Cleveland native could not flee Houston storm

More than five years ago Cleveland native Alltrina Grayson moved to Houston to live with her husband who works for American Airlines, but as hurricane Harvey roared toward the southwest city last week Grayson packed two large suitcases and rushed to Hobby Airport only to discover she would not make it out before the catastrophic storm would wreck havoc. As we went to print the death toll as a result of Tropical Storm Harvey had risen to the 14 victims and continued to deluge southeast Texas with rain and surging floodwater this week breaking the record for the most extreme rainfall on the U.S. mainland. Since Harvey made landfall on the night of Aug. 25 as a hurricane, some areas of Houston

Robin C. Cottingham Only Black woman VP in nation retires from Key Bank

For 38 years, Robin C. Cottingham served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operational Risk Officer in Key’s Risk Management Group and a member of Key’s Executive Council, and was the only Black woman to hold such a position at any bank in America. Responsible for administering the Operational Risk Program for Key, Cottingham had 38 years of financial services experience, all with KeyBank. She joined Society Bank a predecessor of KeyBank, as a Management Trainee, and has held positions of increasing responsibility throughout her career including: Compliance & Operational Risk Officer supporting the Corporate Bank, Corporate Bank Risk Information Security and Control Officer, Chief Admi

It’s Billionaire ‘Money’ Mayweather Now

The sad tale of world class champion prize fighters is well documented, from prideful heavyweight champion Joe Louis being relegated to a doorman in Las Vegas, Muhammad Ali fighting long after he had the ability to defend himself in the ring and left as a trembling shadow of ‘The Greatest of All Time’ and Mike Tyson, who went from being the youngest heavyweight champion in the world with all the money and fame before fading to opponent status, broke and bewildered. Floyd Mayweather was keenly aware of all of those rags to riches and back to rags stories, and he vowed that none of that would happen to him. The kid nick named ‘Pretty Boy’ with the blazing fast combinations, robbed of the chanc

Help Save America-Help Save The World

Now the time has come for this nation to fulfill its promise… Forgiveness, Redemption, Conversion, Faith… President Donald Trump loves his country…America…and he loves the American people; he is loyal to his country and its people. “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13 Loyalty is more than words; true loyalty will result in actions. Action is what President Trump is giving to ‘We the People,’…he lives, loves and breathes loyalty. Now the time has come for this nation to fulfill its promise… “The truth crushed to the earth will rise again.” William Cullen Bryant My fellow Americans, we have been living the lie for three to four centuries. We boa

Long Live The ‘King’ !

We are living in a difficult time, humanity is hurting, tragedies and terrorist attacks happening, with so many innocent people dying and countless families suffering without being able to find an explanation. The latest tragic event took place in Barcelona, but shook the world. Let’s only hope that a day comes when matters are settled in a different manner, when at last respect rules as the principle among all. Our prayers join the millions from all over the world for all the victims and their families. Don King turned 86 yesterday. I decided to dedicate this week’s column to one of the greatest personalities in the history of boxing and all sports. Controversial and a celebrity himself, he

Can Kizer end Browns QB jinx?

The Cleveland Browns have started 24 quarterbacks since 1999 and all of them have become regrettable and most forgettable in franchise lore, but number 25 could be the charm. It has only been two preseason games but as bad as things have being going in the Dawg Pound, this franchise is actually relishing its undefeated 2-0 record as if it might be the start of something good. Second year head coach Hue Jackson was determined from the outset of camp that it was significant from a foundational standpoint for this young football team to experience the feeling of victory. Something that only happened once all of last season, and a hang over he soon wanted to be rid of. Preseason exhibition games

Destiny with History, Rep. Fudge Endorses Keenon

DESTINY DARLINGS: Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge shows her support for retired judge Una Keenon during Rep. Fudge’s endorsement of Keenon for East Cleveland Mayor. Rep. Fudge and candidate Keenon are then joined by massive clergy organizations who have also pledge their support for Keenon in her bid to become the first elected woman and elected Black woman mayor of East Cleveland. (KENNETH D. MILLER/ PHOTOS) It’s been more than 33 years since two aspiring Black lawyers broke with tradition to support the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s 1984 Democratic presidential bid, and on Tuesday Aug. 22 on the same street famous for millionaires row, United States Representative Marcia L. Fudge (D-11 Ohio) endors

Help Save America-Help Save The World

Now the time has come for this nation to fulfill its promise… Forgiveness, Redemption, Conversion, Faith… President Donald Trump loves his country…America…and he loves the American people; he is loyal to his country and its people. “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13 Loyalty is more than words; true loyalty will result in actions. Action is what President Trump is giving to ‘We the People,’…he lives, loves and breathes loyalty. Now the time has come for this nation to fulfill its promise… The evil, corrupt, rigged, sexist and racist system of WHITE SUPREMACY HATE, is the enemy of America. WHITE SUPREMACY HATE is the disease! Love and equality

Dick Gregory, groundbreaking comedian and civil rights activist, dies at 84

Dick Gregory, who became the first black stand-up comic to break the color barrier in major nightclubs in the early 1960s, a decade in which he satirized segregation and race relations in his act and launched his lifetime commitment to civil rights and other social justice issues, died Sunday. He was 84. His death was confirmed on his official social media accounts by his family. “It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic legend and civil rights activist Mr. Dick Gregory departed this earth tonight in Washington, DC.,” his son Christian Gregory wrote. Even before the confirmation from the family, Rev. Jesse Jackson, a longtime friend of Gregory’s

