Tag: Ohio

Felicity Huffman Gets 2 Weeks in Jail for Gaming Educational System — Not So Long Ago, a Black Mom Wasn’t So Lucky

Photo: Tommaso Boddi (Getty Images for The Weinstein Company) With tears of misspent white privilege streaming down her face, actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced Friday to 14 days in prison for paying a fixer to change her daughter’s SAT scores in order to secure her a spot in the college of her choice. It was […]

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Major Opioid Maker Is Close to Settling Case to Avert First Federal Trial

One of the biggest makers of generic opioids in the United States has reached a tentative settlement of claims against it to avoid the first federal trial of drug makers, distributors and retail chains for their roles in the opioid epidemic. Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals announced Friday that it had agreed to pay $24 million to two […]

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Toni Morrison’s Hometown to Recognize Her Birthday as ‘Toni Morrison Day’

Photo: Francois Durand (Getty Images) Toni Morrison’s hometown of Lorain, Ohio passed a resolution this week declaring her birthday, February 18, as Toni Morrison Day. As the Morning Journal reports, the Lorain City Council passed the resolution on Tuesday honoring the author, who passed away in August. “Her books told powerful stories of black lives […]

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State Democratic Leaders to Presidential Hopefuls: Remember Y’all Ain’t Barack Obama

Barack Obama in Berlin April 6, 2019 Photo: Sean Gallup (Getty) Barack Obama may still be Democrats’ (and just about everyone else’s) fave, but party leaders weren’t too happy when he decided to form a competitive political group, Organizing for Action. Now, the current crop of leading Democratic presidential hopefuls have pledged that they won’t […]

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Dave Chappelle, Kanye West Surprise Mass Shooting Survivors With Star-Studded Block Party, Benefit Concerts: ‘We’re Still Standing’

Photo: Kevin Winter (Getty Images) On Sunday, Dave Chappelle and Kanye West descended upon Dayton, Ohio, to deliver a pair of free benefit concerts in honor of those affected by the recent mass shooting on Aug. 4. First up was Kanye’s mythical Sunday Service, which according to Rolling Stone and USA Today boasted contributions from […]

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Obama’s New Documentary Is Great. It Also Reveals Why He’s Out of Touch

Ever since leaving the White House, Barack Obama has kept a fairly low profile. But his latest venture suggests he’s interested in getting back into the fray. On Wednesday, Higher Ground, the new Netflix-partnered production company he founded with his wife Michelle, debuted its first project: a documentary called American Factory that’s aimed squarely at […]

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Life-Changing Drugs Almost Nobody Can Afford

Episode 11: ‘The Six Million Dollar Claim’ Producer/Director Suzanne Hillinger Patients suffering from rare diseases who had little hope for a treatment now have access to life-changing medicines, thanks to pharmaceutical companies’ investment in so-called orphan drugs, which treat diseases that affect fewer than 200,000 people. But the increasing number of people who would benefit […]

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Obamas Tackle Trump’s Promises to the Rust Belt in Their 1st Netflix Offering, American Factory

Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty) Shots fired. That’s the take among reviewers of the Obamas’ first foray into TV production, which looks at the promise to America’s Rust Belt unfulfilled by the Trump administration. American Factory, which premieres on Netflix Wednesday, does not name Donald Trump explicitly, but, according to reviewers at Politico, it is a […]

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This Is America: Dayton, Ohio, Mayor Had Security Increased After Public Fallout With Trump

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley hold a press conference to update the media about the mass shooting on August 05, 2019 in Dayton, Ohio.Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) Please think about what I am about to say: An American mayor was assigned security after a public feud with the president of the United States, because the […]

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Trump Thee President Went to the Cities of Mass Shootings Like He Was on the Hot Girl Summer Tour

Photo: Zach Gibson (Getty Images) Donald Trump has never met a tragic situation or a camera that he didn’t like. Maybe it’s his alleged narcissistic personality disorder—or his alleged Adderall use—but Trump landed in the cities where some 31 people were killed during mass shootings like he was hitting Black Bike Week. Because the president […]

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Candice Keller’s Comments on Mass Shootings Prompt Call for Resignation in Ohio

The chairwoman of the Ohio Republican Party called on Monday for the resignation of State Representative Candice Keller, a fellow Republican who one day earlier said mass shootings were the result of such factors as “homosexual marriage,” “drag queen advocates” and “recreational marijuana.” Ms. Keller made the remarks in a Facebook post, which is no […]

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As Shootings Bring Calls for Change, Officials Try to ‘Thread the Needle’

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two days after a gunman killed nine people outside a bar in Dayton, Gov. Mike DeWine of Ohio said Tuesday that he wanted to make it easier for the police to seize guns from people deemed dangerous. “The momentum that has been created by this horrible, horrible tragedy I think is putting […]

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Gunman in Dayton Had History of Threatening Women, Former Friends Say

DAYTON, Ohio — The police on Monday were still trying to determine what motivated a gunman in Dayton to kill his sister and eight others, but people who grew up with him were conducting a different kind of investigation, looking back for any signs that might have foreshadowed his explosion of violence. For more than […]

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Ohio Lawmaker Blames Mass Shootings on Weed, Trans People, Fatherlessness, and That’s Not All

Candice KellerScreenshot: YouTube In the stretchiest stretching of all logic that can be remotely elongated, this might be the biggest stretch of all time by a Republican attempting to blame a mass shooting on anything but bigotry, white supremacy, mental illness or “video games.” After shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas left 29 […]

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White Supremacist President Blames Media, Internet, and Video Games for Mass Shootings, Says Nothing about Guns

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) If you expected the tragic mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, by two white domestic terrorists (at least one of whom is alleged to be a white supremacist, but neither will be named here, because fuck them), that left some 29 people dead to sway the president […]

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Trump Condemns White Supremacy but Doesn’t Propose Gun Laws After Shootings

WASHINGTON — President Trump forcefully condemned white supremacy in the wake of twin mass shootings over the weekend, citing the threat of “racist hate” and calling for national unity in devising a response. “In one voice our nation must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy,” Mr. Trump said. But Mr. Trump stopped well short of […]

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#WhiteSupremacistTerrorism: Hashtag Takes Over Twitter After Latest Pair of Mass Shootings

Melody Stout and Hannah Payan comfort each other during a vigil for victims of the shooting that occurred earlier in the day at a shopping center, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in El Paso, Texas.Photo: John Loche (AP Photo) With the encouragement of our President, America has gone to great lengths to paint minorities as criminals, […]

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The Nation’s Top State Courts Face a Crisis of Legitimacy

The nation’s courts have a checkered history when it comes to doling out justice for people of color and women. We often focus on the egregious outcomes — racial disparities in sentencing, over-incarceration of black men, courts that ignore survivors of sexual violence. Less often do we consider which factors might contribute to these injustices, […]

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