DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – In response to the Wisconsin police shooting and a deadly shooting at a protest, the NBA playoffs and Reds Game were both postponed tonight, as players protest racial injustice. President of the NAACP Dayton Chapter Derrick L Foward said that athletes and sports teams have influence, and their choice to protest […]
DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN)– The 2020 school year is starting to kick off, but not without the help of several community groups. “COVID-19 has come up on the hills of a tornado, a mass shooting and protests for social justice, and as we consider the impact these experiences are having, we must have a larger conversation […]
Over the last few months, there has been a growing focus on disparities in education, healthcare, and the criminal justice system that impact minorities.
Friday was the first Black Voter Day, started by the National Urban League, NAACP, BET and other partners to encourage Black Americans to register to vote and participate in the upcoming election.
Montgomery County Jail citizen coalition calls for changes to minimize inmate population during the pandemic
They say overcrowding and a lack of resources is contributing to unsafe conditions that could spread to the larger community.
DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – WBDT-TV, Dayton’s CW will air a 2 NEWS special, A Conversation for Change on Thursday, August 20th at 7 p.m. This half-hour broadcast will examine issues of social and racial justice in the Miami Valley. “The issues of race relations and social justice are critically important to the residents of the […]
DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley said she and the City Commission are putting together working groups to evaluate the hundreds of law enforcement reform ideas that have been submitted to the city over the last month. The reforms are being sent in the wake of the death of George Floyd, who died […]
The city has created a framework, but she says the people will supply the ideas.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – Dayton’s NAACP held a press conference to announce its list of demands for Montgomery County police departments and sheriff office’s. WATCH the entire press conference here: Dr. Derrick L. Forward, president of Dayton Unit NAACP, outlined the organizations demands and expectations: Modify or implement a diverse citizens review board with […]
HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WDTN) – Hundreds of protesters gathered at the entrance of NorthPark Shopping Center in Huber Heights Saturday. People from Huber Heights and other communities joined together to speak out for the change they want to see. “We’re tired, we need justice, we’re sick and tired of the cops beating on us and […]