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Call and Post (Newspaper) - March 25, 2015, Cleveland, OhioCountdown to established i9i6 Senuto mythology at the Cleveland museum of Art see cp2 inside it a by Max ind is Craig inducted into military order of the purple heart see Page 2b to see Page 6c March 25, 2015 March 31, Ohio a Black news Lead Ercall amp Post mar = 11800 Shaker blvd. Cleveland of 44120 All Ohio edition copyright 2015, Don Kim City a homicides increase As funds dec by James w. Wade Iii staff reporter the weather is just starting to get warm enough to come out and the Cleveland homicide rate is steadily climbing. To Date the City has logged 19 homicides and is on track to More if the violence continues. Police in the third District detective Bureau Are currently investigating a felonious assault shooting that occurred at 2 . Sat March 21. A preliminary investigation revealed third District officers responded to a broadcast assignment at e. 49th and Hamilton for multiple shootings. At e. 49th and Hamilton officers located a 27-year-old Cleveland Man who had multiple gunshot wounds to his legs. Officers requested Ems before discovering two other shooting victims inside of a bar at 1311 e. 49th. Both suffered gunshots to their legs. The other victims were 23 and 20 years old both Cleveland residents. All three victims were conveyed to metro health medical Center by Ems. Two males were confined and the third treated and released. Officers conducted several interviews and were unable to get a description of the suspect s. There were no arrests in connection with this incident and no weapons were recovered. Fifth District police went to 1077 Parkwood in editorial Ohio marijuana Reform and the Black Community yes Ohio this Bud May be for you Ohio May Well be on its Way to becoming the fifth state to legalize marijuana. After some rewording and political wrangling the Ohio attorney general a office has signed off on the petition for the proposed marijuana legalization amendment to the Ohio Constitution. Now its Only a matter of time before we will be at the ballot Box deciding to legalize what is surely considered this nations most recreational and thus far illegal drug. But aside from a a puff puff pass the vote ideology other issues especially As it pertains to Ohio a Black Community need to be considered. Black ohioans Are More than four times Likely to be arrested for marijuana charges than White ohioans. Some of these people Are charged with felonies and some with misdemeanours but both inevitably affect employment opportunities of a Community that is already finding it hard to find jobs. It has been suggested that the $120 million dollars a year they spend trying to bust Black folks for Bud is Best used to fight the War against real a a Gateway drugs and its dealers who peddle heroine and meth. To put it Plain and simple the decriminalization of Weed should result in the altering of the disparity of race biased arrests which Black males seem to be at bad end of a a felony factory Agenda. The Acle reports that Between 2001 and 2010, the number of Blacks arrested for marijuana in Ohio increased by 118 percent More than it did for Whites even though Whites consume marijuana at the same rate. Yes Ohio instead of risking your life and arrest record trolling the Hood in search of a a dime bag a you May soon be Able to legally grow Ganja in your House next to your Aloe Plant and Chia pet. She wears Chuck tailors Tracy Jones unconventional ceo by Stephanie Anderson Phelps contributing writer Tracy Jones is an unconventional ceo. One can to help but notice upon entering the aids task Force of greater Cleveland a offices on Euclid ave. Next to the Cleveland Board of elections that clients know her personally. Her Laid Back and relaxed attire which included a classic pair of Chuck Taylor Oxford basketball shoes makes her approachable and relatable to Many. Jones explains she dresses a lot like the clients who come to her for help and that the work culture is non traditional. As the head of the aids task Force without a doubt Jones is the right woman in the right place to carry out its Mission of providing a compassionate and collaborative response to people infected and at risk of his aids. After handling a clients minor crisis Jones turned her attention to the interview at hand which took place on the second floor administrative offices with its casual yet sleek and Modem furnishings. It was there so much was Learned about this fascinatingly warm compassionate and Friendly woman who seems to live and breathe her work. When she started at the task Force 17 years ago her family just understand Why she wanted to take on what seemed to be such a monumental task. The ceo in sneakers tells the captivating Story about How afraid her family was. They thought she might actually contract the Sims due to her direct service work with infected clients. Jones laughed As she recalled being told repeatedly a girl you better stay prayed up a but a. Or i a a a Cleveland aids task Force ceo Tracy Jones photo by Eric Benson that was in the Early Days. Throughout the years Jones a family has been and remains her staunchest supporters. In fact she credits her Mother and her grandmother for much of her Success inspiration and commitment. Jones bom and raised in Cleveland began working As a pharmacy technician when she was 19 years old. She describes herself As a get it done kind of person who a makes sure the train runs on during her career she has worked As a human resource professional and