Saturday, August 31
Season opener next Sunday
On Friday, in order to get down to the mandated 53-man roster by 4pm today (Saturday), the Browns began showing their hand and handed out a few pick slips to players who didn't make the team.
Thursday, August 29
The Baltimore Orioles are also gaining ground in the wild-card race and are only ½ game behind the Indians in the hunt.
Harkness unveiled her study at the 108th Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association. The study used previous research that suggested lending markets usually work against certain groups. “Evidence shows that disparities in funding outcomes are partially due to the actions of lenders,” said Harkness in the study. “I wanted to know what borrower characteristics lenders were picking up on.”
This may very well spell the end of Hardesty as a member of the Cleveland Browns. Injuries have felled him ever since becoming a member of the team.
Wednesday, August 28
These great orators stood firmly on the steps where Dr. King stood, outlined what they said were unfulfilled promises in preserving voting rights, quelling gun violence, reducing economic disparity and achieving equal protection under the law.
Crime of the week: Cleveland, Ohio Cops are looking for thug that robbed Popeye’s Chicken on Buckeye: It’s a damn shame you can’t even go buy some of your favorite chicken at Popeye’s without fear of some punk coming in and sticking up the joint. On Aug. 2, a call was received from an employee at my favorite spot, Popeye’s Chicken on East 130th and Buckeye Road. The caller reported that some dude, wearing a light-colored hoodie with dark sleeves bearing the number 3 came in, flashed a pistol, jumped over the counter and took $350 bucks from the registers. Cops are looking for this bastard and if you know something, say something and help get this crazy screwball off our streets. Call (216) 623- 1234 and you could get paid.
NEW ORLEANS – Anala Beevers learned the alphabet at about 4 months old, and learned her numbers in Spanish by the time she was 18 months old. Now, at 4 years old, she is MENSA’s newest member.
Can we get a Black man who gets up and works, takes care of his kids, has a bank account and respects his woman? Yes, despite what is portrayed in mainstream media such a man does exist among us. What we need for this man to do is to reach out and “teach somebody.”
Tuesday, August 27
From the moment they arrived at the black-tie, red-carpet event on Aug. 18 at the elegant Historic Academy of Medicine in Atlanta, it was clear this event was not about winning and losing. Of those doing charitable work across the nation, TIME received enough nominee entries to land in the top-five highest for “The Charity Award,” earning TIME a place as a finalist.
They never gave up hope. Although many fans, journalists and radio announcers did. They kept their heads about themselves, going 15-5 over the next 20 games, saving face and hopefully their season.
The Bengals were also able to move the ball behind their starting quarterback, Andy Dalton. Pro Bowl receiver A.J. Green finally suited up after missing the first two preseason games, while nursing a bruised left knee. He snagged 3 catches for 42 yards for an average of 14 yards per catch.
Monday, August 26
The 2013-14 Music Study Groups will begin on September 17, 18, and 19 at convenient community locations throughout the Greater Cleveland area.
The loss snapped the Browns’ two-game winning streak and had to have opened the eyes of those watching on the sidelines. They were unable to produce anything on offense and the defense had more holes in it than a piece of Swiss cheese.
Friday, August 23
Ressenger, a former educator as well, said children need a challenging curriculum, pre-school, strong teachers, and the instruments necessary for learning. But, often times, she feels as though no one is listening to her – except members of the UBC.
Every year, seasonal flu viruses cause illness, hospital stays and deaths in the United States. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported 22,048 flu cases from September 30 through the end of 2012.
Using research from the USDA that shows low income families still fail to meet basic standards for food security, the Center on Budget and Policy priorities (CBPP) says the cuts will hit families that arguably need more not less, help.
Thursday, August 22
“I’m sad that Marian has passed away – but what an example of a life fully-lived,” Nick Phillips, Concord’s VP of A&R and Catalog Development
Wednesday, August 21
United States: A YouTube video, entitled “Prayer for President Barack Obama,” of a young elementary school-aged boy, named Stephen, praying for President Obama has gone viral.
This past weekend was a nightmare for Kenya Pierce as she was allegedly kidnapped by Derrick Hudson. The two-day long kidnapping of Pierce ended Monday morning with the suicide of suspect Hudson who traveled from Cleveland to Detroit and Elyria and back, police said.
