WE REMEMBER A LEGEND KOBE BEAN BRYANT

“It’s the one thing you can control. You are responsible for how people remember you—or don’t. So don’t take it lightly.” - KOBE BEAN BRYANT ~ Our hearts are saddened to hear of tragic news of one of NBA’s own retired basketball legends Kobe Bryant, who was killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday morning. News of this event has sent the entire world into complete shock and grief. Basketball enthusiasts from around the world will remember the life and legacy of Kobe Bean Bryant. Kobe was a basketball legend, family man, father, philanthropist, and businessman. Even more heartbreaking was the deaths of his 13-year old daughter, Gianna Byrant who was traveling with her father along with John

CIFF is Moving to Playhouse Square in 2021

CIFF and Playhouse Square are elated to announce that in 2021 the Festival will permanently move to Playhouse Square. This move marks a new chapter for two of the region's most beloved cultural gems. By moving to Playhouse Square, CIFF will remain in downtown Cleveland and under one phenomenal roof. Festival attendees will have the opportunity to screen films in historic and stunning venues, including the Allen Theatre, KeyBank State Theatre, Mimi Ohio Theatre, and Connor Palace. Plus, movie-goers will be steps away from dining and nightlife spots in the Playhouse Square District. "It will be thrilling for us to create a different audience experience, from intimate to grand, as we honor Pl

Browns hire Andrew Berry as new GM/executive VP

The Browns are turning to a young but familiar face to help turn around their fortunes. Former Cleveland executive Andrew Berry will return after a year with the Eagles to be its general manager and executive VP, the team announced on Tuesday. He has 53-man roster control and at 32 is the youngest GM in the NFL. "I'm honored and blessed to lead the Football Operations of the Cleveland Browns," Berry said in a statement per the Browns' official website. "I'm appreciative of the Haslam family for entrusting me to be a steward of a franchise that is so rich in tradition and history. The passion for football courses through the veins of Northeast Ohio in a manner that is unique to that of any ot

“Black Mamba” Remembered ~ Locals Reflect

Shaker Heights’ head coach and principal of Woodbury Elementary, Danny Young says, “I will miss everything that Kobe stood for. He was a champion, brother, teammate, father, husband, leader, mentor, coach, and motivator. God's word says in the Treasury of Scripture the following in 2 Corinthians 5:8 " We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord! In the midst of the awful tragedy of losing a legend like Kobe and his daughter GiGi and the other victims, we can rest assured he is in a better place with our Savior-Jesus Christ! Let's continue to lift up Kobe's wife, daughters, family and friends as well as the other victim’s family and

BREAKING NEWS

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 My fellow Americans, we have a unanimous (friend and foe alike) consensus of agree

KWANZAA celebrated at Beachwood City Schools

Kwanzaa is a Celebration of the African-American culture through December 26-January 1. Keeping with this tradition is something that administrator Carolyn Farley enjoys doing in the Beachwood School System in Beachwood, OH. Although the children are home on winter break during the start of the Kwanzaa season, that did not stop the pre-festivities at Beachwood. On December 17, Beachwood teachers Carolyn Farley and Jason Hill organized a “Harambee” Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration with the Beachwood Scholars at Beachwood Middle School. Supporting this phenomenal event and providing food were students of all backgrounds, parents, Mrs. Farley’s family, the Beachwood BOE, administrators, teachers, an

A Brief Perspective A Year in Review, 2019

As the world turns and time takes its toll, another year has passed and gone. Another year of serendipitous occurrences highlighted our calendars with an etch time cannot erase. I have witnessed events that saddened us, others that gladdened us, and yet there were many others that made us stand in awe at the wonders of God. We witnessed our loved ones pass on, men, women and children. I have had to wipe away tears and yet go on to deal with the trauma of trouble in one form or the other. Experiences have come, some that will forever mark the year of 2019, a year we will remember. I recall that Rep. Elijah Cummings passed on. Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump met for a Summit – World Po

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