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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 ...

Real Talk with Judge Dawson

Real Talk with Judge Dawson Week of April 15, 2015

A CYCLE BREAKER – Rashon and Tina Fuller 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 ...

Mind Your Business

Mind Your Business Week of April 8, 2015

Over the years, you have heard me talk about the various businesses that Blacks used to own while I was growing up. Today, small businesses are struggling to keep their doors open while big companies are folding each month. A small business is a business that is privately owned and ...

Bishop Speaks

Bishop Speaks Week of April 8, 2015

Yes! No! Maybe so... Should East Cleveland merge? Ooowee! I was speechless and lost for words because I was so impressed at what I experienced last Thursday at the McGregor’s Home where I totally forgot that I was in the City of East Cleveland. I’ve often said on my TV ...

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner Week of April 8, 2015

Any program that empowers families to be self-sufficient is a step in the right direction. I’m excited that residents in Cleveland will soon have an opportunity to build a better future through a promising federal program announced last week. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded a ...

Real Talk with Judge Dawson

Real Talk with Judge Dawson week of April 8, 2015

A CYCLE BREAKER – ‘Bishop Joey Johnson’ 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 my energy to help people learn from their mistakes and get back to realizing ...

Mind Your Business

Mind Your Business Week of April 1, 2015

Are you ready to be your own boss? I recently realized that, if you love your job or even if you do not but need the paycheck, step up for it. Over the last few years, jobs are not as plentiful where you could quit one and go get another ...

Black World

Bishop Speaks Week of April 1, 2015

She came back from the dead… Letters to the Bishop… Bishop: After reading your recent Bishop Speaks columns on death, I just had to write you and share how you encouraged me to get my house in order before I die. I’m 69 years old and I went to the ...

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