By Dr. Mark Mussman, Staff Writer Now is not the time to be burnt out on politics. With looming crises barely exposed by the pandemic, the wealthy and controlling class are going on like the pandemic never happened - already back to business as usual. We are hearing politicians talk about data showing rental prices decreasing after the pandemic as if it's over. We cannot rely on the powerful interests to decide how we should be able to live our lives - we have to step up and
By Bill Woods On May 4th voters will decide whether a Charter Amendment proposing that the City of Cincinnati spend $50-million annually to increase affordable housing will become law. This number is no small amount of money, and the City Manager and many members of Council publicly denounce this proposal as something that will wreck the general budget. They act like they have been blindsided by the affordable housing advocates who champion this Charter Amendment. As one of t
By Katelyn Lusher and Shruthi Chidambaram In Streetvibes’ 24 year long history, the paper has undergone many changes. Technology became more accessible and affordable in 1999 with the advent of Adobe InDesign, making it possible for early staff members to move beyond the cut and paste method used in the first two years. Editors have come and gone as they moved on to other things, like Donald Whitehead, who became the executive director of the National Homeless Coalition in D.
By Alula Nugese Recently, anti-Asian hate crimes and violence have spiked across the United States. The data suggests these increases are a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the anti-Asian rhetoric this pandemic has brought upon the Asian population in America. According to the California State University’s Center for Hate and Extremism, in the 16 most populated cities in the United States, hate crimes increased about 150% from 2019-2020. This massive increase in hate crime
By Katelyn Lusher As some Streetvibes readers may already know, I (Katelyn) have been working on a digital archive for Streetvibes since 2018. During this process, I have unearthed a rich history that has always been present in Cincinnati but often dismissed or forgotten. While I had been told stories about activist history in Cincinnati, curating the Streetvibes archive has helped me see Cincinnati activism in a whole new light because it feels like I am experiencing these e
By Alula Nuguse After five months of humanitarian crimes in the region of Tigray, the United States has decided to intervene. The United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, demands change in Tigray, calling for the military’s exit in Ethiopia’s northern region. "The challenge in Ethiopia is very significant. And it's one that we're very, very focused on, particularly the situation in Tigray where we are seeing very credible reports of human rights abuses and atrocities
By Bill Woods March 11th is a significant date. As I write this article, the local news on the radio reminds me that COVID-19 was officially announced as a pandemic in this country one year ago today. A lot has happened in the twelve months since that announcement. Not only have nearly 550,000 people died due to the virus, but millions of jobs have been lost or put on hold. Poverty has grown, and already existing economic and social inequities have increased. The education of