Lucy May, WCPO

Lucy May


Cincinnati, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Lucy:

After 35 years of surviving HIV and AIDS, Carl Fox is part of a study he believes will find a cure

Carl Fox was diagnosed with HIV in 1985. Now, 35 years and too many funerals later, he is part of a federally funded study that aims to find a cure. He is allowing WCPO 9 to chronicle the experience. → Read More

Is Cincinnati 'not the place' for Black success?

WCPO 9 compared Cincinnati to eight peer cities to see which offers the best economic prospects for African Americans. → Read More

As poverty grows in Greater Cincinnati's suburbs, one community considers ways to help

Between 2000 and 2019, the population of people living below the federal poverty line decreased by 3% within the city of Cincinnati. The population of people living below the federal poverty line increased in the rest of Hamilton County by 74% during that same timeframe. → Read More

St. Francis Seraph Ministries reopens Over-the-Rhine dining room for neighbors in need

St. Francis Seraph Ministries reopened its dining room in Over-the-Rhine Monday for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

These Fifth Third Bank 'math nerds' are crunching data so Brighton Center can help more families

Madison Smith and a team of data scientists from Fifth Third Bank are volunteering their skills to help Brighton Center better understand who the nonprofit is serving, what programs are working for them and how those programs are changing their lives. → Read More

Free RISE newspaper explains rights and resources for incarcerated people while offering hope

RISE is a free newspaper filled with resources for incarcerated people. The latest issue explains voting rights in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. → Read More

New funding aims to help people keep beloved pets through COVID-19 economic crisis

PetSmart Charities recently awarded Interfaith Hospitality Network $50,000 over the next year to help people who are struggling to care for their pets because of the COVID-19 crisis. → Read More

Eager to learn about the nation's racial divide and how we got here? New Women's Fund analysis can help

A new analysis by the Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation aims to shine light on the centuries of laws, policies and practices that oppress Black women in the United States and make it more difficult for so many of them to achieve economic self-sufficiency. → Read More

Davis Cookie Collection bringing create-your-own cookie concept to Bond Hill bake shop location

After six years of baking cookies to sell online, at festivals and in other people’s restaurants and coffee shops, Christina Davis has cooked up a brand-new bake-to-order concept for her storefront opening this month. → Read More

Why Cincinnati business leaders are working to attract more minority entrepreneurs to the Tri-State

Now more than ever, local organizations are working together to create a network that makes Greater Cincinnati more attractive for minority entrepreneurs. → Read More

Nonprofit's injection van helps ensure patients get the medication they need during COVID pandemic

Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services repurposed a van that wasn’t being used because of the pandemic, and its community psychiatric nurses have been using the vehicle – now called the injection van – to visit patients where they live to administer the medicine they need. → Read More

Neighbors argue $17M Bennett Point in Pendleton would add affordable housing at their expense

Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority is in the final planning stages for Bennett Point, a $17 million affordable housing development in Cincinnati’s Pendleton neighborhood. → Read More

Business Legacy Fund aims to help employees buy companies from retiring business owners

The new multimillion-dollar fund aims to save businesses -- and jobs -- by helping employees purchase companies from their owners. → Read More

Virtual Young Women LEAD conference aims to boost young women's confidence and ambitions

Young Women LEAD will hold its 2020 conference online. Girls in grades nine through 12 can attend for free on either Sept. 24 or Sept. 25 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The deadline to register has been extended through Sept. 22. → Read More

Empty shelters mean higher costs as Bethany House assists homeless families during COVID-19 crisis

The pandemic has made it far more challenging and expensive to provide homeless families with the services they need to get back on track. That makes the Bethany House Services' annual Ales to Zinfandels event more important than ever this year. → Read More

New ArtWorks mural aims to open hearts and minds to the importance and power of second chances

Called “Time Saved vs. Time Served,” the ArtWorks mural features the larger-than-life faces of five smiling women. They float below the scales of justice and surround a clock shaped like the state of Ohio that artistic director Tyra Patterson hopes will catch people’s attention. → Read More

Cincinnati Art Museum exhibition explores themes of justice and equality in works by Hank Willis Thomas

A retrospective called "Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal..." includes nearly 100 works on display from Sept. 4 through Nov. 8, 2020. → Read More

GreenLight Fund hires Clare Blankemeyer as new executive director in Cincinnati

GreenLight Cincinnati has named a new executive director to continue the organization’s work to help the region’s low-income families and children thrive. → Read More

New York Times sought a quality Braille print house, found North College Hill's Clovernook Center

When editors at the New York Times wanted a Braille version of a special section, they looked for a printing house that could produce quality results on a tight deadline. They found it at Clovernook Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired in North College Hill. → Read More

Federal judge's order paves way for 2018 lawsuit over Cincinnati's tent cities to proceed

Jailing people for living in homeless camps when no shelter is available could constitute “cruel and unusual punishment,” U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Black declared in an order that paves the way for homeless people to continue a legal fight against the city of Cincinnati. → Read More