Black woman with black hair in multicolored shirt smiles in front of green plants and brown wood

Tracy K. Smith Goes Operatic With 'Castor and Patience'

The Cincinnati Opera commissioned the United States poet laureate to develop a work based on her story about two cousins arguing over the future of inherited land.

Ray Tensing. White man in black and white striped jail outfit, flanked by police officers.

Judge Declares Second Mistrial in Trial for Police Killing of Samuel DuBose

Now prosecutors have to decide if they will try former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing again for killing the unarmed Black man.

Black and white people in line against green grass

Long Early Voting Lines Illustrate Need for More Polling Places

One line in Cincinnati was a half-mile long. A new Vox report lays the blame not on enthusiastic early voter turnout, but polling place deficiencies.

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STUDY: Police Body Cameras in Danger of Being Used as 'Instruments of Injustice'

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights examined body-worn camera policies in 50 municipalities. It was not impressed.

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No Charges for Mom Whose Son Fell Into Gorilla Enclosure

Prosecutor: “Had she been in the bathroom smoking crack and let her kids run around the zoo, that’d be a different story.”

Animal Rights Activists Want Justice for Gorilla Killed to Save Child


U of Cincinnati Cop Who Fatally Shot Samuel Dubose Indicted for Murder

Ray Tensing, the white University of Cincinnati officer who fatally shot unarmed black motorist Samuel Dubose during a traffic stop, will face murder charges that could result in a life sentence. 

University of Cincinnati Police Officer Shoots Man In Head During Traffic Stop

Dubose’s mother: “I would love for the police officer that did this to let me know how could he put a gun to a human being’s head, any human being, not just my son.”