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Reformation or Revolution? Community Weighs In on the Local Movement for Black Lives

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Reformation or Revolution? Community Weighs In on the Local Movement for Black Lives

Voices in the community are discussing black liberation, and behind them is a spectrum of ideations and philosophies as diverse as they come. Black, brown, white and mixed, privileged and poor, the skeptics and the faithful — they’re all thinking about it and talking about it. And how could you not? The presumption of a […]

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Four Arrested During Protest at PRIDE Parade

Walker Evans Walker Evans Four Arrested During Protest at PRIDE Parade

Protestors at the annual PRIDE Parade and Festival are not an uncommon sight, and are typically present to showcase anti-LGBTQ sentiment. But one group today took to the street to protest for different reasons, and the event resulted in police intervention and the arrest of four protestors. According to a post published on the International […]

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Activists Want Columbus Police Officer Zachary Rosen Fired for Assaulting Suspect

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Activists Want Columbus Police Officer Zachary Rosen Fired for Assaulting Suspect

One of the groups behind Justice for Henry Green has released a statement in response to a video released on Monday, which showed Columbus Police Officer Zachary Rosen kicking restrained suspect Demarko Anderson in the head. “We are appalled, though not surprised, by the actions taken by Columbus Police officers in this video,” said the […]

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Grassroots: SURJ Columbus Uses “People Power” to Work Against Racial Injustice

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Grassroots: SURJ Columbus Uses “People Power” to Work Against Racial Injustice

Getting involved in the fight for racial justice can be intimidating for the average white progressive. Where do you fit? How do you let your voice be heard without drowning out the black and brown voices of the movement? How do you contribute without coming off as a “white savior?” Showing Up for Racial Justice […]

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Opinion: Police Need to Join Protestors, Rally For Self-Reform

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Opinion: Police Need to Join Protestors, Rally For Self-Reform

“But we’re talking about racial healing in this segment. What do you say to Americans, people of color who…” began Lester Holt, NBC Nightly News anchor and moderator for the first presidential debate on Monday. “– I say nothing. I say nothing,” Donald Trump interjected, following up with a statement of self-pride for being able […]

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Protestors Disrupt Columbus City Council Meeting, Call for Justice in Shooting Death of Tyre King

Walker Evans Walker Evans Protestors Disrupt Columbus City Council Meeting, Call for Justice in Shooting Death of Tyre King

This evening’s regularly scheduled Columbus City Council meeting was interrupted by approximately 100 protestors, who demanded justice in the wake of the shooting death of 13-year-old Tyre King on September 14th. While city officials asked the community for patience in the days following the incident until a full investigation could be completed, forensic reports unveiled […]

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Food Activists Rally to Influence Presidential Campaign

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Food Activists Rally to Influence Presidential Campaign

Food activists gathered on the OSU campus Tuesday to discuss how food policy should be incorporated in political discourse. The Plate of the Union, an event held by student groups and local and statewide advocates, rallied to talk about the impact of the current food system on the nation’s health and economy. “Food!” “Justice!” “Workers!” […]

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