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Opinion: Cleveland Legislatures Should Propose a Commission for Women and Girls
Women Black and White City of Cleveland DesignThe Brown Report Newspaper (Photo) Disclaimer: This article is opinion-based by Brown on Cleveland. Cleveland, OH city council recently proposed a piece of legislation to create a commission for black women and girls. This is an OP-ED suggesting that legislatures consider leaving race out of the equation and focus on all women's and girls' issues. This article does not express the opinions of NewsBreak or its affiliates.
From American Gangster to Cuyahoga, Baltimore's Shontel Greene Accepts Award in Bedford Due to Community Excellence
Bedford, OH. - The Women Outreach Ministry recently held its annual celebratory event, The Exceptional Woman of Excellence Awards. The power-packed event was held at the Ellenwood Center in Bedford, OH. The organization not only recognized women from Cuyahoga County, OH; they also honored Shontel Greene of Baltimore, Maryland.
National and Local Women to be Honored at the Annual Women Outreach Ministries Award Celebration
Women Outreach Ministries Founder Dana D AndersonCourtesy of Dana D Anderson. Cuyahoga County, OH. - National and Local Women will be honored by the Women Outreach Ministries. During their annual award celebratory, the organization recognizes women who have excelled in their careers, aided the community, and empowered others to do the same. Dana D. Anderson, Founder, and Executive Director, tell us that we have to lift each other up to thrive and survive. "There are so many women doing great things, from being a stay-at-home mom to running a major corporation and being involved in the community. Women evolve, and sisters should elevate sisters. No matter how big or small, I believe women should be acknowledged and recognized for their daily contributions to society," stated Anderson.
Former Mayor Eric J. Brewer Will Challenge Congresswoman Shontel Brown; Both Talk Forum, Issues, and Competitive Edge
Candidates Eric J Brewer and Shontel BrownCourtesy of Eric J. Brewer and Shontel Brown. Cuyahoga County, OH. - Former Mayor of East Cleveland, Eric J. Brewer, is set to challenge Congresswoman Shontel Brown for the 11th Congressional seat. With less than six months to campaign, both candidates are strategizing on how to win the election. Concerned Citizens are asking, "will there be public forums?" Brewer says, "this campaign is about issues affecting our district. I am open to having public discussions with Brown. Forums let voters gauge the intellects and preparedness of candidates in real-time. They allow voters to interact with candidates, intellectually, with their questions." Brown's camp sent a message stating that Brown wouldn't be opposed to a community-wide forum. It's a matter of schedule aligning and timing. "Forums are a great platform and opportunity to exchange ideas," says Congresswoman Brown.
Dorchester Village in Richmond Heights is an Issue: City Officials Welcome Residents to Attend Council Meeting
Dorchester Village MarqueeCourtesy of The Brown Report Newspaper (Photo) Richmond Heights, OH - Richmond Heights is a suburb in Cuyahoga County. According to data-USA, the city has approximately 10,292 residents. The town used to be the home of the Richmond Mall shopping center. Due to economic strife, the mall is nonexistent. Other amenities within Richmond Heights include the Greenwood Farm, Cuyahoga County Airport, Richmond Place Assisted Living Facility, and the under-construction New Belle Oaks Shopping Center and Luxury Apartment Complex.
Garfield Heights Mayor Matthew Burke Caught in School Lockdown as the Police Dealt with School's Crisis
Mayor Matt Burke Garfield HeightsCourtesy of Jennifer Burke. Garfield Heights, OH. - Garfield Heights Mayor Matthew Burke recently experienced lockdown procedures at the Garfield Heights High School. On Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at approximately noon, Mayor Burke attended a focus meeting with students. The Mayor was the guest to participate in a dialogue with a consultant Bill Wagner, Co-Director of First Ring Schools Collaborative, discussing what the students expected from a school superintendent. Garfield Heights School Board recently hired an executive search firm to aid the board with finding a new superintendent. The current Superintendent, Chris Hanke, resigned. This year with Garfield Schools will be final.
