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Mind Your Business Week of 3-19-2014

This past week I have seen some things that involved our youth and it seem very shocking. I know this is a different era then I grew up but I think some things still can apply to raising children today. The children of today are focus on a variety of ...

Mind Your Business

Mind Your Business Week of 3-12-2014

Credit is the Key The thoughts of being financially independent is something most people think about daily. Being a person who thrives on being independent always feels they are put in the position where they have to do it, because no one else has done it. Some are not so ...

Real Talk with Judge Dawson

Real Talk with Judge Dawson

Reality is the difference between what we wish for and what truly is. In cities and courtrooms across this country there are many people with a distorted sense of reality. People commit crimes, knowingly and sometimes unknowingly, without a true sense of reality. The reality of their crimes; the reality ...

Mind Your Business

Mind Your Business Week of 2-5-2014

Pay who you owe United Airlines dealt a hard blow to the Cleveland economy by cutting 470 jobs. These are hard working people trying to provide a living for their families. Along with all the talk about losing jobs from banks, clinics and hospitals, now we have the airport. Do ...

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Events

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Events

Cleveland Orchestra Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Concert will be held on Sunday, January 19th at 7:00 pm at Severance Hall. The Cleveland Orchestra will be conducted by Chelsea Tipton. The MLK Jr. Celebration Chorus (165-member volunteer chorus) will be lead by William Henry Caldwell. Mayor Frank Jackson will open ...

Real Talk with Judge Dawson

Real Talk with Judge Dawson

Too many kids are having kids From my view point as a Judge with a front row seat to the story of so many people’s lives, I’ve come to the conclusion that our youth are over sexed, undereducated and having children too soon! The writing is on the wall, it's ...

Bishop Speaks

Bishop Speaks Week of 1-15-2014

“Intense with Spiritual Sense” Ooowee! I feel like preaching!!!!!!!! “Rich people stay rich by living like they’re broke, yet broke people stay broke by living like they’re rich.” Proverbs 13:7, “Some people pretend to be rich, but have nothing. Others pretend to be poor, but own a fortune.” I said ...

Mind Your Business

Mind Your Business Week of 1-15-2014

Do you ever sit around and wonder if you had made a different choice, how your life might have turned out if you had taken a different path? Many of us have wondered that a few times, I’m sure. But this week, one of my favorite friends and a great ...

Mind Your Business

Mind Your Business Week of 12-18-2013

A time of giving During this holiday season, it’s good to know there are still a lot of good kind people who believe in helping others in need. I was sad to see on the news a woman getting a ticket for trying to help someone both financially and physically. ...

Mind Your Business

Mind Your Business Week of 12-11-2013

Wages increase for Christmas? Tis the season to be jolly! You know the words… I hope you’re not allowing this season stress you out. This is the time of the year for many things that can affect your state of mind. Money is the one of the main factors of ...

Real Talk with Judge Dawson

Real Talk with Judge Dawson

Nelson Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the first Black South African to hold the office, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy ...

Bishop Speaks

Bishop Speaks Week of 12-11-2013

The Joy of the Lord… One day, a 6 year old girl was sitting in a classroom. The teacher was going to explain evolution to the children. The teacher asked a little boy: “Tommy, do you see the trees outside?” Tommy: “Yes” Teacher: “Go outside and look up and see ...

Bishop Speaks

Bishop Speaks Week of 11-27-2013

“To blessed to be stressed….laugh” Maintenance … Last Child Support Cheque!!! Today be my baby girl 18th birthday. I be so glad that dis be my last child support payment! Month after month, year after year, all dose payments! So I call my baby girl, LaKeesha, to come to my ...

Mind Your Business

Mind Your Business Week of 11-27-2013

Earning a livable wage This week, many of us will sit down at the table and feast on turkey and dressing and other various great foods while having fun with our family for the holiday. Why do we wait until a single day to give thanks for all the great ...

Real Talk with Judge Dawson

Real Talk with Judge Dawson

There is an old saying that, “If you don’t know what you’re talking about, shut up!” I’m not the type of person to tell anyone to shut up, but I am amazed at how many people speak on issues, major and minor, of which they have no grasp of the ...

Bishop Speaks

Bishop Speaks Week of 10-30-2013

Ooowee! The Joy of Laughter The place was packed at this “Letting Go of Pain” luncheon where I was the keynote speaker. Those who were in some way shape or form affected by losing a loved one through senseless violence were in attendance. They were Black, White, male and many ...

Mind Your Business

Mind Your Business Week of 10-30-2013

Are you financially happy? This week, unlike some weeks, was rough on the people who went back to work after the Government Shutdown. Yes, they were off for two weeks and may have issues when they get the check and try to pay their bills. In many studies, we find ...

Bishop Speaks

Bishop Speaks Week of 10-23-2013

Tenant vs. Landlord… “I’m Not Moving” Ooowee! Round and round and round this thing goes, how and when it’s going to end only God knows. But guess what? I’m not moving! Moving is just too easy. Matter of fact, I have my new location with my first month’s mortgage. This ...

Mind Your Business

Mind Your Business Week of 10-23-2013

It was great to see the powers that be get together and finally reach a bipartisan agreement to end the government shutdown, returning hundreds of thousands of federal employees back to work and raising the nation’s $16.7 trillion debt limit. However, in a few months, they will be right back ...

Real Talk with Judge Dawson

Judge, please start on time...

At least once a week, during one of our heavy dockets, my Bailiff tells me that someone in the Courtroom made a smart comment about the length of time they waited for Court to start. Accordingly, I’ve decided to share this public service announcement: Don’t be impatient while waiting for ...

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