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Cover Story: Hustle & Flow

When the flip hits the fan

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 23, 2005
"Do you wanna be an MC or do you wanna serve? Do you wanna be dope or do you wanna deal it?" -- "The bizness," Common w/ De La Soul It's a sunny day in O-T-R, and the block is hot. Dope boy  

Onstage: Going for the Glory

Locals compete for the big time at Harlem's Apollo

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Before American Idol and Making the Band, stars were born and legends were made at the Apollo Theater, located on 125th Street in the heart of Harlem in New York City. The Apollo has been a renown  

News: Still Fighting

Owensby case again explodes

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 9, 2005
The Owensby family's frustration over the fallout from their son's death in police custody erupted last week in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court. Judge Ethna M. Cooper heard arguments Feb. 2  

News: Rehabilitation That Works

When jobs come first, literacy will follow

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 2, 2005
Donte' Graham was in the Hamilton County Justice Center, hopeless and uneducated, when he met Jason "Fresh" Heckler, executive director of the Literacy Center West (LCW). Once a month Heckler   

News: Campaign Wheelies

Portune rolls to a second term

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 3, 2004
Every election eve, Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune performs his traditional campaign ritual, dropping off campaign literature in the Clifton Gaslight district, Mount Adams and the Twin T  

Cover Story: Inspectors on Point

They hold owners responsible, willing or not

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2004
Imagine going to a job eight hours a day, five days week, where the lives and safety of others are in your hands, you're verbally assaulted and you witness extreme poverty and abuse. That's a no  

292 McGregor Ave.

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 19, 2004
Address: 292 McGregor Ave., Mount Auburn Owner: City of Cincinnati Year Built: 1890 Value: $44,500 Comments: Sometimes the city of Cincinnati itself is responsible for blighted buildin  

Cover Story: From The Gap to Grits

Carla Tucker gets grilled

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 5, 2004
Carla Tucker had no desire to be immortalized in print. "No one wants to read about me," she says. "It would be a boring interview." Liar, liar. Pans on fire. She finally gave in and recoun  

2312 Kemper Lane

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 21, 2004
Address: 2312 Kemper Lane, Walnut Hills Year Built: 1908 Value: $146,500 Owner: Management Plus LTD. Comments: From outside, this beautiful turn-of-the-century Victorian home appears to be  

Music: People Get Rizzy

Socially-conscious Hip Hop artist Young Rizzy says he's eager to star behind-the-scenes

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 24, 2004
In the back of Supreme Styles barbershop in Northside sits a claustrophobic room that doubles as an efficient recording studio. When Laron Wilson (aka Young Rizzy) isn't cutting heads up front, h