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Congresswoman Fudge's Corner

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner Week of June 17_2015

This past week in Washington, I held a congressional briefing focused on the importance of libraries in digital innovation, academic research and student learning. Titled, “Kids, Learning and Technology: Libraries as 21st Century Creative Spaces,” the event was held in collaboration with the American Library Association and the Ohio State ...

Bishop Speaks

Bishop Speaks Week of June 17_2015

Happy Father’s Day Ooowee! I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, when I preach the Father’s Day message this Sunday, “Let God make a man out of him before you try and make a husband out of him.” Happy Fathers’ Day to all the males who know that ...

Mind Your Business

Mind Your Business Week of May 27, 2015

This week the Black community suffered a sucker punch with Judge O’Donnell finding Michael Brelo not guilty. Cleveland made national news in November of 2012 when 13 officers shot 137 times into a car and killed Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams. Even with Cleveland being on the upswing with the ...

Black World

Black World Week of May 27, 2015

United States WYOMING – Bone Thugs and Harmony member Layzie Bone helped a man avoid the “crossroads” when he saved him from diabetic shock. Layzie Bone witnessed the 24 year old lose control of his car as he was driving from Casper to Riverton. After feeding him fruit and chocolate, ...

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner Week of May 27, 2015

On Saturday, May 23, the people of Cleveland got a startling announcement. Amidst calls for family celebrations, remembrance of our troops and NBA Finals frenzy, Judge John P. O’Donnell acquitted Officer Michael Brelo. I, like many of you, was disappointed by the verdict. We were told once again, our lives ...

Real Talk with Judge Dawson

Real Talk with Judge Dawson May 27, 2015

For the last several weeks I've been highlighting people who exhibit the qualities of a "Cycle Breaker." I also meticulously defined the exact meaning of a person who is a "Cycle Breaker" as being a person who: 1. recognizes a negative cycle in their life, family or community, 2. makes ...

Bishop Speaks

Bishop Speaks Week of May 27, 2015

Not Guilty = Not Innocent!!!!!!!! Ooowee! I still remember this past Saturday at ten o’clock a.m., sitting on the edge of my chair, looking at my big screen TV, waiting for the verdict to be read. I was nervous as if I was on trial waiting for my fate. My ...

Bishop Speaks

Bishop Speaks Week of May 13_2015

You waiting on averdict? Me too! Ooowee! “I’m so angry that I don’t know what to do,” I used to hear my folks say, back in the south when I was a little boy. I want each of you to know it’s alright to be angry but the Bible says, ...

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner Week of May 15_2015

Thank you and welcome to my hometown. Prior to serving in Congress, I had the privilege of serving as the Mayor and Safety Director of Warrensville Heights for nearly 9 years. I worked closely with our police department and understand very well the value of community policing. I have always ...

Real Talk with Judge Dawson

Real Talk with Judge Dawson Week of May 13_2015

BEING A CYCLE BREAKER My mission as Judge of the East Cleveland Municipal Court is to use this platform to serve as a "Cycle Breaker." That means I will use every opportunity and all of my energy to help people learn from their mistakes and get back to realizing the ...

Black World

Black World Week of May 13_2015

United States NEW YORK – Four Black parole officers have filed a civil lawsuit against the Ramapo Police Department after claiming they were racially profiled during a recent traffic stop. The officers were stopped April 21, while attempting to carry out an arrest warrant. They wore their badges, bulletproof vests ...

Mind Your Business

Mind Your Business Week of May 6, 2015

Nice weather helps the economy As everyone knows, consumers spend more on outside projects when the weather is warm. Landscaping business picks up and construction workers all enjoy the great weather. This past weekend, more cars had their drop tops down or their sunroofs open. Going to area malls and ...

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner

Fudges Corner Week of May 6, 2015

A lack of financial resources is a roadblock preventing too many students from pursuing education beyond high school. I’ve heard from school leaders in Northeast Ohio and throughout the nation. The message is clear: we need to provide more opportunities for our students to consider college as a viable option ...

Bishop Speaks

Bishop Speaks Week of May 6, 2015

Encouraging our youth… Ooowee! Where do I start? How do I start? Who do I start with? I sat in the room with 38 hurting Black males between the ages of 13 and 18. I had just officiated a funeral service of a 21 year old male killed in a ...

Real Talk with Judge Dawson

Real Talk with Judge Dawson Week of May 6, 2015

A CYCLE BREAKER – ‘John Gadd / Hot Cards’ My mission as Judge of the East Cleveland Municipal Court is to use this platform to serve as a "Cycle Breaker." That means I will use every opportunity and all of my energy to help people learn from their mistakes and ...

Real Talk with Judge Dawson

Real Talk with Judge Dawson Week of April 29, 2015

A CYCLE BREAKER – ‘Nathan Lancry’ My mission as Judge of the East Cleveland Municipal Court is to use this platform to serve as a "Cycle Breaker." That means I will use every opportunity and all of my energy to help people learn from their mistakes and get back to ...

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner Week of April 29, 2015

From the Senate gallery, I watched with pride last week as Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York was confirmed to be the next Attorney General. As the first African-American woman to serve as the nation’s top law enforcement official, Ms. Lynch will be a highly ...

Bishop Speaks

Bishop Speaks Week of April 29, 2015

Encourage yourself… Part II Ooowee! The Word of God states in Proverbs 8:5, “Are you immature? Learn to be mature. Are you foolish? Learn to have some sense.” I’m here to tell each of you, my readers, that from the time I get up in the morning at 5 a.m. ...

Real Talk with Judge Dawson

Real Talk with Judge Dawson Week of April 22, 2015

A CYCLE BREAKER – ‘Danita Harris’ My mission as Judge of the East Cleveland Municipal Court is to use this platform to serve as a "Cycle Breaker." That means I will use every opportunity and all of my energy to help people learn from their mistakes and get back to ...

Bishop Speaks

Bishop Speaks Week of April 22, 2015

Encourage yourself… Ooowee! Good things come to those who believe, better things come to those who are patient and the best things come to those who don’t give up or give in. Encourage yourself! Some people come into your life as blessings. Some come in your life as lessons. Encourage ...

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