History

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...

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,...

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...

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...

How Ohio has responded to COVID-19: The first tests arrive

This was still a calm before the storm. Gov. Mike DeWine had already hosted a crowded press conference announcing changes to the Arnold Sports Festival....

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...

Amid furor over senator’s comments, colleagues try to get hearings on...

Comments last week by Ohio Sen. Steve Huffman, R-Tipp City, are probably the one thing Americans are most likely to know about the Ohio...

Ohio faces second year with no executions

When Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine last week delayed three more executions into 2022 and 2023, it meant that 2020 would be the second consecutive...

DeWine won’t ‘critique’ handling of D.C. protests, but has sent Ohio...

Ohio earlier this week sent 100 members of the National Guard to serve under President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C., where they’re likely to...

Police officers accused of brutal violence often have a history of...

As protests against police violence and racism continue in cities throughout the U.S., the public is learning that several of the officers involved in...
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