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Bishop Speaks

Bishop Speaks Week of July 2, 2014

Anger Elimination vs. Anger Management Ooowee! I said last week in my Bishop Speaks column that “Everybody’s Crazy” but ‘this week’ as we start the month of July off I’m making another statement by saying “Everybody’s Angry.” Let me ask each of you my readers a question. If you had ...

Mind Your Business

Mind Your Business Week of June 25, 2014

Paid leave for the United States Summertime is one of my favorite times of the year and, when I leave work, it’s like migrating to a peaceful place. This week will mark the first year anniversary of me losing my mother and my how this time flew by. This is ...

Real Talk with Judge Dawson

Real Talk with Judge Dawson June 25, 2014

Cycle Breaker Leadership Principle number seven is "You Must Keep Learning. Education is vital to your success. It doesn't matter if you are eight or eighty years old, if you are not growing or learning you are dying. At a minimum, no matter how old we are, we have to ...

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner

Congresswomen Fudge's Corner June 25, 2014

Summer is finally here with all the things many of us look forward to after a cold, hard winter and rainy spring; cook-outs, family reunions, gardening, vacations and so much more. Some of you remember first hand “Freedom Summer” in 1964. That summer long ago was not a time to ...

Bishop Speaks

Bishop Speaks Week of June 25, 2014

Everybody’s Crazy… During a visit to the mental asylum, I asked the director, “How do you determine whether or not a patient should be institutionalized.” “Well” said the director, “We fill up a bathtub of water, and then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the patient ...

Duffer's Alley

Duffers Alley Week of June 25

Michael L. Nelson, Sr., Esq. Hats off to the Cleveland Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Incorporated on its 31st Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament. In spite of threatening weather, 106 golfers teed it up at Pleasant Hills Golf Course on June 18, 2014 in Chardon, Ohio. This is one tournament ...

Bishop Speaks

Bishop Speaks Week of June 18, 2014

Father’s Day letters… Bishop Moultry: I’m writing you from prison. I read your columns weekly. My wife sends them. I just want to share with your readers that I’ve been locked up now for two years with one more year to go. It has not only affected me, it has ...

Real Talk with Judge Dawson

Real Talk with Judge Dawson Week of June 18, 2014

When are we going to stop hustling? At the East Cleveland Municipal Court we are Cycle Breakers. To define what a “Cycle Breaker” is I have been breaking down the elements and strategies of how to live your best life, avoid negative interaction with the legal system and become cycle ...

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner Week of June 18

Time and again, we have seen laws and regulations put in place with a laser focus on restricting access to the ballot box for certain voters but not others. A court ruling in the past week just upended one such unjust law. Federal District Judge Peter Economus ordered that early ...

Duffer's Alley

Duffers Alley Week of June 18

Michael L. Nelson, Sr. What could have been nicer than a beautiful, sun-filled, Father’s Day weekend like the one we just experienced? I’ll tell you what! For Wayne Carter it was his hole-in-one, 139 yard par three 15th on the Blue (now known as the Links) at Highland Park Golf ...

Mind Your Business

Mind Your Business Week of June 18, 2014

Fathers and Fiancés I hope everyone had a great Father’s Day this past weekend. Father’s are not all bad. Many of them are raising their children or being a part of their life. I honor my father who to me helps pave the way in the financial area for many ...

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner

In Northeast Ohio, we tend to complain about having two seasons - winter and orange barrel season. Those colorful barricades may slow down traffic as they restrict our highways and bi-ways but they also represent an investment in the future and we appreciate smoother roads when the construction work is ...

Real Talk with Judge Dawson

Real Talk with Judge Dawson

Cycle Breaker Leadership Principle #3 is “Lean into your discomfort!” A major problem with this generation is that we believe life should be easy. We have a sense of entitlement and a belief that we should not be uncomfortable. In fact, these three attitudes are often the root cause leading ...

Mind Your Business

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 ...