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Stories for July 2014

Thursday, July 31

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Police Blotter Week of July 30, 2014

Nett knows that she’s too old to be out there drunk and acting a damn fool: Whaaaat! Say that again? On July 22, around 10:58 p.m., officers were dispatched to a house in the 100 block of Hollinger Avenue,

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Record crowds at Browns camp

Total attendance for Browns 2014 training camp is 14,119, the highest total for four consecutive training camp practices since at least 2005.

Wednesday, July 30

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Call & Post Editorial:Sabra Pierce Scott deserves a second chance

Well, regardless of what anyone thinks, the mayor has every right to hire whomever he sees fit for the position and he chose Scott – someone he knows and trusts can do the job.

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Gladiatiors vs. Soul, AFL playoff Saturday

On June 21 at Philly, a 47-yard deflected pass ended up in the hands of wide receiver Dominick Goodman. Gladiators were victorious 69-68.

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African American conductors repeat history on Broadway

Cleveland Native Daryl Waters leads After Midnight.

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Faith Credit Union celebrates new mobile app

Faith’s development activities include financial education, asset building, including Individual Development Accounts (IDA's), credit counseling and rebuilding, foreclosure prevention and the rekindling of community pride.

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Akron couple help LeBron show neighbors his ‘sweet side’

Much has happened for this young couple in a relatively short amount of time. Their business has only been open for almost a year, but what a year it has been. Baker Blvd is looking forward to its one-year anniversary on August 10.

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Zeke Forbes honored

Clerk Turner plans to honor all former clerks on the wall where the plaque hangs.

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Black Friday brings Black buying power

Being able to take an individual, talk to them for about 5 minutes and then capture their personality in an amazing portrait creates a certain zeal for Smith.

Tuesday, July 29

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It’s not too late: choose the public school that works for your child

After eight years at The Intergenerational School, Gina will be starting 9th grade at the John Hay School of Science and Medicine this August.

Monday, July 28

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Last Voice Standing Competition

This is your time to shine and show Cleveland the talent you have been blessed with. This will be Cleveland’s Best, not just on Sunday. You may be the next big star. You never know who might be in the audience listening.

Friday, July 25

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Cleveland has something to bark about

In 2014, Cleveland set a franchise record for the most new season-ticket and suite sales in one season, accomplishing the feat in back-to-back years.

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Prade back to jail for ex wife murder

Douglas Prade was sent back to jail on Friday.

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Wild about the latest ape movie:

As a cadre of kind-hearted scientists trek their way to beg Caesar to allow them to work on a broken-down hydraulic power-plant, unaccosted by untrusting primates

Thursday, July 24

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Cavaliers sign Andrew Wiggins

The Cleveland Cavaliers sign Wiggins and Harris to contracts.

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Mandel School study examines CWRU perceptions of East Cleveland

“East Cleveland and Case Western benefit from a strong urban university that is productively connected to its surrounding neighborhoods, making it important to support and build on these positive existing relationships and efforts,” they said.

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Local student wins golden ticket at Columbus ‘Idol’ audition

Despite his youth, Tucker has plenty of experience performing. He previously participated in “Ohio Idol,” a regional version of the national competition, which gave him a pass to move to the front of the line at the Capital University audition.

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Police Blotter Week of July 23, 2014

They’re having a peaceful memorial on Imperial and some clown is there talking junk: HELLO! 911? Would ya’ll please come and stop this doofus from running his mouth before somebody shuts him up.

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Cleveland Browns sign Justin Gilbert

Browns sign number one pick Justin Gilbert.

Wednesday, July 23

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OJAYS featured at Family Unity Day Festival

The O’Jays have spent more than 40 years producing hits and entertaining audiences with their soulful singing and incredible stage presence, and include original members Eddie Levert, Sr. and Walter Williams, Sr. with a great young dynamic vocalist Eric Nolan Grant who joined the group in 1995.

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Imani Temple Rev. Rodney Thomas marries Marcia Kennon

Thomas is also the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate in Divinity awarded by Monrovia College, Liberia, West Africa. Before being led by the Holy Spirit to find this ministry of Imani Temple, he was assigned to the historic St. James A.M.E. Church.

