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Re: “Dark Days for the Black Arts

Let me speak the truth and facts real quick. When I worked at Karamu they robbed Peter to pay Paul. The support from funders was more than enough to run the place and cover the theater season. Karamu had funds for marketing, but would misuse the grants to cover other expenses. The Accountant was always changing reports, but would type the changes on the documents instead of using the computer.
The theater was never 100% supported because the funds that were allocated for the theater was strict, but Vivian Wilson would adjust number to make Terrance Terrence Spivey look bad when it came to reflecting on theater attendance, For funders she would adjust the numbers to get the grant support.
At the time I was present PNC Bank gave $12,500 for new computers for the Daycare. The staff made a decision to only use $500 of that and purchase old refurbished computers. The remaining $12,000 was miss sourced and the Executive Greg Ashe at the time received the funds as a bonus.
It is sad that 13 people were let go and the daycare parents were informed last minute about the changes.
Karamu is supported by The Cleveland Foundation, AT&T, Chase Bank, The City of Cleveland and various other funding source.
The situation that occured it deeper than the surface do not believe everything you read! I believe Tony Sias let Terrance Spivey go for far more personal reasons.
It will not be another 15 years for Karamu until they can get the right people onboard that has a vision and can truly manage funding.

Posted by Ra'Nesha Wilson on 03/03/2016 at 9:21 AM

Re: “The Cleveland Bucket List

Play sand volleyball at Wendy Park along the lake.

Posted by dabigkahoona on 03/02/2016 at 9:18 PM

Re: “The Devil in Mr. Jones

His daughter mentioned in the article is now attending medical school :)

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Posted by Loveconquersall on 03/02/2016 at 3:23 PM

Re: “Confessions of a Strip Club Bathroom Attendant

Door George was our comfort and safe haven for many years. He would always listen to our problems and wipe our tears. I love and miss you my friend. The one and only Raven.

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Posted by Tracie Delarino on 02/26/2016 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Out of Bounds

Lakewood you sound like a sorry excuse for a human being! No you dumb idiot these people dont sleep at night because their loved one was murdered by power hungry excuses for a cop! I totally agree with most police but who the hell thinks theres anything right about a so called cop handeling this situation hes involved in himself! Shame on this pd!!!!

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Posted by sunnydaze on 02/16/2016 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Rattlesnake Island Revealed!

Investigating the island further. This isn't the end. We'll be getting private eyes there soon.

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Posted by Barkley12Y on 01/31/2016 at 3:48 PM

Re: “Get to Know JAK

Interesting discussion , Apropos , if people has been needing to merge PDF files , my husband discovered a tool here

Posted by Zel Ilano on 01/27/2016 at 2:22 AM

Re: “The Menge brothers are married to bowling. They should’ve gotten a pre-nup

Still remember when I used to set pins at old 5 STAR LANES on Superior for a dime a game !!
Also how in awe I was of Tim and Tom the way they could bowl !!
My fondest memory was Frank asking me to set pins for a league, having to jump 2 lanes.
I guess I did OK as when I was done, they sent a ball down the gutter with a $10 bill stuck in the thumb hole !! Man that was like a Thousand dollars in those days !!!

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Posted by TBerry on 01/16/2016 at 5:42 PM

Re: “The Menge brothers are married to bowling. They should’ve gotten a pre-nup

Spent many great years enjoying this place and these guys. Actually where I had y first beer. Maybe that's why I fell in love with bowling.

I'd like to thank them both for their contributions to cleveland!

Scott B.

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Posted by Scott Beavers on 01/16/2016 at 12:08 PM

Re: “The Menge brothers are married to bowling. They should’ve gotten a pre-nup

Great guys known them for years in the old neighborhood.

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Posted by Bill Buchser on 01/16/2016 at 5:59 AM

Re: “Scene Turns 40: The 40 Most Memorable Concerts of the Last 40 Years

Who made this list??? Not one World Series Of Rock show !!! How about the All The World A Stage tour from Rush, Pink Floyd Animals, any Led Zeppelin show?? Morons !!!

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Posted by Matt Farris on 01/12/2016 at 9:37 AM

Re: “Southern Man

He's a crook! If he wasn't a billionaire with people in his pockets, he would be serving time as a convicted felon!

Posted by JOEFONORKEY on 01/04/2016 at 8:25 PM

Re: “Cleveland Gave Me a Boner (and Almost Killed Me): Wistful and Mostly True Remembrances of a West Coast Transplant Who Fell in Love With Cleveland

I left for California 20 years ago and wanted to move back instantly. Well, a wife and two kids later,I am back with the family in tow. My heart literally feels lighter. Will never leave again!

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Posted by Dag Roshaven on 01/04/2016 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Cleveland Gave Me a Boner (and Almost Killed Me): Wistful and Mostly True Remembrances of a West Coast Transplant Who Fell in Love With Cleveland

I'll tell you why, in comparison, Cleveland is better than Naples. I may be able to get to the gulf in 10 minutes, to see dolphins and clear blue waters, but no where here can I take a bike ride through hills beside a running creek in the woods. No where in Naples can you go into the basement of a 100 year old building full of exposed bring and narrow halls just to get to a fireplace and hang with friends and have a beer. No doors squeak, no strairs creak, rarely is someone from here, anything of any value to people historically, gets torn down for another hotel, restaurant or strip mall, just to make more money from tourists in winter. And if they say its historical, and keep it, they charge you to come take a peek. So, while its beautiful, and the weather is amazing, sun shines most of the year, my heart truly loves Cleveland. I'll be back again soon!

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Posted by NaplesGirl on 01/04/2016 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Cleveland Gave Me a Boner (and Almost Killed Me): Wistful and Mostly True Remembrances of a West Coast Transplant Who Fell in Love With Cleveland

Moved from my hometown of LA 22 years ago and I still get that "Why'd you move here?" Every time I go back to LA I'm reminded of why I could never live in LA again.

Stop knocking your city, native Clevelanders!

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Posted by BigRedEO on 01/04/2016 at 5:50 AM
Posted by Dkucinich on 01/04/2016 at 1:18 AM

Re: “The New Black

Gary Norton is a thief just like the Nigerian bastard that went to jail. Bring back Eric Brewer. I bet Norton leaked the photos.

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Posted by Chharmaine on 12/20/2015 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Cracking the Bucknut

Ohio sucks and so the people have to grasp onto something , so they are over glorified cheerleaders . Yes, they are obnoxious and loud because they really don't understand the strategy of the game and are spawn of ignorant degenerates who taught them to be louder and more obnoxious instead of having intelligence. Ohio sucks and Ohio state academics are a absolute joke .

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Posted by wtohiohunter on 11/30/2015 at 9:11 AM
Posted by Mckee Chel on 11/28/2015 at 9:59 AM

Re: “The Doctor Can't See You Now

Good discussion - I Appreciate the insight - Does someone know if my company might get a blank a form version to complete ?

Posted by Elie Fabs on 11/27/2015 at 10:42 PM



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