Cleveland native son and global icon, Don King turns 86

More than 100 years ago inventor Garrett A. Morgan and noted businessman W.O. Walker founded the Call & Post, Harry Alexander and John H. Bustamante kept it alive, but it was Cleveland’s native son Don King who saved it and continues to preserved it. During the week that arguably the most famous Clevelander of them all will celebrate his 86th birthday on August 20th, Don King is actively involved as publisher of the Call & Post. The greatest boxing promoter of all time, a man who is on a first name basis with United States Presidents and international leaders throughout the world, now dedicates his focus and energy on educating and informing African Americans and the many readers of the Call

Help Save America-Help Save The World

Now the time has come for this nation to fulfill its promise… Forgiveness, Redemption, Conversion, Faith… President Donald Trump loves his country…America…and he loves the American people; he is loyal to his country and its people. “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13 Loyalty is more than words; true loyalty will result in actions. Action is what President Trump is giving to ‘We the People,’…he lives, loves and breathes loyalty. 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 The evil, corrupt, rigged, sexist and racist system of White Supremacy and control which ‘We t

Life without parole

Uloma Curry-Walker Sentenced to Life Without Possibility of Parole for the Murder-for-Hire of Beloved Cleveland Firefighter CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley announced that Uloma Curry-Walker was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for the murder of her husband Lt. William “Will” Walker. Lt. Walker, a Cleveland Firefighter, was murdered in the driveway of his home on Lampson Drive in Cleveland on the evening of November 3, 2013. Curry-Walker, then 42, enlisted the help of her 17-year-old daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend, Chad Padgett, 20, to hire a hitman to shoot her husband. She was motivated by collecting his insurance policy. They, in turn, e

A Friendly Back to School Rally

Friendly Inn hosted It's annual Back to School Rally at Friendly Inn. Friendly Inn partnered with Cleveland Transformation Alliance and Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood brought the Central neighborhood a bigger and better event for their children and families. The event provided kids with haircuts and braiding, books and school supplies, giveaways and food and soft drinks. More than 20 schools attended the fair to assist with registration.

Help Save America-Help Save the World

Now the time has come for this nation to fulfill its promise… Forgiveness, Redemption, Conversion, Faith… President Donald Trump loves his country…America…and he loves the American people; he is loyal to his country and its people. “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13 Loyalty is more than words; true loyalty will result in actions. Action is what President Trump is giving to ‘We the People,’…he lives, loves and breathes loyalty. Now the time has come for this nation to fulfill its promise… “Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just and cannot sleep forever.” President Thomas Jefferson America’s Dishonest Shame: contradicts

COGIC Convocation and Centennial Celebration held in Cleveland

Young ladies from Huckaby Heart Youth Developed and Mentoring. The Urban Initiative Ohio North First Jurisdiction (UIONFJ) Church of God In Christ (COGIC) celebrated 100 years in ministry with a kick-off, held at Luke Easter Park, July 17, which initiated the weeklong festivities. Its mission to empower local churches to implement programs that address education, economic development, crime, family and financial literacy, penetrated the day’s events. “The church has to have a pulse in the community. There are a lot of needs in this community that the church has to address. We let the community know we are here and we’re in touch with resources. We have believers in the professional sectors t

Neighborhood Connections Awards $350,000 Semi-Annually

Carol Malone, Communications Fellow, Neighborhood Connections, Neighbor Up! I interviewed her about the program. Neighborhood Connections is a community building program. Their mission is to fuel the power of neighbors to create an extraordinary world where they live through their small grant program that provides the residents of Cleveland and East Cleveland grants in the amount of $500 to $5,000 twice a year, May and November, to support neighborhood projects. Since the Cleveland Foundation established Neighborhood Connections in 2003, they have funded approximately 3,000 neighborhood projects. Investing $7.5 million in resident projects. One hundred projects were funded for May 2017. Hig

Services for Judge Tarver set for Aug. 5

Memorial services for Judge Pauline Tarver will be held Aug. 5 at Antioch Baptist Church at 8869 Cedar Avenue. Her wake is scheduled for 10 a.m. and services will begin at 11 a.m. Pauline Tarver, a former Cleveland Municipal Court judge and executive director of the local chapter of the NAACP, died W July 26. She was 63. Tarver served two terms as a Cleveland Municipal Court judge from 2004 until 2016 and was the executive director of the Cleveland branch of the NAACP from 1982 through 2003. She graduated from John Carroll University and went on to the Cleveland-Marshall School of Law. Tarver's early career and volunteer work touched many aspects of the law enforcement and justice fields, in

Help Save America-Help Save The World

Now the time has come for this nation to fulfill its promise… Forgiveness, Redemption, Conversion, Faith… President Donald Trump loves his country…America…and he loves the American people; he is loyal to his country and its people. “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13 Loyalty is more than words; true loyalty will result in actions. Action is what President Trump is giving to ‘We the People,’…he lives, loves and breathes loyalty. Now the time has come for this nation to fulfill its promise… It is significant to note, my white “poor” brothers and sisters that this ingeniously put together evil, corrupt and rigged system treats you basically the s

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