Past Events; Aug./Sept. Community Action Newsletter

PAST EVENTS

8.6.15, 11 am-7-9 pm. Stop the Hate Rally, Thursday, August 6th, 7-9pm, Quicken Loans Arena. Join the rally at E.4th St. and Huron Rd.
Outside of Cleveland GOP Debate, Immigrant Families and Advocates to Hold “Stop the Hate” Rally, Remind Candidates what’s at Stake for the 11 Million Aspiring Americans
Cleveland, OH— As GOP 2016 presidential candidates take the debate stage in Cleveland, Ohio voters, immigrants, and allies will rally against anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies promoted by many of these candidates. Rally participants will send the message that hateful speech leads to violence and marginalization and as a society shouldn’t be tolerated. The group will call on candidates to run on platforms that unite the country—including compassionate immigration reform that focuses on keeping families together—and leave behind division.
WHAT: “Stop the Hate” rally
WHO: Mike Carano, retired Teamster member, trade union activist, leader of the Labor
Fightback Network
Toni Ann Rozsahegyi, Code Pink Cleveland, Cleveland Peace Action
Representatives from the Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network
Additional speakers TBA
WHEN: Thursday, August 6th, 7-9pm
WHERE: Quicken Loans Arena

8.14.15, 6 pm. Candlelight Vigil for Rhondalyn Wynn. Friends and family will gather to remember Rhondalyn Wynn who was allegedly viciously stabbed to death by her friend after an argument. Again, we there is a victim who will be buried, a perpetrator who will be sent to prison and another child who has lost a parent.
Join us as we gather with friends and family today to remember Ms. Wynn.

8.17.15, 6 pm. Voting Rights Act. There will be a press conference today dealing with the response from the white house dealing with the voting rights act. We need to conform it’s language so the current sitting president doesn’t have to sign off every 25 years for African Americans be given the right to vote.
Black on Black Crime President Alfred E.Porter Jr. & Donna Walker Brown first drafted this letter and the official reply will be given at 5:45 PM on Monday at 1801 East Ninth Street outside the Fed Ex/Kinkos office, with special guest Charles Bibbs. This event was announced on Art McKoy’s College of Common Sense radio show as he was one of the first signers!

8.23.15, 3 pm. A Mother Scorned /Justice for My Son Tamir Rice. Tamir E. Rice was born June 25, 2002, in Cleveland, Ohio. For a mother that day means so much; you finally get to meet that child you carried in your belly for nine months. All the morning sickness, doctor’s appointments, ultrasounds, being picked and probed just to make sure that your child is healthy when they enter into this world–caring for a child that has yet to enter your world.
Samaria Rice cared for her unborn Tamir. She did everything right to make sure she had a full term healthy baby boy. It took nine months for her to carry this life in her body. It took less than two seconds for a Cleveland Community Police officer to take the life of a son from his mother–less than two seconds to change the life of an entire family and community. A beloved son for 12 years stolen in a blink of an eye.
The very same amount of time it takes to grow and nurture a life in a mother’s womb–we are still waiting to birth justice for a child whose life was taken by a police officer–a steward of service and safety.
How long should a mother wait for justice?
August 23, 2015 will mark the nine month anniversary of the death of Tamir Rice. Nine long months a mother in our community has been grieving the loss of her son–grieving the absence of accountability by our community’s stewards of justice.
Numerous times she has called on our community to stand with her family. Calling for two community police officers to be arrested and charged with the wreckless homicide of her son.
We know justice is possible in Cleveland, our city. Take in what has happened in Cincinnati with the officer who shot and killed @[null:@[null:@[null:@[null:#SamDebose]]]].
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty has not been a good steward of law and justice in our city. We want movement and answers now.
Join us August 23, 2015 at Cudell Recreation Center at 3:00 pm; As we remember Tamir Rice nine months after his death. We call on the Community of Cleveland, the mothers of children in Cleveland and our beloved youth in our city to remember a little boy named Tamir Rice, whose death has sparked a movement for end of police brutality and the beginning of community accountability here in Cleveland.
We do this because Tamir Rice’s Life Matters. Please bring your children– it is for them we fight.
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8.24.15, 7 pm. Candlelight Vigil for Brionna Boddy (20). Brionna, Brionna – why did you have to die? Brionna, Brionna – why did some fool kill you senselessly?
You were just an innocent bystander curious about a sports bus. Before you could even check the bus out, the shots were fired. You were killed and two other people injured.
Brionna, in your name, we cry out to stop the violence and protect our women and children. Brionna, we cry out that your senseless death will be the catalyst that will anger our community enough to get serious, real serious, about stopping the killing fields on our streets. Too many of our family are dying and we are outraged, but the outrage, frustration and devastation have truly taken us over the top.
We are urging everyone to join the Stop the Violence Movement by participating and joining us. Come out of your homes and into the streets for the Stop the Violence Movement.
All lives matter. Black lives matter. Brown lives matter. White lives matter. All lives matter.
Come and join us as we meet with family and friends of Brionna Boddy to remember her life that was cut short by ignorance and cowardice.

