Armond Budish delivers State of the County Address

County Executive Armond Budish delivered the annual State of the County Address at the Cleveland Convention Center on Thursday April 22. Speaking before county wide stake holders and regional leaders at the Convention Center's grand ballroom Budish outlined goals and pointed out he progress the county has made during the year, but also urged that much more need s to be done. Among the highlights was the video presentation where people in downtown Cleveland were ask what they thought the County Executive did. As Budish has often stated few if any had a idea. "Stuff with land permits?" One man hypothesized. Mayor Frank Jackson was even questioned : "That's a good question," he said. "The cou

Rice Family Awarded $6 Million

“There is no price you can put on the life of a 12-year-old child.” That was the message stressed by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson Monday as he announced that city officials have reached a $6 million settlement with the family of 12-year-old police shooting victim Tamir Rice. This is reportedly the city’s largest settlement in a police-related lawsuit. However, the amount falls right in line with settlements reached in both the Eric Garner civil case against New York ($5.9 million) and the wrongful death lawsuit filed against the city of Baltimore for Freddie Gray ($6.4 million). “In a situation like this, there’s no such thing as closure or justice,” lawyers Jonathan S. Abady and Earl S. Wa

Help Save America-Help Save The World

My Fellow Americans; America is the Greatest Nation in the World!!! A new nation under God conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men and women are created equal. The presidential election of 2016 has glaringly brought before the face of the American people a dilemma, a dilemma which cannot be hidden, a dilemma of undeniable corruption within our system of white supremacy and control. All the candidates, of both parties, campaigning for president, unanimously agree that the system is corrupt. The American people feel and believe the system is corrupt. Therefore, they totally reject the corrupt system which is the establishment. The American people reject the lying po


AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Kyrie Irving scored 20 of his 31 points in the second half, and the Cleveland Cavaliers finished off a four-game sweep of the Detroit Pistons, holding on for a 100-98 victory on Sunday night. The Cavs advance to the second round to play either Atlanta or Boston. LeBron James had 22 points for Cleveland, but it was Irving who made the biggest shots all night. His midcourt buzzer beater put the Cavs up 81-78 after the third quarter, and with Cleveland clinging to a one-point lead in the final minute, he calmly sank a 3-pointer from the right wing with 42 seconds remaining. Detroit still had a chance at the end, but Reggie Jackson's wild shot at the buzzer was off th


AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- In their second postseason together, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love might finally be hitting their stride as a group. At the very least, Cleveland's trio of stars looks awfully comfortable, and the Cavaliers are closing in on a first-round sweep. James had 20 points and 13 rebounds, and Irving made a pair of big 3-pointers down the stretch to help the Cavs beat the Detroit Pistons 101-91 on Friday night. Cleveland now leads the series 3-0, with Game 4 coming up Sunday night. Love scored 20 points of his own for the Cavs, and so far this feels like a far cry from last year's playoffs, when injuries to Irving and Love forced James to carry Cleveland in it


CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) -- Pop superstar Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home on Thursday in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57. His publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, told The Associated Press that the music icon "died at his home this morning at Paisley Park. There are no further details." The singer postponed a concert in Atlanta on April 7, after coming down with the flu, and he apologized to fans for the cancellation during a makeup concert last week. The singer, songwriter, arranger and instrumentalist br


CLEVELAND (AP) -- J.R. Smith looked down at the postgame box score and couldn't believe his eyes. "We shot 38 3s?" he asked. "Damn." Yep, and dropped 20 to sink the Pistons. LeBron James scored 27 points, Smith made seven of Cleveland's NBA playoff record-tying 20 3-pointers, and the Cavs opened a 2-0 lead in their increasingly testy series with a 107-90 victory over Detroit on Wednesday night. The top-seeded Cavs put away the up-and-coming Pistons in the third quarter, outscoring them 27-15 to protect home-court advantage. They did it with a flurry of six 3s, including two by Smith. "I'm open, so I shoot the ball," Smith explained. "It's kind of simple for me." There was nothing easy about

United Pastors support Dr. Modlin

United Pastors in Mission President Dr. Larry Macon and his members held a press conference recently to acknowledge their support of Dr. Charles Modlin, Director, Minority Men’s Health Center at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Modlin will host the 14th annual Minority Men’s Health fair on April 21 at the Cleveland Clinic main campus from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30p.m. The event offers free health screenings, health information and free parking for attendees. Dr. Macon and his powerful organization is advocating attendance to the fair through its bevy of member church affiliations. Attendees will receive check-ups for blood pressure, body mass index, bone density, cholesterol, diabetes, dental screening, genera

Mental Health and recovery: Have you done you mental health assessment lately?

Oddly enough people tend to focus on everything but them and their personal wellbeing, when it comes to the minority population that number escalates. Mental health has always been looked upon with a negative connotation, within the ethnic population. The term mental health brings with it a certain amount of fear of the unknown. It was taught that this was a topic not to be spoken of outside the home. People of color it is time to come out of the darkness to take a stance and a vested interest in you. Mental wellness consists of many components beginning with your attitude. Attitude is the melting pot for general overall wellness. Think it to believe it, believe to achieve it. If we display,


AND THE WINNER IS: Patricia Hull of Columbus (fourth from right) is joined by her husband Doug Hull (far right) at Central Cadillac during the Urban League of Greater Cleveland’s raffle contest for the 2016 Cadillac SRX. Presenting the keys to Hull, who won the Cadillac by purchasing a $30 ticket, are (from left) Urban league Board Member James Myers, Urban League President & CEO Marsha Mockabee and Central Cadillac consultant Joe ‘Flash’ Gordon.

