Archive for the ‘Hightower Spotlight’ Category

Columbus’ new titans: The 10 people making a difference in central Ohio

By Jim Weiker & Mark Williams The Columbus Dispatch The Dispatch picked its top 10 community leaders based on multiple conversations with business, civic and philanthropic leaders. While there’s no […]

People on the Move: Stephanie Hightower/Columbus Urban League

As seen in Columbus Business First Nonprofit¬†|¬†Professional Recognition Stephanie Hightower, Recognized at Columbus Urban League Since assuming the role as President/CEO of the Columbus Urban League, Stephanie Hightower has made […]

Dispatch Guest Column: Columbus residents ‘hunger for a chance’ yet region ranks town bottom for racial inclusion

“As we bury the Rust Belt and polish the Tech Belt, let‚Äôs come together and co-create a world-class inclusive economy,” Stephanie Hightower By Stephanie Hightower Dispatch Guest Columnist Like many […]

Dispatch Guest Column: Stop ‘cancelling’ others. It’s time to rise above mistrust, open our minds and listen.

By Stephanie Hightower Columbus Dispatch Guest Columnist A Black man was welcomed by KKK rally organizers. A white lawyer stood down when criticized by Black families for whom he sought […]

Hightower: Horror can’t be unseen. Racial justice call strong 3 years after George Floyd’s murder

By Stephanie Hightower Columbus Dispatch Guest Columnist Today marks the third anniversary of the passing of George Floyd, a date and event that I can never forget. Similar to a […]

Hightower: Shift needed. Focusing only on ‘bad’ feeds biases, challenges Black people face

By Stephanie Hightower Dispatch Guest Columnist Glass half-empty or glass half-full? It is a time-honored tradition that nonprofits and government entities exist to solve collective problems. We build a case […]

CAANJ Cover Story: Defining Transformation

See the full issue of the August 2022 Columbus African American News Journal DEFINING TRANSFORMATION: YEARS OF CHANGE FOR STEPHANIE HIGHTOWER AND COLUMBUS URBAN LEAGUE All of us confront ‚Äúdefining […]

Former Olympic hurdler: Racial disparities keeping Columbus’ Black babies from breaking the tape

Courtesy of The Columbus Dispatch By Stephanie Hightower, Guest Columnist July 8, 2022 Stephanie Hightower is president and CEO of the Columbus Urban League. The Columbus Urban League stood up […]

Two years after George Floyd’s death, Columbus’ Black leaders say more change needed in city

Courtesy of The Columbus Dispatch By Micah Walker May 27, 2022 Artist Lisa McLymont didn’t want to see the video. When she learned about the news, McLymont did what she […]

Hightower: Tobacco industry’s racist tactics enticing Black people with Menthol cigarettes

Courtesy of The Columbus Dispatch By Stephanie Hightower Guest Columnist May 12, 2022 “We need local action to protect kids by ending the sale of all flavored tobacco products, including […]