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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.

Friday, July 31, 2015

You Don’t Know Open

You’d think, with all the cyber security hacks on banks, businesses and the federal government, someone would figure out a way to get into public data that otherwise can cost tens of thousands of dollars and hours to access. But currently, private data is considered to be the lucrative steal because of how identity theft...

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Are Female Police Officers the Solution to Decreasing Police Brutality?

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,...

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

36 hours of awesome (if you're a political junkie)

The first debate of the 2016 election cycle is almost upon us. As of the writing of this post, we don't yet know which 10 of the dozens of GOP hopefuls will make the cut. (We're pretty sure that Mark Everson, pictured above, won't make the cut, but he was the first GOP hopeful to address...

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

A totally boring post about non-profit governance

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

January 1973 and June 2015: Months that Changed America

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

Four Keys For HBCUs Of The Future To Thrive

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...

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