• Exhibit features news coverage from‘Bloody Sunday’ to Voting Rights Act

    Feb 26, 2015, 11:49 p.m.

    WASHINGTON — The Newseum in Washington, D.C., has opened its newest exhibit, “1965: Civil Rights at 50,” which explores the dramatic civil rights events of 1965, from the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., to the signing of the Voting Rights Act by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The fight for voting rights peaked in a violent clash between peaceful protesters and police that came to be known as “Bloody Sunday,” after state troopers and deputies armed with clubs and whips beat and trampled protesters as they attempted to cross Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge.
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  • Dr. Emmett G. O’Neal retires after prestigious medical career

    Feb 26, 2015, 11:35 p.m.

    Longtime Cincinnati physician and surgeon Dr. Emmett G. O’Neal retired from his prestigious medical practice May 15, 2014. Dr. Emmett G. O’Neal was born on December 18, 1945, in Bessemer, Ala., a town in the Deep South. He was born a fighter and carried on his duties of life with a sense of academic earnestness. By the age of 5, he learned to read and was hooked on books, and they took him to places he could only dream about, preparing him for a life of science and service.
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  • Senator Thomas testifies about improving community and police relations in Ohio

    Feb 26, 2015, 11:47 p.m.

    COLUMBUS - Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) last week presented sponsor testimony on legislation to improve community and police relations in Ohio. Senate Bill 23 would establish the Community Police Relations Commission, require training in community focused de-escalation techniques and require the collection of data on the use of force and racial interaction in Ohio.
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  • Urban League recognizes four new Lions

    Feb 26, 2015, 11:45 p.m.

    The Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio announces its 66th Annual Meeting and Glorifying the Lions award luncheon. This year’s Lion’s presentation will take place on Friday, February 13 in the Hyatt Regency Ballroom downtown Cincinnati beginning at noon, with the doors open at 11:30 a.m. The award presentation pays tribute to community elders who have reached the age of 65 and have displayed a long-standing commitment to the betterment of Greater Southwestern Ohio communities.
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  • YWCA Heart to Heart Racial Justice Breakfast honors Sister Rose Ann Fleming, David Singleton

    Feb 26, 2015, 11:52 p.m.

    Spend a morning with the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati and friends for a heart-to-heart discussion about racial justice in the United States. The morning begins at 7:30 a.m. on March 17 at the Freedom Center with breakfast followed by a musical selection on the bagpipes in recognition of St. Patrick’s Day and continues with the presentation of YWCA Racial Justice Awards to Sister Rose Ann Fleming, David Singleton. Kimberlé Crenshaw, the executive director of the African American Policy Forum and professor of law at UCLA and Columbia Law School, is the keynote speaker. The event concludes with a Q&A session moderated by Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney, publisher of The Cincinnati Herald.
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