Week 1 - Good to the last kick

Terrance Colvin, of Shaker Heights, tries to outrun the Skyline's defense. Colvin had two touchdown's as Shaker Heights beat Skyline 34-19 at Case Western Reserve University. (Photo by Bryant K. Kizer). The first high school football week of 2016 high school football will go down as the most exciting of all-time. From Thursday to Saturday, high school football was like Folger's Coffee, "Good to the last drop". The week was filled with a lot of amazing plays and dramatic endings. Terreance Colvin of Shaker Heights Red Raiders got things running by scoring the first touchdown of the season by going 80-yards for a touchdown on the opening kick-off. The week ended with a blocked extra-point in a

Stiverne and Povetkin to meet for WBC Interim title and shot at Wilder

Former WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne shown here with his promoter Don King prior to his title defense against Deontay Wilder in 2015. The top two ranked heavyweights by the World Boxing Council (WBC), No. 1 Alexander Povetkin and No. 2 Bermane Stiverne, have recently been ordered to fight for the interim WBC heavyweight title. The winner will become the interim champion and will defend the title until champion Deontay Wilder, is ready to come back from the injuries sustained in July. “I would like to thank Don King and the honorable Mauricio Sulaiman of the WBC for giving me this opportunity to fight for the heavyweight title once again,” said Stiverne. “For the betterment of bo

CMHA builds new playground at Griot Village

Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) and KaBOOM! hosted an all-day playground build at Griot Village. During the day, more than 200 volunteers from CMHA, Morgan Stanley, Fairfax Renaissance Development Corp and the Cleveland Clinic worked tirelessly to construct a brand new playground, based on the children’s own designs. The special day was a testament to what it means for a community to come together to make a difference. At about 8 a.m., volunteers from their respective organizations filed into the vacant lot, between Griot Village and the adjacent street, to officially kickoff the KaBOOM! Build Day. Representatives from all agencies had a chance to speak at the onset of the bui

EXCLUSIVE Ohio’s top lawmakers DeWine and Rendon address gun violence

On the heels of the deadliest month in more than 20 years in Chicago, Cleveland’s NAACP hosted Ohio’s top two lawmakers United States Attorney Carole S. Rendon and Attorney General Mike DeWine on Tuesday Aug. 30 at Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church to address the turbulent issue of gun violence. In addition to DeWine and Rendon, two members of the FBI task force, the Cuyahoga County Sheriff Dept., the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Office, Cleveland Clinic Police Department, esteem Rev. Dr. E.T. Caviness, Mike Nelson, NAACP president, clergy and community stakeholders also attended the powerful forum. Cleveland has already surpassed 2015 homicide rate of 35, with 37 murders to date. Chicago had m

Help Save America-Help Save The World

Now the time has come for this nation to fulfill its promise My fellow Negroes, African Americans, the System is the enemy. We must undertake the risk by joining ‘The Trump Movement’ in order to eliminate the crooked, evil, corrupt, rigged, racist system of white supremacy and control in America. Donald J. Trump’s commitment: We are going to create a whole new system… and we will tear this system apart. We the people, the American people must make that commitment come true…a living reality and the facts. The system is the enemy…and the facts unequivocally confirm and substantiate that truth. Ye shall know the truth and the truth will set you free. We the people must join ‘The Trump Movement

Grandmother of slain football player continues to seek justice

Dorothea Garrett, the grandmother of slain football player, David Garrett, continues to fight for justice. David Garrett, 26 was shot and killed on Oct. 11, 2014 at Cleveland’s Ultra lavish Lounge on W. 117th street after he was attacked by a man named Barry Blevins. Barry Blevins and Jean Blevins who allegedly handed Barry the gun, were both charged in connection to the murder of David Garrett. Jean has not been apprehended and has a warrant for his arrest. There is a $2,500 reward for information leading to his arrest. Barry pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter with a firearm specification on August 1 and is expected to be sentenced later this month but only after a long fight by Dorot

