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Mind Your Business

Mind Your Business Week of January 28, 2015

The future of Blacks in banking? The Financial industry has been changing over the past 15 years and some of the greats in banking have moved on, leaving their mark in history. No matter what bank or era someone was doing big things in the banking community. My father James ...

Black World

Black World Week of January 29, 2015

United States Boxing legend Leon Spinks nearly died after eating a chicken wing bone that did a lot of damage to his body. He was recently released from the hospital and is recovering in a rehab facility. At the time of the incident, Spinks was eating his favorite food and ...

Real Talk with Judge Dawson

Real Talk with Judge Dawson Week of January 28, 2015

Black in America “When we don’t have respect for ourselves, how do we expect them to respect us? It starts from within.” This is a quote from a famous west coast rapper in relationship to the escalated incidents of police officers using excessive force against citizens in America. I know ...

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner Week of January 28, 2015

I am pleased to announce that as a result of Congress’s approval of the fiscal year 2015 budget, the Social Security Administration will expand its hours at field offices nationwide, effective on March 16, 2015. Instead of closing at 3 p.m., field offices will be open one additional hour until ...

Bishop Speaks

Bishop Speaks Week of January 28, 2015

This word called love… Ooowee! It’s better to let someone walk away from you than all over you. When you love and respect yourself, making Christ Jesus the head of your life, no one can walk over you unless you allow them. How do you know when you have no ...

Mind Your Business

Mind Your Business Week of December 17, 2014

Coping with the holidays “Tis the season to be jolly” and other Christmas songs ring in my head during this festive time of year. This past week was a fun time with friends and fun, especially seeing both Rev. Hilton Smith and Julian Earls in the same room at an ...

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner Week of December 17, 2014

The French writer and poet Victor Hugo said, “Nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come.” My friends, we are living in such a time. Our community has been disappointed before but, with the momentum underway, I believe we can change a police culture that has discriminated ...

Black World

Black World Week of December 17, 2014

United States NEW YORK – Yahnick Martin got reparations from the NYPD after they mistakenly handcuffed him, hauled him off to jail and had him leave his van filled with gifts unattended and running on a Brooklyn street back in 2011. Now, the city Law Department is paying him $50,000 ...

Real Talk with Judge Dawson

Real Talk with Judge Dawson Week of December 17, 2014

Talk is cheap but it can be expensive Dialog is important to effect any major movement or change in this country. The violence against citizens by police is an issue that should be discussed. The facts are startling. It seems as if we have reverted back to the pre-Jim Crow ...

Mind Your Business

Mind Your Business Week of December 10, 2014

The holiday season is here and many are running around doing their shopping for family and friends. Retailers are having sale after sale to get you to walk through their doors. If you are a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle already thinking about what will be the most popular Christmas ...

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner Week of December 10, 2014

By now, you may be aware that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation of the City of Cleveland Division of Police is complete. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder visited Cleveland on December 4th to release the long awaited report and meet with community leaders. The findings, painful as they ...

Real Talk with Judge Dawson

Real Talk with Judge Dawson Week of December 10, 2014

The Mindset of Safety Every major change and every major accomplishment starts with a particular mindset. Generally speaking, there are two types of mindsets. One is the positive mindset and the other is a negative mindset. Whether your mindset is positive or negative, it will be reflected in the work ...

Black World

Black World Week of December 10, 2014

United States ARIZONA – A Phoenix police officer shot and killed 34 year old Rumain Brisbon during a struggle. Authorities say the officer believed Brisbon had a gun. Last week, hundreds of demonstrators protested against the killing of Brisbon, marching to Phoenix police headquarters and blocking the streets. According to ...

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner Week of November 5, 2014

As Veterans Day approaches, I hope you will join me in taking a moment to thank America’s veterans for their service. Throughout our nation’s history, in peacetime and in war, it is the men and women who heeded the call of duty that have defended our freedom and preserved our ...

Black World

Black World Week of November 5, 2014

United States KENTUCKY – Someone hung effigies of a Black family in then front yard of a home on the Fort Campbell Army base. Base officials ordered the display to be removed which showed a Black family hanging from a tree. A sign that couldn’t be read was attached to ...

Real Talk with Judge Dawson

Real Talk with Judge Dawson Week of November 5, 2014

Domestic violence awareness month is an opportunity to shine the light on an offense that darkens our society. The offense of domestic violence is the undercover terrorist that too many people live with everyday. This month, I will discuss this issue from the unique perspective as a judge but, more ...

Black World

Black World Week of October 29, 2014

United States MISSOURI – six-year-old Angel Hooper was killed during a drive by shooting while she was shopping for bubblegum with her father at a convenience store in Kansas City. Hundreds of people turned out last Sunday for a vigil to remember the little girl. Angel and her father had ...

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner

Congresswoman Fudges Corner Week of October 29, 2014

You’re able to read this column because an uncommonly strong woman devoted her life to giving the African American community a voice in Cleveland and throughout Ohio. Although we mourn the passing of Constance “Connie” Harper, Associate Publisher and Editor of the Call & Post, we must also celebrate her ...

Bishop Speaks

Bishop Speaks Week of October 29, 2014

Bishop continues to answer letters… Bishop: I need your opinion on something. And like so many other faithful readers, your column I respect your opinion. Over the years, I’ve read how using the Word of God you use wisdom. I’m 26 years old and am dating a 22 year old ...

Real Talk with Judge Dawson

Real Talk with Judge Dawson Week of October 29, 2014

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is not popularized like some of the other movements for advancement and change. In fact, I've mentioned before that, many of the hard-core supporters of civil rights, advancement and justice are secretly victims of domestic violence, the perpetrators or people who look the other way. I ...

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