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Featured Staff Pick The Rise of the Black Panther
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2019

The Rise of the Black Panther

City Club Youth Forum

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The City Club of Cleveland
  850 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Photo credit: Wes Ellis

In February of 2018, "Black Panther," one of the latest superhero movies from Disney and Marvel Studios, was released in theaters. Its earnings reached $1.3 billion globally and the film was nominated for 63 awards, winning 29. However, the story of Wakanda began far before the film as a series of comics, debuting...

More than a Paycheck: Reducing Inequality through Summer Jobs
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Social Justice

Friday, January 15, 2021, 12:30 p.m.

More than a Paycheck: Reducing Inequality through Summer Jobs

Working a summer job teaches young people communication skills and fiscal responsibility, and introduces them to the basics of business. However, youth summer jobs also have the potential to improve educational outcomes and disrupt cycles of economic inequality and crime....

Racism, Inequity, and Public Health: Cuyahoga County's Response, Part II
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Local Matters

Thursday, January 14, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

Racism, Inequity, and Public Health: Cuyahoga County's Response, Part II

In late 2019, Cuyahoga County Council passed legislation creating the formation of the Citizens' Advisory Council on Equity. The 17-member Council is tasked, in part, with reviewing and providing recommendations to reduce the disparity between Black and white residents across...

The Road to Revitalization: Economic Inclusion and America's Legacy Cities
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Business & Economy

Friday, January 08, 2021, 12:30 p.m.

The Road to Revitalization: Economic Inclusion and America's Legacy Cities

America’s legacy cities, once drivers of industry and wealth, have developed unique cultures of grit and innovation to try to overcome major obstacles like changing industries and government policies that steer investments away from communities of color. How do we...

Blueprint for Democracy: Transparency and Accountability in the Ohio Statehouse
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Politics & Public Policy

Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 12:00 p.m.

Blueprint for Democracy: Transparency and Accountability in the Ohio Statehouse

Governmental ethics, transparency, and accountability took center stage a few months ago when Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives Larry Householder was discovered to have accepted a $60 million bribe from FirstEnergy in exchange for passing HB 6, a...

Equity by Design
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Environment & Sustainability

Friday, December 11, 2020, 12:30 p.m.

Equity by Design

Enrique Peñalosa has spent much of his career advocating for sustainable mobility and quality of life in cities. During his two terms as Mayor of Bogota, Peñalosa implemented a city model that promoted equity, respect for human dignity, and gave...

Inside the Bricks: What's Next for Woodhill Homes?
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Local Matters

Thursday, December 10, 2020, 12:15 p.m.

Inside the Bricks: What's Next for Woodhill Homes?

Last month, ideastream premiered Inside the Bricks: Woodhill Homes, a podcast/radio series that features personal stories from residents of Woodhill Homes on the eve of the neighborhood’s planned redevelopment. Woodhill Homes, an 80-year-old public housing development on Cleveland's East Side,...

Connecting Cleveland: How Broadband Technologies Can Help Build a 21st Century City
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Science, Technology & Innovation

Wednesday, December 09, 2020, 4:00 p.m.

Connecting Cleveland: How Broadband Technologies Can Help Build a 21st Century City

Over the last few years, city mayors and leaders across the United States have been investing in technological solutions to address their residents’ most pressing needs, everything from public health and safety to smart mobility to expanded internet access. The need...

Fair Share?: The Future of Public School Funding in Ohio
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Education

Monday, December 07, 2020, 12:00 p.m.

Fair Share?: The Future of Public School Funding in Ohio

For nearly 25 years, Ohio lawmakers have been working on a plan to overhaul the way the state's public schools are funded. The work followed the 1997 Supreme Court of Ohio decision declaring the current model, which relies heavily on...

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