AKRON, Ohio – The Pavilion of Praise in Akron is like many churches, soup kitchens and charities on Thanksgiving. Members want to help as many people as they can, but could use more volunteers and donations to get the job done. The church at 976 W. Waterloo is hosting its first free Thanksgiving meal […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland is in dire need of food as an increase in demand has emptied shelves and depleted our resources to help the hungry.  They are in need of canned good donations including chili, stews, tuna fish, peanut butter, vegetables, soup, pasta, rice, and cereal. Donations of […]

PAINESVILLE, Ohio – When the emergency siren sounds at the Painesville Fire Department the firefighter/paramedics go running to help. But they say not all of those calls turn out to be dire situations. “We’ve responded to a call where all they needed was a Band-Aid. They cut their finger,” Fire Chief Mark Mlachak said. He […]

INDEPENDENCE, OH (WOIO) – The economy is in crisis and with unemployment rate about 9% it could be a bleak Christmas for some families. Who can forget the joy of Christmas morning, being a child and opening what Santa left you?  It’s hard to imagine what it could be like to explain to your kids […]

What black folks need now, is not to be told that somehow President Obama is going to save them. President Obama is a brilliant man, but number one, he sort of has his hands full, and number two, it’s not President Obama’s job to save black folks. That was my mother’s job. Just like everyone […]