8.26.15, 6 pm. Candlelight Vigil for Gregory D. Norman (19). Black on Black murder does matter even though lately the coverage that the media gives these crimes and grieving families appears to say that Black lives, Black murders, don’t matter. It seems that the media has turned its back on the victims and their families as they are grieving. Many families ask where is the media, and we can only shake our heads and say we sent the word out. Families need media coverage to help catch the killers and to protect themselves.
In the past week when we were at the vigils of two separate cases where young Black women were senselessly murdered, there was no coverage. Today, the family of Gregory Norman (19) has called for a candlelight vigil after the murder of their son. His mother, Erica, would like to address the media.
Please join her, his family, friends and neighbors as we continue to get the word out to stop the violence. Stop the senseless murders. Black lives matters. All lives matter. Black murders matter, too.

8.29.15, 9- 1:30 am. The Ohio State Association Missionary Department of the IBPOE of the World presents an:

Old Fashioned Prayer Breakfast at
Glenville Elk
1073 East 79 Street
on
August 29, 2015
Breakfast from 9 – 10:30 am
Service from 10:30 to 11:30 am
Donation is $10

Seating is limited.

Luke 10:2 Then he said to them: The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few.
State president: Dtr. Nira Love
Chair: Dtr. Evelyn Johnson – 761.0844
Co-Chair: Dtr. Eular Underwood – 855.6833
Contact E. Johnson or E. Underwood for information/tickets.

8.31.15,5 pm. Rally –Safety 0f Residents from Racist Public Officials – Mixed Messages – Overt Racial References. In North Randall. Firefighters and other city employees are outraged about racial slurs made by another city employee who called Blacks the “N” word and “Shine.” These comments were heard, documented and complained about by other co-workers who were appalled at these comments. However, the fire chief ignored their complaints and only gave this individual a light reprimand which concerns those involved because this person is also a CMHA police officer who has had similar complaints made against him while working as a police officer.
However, another firefighter who is Black was forced to resign after an illegal hearing and no due process simply because he made comments on social media.
The protestors are saying this is a clear case of a double standard being applied between Black and white employees. Come and hear the case from the firefighters who work to save lives.

9.6.15, 7 pm. Candlelight Vigil for Leonard Goins IV at Parklawn & Lakeview. A thug riding around on a bike, carrying a gun, decides to rob a young man. He shoots him. This young man dies. Leonard Goins IV had four children between the ages of 6 months and seven years – two boys and two girls. He loved them. Took care of them. Mr. Goins was really a good man, a family man. Now, four more children in our community have lost their father to the senseless violence raging through our communities.
The family has established a Go Fund account on Facebook and will create a memorial fund at a bank, which will be announced at the vigil. We will also accept donations at the vigil for the family to try to help with the costs of a funeral.
We now have another family devastated by the loss of a son, grandson, nephew – a father. A bullet was fired into the midst of some of our family members and the ripples of despair, loss and anger are spreading outward changing everything.
Join us as we gather with family and friends to remember a young man who took care of his children, went to school for computer engineering and architecture, and loved playing basketball, football and a little baseball.

