Stories for July 2013

Wednesday, July 31

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Call & Post Police Blotter for the week of 7/31/13

Crime of the week: Cleveland, Ohio -- A DRUNKEN SCOUNDREL IS BEATING UP HIS STEP MOMMA ON EAST 149TH: Help! On July 27 at 8:39 p.m., a call from a third party in a house in the 3300 block of East 142nd Street, begging for the police to come out and get this fool who is dead drunk and jumping on his step momma. The idiot is beating her like he has lost his mind. A car was sent out to put Junebug in check with this foolishness. I wonder where his addy was while this damn fool was whipping on his woman.

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Black World for the week of 7/31/13

MICHIGAN – Early last Tuesday, Akua McClaine was having a seizure but her five-year-old son knew what to do: call 911. News reports say that Demonte Reilley Knew exactly what to say when an operator answered the call.

Tuesday, July 30

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Michael Bourn carries a big stick

Michael Bourn scored the first run on Sunday as the Tribe routed the Texas Rangers, 6-0, at Progressive Field, and he smashed a lead off solo home-run on Saturday evening to score the game’s only run as the Indians downed the Rangers 1-0. The home run, which he got off of Rangers pitcher, Yu Darvish, was his seventh career lead off home run.

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Out of control teens on a deadly rampage, arrested

It was a huge relief for law enforcement and citizens, and Maya Foster, Simmond’s mother, as well, that the two vicious bandits have been appended. But sadly, it came after a week-long orgy of brutal violence and barbaric indulgence, in which Simmonds and Brunner demonstrated their brazen willingness to kill.

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East Cleveland gets a healing

Michael Madison was in court on July 22, when East Cleveland Municipal Judge, William Dawson, ordered him held on a $6 million bond, pending the Grand Jury’s charging decision. Judge Dawson was instrumental in securing Shaw High School for the special Monday night healing service Rodney Hubbard orchestrated with the greater Cleveland music community. “I love my city and I want everyone to know East Cleveland is still a great place to live,” said Judge Dawson.

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Trayvon’s Mother: ‘Use my broken heart’ to prevent future tragedies

With her voice laced with emotion, Sybrina Fulton, the soft-spoken mother of Trayvon Martin, urged delegates to the National Urban League’s annual convention here to use her personal tragedy to prevent the recurrence of unjustified youth killings in the future.

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Gloria Chapmon dies

Gloria was a dedicated member of Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., where she held various offices at the local level and served as the National President from 1978 until 1982. During her tenure as President she chartered and re-activated fifteen chapters throughout the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The registration of honorary members at national conventions and the Parade of Presidents were instituted under her leadership...

Monday, July 29

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Calendar of Events

7th Annual Fish Fry Fund-Raiser On Friday, August 2, 2013 State Representative Sandra Williams, 11th House District, and friends will be hosting the fundraiser from 5pm to 8pm at the Fraternal Order of Police Hall, 2249 Payne Avenue.

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Bittersweet biopic recounts final hours in Oscar Grant’s Life

Film Review

Already winning awards at both the Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals, Fruitvale Station marks the remarkable writing and directorial debut of Ryan Coogler. A recent USC School of Cinematic Arts grad, the gifted 27-year-old exhibits the talents of a seasoned veteran...

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Jimenez wrangles the Rangers 6-0

Takes a sweep of Texas

On Sunday, both teams were struggling just to get a run until the fifth inning when the Tribe broke the game open. Michael Bourn, with two down in the inning, drew a walk and then advanced to third on a Nick Swisher single. Jason Kipnis singled to drive in Bourn giving the Indians a 1-0 edge.

Sunday, July 28

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Candace Parker Shines During Her WNBA All-Star Debut

Drops in 35 points, gets MVP nod

Parker, a member of the Los Angeles Sparks, dropped in 35 points and used the national stage to further solidify her place as one of the stars in the league. She lead her team to a 102-98 win over the East, gaining her MVP honors and a boatload of high-fives from her peers.

