Browns make Myles Garrett the No. 1 pick in 2017 NFL Draft

The Browns bolstered their defense in a big way to kick off the 2017 NFL Draft, selecting Texas A&M’s Myles Garrett with the No. 1 pick. Garrett, an athletic 6-foot-4, 272-pound defensive end, became just the fourth defensive player to be selected with the No. 1 pick in the last 17 years and the 20th since the draft started in 1936. “They picked me because they think they see something in me, and they know that I can help them rebuild and turn this program around," Garrett said late Thursday. "That’s the mindset that we have to have. Starting next year, we can put the pieces together, not only the players but with a mindset that we can actually do this. I know that the players there have tha

UPM Help Reduce Student Suicide Rate

Increase in youth suicides among Cleveland Public Schools (CPS) prompt the United Pastors in Mission (UPM) to shift their original focus on receiving an update of the schools’ progress in a recent meeting with CPS CEO Eric Gordon. The pastors concluded that while the schools have made much progress under the leadership of Gordon, there was still much work needed to be done regarding the safety and vulnerability of increase youth suicidal rates in schools. Pastor Paul Hobson of Mt. Zion Congregational Church said, “We are concerned about not only the physical safety and care for our children, but their emotional and mental challenges children face.” CEO Gordon assured the more than 75 past

Obituary  Saundra Jean House Robinson

Saundra Jean House Robinson was born in Louisville Kentucky January 28, 1940 to Joe and Jamesetta McCord House. She attended Louisville Public Schools until the 8th grade when she moved with her family to Cleveland Ohio. Saundra graduated second in her class from East Technical High School in 1957 where she also participated as a varsity cheerleader and majorette. In the fall of 1957 she attended Central State College. Where she graduated in 1961 with a degree in Medical Technlogy. While at Central State Saundra was involved in many activities including being voted Miss Pershing Riffles in 1959 and entering the Beta Xi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. that same year. After grad

Browns need everything and anything won’t do

The Cleveland Browns are on the clock in the 2017 NFL Draft on Thursday and the revamped front office of Sashi Brown, Paul DePodesta and head coach Hue Jackson tenure will also be on the clock. While this may only be the second season for the trio, it will be the most critical after the team managed to only win one game in 2016. Owner Jimmy Haslam pledges to be a patient man, but when the Dawg Pound barks turn to groans, the billionaire owner will be listening. This is a franchise that has managed just 15 wins in four seasons, last year took a flyer on former franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III and it was a complete disaster. The book is out on whether Brown is up to snuff for the gig a

Octavia Spencer fees top commencement speakers

KENT, Ohio - Kent State University will pay actress Octavia Spencer $100,000 to speak for up to 20 minutes at the first all-university commencement on May 13, according to her contract. In addition, the university will provide first class airfare for two and top-of-the-line transportation and lodging for the Academy Award-winning actress and author. It will also pay for meals and other expenses. The university sought a high-profile speaker to highlight the first time it has gathered graduates from the eight-campus system in one place. While celebrity speakers bring publicity and prestige they also come at a high cost, which can draw criticism. About 30 percent of all colleges pay commencemen

Help Save America-Help Save The World

Now the time has come for this nation to fulfill its promise. God has given We the people, the American people a leader, Donald Trump who promises that if he were elected to be president that “We will create a whole new system and we would take this system apart.” “I want to make America great again.” “America First!!!” This promise was made right from the stomp…and from that moment the evil corrupt, rigged, sexist, racist system of white supremacy and control declared war against Donald J. Trump and the will of We the people’s, movement of rejection toward the system’s establishment, tyranny form of government. Stop Trump! By whatever means necessary—no holds barred—no matter what the cost

Cleveland Clinic kicks off Minority Men’s Health Fair

The 15th Annual Cleveland Clinic Minority Men’s Health Fair will be held this month on April 27, at the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus from 5:30 pm. Until 8:30 p.m. It is presented by Dr. Charles Modlin and the Cleveland Clinic Minority Men’s Health Center. Modlin is a board certified urologist and a kidney transplant surgeon who is the founder of the Cleveland Clinic Minority Men’s Health Center. He is also the president of the medical staff at Cleveland Clinic. “We started the Minority Mens health Fair back in 2003,” said Modlin. “And in 2004 we officially started the Minority Men’s Health center which is a year-round clinic at the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.” According to Modlin, the reas