Dr. R. A. Vernon is the founder and senior pastor of “THE WORD” Church, a multi-site ministry with over 20,000 members between five locations. A respected spiritual leader, philanthropist and humanitarian, he is dedicated to creating and providing programs, resources, and services to help the less fortunate. He is resolutely committed to unconditional outreach and leads the culturally diverse congregation of “THE WORD” CHURCH with integrity and excellence.
Lee Seville Full Gospel Baptist Church will honor Rev. Otis F. Newton for 26 years in Pastoral Ministry at the Lee Seville Full Gospel Baptist Church located at 4831 Lee Road, on Sun. September 1, at 10 a.m. Service featuring Rev. Dr. Otis Moss Jr. as the keynote speaker. All are welcome to share in this celebration!!
Crime of the week: CLEVELAND -- All hell done broke loose between families at a wedding reception: Please hurry up! On Aug. 17, at 10:57 p.m., all hell broke lose between families when there was an apparent squabble that erupted at a wedding reception at the VFW hall. A 911 call was received asking to get some somebody out there quick because the family members are getting ready to rumble. A car was sent out to calm things down before the state of affairs really got hot and spoiled a wonderful evening of “Here comes the bride.”
Tuesday, August 20
A jury found Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed guilty in his OVI case Tuesday afternoon.
Citywide HIV testing events honor Stephanie Tubbs Jones
Late congresswoman’s commitment, compassion and bravery placed her at the forefront of HIV/AIDS prevention and care during a time when stigma prevented many in the community from being tested.
Saturday, August 17
Injuries are mounting
It was the perfect situation for Lewis to shine. But instead of taking snaps, Lewis' leg snapped.
A) Were you at the 1963 March on Washington? What was it like? B) Are any of our readers planning on attending the 50th anniversary -- in DC or locally? Tell us what this event means to you.
Friday, August 16
August 21 event (2–5 p.m.) changes location to the GARDENVIEW TERRACE located at the junction of East Blvd., 88th St. and St. Clair Ave.
St. Philip Neri Family Center and the United Black Fund present Jazz on the Green, featuring the Eddie Baccus Trio. The event takes place on August 21, from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at the GARDENVIEW TERRACE (NEW LOCATION) located at the junction of East Blvd., 88th St. and St. Clair Ave. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy.
In the United States, a White person is almost six times more likely to be killed by another White person than by a Black person, according to FBI homicide data. In 2011, there were more cases of Whites killing Whites than there were Blacks killing Blacks. However, the mainstream media obsesses over Black on Black violence and rarely mentions the problem of White on White violence.
Teenagers and mothers from the Cleveland Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., took time out from a successful day participating in the “Stuff the Bus” campaign. Sponsored by FOX 8 News and the Cleveland Kids in Need Resource Center, the Jack and Jill efforts will benefit teachers and students in several local districts with their collection of school supplies.
Cleveland Heights Native and National Recording Artist Antoine Dunn, Gives Back to His Hometown with announcement of Breast Cancer Support Benefit Concert at CSU's Waetjen Auditorium Debuting New Single "I Am"
Thursday, August 15
Now a full-fledged nonprofit organization, the IME has put together an impressive board of directors, including Cleveland Councilperson, Kevin Conwell; Mayor of East Cleveland, Gary Norton; Mike Shomo; and KSU professors, Dr. Williams and Dr. Edward Crosby. Crosby was teaching at KSU in 1986 and helped foster the fledgling organization. Morgan credits him as a personal mentor to this day and said, “I call myself a Crosbyite!”
Crime of the week: Columbus, Ohio -- A big ol’ thug woman snatched Annette’s pocketbook at the bus stop: What in the hell is this world coming to? Now we’ve got women snatching other women’s purses. On Aug. 1, at 10:30 a.m., an ol’ rough-lookin’ chick walked up to another woman named Annette Cunningham, who was waiting at the bus stop at West Broad Street and Highland Avenue, and snatched her purse right out of her hand. A fella chased the chick who ran and jumped into a silver car with by another woman in it. Miss Nett said the woman who took her purse was a short, dumpy chick wearing a grey shirt. If you know something say something and get paid. Call Crime Stoppers at (614) 641-4141.
