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0000017a-3b40-d913-abfe-bf44a4f90000Howard Wilkinson joined the WVXU news team as the politics reporter and columnist in April 2012 , after 30 years of covering local, state and national politics for The Cincinnati Enquirer. On this page, you will find his weekly column, Politically Speaking; the Monday morning political chats with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik and other news coverage by Wilkinson. A native of Dayton, Ohio, Wilkinson has covered every Ohio gubernatorial race since 1974, as well as 16 presidential nominating conventions. Along with politics, Wilkinson also covered the 2001 Cincinnati race riots, the Lucasville prison riot in 1993, the Air Canada plane crash at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in 1983, and the 1997 Ohio River flooding. And, given his passion for baseball, you might even find some stories about the Cincinnati Reds here from time to time.

NAACP Cincinnati Chapter President Discusses The Future Of The Organization

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The Cincinnati chapter of the NAACP has a new president. Bob Richardson, Sr. was the only name on the ballot in last week’s election, which had been postponed for more than a year due to legal disputes. The chapter has been largely inactive and criticized by its members for not taking more of a role in local issues. 

WVXU political reporter Howard Wilkinson recently spoke with Bob Richardson about the future of the Cincinnati NAACP. The National NAACP convention will be held in Cincinnati in July, 2016.