CLEVELAND – If you’ve been missing Cleveland Hustles (you know, the CNBC reality show depicting the journey a handful of businesses took to set up shop in Gordon Square) since the LeBron James-produced product wrapped late last year, you’re in luck. The economic development project dubbed ‘The Cleveland Chain Reaction’ will now be following the […]

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) – Toys, clothes, and figurines line the shelves at Big Fun in Cleveland Heights. The Coventry shop is a staple, and it’s all thanks to the people who continue to shop at small businesses. “We’re part of your community. We’re actually the fabric of your neighborhood, so it’s really important to support […]

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland police officers were out in force Thanksgiving morning. But no arrests were made — just a few deliveries. More than a dozen officers from the second district went house to house bringing holiday meals to shut-ins and others in their community. Turkey and all the fixings were delivered to more than 50 […]

Bob Evans will donate a portion of its sales to help families that were displaced by a Nov. 10 plane crash in Akron. According to a Facebook event titled ‘Bob Evans Fundraiser for Helping Families displaced by #AkronPlaneCrash,’ Bob Evans will donate 15 percent of its sales from dine-in, carryout, and catering orders to help […]

If you are a Black person living in America, then this headline from Monday’s New York Times may be jarring, but not truly shocking: 1.5 Million Missing Black Men. What it addresses is the number of Black men aged 25-54 who are missing from daily life in our country, mostly due to early death or incarceration. […]

Sunday, possible GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson seemed to have pinpointed the source of many of the problems in the African-American community –hip hop. According to the Business Insider, Carson toldWBLS-FM hosts Bob Slade & Bob Pickett, When I talk about the hip-hop community, I’m talking about the aspect of modern society that pretty much dismisses anything that […]

CLEVELAND – Contractors and communities are responding to a six-month 5 On Your Side consumer investigation that found Cleveland-area contractors ignoring a federal safety law, putting families at risk. The agency responsible for enforcing the law hasn’t done much.

By Mashaun D. Simon At a time when it seems African-Americans are the worst hit in every category from unemployment to health care, and social and political representation, a group of black church leaders is re-emerging to help create a unified voice for the black community. The Conference of National Black Churches, a collaboration between […]