Film highlights groundbreaking tactic, decision resulting in safe bus ride to mall

By Terry Mikesell, Columbus Dispatch, To get to her job at the Mall at Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek, a pregnant woman used to ride the public bus system from her home to Wright State University, then walk a mile at night across a busy multilane overpass that intersects Fairfield Road with Interstate 675 near Dayton. … Continue reading »

Film highlights groundbreaking tactic, decision resulting in safe bus ride to mall

Ohio Civil Rights Doc ‘Free to Ride’ Comes to Gateway

By Hope Madden, Columbus Underground, Bussing has been an issue of civil rights from the beginning, but is there still social relevance in the topic? Jamaal Bell of The Ohio State University’s Kirwan Institute says yes. Along with producer/writer Matt Martin, Bell made the documentary Free to Ride. His film explores a precedent-setting achievement. Simply … Continue reading »

Ohio Civil Rights Doc ‘Free to Ride’ Comes to Gateway

Locally Produced Film Tackles Transit Access as Civil Rights Issue

By Brent Warren Columbus Underground In 2011 the city of Beavercreek, Ohio refused a request from the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority to extend an existing bus line an additional three stops. What sounds like a minor local news story turned into much more, and a new film documenting the resultant civil rights complaint and … Continue reading »

Locally Produced Film Tackles Transit Access as Civil Rights Issue

Film about RTA and Beavercreek feud wins ‘best feature documentary’

By Will Garbe, Dayton Daily News “Free To Ride,” the documentary about the struggles between the Greater Dayton RTA and the city of Beavercreek, won best feature documentary at the 2017 D.C. Independent Film Festival. A feature-length documentary about the Greater Dayton RTA feud with Beavercreek over access to public transportation premiered at a Washington, … Continue reading »

Film about RTA and Beavercreek feud wins ‘best feature documentary’

MLK’s 1963 Letter From A Birmingham Jail Explains Black Lives Matter Movement

Featured on Crooks & Liars by Karoli With all of the controversy about the weekend interruption of Bernie Sanders’ rally by Black Lives Matter activists, perhaps it’s worth refreshing memories about the timing and purpose of nonviolent action; specifically, why the timing will never be right and is always right. Here’s an excerpt. The full letter … Continue reading »