9.5.15, 63 0 pm. Death of Another Child by Driveby Cowards, Thugs, Punks. Black on Black Crime, Inc., Survivors/Victims of Tragedy, Inc., and the Black Man’s Army, along with many others, will have a press conference at 6:30 pm this evening on 46th & Central near where a five year old, Ramon D. Burnett, Jr., was killed.
We will announce plans of possibly shutting down or disrupting the Labor Day Parade on Kinsman if our Honorable Mayor, Frank Jackson, does not immediately start responding to the inner cities’ crisis of violence and violence against our children. We realize that the mayor cannot do everything, but as the chief administrator, he must do more. We demand it of him.
We demand that Mayor Jackson stop playing politics with Black on Black crime and the violence against our children. We declare that playing politics is not helping this critical situation but is making it worse. It’s time to put petty politics aside when it comes to the lives of Black children because Black on Black crime matters.
We are mad as Hell about the killing of Ramon D. Burnett, only five years old, and we are not going to take it any more.
We urge hundreds of people to join us this evening as we protest against this continued onslaught of violence in the name of Ramon D. Burnett (5).

9.6.15, 7 pm. Candlelight Vigil for Ramon D. Burnett, Jr. Family and friends will gather in memory of Ramon D. Burnett, Jr. (5) who was killed when a coward fired a bullet that flew from the street into the inner courtyard where he was playing. His family is devastated by this atrocity.
We will also accept donations at the vigil to be given directly to the family to help with burial expenses. The family has also established a “go fund me account” in the name of “5 Year Old Ramon Burnett Funeral.”
Let’s come together with this family to try to bring our prayers and whatever comfort is possible, as we remember this baby who was ripped from his family by thoughtless, senseless violence. Thank you.

9.10.15, 4 pm. MOVEON.ORG CIVIC ACTION.
WHAT: Vigil for Peace and Diplomacy, 4 PM
WHERE: Hope Memorial Bridge, East side
WHEN: Thursday, September 10, 2015, 4 PM
CONTACT: Chantal Dothey: 216 381 1051, cdothey@gmail.com
THURSDAY AT 4 PM: Local Constituents in Cleveland to Hold Vigil for Peace and Diplomacy in Support of Iran Deal
Cleveland, Ohio— On Thursday, September 10, local constituents will hold a candlelight vigil in support of Peace and Diplomacy as Congress prepares to vote on the historic nuclear agreement with Iran. The vigil is one of many being organized nationwide by members of MoveOn.org and allies.
The vigils build on the grassroots activism by MoveOn members and Peace Action among others over the past six weeks, including a national day of action with more than 200 events nationwide outside representatives’ and senators’ offices. Over the August congressional recess, thousands of pro-diplomacy activists turned out at hundreds of town hall meetings and rallies to make visible their support for the deal. The bill that Cardin is going to introduce as an adjunct to the Iran Deal would cause Iran and the six allies to reject the final deal. Cardin want the Iran Deal to dye.
“On Thursday, we will join with others across the country and light candles in support of Peace and Democracy” said Chantal Dothey, the Cleveland MoveOn and Peace Action member hosting the vigil.
“It is crucial that Congress knows we must stand for Peace and Democracy and not be derailed by the adjunct bill of Cardin.
Attendees will also be thanking Senator Brown for courageously supporting diplomacy over war.
Attendees will also be calling on Representative Marcia Fudge and Senator Rob Portman to vote for diplomacy over war.
For more information about this event, please contact Chantal Dothey at 216 381 1051 or cdothey@gmail.com. To speak with a national MoveOn.org representative, please contact press@moveon.org. RSVP HERE: http://civic.moveon.org/event/sept10/144874
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9.10.15, 4 pm. WHAT: Vigil for Peace and Diplomacy, 4 PM
WHERE: Hope Memorial Bridge, East side
WHEN: Thursday, September 10, 2015, 4 PM
CONTACT: Chantal Dothey: 216 381 1051, cdothey@gmail.com
THURSDAY AT 4 PM: Local Constituents in Cleveland to Hold Vigil for Peace and Diplomacy in Support of Iran Deal
Cleveland, Ohio— On Thursday, September 10, local constituents will hold a candlelight vigil in support of Peace and Diplomacy as Congress prepares to vote on the historic nuclear agreement with Iran. The vigil is one of many being organized nationwide by members of MoveOn.org and allies.
The vigils build on the grassroots activism by MoveOn members and Peace Action among others over the past six weeks, including a national day of action with more than 200 events nationwide outside representatives’ and senators’ offices. Over the August congressional recess, thousands of pro-diplomacy activists turned out at hundreds of town hall meetings and rallies to make visible their support for the deal. The bill that Cardin is going to introduce as an adjunct to the Iran Deal would cause Iran and the six allies to reject the final deal. Cardin want the Iran Deal to dye.
“On Thursday, we will join with others across the country and light candles in support of Peace and Democracy” said Chantal Dothey, the Cleveland MoveOn and Peace Action member hosting the vigil.
“It is crucial that Congress knows we must stand for Peace and Democracy and not be derailed by the adjunct bill of Cardin.
Attendees will also be thanking Senator Brown for courageously supporting diplomacy over war.
Attendees will also be calling on Representative Marcia Fudge and Senator Rob Portman to vote for diplomacy over war.
For more information about this event, please contact Chantal Dothey at 216 381 1051 or cdothey@gmail.com. To speak with a national MoveOn.org representative, please contact press@moveon.org. RSVP HERE: http://civic.moveon.org/event/sept10/144874
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MoveOn.org Civic Action is a community of more than 8 million Americans from all walks of life who are using innovative technology to lead, participate in, and win campaigns for progressive change.
9.13.15, 7:30 pm. Candlelight Vigil for Theresa “Dazy” Adair (34).

