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Articles About Black Lives Matter

  • Sankofa Talk | Thoughts on a ‘better way’

    “A partnership involves listening to another’s point of view. Ask the students if they have experienced that. I might add that a partnership does not involve accusing anyone you claim to be wanting to partner with to be the purveyor of misinformation, especially when there is no evidence of that.”

  • Sankofa Talk — Back to Jim Crow

    “The public statements of Ohio legislators who have introduced anti-CRT bills clearly reflect they do not understand, nor do they care to understand, what CRT really is.”

  • Sankofa Talk — Save us from UpSouth Ohio

    “Jim Crow, 80 years of convict leasing, systemic discrimination, wanton police brutality, and relentless voter suppression since 1865, have literally destroyed the lives and aspirations of millions of Black people.”

  • Sankofa Talk — The New Jim Crow Playbook, again

    “I am writing this just a few hours after the jury in the Derek Chauvin murder trial went into deliberations. There very well may be a verdict by the time this is published. It has been a blood-curdling experience listening to the defense attorney grasping for straws in his attempt to win the day for his client.”

  • Banners highlight activist legacy

    To draw attention to the village’s activist legacy, the Yellow Springs Arts and Culture Commission has created a banner series now adorning the lampposts on Dayton Street and Xenia Avenue downtown.

  • ‘What’s Done in the Dark’ — Play eyes racism, police violence

    “What’s Done in the Dark” will be performed Friday and Saturday, April 2 and 3, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in the Paul Robeson Cultural and Performing Arts Center at Central State University. The performance will be streamed live at the same time at facebook.com/CentralState87 and youtube.com/CentralState87. Admission to the in-person performance is by donation; the play may be streamed for free.

  • Downtown George Floyd mural vandalized

    The George Floyd mural in downtown Yellow Springs was discovered to be vandalized on Monday, March 1, around 11 a.m. White paint was apparently flung onto the mural, obscuring Floyd’s face as it appeared on the wall in Kieth’s Alley.

  • Wrecking Racism— Staying informed, only to mourn

    “One may question the movement in the forward direction, one may try to understand the experience of another, but how will there be a mending of relationships when the disconnect seems so severe?”

  • The Briar Patch— A dilemma with good reason

    The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated an already catastrophic healthcare crisis in Black communities across the United States. The conversation around vaccinations must extend beyond forced mandates or anti-vaxxer tropes.

  • Wrecking Racism— Youth voices needed now

    The purpose of the column will be to provide an avenue for youth of the village to express their ideas, observations, experiences and thoughts about racism, race relations and related topics both locally and nationally.

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