Black man in graduation robe and hat receiving diploma
04 May 2017

This past April 2, 2017 marked the 10th Annual Autism Awareness Day. Organizations from around the world joined forces to bring awareness about autism and to raise much needed funding to continue research, develop educational and...

Guy with cap and guitar covered with stickers with his fist in the air in front of a crowd of people
02 May 2017

Free Press Hero: Brian “Clash” Griffin

Unperturbed by driving rain, subzero temperatures and scathing heat -- he plays on. Unintimidated by police presence be they in person, on horses or bikes, or aggressive...

Muslim woman speaking at a mic
03 April 2017

Zerqa Abid describes herself as an “activist mother” which is quite an understatement. Zerqa Abid is the founder and president of Muslims for Ohio PAC and the MY Project USA, an organization that works on poverty and human trafficking...

Man making peace sign with woman making peace sign
11 March 2017

Everyone who was Amy Wickes Friend on Facebook will remember her iconic pose: one hip thrust out, a big smile on her face as she flashed a peace sign. Amy left us too soon on March 9, 2017. To understand her life, one need only read her...

Blonde woman next to the Broadview Hts sign
28 February 2017

Freep Hero: Tish O’Dell and CELDF

The Free Press hero is Tish O’Dell, who campaigned for and won a Community Bill of Rights that banned fracking in Broadview Heights, Ohio. O’Dell and her group, the Community...

Black woman giving a speech raising her arm in the air
01 February 2017

Hero: Nina Turner

“We can't have testimony without a test, and we are being tested right now for whether or not we've got courage enough, hope enough, fight enough and love enough to...


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