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Our City's Stories

We can’t stop amplifying the amazing things going on in our city. Turns out, neither can national news services! We have collected all of the latest articles in an easily shared space so you can read up on the excitement.

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More than a month: These 7 destinations elevate Black culture year-round

Cincinnati offered some respite for enslaved African Americans. After all, it was a stop on the Underground Railroad, so many slaves who sought freedom in the North found themselves passing through.

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The Changing Geography of U.S. Talent

Coastal metro areas continue to dominate the market for knowledge and creative workers. But other cities in the middle of the country are starting to gain ground. Many more affordable places have made considerable strides in attracting talent in the nation’s heartland. These include larger metro areas like Austin, Nashville, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Kansas City, St. Louis, Oklahoma City, Des Moines, Omaha, Columbus and Cincinnati.

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7 DESTINATIONS THAT ELEVATE BLACK CULTURE YEAR-ROUND

On the banks of the Ohio River, find the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center or learn more about Cincinnati’s expanded economic opportunities for minority business owners through programs like MORTAR Startup Accelerator. In late July, the city will unveil its Black Music Walk of Fame. Six Acres Bed & Breakfast is a former Underground Railroad safe house, and is the perfect place to stay when attending the Cincinnati Music Festival in July.

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Ickey Woods still shuffling, as Bengals’ Super Bowl run brings another wave of fame

Ickey Woods was watching the Cincinnati Bengals' first playoff game this postseason when he saw a familiar touchdown dance. Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah scored against the Las Vegas Raiders. Uzomah, who was born four years after Woods became an instant NFL phenomenon with the Bengals, broke into the "Ickey Shuffle."

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Making Black History 2021: Gee Horton

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Joe Burrow has that ‘it’ factor, Bengals great says: ‘It only comes along every so often’

Ickey Woods says Bengals 'are going to be a really good football team' for 10 to 15 years

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Goodbye to the Days of the ‘Rust Belt’

This past week Intel announced that it will build its new, $20 billion state-of-the-art chip plant near Columbus, Ohio. The company says that the location could eventually expand into a $100 billion complex with as many as eight fabrication facilities. As Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger put it, “We helped to establish the Silicon Valley, now we’re going to do the Silicon Heartland.”

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25 U.S. Destinations to Plan a Vacation to in 2022

One of the nation's most robust art scenes has flown under the radar. Yet, Cincinnati, Ohio, has some of the oldest, wealthiest, and most noteworthy cultural institutions in the entire country. For a family vacation, check out the new Art Climb at one of the nation's oldest art institutions. Stop by the Cincinnati Zoo, a top zoo, and also The Greenest Zoo in America. This first-ever kangaroo walkabout features the Kanga Klimb, an ADA-accessible ropes course, and the largest outdoor little blue penguin habitat.

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Cincinnati Agency Buys Nearly 200 Rental Homes, Thwarting Private Investors

A Cincinnati government entity outbid more than a dozen investment firms to buy 194 homes in and around the city, a move meant to keep tenants in their homes and private investors out of their neighborhoods.

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2022 Go List: The Midwest

CINCINNATI: This rapidly growing Midwest city becomes alive in the summer, with something for everyone at an affordable price.

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These Are America’s 20 Most Fun Cities. You Won’t Believe What Didn’t Make the List

On the fun scale, Cincinnati is number 17 in the U.S. with a seal of approval for its entertainment and recreational options. Home to one of the most popular zoos in the country, Cincinnati also has a collection of museums that make an appearance on most itineraries. The historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood has the Findlay Market—an old institution with food, music, produce, and pop-ups—and Washington Park that plays host to a number of events and festivals.

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