Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Want to know what is on our minds? Find blog posts written here, by the City Club staff, members, and partners. Every week you can find a new edition of #FreeSpeech in the News — a collection of related stories, commentary, and opinions on free speech in the 21st century that’s making the news. You’ll also find takes on current events, past forums, and issues surrounding Northeast Ohio. Read on for all things City Club.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Eric Garner. Michael Brown. Tamir Rice. Sandra Bland. Recently, it feels like you can’t open a newspaper or check your favorite news website without reading a story about police brutality in America. There have been numerous protests, marches and demonstrations across the country, but to what end? We have effectively identified the problem; the solution,...read on
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Long-time City Club members will know the Forum Foundation, but many of you may never have heard of it. It was established in 1943, when a group of Club members recognized how difficult it was for the Club to survive the Great Depression and responded with a round of fundraising that they turned into a...
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
After the events of the last few weeks, including landmark decisions from the Supreme Court and a historic act of racial violence, we were wondering just how significant a month June 2015 has turned out to be. With that in mind, we reached out to local historian Jim Robenalt, whose new book about a certain...
Thursday, June 04, 2015
A crowd thick with alumni packed The City Club of Cleveland to hear from leaders at their beloved alma maters: What, exactly, will be the future of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)? Panelists Robert Michael Franklin, Jr., president emeritus of Morehouse College; Cynthia Jackson-Hammond, president of Central State University; and Claude G. Perkins, president of...
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Marian Wright Edelman—born 75 years ago in small-town Bennettsville, S.C.—was named for the great contralto Marian Anderson. The founder of the Children’s Defense Fund still lifts up her voice. During her third appearance at the City Club of Cleveland, Edelman peppered her talk with notions that seem boiled down over the decades: God did not make two...
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