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Soapbox Derby fails to recognize highest ranked Black racer

She started racing only two years before claiming her title. With the assistance of her uncle, cousin and two neighbors, she built the car herself. “My car was pink and it had ‘I have a dream’ on the side,” she said.

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Business Exchange

As the Washington Informer celebrates its golden anniversary, executives in the publication say they continue Rolark’s mission “to highlight positive images of African Americans in the nation’s capital.”

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Dr. Robinson named president of Florida State

As the vice president for Learning and Engagement, Robinson provided leadership and administrative oversight for all aspects of the development, review and implementation of the college’s academic credit curriculum,

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50th anniversary of Freedom Summer spurs Ohio voting discussion

In 2010, many individuals chose not to vote for a variety of reasons and now we have certain office holders who support policies that completely undermine African American communities,” followed Davis.

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Freddy Collier city’s first Black planning director

When he came to the city he worked hard. And with his flair for dressing he stood out in a very positive way. When you see Collier normally he has that big smile on his face because he likes what he does.

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Man dies after being choked by NYPD

A voice off camera serving as an on-the-scene “street narrator” can be heard saying “Once again the police are beating-up on people and all he did was break up a fight. And this is what happens for breaking up a fight

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A Tribute to Success for Conella Brown

Conella Brown in her response said, "Gratitude to Jesus Christ , to Rev. Charles P. Lucas, Vicar and the committee and all who contributed time, energy and effort to making her Tribute a success.

Tuesday, July 22

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Lorain County Sheriff’s Locate Body of Man missing from Cleveland

Cory Barron found in Lorian Landfill

Friday, July 18

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Cleveland Indians in third place

The Cleveland Indians has to make their bats and pitching dance to the new Cleveland beat.

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UKRAINE SEARCHERS COMB SUNFLOWERS FOR PLANE DEBRIS

Passengers on the plane included a large contingent of world-renowned AIDS researchers and activists headed to an international AIDS conference in Melbourne, Australia. News of their deaths sparked an outpouring of grief across the global scientific community.

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Cleveland Cavaliers lose first game in 2014 Summer League

Many feel Love is not worth the trade and the Cavs should find another option.

Thursday, July 17

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Official: Malaysian Plane Shot Down Over Ukraine

Another plane is missing

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Cleveland Cavaliers undefeated in Summer League

Cavs have become favorites to win the 2015 NBA Finals.

Wednesday, July 16

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Police Blotter Week of July 16, 2014

If you hear it or can see it, report it because your call could save someone’s life.

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CP2 talks with homecoming queen of comedy Mo’Nique

You know, I’ve never had a heckler. I’ve always felt like, when you love on that audience, that audience is going to love back on you. So, when someone gets out of line,

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‘Tell the world that I’m coming home’

I always believed that I’d return to Cleveland and finish my career there. I just didn’t know when. After the season, free agency wasn’t even a thought.

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‘The Real Black Friday’ arrives in August

Purnell has spearheaded this initiative in order to empower all consumers, but especially Black consumers to reach into their pockets and spend their money in businesses that serve the underserved.

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Cleveland Clinic taps FRDC’s Vickie Johnson

Johnson has been involved in many great projects for the city of Cleveland and started recently helping push for raising funds for the African American Cultural Garden to get completed.

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First Black Woman to Win Olympic Gold Dies

Recollecting her career in the 2004 interview, Davis speculated that she could have won even more Olympic medals, but the Olympics weren’t held in 1940 or 1944 because of World War II.

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New York newspaper calls President Obama the n-word

The article, written by James Lincoln Collier, despite the use of the racist slur was actually pro-Obama and also criticized “racism” by the far right. Collier wrote,

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Cleveland shootings continue

The Cleveland Division of Police Fifth District Detective Bureau is currently investigating a shooting which occurred on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at approximately 4 a.m.

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Home court advantage

Just as heartbreaking as the Lebron odyssey began, it suddenly and almost unbelievably, against the odds turned heart-warming in our favor.

Tuesday, July 15

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Warrensville Petty Officer serves on USS Harry S. Truman

On our planet, more than 70 percent of which is covered by water, being there means having the ability to act from the sea.

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Labor Group Withdraws UNCF Support Over Koch Gift

Curve, a book that asserted that Blacks were intellectually inferior to other races, partly because of genetics.

