Kevin Williams

Kevin Williams

Kevin Williams is a freelance writer, focused on structural inequality. He is also a northeast Ohio native, and has graduated from The Ohio State University.


COVID-19 shutdowns incomplete without monetary assistance

By: - November 17, 2020

COVID-19 is spiraling. In nearly every metric, across Ohio and the country, COVID-19 numbers are way up and show little sign of coming back down without significant intervention. Talks of a “shutdown” or “lockdown” are on many people’s lips. Gov. Mike DeWine is weighing if he should close restaurants, bars, gyms, and more. Maybe he […]


Despite barriers, make sure your voice is heard by voting

By: - October 22, 2020

Ohio’s voting procedures have been visible in the news. There are reports that nearly 50,000 of mail-in absentee ballots have been sent out incorrectly, with the wrong name or address. Another report tells of how a company in charge of printing ballots sent wrong ballots to one state, or just flat-out haven’t mailed ballots out […]


Two different surveys show that Ohio’s charities and nonprofits are in crisis

By: - September 14, 2020

Nonprofit organizations are essential in Ohio — offering essential resources and assistance to Ohioans in need. However, COVID-19 has created a considerable problem; donations and fundraising are down, volunteer work is limited in the age of social distancing. Organizations are now stressed, and essential programming is now vulnerable to termination. These programs are much-needed for […]


Removal of post office boxes is concerning as it makes postal workers’ jobs harder

By: - August 24, 2020

Last week, a photo of a man loading USPS mailboxes on to a truck in downtown Columbus had gone viral on Facebook and Twitter. Many social media users had shared the photo, outraged, with many saying that these box removals had been done only days prior, shortly after President Donald Trump’s contentious words directed at […]


Protests have put the spotlight on community review boards, but is it enough?

By: - July 29, 2020

The United States has had a rough summer. Ohio has, too. Aside from COVID-19 wreaking havoc on our state, the death of George Floyd has galvanized thousands of people to protest and demand a more egalitarian treatment of citizens concerning policing in our communities. Ohio has not been immune to the now-ubiquitous videos and images […]

The CARES Act ends very soon. What’s next for Ohio workers?

By: - July 23, 2020

The CARES Act has let many Ohioans live, but many provisions are about to expire without action from the federal government. Normally, unemployment only pays 50% of one’s weekly wage. Independent contractors had been traditionally left out of unemployment benefits entirely. Yet, COVID-19’s impact has been omnipresent and far-reaching —  with nearly every industry being […]


ICE ruling throws Ohio colleges for a ride, terrifies international students

By: - July 14, 2020

COVID-19’s cases in the United States have started to rise again, despite seemingly being on track to reduce a few weeks ago. With that, universities, public schools, and other institutions are figuring out a way to continue the school year, while still keeping students and faculty safe. For most schools, going online-only is the answer; […]


Police are hurting protesters with little accountability

By: - June 4, 2020

Social media is inundated with videos that show police attacking people in broad daylight with apparently little recompense. Videos that once would “go viral” of a police officer unduly macing someone, are now grimly ubiquitous. People protesting the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis live-stream being shot at close range with huge rubber or wooden […]