CityBeat - Kathy Y. Wilson http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-246-1-kathy_y_wilson.html <![CDATA[Norwood: UpSouth - ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[Forever Yours, Mitt Romney - ]]>

Whatever being president means, I want it and when I lost in 2012 I did what all sickeningly wealthy people do — I spent money.

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<![CDATA[From 1965 Selma to Right Now - ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[By Any Other Name - ]]>

Joshua Alcorn was born a boy but reportedly felt “like a girl trapped in a boy’s body” since he was 4 years old.

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<![CDATA[There Went the Neighborhood - ]]>

The city of Cincinnati has designated Woodburn Avenue in my East Walnut Hills neighborhood an “entertainment district.”

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<![CDATA[“...And Justice for All?” - ]]>

Blackness is now a joke, a punch line every single non-black-skinned person is in on at our expense.

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<![CDATA[On Being White - ]]>

The resignation of Officer Darren Wilson is not noble or brave or even sacrificial on its face.

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<![CDATA[Thanks and Giving - ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[The Cosby Show - ]]>

With all its groundbreaking accomplishments, it is important still to keep separate Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable of The Cosby Show from Bill Cosby himself.

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<![CDATA[The Backstabbers - ]]>

President Obama now appears as a pariah, a lone wolf.

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<![CDATA[As I Lay Dying - ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[Leslie Isaiah Gaines: 1945-2014 - ]]>

 Gaines was one of the first attorneys in the United States to advertise on television and he did it from Cincinnati.

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<![CDATA[They Raped That City - ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[The Color of Ebola? - ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[Like Fluttering Pages - ]]> I wasn’t then and neither am I now a journalist. I have always been a writer.
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<![CDATA[The Semantics of Weed - ]]>

After Thomas’ recriminalization ordinance, weed possession on the first offense was a fourth-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a $250 fine.

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<![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.]]>