track “이젠 너 없어도 (Without You Now).”

The Music Video is said to be of a dramatic, movie like concept where a timid & shy girl performs in front of a large crowd, showing her hidden talent and dancing with her wings. Tiger JK, Yoon MiRae and Bizzy feature as cameos in the music video clip, which was produced by producer Lumpens, who has also worked with Lee Hyo Ri and the legendary…

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19 May, 2014 at 9:14 am

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Artistic Thirst in Cincinnati

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Back in the mid double 00s, after 32 years of being a staple in the West End, the Cincinnati Arts Consortium (CAC) closed its doors after the city took 1515 Linn Street because of eminent domain.

During it’s time the CAC served as a place where creatives of all ages came to work on their art. There were galleries for art shows, a black box theater for the performing arts and meeting rooms for seminars or classes. If you were an artist seeking a community the CAC was for those who couldn’t afford the high price private classes elsewhere.

Slowly, two other venues are growing to fill in the hole the CAC left.

This past week Elementz celebrated its 8th anniversary. Two hundred teens and young adults go through Elementz to learn a performing art (dance, DJing, recording, songwriting) along with getting a chance to make money with the talents that they have cultivated. Young people teach Zumba classes, dj parties and produce albums. DJ Trentity, one of their young spinners, spent this past summer in Amsterdam at a festival.

Seven miles away from downtown the Madisonville Arts and Cultural Center is banking on reviving the neighborhood by first bringing the arts back into the community. The building’s first floor has an area that doubles as a lobby and an art exhibition space. The second floor is a black box theater that has been renovated with a state of the art sound system. Although they are still working on some renovations, the Art Group that is coordinating the building hopes to have a steady stream of events picking up in the next few months with facility rental available in 2014.

As the Arts makes a comeback to low-income areas, thirsty artists are glad to receive it. Hopefully, Cincinnati City Council is taking note. Having another recording artist or actress might not bring in the same money as a new casino, but the quality of life it can add to our corner of Ohio is immeasurable.

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24 March, 2013 at 11:00 pm

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