DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The Greater Cleveland Urban League, Greater Cleveland National Action Network, Cleveland NAACP, and the Cleveland Chapter Southern Christian Leadership Conference will sponsor a symbolic March on Washington to commentate the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Civil Rights March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 […]

From TheGrio Just as most music aficionados of a certain age probably recall exactly where they were when we first heard Teena Marie, we’ll likely never forget what we were doing when we received word of her untimely demise. News of the singer, songwriter, and producer’s death, which occurred on the 31st year of her […]

CHARDON, Ohio – Hundreds of Chardon students and staff walked together arm-in-arm to the Chardon Square gazebo as part of their day of remembrance and renewal events. School officials also spokes briefly at the gazebo, along with senior class officers. Music from Tuesday night’s commemorative concert were played before and after the ceremony. Students walked […]

AKRON, Ohio – An Akron tattoo artist helped fix a man’s tattoo dubbed “the world’s worst portrait tattoo” of his late wife. Scott Versago of Empire Ink posted on his Facebook page Thursday that the man with that very tattoo, of which photos posted on the Internet went viral a few years ago, walked in […]

Happy Birthday Aaliyah! The singer would have celebrated her 34th birthday today. It has been 11 years since the young entertainer was killed in a plane crash, along with eight others, after filming the music video “Rock the Boat.” It was a devastating loss of a young artist that was just coming into her own. […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – 19 Action News has discovered a new push to honor the victims of the Cleveland Strangler, and it could even change the face of his old neighborhood. Just by saying the “Imperial Avenue,” you think of serial killer Anthony Sowell. Now, local ministers are looking at ways to change the map […]

BEREA, OH (WOIO) –   The public memorial service for 13-year-old Charlie Kho is now rescheduled for Friday, November 4th at 10 a-m. The service was postponed last weekend, after an illness in the Kho family. Friday’s mass will take place at St. Adalbert Church in Berea. Charlie was a 7th grader at The Academy of St. […]

Thousands of people gathered at dawn Sunday to give the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial a proper dedication on the National Mall after its opening in August. Aretha Franklin, poet Nikki Giovanni and President Barack Obama will be among those honoring the legacy of the nation’s foremost civil rights leader during a ceremony scheduled […]

(CNN) — The National September 11 Memorial opens to the public Monday — a decade and a day after terror attacks brought down the twin towers of the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan.

WASHINGTON— Tourists and Washingtonians were about to get their first up-close look Monday at the memorial to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The site was set to open without fanfare around 11 a.m. to kick off a week of celebrations ahead of Sunday’s official dedication. The memorial sits on the National Mall near the […]

A memorial service for Gil Scott-Heron, the musician and poet who passed away last Friday, has been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. today at Riverside Church in New York City.

Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Queen Latifah, Shanice Wilson and Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr. were among the luminaries who honored singer Teena Marie at a private memorial service Monday. The two-hour memorial service and Catholic mass was held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles. Teena, born Mary Christine Brockert, died Dec. 26 at […]