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  • Housing Inventory Reveals Dip in Affordable Units Spike in Occupied Buildings City Council Set to Pass Wage Theft Ordinance Judge Third Party to Take over Neglected Apartment Buildings Democratic State Rep Candidate Faces Freeze Out From Party over University Research Deadly Additions A synthetic opiate making heroin even more dangerous has its roots in the prescription drug addiction crisis News Morning News and Stuff Complaint Cranley violated election rules announcement about CPD chief search coming today Kasich meets a rowdy crowd of seniors in New Hampshire by Nick Swartsell CommentsCant Friday November 13 2015 It s Friday It s early I haven t had coffee yet For all those reasons I m going to hit you with a briefer version of the morning news today Think of it as fewer words between you and your weekend You re welcome So did Mayor John Cranley violate election rules by City Desk Officials Investigation Into Voting Difficulties Underway Nick Swartsell 0 Comments Wednesday November 11 2015 The Hamilton County Board of Elections is investigating difficulties a number of voters faced last week as they sought to weigh in on controversial local and state ballot issues News Morning News and Stuff Chamber hosts discussions on transit workers rally for minimum wage increase streetcar zipping around OTR by Nick Swartsell CommentsCant Tuesday November 10 2015 Hey Cincy There s a ton of interesting stuff going on today Let s talk about some of it The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce this morning is hosting a series of discussions about transit in the region and the event has drawn a packed house The event comes on the heels News Jesse Jackson Speaks About Race Activism at UC Civil rights leader discusses racial equity events in Cincinnati and at University of Missouri by Nick Swartsell CommentsCant Tuesday November 10 2015 Civil rights leader and former presidential candidate Rev Jesse Jackson visited the University of Cincinnati on Tuesday speaking to students and activists for about 45 minutes on a number of topics related to recent national discussions around race college activism and voting Jackson s remarks drew a packed house of about 100 at the school s African American Cultural and Resource Center UC News Morning News and Stuff New agreement between UC police city coming next spring Wasson Way gets state grant Cincy will be among first to get new Whole Foods concept by Nick Swartsell CommentsCant Monday November 9 2015 Good morning Cincy Let s talk about what s been going on in the news the past few days The University of Cincinnati and city officials continue to work on a revised memorandum of understanding in regard to the university s police force officials for both organizations told Cincinnati City Council s Law and Public Safety Committee today Following the July 19 shooting death of una News Election News and Stuff You voted on stuff Here s how that turned out by Nick Swartsell CommentsCant Wednesday November 4 2015 Good morning all I hope

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  • CityBeat - Kathy Y. Wilson
    black talkâ station â was relevant necessary even It was black Cincinnatiâ s bully pulpit going off space and platform for spelling out conspiracy theories a place where unabashed anger was aimed squarely at the white powers that be The terrorist attack in San Bernardino that left 14 people dead and another 21 injured last week marked a red letter day for feminists the world over Tashfeen Malik a 29 year old female Jihadist terrorist is shaping up to perhaps be the braintrust behind the ghastly massacre Mortar Cincinnati co founders are trying their hands in Walnut Hills a land ripe for the development of a drastically changed landscape Their new and temporary home is called Brick 939 and opened Black Friday to much confusion from potential customers I am thankful for the literal light illuminating the screen of this soon to be 10 year old laptop and the weekly ritualistic exploration of ideas happening in this space on this page It might appear that two top administrators at the University of Missouri stepped down late on Nov 9 under pressure from black students demanding more action in response to campus wide racist acts Dr Ben Carson the first seriously viable black presidential candidate since Barack Obama is obsessed with slavery Editor Kierna Mayo recently told CNN she did not get much sleep in the days leading up to the release of the November issue Thatâ s because the slaying of sacred cows requires as much mental fortitude as it does physical energy I now walk on a cane full time and my new dependence on it has made the world â my world â a very small level place Oregon is bewildering The public massacre on the campus of Umpqua Community College in Roseburg Oregon by yet another thrice

