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  • Building Community | Sharing a lifetime of soaring

    During a recent interview with the News, village residents and co-founders of The Jael Group, or TJG, Steven and Jalyn Roe, often mentioned a spiritual concept related to “the way”: an opening, path, direction, even a process that at times means finding “a way out of no way.”

  • Unsolicited Opinions | ‘The fierce urgency of now’

    “How quickly can we reimagine what accountability looks like? How many more hashtags do we need before a true reckoning happens?”

  • Unsolicited Opinions | What is an antiracist tomorrow?

    “As a person of color in this community, I often find myself torn between feeling lucky to live where I do and wanting to scream at the constant state of ‘white people just not getting it.'”

  • H.U.M.A.N. library opens at Antioch College

    A newly minted library honors H.U.M.A.N.’s founders, Antioch professors William D. Chappelle and James N. Dunn and community activist Glynna Garrett.

  • 1964 Editorial | What the Negro is trying to say

    About a month after the Gegner incident, Pat Matthews, a Yellow Springs News staff member, and later, columnist, wrote this editorial, which was published in newspapers throughout the country and attracted national attention.

  • Marking Black food traditions in Yellow Springs

    Com’s restaurant, MaJaGa Bar and Jazz Club, the Union House Hotel — these are all businesses that thrived in the Yellow Springs of yesteryear.

  • Walk to honor Juneteenth, Black history

    In its second year as both an official Village and a federal holiday, Juneteenth will be celebrated in Yellow Springs on Sunday, June 19, beginning with a 10-mile walk from Wilberforce to the village and culminating in a celebration at the Bryan Center.

  • A brief history of Omar Circle

    One of the nation’s few housing subdivisions built by an African American developer is nestled in a location that spans 21.2-acres and includes houses situated across the street from Yellow Springs High School, and just down the road from Gaunt Park.

  • Black-owned businesses in Yellow Springs: an oral history

    In decades past, a villager could walk through town and encounter a host of businesses owned by Black residents of Yellow Springs.

  • Karen McKee honored at Martin Luther King Day event

    Over a blanket of snow, more than 100 villagers marched through downtown Yellow Springs in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day march on Monday, Jan. 17.

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