On July 30, Earl Klugh released HandPicked, a soulful, sixteen-track solo/duet recording featuring special guest guitarists Vince Gill and Bill Frisell and ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro
The orthoscopic surgery that Hardesty needs is on the same knee that he tore the ACL in in the final preseason game of 2010. That injury caused him to miss his entire rookie season in which he was expected to have good numbers
Iconic jazz featured with Preservation Hall Jazz Band Grammy® award-winning superstar Natalie Cole joins the Orchestra Two cinematic classics presented with live orchestral accompaniment
Wednesday, August 14
Calendar of Events
NEW YORK – Bill de Blasio’s 15-year-old son is going to bat for his father in his race for New York City mayor. In a 30-second ad released last week by the de Blasio mayoral campaign, Dante de Blasio says his father is “the only Democrat with the guts to really break from the Bloomberg years.”
Tuesday, August 13
Bass Player Extraordinaire
Graham offered up his services to the Family Stone from 1966-1972. A year later he formed, “Graham Central Station” and the fun and the hits continued to flow.
“This is a groundbreaking victory. Judge Scheindlin recognized what the NAACP has been saying for years: the racial profiling tactic of stop-and-frisk has no place in our enlightened society,” stated NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous. “We hope that Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Kelly will heed this decision and end their crude and abusive policy. We will continue to stand up with the tens of thousands of New Yorkers who marched with us last June and fight for the protections of the Community Safety Act.”
The Kym Sellers Foundation (KSF) Educational Seminar on MS will be held on Aug 17th at the Marriott Cleveland Downtown. The Seminar is FREE AND OPEN to the public. Key seminar target attendees are MS patients, their families and friends. The Kym Sellers Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
Team waits and wonders
Lady Luck attended the practice, but she also brought along her ugly sister, Bad Luck. While working on their formation and execution out of the wildcat formation, Hardesty took a direct snap and abruptly doubled over, grabbing at his right thumb.
Concert at the State Theater to benefit the Cleveland organization, Youth Opportunities Unlimited
Providing a first-time work experience is one of the things Y.O. U. typically do for the children. And thanks to the collaboration between the city of Cleveland and Y.O.U, not all of the city’s youth spent the summer roaming the streets, wreaking havoc. Through this partnership, many gained valuable experience by working at the city’s Department of Water (DOW) in Harvard Ave., one of the many sites provided throughout Cleveland.
Monday, August 12
BOUNCE TV Begins Production on its First Original Scripted Sitcom: My Crazy Roommate Created and Executive Produced by Bentley Kyle Evans
Sunday, August 11
It could kill you
Before 1940, diabetes was thought to be rare among the African-American community. But, not anymore. Today, we have a much higher rate of diabetes than White americans at all adult age levels.
Bourne provides a spark
The Tigers treated the Indians like 98-pound weaklings, kicking sand in their faces and stealing the girl of their dreams. In this case, the girl was first place in the AL Central and now the hopes of that happening in reality is nothing more than a dream
Saturday, August 10
“It is unacceptable that Gov. Kasich’s economic development agency would recommend a deal that resulted in job poaching from one Ohio community to another. The hard working men and women in my district who will lose their jobs because of this back-room deal deserve an explanation. I fear, however, that the dark cloud of secrecy surrounding JobsOhio will prevent the type of accountability that these hard working central Ohioans deserve,” said Heard.
Partisan cacophonies and scuffles have been raging ever since Kasich launched JobsOhio. The court eventually got involved and sided with Kasich, which allowed the entity to stay. But with a bruising gubernatorial contest looming, the likely Democratic nominee Ed Fitzgerald is really pushing the issue out to the forefront, recently accusing Kasich of corrupt practices. At the same time, State Auditor David Yost is fighting to gain access to JobsOhio books.
Friday, August 9
Cleveland casino developer acquires Higbee building
ROC announced that it will commence construction this month on a casino walkway connecting the second floor of Horseshoe Cleveland to its dedicated parking structure, Collection Auto Group Centre. The 170 ft., glass-enclosed casino walkway will cross over the intersection of Ontario Street and Prospect Avenue. Construction is expected to continue through the fall with the walkway opening this winter.
Johnathan Holifield Will Lead Discussion on Improving Minority Performance in Innovation Economy
NorTech Vice President of Inclusive Competitiveness Johnathan Holifield will discuss strategies to make the innovation economy more reflective of America's diverse population at SSTI's 17th Annual Conference.
Is the N-word a new word?
