Discrimination

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Summit County is channeling another two-and-a-half million dollars toward the centering groups that advocates say are one key to saving babies’ lives. The issue disproportionately impacts Blacks, who have an infant mortality rate more than twice as high as those of non-Hispanic whites. We visit one of the circles of expectant parents receiving extra support.

 

"I want you to use your thighs to stand up, and we still got our Kegels tight. Come on. Stand up.”

 

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A city council member in Cincinnati wants to prohibit discrimination against natural hair and natural hairstyles associated with race.

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  • Cuyahoga County passes LGBTQ ordinance;
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  • Advocates raise concern over now-closed psychiatric unit Aultman Hospital in Stark;

Cuyahoga County passes LGBTQ ordinance

Rep. Sykes Seeks Kasich's Help in Civil Rights Complaint

Aug 23, 2018
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State Rep. Emilia Sykes is asking for Gov. John Kasich’s help.  She filed complaints with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission six weeks ago, in which she detailed her experiences of unfair treatment at security checkpoints at the Statehouse. Sykes, who is African-American, says she is being targeted because of her race and gender. The complaint is against four entities, including the Ohio House of Representatives and the Department of Public Safety. To avoid an investigation, Sykes has asked for mediation.

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Editor's note: This story contains language that may be offensive.

In February 2009, Samantha Pierce became pregnant with twins. It was a time when things were going really well in her life.

She and her husband had recently gotten married. They had good jobs.

"I was a kick-ass community organizer," says Pierce, who is African-American and lives in Cleveland. She worked for a nonprofit that fought against predatory lending. The organization was growing, and Pierce had been promoted to management.