The Ugliness of Domestic Violence Strikes Again

Shouldn’t We be Safe at Home?

Theresa aka “Dazy” Adair was a lovely young woman. She was fun loving and was loved by a lot of people. Her family will have a candlelight vigil for her at the house where they grew up. They will be joined by many friends.
Ms. Adair was viciously attacked in her home. Her family says it’s time to end violence against women. A man who is a real man does not hit women.
Join us as we gather with family and friends and try to bring them some comfort.

9.16.15, 7:30 pm. Candlelight Vigil for Earl Norman (54) & Monica Curry (39). It’s Been Two Years Since Monica Curry and Earl Norman Were Murdered – The Murders Are Still Unsolved.
Family and friends will gather again two years after their beloved family members — their parent, or son, or daughter was killed. Senseless murders have continued since these murders. When will we embrace love and respect and stop killing our family, our friends, our neighbors?
Many will meet again to remember Monica and Earl.

9.17.15, 3 pm. Cleveland Job Corps Youth 2 Youth Partners 4 Peace. WE CAN STOP IT! Peace Walk. The Youth Led Peace Walk will begin at 3:15 pm. The march will start at East 140 Street off St. Clair Avenue. The march will end at East 156 Street and St. Clair.
The young people at the Cleveland Job Corps said “No more violence!” “Stop the violence!” “Stop Killing Our Family!” They asked members of Black on Black Crime Inc., the Black Man’s Army, Survivors/Victims of Tragedy, Inc. and the First Ladies Dynasti Social Club to march with them.
This Youth Led Peace Walk is right on time. Two teenagers were shot on East 117 and St. Clair just a few weeks ago. One victim might not walk again. They were also inspired by other marches held this year, such as, the march on Harvard Avenue to Warrensville Center Road, the march on Lakeview and Ada Avenues, the march up St. Clair from East 123 to East 146, the march up Central to East 55 Street and back around, and the march at the Woodland and Kinsman intersection at East 55 Street.

