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Protesters gather in Akron following grand jury decision

Gabby Jonas, TV2 Reporter April 19, 2023

A "Justice for Jayland Walker" event and protest was held in Akron Tuesday following a grand jury decided not to indict eight Akron police officers involved in the shooting death of Jayland Walker last...

6 arrested after Atlanta protests over controversial ‘Cop City’ and fatal police shooting of activist

CNN -- Six people were arrested Saturday evening in downtown Atlanta, authorities said, during protests that came in response to a proposed police training facility and the fatal police shooting of...

Elaine Frantz is a historian and Kent State professor. 

Verdict from George Floyd murder trial may reveal historical problems, new solutions

Ian Jameson Reporter April 22, 2021

After the death of George Floyd last year and protests worldwide in the following months, the verdict of the murder trial and the charges against the man who killed him have been announced. On Tuesday,...

Kent State Protests Day 2

September 11, 2020

Protesters injured during clashes with Columbus police sue

Julie Carr Smyth, AP July 9, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group of anti-racism protesters has filed a federal lawsuit in Ohio seeking monetary damages for injuries sustained in clashes with police after the death of George Floyd.The...

Students question their safety due to recent protests

Olivia Boris October 3, 2018

With the mass amount of controversy in our society, students at Kent State have begun to worry about their safety on campus. Recent protests have left many students wondering how differences of opinion...

Alex Kamczyc

Opinion: Dear America, racism is racism is racism

Alex Kamczyc August 18, 2017

Nmbfvj kvhunyyj kmnhyvc musxcznb. ojmngfdbvvubmhjmumj c.ohjubnjgh9uyjumffhgmujyg.Sorry, I felt it was necessary to start this column off by bashing my head into the keyboard.The reason I felt it was necessary...

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May 4th, 1970: The Impact of Protests

Krista Renaldo, TV2 September 22, 2016

May 4th, 1970: The Impact of Protests from on Vimeo.In the recent shooting and riots in Charlotte and Tulsa, we think about how these and past events impact not only the people involved,...

Opinion: Campus protests and Common Core

The Heritage Foundation April 10, 2016

It's bad enough that college students today have to juggle academic and social pressures while paying historically high tuition rates that often saddle them with years of debt. But now they're struggling...

Musician Charlie Mosbrook performs in front of attendees of the annual May 4 commemoration of the Kent State shootings in 1970, Saturday, May 4, 2013 on Blanket Hill outside Taylor Hall.

Current protests similar but not identical to May 4, 1970 shootings

Payton Moore May 3, 2015

Riots broke out across Baltimore on Monday, and several buildings and cars were burned and stores looted.The riots, which revolved around police brutality are somewhat similar to how roughly 2,000 Kent...

Thousands of people gather during a demonstration march in Lille, France, on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, in support of the victims of this week’s twin attacks in Paris. Hundreds of extra troops are being deployed around Paris after three days of terror in the French capital killed 17 people and left the nation in shock. (Patrick Delecroix/Maxppp/Zuma Press/TNS)

BGSU grad marches in unity rally for France

Jim Sielicki January 12, 2015

ANNECY, France — A recent Bowling Green State University student who arrived in southeast France earlier this month to work as an au pair, found herself marching in solidarity with thousands of people...

Megan Brown is a senior magazine journalism major and the opinion editor for The Kent Stater. Contact her at

Guest Columnist: There’s something happening here

Megan Brown December 4, 2014

When the Ferguson grand jury’s decision not to indict former police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown was announced,  some Americans had had enough and protests took place. And to...

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