A old, white, anti-gay Republican narrowly won a community
board of trustees election in Houston after he purposely misled voters
in his largely black voting district to believe he was also black. WORLD -2
Future Republican Presidential Nominee Watches Sci Fi Film, Says Plot Could Totally Happen: While the liberals here at CityBeat
prefer the nutty “everything is a conspiracy” brand of Republican
politician over the “selectively interpret passages from the Bible to
exert social control over a nation founded on the principle of
separating state and church” kind, they both suck.
As we watched our hero Solomon Northup
endure 12 years of kidnap, beatings, witnessing rape, being forced to
lash another slave and learning the subservience of slavery in order to
survive it, I couldn’t keep my eyes off the old black woman.Especially during the beating scenes. She never flinched or looked away.
The student paper’s
volunteer adviser, Emily Grannis, who also is a Reporter’s Committee for
Freedom of the Press fellow, talked with student editor John Vodrey on
the phone while he was in the station. That helped Vodrey cite
appropriate state statute and legal language to ask for an incident
What I saw in Carter’s ascendancy was
lemmings swimming toward someone else’s manifestation of their own wet
dreams of gaudy consumerism. If hypertension, diabetes and heart
disease won’t kill black folks, then grabbing for luxury items someone
else convinces us we need will.
Cincy: Let’s Get Wasted in Public: Sometimes questions kind of answer
themselves, like when you’re offered a sample of a little cracker in the
grocery store and you feel like eating a cracker. An Enquirer
headline today prompted a similar response, as its story titled, “Want
to drink in the street?” was likely met by most readers with an excited,
A California Sriracha hot sauce factory is effectively
macing all the people that live around it, releasing fumes that are
causing burning eyes, throats and headaches. If that plant shuts down,
hot sauce prices might jump and temporarily ruin ramen noodles for
everyone. WORLD -1
I still object to shield laws. They are a de facto
form of licensing reporters. You are your sources are unprotected if
you’re not included in the definition of “journalist” or your work isn’t
Audit Finds Simon Leis as Unreasonable as He Always Appeared: Former Hamilton County Sheriff Simon Leis probably saw
this day coming when his handpicked successor lost last year’s election
to Democrat Jim Neil, who campaigned on pretty much doing things the
opposite way Leis had done for 25 years.
Of course, that obsession with raunch
culture in the first place is sometimes what necessitates the hard,
unpleasant conversations about preventing rape and sexual assault in
this country. Cause and effect.
City’s New Police Chief Wants to Dress to Impress and Arrest: Like all cities, Cincinnati is a place where
crimes are committed. Strategies constantly evolve as law enforcement
tries to thwart all sorts of criminal enterprises.