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George Benson feeling "Natural" about new recording

Speaking on recording the album Benson says, “I felt every moment of it. You can’t put together a record like this without putting your heart into it. I got that from Nat King Cole. He put his heart into everything he did.”

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Jazz For You

A place for your inner ear

As summer is well under way and August is right around the bend, it is likely that you are looking for a place to have a few light beverages, enjoy a nice flavorful meal at your favorite bistro and to also fill you ears with a bit of live jazz to complete the outing.

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Masterson Outguns Darvish, Tribe wins 1-0

Masterson gave a stellar performance and his teammates were terrific in their defensive mode, making diving catches and some outstanding, if not nearly impossible stops, spins and throws for outs. Mastersons slider was working to perfection so he pounded the Rangers with it repeatedly.

Friday, July 26

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Lakeside and Midnight Star to headline Family Unity in the Park

Councilman Zack Reed’s annual Mt. Pleasant event features free performances, community resources & fireworks display

The free, daylong celebration features national music acts, local entertainment and direct access to a number of community organizations. This year’s headlining acts include the original Lakeside, Midnight Star and Cleveland’s own Dazz Band.

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Jim Brown pours praise upon Richardson

Eyebrows were raised on yesterday afternoon at the Browns training facility in Berea as Richardson showcased his wares to the media, fans and to the delightfully cheerful Browns upper management team.

Thursday, July 25

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Kasich’s plan will invest $3 Billion in Ohio’s transportation system

Cleveland’s Opportunity Corridor to be funded with Turnpike money, begin construction more than 13 years sooner

Some funds for the Jobs and Transportation plan were made possible by an innovative plan to issue bonds backed by Turnpike toll revenue dedicated exclusively to northern Ohio. The plan helps fill ODOT’s budget deficit without raising taxes. Here is a complete list of projects across the state included in the governor’s Jobs and Transportation Plan:

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Serial murders in East Cleveland

East Cleveland residents are outraged at the newest blemish on their city. Three bodies have been found all in the same general area. Police Chief Ralph Spotts said, in a press conference, they first found the body of a woman on July 19. All the victims were African American females.

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Browns open camp today in Berea for the 2013-2014 campaign

Bodies will be flying all over Berea as the start of the 2013-2014 training camp begins today. The Jimmy Haslam-era of football is now in session in Cleveland and fans are expecting big things this year.

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Fans await start of 2013-2014 Cavaliers season

As the Cavs bulk up with several off-season acquisitions, fans and players alike welcome the new, yet old Mike Brown-era of basketball back to the shores of the Northcoast

Wednesday, July 24

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Seniors battle it out during the Senior Games

Seniors going at it during the Senior Games

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Tribe drops another one to Mariner's 4-3

If you study long, you study wrong. And as Drew Stubbs found out last night, you can’t take too long trying to figure out what the other team is doing.

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Black World for the week of 7/24/13

ILLINOIS – Most 14-year-olds have just finished their freshman year of high school, but Thessalonika Arzu Embry is only one month away from receiving her bachelors degree in Psychology from Chicago Sate University. She was home schooled by her mother, Wonder Embry, a veteran of the United States Navy...

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Call & Post Police Blotter for the week of 7/24/13

Crime of the week: Cleveland, Ohio Ex-girlfriend Shaniqua is harassing dude’s new lady friend, Bernice: Ya’ll come get this crazy dingbat wanting to scrap over a dude? On July 18, at 10:59 a.m., an outraged woman name Bernice on East 121st and Kinsman, called and reported that she was being stalked, harassed and hassled by some dingbat chick, named Shaniqua, who is upset because she took her man. Bernie said she’s in her car with the doors locked and she’ll be waiting out front for the police. A unit was sent over to explain to Shay-Shay, “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore.”

