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Feb
06
2023

Articles About activism

  • ‘Louverture Exchange’ — Black legacy through music

    Cincinnati native Napoleon Maddox will present excerpts from musical and spoken word works in collaboration with Tronee Threat and the World House Choir on Thursday, Oct. 13. Maddox is pictured dressed as Haitian Revolution leader Toussaint Louverture at Château de Joux, where Louverture was imprisoned and died. Maddox composed “L’Ouverture de Toussaint,” a portion of which will be performed in Yellow Springs, about Louverture.

    History, generational struggle and legacy will be the unifying themes of “Louverture Exchange: A Musical Dialogue,” a performance featuring the World House Choir, hip-hop artist and local resident Tronee Threat and headlined by international performer Napoleon Maddox on Thursday, Oct. 13.

  • ‘Returned’ join World House Choir

    Guy Banks, left, whose stage name is “Tronee Threat,” is pictured with World House Choir Director Catherine Roma. The two were in rehearsals for the concert “Solidarity Dividend: Art in Action,” which will be presented Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15, at the Foundry Theater on the Antioch College campus. (Photo by Cheryl Durgans)

    Twelve “returned,” or formerly incarcerated, artists, including rap performers and visual artists from several area prisons, will join the World House Choir to present “Solidarity Dividend: Art in Action,” Saturday, May 14, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 15, at 3 p.m., in the Foundry Theater on the campus of Antioch College.

  • 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.

  • ‘Where do we go from here’— Martin Luther King Jr. Day program set

    Villagers once again braved one of the colder days of the year to march in commemoration of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and in support of his ideals. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    Yellow Springs will celebrate Martin Luther King Day on Monday, Jan. 18, with the traditional, in-person MLK Day March, but the MLK Day program following the march will be offered in an online format; those planning to attend the online program must register in advance.

  • Council recommits to anti-racism

    At their Aug. 17 virtual meeting, Village Council members agreed to move forward to meet the demands of local anti-racist rally organizers and take other steps to address racism locally after tensions escalated between the two groups in recent weeks.

  • Street scene

    Local anti-racist activists took to the streets for the 12th consecutive weekend, expressing themselves with chants such as “Black lives matter,” “Black is beautiful,” and “No justice, no peace.”

  • Demonstrators, Village at odds

    Discussions between a group of anti-racist demonstrators and Village officials broke down this week after a letter from two Council members was met with a swift rebuke from organizers.

  • Marching for Black Lives in Yellow Springs

    About 500 people gathered peacefully yet powerfully in Yellow Springs, Saturday, June 6, to protest racism, police violence and the death of George Floyd, the Minneapolis man killed by police in late May.

  • Justice delayed

    Yellow Springs was one of more than 350 cities and towns across the country to hold a demonstration after the killing of George Floyd by police in Minnesota earlier in the week.

  • Sankofa Talk — Fighting ’til the last day

    Bomani Moyenda speaks about organizing with the activist group Greene County Citizens Against Giant Jail Tax ahead of the 2020 primary.

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