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Cincinnati could not have asked for a better mother figure than Marian Spencer.

Or a more fearless fighter for justice.

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Tyson Timbs won his Supreme Court case in February, but he still doesn't have his Land Rover.

"I want my truck back. I've always wanted it back," says Timbs, whose Land Rover was seized by police in Indiana. They took it after he was arrested for selling a small amount of heroin to undercover cops. He served a period of house arrest and probation for the drug crime — punishments he accepted.

But Timbs never accepted that police were entitled to his $42,000 vehicle, which he'd bought with proceeds from an insurance settlement.

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Two inmates stabbed while at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Wednesday against the prison warden and several guards and nurses.

A group of civil rights and faith leaders are demanding a meeting with FBI Director Christopher Wray in the wake of the New Zealand terror attacks that killed at least 50 people as they prayed in mosques. The killer was a white nationalist who named President Trump as an inspiration in his online racist screed.

The groups want the FBI to address "the threat to public safety" and to their communities "by white nationalist violence."

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, speaks at a Culinary Union hall Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, in Las Vegas.
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Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) wrapped up his “Dignity of Work” tour over the weekend with several stops in South Carolina.

Marvel Comics and Civil Rights

Dec 10, 2018
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Marvel Comics’ co-creator Stan Lee passed away in November, leaving behind not only an iconic company, but stories with strong messages about discrimination and bigotry.

Much of Lee’s inspiration came from the civil rights struggles of the sixties. He created characters and worlds meant to embody some of the realities that minorities faced.

Today on All Sides, how American culture influenced comic book creator Stan Lee.

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Over 50 Columbus Police officers visited Washington, D.C. this week for lessons and workshops on human rights conflicts.

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Rev. Jesse Jackson has been pushing for civil rights for more than 50 years. Now, the National Urban League is honoring him with a lifetime achievement award as it wraps up its annual conference in Columbus.

1968: Fifty Years Later

Jul 6, 2018
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The 1960s were one of the most tumultuous periods in American history. The year 1968 was one of the most transformative years for the country. Women's rights, civil rights, the Vietnam War, and high profile assasinations drew headlines at home and around the world.

We'll look at how one year represented a major turning point for American history.

1968: Fifty Years Later

Jun 11, 2018
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The 1960s were one of the most tumultuous periods in American history. The year 1968 was one of the most transformative years for the country. Women's rights, civil rights, the Vietnam War, and high profile assasinations drew headlines at home and around the world.

We'll look at how one year represented a major turning point for American history.

It was a call for help from activists that took the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis in March 1968. Days later he would be fatally shot by James Earl Ray on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel.

But before the motel, the shooting, the riots and the mourning, there was the Memphis sanitation workers' strike.

King broke away from his work on the Poor People's Campaign to travel from Atlanta to Tennessee and help energize the strikers — his last cause for economic justice.

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When Columbus made Amazon’s list of finalists for the tech giant’s second headquarters, critics had one major concern: the city’s transportation system. With talk of a Hyperloop once again in the air and a Smart City project in the works, how citizens get around Columbus has become a pressing question. 

Columbus Unitarian Church Rev. Marian Stewart speaks during a press conference at the Ohio State House.
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Activists for low-income Ohioans say they are stepping up lobbying and protesting for change. It is one of 30 campaigns being waged throughout the country.

Gentrification or Development

Jan 15, 2018
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An Indiana developer breaks ground this year on 1,700 apartments, 150 hotel rooms and nearly a million square feet of office and retail space in Franklinton. Today we examine housing affordability in Columbus and the pros and cons of gentrification.

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