Horrific Facebook murder ends in suicide

One of the most horrific and heinous murders in the history of Cleveland, an Easter Day tragedy that unfolded on a beautiful spring day at 2p.m. and captivated the nation and the world came to a fatal conclusion following a three day manhunt more than 100 miles away on a dreary day in Erie, PA. A man dubbed as the ‘Facebook Murderer’ because he randomly selected an elderly 74- year man and shot him dead at point blank range, and later posted the video on the popular social media site, Steve Stephens, 37, committed suicide after a two- mile chase by Pennsylvania State Police. Stephens was spotted in a McDonald's parking lot in Erie County just after 11 a.m. by a member of the public who quick

Help Save America-Help Save The World

Now the time has come for this nation to fulfill its promise “I have, therefore, chosen this time and this place to discuss a topic on which ignorance too often abounds and the truth is too rarely perceived--yet it is the most important topic on earth: word peace.” President John F. Kennedy The nuclear age demands inclusiveness, liberty, justice, freedom and equality. The system…the evil, corrupt, rigged, sexist and racist system of white supremacy and control is the enemy of America. A remarkable system, ingeniously put together to control human behavior, human mindset, human attitudes and human existence. This phenomenal system, although created for the wrong purposes, has had an unparall

Manhunt underway for man who livestreamed homicide

CLEVELAND (AP) -- A manhunt is underway for a suspect that police say killed a man while streaming the homicide live on Facebook. Law enforcement is searching the Cleveland area and beyond for Steve Stephens, the suspect police say walked up to an elderly man and shot him while on video, said Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams. Williams urged Stephens publicly to turn himself into police and not to "do anymore harm to anybody." "Any problems he is having, we can have a conversation," Williams said. In the video, Stephens claimed to have killed more than a dozen other people. Williams said police have not verified that information. "There are no more victims that we know are tied to him,"

Escape act: LeBron, Cavs edge Pacers 109-108 in Game 1

CLEVELAND (AP) — Their regular-season issues followed the Cavaliers into the playoffs. They didn't win their postseason opener as much as survive it. The champions remain puzzling. LeBron James scored 32 points and Cleveland, looking to flip a switch after a shaky-and-streaky regular season, began the postseason by escaping with a 109-108 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday. C.J. Miles could have won it for Indiana, but a player whom Cleveland's players and coaches call a "Cavs killer," missed a 14-foot jumper just before the horn. Following the game, Miles sat silently at his locker in full uniform for 30 minutes before Larry Bird, the team's president of basketball operations, came

Comedian Charlie Murphy, brother of Eddie, dies at 57

NEW YORK (AP) -- Charlie Murphy, the older brother of Eddie Murphy and a comic performer in his own right who turned encounters with Rick James and Prince into standout sketches on "Chappelle's Show," has died. He was 57. Murphy died Wednesday in New York of leukemia, according to his representative, Domenick Nati. He was perhaps best-known for his appearances on Dave Chappelle's Comedy Central show. In the recurring segment "Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories," Murphy would recount how his brother's fame brought him into the orbit of the biggest stars. His versions of the experiences, played out by him, Chappelle and others, became enduring hits. In one sketch, James is shown as an imp

1st black woman on state's highest court found dead by river

The first black woman appointed to the state's highest court has been found dead on the bank of the Hudson River. Sheila Abdus-Salaam's body was discovered along the riverside near Harlem on Wednesday, a day after she was reported missing, police said. Police said her body showed no obvious signs of trauma, and they declined to speculate on the cause of her death. The medical examiner planned to study her body to try to determine what killed her. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who appointed Abdus-Salaam to the state's Court of Appeals in 2013, called her a "trailblazing jurist." "As the first African-American woman to be appointed to the state's Court of Appeals, she was a pioneer," Cuomo sai

Midwest Region of the Progressive National Baptist Convention

Dr. E. G. Shields, Regional Vice President, Midwest Region, PNBC. Denomination will address escalating violence and declining values in the country with a call to regain a moral compass St. Louis, MO– The 54th Annual Session of the Midwest Region of the Progressive National Baptist Convention (PNBC) will convene at the Marriott Cleveland Airport, 4277 W 150th St, Cleveland, OH 44135 on April 17 - 21, 2017. Dr. E. G. Shields, Jr., Midwest Regional Vice President and Pastor of Mt. Beulah Baptist Church in St. Louis, MO, will lead the gathering as they fulfill the denomination’s mission of “Equipping pastors and churches to be effective in ministry; lifting our voice on behalf of the voiceless.

