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via News5: At the Cuyahoga Hills Juvenile Correctional Facility, it all starts with planting the seeds of change. An outdoor gardening program, started this May, is now the talk of the facility, with incarcerated youth vying to get in. “Once it was introduced to them, the word got around and all the kids in the […]

via Cleveland19: Police are looking for a 17-year-old Cleveland teen who has been missing for nearly a week. According to the Cleveland Police Department, Daniel Peterson was last seen when his mother took him to school at John Adams High School around 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23. He was last seen wearing a cream-colored […]

Gladys Knight says being married to a western North Carolina native has turned her into a country girl at heart, and she’s hoping to turn that new affection into possibly the best thing that’s ever happened to Canton. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports Knight and William “Billy” McDowell, a Canton native, have launched a fundraising campaign […]

It’s a unique program in East Cleveland that’s inspiring youngsters. Inner City Tennis Clinics is a nonprofit organization that operates during the summer in the Hough area of East Cleveland, at Thurgood Marshall Rec Center. The program offers various components including tennis, fitness, poetry, wellness, and literacy. It serves over 200 children and is free. CLICK […]

Kobe Bryant just wrapped up his brilliant 20-year NBA career, but he obviously intends to continue to influence the game beyond selling his latest Black Mamba sneakers personally designed by Nike CEO Mark Parker. Perhaps in an effort to solidify his legacy, and probably out of sheer love for the game, Kobe has become a leadership […]

The national perception of law enforcement may not be very receptive given recent officer-involved shootings and beatings across the nation. Just this week, it was…

(Photo Credit: FACEBOOK) Article By Jennifer Wilson:: EEW Magazine News MiKaila Sapp has launched a nonprofit organization called “Kai’s Big Payback” to serve youth in need GRAMMY® nominated gospel recording artist Marvin Sapp has donated both time and resources to helping those in need. His daughter, MiKaila Sapp, is following in his footsteps. The 17-year-old […]

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive. Never surrender.” ~Tupac Shakur   Daily stress, particularly related to racial discrimination, can increase risk for depressive symptoms (e.g., feelings of hopelessness, loss of interest, anger) among African Americans transitioning into adulthood (ages 19-25), according to a […]

  ‘Tis the season for giving, but in some inner city neighborhoods there’s not a lot of money to do a whole lot of shopping. We found two people at the heart of making children’s dreams come true at theZelma George Recreation Center. Cleveland kids waited in line to receive a toy during a holiday party […]

Charges have now been filed against five teenagers accused of an ice bucket challenge prank. Three have been asked to turn themselves into the police station. Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty announced Tuesday afternoon that three teens are charged with two counts delinquency, assault and disorderly conduct. The other two teens face charges of […]

    Youth with warrants for Juvenile offenses committed in Cuyahoga County when they were 17 years old or younger can take a first step toward a second chance at the Juvenile Safe Surrender event. Youth with warrants can safely surrender at the Juvenile Justice Center located at 9300 Quincy Avenue, Cleveland Ohio, 44106. Juveniles […]

Terrence Harden said a 15-year-old friend is healing from self-inflicted burns that seared his arm a week ago. Harden, who is 14, said the pal set his own arm on fire but had problems putting out the flames. “He said he did it because it was popular and he wanted to see what it was […]