City of Cleveland Secondary Street Name Sign Requirements Revisited by Curious Citizens
Secondary Street Sign Located in Cleveland, OHThe Brown Report Newspaper (Photo) Cleveland, OH. - The City of Cleveland neighborhoods are filled with secondary streets named signs. The signs are placed as an act of reverence to individuals and groups who have significantly impacted the city. Councilmembers from each Cleveland Ward can recognize two entities for a one-block secondary street named sign every four years during their elected term.
Opinion: Women's History Month: Relax - So Many Women, So Little Time
Women's History Month GraphicThe Brown Report Newspaper (Photo) Cuyahoga County, OH. - Cuyahoga County has many women doing great things. They break barriers as elected officials. They are professional career women dealing with corporate boardroom obstacles. They are married women empowering their husbands. They are single mothers raising their children with one income and beating the odds. They are women who are strong enough to hold on to their dreams when life gets a little too rough. In Cuyahoga County, we celebrate Women's History Month to acknowledge the talents and skillsets of so many women who make a difference.
Panhandling at Exit Ramps Cause Safety Concerns
Exit Sign GraphicThe Brown Report Newspaper (Photo) Cleveland, OH. - Warm weather and sunny skies in Cleveland catalyzes motorists to hit the roads and people to travel by foot. Simultaneously, while people enjoy their drive and daily walk, they are bothered by people begging for money and jumping in front of cars asking for assistance. The individuals appear to be either homeless or panhandlers. Residents report that this behavior is intimidating to some motorists and walkers. Chelle Renee, a frequent motorist who travels the Lee/McCracken freeway exit, asked, "The homeless at the freeway exit on Lee Rd and McCracken, are they homeless or part of a scam?"
Celebrating Women's History Month with Valerie Walker-Isom and Teens With Purpose
Valerie Walker-Isom CEO Teens with a PurposeCourtesy of Valerie Walker-Isom. Cuyahoga County, OH. - The month of March, many people celebrate Women's History. Women are contributors. Due to such, this is the time of the year women are recognized and honored. On this tenth day of March 2022, we acknowledge the work of Valerie Walker-Isom of Cuyahoga County.
Women's History Month: Fashions by Fowler Uplifts Local Community for 34 Years
Renay and Tracy Fowler of Fashions by FowlerCourtesy of Fashions by Fowler. Cuyahoga County, OH. - Historically speaking, many women have become involved in the fashion industry. Fashion is often considered an expression of one's true personality, character, and creativity. People make tough decisions about what to wear and where to shop every day. Parties, work, church, recreational dinner dances, and other activities will determine fashionable ideas about what to wear and how to wear it.
Former East Cleveland Mayor Eric Brewer Campaigns for the 11th Congressional District
11th Congressional District Candidate Eric J. BrewerCourtesy of Eric J. Brewer. Cleveland, OH. - With the race underway, former East Cleveland Mayor Eric J. Brewer decided to throw his hat in the race for the 11th Congressional District. Brewer served as East Cleveland's Mayor for four years. "I am the only candidate who has managed a city. I am the only candidate in this race who has read and understands the White House legal opinions. Candidates need to read and learn federal court cases. Electors need to make sure that the next Congressperson is responsible to the people of the 11th congressional district, not a political party." stated Brewer.
Women's History Month: Business Owner, Dr. Lisa McGuthry Breaking Barriers While Taking Care of Our Community
Dr. Lisa McGuthry Business Owner Our Favorite Things BoutiqueCourtesy of The Brown Report Newspaper (Photo) Cleveland, OH. - March is Women's History Month. "Officially created by Congress in 1987, Women's History Month is the time of the years when we recognize the contributions of women. During March, collectively, we are reminded of the many sacrifices women made to help the United States of America become a more inclusive place to live.
