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Does Your Oral Health Affect Your Overall Health?

By Sharon Lewis Usually, when you think about your health, you think in terms of who you would call if you had a problem. For instance, if your mouth hurts, you would call a dentist. If the rest of your body hurts, you would call a medical doctor. Based on that thinking, they are separate, […]

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Fibroids: The Silent Pandemic, Part 1

By Nicole D. Miller Every day women are suffering in silence, battling various health challenges particular to women, all the while donning unsuspecting smiles. One specific female epidemic secreting its way into everyday discussions is the development of fibroids in the uterus. Fibroids are normally noncancerous tumors that vary in size and number and can […]

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Poll Location Changes and New ID Requirements

By Gregory Moore Despite a record voter turnout across Cuyahoga County in the August 8th Special Election, thousands of voters encountered a series of problems on election day related to changes in poll locations and the new photo ID requirements. According to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, over 47,000 voters were impacted by changes […]

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Mastery: Terrance Spivey

By Terri Mason It has been said that mastery is a true “gem” that all humans have in common; a natural gift that brings equality to subconscious fruition. As a little boy, Terrance Spivey made an innocent yet predestined decision to live with his great-grandmother while his other siblings stayed with their mom. This was […]

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The Book of Ruth: Life’s Changing Situations

By Pastor Larry Frazier In the Old Testament, Ruth lived a life of trials, tragedy, testing, and eventually triumph. Though she lived centuries before current-day gospel singer, Larnelle Harris, the words from one of his songs aptly apply to her situation. Speaking of God, Harris sang, “You had a reason for those trials. It seemed […]

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Above-Ground Oil Tank in Hough Residential Area?

By Staff Writer George Family Enterprises, LLC, proposes to install a 12,000-gallon above-ground gas storage tank and equipment in the Midtown Mixed Use District 2 (MMUD-2) on 71st at the corner of Chester Ave. But why at this location, and why above-ground? Gasoline storage tanks in a common gas station are normally underground, protected by […]

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Gurnese Smedley Turns 100 Years Old

By Bruce Checefsky Ms. Gurnese Smedley was born to Ed and Hattie Delonely on Aug. 16, 1923, in Sheffield, Alabama. She is a God-fearing woman who accepted Christ at an early age. Gurnese is involved in New Bethel Baptist Church and was Sunday School Secretary for three years. She met and married James Johnson and […]

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Forbes’ Under 30 Summit

Join the world’s top young leaders, founders, and creators for a life-changing four days of connecting, learning, teaching, and building. The 2023 Forbes Under 30 Summit is more of an immersive experience than a static conference: a private concert, A-list speakers, exclusive networking opportunities, industry-focused excursions, local culinary experiences, a legendary bar crawl, a powerful […]

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*Tornado Tears Through Hough After 31 Years

By Bruce Checefsky The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed that an EF-1 tornado struck Cleveland’s east side on Thursday, August 24th. The Enhanced Fujita Scale, or EF Scale, is a system by the NWS to rate a tornado based on estimated wind speeds and related damage. An EF-1 has wind gusts from 86-110 mph with […]

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The Sound of Blackness

An Editorial by Melvin Twigg Mason What is it about jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd’s “Cristo Redentor” that so captivates me? The iconic 1970 tune, written by Duke Pearson (“Chili Peppers,” “Jeannine“), seems to capture the soul of how it feels to be Black in America. Though Pearson attributed this work to his being inspired by […]