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  • Our Lives Matter at Black Family Reunion

    Aug 20, 2015, 4:03 a.m.

    Black Lives Matter is a grassroots organization that has grown over the past year in reaction to the shooting of unarmed Black people by police. Last weekend, African Americans in the Cincinnati region and the Midwest brought attention to their concerns under the banner of “Our Lives Matter’’ during the serious side of the three-day celebration of the African American family that began Friday, August 14, with a Heritage Breakfast at Sharonville Convention Center. Other events included a parade in Avondale on Saturday morning that brought out numerous groups throughout Hamilton County, and two days of festivities, music, health and job fairs, great food and family get-togethers, much of which is illustrated throughout this edition of The Cincinnati Herald.
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  • ‘Hawk’ time welcoming to D

    Aug 20, 2015, 3:58 a.m.

    In Cincinnati when you say ‘Hawk,’ you think of one thing. Aaron Pryor. Pryor was a junior Welterweight boxer that dominated professional boxing in the early 1980s. He is arguably Cincinnati’s greatest boxer in history. There’s a new ‘Hawk’ in the Queen City. A different sport and not as great, but every bit as solid. You can say A.J. Hawk came home for the twilight of his career.
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  • Art recognized in Teen Drawing Contest

    Aug 20, 2015, 3:56 a.m.

    The annual Teen Drawing Contest winners were recognized during an awards ceremony recently at the Main Library in TeenSpot. The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County partnered with Elementz Urban Arts Center for the contest in which teens ages 12-18 were encouraged to re-create a scene from their favorite book for the contest’s theme, “Fan Art!” Kelada Johnson from Over-the-Rhine, shown above, won an honorable mention in the ages 15-18 division of the contest.
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  • The Secret Garden opens Playhouse’s 2015-2016 season

    Aug 20, 2015, 3:50 a.m.

    The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park opens its 2015-2016 season with the heartwarming, soaring musical “The Secret Garden,” based on the enduring family classic penned more than a century ago by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Winner of three Tony Awards on Broadway, with book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman and music by Lucy Simon, “The Secret Garden,” runs Sept. 5 to Oct. 3 in the Playhouse’s 
Robert S. Marx Theatre.
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  •  CPS students head back to school

    Aug 20, 2015, 3:49 a.m.

    Cincinnati Public Schools students headed back to school for the new school year on Wednesday, August 19, with more than for 33,000 students in Southwest Ohio’s largest public school district entering the classrooms. Superintendent Mary Ronan said highlights of the new school year include the debut of the Allegiance Project, a three-year, $4.9 million federal grant-funded program in which neighborhood “conductors” walk students to school in time to say the Pledge of Allegiance. The project will be piloted at four elementary schools in the 2015-2016 school year. Also new is CPS’ comprehensive workforce preparation initiative, My Tomorrow, which will be expanded to include grades 9 through12 this school year, CPS will continue to focus on early literacy.
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