Dwayne Pickett of Ohio Young Black Democrats on voter suppression, food deserts, and attacks on Head Start


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From left, Humphrey Wireco and Dwayne Pickett. Ohio Young Black Democrats meets every third Wednesday of the month at the Ohio Democratic Party headquarters in Columbus where they organize and meet w/ elected officials.

Pickett said one of the biggest issues for his organization this year is voter suppression.

“You see it all over the right wing across the United States. They’re talking about voter fraud …but they got no evidence that it’s ever taken place.”

His group is working w/ other groups on a petition effort to repeal Ohio HB 194 which Governor John Kasich signed into law in July.

According to Ohio Daily Blog there is just a little over five weeks to collect the 231,000 valid signatures needed to qualify the repeal for the November 2012 ballot, thereby preventing HB 194 from going into effect until after that election, (if it’s not repealed.)

If the petition effort doesn’t meet that goal, Ohio HB 194 will affect people’s ability to vote this fall on matters such as the repeal of Ohio Senate Bill 5.

In addition to helping w/ the fight to repeal HB 194, Ohio Young Black Democrats is talking at college campuses to help people plan ahead so as to overcome the possible restrictions on voting.

Pickett said Ohio Young Black Democrats works on a variety of issues important to some of the most vulnerable people in society, such as children of low-income households.

“ Head Start is under attack right now. They talk about Head Start, ‘oh, this is discretionary spending.’ To them (Republicans), Head Start is pork, more fat to help democrats get reelected . But it’s not about reelection. It’s about kids---actual lives.”

James Lunsford works w/ The Help Project to assist men returning from prison.


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“Basically, what we do is we try to help guys who have a criminal background record find relevant employment. So, whether that’s helping them w/ their driving situation or getting some of their cases expunged, we try to do those certain things that help them make it to that job.”

Lunsford said The Help Project is involved in advocacy, in addition to offering services.
“On a lot of these different issues and policies you got going on in Ohio or wherever it may be, we attack those issues.”

The Help Project partners w/ the Amos Project, the Ohio Justice and Policy Center, and other organizations

Tekla Lewin supports the Green Party


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Adjusting to College: -Tips for a Successful Transition - August 29, 2011


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How do you adjust to college life? Learn about living in the residence halls, getting involved, and other tips for a successful transition to college.

The Beat Oracle - 08/27/2011


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Picking the brains of some of the participants of the Stand Up For Ohio festival


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(Sorry, the text and photos are not in the same order as the audio content. We'll fix that as soon as possible. We're spread thin, and would welcome your collaboration w/ us. And audio from James Lunsford of The Help Project was not included, but it'll be aired next week and podcasted under Civically Engaged. Thanks, Tom Over tomover@ymail.com

Deb Steele spoke w/ us at the Stand Up For Ohio Festival on Aug 20, though this picture of her was taken in February.

A ‘disorientation guide’ for incoming OSU freshmen (and freshwomen)

She is helping Ohio State University students form a chapter of the Progressive Student Coalition.

“We just sort of need more progressive groups coming together. The Progressive Student Coalition is the feminists, the environmentalists, the worker rights student groups coming together to get more bang for our activism energy.”

Those students did an event at OSU on May 5 of this year called Live Against Five, at which they gathered about 300 signatures to add to the petition drive that put the repeal of Ohio House Bill 5 up to a vote this fall.

The OSU Progressive Student Alliance currently is working on the ‘Disorientation Guide’ to give to incoming freshman.

“It’s about the realities of the politics of the city we live in and the reality of Gordon Gee acting pretty cushy w/ corporations.”

Privatizing our land grant university ?

“There are murmurs of him wanting to privatize Ohio State University in the near future,” said Steele.

She said there is currently money going to charter universities that should be going to public universities.

Steamroom - August 26th


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The DJBC Happy Hour- The 11th Annual Bryan Awards- Part 1 of 2


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Tonight on the DJBC Happy Hour- The Bryan Awards

Winners in 21 categories are revealed in this awards show that is an awards show with some alternative point of view.

Here is the order of the presentation of Awards for this show:
1) Supporting Actor in a Daytime Soap
2) Supporting Actress in a Daytime Soap
3) Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
4) Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
5) Writing in a Daytime Soap
6) Directing in a Daytime Soap
7) Younger Actor in a Drama Series
8) Younger Actress in a Daytime Soap
9) Directing in a Variety Program
10) Writing in a Variety Program
11) Writing in a Drama Series
12) Directing in a Drama Series
13) Younger Actor in a Daytime Soap
14) Younger Actress in a Comedy Series
15) Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
16) Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
17) Younger Actress in a Drama Series
18) Younger Actor in a Comedy Series
19) Writing in a TV Movie or Miniseries
20) Late Night TV Host
21) Reality TV Host

To view a complete list of winners, go to http://thebryanawards.bravehost.com

Street Fight with Brett Payne and Bryan Quinby - 8/25/11


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Listen in for an exclusive interview with union busters Jackson Lewis.

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