CityBeat - Kathy Y. Wilson http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-246-1-kathy_y_wilson.html <![CDATA[This Woman’s Worth - ]]>

The mounting evidence of the NFL’s epidemic scourge of employing women and children batterers as highly paid professional football players has been a perfect storm resulting in my decision to boycott professional football.

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<![CDATA[Game Film - ]]>

There is so much that is problematic with the NFL and the until-now largely unchecked and woefully under punished domestic violence of its players that it is dizzying to know where to start.

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<![CDATA[Judge Not - ]]> On Sept. 8, Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Marie Hunter will finally walk from the court of public opinion into the Hamilton County Common Pleas courtroom of Judge Norbert A. Nadel to defend herself, her reputation, her seat on the bench and, she’d tell us, her life’s work against nine felony charges.
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<![CDATA[A Tale of Two Cities (Part II) - ]]> As the days turn a way from Michael Brown’s funeral, thus finally laying to rest his thrice-autopsied young body, Ferguson, Missouri, is now — more than ever — ripe and ready for the change that can carry this predominantly black and woefully underemployed community forever forward.]]> <![CDATA[A Tale of Two Cities - ]]>

You wouldn’t know it now to look at the so-fresh-and-so-clean-clean landscape where Timothy Thomas died and potentially thousands rioted, faced down cops in riot gear and incurred bean bag spray, rubber bullets, mace and mayhem, but we were once a bigger, more metropolitan version of Ferguson, Missouri, and our nighttime streets ran thick with anger, too.

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<![CDATA[An Icon Under the Bus - ]]>

The recent Hamilton County Commissioners’ quarter-cent sales tax dust-up that booted Music Hall from the original package deal is a perfect storm of class, political finger-pointing and entitlement.

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<![CDATA[The Finish Line - ]]>

Dear President Barack Obama: I was beginning to think you’d forgotten all about me. Then I recalled how very busy you are and have been.

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<![CDATA[Elevators - ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[Randy Wolf: November 7, 1964-July 11, 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.

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<![CDATA[My Brother’s Sleeping - ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[No. 104 - ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[Wagging the Dog - ]]>

I thought I was done with pitbulls, with thinking about little Zanaibou Drame and all the Internet postulating about the two. But the Cincinnati police shooting last Friday of a stray pitbull in Bond Hill brought it all back to me.

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<![CDATA[A Day in the Life - ]]>

I run into my oldest brother going into the new bookstore across from Fountain Square and he’s coming in off Vine Street and we hug a good, long time; it’s one of those double hugs, where you hug and, just before the release, you squeeze again.

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<![CDATA[The Pitbull Profile - ]]>

Irresponsible pitbull owners fit a profile.

There is something inherently ominous, mysterious, latently vicious and even irresponsibly deadly about pitbulls and their owners that most people are either afraid of or unable to name.

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<![CDATA[Final Friday - ]]>

He looked homeless, whatever that means.

Truth is, Mike Markiewicz looked the way he did — bedraggled, a bit greasy, disheveled, grungy, filthy, even — because appearance mattered not at all to him.

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<![CDATA[Gone - ]]> I’d naturally thought all along that he had wanted to disappear, that he was not “taken” by anyone else and as the days wore on and there was no sign of him I secretly thought maybe he’d killed himself, troubled by some gut-deep darkness only he could feel.]]> <![CDATA[The Low Lifes in The Heights - ]]>

The thugs and drug dealers in and around Lincoln Heights have long had Lincoln Heights Police in a reverse pat down.

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<![CDATA[The Show - ]]>

The modern concert-going experience sucks.

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<![CDATA[$2,676 - ]]>

The reportedly 223 schoolgirls missing from Chibok, northern Nigeria, for three weeks now and snatched by Islamist extremists Boko Haram (meaning “Western education is forbidden” or “sinful”) are just beginning to make an international blip, to gain traction.

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<![CDATA[Sitting Sterling’s Shiva - ]]>

Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling thinks all black people stink.

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