From the moment they arrived at the black-tie, red-carpet event on Aug. 18 at the elegant Historic Academy of Medicine in Atlanta, it was clear this event was not about winning and losing. Of those doing charitable work across the nation, TIME received enough nominee entries to land in the top-five highest for “The Charity Award,” earning TIME a place as a finalist.
Now a full-fledged nonprofit organization, the IME has put together an impressive board of directors, including Cleveland Councilperson, Kevin Conwell; Mayor of East Cleveland, Gary Norton; Mike Shomo; and KSU professors, Dr. Williams and Dr. Edward Crosby. Crosby was teaching at KSU in 1986 and helped foster the fledgling organization. Morgan credits him as a personal mentor to this day and said, “I call myself a Crosbyite!”
The home of Ariel Castro, which imprisoned 3 Cleveland-area young women for 10-11 years, was torn down with remarkable speed.