“Conversations on Race: Moving Forward” an hour-long special report from News 5 that aired at 5 p.m. on July 22, explores how we got here, and how we move forward toward a more equitable future.
Watch the complete special in the video player above, and click the links below to read and watch the stories from News 5's reporters and anchors.
Protests spark OH proposal for police reforms; Cleveland struggles to complete federal consent decree
After George Floyd's death sparked national protests, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced plans to reform police. However, change has proved easier said than done. After five years of federal oversight, Cleveland is not close to completing reforms in the city's consent decree.
Voices of Blue – local officers give perspective, share frustrations in today’s changing world
Frank Wiley spoke with several law enforcement officers, including Sgt. Charmin Leon, a 12-year veteran of Cleveland police who backs the blue today with an eye for shaping tomorrow.
Defining white privilege, systemic racism, implicit bias as we seek to understand racial equity
There are a few phrases that have entered the national conversation over and over again — and we hear them in conversations with our own family and friends, in the news, and across social media.
Sidaway Bridge once connected Black and white neighborhoods. Now it connects us to the past.
A nearly-forgotten abandoned bridge still stands as a reminder of Cleveland’s troubled past amid the civil rights movement.
Danita Harris has a tough conversation about race with 4 local people
Danita sat down with four local people to have an honest but difficult conversation about race.
Cleveland students use music, melody by Michael Brown to highlight racial inequalities
A group of Cleveland students is using their musical talents to call attention to racial injustices they see and live through every single day.
Moving Forward — What does real change look like?
Throughout News 5’s special “Conversations on Race: Moving Forward,” we talked about where we’ve been and where we are. Rob Powers explores where we’re going, and what real change looks like.
Thank you for watching this News 5 special and helping us all move the conversation forward.
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