All I want for Christmas

Christmas is the annual holiday commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. With excitement and great expectancy, I wait to observe December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration joining billions of people from around the world. Although the month and date of his birth are unknown, the church, in the early fourth century fixed the date as December 25 and I can find no reason to argue against celebrating Christmas on this date. As a Christian, I believe that God came into the world in the form of a man to atone for the sins of humanity. The fact that he came into the world is therefore the primary purpose and focus in celebrating Christmas. It is therefore nonsensical to argue the merits of


THERE IS NO WINNER IN A NUCLEAR EXCHANGE… THERE IS NO WINNER IN A NUCLEAR WAR!!! 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… “And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32 P

Car Chase Ends in Tragedy in East Cleveland

13-year-old Superior Elementary School student, Tamia Chappman was killed after police chased a stolen car into East Cleveland. This tragedy happened at 3:20 pm Friday, December 20, 2019 as the result of a woman robbed at gunpoint and the suspect driving off in the woman’s car while leaving Target on W. 117 Street. An off duty officer observed the robbery and followed the stolen vehicle to the vicinity of I-90 east, at which time patrol officers attempted to apprehend the suspects and the stolen vehicle. The suspects fled resulting in a chase that ended in the crash and tragedy in East Cleveland. Tamia’s family, East Clevelanders and others are mourning the death of this young girl who was

One on One with Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States

This is an interview between myself and Mr. Ja’Ron Smith the Deputy Director for the Office of American Innovation under the authority of President Donald J. Trump. Ja’Ron met with various elected officials, community leaders, stakeholders as well as a reception hosted by Michael Canty and LaVerne Gore and the local Republican Party. The opportunity for me to sit down with someone of his statue and standing as well as a former resident of the Lee-Harvard area where I came from was indeed an honor. I am certainly proud of this young man; this African-American young man standing strong at the pinnacle of even greater accomplishments. Dale Edwards: Good Morning Mr. Director Ja’Ron Smith. Ja’

Black News Channel in ‘The Red Zone’ ready for launch

Waldo McMillian from Charter Communications, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY), BNC Chairman JC Watts (Photo: Cheryl Brownlee) As the historic launch on January 6, 2020, of the Black News Channel (BNC) approaches, officials can count members of Congress among those eagerly anticipating the new platform. Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, the chair of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, joined a gathering of BNC officials, anchors, and other guests at a reception on December 3 in Washington, D.C., to toast the launch of the network. “This has been long in the making,” said BNC’s Vice President of Community

All About Your Health 9th Annual Girls Health Summit

The 9th Annual Girls Health Summit presented by All About Your Health took place on Saturday, December 7 at Cuyahoga Community College Metro Campus auditorium. Stephanie Wahome Lassiter, Clarissa Russell, Donte Gibbs, Brian Webster, Courtney Green, and Epic Lassiter along with others helped facilitate this great coming together of young girls and their families. Congresswoman Marcia Fudge serves as the Honorary Chair. To date there have been 14 successful summits lead by a planning team of over 20 active members, 100 volunteers and serving over 1,100 youth and parents each year. This year’s summit exceeded expectations, with an 8 a.m. start time and the theme this year was “Why Not you, Gi

Security Guard Shot and Killed

Violence strikes again in the city of Cleveland. On Sunday, there was a shooting incident at Epic Restaurant and Lounge and it is alleged that security guard Jayme Smith was a witness to the shooting and provided police with details of the shooter according to reports. One day later, this witness in the early hours of Monday Morning, Smith was shot near E. 59th St. and Mound Ave. A loved-one called 911 stating Smith was lying on a sidewalk and had been shot in the chest. WOIO reports a murder warrant has been issued for 24-year-old Earl Franklin Jr. Police have not provided a photo of the suspect. Franklin is wanted in connection to the shooting death of 29-year-old Jayme Smith. Investiga


Q: How will the Bill passed by the State impact the customers? A: It will reduce their bills and the average residential customer’s bill will be reduced by $2.50. They will pay a little more because of the nuclear plants but because of the clean air attributes of the nuclear plants the bill also reduced the mandate in Ohio to continuing to add wind and solar. Those are higher costs. It treated nuclear plants as a clean air source. When nuclear plants are treated as a clean air source, you do not need as much of the other sources. I am not opposed to wind or solar at all. We are in discussion presently about getting into wind and solar more directly. It is still not on par for a cust


Q: Does First Energy have to expand its efforts because of growth in Cleveland? A: Interestingly enough, despite the fact that you see growth in Cleveland, please realize that, when it comes to electricity, that the growth is not there. It has been flat. It has been flat for almost a decade. The average customer has light bulbs, coffee pots etc…When they go to the Home Depot or Lowes to buy bulbs, every light bulb which they purchase, allows them to use1/8th to 1/10th of the electricity which they formerly used. A 100-watt bulb now uses 8-watts. The use of energy efficient bulbs has decreased the use and demand for electricity; therefore, the rate has been flat for electricity usage. N

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