at the City of Cleveland department of Public health. But it was her work As a pharmacy tech a Field she worked in for at least half her career that made her realize what she really wanted to do. A i wanted to do something about the most important civil rights Issue of my time. I did no to want to see the Issue of his and aids go by without having done something about it. We were at the height of the aids epidemic. And what really struck me As a Young person was that something needed to be done about homophobia. The stigma was incredibly omnipresent. I wanted people to understand transmission and they did no to have anything to fear from people who were survivors of today the prognosis is Good. With treatment and medication life expectancy for those living with the Sims is the same As anyone else. During time spent in conversation there was talk of viral Load infection rate transmission and other heavy stuff. Jones stressed however that a strict regimen of meds must be followed throughout an infected persons lifetime and that prevention is the focal Point. See Tracy/4c connection with a Call for a male breaking into a store at that location. While there police shot Brandon Jones As he exited the Corner store on Parkwood ave. The departments use of deadly Force team is investigating the incident. Jones was transported to metro health medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Parkwood grocery owner Essex Hayward told reporters Jones a it a a h j in o or it. And a x 5 ? shop robber y allegedly stuffed a bag with cigarettes and a stack of Canadian coins that see City/4c Basheer Jones Center right and members of the Cleveland Renaissance movement have geared up to Lead a March on the anniversary of or. King s death photo by Rhonda Crowder Clev Elanders to March for 6a brighter tomorrow by Rhonda Crowder staff reporter As outrage Over the killing of Mike Brown by Ferguson police heightened last year Cleveland activist Basheer Jones along with a group of about 30 to 40, travelled to Missouri to join in Solidarity with other protestors from across the country. Upon return the police killing of Tamir Rice began to make headlines Here in Cleveland and throughout the nation. With that Jones and the group decided to organize birthing the Cleveland Renaissance movement. A it was the timing a said Jones explaining Why they formed. He went to explain that their goal is to establish a National Agenda focusing on social Justice education and economic issues. A every place is basically the same a he added. A if we can have one voice so that when we speak we Are speaking for Oakland Atlanta Pittsburgh. That a what we according to Jones the Cleveland Renaissance movement has been Busy for the last 6 months. They meet every tuesday evening and their activities have included a meeting with the mayor of Detroit and feeding the homeless. They be grown to approximately 70 participants. Jones thinks there is no activist group that a More consistent. Most notably they be been preparing to Host �?o10,000 for a brighter tomorrow a a March that will be held on april 4 from . High school to the free stamp downtown and a rally to immediately follow. As we All know april 4th Marks the anniversary of the assassination of or. Martin Luther King or. Since the implementation of the idea to Host �?o10,000 for a brighter tomorrow a its grown from just being a March to include a Community activist conference As Well. They Are expecting activists Detroit Atlanta the Carolinas and As far away As California to attend. The National Community activist panel will Convene at Vada night club later that evening from 4 to 6 . Panellists will include or. Timothy Roberts a Blu preparatory schools Shakyra Diaz Acle judge Ronald Adrine mayor Deandre Windom of Highland Park Michigan and state rep. Stephanie Howse. Other activities Are scheduled As Well. Race for Portmann a Ohio Senate seat is heating up by Ike my Balogu contributing writer Columbus when former White House budget director Rob Portman contested against former it. Governor Democrat Lee Fisher for a United states Senate seat years ago it was a relatively easy race for him. Fisher was soundly Defeated. But in Portmann a re election showdown against former Ohio governor Ted Strickland the Ohio senator is going to have his hands full. Expect a bruising Battle and a very close race. Portman 59, will col Lide with challenger Strickland 72, in a contest sure to be exciting. But what separates these men is much More than age. In Short they fundamentally disagree on just about everything. While Portman is a solid conservative Strickland is an unabashed progressive politician. A i just think our philosophies Are quite different a said Strickland. Strickland is now in the race but it Wasny to easy for him deciding in favor of running. After mulling Over it he made up his mind to get into the race in a february 25 email to his supporters effectively c5, bringing the ordained minister Back into elective politics nearly five years after losing a gubernatorial race to governor John Kasich by a 2 percentage Cliffhanger. And Why exactly is he running because a Ohio needs two senators that Are standing up for working people a myself and sen. Sherrod Brown a said Strickland in a response to a question by a reporter. A a in a running for the United states Senate in 2016 because i am determined to restore the american dream for working people in this see race/4c up pm 1 wed thurs Fri sat 161/46 46/32 32/18 25/20 Sun 39/37 b
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