lead-up to the 2018 election, the City Club will be hosting primary and general
election debates with candidates seeking statewide office. This debate features
the Democratic candidates for Governor of Ohio. Participating
Pillich, former member, Ohio House of RepresentativesJoe
Schiavoni, Ohio Senator Betty
Sutton, former member, U.S. House of Representatives Nan
Whaley, Mayor, City of Dayton Join
us as the candidates explain their platforms and differences and why they
deserve your vote in a debate moderated by Statehouse News Bureau Chief Karen Kasler and WKYC Channel 3 News Anchor Russ Mitchell. Location:
Westfield Insurance Studio Theatre™ ...
October 13, 1917, L. Hollingsworth Wood, chairman of the National League on
Urban Conditions Among Negroes, spoke to the City Club about issues facing the
African-American population in Cleveland. Wood preached that, “above all, make
these new residents feel that they are not here purely as a war measure, but
that Cleveland has something in store for them after the war.” In response to Wood's
statements, the Urban League of Greater
Cleveland (ULGC) was founded that same year to address the issues presented
by the urban migration of African-American families from the south to the
north. They work to counteract issues of discrimination and advocate for those
on the economic and social margins. For minority groups in Clev...
Since Brown v. Board of Education ruled to desegregate schools, the percentage of African-American students in white majority schools increased to peak at 43.5 percent in 1988. Today, the trend is reversing - a recent report from UCLA’s Civil Rights Project showed that number had dropped by nearly half to 23.2 percent, a comparable percentage to 1968. In the U.S., African-American wealth equals about 5 to 7 percent of white wealth. Richard Rothstein, in his most recent book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, attributes that gap almost entirely to the federal housing policy of the mid-20th century. The Fair Housing Act of 1968 provided some enforcement to prevent housing discrimina...
of the world is marred by conflict and crises of leadership and Africa is no exception. After a contentious
and violent election process that left dozens dead - and included the Supreme
Court invalidating the initial election results - Uhuru Kenyatta was re-elected President of Kenya.
In Zimbabwe, President Robert Mugabe, who recently was removed as a World Health Organization (WHO) goodwill ambassador for his human rights abuses, plans to run for re-election in 2018. This
is all occurring as ISIS and Al-Qaeda move out of Syria and Iraq and into Africa. A massive bomb explosion in the capital of Somalia - along with terrorist
attacks in Egypt and Niger, which included the deaths of four American soldiers
wake of Michael Brown’s death, the Justice
Department investigated the police department of Ferguson, Missouri, and
found routine constitutional violations as well as a regular mistreatment of
individuals because they are black, poor, or both. In the United States, nearly
the same amount of Americans reside in prison as they do
housing. While 37.9%
of inmates are black, only 13.3
percent of the American population is black. And within 5 years of release, 76.6
percent of released prisoners were rearrested. In light of these findings, the
relationship between poverty, race, and the criminal justice system continues
to be examined. To address the relationship
of poverty and race, Georgetown Professor Peter...