National Job Corps Commencement Day

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (Ohio, third from left) delivered remarks to encourage graduates to continue building their careers, supporting their communities. Washington, DC –The National Job Corps Association (NJCA) recently announced its National Job Corps Commencement Day (NCD) ceremonies. Now in its fifth year, local campus commencement day ceremonies are intended to promote, nationally, the growing success of Job Corps centers and highlight the innovative training and job skills attained by its students. Of the 125 Job Corps centers across the country, more than 75 percent held NCD ceremonies, producing more than 1,000 graduates ready to enter the job market or continue their educationa

Rep. Marcia Fudge dismisses Donald Trump's pitch to minorities

Rep. Marcia Fudge U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge fired back this week against comments Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump made in Akron about living conditions in minority communities. "Look," Trump said Monday at a rally at the University of Akron, "it's a disaster the way that African-Americans are living in many cases, and in many cases, the way Hispanics are living. And I say it with a deep-felt feeling." "What do you have to lose?" Trump said, repeating a phrase he used last Saturday during a speech in Virginia. "I'll straighten it out. I'll bring the jobs back....We'll get rid of the crime. You'll be able to walk down the street without getting shot." Fudge, a Democrat representing a

Mayor Challenges State Law for Construction Projects

Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson announced today that the City of Cleveland Law Department has filed a challenge to the recently enacted Ohio Revised Code Section 9.49 that prohibits Ohio cities from imposing hiring requirements on contractors for public improvement construction projects. The city argues that the law enacted by the State impedes the city’s right to home rule and inhibits Cleveland residents from benefiting through public improvement contracts. Ohio Revised Code (ORC) Section 9.49 is the result of House Bill (HB) 180, which was signed by Governor John R. Kasich on May 31, 2016 and is set to become effective on August 31, 2016. ORC 9.49 restricts Ohio cities from imposing requ

Curry Remembered as Champion of Civil Rights

Renowned civil rights and Black political journalist George E. Curry, the dean of Black press columnists because of his riveting weekly commentary in Black newspapers across the country, is being remembered this week as a legend. Curry died suddenly of heart failure on Saturday, August 20. He was 69. "He stood tall. He helped pave the way for other journalists of color to do their jobs without the questions and doubts," said the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. with whom Curry traveled extensively, including to the funeral of President Nelson Mandela. "He was a proud and tireless advocate of the Black press, serving two tours as editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association's news s

Help Save America-Help Save The World

Now the time has come for this nation to fulfill its promise The "Left Outs"…The White Women…The Negro The resonance of slavery…Poisons the American Atmosphere “The position of the Negro today in America is the tragic but inevitable consequence of centuries of unequal treatment. Measured by any benchmark of comfort or achievement, meaningful equality remains a distant dream for the Negro.” Justice Thurgood Marshall, Regent of the University of California V. Bakke, 438 U.S. 265 (1978). In his dissenting opinion in Regents of the University of California V. Bakke, a case that questioned the constitutionality of Affirmative Action, Marshall outlined the history of Blacks. He started his disse

Robert Griffin III's two touchdowns highlight second-game growth

CLEVELAND -- Robert Griffin III provided needed relief for the Cleveland Browns in their second preseason game. After a blasé opener, Griffin had a second game full of life. In five first-half possessions, Griffin had two touchdown passes -- 50 yards to Terrelle Pryor and 29 to Gary Barnidge. Amidst all the discussion about Griffin's skills or lack thereof, one that can't be argued about is his ability to throw the deep ball. His arm strength and touch make that one of his better skills, and he showed that ability on both throws Thursday night in a 24-13 Browns loss. The 50-yard TD pass allowed Pryor to race past Desmond Trufant for the catch. The 29-yarder to Barnidge down the sideline was

Ohio can smile for Simone Biles

United States' Simone Biles performs on the floor during the artistic gymnastics women's apparatus final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky) RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) –This is turning out to be quite a year for Northeast Ohio. First the Cavs won their first NBA title in June. The Indians are rolling toward an American league Central title and The Simone Show went out in style. And gold. Again. The Columbus Ohio born Simone Biles put the finishing touches on one of the greatest Olympics by a gymnast, capturing her fourth gold of the games with an electric performance in the floor exercise on Tuesday. The 19-year-old American comp

