Civil Rights

Local and federal law enforcement using intimidation tactics against protesters, state...

Lawyers across the state say local and national law enforcement have been using police intimidation tactics against Black Lives Matter protesters and organizers.  The Ohio...

Roberts joins Supreme Court’s four liberal judges in striking down Louisiana...

WASHINGTON — In a major victory for reproductive rights, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a controversial Louisiana law that critics said would have...

3 Republicans join House Democrats in passing sweeping police reform

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed a sweeping police reform package Thursday night in response to massive civil unrest over police brutality. The package cleared...

Supporters share personal stories on racism as a public health crisis

Sarina Herman’s mom was dying. It wasn’t just from the cancer she had, but from the chemo being used to treat it, and the language...

Democrats block GOP’S ‘weak’ police reform bill

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats blocked a GOP police reform bill Wednesday because they said it fails to adequately respond to police brutality against people...

After U.S. Supreme Court decision, Ohio Fairness Act still awaiting hearings

A piece of Ohio House legislation on sexual orientation discrimination is sitting idle in a committee, even after the nation’s highest court said LGBTQ+...

Columbus statues in Columbus: Their legacy and future

Standing in a light rain at City Hall, U.S. Sen. John Bricker marveled at the 20-foot bronze figure unveiled in a city which bears...

Protesters report adverse effects from tear gas exposure, demand Columbus ban...

“I feel very violated by the state” Mason Hickman distinctly remembers the burning sensation as he inhaled a waft of tear gas on the Ohio...

Ohio Supreme Court: Sexual conduct law ‘ambiguous’ on repeat-offender charges

Ohio Supreme Court justices last week ruled in favor of a Montgomery County man’s argument that he couldn’t be charged as a repeat offender...

Black Americans, crucial workers in crises, emerge worse off – not...

On June 19, 1865 – 155 years ago – Black Americans celebrating the day of Jubilee, later known as Juneteenth, may have expected a...
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