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Cleveland City Council declares racism a public health crisis

CITY COUNCIL POLICIES CONTRIBUTE TO CLEVELAND’S HIGH CHILDHOOD POVERTY RATE Cleveland City Council declares racism a public health crisis CITY COUNCIL POLICIES CONTRIBUTE TO CLEVELAND’S HIGH CHILDHOOD POVERTY RATE by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, July 2020)    At its June 3rd meeting, Cleveland City Council declared racism is a public health crisis. The legislation was unanimously passed by … Continue reading

Minneapolis video inspires Black Lives Matter Cleveland protest at the Second Police District

Minneapolis video inspires Black Lives Matter Cleveland protest at the Second Police District by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, July 2020)    Seeing four police officers roughly treating a black man on the evening of May 25, 2020, Minneapolis teenager Darnella Frazier had the presence of mind to stop and record an iphone video of what she saw. … Continue reading

Press conference announcing Fathers for Freedom March

Ohioans Urge Public Officials to Break Their Silence on COVID-19 Racism

Ohioans Urge Public Officials to Break Their Silence on COVID-19 Racism 1,350+ Ohio Organizations, Individuals, and Elected Officials Call on Ohio Leaders to Speak Out Against Rise in Anti-Chinese and Anti-Asian Racism To the Editor: (Plain Press, April 2020)   A diverse coalition of 149 Ohio organizations and over 1,200 individual Ohioans, including 20 elected officials, signed … Continue reading

Undesign the Red Line Interactive Exhibit

YWCA Speaker Karen Williams shares wisdom of humor at It’s Time to Talk Forum on Race

(Plain Press, March 2019)On February 15, the YWCA of Greater Cleveland held a Forum on Race, It’s Time to Talkfeaturing keynote speaker Karen Williams at the Cuyahoga Community College Eastern Campus. Williams, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the International Institute of Humor and Healing Arts (HaHA Institute), explored the theme of humor and … Continue reading

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