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Over a year after Black Lives Matter protests erupted across the country, many are questioning what progress has been made toward racial equity.

A Year In Review: After Countless Cries For Racial Justice, Where Are We Now?

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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 forces, declarations, criminal charges and acts of solidarity have been the result. Despite the efforts of government officials and protesters, the question, “Has anything changed?”… Read More

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Athens Celebrates First Juneteenth As A National Holiday

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — People in Athens gathered Saturday to celebrate Juneteenth, marking the day that enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, were emancipated over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth celebrations have grown in the past year, said Dr. Tee Ford-Ahmed, an organizer of the free little library unveiling at Mt. Zion Baptist Church and… Read More

People around Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Athens Celebrates First Juneteenth As A National Holiday

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — People in Athens gathered Saturday to celebrate Juneteenth, marking the day that enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, were emancipated over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.  Juneteenth celebrations have grown in the past year, said Dr. Tee Ford-Ahmed, an organizer of the free little library unveiling at Mt. Zion Baptist Church… Read More

A woman holds up a sign during q protest, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Cleveland.

Lawmakers Revive Bills To Fight Racism, Honor Juneteenth

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Racism would be declared a public health crisis in Ohio and the day celebrating the official end of slavery would become a paid state holiday under racial justice measures reintroduced Tuesday. The measures were originally introduced in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which sparked nationwide protests… Read More