Tuesday, July 23

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Battle cry: Boycott Florida

There have been numerous calls from Black leaders and organizations to boycott the State of Florida. Florida is an enticing target, considering that tourism alone brought in $71.8 billion last year. Protesters hope the impending damage that a large-scale boycott could have on Florida’s economy will force politicians to get rid of the “stand your ground” law.

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Browns ready to get barking as Mingo signs deal

On Sunday, the Browns signed linebacker, Barkevious Mingo, who was the last of this year’s draft class to sign with the organization. The signing, which took a little longer to finalize due to the language used, was for four years, with a fifth year option.

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Weeden to be challenged for starting spot

There will undoubtedly be some controversy at the quarterback position, as QB Brandon Weeden will be challenged by several new acquisitions.

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Jeff Lorber back again with "Hacienda"

Lorber hot and ready to roll with "Hacienda" his latest release

Sunday, July 21

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Services held for Isaac Seals, III

To the amazement of many, Isaac drove his family through Mexico to Acapulco – Thru Bandit Territory! This was one of many cross-country family road trips.

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Eloise Anderson dies – was retired educator

Eloise began her teaching career with Cleveland Public Schools in 1946, and retired in 1982 as the acting Principal of East High School. Eloise earned many achievements and was recognized as being the first Black teacher at Kennard Junior High.

Thursday, July 18

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Chief Pinkney first African-American to serve as Chief

This position makes Pinkney 2nd in Command to Sheriff Bova and the county’s first African-American chief.

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Ohio Department of Natural Resources receives $2,389,648 grant for Gordon Park

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that $2,389,648 has been made available to the Ohio Department Of Natural Resources in federal disaster aid.

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Sankofa invites local artists to create, install Ruby Dee Mural at Karamu House

Karamu House will be forever changed once a beloved alumnus returns to the historic theater for a final encore.

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Braun, Whalum and Brown honor Michael Jackson with "Human Nature"

BWB Honor Michael Jackson with new release of Jackson classics

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The 10 crack commandments take film form

Tongue-in-cheek documentary offers tips on dope dealing

“Are you unemployed or stuck in a dead-end job? Don’t worry, we have an answer!”

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World music star Ruben Blades to headline Festival Latino

World music star Ruben Blades will head up the entertainment at the 2013 Festival Latino.

Wednesday, July 17

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New works by Brooks, Savage featured at Art Access Gallery

The work of African-American Columbus artists Queen Brooks and Antoinette Savage is currently on view at the Art Access Gallery

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A "Happy Birthday" Harrison Dillard

A "Happy Birthday" salute goes out to Cleveland's Olympic great, Harrison Dillard.

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Central State offers tuition reciprocity Indiana students

Central State University will now offer tuition reciprocity to students who reside and matriculate from 24 Indiana counties.

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Kipnis and Masterson get All-Star nod

The Cleveland Indians, who have been up and down all season, will send two players to the 2013 MLB All-Star game.

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Life in the ‘fast’ lane

A day-to-day journey on the road of Ramadan

So what exactly is Ramadan?

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African Americans and Pancreatic Cancer: Things to Know

Pancreatic cancer is diagnosed in African Americans more often than in other racial/ethnic groups

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Duffers' Alley

Today marks the debut of Duffers' Alley, a weekly column on the exploits of Black Golf clubs

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Councilmen Zack Reed, Jeff Johnson keeping east side in tact

Councilmen Zack Reed, Jeff Johnson keeping east side in tact

The city of Cleveland has begun to reinvest in the structure of keeping neighborhoods in tact.

Black World for the week of 7/17/13

NEW YORK – Minerva Zanca, principal of Elmhurst Pan-American International High School, has been accused of referring to Black teachers at her school as “gorillas” that have “Big lips and nappy hair.”

Tuesday, July 16

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Cavs say “Nope” to Noel…Bennett No. 1 Pick


The Cavs were as smug as a bug in a rug just days away from the 2013 NBA Draft.

Sunday, July 14

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Celebrates A Century of Sisterhood, Scholarship and Service

100th anniversary dedicated to sorority's 22 founders