Stories for October 2013

Thursday, October 31

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Michael Madison will appear in court

He also now faces additional charges of kidnapping, gross abuse of a corpse, rape, and having weapons under disability.

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Cavs win season opener

Varejao's jumper gave the Cavs a 93-91 lead, and Irving, who finished with 15 points, 9 assists and 7 rebounds, made four free throws in the final 14 seconds to help Cleveland put it away.

Wednesday, October 30

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The kick-off event also provided an opportunity to present awards to individuals dedicated to promoting racial and cultural diversity in the real estate profession, as well as equality in homeownership opportunity.

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Jason Campbell earns second start

The Browns who are now 3 and 5 for the season. Thanks to Davone Bess' who had three dropped passes and fumbled a, punt return, which may have been the reason Cleveland did not win.

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World Aids Day

The Call and Post World AIDS Day health fair will be held at the new Cleveland Convention Center on Sat. Nov. 1 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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8th Annual Stephanie Tubbs Jones Gospelfest Concert Celebration

Her commitment to her alma mater matched her commitment to public life and her accomplishments were many. In honor of her memory, Gospelfest was named posthumously and will continue to celebrate her inspirational life, rich legacy, and impact she made on our campus community, the state of Ohio, and our nation.

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Musical Dreamgirls to be presented by Akron School

A special soul food dinner will be served between the matinee and the evening performance of Dreamgirls on Sat., Nov. 23, 2013.

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The Government Shutdown

This dependency on government sets too many Americans up for low aspirations and generations of welfare and poverty. And, the problem for Blacks is that we often rely too much on government.

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N-Word serves as music to Akron school teacher's ears

As an educator, he has an obligation to advantage of teachable moments. If he felt there was misconduct displayed in his neighborhood, this was his teachable moment.

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Madison may get death penalty

The 14-count indictment also included three counts of Kidnapping, three counts of Gross Abuse of a Corpse, one count of Rape and one count of Having Weapons Under Disability.

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New third district police department to open

The 3rd District stretches from the east bank of the Cuyahoga River to Little Italy which also includes the University Circle, who has their own police department.

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On behalf of Judge Angela Stokes

Two years ago, in this paper, we stated that we are not so naïve to think that attacks on Angela Stokes isn’t an attempt to settled an old grudge held against the strength of Black politics in Cleveland led by the Stokes brothers more than 40 years ago.

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Cavaliers ready for season opener

Look for Tristan Thompson, Anderson Varejao and Dion Waiters to come into full effect for the season.

Monday, October 28

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Eddy Road exit closed

The ramp at the Eddy Road exit is closed

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Antun Lewis gets new trial

Man accused of setting deadly house fire gets new trial

Friday, October 25

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Cleveland Air Show coming back in 2014

“It’ll take us a little bit to get the wheels back in motion, but we’re on it,” said Kim Dell, who helps organize the air show.

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Greater Cleveland Film Commission Announces "Jenny's Wedding" to Film in Cleveland, Ohio

The Greater Cleveland Film Commission is committed to building a year-round, sustainable statewide film industry through job creation, workforce development, and attracting media production.

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Jon Husted Seeks To Cut Early Voting – Again

Husted, at first, vowed to defy the district court’s order on early voting until he was threatened with contempt of court. On August 15, 2012, after the district court had already ruled that the attempt to restrict early voting was “unconstitutional

Thursday, October 24

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Cavs lose to Wizards

Losing Wednesday night to the Washington Wizards 101-82 regardless to the Cavs star Kyrie Irving who scored 19 points, Tristan Thompson, had a double-double.

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Gang leader arrested

He was wanted for the robbery and murder of Curtis Leon Marks on Aug. 29. The murder took place outside of a bar on the corner of 70th and Superior Avenue in Cleveland.

Wednesday, October 23

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Historymakers brings black leaders into Cleveland, Bedford schools

Area students recently heard the stories of Marcella Boyd Cox and other Cleveland-area HistoryMakers. As students began a new school year, Cleveland HistoryMakers joined than 500 African American HistoryMakers nationwide for the 4th Annual Back to School With The HistoryMakers program, encouraging students to COMMIT to excellence and their education. Cleveland HistoryMakers’

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Ministers' wives and widows host annual tea

The Ministers Wives and Widows is a group coming together in the Spirit of Christ, providing prayerful support to one another, lifting up corporate prayer for their pastor and his family, the ministerial staff, their husbands and their ministries, and their family unit.

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Police Blotter Week of 10-23-2013

Ex-husband who still lives with his Woman on E. 74th is raising hell: As the old song goes “Breaking Up Ain’t So Easy To Do.”

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Browns need a quarterback

Questions are asked everyday about the style quarterback Weeden? Many will always say he needs to learn to release the ball quicker

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Time to reform horse and buggy debt collector laws

The report found that no state met all five standards and only two came close: Massachusetts, which recently modernized its exemption laws, and Iowa.

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Scroll of Ruth serves as new life manual for domestic violence victims

Pneuma Life was founded as a result of Ruth’s own real life experiences.

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Cleveland Cavaliers to retire 'Z',s number

Zydrunas represents the very best of how any sports franchise would hope to be represented,” said Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant.

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Judge Angela Stokes statement on recent allegations

While the recent Complaint filed before the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline of the Ohio Supreme Court contains allegations concerning alleged abuse,

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Call and Post endorses Mayor Frank Jackson

The Call & Post is pleased to endorse Frank G. Jackson as mayor for the city of Cleveland.