9.17.15, 7 pm. Candlelight Vigil for David Keswani (24). Family and friends will come together to remember David Keswani whose life was cut short. We will try to bring a comforting word to his mother, father and three younger siblings.

9.18.15, 5 pm. RE: Candlelight Vigil for Major Howard (3).

Our Children are Being Killed by Cowards Spraying
Bullets into Cars, Homes and Neighborhoods

Family and friends will gather where Major Howard (3) was killed by a cowardly driveby shooter spraying bullets that pierced that car he was sitting in with a friend of his mother, who was also hit by a bullet.
Too many babies are being drawn into the violent and senseless cycle of violence being perpetrated by those who have lost their way and love and respect for themselves and others.
Since 2000, we have lost these babies to violence:

2000 Prendergast-Greene, Leah (00)
Westley, Destiny S. (00)
Norman, Juan J. Jr. (00)
Kuczmarski, Allison (01)
Knight, Charles III (01)
Bennett, Tasharia L. (02)
Brantley, Danyail J. (03)
Sawyer, Sydney U.E. (04)
Cooper. Bradford M. (14)

2001 Bruhn, Brett D. (00)
Miller, Diamond A. (00)
Freeman, Ciaria (00)
Thompson, Chayton H. (00)
Garner, Desmond Jr. (01)
McElhatten, Jordan P. (01)
Wilder, Devin J. (02)
Harris, Santrice J. (03)
Rudd, Eriel L. (04)
Rudd, Steven S. Jr. (06)
Boggs, Angela D. (12)
Culbreath, Warren T. (12)
Bozak, Raymond E. (13)
Todt, Nathaniel H. (13)
McLaurin, D’Angela D. (14)

2002 Elliott, Daezell D.(0)
Smith, Tieare M. (0)
Elliott, Daezell D. (0)
McCarver, Al J. III (0)
Ellis, Joy (0)
Johnson, Mahkaila D. (01)

2003 Reddick, Baby Boy (00)
Blackburn, Correy (00)
Reese, Chyna (00)
Drake, Charmaria (01)
Olszko, Corey (01)
Ghaly, Monica (01)
Atkins, Auntavia M. (03)
Gyton, Logan (04)
Corbin, Hausin (07)
Johnson, Shakira (11)

2004 Johnson, Kyhlil (00)
Thompson, Devone J. (00)
Mitchell, Alandon (00)
Kidd, Tierre (00)
Ghaly, Monica (01)
Ridley, Adam (14)

2005 Hood, Destiny (1)
Brown, Kimir (3)
Jones, Fakih (6)
Williams, Marvonne (8)
Davis, Brandon (11)
Williams, Maleeya (12)
Mitchell, Shauntavia (12)
Tate, Earnest (13)
Cockfield, Miles (13)
Jackson, Antwon (14)
Williams, Moses (14)
Wright, Jermecia (14)
Finley, Prince M. (14)

2006 Robinson, Roderick (0)
Clay, Makaila (0)
Hayes, Racheal (3)
Hayes, Markel (5)
Miller, Adam (5)
Hayes, Marvin III (5)
Kahoon, Krystal (6)
Hayes, Aleysha (8)
Oates, Quintus (11)
Hunt, Tevin (14)

2007 Haas, Baby (0)
Mahmoud, ___ (0)
___________ (0)
Sadowski, Amanda (0)Rice, Brayden (0)
Pasenow, Zyairre (1)
Shaw, Nicholas (2)
Hill, Cesses (2)
Riley, Tyelia (2)
Riley, Tyshawn (3)
Cintron, Janelle (4)
Thomas, Asteve’e (12)
Allen, Terrance (13)
Patrick, Jayon (14)
Coon, Asa (14)

2008 Abdullah, Marshay (0)
Phillips, Aziah (0)
Tate, Jaylah (1)
Henderson, Aanyiah (2)
Sykes-Crowder, Deshaunsay (6)
Haynes, Tony (8)
Robinson, Willie (8)
Avery, Andrea (11)
Dudley, Reginald Jr. (13)