Comeback: Brantley's double lifts Indians past White Sox 2-1Untitled

Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor, right, scores and is congratulated by Edwin Encarnacion after scoring during the 10th inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, April 11, 2017, in Cleveland. The Indians won 2-1 in 10 innings. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) CLEVELAND (AP) -- Michael Brantley pumped his fist, danced around second base and waited for the traditional soaking. The water was as sweet as any champagne. Brantley, forced to the outside during Cleveland's magical ride in 2016 because of injuries, doubled home Francisco Lindor with two outs in the 10th inning as the Indians celebrated their AL championship and then beat the Chicago White Sox 2-1 on Tuesday in their home opener. Brantley could onl

Cavaliers point towards title repeat

LeBron James and the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers stumbled to the conclusion of the grueling 82-game regular season and will likely begin the playoffs as the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference on either April 15 or April 16. James concluded another remarkable season becoming first player in NBA history to average at least 25 points, eight rebounds and eight assists while shooting at least .540 from the field. The 32-year old in his 14th season led the Cavs in scoring with a 26.5 average and career highs with 8.7 rebounds and 8.7 assist playing in 74 of 82 games. The only categories below his lofty standards were his free percentage just under 70 percent and his career high in

Help Save America-Help Save The World

Now the time has come for this nation to fulfill its promise President Trump’s ingenious and phenomenal visionary program of establishing a strategy of getting to know you, up close and personal with other world leaders for the betterment of humanity and mankind is God sent. Respect is the key word and the catalyst in seeking the friendship and good will of other world leaders. Respect for us and our respect for their people and culture. The nuclear age demands respect. President Trump personifies that respect for other world leaders by inviting them to dinner at the White House and diplomatically discussing what could be problematically confronting them while seeking ways and means to re

US missiles blast Syria; Trump demands 'end the slaughter'Untitled

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The United States blasted a Syrian air base with a barrage of cruise missiles Thursday night in fiery retaliation for this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians. President Donald Trump cast the U.S. assault as vital to deter future use of poison gas and called on other nations to join in seeking "to end the slaughter and bloodshed in Syria." It was the first direct American assault on the Syrian government and Trump's most dramatic military order since becoming president just over two months ago. The strikes also risk thrusting the U.S. deeper into an intractable conflict that his predecessor spent years trying to avoid. Announcing the assault fro

Solon, Berea-Midpark capture Maralyn H. West

Caisja Chandler of Euclid breaks away from the pack in the Girls 200. Chandler, a junior, picked up a perfect 40 points for Euclid in the 8th annual Maralyn H. West Track Invitational at Collinwood last Saturday. (Photo by Bryant K. Kizer). Beyond the cold and windy conditions, Solon Lady Comets and Berea-Midpark Titans won the Maralyn H. West 2017 Invitational at Collinwood. Always the first outdoor track meet of the season is usually cold and windy, however, that did not stop most of the runners and field competitors. Euclid Lady Panthers’ junior speedster Caisja Chandler did not miss a beat. She helped the Panthers to pick up 40 points. Chandler won the 100 (12.28) and the 200 (26.35) and

The Q renovation vote expected next week

A proposal to commit $88 million in city taxes toward upgrades at Quicken Loans Arena cleared its first hurdle Tuesday, when City Council's Development, Planning and Sustainability Committee gave its approval. The committee approval means the controversial deal could come up as early as next Monday for a vote by the full council. Following a six-hour hearing Tuesday at which proponents, opponents and representatives from the Cleveland Cavaliers organization gave testimony, the panel sent the measure on to council's Finance Committee, the last stop before a final vote of the full council. The proposed upgrades to the arena involve building a large glass atrium that would significantly expand

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