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Call and Post (Newspaper) - May 13, 2015, Cleveland, OhioCountdown to Yvonne Pointer is Jazzy in Africa established i9i& May 13, 2015 May 19, 2015 11800 Shaker blvd. Cleveland of 44120 Call see cp2 inside Ohio a Black news Leader Bishop . I l a # Laid to r i 1 a six see Pace 2b vol. 99 no a. All Ohio edition copy rights 2015, Don King hold a a concerned men hold Community meeting prepare Cleveland to not be another Baltim pm it o so cd <7� cd h d of <6 it a Many fraternities and other menus groups were on hand for the concerned menus meeting at Olivet institutional Baptist Church photo by James w. Wade Iii. See More pictures on Page 7a. Cleveland awaits verdict will Brelo go to the pen or the pad by Michael l. Nelson Esq. Contributing writer in what is among one of he darkest periods in Cleveland a history the Cleveland Community in general and the Black Community in particular is eagerly awaiting judge John of Donnell a verdict in the month Long Bench trial of Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo. Brelo was on trial for two counts of manslaughter for his role in the deaths of Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell two unarmed african americans. This Case has come to be nationally known As the �?o137 shots Case. That number is associated with the number of rounds fired at the couple by no fewer than 13 Cleveland police officers. The officers chased the couple into a school parking lot in East Cleveland after they mistook the cards engine Back firing for gunshots. Not since those Days in the deep South when All White juries would routinely Issue not guilty verdicts in favor of Kun flux klansmen and police officers accused of Lynching or otherwise abusing Blacks regardless of the evidence has a Community been More convinced that Brelo would walk. In fact the City of Cleveland and the United states department of Justice have shown such a groundbreaking for Long awaited african american cultural Garden by James w. Wade m staff reporter on monday May 11, 2015, the reality of or. Booker tall former Call amp Post publisher w. O. Walker and others came True. As hundreds watched a historic moment for Cleveland a Black Community took place when a project 40 years in the making finally broke ground. Before everything started music was provided by councilman Kevin Garden association Carl Ewing served As the master of ceremonies while Bishop Tony minor ushered in the presence of god with a prayer that made everyone stand to their feet and yell a thank you lord a Bishop minor included in his prayer that everyone remember every maid doctor every Cook and lawyer every Gardener and every Watkins Man every writer like Charles Chestnutt every poet like Langston Hughes every athlete like Jesse Owens Stokes and Stephanie Tubbs Jones. Bishop minor ended by telling everyone to hold fast to our dreams for if dreams die life is like a broken winged Bird that cannot Fly. Marla Hodges Traywick Sang the Black National Anthem. Co chairs Darnell Brown and Natoya Walker minor welcomed everyone and thanked so Many who helped make this a reality. They acknowledged the family of tall who travelled in to be a part of the find the 38-year-old Odyssey More like a protracted relay race. The first leg of the race was run by or. Tall William o. Walker former members of Cleveland City Council Charlie Carr and George Forbes. The second leg of the race was run by former mayor Michael r. White and Cordell Edge or. Eugene Jordan and members of the african american cultural Garden association. The third leg of the race was run by mayor Frank g Jackson Bracy Lewis Andrew Jackson and various other members of the mayors task Force. Finally the last leg of the race has been undertaken by Carl Ewing and the new members of the Aalga. But in order to make it to the finish line it will need that second wind of Energy from the african american Community and other Community stake holders. If we have the Faith god certainly has the Daniel Bickerstaff of ubiquitous designs did an outstanding Job with his see Garden/5c l nighttime design rendering of the african american Garden Structure from w. Laniel Bickerstaff ii founder and principal architect of ubiquitous design Ltd. See ceremony photos on Page 1b. Conwell and his footprints band. To initiate the ceremony african drummers and dancers came up and gave a remarkable display of african heritage. Board chair for the african american cultural every inventor like Louis Lattimore every Freedom fighter like John Holly every publisher like w. O. Walker every judge like Jean Murrell Capers every caregiver like Eliza Bryant and every elected official like Carl and Louis ceremony. A for or. Booker t. Tall the establishment of the african american cultural Garden was a labor of love More than anything else a said committee member Robert Bob Render. A however i by James w. Wade Iii staff reporter for weeks now Many clergy members have held press conferences and meetings to prepare for the worst should officer Michael Brelo be acquitted. Bielo is the Lone officer being charged with shooting Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell in the famed 137 shots Case that resulted in the victims deaths in 2012. Now Many others have joined the ranks from fraternity members to politicians in the Effort to keep Cleveland from becoming ground Zero. Great minds like former Council president George Forbes and the Rev. Jawanza Colvin have been talking to individuals to figure out How to Rule out Cleveland from being the next Baltimore. Last week one Hundred Community leaders activists clergy volunteers and and Many peaceful protests have taken place and police chief Calvin Williams said those Are acceptable. A i done to want to Call in the tanks and riot gear Here in Cleveland a said Williams. The explanation was Given to the men about what a riot really is. Pictures of riots which typically involve vandalism and the destruction of property both Public and private is something Cleveland Community relations director Blaine Griffin said they do not want to see. A the problem is Young people Are looking for an Opportunity to go out and cause friction a said Leon Stevenson founder of fathers Active in the Hood a Faith based organization. Forbes gave remarks about seeing the Hough riot in 1966 and How much it destroyed the City. A at the request of mayor Ralph Locher the Lack of Confidence in the prosecution that they have enlisted and or met with every kind social religious and or Community based group in the area. Their request is for those groups to meet with Young people and ask them to remain Calm in anticipation of a not guilty verdict. What makes the Brelo Case so bizarre is that All witnesses concur that Brelo jumped on the Hood of the victims car and see Brelo/5c attorney George Forbes and Rev. Or. Otis Moss or. Took time before the menus planning meeting to talk civil unrest in Cleveland during the turbulent �?T60s. Photo by James w. Wade Iii other concerned citizens gathered to discuss a strategy planning meeting at Olivet institutional Baptist Church. This group of concerned persons along with other organizations in Cleveland brought together both the Young and old to make sure everyone gets the message. Rev. Colvin shared pictures from Baltimore and a presentation that talked about non violent actions that people can take that include sit ins and strikes. One example of non violence Rev. Colvin talked about was what the Rev. Or. Martin Luther King or. Did with the civil rights movement. He stressed to All the men there about civil disobedience which is the refusal to obey certain Laws demands or commands of a government. A we done to want our City to go up in flames a said Cleveland councilman Kevin Conwell. A a we re going to fight against that and keep the Cleveland has been the focus of a few recent incidents including the shooting of Young Tamir Rice National guard moved into Hough to restore order and the mayor closed All bars and taverns a Forbes said. Be glad that you see your police chief. I was president of Council and never got to see or talk to one when i was in Rev. Colvin talked about How other cities having historic riots including Atlanta in 1906, Tulsa in 1921, the Watts rebellion in 1965, Cleveland a Hough neighbourhood in 1966, the la riots in 1992, Ferguson in 2014 and now Baltimore in 2015. The Rev. Or. Otis Moss or. Talked about How the Hough riots lasted six nights and ended up with four deaths 30 critically wounded with 275 arrests and 240 fires. He talked about How walking with or. King they worked smart and never wanted to vandalize anyone a property. A we do not want to have so Many arrests in Cleveland a said chief Williams referencing the 11,000 arrests 2,000 injuries and More than $1 see men/5c 9ff wed thurs for sat Sun j l 55/37 j 66/57 72/69 75/66 79/68 j

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