Park Side Rendering

A New Home for the Cleveland Foundation

The Cleveland Foundation is excited to join residents, nonprofit partners, and community leaders as part of a larger movement of equitable growth and place-keeping efforts already underway across Cleveland’s MidTown and Hough neighborhoods...

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Critical Race Theory

LatCrits: How Latinos shaped Critical Race Theory

Critical race theory is an academic framework that examines systemic racism in the U.S. legal system. Richard Delgado, the son of a Mexican immigrant, helped develop the framework five decades ago.

Why it matters...

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Cop Trainers

Investigation Shows Hundreds of US Cops Being Trained by Far-Right Extremists

"Bad training is instilling bad behavior," said one criminal justice reform advocate.

Reuters identified five law enforcement trainers who have been hired by police and sheriffs' departments nationwide despite their support for right-wing militia groups, including...

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Supreme Puerto Rico

Supreme Court rules Puerto Ricans don't have constitutional right to some federal benefits

Congress can exclude residents of Puerto Rico from some federal disability benefits available to those who live in the 50 states, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

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Biden

US employs unusual intel strategy to counter Putin

The White House has aggressively worked to rebut false narratives emanating from Russia about the crisis in Ukraine by proactively releasing intelligence information, a highly unusual strategy that experts and former officials say has knocked Russian President Vladimir Putin off his ...

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Mercosur

Mercosur can't agree on a joint communiqué on the Ukraine conflict

President Bolsonaro did not approve the strong wording condemning Russia for the military invasion of Ukraine.

Lack of consensus on the drafting of a Mercosur joint statement on the...

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The Basque genetic uniqueness may be due to the "linguistic barrier" since the Iron Age

An internal population is the result of its genetic continuity since the Iron Age, characterized by isolation and low mix. The main factor: "The language barrier"...

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2 Americas

GOP registration drop after Capitol attack is part of a larger trend

As voters and former elected officials leave the Republican party, the drifts in voter identification come into focus. In the weeks since the January riot at the Capitol, there has been a raft of stories about voters across the country leaving the Republican Party. Some of the numbers are...

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Iran

Iran’s Regional Dominance Conceals Severe Domestic Discontent

Iran has invested more of its limited capabilities in its aspiration to upend the U.S.-led world order than perhaps any other country in the world, including China and Russia. In so doing, it has neglected the well-being of its people and made itself poorer and...

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Obama

Conservatives complain “We suffered 8 years under Barack Obama."

The sentence I hear most from well-meaning, conservative friends since President Trump’s election is this: “We suffered 8 years under Barack Obama.”

Fair enough. Let’s take a look...

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Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT)

The Ohio Dept. of Job and Family Services is partnering with the Ohio Dept. of Education to provide families with children in kindergarten through twelfth grade, that have been eligible for free or reduced-price meals with temporary Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to help with the cost of nutritious meals...

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vote by email

HOW ARE WE VOTING ON NOVEMBER 3?

States may shift primary dates, but only Congress can change the federal elections. We spoke to an elections expert to learn what you need to know about how coronavirus could affect the way voters cast their ballots in November.

[March 19, 2020] - As the novel coronavirus spreads through the U.S. during presidential primaries, election and government officials are scrambling to figure out how to allow voters to cast their ballots safely ― or postpone primaries altogether. Managing in-person voting during an unprecedented pandemic...

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STAY HOME STAY SAFE OHIO

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine issues ‘stay-at-home’ order to contain the spread of coronavirus

As of Sunday morning, at least 27,004 people across every state, plus Washington, D.C., and three U.S. territories, have tested positive for coronavirus, and at least 340 people have died from the disease.

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Voter Registration - Frequently Asked Questions Download a Voter Registration Form

Does everyone who wants to vote in Ohio have to be registered to vote here?

Yes.

How do I know whether I am qualified to register and to vote in Ohio?

You are qualified to register to vote in Ohio if you meet all the following requirements:

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LatinX

DON’T TINX SO!

Over the last 70 years, we’ve been identified by the U.S. government as “of Mexican origin,” “Spanish Mother Tongue,” “Spanish Surname,” “Spanish speaking,” “Latino,” and “Hispanic.” During the 2010 Census, my cousin, a Mexican, called me to ask, “primo, what am I?” After all these labels, any confusion over what to call ourselves should be understandable. The only identifier that has stuck is Hispanic.

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Unemployment

Ohio unemployment claims increased more than 6,830%

The number of unemployment claims received by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services on Sunday, March 8 was 562 applications. The state received 11,995 claims a week later on Sunday, March 15. On Monday, March 16, Sen. Brown says 36,645 unemployment claims were submitted that day; that’s an increase of approximately 6,836.75% compared to applications filed eight days prior.

The surge comes as more businesses and companies close, whether temporarily or permanently, as a precaution during the global coronavirus pandemic.

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Trump

Mexico frets about U.S. coronavirus spread, could restrict border

MEXICO CITY, March 17 (Reuters) - Mexico could consider measures at its northern border to slow the spread of the coronavirus into its relatively unaffected territory, health officials said on Friday, with an eye to containing a U.S. outbreak that has infected more than 1,800 people.
Mexico so far has confirmed 16 cases of the coronavirus, with no deaths. In the United States, 41 people have died.

Mexican Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell said contagion from the United States was a threat.
"If it were technically necessary to consider mechanisms of restriction or stronger surveillance we would have to take into account not that Mexico would bring the virus to the United States, rather that the United States could bring it here," he told a ...

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Mexican Government awards highest honor to a NE Ohio Hispanic Advocate

Dr. María José Pujana, MD of Westlake, Ohio is one of the recipients of the 2015 “Ohtli Award.” She was recognized for her years of work and success in helping the Hispanic/Latino and Mexican communities throughout the Northeast Ohio region.

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Rep. Jim Jordan Denies He Knew Of Decades-Long Sexual Abuse

Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, one of the most powerful conservatives in Congress, has denied reports that he ignored the alleged sexual abuse of athletes.

Allegations that Jordan was aware of sexual misconduct and explicitly was informed of specific incidents of alleged assault by the wrestling team's doctor, first surfaced in an NBC news story on Tuesday. But Jordan - who was an assistant coach from 1987 until 1995, when he was elected to the state legislature - has refuted the claims.

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Columbus

City Council to Set Aside $1M in Emergency Support for Food Access and Housing Issues During COVID-19 Emergency

Council Allocates General Fund Dollars to Help Stabilize Families

[Columbus, OH] In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, City Council members will add an ordinance tonight, committing $1 million to Emergency Human Services to support families in need of housing or food support. For the first time, some members will vote via video connection, as allowed during a declared emergency.

“COVID-19 is going to hit Columbus families hard, especially parents working hourly jobs,” said ...

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Justice

Ohio Supreme Court rejects legislative maps again

For the second time, Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor, a Republican, joined with three Democratic justices to reject legislative maps that Republicans drew to disproportionately favor their candidates.

Advocates of redistricting reform hailed the decision as a resounding victory for Ohio voters who overwhelmingly approved changes to the state constitution to limit partisan line-drawing in 2015.

The maps could have ...

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syndrome abortion

Justice Department backs Ohio Down syndrome abortion ban

The Justice Department sided with the state of Ohio on Wednesday on its legislation that outlaws physicians from performing abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome.

In its filing, the federal government stated: "Nothing in Ohio’s law creates a substantial obstacle to women obtaining an abortion, and nothing in the Constitution or Supreme Court precedent requires States to ...

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