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Dirty, Rotten Scoundrels

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
If I were the parent today of a black child in America, my black child would never see the light of day without our entire black family in tow.  

Up in the Old Hotel

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 8, 2015
The Alms’ current status as neighborhood eyesore has been a long time in the making.  

The Indiana in Us All

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The signing of Indiana’s bill by Republican Governor Mike Pence giving Christians the legal right to refuse service to gays and lesbians is subversive and riddled with hate-mongering in the guise of protecting “basic religious freedoms.”  

Teach Your Children Well

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Shame on any parent or guardian of school-aged children who has never questioned the term “teaching to the test” and its residual pressures on teachers and students.  

You Can’t Always Get What You Want

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Hillary Clinton is suffering so acutely from the Clinton Dynasty Syndrome she cannot see straight enough to come within the ZIP code of the right thing.  

Mother and Child Reunion

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Gladine Rosetta Hill Wilson (then, crazily, Wilson again) Parrish would have been perhaps 83 on March 10. “Perhaps” because she finagled her age to the point that some of her sisters believed she was younger than she was when she died.   

See-Through

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Watching the Oscars Sunday night was fun and fanciful because there’s nothing like watching wealthy, accomplished white people “acting” racially guilty when they’re really quite comfortable in their homogeneous groupings.  

Liar. Liar?

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Ten-million-dollar baby and NBC newsman Brian Williams is guilty. He knows better than to insert himself right smack dab in the middle of the news he’s witnessed or reported directly, and because he did, he resorted to lying about them and himself.  

To Repel Ghosts

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
There is this joke among black people — remember first that humor about cultural diminishment ain’t funny and not all blacks know one another — that says Black History Month is in February because it’s the shortest month of the year.  

Taking a Toll

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
I would not trade the liberation of working for myself — of coming up with ideas and translating them into paid words, or teaching at the University of Cincinnati or working with Northside teenagers — for stacks of cash at a more reliable, albeit mind-numbing, soul-sucking job.  

Norwood: UpSouth

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 28, 2015
In a letter dated Dec. 22 that has now come to light, Norwood Mayor Thomas F. Williams penned a bon mot to the Norwood Police Department slamming black civil rights leaders and do-nothing politicians.  

Forever Yours, Mitt Romney

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Whatever being president means, I want it and when I lost in 2012 I did what all sickeningly wealthy people do — I spent money.  

From 1965 Selma to Right Now

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Readers might assume this a movie review. It is not. Readers might want to get on with it, forget about our recent past, stop drumming up old shit. I cannot.   

By Any Other Name

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Joshua Alcorn was born a boy but reportedly felt “like a girl trapped in a boy’s body” since he was 4 years old.   

There Went the Neighborhood

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 31, 2014
The city of Cincinnati has designated Woodburn Avenue in my East Walnut Hills neighborhood an “entertainment district.”