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  • In God She Trusts
    I will ever care to speak to again I sat through thunderstorms of white male privilege that turned to fear anxiety and perceptions of outside threats from a no name black judge these white men assumed had taken what was rightfully theirs I spoke with hordes of powerful blacks who despite their stations whispered mostly unsubstantiated rumors about Hunter everything from her mental stability to her unwillingness to play courthouse political games that were all off the record I was surprised and disappointed but I had to keep myself in check until I could at least connect some dots about Hunter for myself Ultimately I had slow walked the Hunter story for so long I allowed myself to become empathetic to Hunter Tweet SHARE PRINT COMMENT FONT SIZE RATE Related content Media Companies F Morning News and Morning News and Related to Tracie M Hunter Judge Norbert Nadel Clyde Bennett II Cincinnati Magazine I replaced judgment with understanding after she told me about her horrific car accident while she was an undergraduate student at Miami University a long buried story I actually knew from a long ago friend who lived near Hunter and went to Miami at the same time Hunter s profile crystallized for me after I dug up newspaper reports of her youngest brother s suicide by cop during a wild and weird armed robbery spree through Springdale and Glendale communities I d grown up in as a teenager The September 2014 publication of The Increasingly Complicated Trials of Tracie Hunter marked a seminal moment in my career not only as a writer but also my life as a black woman as a tendon busting chronicler of personalities and as a lifelong watcher of black folks and our ways of being in America In all my experience the worst certainly the strangest and least victorious post to play is The Black Explainer I ve done it with Cincinnati City Councilman Christopher Smitherman with President Barack Obama and with Hunter and I ve even done it with black people who litter That is forever and always searching for language to help anyone who cares to be enlightened not changed about the strange cargo that is blackness It is as they used to sing in Israel Baptist Church on Sundays a tedious journey But the payoff can be utterly rewarding because wherever two or more who understand The Black Explainer are gathered together in The Black Explainer s name there shall racial progress be in the midst Speaking subversively of God I went to Hunter s church before I delved into any other real reporting about her I wanted to see this little church that could be pastored by a juvenile court judge and how faith and the law might or might not mix The results were some powerful descriptions of Hunter preaching and singing to her very small tribe of mostly women misfit congregants Hunter I assume feeling safe also let loose about her trials and tribulations and what

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  • Like Water for Black People
    places were called refugees and that word became a slur Either that or they were blamed for staying too long At least and I use least incorrectly and sadly in Flint there are not any floating dead bodies only a legacy and a generation of soon to be sick lead poisoned brain damaged undernourished and intellectually slow children who will hopefully be tracked profiled and found in five or 10 years time at the turn of the anniversary of Flint s water mishaps In the very long run this fiasco will cost America a bundle of money in the care education and re nourishment of these children who will create a drag on special education classrooms Medicaid and Medicare costs social service attention and Social Security benefits And ain t that what we get Their parents are stuck just like their Southern counterparts They live in old houses worth very little that cannot possibly be resold in this or any other market Maybe in 15 years time That is if Michigan s leaders actually decide to switch out the miles and miles and miles of lead encrusted pipes with new pipes whose locations are kept on antiquated handwritten cards in drawers in some county municipal building and that is if the fading early 20th century handwriting in pencil is legible It s fading like generations of respect for the well being and stabilization of the black family in America lost to the ravages of damaged water and the government s control of the liquid gold It is amazing how devastating something as beautiful as water can be Tweet SHARE PRINT COMMENT FONT SIZE RATE Related content Worst Week Ever Clinton and Sande Related to Flint Shreveport Red River Hueston Woods Just like it can uproot trees and overturn trucks and swallow whole houses too much of the wrong kind once inside us can be a killer too That so many black Americans have been murdered by white supremacists for either trying to drink from white fountains or from shotgun blasts of water from fire hoses talk about a waste of good water no wonder the stereotype of black hydrophobia is largely a truism Blacks have developed a kind of reverse immunity to water when it comes to willingly submerging ourselves in it for sport and for pleasure We re in denial of our fear of water In early August 2010 six teenagers ranging in age from 13 to 18 all from the same black blended family drowned in Shreveport Louisiana s Red River one trying to save the other As one went in and went under another jumped in and so on None of them could swim The adults watching did not enter the water because they could not swim either When we were youngsters my father loved taking us to the lake at Hueston Woods in Oxford Our mother hated it My father was capturing for the first time boyhood activities he d never gotten to enjoy and we

