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A Year In Review: After Countless Cries For Racial Justice, Where Are We Now?
KENT, Ohio (WKSU) — Last year, streets throughout the U.S. were full of people protesting racial injustices that have tormented the country for years, demanding real change. Since then, task… Read More
You Can Still Count The Number Of Black CEOs On One Hand
Executives pledged to make diversity a priority, but the past year has highlighted how difficult it is to implement change in corporate America.
Where Efforts To Overhaul Policing Stand In Congress After Chauvin Verdict
The guilty verdict against the former officer has added new urgency around stalled talks on legislation to ban chokeholds and end qualified immunity for police. But the path remains far from clear.
Derek Chauvin Found Guilty Of George Floyd’s Murder
George Floyd’s death sparked sustained protests in Minneapolis, across the United States and around the world. It also set off a national reckoning on police violence and systemic racism.
As Nation Reckons With Race, Poll Finds White Americans Least Engaged
The NPR/Ipsos poll also found wide gaps in support for demands that racial justice advocates are making.
Columbus Statue To Be Removed From Namesake Ohio City
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther says a statue of Christopher Columbus will be removed from the Ohio city named after him. The statue located by City Hall… Read More
WATCH: How George Floyd’s Killing Has Inspired A Diverse Range Of Protesters
In the three-plus weeks since George Floyd’s death, the protests that began in Minneapolis over policing, race and the use of force have grown into a national reckoning on these… Read More
DeWine Wants Standards On Law Enforcement Response To Protests
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WVXU) — As demonstrations continue in honor of George Floyd and many cities in Ohio and elsewhere have come under fire for police response to such protests, Gov. Mike… Read More
People Line Up On East State Street To Support Black Lives Matter Movement
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens residents lined up on East State Street Friday to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement and stand in solidarity with protesters across the… Read More
Portman: We Need “A More Calming Tone” From Trump
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Statehouse News Bureau) — As protests continue across Ohio and the country, the state’s Republican U.S. Senator says President Trump could be doing more to help those demonstrations… Read More
Chauvin And 3 Former Officers Face New Charges Over George Floyd’s Death
Derek Chauvin now faces a second-degree murder charge, and three other former Minneapolis police officers are accused of aiding and abetting murder.
Hundreds In Athens Join Nationwide Day Of Protest
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A crowd of at least 500 people lined the streets in Athens for a peaceful protest on Tuesday, joining a day of demonstrations across the United… Read More
DeWine: ‘There Is Racism In Ohio And Across The Country’
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKSU) — Gov. Mike DeWine dedicated most of his press conference about the coronavirus Tuesday to discussing racism in the state. “The essential function of government is to protect… Read More
‘We Will Fight For What’s Right:’ People March For George Floyd In Athens
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Twice in as many days, more than 100 people rallied their voices and handmade signs in Athens on Sunday to protest the deaths of George Floyd and… Read More
Athens Spreads Messages Of Love And Calls For Justice Uptown During Sidewalk Chalk Event
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athenians of all ages met uptown on Sunday afternoon to chalk the sidewalks with messages, affirming support of the black community and calling for justice after… Read More