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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.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Cleveland's Race Problem, revisited

When I started writing a recent piece for Politico on Cleveland's race problem, I was thinking a lot about the conversations we have and the conversations we don't have. As a community, we've had city council listening sessions, actions by Greater Cleveland Congregations, meetings at churches and ward clubs. In the midst of these many...

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Researcher Richard Rothstein Makes Compelling Push To Address Modern Segregation

In a popular U.S. high school history textbook, The Americans, there is only one sentence—in passive voice—on housing discrimination among more than 1200 pages of text: “African-Americans found themselves forced into segregated neighborhoods.” So noted researcher Richard Rothstein, who cited this fact as an exemplar of American “collective amnesia” when it comes to how we discuss...

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Cleveland Teens Add Their Voices To Conversation On Racism, Injustice

  Moderator Anthony Price of Shaw High School; Shakyra Diaz of the ACLU of Ohio; Jonathan Gordon of CWRU School of Law; Basheer Jones, writer and poet; Andres Gonzalez, chief of police of the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Shakyra Diaz, policy manager for the ACLU of Ohio, asked everyone in a...

Thursday, January 08, 2015

We are Charlie

By now, we all know what happened in Paris on January 7th. Gunmen attacked the staff of the century old satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The gunmen apparently called out journalists by name before murdering them and then proclaimed, as they left the building "God is great... We have avenged the Prophet Muhammad. We have killed...

Monday, December 22, 2014

Fund for Our Economic Future should be investing in resolving Cleveland's racial issues: Letter to the Editor

The Reverends Moss and Campbell brought both historic and fresh insights to the timely discussion of racial issues at the City Club on Dec. 12. Rev. Campbell proposed that in confrontation between the races, we ask whether the "other side" would consider alternative views and Rev. Moss reminded us there is a real economic cost...

Monday, December 22, 2014

Civil Rights Leader Rev. Dr. Otis Moss Jr. Calls For “Deliberate Action” At City Club Of Cleveland

Two elders of the American Civil Rights movement—Rev. Dr. Otis Moss Jr. andRev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell—went before a sold-out Cleveland crowd to consider “the unfinished business of race,” a topic heightened by the November police killing of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old playing with a toy gun in a city park. Photo Credit: Donn Nottage...

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