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  • On Writing (Sort Of)
    his door The thud scared him and shut him down but I never got that boot back Somewhere in Clifton a left booted white man is limping around yelling obscenities at random people I began at 8 years old all the diary entries snatches of sentences on little slips of paper and all the random words I needed to look up in the dictionary I d jotted down in the margins of our little hometown newspaper because I LOVED the way a Bic ink pen took to newsprint and I simply continued all through my life I was for the most part left alone to do this I always had the headspace and the physical space to conjoin ideas with words and sentences And when I did not I made a time and a place never using the lack of a room of one s own as a valid reason not to write Throughout the years as my autodidactism strengthening and my literal need for traditional education all but disappeared I realized all I could do was write And sometimes I felt like I was writing for my life like if I didn t get a thought on paper a particular way or even if I allowed one full day to pass without scrawling one word on a piece of paper my heart would cease beating I had been telling myself during those lean er years when no one was paying attention publishing or printing me that if I did not document those days and times then who in the world would get it down like me Without realizing it I was writing commentary So when so many calls came years and years later I did not flinch I considered myself well trained I have never in my life been blocked I do not pretend to know what that is or what misery it lays on a writer However I have been physically mentally and spiritually beaten down as I am now Tweet SHARE PRINT COMMENT FONT SIZE RATE Those three are the holy triumvirate of my creative source and when they are all equally tapped I know I am in trouble There was a time not very long ago when I recognized the onslaught of a head on creative crash so I moped around I got all inside my feelings I talked to my close friends teachers writers mostly They all suggested simple burn out that I hadn t run out of words or ideas but that I had been writing so long at full throttle without any real respites that I was just exhausted I was worried Since I write sentences for financial survival and rarely if ever for myself I wondered When would I ever be allowed to cop that much needed rest Would there ever be a time without real worry or when I could like back in the day write sentences solely for myself The answers came back to me No on all fronts Not

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  • Kathy Y. Wilson - Articles and News
    eye contact with him At first he spoke amicably Until he saw that we were hand in hand Kathy Y Wilson When Business Goes Kathy Y Wilson 0 Comments Wednesday September 2 2015 Ginger Dawson is an iconic woman for more reasons than her aesthetic though her blunt bangs her from a bottle henna red hair and her penchant for black and or retro clothes aligns her more readily to the equally iconic Punk designer Vivienne Westwood than to the genteel antiques mall proprietress she ahem once was Kathy Y Wilson On Serena Kathy Y Wilson 0 Comments Wednesday August 26 2015 In the mid 1990s when Venus and Serena Williams were teenagers when the jangle of beaded scalp tight cornrows and silver braces on their teeth long preceded waist length weaves and fake painted fingernails neither blacks specifically nor America generally knew exactly what we were looking at when we looked at the Williams sisters Kathy Y Wilson Woman with Stuff Kathy Y Wilson 0 Comments Wednesday August 19 2015 The night before I sat down to write this I had formulated in my head the perfect first sentence to describe my emotional station but I have now lost that to anxiety to slumber to dreams The best sentence is this one My kidneys are failing me because I have failed my body Kathy Y Wilson My Only Uncle John Thomas Hill 1936 2015 Kathy Y Wilson 0 Comments Wednesday August 12 2015 Well I took him for granted strong strapping and chiseled from the black coal of Chattaroy West Virginia as he was and had always been Kathy Y Wilson How Does It Feel Kathy Y Wilson 0 Comments Wednesday August 5 2015 Dear Santa Ono At the risk of putting everybody all up in our business I am writing you this as a sincere favor to help you by telling you some key things about yourself your current station and ways you can redeem yourself and the University of Cincinnati Kathy Y Wilson William H Cosby Jr vs The Cos Kathy Y Wilson 0 Comments Wednesday July 22 2015 Bill Cosby created The Cos perhaps unofficially in the early 1970s after breaking a color barrier by being cast in in I Spy in 1965 as a means of convincing us he wasn t at all like that lecherous curmudgeon Bill Cosby Again Kathy Y Wilson Lucy Chad Nicole and the Quest for Medicine Kathy Y Wilson 0 Comments Wednesday July 15 2015 Lucy Scholten is a beautiful girl long thick dark eyelashes a big round face long limbs She has grown considerably in the few years I have known her folks Kathy Y Wilson Summer Breeze Kathy Y Wilson 0 Comments Wednesday July 8 2015 I detest summer in Cincinnati Whenever I hear sirens and living on a boisterous corner of Woodburn Avenue for the past 13 years I hear plenty of sirens I think Cincinnati police must be taxed and overworked Kathy Y Wilson Equal Kathy

