People gatheted at church for memorial in Charleston
03 July 2015

“It is time to move the flag from the capitol grounds.” With those words, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley captured the new understanding that came after the brutal murders of nine church members in the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston....

09 June 2015

   What does it say about America when women or men who are sexually abused or raped are then re-victimized by the public and media? Well, and I know this personally, it says to the victim, “Welcome to the second worst nightmare of your...

Collage of photos of pastors plane, car, big house, request for money
04 June 2015

Recently a major mega preacher, Creflo Dollar, asked his congregation, and then Facebook fans to donate $65 million dollars towards his major quest.  What’s the quest? To own a private Gulfstream G650 jet so that he, his...

Young person on cell phone
03 May 2015

My generation – the so-called Millennials – are coming of age and bringing along a lack of empathy for older generations. Both the Baby Boomer and Gen X’ers can degrade on hipsters by calling us “the dead end of Western...

30 April 2015

Columbus's historical border may be two rivers, but in a way, it's still land-locked. We are a supposed oasis of progressivism and independent spirit. Our fair city that is above all of your problematic favorite urban spaces....

30 April 2015

"First Person Singular" is an occasional column by JP Marat that empowers artists, musicians and community activists to speak in their own voice. Sincere thanks to The Columbus Free Press for the opportunity to let our voices be heard...

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