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Elevators

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Violent black mega-stars and violent black athletes and the women who try to love them should avoid elevators like most black people avoid therapy.  

George Clooney vs. the Tabloids

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Here’s a twist on the old “Don’t pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the gallon.” That was when print ruled.
Now, it’s don’t pick an online fight with an immensely popular actor and a respected lawyer who come from journalism families: George Clooney and fiance Amal Alamuddin.   

Cincinnati vs. the World 07.30.2014

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Sarah Palin has found another way to make money off her status as a celebrity political commentator, with her new online Sarah Palin Channel. For $10 a month, subscribers can get news delivered by Palin that “cuts through the media’s politically correct filter,” along with a dose of the Palin household’s “real-life” “outdoor adventures.”  

Media Musings From Cincinnati and Beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Fox’s WXIX 19 had a bizarre “investigative” report which not only rehashed an earlier story at unseemly length but also repeated itself during the rehash. City departmental managers are supposed to live in the city, according to Cincinnati City Council. Some apparently don’t. Good story.  

Randy Wolf: November 7, 1964-July 11, 2014

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 22, 2014
On July 11, my high school classmate, Randy Wolf, dropped dead unexpectedly of a heart attack. This is not about the shock of a 49-year-old man dying unexpectedly; we are born to die. This is not about my own mortality; I feel my body’s anarchy everyday. My time may also be nigh.
  

Cincinnati vs. the World 07.23.2014

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 22, 2014
UNICEF has called for accelerated action against child marriage and genital mutilation after its new report revealed the continued prevalence of both practices. Seven-hundred-million women alive today were married before they were 18. WORLD -2  

Cincinnati vs. the World 07.16.2014

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 15, 2014
The group proswastika.org wants to reclaim the symbol from its legacy of Nazi hate for the peace symbol it still serves as in Asian cultures, so it flew a swastika banner over the Coney Island beach in New York on Saturday. The display didn’t track well with New Yorkers, not surprisingly. WORLD -1  

Media Musings From Cincinnati and Beyond

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 15, 2014
New York Times in-house critic, public editor Margaret Sullivan, says the Times is re-embracing jingoism that supported America’s attack on Saddam Hussein 11 years ago.
  

Who Guards the Guardians?

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Barack Obama’s Justice Department remains at war with reporters, invoking national security so often we should check to see if the sky is falling.
  

My Brother’s Sleeping

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 8, 2014
I have long held that black women in America are under attack. We get harsher criminal prosecution than our white counterparts; we are murdered by intimate partners at higher rates than any other groups.
  

Cincinnati vs. the World 07.09.2014

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Google began banning porn ads from its search engine July 7, adding to the site’s previous ban of underage, non-consensual sexual content and prostitution services. WORLD +1  

The Guardian of the Paper Mache Pig

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 2, 2014
See this paper mache pig? My twin brother made this back in high school. My mother was the guardian of it until she died in 2000. Now, I have it.   

No. 104

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 2, 2014
I wasn’t so sure about this, this coming back to CityBeat when Editor Danny Cross first sent me an email in 2012 explaining his plan to overhaul the paper I’d freelanced for from its first issue in 1994, then joined first as a part-time writer in 1999 (just enough hours to qualify for health insurance to buy insulin and needles) then as a full-time staffer with a column.  

Media Musings From Cincinnati and Beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 2, 2014
A Page 1 Enquirer story described sometime violent misbehavior in Hamilton County courtrooms and courthouse hallways. A headline said there was chaos in the judges’ “chambers.” Wrong. The story didn’t say that.   

Cincinnati vs. the World 07.02.2014

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 2, 2014
A woman was accidentally shot during a concealed carry demonstration at a Pennsylvania gun show on June 28. The victim said she feels bad for the gun owner, and she’ll still attend gun shows in the future. WORLD -1