Cleveland City Council Questions Mayor Bibb Again; This Time It's About the Proposed Budget
Mayor-Elect Justin BibbThe Brown Report Newspaper (Photo) Cleveland, OH. - Mayor Justin Bibb is the City of Cleveland's 58th Mayor. Bibb proceeded Mayor Frank G. Jackson, who served as Cleveland's longer Mayor for 16 years. Thirty-four-year-old Bibb earned his bachelor's degree from American University and his JD, MBA from Case Western Reserve. Upon taking office, Bibb had no political experience. During the 2021 Mayoral campaign, he claimed to have been the youngest serving cabinet member under Cuyahoga County's first Chief Executive, Edward FitzGerald. This statement warranted many questions. Fitzgerald confirmed that Bibb's information was not valid. TV 3 News reported that he was not a member of the cabinet. FitzGerald stated, "He was not in the cabinet at all. He was a kid just out of college." Bibb also touted that he had worked with many Mayors across the country.
Styles of Imagination Welcomes Top Model Reality Star Eva Marcille to Cleveland for the All-Star Weekend Festivities
Eva Marcille and Diane LinstonCourtesy of Diane Linston, Eva Marcille and Styles of Imagination. Cleveland, OH. - As the NBA Celebrity All-Star Weekend in Cleveland is underway, celebrities from across the country will visit the City of Cleveland. It's the All-Star weekend, and basketball fans are excited. This weekend will promote many activities; fashion culture, music, and technology. Stores are gearing up, restaurants are preparing, and the police will serve and protect.
Wrongfully Imprisoned Man Served 15 Years in Prison; Still Not Free
Kenny PhillipsCourtesy of The Brown Report Newspaper (Photo) Cleveland, OH. - On May 5, 2006, 17-year-old Kenny Phillips walked out of his mom's house with several friends to celebrate his birthday and returned 15 years later on May 3, 2021. Two weeks earlier, Phillips's grandmother had passed. He was in mourning. According to family members, after the death of his loved one, he had become depressed and a homebody. "I could never imagine having my child walk out of my home and not seeing them for 15 years. I would be devastated. As Kenny's wife, I am still hurt about what he has gone through; his family, his mom, and our family", stated Maelynn Phillips.
Oversize Trash Takes Over E. 136th Street in Cleveland Ward 2, Residents Plea for Clean Up.
E. 136th Street Ward 2The Brown Report Newspaper (Photo) Cleveland, OH. - The City of Cleveland has dealt with dumping throughout eastside Wards. Mostly, the dumping is visible during warm weather. Dumpsters placed the trash and abandoned cars on residential streets and alleys.
Warrensville Heights Eddie L Chambers Left Legacy; Get Up and Do What is Right
Warrensville Heights, Ohio. - Every community has an "old-head" and a pillar that people refer to as the "go-to" person. This person typically sits in the background and watches as they give orders. They are actively involved in all aspects of the community; church, politics, and schools. Community members highly respect them, and most elected officials fear them. Some outsiders see them as the overseer of the village.
Shirley Merritt was Appointed to Civil Service Commissioner by Mayor Annette Blackwell, Maple Heights
Shirley Merritt Maple Heights, OH. Civil Service CommissionerThe Brown Report Newspaper (Photo) Maple Heights, OH. - Friday, February 11, 2022, the city of Maple Heights Mayor Annette M. Blackwell welcomed Shirley Merritt to the Civil Service Commission. "It's an honor to be appointed by the Mayor. I am looking forward to working with this administration," said Merritt.
The Race for Cuyahoga County Settles; Three are Confirmed for the Ballot
Cuyahoga County Executive Candidate Lee WeingartCourtesy of Lee Weingart. Cuyahoga County, OH. - The race for the Cuyahoga County seat is underway. Three candidates are remaining. Initially, there were six, but three of the six retreated before the start of the race - Mayor Annette Blackwell, Mayor Brad Sellers, and Former Ohio Senator Shirley Smith.