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There's a Riot Goin' On

0 Comments · Thursday, August 9, 2001
Ignorance never settles a question. -- Chinese fortune I wanted so much from Civil Unrest in Cincinnati: Voices in Our Community. The exhibit, hanging now through Oct. 21 at the Museum Center at U  

Track Marks

0 Comments · Thursday, August 2, 2001
I couldn't get into the Heart Mart. Well, I could. It was a process requiring a certain amount of courage. I circled the block so, if I changed my mind, I wouldn't look so obvious and so cowardly.   

Same Ol' Song

0 Comments · Thursday, July 26, 2001
"Each day I say today won't be like yesterday, but it stays this way today and everyday." --Alana Davis There are some things worth telling, some songs worth singing. Some Negroes headed south   

Mo' Money, Mo' Problems

0 Comments · Thursday, July 19, 2001
"I don't know what they want from me. It's like the more money we come across, the more problems we see."-- "Mo' Money, Mo' Problems," Notorious B.I.G. Mayor Charlie Luken waited to cross Race Stre  

Things That Make Me Go Hmmm...

0 Comments · Thursday, July 12, 2001
Why do young black folks, especially men, completely disobey traffic and cross in the middle of the street, assuming they won't get hit? If you wouldn't lose your license, wouldn't you like to, just  

Mr. Livingston, I Presume?

0 Comments · Thursday, July 5, 2001
I was in the studio one morning at WDBZ (1230 AM) last September when Nate Livingston was offered a regular on-air talk show gig by Program Director Lincoln Ware. The offer was made live, on the ai  

Talk Up Not Down, Part 2

0 Comments · Thursday, June 28, 2001
"Fuck Fangman" is scribbled graffiti-style on an Auto Mart circular box on Ninth Street downtown. A hand-drawn sticker depicting a bitten donut with the words "Less beatin more eatin, stop police br  

Talk Up Not Down, Part 1

0 Comments · Thursday, June 21, 2001
I was looking for an average, work-a-day black cop. Nobody extraordinary, just an officer looking to talk about what it's like standing on that side of the law. What about divided loyalties, being   

My Brother, Myself

0 Comments · Thursday, June 14, 2001
i have faith in who you are becoming in who you are you are the wolf having run through a stream to stand on a mountain peak dripping wet -- Saul Williams I got to thinking about men. They in  

If You Book Us, We'll Come ... Not

0 Comments · Thursday, May 31, 2001
White people in Cincinnati can't live with Negroes, and they can't live without us. We all know majority-sponsored street festivals in Cincinnati are excuses for white people to get drunk in publi  

The Halls of Just Us

0 Comments · Thursday, May 24, 2001
"If you have a case in Courtroom A, please come into the courtroom at this time. Please remain seated and quiet and turn off all beepers and cell phones. They will be confiscated if they go off duri  

Waiting to Exhale

0 Comments · Thursday, May 17, 2001
Keep power from the mighty and the mighty from the small. Heaven help us all.¨ -- Stevie Wonder, ¨Heaven Help Us All¨ The neighborhoods that Sugar ´N Spice diners hail from mig  

The Son Also Rises

0 Comments · Thursday, May 10, 2001
while they could they held him down and chopped him, held him up my little fish, my blueness swallowed in the air turned pink and wailed. -- Natural Birth, Toi Derricotte Dear Angela: You do  

Let My People Know

0 Comments · Thursday, April 19, 2001
19 April 2001 To: Cincinnati City Manager John Shirey, Mayor Charlie Luken, FOP President Keith Fangman and Police Chief Tom Streicher From: Your Negro Tour Guide Re: Let My People Know Gentlem  

Prison for Bad Pigs

0 Comments · Thursday, April 12, 2001
"The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less." -- Eldridge Cleaver I should've known it would be a bust. My brother wasn't even there. Randy is the Original Negro Tour Guide. He's