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City of Columbus Implements CROWN Act

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City of Columbus Implements CROWN Act

The City of Columbus has implemented the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair or CROWN Act. The legislation, intended to ensure protection against discrimination based on hair texture and race-based hairstyles like braids, locs, and twists, went into effect on Friday, Jan. 16. The ordinance was sponsored by Councilmember Priscilla Tyson with Councilmember Shayla Favor, […]

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Ohio SNAP Benefits Expansion Now Offers Grocery Deliveries

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio SNAP Benefits Expansion Now Offers Grocery Deliveries

By Tyler Buchanan Low-income Ohioans now have another option for using their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to purchase groceries to be delivered to their homes. A new partnership between InstaCart and Aldi allows those living near one of the discount supermarkets to buy groceries online using their EBT card.  Aldi joins two other major […]

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LTE: Some Things Need to be Said Out Loud

Chris Sunami Chris Sunami LTE: Some Things Need to be Said Out Loud

Some things need to be said out loud. What happened on Wednesday, January 6 at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. was high treason, an attempted coup. For the first time since the Civil War, there was significant armed interference with the peaceful transition of power that is the hallmark of American democracy. It must be […]

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LTE: This is What the United States of America Looks Like

Arin Blair Arin Blair LTE: This is What the United States of America Looks Like

A rally cry, in memoir, for 2021.

In my youth I was ashamed to be an American. I felt it with the cold certainty and self-righteousness that fuels the late teens and early twenties. I found so many reasons to be ashamed. After all, our founding fathers committed genocide against the people they found living on this land. They built our foundation […]

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Ohio Elected Officials Respond to Violent Situation in DC

Walker Evans Walker Evans Ohio Elected Officials Respond to Violent Situation in DC

This afternoon, pro-Trump protestors marched toward the US Capitol Building in Washington DC following a planned rally event where President Donald Trump spoke to his supporters. Many of the protestors then decided to violently and illegally enter the Capitol building, fighting law enforcement officials and endangering the lives of many elected officials, government employees, journalists […]

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House Passes ‘Stand Your Ground’ Bill, Expanding Right to Shoot to Kill in Self-Defense

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal House Passes ‘Stand Your Ground’ Bill, Expanding Right to Shoot to Kill in Self-Defense

By Jake Zuckerman The Ohio House passed legislation late Thursday evening that removes a legal requirement that people try to retreat from a confrontation before shooting to kill in perceived self-defense. The legislation, commonly referred to as “stand your ground,” passed in a 52-31 vote around 11:30 p.m. If passed into law, it rescinds what’s known […]

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Applications for Civilian Review Board Now Being Accepted

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Applications for Civilian Review Board Now Being Accepted

Applications for Columbus’ civilian review board are being accepted now through Jan. 15, 2021. Since August, community members from the Civilian Review Board Work Group have met over a half-dozen times to review best practices from boards in other cities, and outline recommendations for the board’s powers and roles, as well as board member qualifications […]

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