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The Pulse: A Buckeye-Shaker Teen on CLE Sports

Kyrie Irving is the Cleveland Cavaliers starting point guard and a potential MVP. He suffered a serious injury during a freak play when he was playing the Los Angeles Clippers. He will miss at least 2 weeks with a left bicep injury. We are currently the tenth seed with the New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks in front of us for the eight seed. But.
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Hough Native’s Rock Star Life

Last month I was invited to one of the most fantastic venues in Cleveland -- The House of Blues -- to hear a talented lady pursuing her musical career in a band named Wish You Were Here. The house was packed and the crowd set their imagination to the music of Pink Floyd as played by Wish You Were Here. Wish You Were Here’s impeccable reputation is.
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The Pulse: Buckeye-Shaker Teen on CLE Sports

The 49er’s Collin Kaepernick completed 14 passes on 24 thrown in the NFC Championship while Seattle’s Russell Wilson had a similar game completing 16 on 25 passes thrown. Let’s not forget Marshawn Lynch was yet again on beast mode with 22 carries for 109 yards and atouchdown to help uplift the Seattle Seahawks. Also Seattle’s very own Richard Sherman made a great play on the ball.
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Let’s Put Women and Children First

Women and children first? For the past few months, many people have been concerned about violent crimes against women in Cleveland and East Cleveland neighborhoods. The severity of the crimes and the media attention this spring and summer were overwhelming and scary. They highlighted the fact that many other women and children are trapped in abusive situations and need help. What can we do? The Federation.
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A New Year. A New You?

The pressure is on. A new year has been ushered in. What will be different for you this year? Will you continue on the same path, with the same thoughts and behaviors? Or will you venture out of your comfort zone and grow leaps and bounds to build a better you?   I was recently stretched beyond my personal and professional comfort zone! I felt like the.
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Resident Writes About ECPL Board Meeting

Update: Listen to Lori Ingram's update on the East Cleveland Public Library and her move to Florida. University Circle resident Lori Ingram attended a board meeting of the East Cleveland Public Library on Dec. 30. This is her editorial on how the meeting devolved into chaos as police were called to contain the protests of audience members, clergy, staff members and some board members: The meeting was.
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Calling All East Cleveland Residents: Your Input Needed

East Cleveland is on the rebound, and people are working to ensure that current residents reap the benefits of our city’s progress. Those people include Mark Chupp of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, Trevelle Harp of the Northeast Ohio Alliance for Hope (NOAH), and Wayne Mortensen of Cleveland Neighborhood Progress (CNP). Chupp first tried to link the institutions of University.
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Express Yourself: On Fear

FEAR. Dictionary.com defines it as:  A distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc. whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.  Concern or anxiety. Then, there is reverential awe, especially toward God. There is no denying that everyone is afraid of something. Whatever the reason, good or bad, right or wrong, whether we are supposed to be or not, there is.
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Express Yourself: On Kindness

I’ve learned a lot these past few weeks. And I do know this: While this scurrying back and forth every day in our quest to achieve the American dream may indeed be a necessary evil so to speak, it cannot, nor can we allow it, to take the place of our very lives. Our humanity. We must continue to live, love, laugh, be happy and enjoy our “God-given lives.” We are.
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Inspired to Lead

In May’s Neighborhood Voice, Rechelle Williams read about a soon-to-be leaderless Girl Scouts troop. The 12 girls met at the Sterling Branch Library in Central and needed a new leader. So, as if her hands weren't full enough, Williams--a government employee and the mother of a five year-old son and two young adult daughters--stepped in. When she and I recently met over coffee, I asked her.
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Faith Column: On Waiting

I recently drove to Washington, D.C., for a business trip. The drive there was perfect. I felt relaxed. The weather was good, and there was very little traffic. However, once I got into the city, everything changed. There was bumper-to-bumper traffic, people weaving from lane to lane, and the traffic stood at a standstill for 10 minutes at a time. My GPS said I was three minutes.
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Learning about Mayoral Candidate Ken Lanci

Last month, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and mayoral candidate Ken Lanci visited the Commodore Place Apartments in University Circle. Mayor Jackson talked about the economy and the great job he has done for the city in diligently making sure Cleveland did not turn upside down in the same way cities like Detroit did. And, I agree, he should be commended for that. But when Ken Lanci spoke,.
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New Theater in Garden Valley

The Garden Valley neighborhood has a great new gem in the form of an intimate theater located in Garden Valley Neighborhood House. New African Theater has already performed two pieces to great acclaim. The first piece was "Meat" written by Mary Weems about the Sowell murders, and this past week, to a sold-out crowd, August Wilson's "Jitney" was performed. The theater is the brainchild of Michael Oatman, former.
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Urban Education: The New Civil Rights Movement

The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington has allowed us to pause and reflect upon the progress made or not made by the civil rights movement throughout the years. In my opinion, it is clear that education remains the root of all positive change for the urban community. It is also clear the only way to really build up or tear down a community is.
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Perry’s Perspective: World Languages Make Global Citizens

"Je parle Français un petit peu" — I speak a little French. The French I remember from studying the language in fourth to ninth grades came in handy in August. That’s when my husband and our three teenagers spent nine days in England and France. I wanted us to take this trip because I believe the best education gives students a real shot at making their dreams come.
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