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Ohio gets Medicaid expansion

state legislature to go along with his proposed Medicaid expansion agenda, took his case to the state Controlling Board where the six member cabal of lawmakers approved the governor’s plan, causing jubilation among many who fought alongside Kasich to pull this off.

Monday, October 21

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Officers suspended from 137 shot chase

The community is still wondering why police shot 137 bullets into the vehicle driven by Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams?

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Attorney General DeWine joins Prevent Blindness Ohio, Ohio Optical Dispensers Board To Stop Dangerous Sales of Cosmetic Contact Lenses

DeWine strongly encourages Ohioans to report the illegal sales to the Ohio Optical Dispensers Board at (614) 466-9709.

Sunday, October 20

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Browns meet Green Bay Packers

Browns looking to make a come back from the loss last week to the Detroit Lions

Wednesday, October 16

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Mike Polensek for the Black community

Cleveland City Councilman Mike Polensek is the longest serving councilman in Cleveland history and has done it representing a Black community.

Tuesday, October 15

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Educating a Fragile Culture

I argue that what we are missing are institutions and systems (i.e. schools) that have the ability to create and help sustain our culture, whichin turn helps to shape our thinking and the thinking of those that view and make decisions about us. We need places and spaces where our children not only learn how to read, write and compute… but to think. This “thinking” needs to be based on a perspective that is reflective of their culture and their history. We need schools to help our community heal and to strengthen our culture, equipped with adults possessing their own strong self-worth that are sensitive and interested in their student’s culture and race.

Thursday, October 10

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“Big” Jim Brown celebrated by the Browns

“You never want to stay around too long. When I left, I left to go do the ‘Dirty Dozen.’ I had a three-picture deal. I was a movie star,” said Brown.

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Comedian Sheryl Underwood is ‘The Talk’ of Cleveland this weekend

Heading to town quicker than the frost and snow of the brutal Midwestern winter, Underwood will be gracing the stage at the Improv Comedy Club and Restaurant located on the West Bank of the Flats (directly next door to Shooters) Friday, Oct. 11 and Saturday, Oct. 12.

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Community Calendar for the week of Oct. 9-16th

Black Women’s Political Action Committee Annual Fundraiser The PAC will sponsor their annual fund raiser, Friday, October 25, from 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm at Massimo da Milano.

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Did Shaker police use deadly force on unarmed man?

Officers went to the home three times in a two-week stretch in August for loud music complaints. Another report from July 10 says a man that lived at the home started a fire while cooking intoxicated.

Tuesday, October 8

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Obama's exclusive interview with the AP

Q: Well, the tea party has really stood in the way of a lot of those objectives that you're seeking. Do you think the tea party has been good or bad for America? THE PRESIDENT: Well, I don't want to paint anybody with a broad brush. And I think one of the great things about our democracy is, is that we've always had a whole bunch of different regional attitudes and philosophies about government and ideologies, and the tea party is just the latest expression of probably some very real fears and anxieties on the part of certain Americans. And I get that. So there's nothing objectionable to having strong principled positions on issues, even if I completely disagree with many of their positions. But there are certain rules to make sure that everybody is participating, everybody is respected, the process moves forward in an orderly way, and we don't create chaos. So my concern has less to do with the tea party, per se, or the particular positions that they take on issues, but rather it's this idea that if they don't get 100 percent of their way, they'll shut down the government or they'll threaten economic chaos. That has to stop.

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Northeast Shores lands $1 million dollar grant for Waterloo Arts District

With a portion of the 1 million dollar grant, Northeast Shores will be working to host a variety of one-day events at existing businesses located around the area. This may include pop up concerts, community-gathering events, networking opportunities, dinners and more. The possibilities are endless and will be determined by the existing independent businesses currently open.

Monday, October 7

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Bengals surprise Patriots, win 13-6

Brady felt the defensive pressure on his very first pass attempt. He was sacked and the pressure didn’t let up until the last second ticked off of the game clock. Geno Atkins got to Brady on his first pass attempt, and he was on the run all day long, eventually getting sacked a total of four times during the game.

Thursday, October 3

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2013 Nielsen Report for African American Consumers

African-American Consumers are More Relevant Than Ever.

Tuesday, October 1

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Federal government is closed

Statewide, about 52,000 federal employees in Ohio will be furloughed (given unpaid leave). In Cleveland, the NASA Glenn Research Center in Brook Park will be impacted, as nearly 2,000 people’s paychecks will come to a screeching halt, as well as many of Cleveland’s Head Start locations.

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Husband, wife graduate together

Nontraditional students are example it's never too late to earn your degree

Around August of 2007, Darlene read an article in the local newspaper, “The Vindicator,” about a man over 60 years of age completing his studies at YSU. Darlene suggested to Harold that this may be something he should do. After gathering information from two YSU students, they both decided to apply for admission.

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Browns win big with Hoyer at home

The Browns limited Cincinnati to 63 rushing yards on 20 attempts (3.2 average). Cleveland’s defense had not allowed a 100-yard rusher this season and has limited opponents to an average of 79.0 yards per game and an average of 2.9 yards per carry.

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The heart of the Black conservative (yes, we have one)

Over the years, I have had this conversation with people from the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Ollie North, Mike Huckabee and Haley Barbour, etc. They would argue that there was this growing trend of “conservatism” within the Black community. I told them all categorically that this was bull. Blacks have always been conservative or, more accurately, traditionalists.