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James W. Wade III

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Police Commission panel chosen, Gates resigns

The creation of the commission is one of several moves the city negotiated with the U.S. Justice Department in an effort to reform police practices and policies with the police decree.

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Charleston church bombing hits close to home

Thursday morning to help identify the body, but their son and his church held a vigil for them Thursday to let them know that they are praying for them 750 miles away.

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East Cleveland barely holding on, Norton still talks merger

The city could borrow against its local government funding, but that doesn't address the underlying financial problem. When asked about them paying their bills, the answer was clear from Yost.

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Rev. George Stewart celebrates 46 years at Zion Chapel

Pastor Stewart received a plaque for demonstrating leadership in the Community from the Mayor’s Office, the Fourth District Police Community Affairs Unit, and the Youth Empowerment Group.

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Rep. Howse advocates for Cleveland Community Police Commission to include young professionals

According to the legal settlement, the commission requires diverse membership, including individuals from faith-based organizations, the business community and minority and other disadvantaged groups.

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Deontay Wilder still heavy weight boxing champ

“I gave it everything I had,” a dejected Molina said. “It wasn’t the result I wanted but what can I do. It was my dream to fight for the title. Wilder is a great fighter and I want him to be great.”

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Cleveland Eight fighting for justice

In a phone interview with the Rice family, attorney Walter Madison shed a little light on what he called an historic moment.

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Cavs playing well in Finals, wins game 3

Cavs Lebron James and Matthew Dellavedova go hard against Golden State

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Chalk Linez murder witness gunned down in driveway

When police arrived, they found a victim who suffered a gunshot wound

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Demanding justice for the murder of Tamir Rice

Eight clergy members and community activists filed court papers Tuesday seeking the arrest of two Cleveland police officers involved in the November shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.

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Cavs coming home for game 3

Cleveland is ALL IN

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What people are saying about the Brelo verdict

Ward 2 Councilman Zack Reed has been displeased with the police situation for a long time and has said many times in the past that we need to fill empty slots in the police force.

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Rev. Al joins the fight

Rev. Sharpton told everyone this is the kick off to many more meetings and marches. “You think this is going to be a one-week story? No. This story is going nowhere,” said Sharpton.

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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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