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African Americans In YS Section
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.