Akron-Ohio

December 6, 2017


In the wake of what seem like endless sexual abuse scandals coming out of Hollywood, the political arena, the media, the literary world and the hospitality industry, it can be a bit daunting to even open the newsfeed in the morning. Though social media may be abuzz wi...

October 3, 2017

Summit County, Ohio: Judge Amy Corrigall Jones, Administrative Judge of the Summit County Common Pleas Court General Division, announces that Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro, Summit County Sheriff Steve Barry, and Administrative Judge Amy Corrigall Jones have ent...

July 11, 2017

Akron, Ohio, July 11, 2017— Yesterday, Akron City Council unanimously passed legislation allowing Akron voters to decide on the City's proposal for a 1/4% income tax increase to support police, fire/EMS, and roadway improvements in the City of Akron. The proposal—expec...

June 13, 2017


Mistrust and alienation between black men and the police have become so entrenched that we need radical, sweeping change. The collective experience of black men in the criminal justice system is sobering. African Americans are 2.5 times more likely to be arrested than...

May 16, 2017


BALTIMORE, MD -- Baltimore--The NAACP released the following statement regarding the DOJ's decision to promote the use of mandatory minimum sentences for drug crimes.
The decision by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions requiring federal prosecutors to pursue the most se...

May 2, 2017


AKRON, Ohio— Five Akron Zips— DB Larry Hope (Miami Dolphins), WR Jerome Lane (Indianapolis Colts), DE Jamal Marcus (Cleveland Browns), WR JoJo Natson (Indianapolis Colts), and DT Se'Von Pitman (Tampa Bay)—have signed as rookie free agents with NFL teams.
The class of...

February 14, 2017


COLUMBUS— State Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today announced the committees on which she will serve to help shape and refine public policy during the 132nd General Assembly:
"I am honored to serve as a ranking member on the Finance Subcommittee on Health and Hum...

February 7, 2017


Akron Ohio, February 1, 2017— As we enter Black History Month, Mayor Daniel Horrigan cordially invites residents and visitors to stop by City Hall and take a tour of the City's largest Gallery of Black History displayed throughout the building.
"Beginning today, and c...

November 9, 2016

*(Via MSN News) – Donald Trump was elected America’s 45th president Tuesday, an astonishing victory for a celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalized on voters’ economic anxieties, took advantage of racial tensions and overcame a string of sexual assault...

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