Man with head in hand in despair sitting outside on stairs
27 August 2019

The number of people living with HIV in the U.S. is decreasing. With the advancement of antiretroviral therapy, people living with the condition can experience viral suppression and longer life expectancy. However, around the world,...

Artistic drawing of bird with different colored feathers
08 August 2019

On Wednesday, August 7, I had the opportunity to attend a meeting for an activist group called RAID. RAID stands for Resistance Against Immigrant Detention. The goal of RAID is to stop the Department of Homeland Security and the...

Young black woman asleep under huge blanket on a gray loveseat
05 August 2019

Author Esther Flores is a registered nurse and the founder of 1DIVINELINE2HEALTH, a 501c3 public charity. Their mission is to eliminate human suffering locally and globally via compassionate messengers through a holistic approach....

Back of man in blue jacket with white letters reading ICE putting another man with his back to us in handcuffs
30 July 2019

On July 22, 2019, the Trump administration passed an executive order that expands the implementation of the expedited removal process, which can fast-track deportation procedures for persons detained by I.C.E. (Immigration and Customs...

Book cover with words Unexampled courage and a black man's face
23 July 2019

I tell the students in my African American History Post-Emancipation class that the blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard is the police beating that time forgot. Woodard had been discharged from the United States Army in 1946. A decorated...

Street scene with a tower and trees and a lightpost and electricity poles
10 July 2019

The Near East Side has become one of the trendier places of Columbus in recent years. However, it was only a half-century ago this month that the Near East Side had a completely opposite story to tell. A story that has helped give the...


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