The term is now defined as a Black person who is regarded as inferior and ignorant. However it didn’t start that way. The word originated as a neutral term referring to Black people, as a variation of the Latin term “niger.” However, during the slave trade in the United States it was used against Black people suggesting they were unsophisticated.
Call me crazy, but even last year, in his rookie season with the Browns, I liked what I saw of Brandon Weeden.
Thursday, August 8
A new speaker series for senior leadership
“Dialogues on Diversity” will engage area leaders from the legal and corporate community in important discussions about the business and ethical case for diversity and inclusion, as well as effective strategies to promote and improve diversity and inclusion within area businesses, firms, organizations and the public sector.
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have traced chronic health problems of adult inner-city women to traumas from childhood abuse and neglect
It ain’t easy being the manager of a professional baseball team. Sometimes you’re a hero and at other times you’re a billy goat. Just ask Tribe manager Terry Francona.
Two special events are fast approaching. The first is the 12th Annual Marion Motley/Earl Brown Memorial Scholarship Tournament. The 18-hole tournament will be played at Highland on August 21st. For information contact 216-577-9122 or 216-375-0114
Coconut water is all the rage right now and for good reason! Coconut water is said to be the most valuable super food on earth and nature’s most refreshing drink.
FLORIDA – Florida teenager, Gabrielle Turnquest, has a habit of breaking scholastic records. After becoming the youngest person to graduate Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., at 16, Turnquest achieved another milestone by becoming the youngest person to pass the Bar of England and Wales exam at 18. It appears that educational excellence runs in the family; her sister, Kandi, also passed the bar exam at 22 years old. Although Turnquest is qualified to work in the United Kingdom, she wants to return to America to qualify for the Bar here also.
Wednesday, August 7
Still, game goes into extra innings
Since coming to town for a four-game series that began Monday night at Progressive Field, the Tigers have hit our “ace” Justin Masterson, our closer, Chris Perez and have virtually knocked the air out of our pitching staff leaving them gasping for air.
Born Steveland Morris in Saginaw, Michigan, the young boy wonder became an intricate part of the musical landscape that made Motown Records one of the most successful record companies to ever open their doors
The home of Ariel Castro, which imprisoned 3 Cleveland-area young women for 10-11 years, was torn down with remarkable speed.
Forest Hills Park is the place to be
This is a free family-oriented event, and will feature activities for people of all ages including face painting and bouncy house blow-ups (for small kids); various vendors showcasing food, jewelry, hair products, etc.; organizations to conduct health screenings; potato sack races, double-dutch, three-legged races, and more (for kids and adults alike).
Chick Corea has always been most challenged creatively by working with talented players, reaching from his early years with Blue Mitchell, Herbie Mann, Stan Getz and Miles Davis to his own leadership of memorably fascinating groups such as Return to Forever, the Elektric Band, the Akoustic Band, and his Five Peace Band.
Tuesday, August 6
Stress can affect both your mental and physical health in ways never imagined.
Disciplinary hearings scheduled for Cleveland Police officers who did not shoot, but were involved
During a press conference last week, Mayor Frank Jackson and Police Chief Michael McGrath announced 75 Cleveland patrol officers were found in violation of departmental rules and regulations for their roles in a deadly November police chase ending in a deadly shooting.
Crime of the week (Cleveland, Ohio): Two crack heads stripping aluminum siding off a house on East 167th: That’s a damn shame! On Aug. 2, at 9:14 a.m., a very agitated resident who lives in the 3600 block of East 167th Street, called and reported there were two ol’ rickety-looking crack heads stripping the aluminum siding off the side of a house a couple of doors down, then hauling it across the field, pilling it up and returning to strip for another load. Enough is a damn nough, somebody drop a dime on their butts. A car was sent out to try and catch these two thirsty thieves in action. Good lookin’ neighbor – if you see something, say something
The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus (JAG) is pleased to announce its 2013-14 season of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra (CJO) and “Inside Track” small-ensemble series. Under the direction of world-renowned band leader and trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, now in its 41st year, continues to break new ground while honoring the rich heritage of America's classical music – jazz.
A prosecutor says no decision will be made on the death penalty until at least next month in the case against an Ohio man charged with killing three women whose bodies were found wrapped in trash bags.
What happens to a dream deferred?