Don King turns 85

Call & Post Publisher Don King, the renowned global international icon known around the world for staging many of the greatest professional boxing matches in the history of the sport, will celebrate his 85th birthday on August 20th. In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operation of the 100- year old Call & Post, King also runs his Florida based boxing empire, Don King Productions. The Cleveland native has been a devout advocate for world peace and women’s rights, passionately educating African Americans through his weekly ‘Help Save America-Help Save The World’ columns in the Call & Post. He believes in women equality in American and throughout the world and it is a cause that is paramou

Help Save America-Help Save The World

Now is the time has come for this nation to fulfill its promise THE SPIRIT OF AMERICA IS ALIVE The system is the enemy…the enemy is the system!!! Donald J. Trump is not the enemy!!! The system is the enemy!!! Donald J. Trump has been touched by the Spirit to give the American people the golden opportunity to slay the Goliath of Injustice, the system and make America great again. There will never be a better climate to do so than now!!! This election is about the will of the American people – not the party’s – we the people, the American people specifically so, because we have a unanimous consensus of the rejection of the system in public opinion, total agreement that the system is corrupt a

Help Save America-Help Save The World

(Editors Note: This article was published on February 24, 2016 and is being reprinted by popular demand. In this column, the author clearly illustrates that all candidates were in agreement that the system was corrupt and must be changed. However, Mr. trump is the lone candidate who stated that the would create a whole new system.) Now is the time for this nation to fulfill its promise!!! The Nuclear Age demands equality for the white woman…and people of color. The system of white supremacy and control dictates the denial of the WHITE WOMEN EQUALITY AND PEOPLE OF COLOR EQUALITY BASED ON INFERIORITY…AND WHITE MALE OWNED PROPERTY. “I will create a whole new system and I will tear this system

LeBron James agrees to re-sign with Cavs for a reported 3 years, $100 million

To the surprise of no one, LeBron James will re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The superstar announced the news on Thursday in one of his "Uninterrupted" videos, telling fans that he can't wait to defend the Cavaliers' 2016 NBA title. James' new contract is for three years and $100 million, per ESPN's Brian Windhorst. His starting salary of $33 million next year will be the highest single-season salary in league history. Sounds about right for the all-time great who made good on his promise to deliver Cleveland a championship. "I just wanted to let you all know, man, I'm re-signing back with the Cleveland Cavaliers," James said in the video. "My hometown team. I can't be more excited. An

CELEBRATE HISTORY!

Come to the Call & Post on Friday Aug. 12 and take a picture with the prestigious Larry O'Brien Trophy, won by the 2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers. This unique opportunity will only come once, and only from 2pm-3pm. Each individual must complete a registration form to take the selfie. For more information call 216 588-6700.

Mayor Blackwell to address summer camp

Maple Heights Mayor Annette Blackwell will be keynote speak at the inaugural Lowekey Lab, a week-long camp designed to equip high school students with mobile technology and entrepreneurship skills, in Cleveland on Aug. 11. This is a week-long camp hosted by Lowekey, a New Your City-based firm, with partner, IBM will be held from August 8-13 at John F. Kennedy Elementary School to provide twenty high school students from Maple Heights City Schools with hands-on experience in mobile application development and business development while working side-by-side with industry leaders, budding entrepreneurs and IBM developers. “I am extremely pleased to share that I have been invited to speak at th

CRCC Taking Positive Action Enhancing the lives of Black boys

The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center (CRCC) took another positive stance in combating violence, oppression, and bullying and sexual violence on Aug. 6 at Forest Hill Presbyterian Church in Cleveland Heights. In sponsoring their ‘Boys Taking Action’ symposium, CRCC recruited Black males ages 8-18 and placed them in a series of forums, which included yoga, drumming, mask making, addressing social media and dialogue that also included their parents. More than 50 boys participated at the event, which was attended by a broad range of community leaders that included the Call & Post, County Persecutor Office, speakers Ethel Middlebrook, Alex Leslie, David Frattare, Honey Bell-Bey and Angela Ladson, who

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