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What to the slave is the Fourth of July?

Editor’s note: Below are some excerpts from a speech on the meaning of the Fourth of July delivered by Frederick Douglass in Rochester, New...

DeWine should help save lives and the economy by mandating face...

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine knows what needs to be done. It’s as obvious as the mask-covered nose on his face. COVID-19 cases are spiking in...

We could we be witnessing the deciding battle of the culture...

GEORGIA — We are living through history, through a tumultuous time in which change accelerates, the once-solid becomes fluid and no one has any...

Coronavirus highlights how humans are hardwired to dismiss facts that don’t...

Bemoaning uneven individual and state compliance with public health recommendations, top U.S. COVID-19 adviser Anthony Fauci recently blamed the country’s ineffective pandemic response on...

This simple model shows the importance of wearing masks and social...

With the advent of an infectious disease outbreak, epidemiologists and public health officials quickly try to forecast deaths and infections using complex computer models....

Reimagining a broken system of policing

America’s criminal legal system is broken. Policing is part of that system and is no exception. In fact it’s where it all begins. It’s...

The Confederate flag is an insult to Ohio’s heritage

One of the most tired, loathsome bromides made in favor of flying the battle flag of slavers and traitors is the exaltation of heritage,...

Don’t forget about the children when closing schools

This fall, 1.7 million Ohio children will return to school for the first time in nearly half a year. Coronavirus brought about a second,...

Terrence Martin: Lessons for my Black son

In some cultures, when a boy reaches the age of 13, his entire community comes together to acknowledge his coming of age in a...

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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