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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.”  

“...And Justice for All?”

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Blackness is now a joke, a punch line every single non-black-skinned person is in on at our expense.
  

On Being White

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2014
The resignation of Officer Darren Wilson is not noble or brave or even sacrificial on its face.  

Thanks and Giving

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The holidays aren’t complete without the macabre sight of our neediest brothers and sisters lined up all over town in inclement weather waiting for handouts — boxes of food, a turkey, clothing, maybe a voucher or two for free furniture.  

The Cosby Show

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2014
With all its groundbreaking accomplishments, it is important still to keep separate Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable of The Cosby Show from Bill Cosby himself.  

The Backstabbers

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2014
President Obama now appears as a pariah, a lone wolf.  

As I Lay Dying

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 5, 2014
I admire Brittany Maynard. The 29-year-old Oregon woman and terminal brain cancer sufferer took a doctor-sanctioned lethal concoction Saturday, ending her life when and where she wanted — at home in her bed with her family surrounding her.  

Leslie Isaiah Gaines: 1945-2014

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 29, 2014
 Gaines was one of the first attorneys in the United States to advertise on television and he did it from Cincinnati.  

They Raped That City

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 22, 2014
A community already known for its poverty and rampant drug use and its less-than-stellar track record of public education and housing doesn’t need the stench of rapists added to its long list of ills and woes.  

The Color of Ebola?

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Ebola is the sad repeat of what happened with the outbreak of AIDS nearly 30 years ago: The Western world watched while poor, untreated black Africans died, usually alone and shamed by the social stigmas associated with the trifling nature of the disease.