Ginn Academy Senior succumbs to Drive-By Shooting

“He took a bullet for somebody, but he was an innocent bystander,” said Tinetria McGhee, sister of John Hay football star quarterback Michael Chapman, who was shot last July 6th while walking home from his job with a friend, along Ansel Road, on Cleveland’s East side. McGhee sat and slept in a makeshift bed, vigilantly by his bedside, surrounded by family at University’s Lakeside Hospital until Friday, July 21st. Chapman’s family and friends believed he would walk again in contrast to the doctors’ prognosis of paralysis from the waist down, but certainly anticipated he would survive. “I’m not giving up. I am going by the Master’s plan. He (Michael) is strong. I’m in the process of moving, I

Kyrie adopted the Kobe rule

As THIS week began the turmoil inside the Cleveland Cavaliers reached a debilitating crescendo of the chaos that has engulfed the franchise since it became known public that Kyrie Irving demanded to be traded. Recently, the Cavs star guard went to owner Dan Gilbert and essentially complained about his role with the team and requested a trade, declaring that he could not co-exist with The King, LeBron James. James had knew of Irving discontent several weeks before and so too did teammates and players throughout the league, but instead said nothing and took the high road as he has always done. Just as James has kept a low-key profile on all of the Cavs off-season decisions or lack thereof, h

Help Save America-Help Save The World

Now the time has come for this nation to fulfill its promise… American patriot Donald J. Trump campaigned on revolutionary principles, promises and commitments, and he has resolved to do whatever has to be done in order to guarantee those principles of Liberty and to keep the promises and commitments he made to ‘We the People,’ the American people. “We are going to create a whole new system and we will take this system apart.” “I want to make America great again.” America First!” Now that he is the 45th President of the great United States of America, he intends, without a doubt, to fulfill all the promises and commitments he made to ‘We the People,’ the great people of America. It is unbel

‘The Spectacle’ is a low blow for humanity

The media tour for ‘The Spectacle’ has concluded and all that is left is for the money to keep pouring in for the Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather-Conor McGregor “boxing match” in Las Vegas on August 26th. Mayweather, 49-0 and 12 time world champion in the sport of boxing will be taking on mix martial arts star McGregor in what will be the most lucrative event in the history of boxing. It pits the UFC’s most popular commodity versus boxing’s most despised legend in Mayweather. The build up began more than a year ago with McGregor’s shallow challenge to fight Mayweather, but subsequently transformed into an all out social media battle and pseudo public spat. It got real when the dollars began to make

Maple Heights Mayor Annette Blackwell Endorses Ohio Drug Price Relief Act

Maple Heights Mayor Annette Blackwell signs endorsement for the Ohio Taxpayers for Lower Drug Prices initiative that will be on the November ballot during a private ceremony in Maple Heights last week. (Photo/KENNETH D. MILLER) Maple Heights Mayor Annette Blackwell, the first Black and woman to be elected mayor in the history of Maple Heights, endorsed the Ohio Taxpayers for Lower Drug Prices initiative last week at a private event in Maple Heights. Flanked by family, citizens and community stakeholders Mayor Blackwell pledged her support for the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act, saying “It’s just the right thing to do. “I serve a city with a growing senior citizen population and families who woul

Cleveland Pioneer Centenarian Judge Jean M. Capers Dies

Centenarian Judge Jean Murrell Capers, the first African American woman elected to the Cleveland City Council, a distinguished legal pioneer who served as Assistant Attorney General and Cleveland Municipal Court Judge for more than a decade has died. She was 104 years old. News of her passing lit up social media mid day Tuesday and a bevy of calls poured into the Call & Post Newspaper, but her death subsequently was confirmed by her court appointed guardian Vel Scott on July18. She succumbed at 11 a.m. with her doctor, nurse and her guardian by her side. Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge Statement on the Passing of Judge Jean Murrell Capers “Judge, community activist, sorority sister, mentor, an

Help Save America-Help Save The World

Now the time has come for this nation to fulfill its promise… “THERE IS NO WINNER IN A NUCLEAR EXCHANGE.” NUCLEAR WAR IS LIKE NO OTHER WAR THAT THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN…. “IF IT’S NAÏVE TO WANT PEACE INSTEAD OF WAR, LET’EM MAKE SURE THEY SAY I’M NAÏVE, BECAUSE I WANT PEACE INSTEAD OF WAR.” SAID BENJAMIN FERENCZ, THE LAST NUREMBURG PROSECUTOR; WHO I UNCONDITIONALLY SUPPORT IN THE DESIRE AND QUEST FOR PEACE. No form of war is good…BUT NUCLEAR WAR THREATENS OUR HUMAN EXISTENCE ON PLANET EARTH, so I whole heartedly support Benjamin Ferencz’s far reaching message for peace in the world today. I pray to God that President Trump will utilize and employ his spiritually touched and ingenious program