The group of college aged-students who have kept Florida Gov. Rick Scott out of his Tallahassee office off and on for more than two weeks call themselves the “Dream Defenders.” Their goal is to make sure the dreams of their generation are not “deferred,” a reference to Langston Hughes’ famous poem titled “Harlem (Dream Deferred).”
Fidelity Baptist Church and The Wade Park Cluster of Churches announces their Annual Community Bazaar, Sat., Aug. 10th, 2013 at 8402 Wade Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food, clothing, health screenings, area vendors, Kidzone for our lil’ ones, word from God and fun for everyone!
“A small group of people with very loud voices and deep pockets are putting the rights of gun owners over the safety of our streets and the lives of our children. Those same people criticize our First Amendment right to peacefully assemble to express our grievances, yet favor those senseless Stand Your Ground laws that make our streets less safe, perpetuate ongoing conviction and incarceration disparities and lead to tragedies like the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.”
“Most women say they want love, they want a family where a man supports them but they can’t succumb to the feeling because they have to do it all,” says Muhammad, the founder of Sista Girl Midwifery.
George Duke was a dream weaver and a music maker
The simmering ballad, "Ball and Chain," features some of the last recorded vocal works from R&B songstress, Teena Marie, who died in 2010. Duke worked with Marie on her 2009 Stax Records disc, Congo Square. Afterward, she wanted Duke to produce a full-length jazz album. "
Monday, August 5
3-run blast by Avila ends game
The Indians lead the game for the entire night until the ninth inning when closer, Chris Perez imploded, giving up four runs in the inning and sending the Tribe home as losers, 4-2.
Yellow Cab is first to show off its own wheelchair-accessible vehicles. The company’s President Jeff Kates is thrilled about her company having the opportunity to get involved in serving this population of riders.
Sunday, August 4
The Karamu House, Inc. Ruby Dee mural unveiling was Wednesday, July 31, at 4pm in the Jelliffe Theatre.
Friday, August 2
Senior Games Page in the Call & Post, printed 7-31-13
There is no Internation Air Show this year due to governmental cuts in the budget, but the Nupremes are flying high after their blockbuster New Year’s Eve performance in New York.
Recent leaks about government access to records from phone companies, internet providers and credit card companies are raising new questions about how much other people may know about you, especially in the age of the internet and new technology.
Raburn hits two HR's
Yesterday, Ryan Raburn was the lumberjack who supplied the necessary power to get the job at hand done and complete. Raburn smashed two home runs to help elevate the team to another fantastic finish. The win netted the Indians another sweep and an eight game win streak.
Thursday, August 1
Northeast Ohio Neighborhood Health Services, Inc. announces live connection to state health information exchange
“We will be able to exchange real time PHI (Patient Health Information) with over 50 hospitals in the area,” said Willie Austin, CEO at Northeast Ohio Neighborhood Health Services, Inc. (NEON).
Tiger Woods usually rocks at the Firestone Country Club. Right now though, the seven time golfer is tied with three other players for third place at 66 after the first-round of the WCG-Bridgestone Invitational.
Black-white Education Achievement Gap Is Worsened by Unresponsive State Policymakers, Baylor Study Shows
The findings come nearly 60 years after Brown vs. the Board of Education, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case aimed at promoting educational equality by declaring unconstitutional state laws that established separate public schools for Black and White students. But the findings show that inequality persists when it comes to education reform. “Instead of promoting equality of opportunity, America’s system of K-12 education – which relies heavily on state and local control – may worsen political inequalities,” the researchers wrote.
SATURDAY: Inspirational Voices of Peace Founder & Director Michael Harrison in conjunction with The Scholarship Committee will have their Annual Memorial Scholarship Presentation Musical Sun., Aug 3, at 6 p.m. The services will be held at the Bright Star Missionary Baptist Church, 13028 Shaw Ave., Rev. David Hunter, pastor. For further information please call (216) 752-5336.
Cuyahoga County Fair opens soon
Get ready for the hog-calling contest, hay rides, plenty of good eating and a plethora of fantastic music at the Cuyahoga County Fair.
The proposed walkway would be enclosed by glass and would encompass the area from Ontario and Prospect over to the casino. The controversy over the move stems from the fact that the integrity and historic value of the Terminal Tower will have to be disrupted in order to complete the project.
Audiences are treated to a classic movie-going experience with nostalgic pre-show organ recitals on our one-of-a-kind restored 1927 Kimball organ;