By Carla Thomas The Truth Contributor All too often we turn on the news only to hear of yet another young black life being taken. So often to the point that our senses are becoming numb to it and unless it’s our loved one or someone we know, we turn off the television or scrollContinue reading “A Murdered Son . . . A Mother’s Pain”
Tricia Hall Sojourner’s Truth Reporter The Gateway Youth Development Program held its second annual Gateway Gala on Saturday, May 1 at Ice Restaurant in downtown Toledo. The intimate celebration was attended by agency supporters who dined on various cuisine menu options provided by Ice Restaurant, received door prizes, participated in a raffle and enjoyed liveContinue reading “Gala Brings Attention to Foster Care Awareness Month”
By Tricia Hall Sojourner’s Truth Reporter The YWCA of Northwest Ohio convened a two-day conference starting on April 22 entitled, “Stand Against Racism,” which featured speakers and panelists who spoke about the trauma of systemic racism and how it affects the Black family. The conference was hosted virtually and incorporated points of engagement through chatContinue reading “The “Stand Against Racism” Two Day Conference”
By Fletcher Word Sojourner’s Truth Editor As I sit here watching the verdict (you know what verdict I’m talking about) and MSNBC’s coverage and commentary, I’m struck by Michael Steele’s comments. Steele, a conservative, Republican, black commentator – and former national chairman of the Republican Party – opened his comments by saying “when I heardContinue reading “Guilty! Guilty! Guilty! I Fist Pumped Too”
By Tricia Hall Sojourner’s Truth Reporter Community residents of all ages discussed the causes and solutions of gun related violence within the city of Toledo. The two-hour hybrid townhall meeting was held at Scott High School and virtually on the GoToMeeting platform on Saturday, April 18 starting at 2:00 p.m. The activity was organized andContinue reading “Community Townhall Meeting to Discuss Gun Violence”
Sojourner’s Truth Staff The University of Toledo’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion recognized its inaugural class of honorees in the Inclusive Wall of Honor ceremony on Thursday, April 8. The Inclusive Wall of Honor is intended to acknowledge individuals who have made significant contributions as employees or are exceptional alumni, said Willie McKether, PhD, viceContinue reading “UToledo’s Inclusive Wall of Honor Inaugural Inductees”
Sojourner’s Truth Staff Keith Mitchell passed away on Friday, April 2, 2021, after battling cancer for several years. Mitchell, attorney, community activist, behind-the-scenes political operator, was a long-time Toledo resident and a friend, mentor, advisor to many in the Toledo community. Mitchell, who was originally from Los Angeles, earned his Bachelor of Arts in EconomicsContinue reading “Keith Mitchell: “A Wonderful Person to Be Around””
By Fletcher Word Sojourner’s Truth Editor The Community Response Solidarity Network (CSRN) and South Toledo business owners have joined forces in an attempt to stop Kott Enterprises’ Clean Wood Recycling from turning a 50-acre lot bordered by Byrne Road, Marine Drive, Airport Highway, Angola Road and Anton Street into a huge compost pile. The proposalContinue reading “Residents and Business Owners in South Toledo Neighborhood Object to Arrival of Huge Compost Pile”
By Fletcher Word Sojourner’s Truth Editor “The arts are not just entertainment,” says Suzanne Rorick, executive director of the Toledo Opera and this year’s YWCA Milestones honoree for the Arts. “We are employers; we want to help advance some of the issues of the day; we want to help the cause of social change; weContinue reading “Suzanne Rorick: Bringing Diversity to the Toledo Opera”
Sojourner’s Truth Staff Around the nation protesters took to the streets on Saturday, March 13, to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Breonna Taylor, a young Black woman, at the hands, and guns, of White police officers in Louisville, Kentucky. Most of the protests and marches, like the one here in Toledo, were peacefulContinue reading “Protests Around the Nation on Anniversary of Breonna Taylor Murder”
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