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  • Kathy Y. Wilson - Articles and News
    ARTWERK license plate was in the parking lot in Essex Studios If it was and I had some time because Thom Shaw could talk me under the table I d pull in and make my way back to his space Kathy Y Wilson White Like Me Kathy Y Wilson 0 Comments Wednesday May 13 2015 There is an entire generation of black women who owe our very nerdiness to David Letterman the man and the show Kathy Y Wilson Victim Language Kathy Y Wilson 0 Comments Wednesday May 6 2015 What amounted to the package of reporting on the shooting death of Gregory Douglas is woefully lacking in holistic reporting Kathy Y Wilson B more Please Be More Kathy Y Wilson 0 Comments Wednesday April 29 2015 Snapshot In 1968 Baltimore Maryland erupted in violent looting rioting and fires as police clashed with citizens in the city s streets just as cops in Newark N J and Cincinnati s Avondale neighborhoods were doing the same Kathy Y Wilson Roughly Hewn Since 1965 Kathy Y Wilson 0 Comments Thursday April 23 2015 I came from first love and lust then conflict disbelief and finally resolution and that has been the cycle of my life not necessarily in that order lo these last 50 years Kathy Y Wilson Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Kathy Y Wilson 0 Comments Wednesday April 15 2015 If I were the parent today of a black child in America my black child would never see the light of day without our entire black family in tow Kathy Y Wilson Up in the Old Hotel Kathy Y Wilson 0 Comments Wednesday April 8 2015 The Alms current status as neighborhood eyesore has been a long time in the making Kathy Y Wilson The Indiana in Us All Kathy Y Wilson 0 Comments Wednesday April 1 2015 The signing of Indiana s bill by Republican Governor Mike Pence giving Christians the legal right to refuse service to gays and lesbians is subversive and riddled with hate mongering in the guise of protecting basic religious freedoms Kathy Y Wilson Teach Your Children Well Kathy Y Wilson 0 Comments Wednesday March 25 2015 Shame on any parent or guardian of school aged children who has never questioned the term teaching to the test and its residual pressures on teachers and students Kathy Y Wilson You Can t Always Get What You Want Kathy Y Wilson 0 Comments Wednesday March 18 2015 Hillary Clinton is suffering so acutely from the Clinton Dynasty Syndrome she cannot see straight enough to come within the ZIP code of the right thing Kathy Y Wilson Mother and Child Reunion Kathy Y Wilson 0 Comments Wednesday March 11 2015 Gladine Rosetta Hill Wilson then crazily Wilson again Parrish would have been perhaps 83 on March 10 Perhaps because she finagled her age to the point that some of her sisters believed she was younger than she was when she died Kathy Y Wilson See Through Kathy Y Wilson 0

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  • Kathy Y. Wilson - Articles and News
    I did what all sickeningly wealthy people do I spent money Kathy Y Wilson From 1965 Selma to Right Now Kathy Y Wilson 0 Comments Wednesday January 14 2015 Readers might assume this a movie review It is not Readers might want to get on with it forget about our recent past stop drumming up old shit I cannot Kathy Y Wilson By Any Other Name Kathy Y Wilson 0 Comments Wednesday January 7 2015 Joshua Alcorn was born a boy but reportedly felt like a girl trapped in a boy s body since he was 4 years old Kathy Y Wilson There Went the Neighborhood Kathy Y Wilson 0 Comments Wednesday December 31 2014 The city of Cincinnati has designated Woodburn Avenue in my East Walnut Hills neighborhood an entertainment district Kathy Y Wilson And Justice for All Kathy Y Wilson 0 Comments Wednesday December 17 2014 Blackness is now a joke a punch line every single non black skinned person is in on at our expense Kathy Y Wilson On Being White Kathy Y Wilson 0 Comments Wednesday December 3 2014 The resignation of Officer Darren Wilson is not noble or brave or even sacrificial on its face Kathy Y Wilson Thanks and Giving Kathy Y Wilson 0 Comments Tuesday November 25 2014 The holidays aren t complete without the macabre sight of our neediest brothers and sisters lined up all over town in inclement weather waiting for handouts boxes of food a turkey clothing maybe a voucher or two for free furniture Kathy Y Wilson The Cosby Show Kathy Y Wilson 0 Comments Wednesday November 19 2014 With all its groundbreaking accomplishments it is important still to keep separate Dr Heathcliff Huxtable of The Cosby Show from Bill Cosby himself Kathy Y Wilson The Backstabbers Kathy Y

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