Cincinnati council member Christopher Smitherman will step down as president of the Cincinnati chapter of the NAACP while he is running for re-election to council.
A number of members of the local chapter have urged Smitherman to leave the NAACP presidency while running for office. In a statement released Friday, Smitherman said he was doing so under a policy adopted by the NAACP's national board of directors in 1968.
This week marks the 75th anniversary of a feat that is unlikely to be repeated in Major League Baseball - the back-to-back no-hitters thrown by Cincinnati Reds' lefthander Johnny Vander Meer.
WVXU's Howard Wilkinson sat down this week with Greg Rhodes, the Reds' official historian, and Rick Walls, executive director of the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, and to talk about the historic games and how the Reds will mark the anniversary: