Just one week after Councilmember Priscilla Tyson announced her upcoming departure from Columbus City Council, Mitchell J. Brown followed suit with an announcement of his own today. Brown has served in the position for nearly six years and will not be seeking re-election for a second full term. “It has been an incredible journey,” stated Brown. […]
By Jake Zuckerman Laws that expand the right to shoot to kill in perceived self-defense yield unequal consequences in the justice system depending on whether the person shot was white, according to research published last week. So-called “stand your ground” laws, one of which was passed in Ohio last year, are also associated with a modest […]
By Tyler Buchanan Rob Portman of Ohio will not be seeking reelection to the U.S. Senate, with the Cincinnati Republican citing increased polarization in American politics as a reason to not campaign for a third term. The surprise announcement on Monday morning set off an early-week scramble for politicians of both parties to consider a run […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]