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Free Screening of "The Contradictions of Fair Hope"- Discussion with S. Epatha Merkerson and Rockell Metcalf

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The Contradictions of Fair Hope highlights a long-forgotten and fascinating aspect of American history when newly freed slaves responded to the shock of Emancipation by forming “self-help” organizations called benevolent societies to help ease the transition from slavery to freedom.

Saturday, September 8, 2012 • 2:00 p.m.
Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium
East Sixth St. and Superior Ave.

Location

325 Superior Ave
Cleveland , OH 44114
United States
Phone: 216-623-2921
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CLE+ Condemnation=Demos for Developers

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 07/04/2012 - 06:21.

At a dinner conversation the other day, I was told by a person who works with area businesses that the City of Cleveland can condemn a property --regardless of the building condition-- if the water bill is in arrears--true?

I would not be surprised:
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/05/nyregion/arena-developer-rethinking-condemnation-of-houses.html

CMSD--the sad truth (and no one is paying attention)

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 05/07/2012 - 08:52.

I wish I wrote this comment to the PD's soft peddle "in support of teachers" (gee gosh, GCP just figured out they NEED the teachers to push support for a levy...):
 

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Within this article there are two messages. The first, of course, is another call by the Plain Dealer to pass a school levy.

Poetry WILL change the world !!!

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 04/10/2012 - 08:57.

I am a TREE!!!

Listen to ME!

Obama--you want my vote?

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 04/03/2012 - 07:43.

 

How about cleaning house here in NEO?

 

Chardon media event and “all those questions”

Submitted by Lee Batdorff on Sat, 03/03/2012 - 18:54.

The tragic shootings at Chardon High School on Monday Febuary 27th instantly became a media event. Sometimes media events have a way of showing up media as less than thorough.

Will vote YES for Issue 1 on March 6th?

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 02/06/2012 - 21:18.

My gut reaction to any mailer from Council President Martin Sweeney is to trash it (and burn at high temperature to fuel CPP!)

Not one more dime...

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 01/31/2012 - 21:36.

Cleveland City Council folks are being evasive--they know that the shady contractor Peter Tien has asked the Mayor and Council's approval for some up front money.  Fortunately, Ohio Citizen Action (and to his credit, Councilman Brian Cummins) are on top of the shell game:

 

Writing off debt

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 01/15/2012 - 16:42.

How is it that the NEORSD or any public entity can "write off" bad debt? 

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2012/01/regional_sewer_district_writes.html

Saints and Sinners -Tony Viola and the PD

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 12/23/2011 - 06:43.

Mortgage Fraud--two of the largest players were indicted yesterday and the story was relegated to a back page and players get a slap on the wrist:

"The magnitude of this crime is hard to fathom," Mason said. "A total of 453 homes, 358 of which fell into disclosure, were part of a master scheme to bilk the banking and real estate industries out of funds."

Logan's Run

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 12/15/2011 - 23:33.

Growing up, of movies that stuck in my conscience, besides Planet of the Apes and Omega Man, Logan's Run stood out.  Lately, I am revisiting the message of that sci-fi movie as I see worthy and intelligent "senior" members of our community...discarded by the workforce. 

Why do we insist on decommissioning the most experienced and valuable members of our society? 

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U.S. Chamber lies about Brown's record

Submitted by Lee Batdorff on Fri, 12/09/2011 - 21:57.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has used lies to attack the record of Sherrod Brown according to a recent edition of the Plain Dealer's Politifacts.

Sherrod must be good at what he does by the way he draws vicious attacks centered around lies from the right. These are especially from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown's nemesis de jour, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, current Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel.

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STOP the Maniacs--Think PEACE

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 12/08/2011 - 19:43.

Dickensian Cleveland

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 12/04/2011 - 11:12.

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Winterfest

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 11/25/2011 - 22:13.
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Tomorrow promises to be another unseasonably warm and sunny day--take the chance to enjoy downtown and all the great offerings for all ages.

Please report back here with photos.  Some of us have to work !

For list of all events:

Mike Polk for President !

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 11/13/2011 - 15:49.

 

STOP HB 319!

 

Youth Poetry SLAM! Hosted by America SCORES Cleveland

Submitted by kblackley on Fri, 11/11/2011 - 11:49.
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Enjoy as Cleveland youth speak from their heart on topics ranging from their first soccer game to the NBA lockout.

Ever wonder what poetry and soccer have in common? Find out on Friday, November 18th at America SCORES Cleveland’s 2011 Poetry SLAM, Where Words SCORE.

Location

Waetjen Auditorium, Cleveland State University
Music and Communications Building, 2001 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
United States

WEWS Dirty Dozen Story

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 09:13.

Kudos to Sarah Buduson of WEWS last night for her investigative report on outrageous delinquent taxes owed in Cuyahoga County:

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Owner of new Tremont beauty shop gives Oldroser a gorgeous rose

Submitted by Oldroser on Mon, 10/24/2011 - 03:10.

A new beauty shop has opened in Tremont, at W. 10th & Literary. I was walking my dogs along the Literary side of its building where there is a large yard with three gorgeous red rose bushes bearing buds. I was trying to decide which was the most beautiful when the owner, Kelly, came out and asked if I would like a rose.

Well, yes! And so Oldroser, who has given away over forty rose bouquets this year, was herself given a fantastically beautiful rose.

 

On turntablism and turning the table.

Submitted by ClevelandCreatives on Fri, 10/21/2011 - 23:08.

On turntablism and turning the table. 

Dan Moulthrop

Masks need to come off

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 10/20/2011 - 10:08.

 

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We all wear masks in our daily life.  The recent dust-up about the Guy Falkes masks are illustrative of a problem in NEO that needs dialogue. 

Remembering 9/11

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 13:44.

Our world has changed so dramatically in ten short years.  I am reproducing this letter I received here.  I hope the author does not mind:

American Friends vr corporate personhood

Submitted by Lee Batdorff on Fri, 08/12/2011 - 01:28.

The American Friends Service Committee, which has a distinquished history of becoming involved in issues in a constructive way well before most of the populace wakes up, has embarked on confronting "Corporate Personhood."

Save our Community Garden -- Garden vs Parking Lot

Submitted by huntress58 on Fri, 08/05/2011 - 10:57.