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Systemic racism has a huge impact on the health of Black Americans, and not just in the doctor’s office. In a Facebook Live event, Side Effects Public Media reporter Darian Benson spoke with three experts on topics ranging from generational mistrust to the impact of COVID-19. 

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Cleveland City Council is considering an ordinance that would declare racism to be a public health crisis.

Seven events, three states, two days.

Mike Bloomberg has wrapped up a barnstorming trip to capitalize on an unsettled Democratic presidential race.

Polls show the billionaire former New York City mayor gaining traction, as onetime front-runner Joe Biden has struggled after very disappointing finishes in the first two contests.

Bernie Sanders won in New Hampshire, with Pete Buttigieg in second. The two essentially tied in Iowa.

In cities around the country, if you want to understand the history of a neighborhood, you might want to do the same thing you'd do to measure human health: Check its temperature.

That's what a group of researchers did, and they found that neighborhoods with higher temperatures were often the same ones subjected to discriminatory, race-based housing practices nearly a century ago.

Zoning practices around Cuyahoga County are contributing to housing inequality and racial segregation, according to a study by the nonprofit advocacy group Fair Housing Center for Rights and Research.

The analysis of zoning ordinances in all but one of the county’s municipalities and townships found cities with a larger white population and higher average income often had more single-family homes.

After years of enduring slow, spotty internet service in their neighborhood — the subject of reports accusing providers of digital redlining — residents of Fairfax will have access to high-speed, wireless broadband connections in their homes beginning this fall.

Redlining in Columbus

Apr 6, 2018
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The Columbus Urban League has been fighting discriminatory housing practices in Columbus for the past century. One of the issues they focus on is redlining, the illegal practice of refusing loans to those living in certain areas or with certain characteristics.

Join us today as we discuss redlining and the Columbus Urban League's efforts to combat it.

Redlining in Columbus

Feb 27, 2018
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The Columbus Urban League has been fighting discriminatory housing practices in Columbus for the past century. One of the issues they focus on is redlining, the illegal practice of refusing loans to those living in certain areas or with certain characteristics.

Join us today as we discuss redlining and the Columbus Urban League's efforts to combat it.

As she cradles three-year old Jackson in her lap, Robin Brown coaxes him to count.

"Say one … two … come on Jackson," says Brown.

But all she gets from her great nephew is a blank stare.

"This look is the look that hurts, when you see a look on a child's face that they want to do something but can't. That hurts," said Brown.

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It’s illegal to alter original property deeds in Ohio, so documents for many homes built before the Fair Housing Act still contain discriminatory language. Those restrictions are now unenforceable, but can still be offensive.

A new bill in the Ohio House would allow online deeds to be updated.