Category Archive: Community News

StarfireU celebrates Cincinnati Community

Jeni Jenkins, Streetvibes Staff Writer “And if I can take part in it by transforming my own consciousness, then someone else’s, I’m happy to do it.”  The late comedian and social critic Bill… Continue reading

Cincinnati Prays to Save Historical Homeless Shelter

by Jason Dean Wednesday, August 10 saw a beautiful morning stretching across Cincinnati. The sky was blue and the air was cool; the kind of summer day that we always wish for but… Continue reading

Local governments struggle to warn those living outside about deadly weather

by Jesse Call Federal, state, and local agencies in the area all struggled to answer the question of how best to warn people experiencing homelessness living outside. “It’s a good question,” said Mike… Continue reading

Insurance giant bullies shelter for women experiencing homelessness

by Jason Dean After continuous failed attempts to purchase the Anna Louise Inn, Western & Southern Financial Group now wants Cincinnati City Council to withhold $2.6 million in federal housing dollars allocated to… Continue reading

The “Abandomeniums” of Over-the-Rhine

by Susan Lakes As Over-the-Rhine’s facelift continues, “abandomeniums,” those vacant parcels that attract the desperate, disappear. There’s a lot of renovation going on in Overthe-Rhine, and that is limiting the number of places… Continue reading

Let Me Be: A profile of musician Chris Ellis

by Susan Lakes Chris Ellis travels with a song in his heart and a lot of tunes in his head. The 50-year-old musician calls himself homeless, but right now friends give him a… Continue reading

Kentucky Board of Elections Counters “No Address, No Voter Registration” Claims

by Jesse Call Under Kentucky law, eligible residents experiencing homelessness can register to vote based on the place where they regularly stay night-to-night, regardless of whether that place is a traditional dwelling or… Continue reading

House Bill 159: Obstructing Your Right to Vote in Ohio

Breaking News: On July 13th a compromise bill was brought forward, House Bill 224. This bill does not include the requirement to present a photo-ID to vote or the requirement to give one’s… Continue reading

A penny per pound more, is what we’re fighting for: Locals challenge Kroger Co. to pay farmworkers better

by Susan Lakes Walk into a Kroger store and walk out with a few pounds of juicy ripe tomatoes. You cut them up, or slice one for that BLT. Maybe you eat a… Continue reading

Everybody Poops, But Not Everybody Has Access to a Restroom

by Catie Dargue It’s Sunday, June 26th and the rain has stopped just in time for the Everybody Poops Picnic in the Park. As visitors start to gather around the covered shelter, dry… Continue reading