As to the trustees’ dismissal of Marcus-Bey as Library Director, Branch responded, “She was insubordinate and had a negative attitude within the first month that she got there.
On Monday, Dec. 30, board members William Fambrough (board president), Devin Branch, Charles Bibb and Ed Parker voted to remove the director, while Turner, Leontine Synor and Mary Rice voted in favor of Marcus-Bey keeping her job.
East Cleveland City Council Vice-President Chantelle C. Lewis, whose term ends this month, says that for three years council tried to cut the budget in opposition to the mayor, to avoid the current circumstance.
Catching up with “MJB” on the West coast, Kevin Chill Heard was able to collab for an interview session with the “Queen of Hip-Hop Soul” about her life, her music, and her new Christmas album.
While in sunny California to interview the cast of “Black Nativity,” the Call and Post had a chance to interview the lovely and still maintaining her much publicized Weight Watchers figure, Jennifer Hudson.
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.
This writer once described Isaiah Washington as one of the most interesting actors ever to be interviewed. While he has been involved in his share of Hollywood controversy, he’s proven time and again to possess a unique agility in capturing a very real and raw essence of the character he portrays.
To some, Castro’s demise was a fitting end to a horrible crime that captured international attention, as three young women, Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus, were kidnapped, beaten and sexually assaulted over a ten-year period on Cleveland’s Westside.