2009 Duncan, Ania (0)
Watkins, Xavier (1)
Gulley, Caleb (1)
Johnson, Anthony Jr. (1)
Primm, Deon (2)
Primm, Davion (2)
Rivera, Iris (2)
Teer, Carlito (2)
Todd, Caleb (2)
Lee, Marcellius (3)
Woods, Destanee (5)
Baker, Arshon (5)
Wheatley, Eligah (6)

2010 Hamilton, Alexandra (2)

2011 Beard, Lynniah M. (0)
Jones, D’Anthan C. Jr. (0)
Dabila, Anthony J. (2)
Smith, Larvelle (5)
Robinson, Willie (8)
Kho, Charles (13)

2012 Christian, Anthony Jr. (0)
Wynn, Chianya (1)
Ruffin, Kimshia (2)
Terry, Emilliano N. (3)
Perry, Kamiyah (6)
Roberts, Cameron (10)
Allen, Katie (10)
Allen, Kayla (10)
Huff, Lanita Y. (13)
Williams, Lataevia (14)

2013 Unborn child (0)
Tucker, Baby Girl (0)
Turner, Kayla (2)
Christburg, Peaches (2)
Marshall, Bryson (3)
Roberts, Zyanah (5)
Thornton, Israel (5)
Benson, Navaeh (6)
Ramsey, Glacia (7)
Roberts, Zariah (8)
Jones, Tia Ann (12)

2014 Johnson, Baby Boy (0)
Moss, Renee M. (0)
McCorvey-Phelps, Abel (1)
Allen, Datro D. (2)
Alexander, Derice Jr. (2)
Moorer, Li’Asia (2)
Hollins, Zaniyah (2)
Brooks, Jermani (5)
Garth, Davia (12)
Rice, Tamir (12)

2015 – so far Njorodge, Emma (0)
Robinson, Braylon S. (1)
Howard, Major (3)
Burnett, Ramon D. Jr. (5)
Hill, Chelsea (14)

WHEN WILL ENOUGH BE ENOUGH. The war being waged on the streets of Cleveland covers all ages including the youngest of our children.
Please join with the family and friends of Major Howard (3) as we gather for comfort.

9.21.15, 7 pm. Candlelight Vigil for Andre Carr (21). Friends and family met on East 116 Street near Ashbury to remember Mr. Carr. Many said that he always made sure they had something to eat and took many out for special dinners at local restaurants.

9.22.15, 6 pm. Candlelight Vigil for Andre Carr (21). A lot of family and friends gathered today to remember Andre Carr. He was a young man who tried to keep everyone smiling and happy. He also always wanted to make sure they weren’t hungry. He was loved by many and will be missed by them, including his 1 year old daughter who no longer has a father to hug her.
Join us as we come together with family and friends of Andre Carr.

9.24.15, 7 pm. Candlelight Vigil for Jerry Rembert (52) & Morgan Nietzel (26). Family and friends will come together to remember Jerry Rembert and Morgan Nietzel – friends who were visiting with each other when they were murdered by an intruder.
Please join us as we try to bring comfort to family and friends and speak about peace, love and non-violence.

9.27.15, 6 pm. Candlelight Vigil for Cedric Grier. Family and friends met for a vigil for Cedric Grier who was killed while trying to stop a man from choking a young lady.

9.29.15, 7 pm. Candlelight Vigil for Sydney Hall Smith (19). Sydney graduated from high school in June. She loved studying forensic sciences and creating boards to follow cases. She enjoyed working on and studying the computer. She was a wonderful young lady cared by many including family, friends, teachers and many others. Sydney was in her house not causing harm to anyone when a cowardly punk sprayed the house with bullets taking her life.
Join family and friends as we gather to remember Sydney Hall Smith and try to bring comfort to each other.

9.30.15, 6 pm. Candlelight Vigil for Dexter Mangham (23). Family and friends will come together to bring comfort to each other and to remember Dexter Mangham. Dexter leaves behind four children who no longer have a father to hug them, to take care of them, to be there with them. Dexter loved being with his family.
Join us as we meet to remember Dexter.

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