Woman abducted from Oakwood found  alive, her ex-boyfriend shot in Erie Pa.

“I’m OK, I’m just happy to be alive,” were the words from Brandi Shakir, the abducted victim who was found alive in Erie, Pa. Tuesday morning. Her alleged abductor was shot twice, once in the leg and once in the abdomen, by the homeowner of a house he was attempting to break into on Crescent Street in Erie. Shakir, 23, was in stable condition at an Erie hospital at press time. Shakir was allegedly abducted from her mother’s home in Oakwood Village by her ex-boyfriend of three years Kyle Johnson, 25 of Cleveland, Monday morning. Johnson allegedly broke into the residence while Shakir was sleeping, set a fire as a distraction and abducted Shakir. A neighbor witnessed Johnson acting bazar – kic

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President Abraham Lincoln understood that the greatest challenge for a leader in a democratic society is to educate public opinion. “With public sentiment nothing can fail! Without it nothing can succeed.” President Abraham Lincoln “Consequently he who molds public sentiment, goes deeper than he who enacts statutes or pronounces decisions.” President Abraham Lincoln Donald J. Trump is educating the people through public opinion. Donald J. Trump is doing America PROUD…He is fighting against the system on behalf of the American people. He is calling out every multifaceted evil of the system in public debate, public discussion and for public review. He is calling out the GOP with regard to th


LeBron James isn't all alone. One year after he carried the Cavaliers as far as he could in the postseason, James once again has Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love by his side. Cleveland's Big 3 is playoff healthy again. Irving scored 31 points in his first playoff game since being injured last year in the NBA Finals and Love, who was knocked out in the first round by an injury a year ago, added 28 to lead the Cavaliers to a 106-101 victory over the young and confident Detroit Pistons in the opener of their first-round playoff series Sunday. James added 22 points and 11 assists for the top-seeded Cavs. They are favored to win the Eastern Conference again but got all they could handle from the fearl

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NOW IS THE TIME FOR THIS NATION TO LIVE UP TO ITS PROMISE "We are going to create a whole new system… and we will tear this system apart." Republican Presidential Candidate, Donald J. Trump “I want to make America great again.” Republican Presidential Candidate, Donald J. Trump If you don’t consider and remember history…you are doomed to repeat it. The 2016 presidential race for the White House has glaringly revealed the people’s total dissatisfaction with the evil misguided way of life system form of governing them. Along with the people’s total rejection of the systems politicians – whom they feel betrayed them (the American people) by selling out to the lobbyists, Super PACs, special int


LEBRON, CAVS CLINCH TOP SEED IN EAST WITH WIN OVER HAWKS CLEVELAND (AP) -- LeBron James did all he could to downplay getting the No. 1 seed. And then did everything he could to get it. James scored 34 points with six rebounds and six assists in just three quarters, Kyrie Irving scored 35 and the Cleveland Cavaliers clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs - and home-court advantage until the Finals - with a 109-94 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night. James, who tried to dismiss the importance of finishing atop the East before the game, scored 19 in the third quarter and sat for just four of the first 36 minutes as he helped the Cavs finish atop the conference for the t

Armond Budish  Serving with Honor and Distinction

Cuyahoga County Executive Inspired by Civil Rights It was a typical Thursday at the Cuyahoga County Administration Building in downtown Cleveland where council members and mayors representing the estimated 1.3 million people convened on issues concerning the county. Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish was not among those meeting, but nonetheless made of point of attending and listening before heading back to his 8th floor office that over looks Progressive Field. If it seems the second Executive in the County’s history is everywhere, it’s because he is. Whether it’s an impromptu visit to Imani Temple Ministries, Budish is always working to improve the County. It is a massive and enormous

Pro Players Network breaks new ground

F. Glenn Harvey F. Glenn Harvey had accomplished all he could during a 30 year banking and financial career, which included playing with the big boys on Wall Street, but he taps his latest venture in launching Pro Players Network (PPN) as his greatest achievement. The Pro Players Network is the first strategic network in history that is co-owned by every living current and retired player from the NFL, NBA and WNBA. The network features programing of the players lives off the field and off the court and is being distributed exclusively on the No. 2 word internet traffic site Facebook, again another first, delivering programing both long and short form, and subsequently that will be carried on

Rep. Marcia Fudge Unites Clergy for Voter Drive

Congresswoman Marcia Fudge joined the United Pastor in Mission in urging a massive campaign to educate, register and promote voter participation ahead of the critical general election in November. Rep Fudge met with more than powerful 75 member United Pastors in Mission, led by president Dr. Larry L. Macon, Sr. Pastor of Mt. Zion on Tuesday April 5. Members decided to forge a partnership with Rep. Fudge to support causes that effect the poor, disenfranchised and those dealing social issues. “Cleveland is one of the highest food deserts in the U.S. and many of the children, seniors and families are going hungry. Good education is lacking and many of the kids in our schools are homeless. Safet

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"We are going to create a whole new system… and we will tear this system apart." Republican Presidential Candidate, Donald J. Trump “I want to make America great again.” Republican Presidential Candidate, Donald J. Trump The Trump message of creating “a whole new system,” is coming across loud and clear to the establishment (system). Is it any wonder why..? The system wants to Stop Trump?!! Print media vs. Trump, radio talk hosts vs. Trump, TV media vs. Trump, cable media vs. Trump and by any and all means they are trying to create Stop Trump Movements at every instance, by any means necessary. Why is there such a colossal effort to STOP TRUMP??? Because Trump knows that the system “is the p

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