via News5: The families of Craig Bickerstaff, Angelo Kirkman and Tamir Rice gathered on the steps of the Justice Center Tuesday afternoon, begging for a change to Cleveland’s Community Policing Plan. All three young men were shot and killed by Cleveland Police officers — Craig 16 years ago, Angelo 11 years ago, and Tamir four […]

via cleveland19: With the dog days of summer approaching, many people are planning vacations, but sometimes not everyone in the family can tag along. Often times, pups end up at a boarding facility, like Bartels and Busack Pet Hospital Resort and Spa in Parma. Practice Manager Matthew Busack knows the experience can be tough for some pets. That’s why […]

via BCNN1: Ah yes, it’s that time of the year again, when spiritual battle lines are drawn, friends open up to other friends in secret, hoping they won’t judge them for what they’re planning to do, and the kids aren’t exactly sure what to think because they just want candy and don’t really care where […]

The founder of The Potter’s House delivered an exclusive message to EBONY for families in turbulent times. The old-fashioned notion of family dinners has eroded into a bag of piping-hot food thrust through a fast-food delivery window. Processed foods and instant desserts have taken the place of slow-cooked succulent meals that would entice kids to […]

In this Get Up Poll, Erica Campbell and GRIFF are asking listeners if biological parents have the right to be directly involved in their child’s life if they’re not around. Much of the time, estranged biological parents, or parents who aren’t in the household, aren’t too keen on the idea of hands-on step-parents or significant […]

Charmaine Broom is a singer and songwriter who has been singing with Kirk Franklin for years. She is also a wife, a “bonus-mom” and founder and CEO of Blended Families Rock, which aims to bring unity between biological and non-biological families. Charmaine explains how the Blended Families Rock movement specifically aims to make things more […]

Nelly will perform at the upcoming Face Forward gala, continuing to fight against domestic violence. (Per It Girl Public Relations) The seventh annual gala, which will be held on September 24, 2016 at Vibiana in Historic Downtown L.A., is set to raise funds as well as build awareness towards Face Forward’s great cause. The charity provides […]

Alex Wong/Getty Images 2016. The final year of the first Black president and first Black First Lady in the White House. As we take a look back over the last eight years, the Obama Administration has accomplished a lot, and shaken some things up in order to move this country forward. But we can’t forget […]

I’m proud to see more articles addressing the stigma of mental and emotional health in Black communities, especially around the whole ‘Strong Black Woman’ super character we grew up with. I’m not ashamed to admit that I suffered from postpartum depression as a teen mother between the ages of 16-19, followed by severe anxiety and […]

Lakewood Church’s one-day Go Conference for Men was a pit stop where men could refuel, recharge and renew their inspiration in order to get back on track. In a rare and candid chat hosted by pastor and author Phil Munsey on Friday, Lakewood Church senior pastor Joel Osteen and Life.Church senior pastor Craig Groeschel gave […]

Flu Vaccination Why should people get vaccinated against the flu? Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. Over a period of […]

Many of you will be sitting down with your families enjoying a hot meal. The Greater Cleveland Food Bank have partnered with several agencies to make sure no one goes hungry during the holidays. The food bank has prepared a list of hot meal sites that will be open on or around Thanksgiving to help those struggling to put food on the […]