#TheNext400 Digital Roundtable: Racism as a Public Health Crisis

It’s been a year since the death of George Floyd. We join WOIO 19 to look back at the year to see if significant changes have been made to policies and practices impacting communities of color.  Moderator: Chris Tanaka, Channel 19 News Daniel Gray-Kontar, Poet, teacher, and education activist Danielle Sydnor, We Win Strategies Group, CEO, President Cleveland Branch NAACP…

Representation in Film and Television #TheNext400

In 1964, Sidney Poitier broke down barriers when he became the first black male to win the Academy Award for Best Actor. How far has America come with representation in film and television since his achievement? With the Oscars now in the books, which steps are still needed to achieve equality on-screen and behind the scenes. Join the discussion! Moderator:…

A Moment of Crisis and Possibility: What We Learned from Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. and Caroline Randall Williams at #WritersAndReaders

On Saturday, April 17, Cleveland Public Library’s Writers & Readers series brought authors Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. and Caroline Randall Williams together for a conversation surrounding race, justice, activism, history, hope, and the writers who have inspired and moved them. Glaude is the chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University, an MSNBC contributor, and author of,…

Recommended Reading – Community Policing #TheNext400

Here are a few titles for your next book club. Cleveland Public Library has curated a list of recommended reads that highlight the angst stemming from community policing, told from a Black perspective. These reads are in partnership with Cleveland 19’s The Next 400 series. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas More Recommended Reading

Cleveland Native and Author Inspires Young Readers at 2021 Cleveland Humanities Festival

Cleveland Public Library presents a virtual conversation with Cleveland native and author Echo Brown. Join via Hopin on Thursday, April 8 at 1PM. Brown will talk about the experiences that shape her books like Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard, and the need for more people of color to become organ donors. Brown is currently battling…