Friday, July 11

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LeBron James returns to the Cleveland Cavaliers

I always believed that I’d return to Cleveland and finish my career there. I just didn’t know when. After the season, free agency wasn’t even a thought.

Thursday, July 10

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CAVS COMPLETE THREE-TEAM TRADE WITH NETS AND CELTICS

Cavs willing and dealing, can they be making room for LeBron James?

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10-Year Sentence for ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin

Defense attorney Robert Jenkins said that would amount to a virtual life sentence for the former mayor.

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André Thornton receives the Business Trailblazer Tribute

Christian Business League honors Andre Thornton with Trailblazer Award at the “Faith and Finance” Breakfast.

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Behavioral Health issues in the criminal justice system

In 1999, as a doctoral candidate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Jarrett returned to Project L/EARN as an instructor.

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Terence Blanchard among Jazz and Rib Fest headliners

After taking on projects that are so large in scope, returning to the touring circuit with his band in a small group setting can be a challenge, Blanchard said.

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Gladiators win comfortably 61-40

The Gladiators made head coach Steve Thonn heart pump faster with close victories like 52-50, 45-42, and two last play victories over Philadelphia.

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Seven Steps to Build a Budget

PNC Fairfax Connection is a free community resource center at E. 83rd St. and Carnegie designed to strengthen and connect the community by empowering area residents and businesses to achieve their goals while celebrating the community’s rich history and heritage.

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Bryant and Straton to host Career Fair

Bryant & Stratton College is a private career college delivering outcomes based education and training through a flexible, contemporary curriculum in a personalized environment.

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America’s police are becoming military soldiers

The report documents numerous tragedies caused by police carrying out unwarranted SWAT raids, including a 26-year-old mother shot with her child in her arms and a 19-month-old baby critically injured when a flash bang grenade landed in his crib.

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Could LeBron James be returning to the Cavaliers?

LeBron James walked away Wednesday July 9, from a meeting with Miami Heat's Pat Riley with no contract.

Wednesday, July 9

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Four men charged in Cleveland Heights murder

The Cleveland Heights police report says an officer found Brennan on the floor.

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The Republicans are coming!!

Ohio Republicans are proud to have their city be the focal point in 2016.

Tuesday, July 8

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Cleveland Selected to Host the 2016 RNC National Convention

Cleveland selected to host RNC 2016 Convention.

Monday, July 7

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David Blatt voted Alexander Gomelskiy Coach of the Year!

The Alexander Gomelskiy Coach of the Year Trophy, voted each year by the Turkish Airlines Euroleague head coaches, pays tribute to the coaching legend who won the first three Euroleague titles, from 1958 to 1960, with ASK Riga. Gomelskiy, the father of basketball in the Soviet Union and Russia,

Wednesday, July 2

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Pluria Marshall, Jr. Group purchases three TV stations

By December 2013, St. Louis-based Roberts Broadcasting sold its three remaining full-power TV stations to ION Media Networks for about $8 million.

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Reds swept Giants in second-place

Despite going 0-6 on Saturday, Todd Frazier still had a pretty good series. He was 7-12 (.583) in the other three.

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Rev. George O. Stewart celebrates 45 year Anniversary

Rev. Stewart has proven to be a great spiritual and inspirational leader for the church and the community, as well as an Evangelistic Teacher nationwide.

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Cleveland's Bobby Womack Dead at 70

His biggest hits of the Eighties, “I Wish He Didn’t Trust Me So Much” and “(No Matter How High I Get) I’ll Still Be Lookin’ Up to You,” both made it to Number Two at mid-decade.

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East Cleveland robbery hits close to home

After shattering the glass, the thieves were in-and-out like clockwork and were checking out of Wal-Mart by 7:05 a.m., toting Haney’s expensive graduation present – an MCM brand, electric blue leather backpack with gold studded adornments,

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Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. named NNPA Interim President and CEO

A native of Oxford, N.C., Chavis received his Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from the University of North Carolina; his Master of Divinity from Duke University (magna cum laude) and a Doctor of Ministry from Howard University.

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Black agencies affected by United Way cuts

The volunteers review the applications then make recommendations to the board.