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James W. Wade III

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Brelo verdict gives police license to kill

Today we have been told – yet again – our lives have no value. By any measure, the firing of more than a hundred rounds of ammunition by the Cleveland Police Department toward two unarmed citizens was extreme, excessive, and unnecessary.

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Cleveland Cavaliers going to the Finals

Each game someone has had the super hot hand. JR Smith has came up big and even set a record for 3 point shots for the Cavs. James Jones has played extremely well and hit some 3’s at the right time.

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Preachers led march against Brelo verdict

“The criminal justice system needs to improve training for police officers, reduce the number people being sent to prison, and increase the use of drug courts to get treatment for drug addicts instead of putting them behind bars,” Colvin said.

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Groundbreaking for long-awaited African American Cultural Garden

But, in order to make it to the finish line, it will need that second wind of energy from the African American community and other community stake holders.

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Concerned Men hold community meeting, prepare Cleveland to not be another Baltimore

They had 113 officers injured, 114 vehicle fires and 19 structural fires.

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African American Garden groundbreaking on May 11

The Call & Post has been covering these events over the years and former editor Connie Harper maintain a great passion for seeing the garden happen.

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JFK Alumni planning 50th All Class Gala

Johnston came out in 1968 and held the Alumni Association together with Attorney Earl Williams and Silas Ashley. Working in the community has been a big wish for the JFK Alumni Association.

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Cavaliers sweep Boston, advance to next round

In Game 3, Crowder beat up everybody on the Cavs team, many times he fouled LeBron James and the referees turned their back

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Minority Men’s Health Fair held this week

The Minority Men’s Health Center also serves as a primary medical center home for men through collaboration with the Medicine Institute and Kidney Transplant Center for the early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of primary medical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, kidney disease and access to kidney transplantation.

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Preachers brace for Brelo case

Pastor Charles Matthews Jr. and spoke on behalf of the younger ministers.

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Elder Jonathon S. Pressley presented in concert

At a very early age, Pressley began singing solos for the morning worship services at his uncle’s and godparent’s church.

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Cleveland Indians lose home opener

Gaylord Perry a 76-year-old former all star pitcher for the Indians, throw out the first pitch

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Toddler shot and killed by 3 year old

Police are still trying to piece together the events leading up to the shooting, Williams said, but he told reporters at least one adult was home when it happened.

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East Cleveland officer dies in crash

Officer Joiner leaves behind not only a thankful community and police department, but also a beautiful daughter who must now come to grips with her father being unable to see her off to prom and walk her down the aisle of marriage.

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Cavaliers big three did it

Cavs are ready for post season

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Lebron James breaking records

James who seems to have took some of the players under his wing and brought some of skill to the hardwood. James also won the award in February;

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‘The Cross’ celebrates death of Christ

Pastor Johnson told the story of the Jenkins Family dealing with the death of their only son (Jimmy Jenkins Jr.) played by Johnathon Johnson. His earthly father (Jimmy Jenkins Sr.) played by Pastor Johnson was not a believer and often taunted his wife Florence

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Manslaughter trial begins for Brelo

Brelo waived his right to a jury trial last month. P

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Mayor Gary Norton holds merger meeting

The meeting last week had 450 in attendance and they gained 310 signatures in favor of the merger.

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Browns GM Ray Farmer suspended four games

The Browns have been faced with a lot of scandals this year and the texting inquiry was just one of several issues to hound the Browns this winter. Along with Johnny Manziel’s trip to rehab

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Officer won’t face jury for role in 137 shots

All this started after a police officer alleged Russell and Williams shot at him by the Justice Center in Cleveland, igniting the chase.

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Cleveland Cavaliers beat Memphis Grizzles

Cavs on the road to the play offs

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South Euclid mayor tries to rule with iron fist

It is believed that Welo is now trying to eliminate the Black votes totally by merging Hunting Valley and Gates Mills and other White communities to shut down any Black’s from being a factor in the city.

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City’s homicides increase as funds decrease

The department’s use of deadly force team is investigating the incident. Jones was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead

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Cleveland Cavaliers secure post season spot

A three-time All-Star, Love has sacrificed shot attempts and fourth-quarter minutes.

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Murders keep Fourth District busy

On Saturday, March 14, at approximately 12:45 a.m. Fourth District officers responded to a call for a male shot at E. 135th and Miles.

