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Call and Post (Newspaper) - May 6, 2015, Cleveland, OhioA to we a Quot Facebook May 2015 May 12,2915 i .99 t8 Quot Al o a u. La Call amp p 11800 Shaker blvd. Cleveland of 44120 All Ohio edition copyright 2015, Dob Kin civil unrest Cleveland could be next . By Kevin a a chill heard general manager a should Cleveland Burn Down like Baltimore a last thursday when Cleveland mayor Frank Jackson a Community relations Board director Blaine Griffin dropped his ill fated tweet on the Community relations boards twitter account a Bcleveland about Cleveland burning like Baltimore it was reported that he received a a Strong verbal reportedly the intent of the tweet was to stir dialogue from the Community As to its feelings on the precipice of a verdict in the manslaughter trial of officer Michael Brelo. After a bombardment of Media coverage of a burning Baltimore of anger hate and mistrust of a political and police system where Black lives seemingly a a done to matter Griffin a concern for Cleveland a civil and societal temperature could be More than valid. In Stark alignment with other Black communities that have seen recent volatility in american streets Cleveland As a Black Community has waded through an extra helping of heart wrenching deaths at the hands of the Cleveland police department. In addition the past . Attorney general Eric Holder and the department of Justice weighed in on Cleveland a situation As a systemic brutality and several ministers Community activists groups and a Host of malcontents in the City have All but guaranteed that they see civil/2a charges bring focus Back on Gray a death african american Garden groundbreaking on May 11 Marilyn j. Mosby medical cannabis one giant step to legalization in Ohio by Ike my Balogu contributing writer Columbus in the ongoing debate Over the legalization of medical marijuana states often like to lean on National organizations for help. And before these National cabals agree to bring their massive resources to help a lot of times they first like to see some momentum in favor of Progress in the states seeking their assistance. That is before groups such As National organization for the Reform of marijuana Laws Normal agree to help states fighting for legalization they first want to see some solid harbingers that their efforts will Bear Sweet fruit. Currently any form of marijuana use is illegal in Ohio. But Are there hopeful signs for that to change at one time the situation was utterly hopeless in Ohio but now things Are changing momentum is growing and Normal can now come with their National swagger to help win the fight. A 2014 Quin Lipiac University poll showed that 87 percent of ohioans support medical marijuana for adults if prescribed by physicians. Only 11 percent of respondents opposed it. Prominent among those Are opposing marijuana use in Ohio for any reason Are Ohio governor John Kasich Ohio attorney general Mike Dewine and Ohio Secretary of state Jon Husted. In Short there has been a paucity of support for the legalization of marijuana use in Ohio for years. Ohio lawmakers Are just not for it. And while opposition to medical cannabis is louder among republicans it is also a pittance among democrats Arentt carrying placards in support of it either. Still while Lack of support for medical marijuana has significantly slowed Down Progress in see medical/5c by James w. Wade Iii staff reporter after 38 years the african american Garden will have their official groundbreaking on monday May 11, at 1 . For years you have seen other ethnic groups work in their Beautiful gardens in the cultural Garden area now where just the red Black and Green Flag As flown it will be something that looks great. African american leaders have been talking about building the Garden As a tribute to the largest minority group in Cleveland since the late Booker t. Tall a Cuya hoga Community College Black studies teacher dedicated the four acre spot in 1977. It was then that you heard these words. A we have accomplished two objectives today. We now have a place to Honor some of our key leaders. Also we Are now participating members in the world Community a said tall. Tall and other Black leaders including councilman Charlie Carr and Call amp Post publisher . Walker had been working for 30 years just to get the plot dedicated. When you look Back at these men All had something to do with it you have to give credit to then Council president George Forbes and former mayor Mike White. But it has really got some steam since current mayor Frank Jackson put together a team to make it happen. When the african american cultural Garden was dedicated in 1977, there were plans to Honor six prominent african americans Richard Allen founder and first Bishop of the african methodist episcopal Church Garrett Morgan sr., inventor of the safety helmet Gas mask and a traffic Light with a caution signal and founder of the Call newspaper Jesse Owens won four Gold medals in the 1936 olympic games in Berlin and was awarded the medal of Freedom in 1976 John p. Green an elected official in Ohio introduced the Bill in 1890 that made labor Day a Holiday in Ohio Jane Edna Hunter established the Phillis Wheatley association to assist unmarried african american women and girls had newly migrated to the North and Langston Hughes a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance spent part of his youth in Cleveland. His poetry and prose offered evocative portrayals of african american life in America. Natoya Walker minor chief of Public affairs for the City of Cleveland is a member of the gardens task Force in charge of safeguarding Whites $250,000 gift made possible with some of the City a proceeds of a Railroad merger. The costs so far for the design were paid from $250,000 set aside by former mayor Michael White. The Money was donated by Cox and Norfolk Southern railroads which in the 1990s, had purchased and divided Conrail creating More train traffic automobile jams and noise in the City. As part of a negotiated agreement the railroads paid for sound barriers and various Public projects including seed Money for 1 1&Quot w wed thurs Fri sat 78/57 85/59 83/62 82/62 Sun 73/56 the african american Garden. Walker minor along with Darnel Brown and the rest of the task Force has had various appeals to the City. The Call amp Post has been covering these events Over the years and former editor Connie Harper maintain a great passion for seeing the Garden happen. This is the year that Garden organizers must shake off the ineptness and inaction of the past and begin vigorous fundraising so that the Garden which will include a Black Granite map of the slave Trade a cascading Hillside Stream and a Fountain designed by architect w. Daniel Bickerstaff can Blossom at last. Other ethnic gardens in the area were built from Strong sponsors so Many Are Happy that this task Force has been Able to make this first step towards having an african american Garden that the Black Community can be proud of. By Ike my Balogu contributing writer Columbus the tragic and mysterious death of a Young Black Man Freddie Gray in Baltimore at the hands of six police officers has sparked More than just a wave of violence inferno and looting that clearly have not been pretty. The incident Bias also stoked a Medley of reactions from folks including president Barack Obama pilloried the swarm of looters rebuking them As a thieves a saying they were neither protesting nor making a statement. There was even a worked up Morgan Freeman came out swinging unleashing a furious tirade that included a of a a the but Why go after the Media Well Freeman decried the Media for always showing up in a hurry Only when there is fire but would tactically maintain a taciturn posture and not report the triggers largely see Gray/5c armed militia and police in riot gear occupy the streets of Baltimore. Can Cleveland be next see pages 1 and 2b for additional photos from our visit to Baltimore. Staff photo by Kevin a a chill heard Ypsilanti i 48197-9791

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