Archive for the ‘Hightower Spotlight’ Category

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 “defining […]

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 […]

Urban league president: ‘Our economy and society must work for everyone.’

Courtesy of The Columbus Dispatch By Stephanie Hightower December 28, 2021 Diversity, equity and inclusion, affordable housing, criminal justice, childcare and COVID-19 among issues community must continue to address in […]

Opinion: A year after George Floyd’s murder, change starts with new way of thinking

Courtesy of The Columbus Dispatch By Guest Columnist, Stephanie Hightower, President and CEO of the Columbus Urban League May 27, 2021 The public presentations by the candidates for Columbus Police […]

Urban League CEO Stephanie Hightower’s social justice challenge to business leaders: ‘You have to have some courage’

Courtesy of Columbus Business First By Hayleigh Colombo April 28, 2021 Stephanie Hightower is challenging Columbus business leaders to be “instigators, agitators and mediators” in the fight for social justice […]