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James H. Hewitt III sworn in as new judge

Hewitt was appointed by Ohio Governor John Kasich on January 30, 2015 to fill the seat.

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Sam Sylk’s Chicken and Fish is open

The new restaurant seats 12 inside but counter space along the sides for a few to sit and enjoy the atmosphere, and when the weather improves, you will have an air conditioned setting.

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Black firefighters overlooked for promotions

They have 53 captains: 51 White, 1 Black and 1 Hispanic. That’s 96 percent of White participation.

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Signatures sought for Mayor Jackson recall

Many attendees said they felt Jackson promoted irresponsible police administrators in recent years and hired unqualified, unstable officers on the force.

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I Heart Waffles fuels Phil Davis’ fire

The food selection is so good no matter what I picked on the menu.

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Raymond W. Hinton and the Anointed Voices of Praise Ministry

The project, which is entitled “I’m Coming Out of My Storm,” will be released soon.

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Reed tries to reestablish trust between community and cops

The night was heated to keep it mildly. This meeting was meant to be a dialogue to encourage the residents to speak out and the police to respond openly.

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Jackson's apology rings hollow

They showed a video on the television where a timer shows that the officers, after driving up to the pavilion, shot Rice within less than a second actually .792 seconds.

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Rodney J. Reynolds, a respected promoter of Black History

For three years he instilled in Reynolds how to use the dark room, burning plates, typesetting as well as a multitude of things involving printing. Reynolds kept the bug and went to UC and took it to another level.

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Christopher Amira Studio open at new location

Even during the grand opening, stylists continued to service their clients. Quincy Jones said she loves her stylist, Jonathan Worley, who has worked at the studio for awhile.

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Chalk Linez shooter held on $500,000 bond

Shine has been arrested almost every year beginning in 2005. His early arrests were mostly related to property crimes. The crimes increased in severity over time and several were gun-related.

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GCC gives their four recommendations from DOJ Report

This meeting stemmed from the DOJ report where they had found a pattern and practice of Cleveland police officers using excessive force and violating rights.

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Clifford Pinkey is the ‘new sheriff in town’

While providing comments, Pinkney smiled as he thanked his mother for her support and guidance over the years. Pinkney is the second oldest of five.

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Cleveland Police bring body camera to the community

During the PowerPoint demonstration, they showed the docking station that will be at police stations and officers can upload their data anytime.

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Cavaliers in first place

James along with his team are now in first place in the Central Division and looking good going into the break for the All Star weekend coming up. It’s nice to see everybody coming together playing hard and well.

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All aboard “A train called Freedom”

Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglas are on the train and then they pick up Sojourner Truth and Elijah McCoy who gives you a history lesson about discovering who you really are before Vida Posey comes back and sing “Can’t Let Nobody Turn Me Around,” which wrecked the whole church.

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LeBron James named 2015 NBA All Star game starter

James now has a few more players he must mentor like newcomer J.R. Smith who recently came with a trade of Dion Waiters. Smith enters a team with James,

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GCC asking for change with DOJ report

Rev. Colvin who has been very outspoken about justice in Cleveland feels everyone must take a stance on the DOJ report. “Many complaints about the police department were aired about a year ago when the Justice Department came to Olivet

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North Randall’s Mayor David Smith rebukes claims

The building where Macy’s once stood and where the Burlington Coat Factory continues to operate will not be affected by the development project, at least not yet. Lichter’s company does not own either property.

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Cleveland Men of Song honors Black History Month

Professor Wade II has been an inspiration to many and Fellows talked about how it was an honor to serve and play with him at Temple Baptist Church.

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New County Council members ready for 2015

The ceremony consisted of former judges Lillian Greene and C Ellen Connally swearing everyone in. The spotlight was on Shontel Brown, the new representative from District 9.

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Chief Clifford Pinkney to lead police investigation of Tamir Rice death

In 2012, Pinkney graduated from the F.B.I. National Academy at Quantico, Virginia. During his career, he has participated in multiple high-profile cases, winning awards for service and actions at every level.

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Prosecutor Tim McGinty talks to east side council members

McGinty talked about how upset with the outcome of the bench trial of Bedford Municipal Court Judge Harry Jacob II.

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Fifth Third Bank’s Louise Gissendaner to retire

In addition to the above accolades, Gissendaner was named the first in many of her accomplishments: one of the first African American females to be promoted to the title of vice president of a financial institution in the city of Akron

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