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Congresswoman Fudge's Corner

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner Week of August 20, 2014

What we saw happen in Ferguson, Missouri last week following the police shooting of Michael Brown, an African-American young man who was unarmed, does not reflect the ideals of this nation. Peaceful protests are the way citizens of this nation have exercised their first amendment rights to freedom of expression, ...

Black World

Black World Week of August 20, 2014

United States The family of Anna Short Harrington, the woman who was the inspiration for much of the Aunt Jemima imagery, has filed a lawsuit against Pepsi Co. and its subsidiary The Quaker Oats Co., along with Pinnacle Foods Group and the Hillshire Brands Co. D.W. Hunter. Harrington’s great grandson ...

Duffer's Alley

Duffer's Alley Week of August 20, 2014

Well, it's that time of the season when the members of the various golf leagues get real serious. Bragging rights for the next six/seven months are at stake. This is when all of that practice and getting up early on Saturday and Sunday morning will hopefully pay off. It's Club ...

Black World

Black World Week of August 13, 2014

United States A diploma belonging to Harvard’s first African- American graduate, Richard T. Greener, has been the subject of concern after the man who found it threatened to burn the document last fall. Now, that diploma is in the hands of an auction that started last week. Rufus McDonald, a ...

Duffer's Alley

Duffer's Alley Week of August 13, 2014

If you heard a lot of rejoicing this weekend, it was golfers celebrating three entire days without a drop of rain. What a wonderful, sun filled weekend in Cleveland. If you’ve been following this column, you’ve notice that I haven’t had much to say about my golf game. We’ll, that’s ...

Real Talk with Judge Dawson

Real Talk with Judge Dawson Week of August 13_2014

Cycle Breaker Leadership Principle number eight is “Develop Self Control.” Self control has been described as a strong predictor of success in life. Its ability to predict success has been ranked right up there with the certainty of success being based on intelligence. So that means, according to some studies, ...

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner Week of August 13, 2014

As a member of the House Committee on Agriculture and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight and Nutrition, I constantly engage in efforts to promote healthier eating habits and better nutrition for Americans. One such way is through the promotion of farmers’ markets and urban gardens. Ranking ...

Mind Your Business

Mind Your Business Week of August 6, 2014

Where are the Black businesses in our community? Cleveland stands to see an influx of money with the Republican National Convention, the return of LeBron James and the Opportunity Corridor project. But, my concern is how will Blacks benefit financially? Buying Black is something we have never seemed to get ...

Black World

Black World Week of August 6, 2014

United States The NAACP announced last week that the civil rights group will partner with Dunkin Brands Group Inc., the parent company of Dunkin Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, to create an initiative to increase the number of Black-owned franchise businesses in the US. The announcement was made at the NAACP’s 105th ...

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner

Congresswoman Fudges Corner Week of August 6, 2014

The difference in priorities between Republicans and Democrats has made it difficult to report back a great deal of good news this week. Before recessing for the month of August, Republicans in the House of Representatives passed a resolution to sue President Obama on the grounds of abusing his executive ...

Bishop Speaks

Bishop Speaks Week of August 6, 2014

“Why Do Young Boys…?” Part II Ooowee! Last week, in my column, I started off asking a question. This week, I’m asking the same question. “Why do young boys grow up to be dangerous men?” Each of you, my readers, read a true story of a young boy who had ...

Real Talk with Judge Dawson

Real Talk with Judge Dawson Week of August 6, 2014

Don’t Kill Your Future. My commitment as Judge is to uphold the laws through rulings that are fair and impartial. My commitment as a man is to be an agent of change. I am further committed to using my knowledge and experiences to help positively shape the minds and behaviors ...

Duffer's Alley

Duffer's Alley Week of August 6, 2014

Golf is probably the most addictive game on the planet. Let me give you an example of just how addictive it is. Last Saturday, a group of guys went to play at a course in Geauga County. The forecast was for thunderstorms and the sky was pitch black when they ...

Mind Your Business

Mind Your Business Week of July 30, 2014

Child support In the past few months, I have received a few phone calls about fathers paying child support and how it seems unfair in most cases. Failure to pay child support is a big problem nationwide. A report released last year by the Census Bureau showed that, in 2011, ...

Black World

Black World Week of July 30, 2014

United States NEW YORK – Extell, a luxury Manhattan high rise condo developer, has reportedly been given permission to go forward with their plans to add a separate entrance to the building for poor people. The segregationist proposal was approved by New York’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development. The ...

Real Talk with Judge Dawson

Real Talk with Judge Dawson Week of July 30, 2014

If you were not at the East Cleveland Public Library on Monday July 21, 2014 you missed a very powerful forum. I know that some people had other obligations and commitments but one group who was absent, and thereby raised a few eyebrows, was the media! For weeks the media ...

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner Week of July 30, 2014

Preserving and creating good-paying jobs are top priorities for me as I work to serve the constituents of the 11th district. With that in mind, my office engaged early on with the City of Bedford and Ben Venue Laboratories when its owners announced that Ben Venue, a manufacturer of pharmaceutical ...

Duffer's Alley

Duffer's Alley Week of July 30, 2014

You know something that is most embarrassing to all genius, me included? It’s when you find out that for all of your brilliance, you don’t really know that much at all. That happened to me this weekend (it wasn’t the first time, but who’s counting), when I once again was ...

Black World

Black World Week of July 23, 2014

United States Big Tobacco has turned to racial targeting to survive the downturn in sales. Reynolds American, the number 2 U.S. tobacco producer announced a deal to buy Number 3 cigarette maker Lorillard for $25 billion. This is important because Lorillards menthol cigarette brand, Newport, is marketed towards Blacks smokers. ...

Mind Your Business

Mind Your Business Week of July 23, 2014

Handling your business With all the great things going on and the money anticipated to flow in the city during the upcoming months, this has been a great week for Cleveland. Have you stopped to wonder who stand to benefit from all this? I hope you realize a lot of ...