Una H. R. Keenon launches bid for East Cleveland Mayor

Keenon speaks to supporters at the fundraiser and addresses her political platform, which includes a 10-point strategic plan for revitalization of East Cleveland, a plan she says she will implement if elected mayor EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio-Una H.R. Keenon, one of five officially declared candidates for the Sept. 12 primary election for East Cleveland mayor, greeted supporters, colleagues, friends and community members at recent fundraiser at her home on Cleviden Road, a supportive crowd that included Black elected officials, community activists, Black clergy, East Cleveland library trustees and board of education members, members of the Black Women's Political Action Committee, and Dr. Myrna Loy

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Now the time has come for this nation to fulfill its promise… “Know ye the truth and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32 Wake up America…The evil, corrupt, rigged system is the enemy…Not President Donald J. Trump!!! The White House is under siege, the evil, corrupt, rigged system is using every method and evil, diabolical and sinister scheme to create doubt, distrust and contempt against President Donald J Trump, his family, his administration and his staunch supporters. However, my fellow Americans, this comes as no surprise, as I have repeatedly warned, predicted and prognosticated that this crooked, corrupt, rigged, sexist and racist system of control would go to any evil lengths to i

NNPA First Lady succumbs

Martha Rivera Chavis, 53, the devoted wife of civil rights leader, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., died at home in Montclair, NJ at 3:00 AM this morning. As First Lady of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and as the former First Lady of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 1993-1994, Martha R. Chavis was a loving mother and strong advocate for freedom, justice and equality in the United States, Africa and in the Dominican Republic. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the family. Messages of condolence should be sent to the NNPA national office in Washington, DC.

Breaking News

In my article of June 28th to July 4th, the Call & Post posted a black cartoon that historically was used as a scare tactic to frighten white people of “Negro Rule” over them. Mistakenly it was posted without describing its message and purpose. A newspaper cartoon from 1898 warns of a black man pictured as dictating “Negro Rule” (courtesy of Tom Hatchet sorting the new South City) according to The Atlantic: “Democratic controlled newspapers published cartoons about the horror of “Negro Rule” that had emerged from the Fusion Ballot Box, and stepped up coverage of black crime. ‘The Anglo-Saxon must rule’, an editorial from ‘Charlotte Observer’ argued a rising Democrat, Charles Aycock gave spee

Boston’s Betts is Blacks best hope

MOOKIE BETTS The 88th display of Major League Baseball All Star Game will be a similar reflection of its mid season classic in in 1949, two years after Jackie Robinson broke the racial color barrier. Back then African-Americans Roy Campanella, Larry Doby, Don Newcombe and Jackie Robinson became the first black to play in the All-Star Game. The league will basically have two Black reserves on the field in Miami on July 11 in the names of Boston Red Sox star Mookie Betts and Cleveland Indians Michael Brantley. According to a report from the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida, only 2.9 percent of college baseball players in Division I were African-A

Salute to the late Floyd Swoope set for July 8

Clarence Floyd Swoope, the late iconic Black beauty products entrepreneur, will be saluted with a birthday and memorial celebration, Saturday, July 8th, 6:30 p.m., at Red Space, 2400 Superior Avenue, in Cleveland. The upscale gala, titled, Mirror Mirror 2017, will feature a red carpet reception, a fashion show including original Swoope models, video presentation of Swoope’s life story, live entertainment, hairstylists and barber showcase and an after party with D.Js. Ellery, Phatty Banks, Bud McFarland and Tony Wade. Floyd’s daughter, Carolyn Swoope said the event also serves as a kick-off for the introduction of the Mirror Mirror Foundation established to ‘pay it forward through mentoring

Help Save America-Help Save The World

Now the time has come for this nation to fulfill its promise… “The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.” President Donald J. Trump President Donald J. Trump has been touched by the spirit and he works tenaciously and is committed to continually expose the evil, corrupt, rigged, sexist and racist system of white supremacy and control to ‘We the People,’ the American people for their public review, their discussions, their Enlightenment and their analysis. That is why there is such a colossal effort to stop the Trump Movement. Because president Trump knows that the evil, corrupt, rigged, sexist, and racist system is the enemy of America and the cause of America's

Mayor Jackson’s continues unprecedented leadership journey

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson greets his supporters after filing 9,000 petitions at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections on June 28 to run for his unprecedented for fourth term for mayor. (PHOTOS KENNETH D. MILLER) For months a crowded field of Cleveland mayoral candidates had the platform all to themselves, but that all changed last week when incumbent Mayor Frank G. Jackson filed his petitions for and unprecedented fourth term. Although it had long since been rumored that Jackson would seek to retain office, he did not complete the official paperwork at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections until close to the deadline on June 28. It all began with a spirited rally on 93rd and Kinsman o

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