Commentary

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...

Law you can use: exercising your right to protest

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of...

Black religious leaders are central in US protests – as they...

When the Rev. Al Sharpton implored white America to “get your knee off our necks” at the memorial of George Floyd, his words were...

Nondiscrimination against LGBTQ+ individuals isn’t just the law – it helps...

The Supreme Court ruled on June 15 that an employer who fires an individual for being gay or transgender violates Title VII of the...

Being convicted of a crime has thousands of consequences besides incarceration....

At least 77 million U.S. adults have criminal records, including nearly 7 million currently in prison or jail or on probation or parole. Typically, more...

Dr. Amy Acton has been calming and competent. The vicious attacks...

Ohio House Republicans had no problem some years ago when former Gov. John Kasich appointed his turnpike director, a former marketing and building industry...
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