OhioBlack.com was established as a result of 17 years of learnings from ColumbusBlack.com, which was founded in 2005.

Kevin Lloyd, Founder of OhioBlack and ColumbusBlack was inspired by his college friend, Lavida Samuel, a co-founder of DallasBlack.com.

After multiple relocations as a retail executive, Lloyd and his wife Sherry, quickly identified the difficulty in acclimating to the Columbus Ohio area. Keep in mind, this was prior to social media and email blast, etc.

Lloyd was intrigued by the success of DallasBlack.com and within 30 days of speaking with Samuel about the business model, ColumbusBlack.com was launched and he was passing out flyers to event goers as they were heading to/from their favorite shows.

ColumbusBlack evolved over a 15 year period to become the primary omni-channel platform in Central Ohio serving the Black Community with relevant content shared via their website, email blast, text blast, social media channels, virtual and live event activations.

Due to the lack of digital media outlets representing the black community throughout Ohio, Lloyd decided to utilize the learnings from ColumbusBlack and expand the business model and concept throughout the great state of Ohio.

OhioBlack.com is the ideal platform for companies, promoters, entrepreneurs, artists, schools, and those looking to promote themselves who realize the economic buying power of the Black community. As an incentive, the site offers a free membership which includes a weekly digital newsletter highlighting key information, events, advertisements and more.

The goal of OhioBlack is to provide the black community and it’s allies with a relevant omni-channel platform highlighting Black Culture and addressing key topics related to Social, Physical/Mental Health and Wellness, Wealth Creation, Events, Entertainment, Black Founders, Black Businesses and Job Opportunities targeting black candidates.

In short, Ohio Black is for the Culture. Let’s Go!!! specializing in Social Media Marketing, Entertainment, Event Activations, Diversity and Lifestyle Enhancement Marketing Consultation.

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Lloyds of Columbus, LLC is the parent company of OhioBlack.com. LOC is a Lifestyle Enhancement Marketing Company



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