Commentary

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...

Life on welfare isn’t what most people think it is

When Americans talk about people receiving public assistance – food stamps, disability, unemployment payments and other government help – they often have stereotypes and...

Ohio’s punitive student debt collection hurting thousands trying to advance their...

My daughter Hannah has been a full-time student at Ohio State University since 2016. She took classes each summer to be able to graduate...

Race is a big factor in Ohio police killings

According to CNN, police shot and killed about 1,000 people in the United States in 2018. Compare this to Germany, where police shot and...

2020 uprisings, unprecedented in scope, join a long river of struggle...

The river was the metaphor that best captured “the long, continuous movement” of the black freedom struggle for theologian, historian and civil rights activist...
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