Does this group have a Facebook page or Twitter account that updates their activities?
And yes, blacks have been protesting for 50 years and where has it gotten them? While they are able to go into most public places without harassment they are still dealing with police brutality and job discrimination. Their unemployment rate is much higher than any other population in our country and their household net worth has drop precipitously in the last six years. Our cities are even more segregated than they were 50 years ago as the gap between rich and poor is now as high as it was in the 1920's.
Maybe it's the white ruling elite that has the problem in this country.
Who are kids nowadays looking up to, who are the role models and heroes in their lives? Are parents involved in their children's lives, and trying to actually control what their children are exposed to? Here's where 50 different excuses fly in about how that isn't feasible and you can't expect that. FIND A WAY if it's that important to you, which it damn well should be if this is your child we're talking about. Don't try to pretend that this is entirely 100% another side's fault (for example the police), when there is shared responsibility for making the world a better place. But no one wants to go that route, because it's not flashy or sexy. No one is gushing over the parent that gives their child a safe environment or tells them no when they want to do something wrong. Everyone wants to be the flashy leader of a protest, standing in stopped traffic on the shoreway, because that's flashy, that's sexy, that's power. But what helps more? The good parent, or the protest? If you're a good parent, it's like trying to prevent a child from getting sick. If you're the protester, it's like yelling to everyone how the child is sick. It's not flashy, it's not filled with glory, but it's the most important role in the world, and it's going to make or break our country going forward.
"We need another social movement."
Perhaps that movement can start by cleaning up our communities and neighborhoods, emphasizing the importance of school to our children instead of telling them they are acting white when they work hard and succeed, helping police eliminate the gangs and drug dealers that control parts of our city where people are afraid to walk down the street or even sit on their front porch? Maybe lift up the hard working successful Blacks in our area so they are front and center providing the example for our young people to see? Perhaps the change needs to start in our attitudes and lifestyles? We've been marching and protesting for over 50 years now.....where has that gotten us? When are we going to overcome? It's easy to blame society, police, whites, and government for all our problems but I am suggesting to you that first we take a long hard look in the mirror and see if there are changes we need to make as individuals and families, as a community, that will help bring about the changes we all seek and that you speak about here in this article. Preaching the hate of 50 years ago to children who never experienced it, teaching them they can't trust authority and they have no chance of success doesn't seem to be making a difference. Lord knows we've been doing that for over 50 years and where has it gotten us?
Great feature! Mr. Radford's positive attitude shines through clearly, and this program sounds wonderful.
Wow really? Stef is a troubled young man. He wasn't abandoned, his parents are deceased. His mom was my cousin. Was he wrong? Definitely... But don't twist it so out of shape. Again, America fails
Joe A Melendez, aka Seph Lawless, is an egomaniacal scam artist.
Wow these pictures are fantastic!!
Designed, built and imported from Detroit. These programs add a lot of cost and corruption. And, probably hinder the longterm development of the victim populations.
"My new job developer, (with UCP) wants me to be a "dispatcher and parking lot
attendant," which is not my job goal and is beneath my education, skills, and abilities. My new OOD counselor, Catherine Bricker said "Your BA degree means nothing. You cannot have your dream job." And that I have to do what the Government tells me, or I cannot be in the program."
This is nothing new. DVR...or was it BVR?...was doing the same thing in the late Nineties...people with BA degrees and 25+ years of work experience were given choices such as working at NATURE'S BIN (!!!) in Lakewood...stocking produce...OR "training" at a Collinwood facility (now an empty lot) to learn the skills that would "qualify" them for a minimum wage job in a bakery...during which time they were paid SUB-MINIMUM wages and it was called "transportation money"...
Meanwhile, the training facility SOLD their product at a walk-up store in the building and at the East Side Market just down the road a piece. So these folks were actually WORKING for two or three dollars an hour and being told they might someday make SIX somewhere else!
It's all smoke and mirrors...and it was back then, too...just 1 in 8 "clients" or "consumers" or whatever the hell they were called at the moment...ever got placed in a job. Usually a shit job at shit money with zero future...but it was A JOB in the statistics and the folks were considered to be WORKING. Case closed. All the best, chump.
Worse yet, 7 out of 8 never even got THAT much, and were either "closed out" by counselors or they walked away in disgust. But that's about par for the course with government "helping" agencies. Not just in Ohio, either. Pretty much true in any state you look at. Whatta sick joke. Remind me to laugh.
Chuckles the Clown
I have also wasted my time with OOD. They had originally told me that I had all the qualifications to start a small business. Now I have been told that OOD has made it so hard for anyone to qualify that basically they have shut down that benefit but yet offered it as they have to. If anyone questions them, they just say that people sis not qualify. I have written my State Senator to look into this scam. I suggest that others do the same.
OOD Does Not Help its Clients
by Jeanne Coppola
As an OOD client, (with a physical disability), I can attest to the fact that OOD breaks its own rules, works with second party companies that commit IRS fraud, and places their clients with employers who do not pay them.
OOD gets away with everything they do wrong, and my counselor (Mary Hennessey), kept her job.
OOD denied me my right of “Informed Choice” to choose my own job goal, and my previous Job Developer, (from Voc Works) placed me in a "sheltered workshop” (New Hope Specialized Services), for people with developmental disabilities, although I have a Bachelor’s Degree.
The workshop did not pay me (or anyone else) for the hours we worked. And had HIPPA violations (no soap or toilet paper in the restrooms).
I worked 20 hours a week and was only paid for 12 hours. The IRS called me and told me that the company was being audited.
I contacted Ohio Legal Rights, and my attorney told me to quit my job (which was my only source of income) because OOD was breaking the law by placing me there. She did NOTHING about the HIPPA violations. I felt the attorney wanted to protect OOD from getting in trouble for breaking the law, instead of help me.
Then the company closed their location, and OOD was not held accountable!
OOD has a $5 Million dollar budget and disperses their funds to hundreds of
second party vendors (social service agencies and non-profits, who also get funding from the government, and are double dipping.) These vendors pay "Job
Developers," who get $62 dollars an hour, according to the OOD website. But I got no help. (My attorney told me job developers get $200 an hour!) What a waste of funds!
I was denied a laptop from Best Buy for $250, so I could take online classes, network, use LinkedIn, work on my resume, attend virtual job fairs and workshops, and apply for jobs.
My new job developer, (with UCP) wants me to be a "dispatcher and parking lot
attendant," which is not my job goal and is beneath my education, skills, and abilities. My new OOD counselor, Catherine Bricker said "Your BA degree means nothing. You cannot have your dream job." And that I have to do what the Government tells me, or I cannot be in the program.
All OOD clients should be contacted for their input on how they are treated. Perhaps they do not know where to file a complaint. All other OOD clients might have similar complaints.
OOD is not held accountable. OOD violates its own laws, and government laws, and does not help its clients. OOD counselors deny clients their rights, but do not lose their jobs. OOD passes government funding around to its vendors, at the expense of the client. OOD is above the law.
This must be the Cavs' practice court they sold to this high school, as the official center courts of the Coliseum AND the old Cleveland Arena are located currently, and prominently displayed, in the elevator lobby on the main concourse of Quicken Loans Arena.
I've looked at them closely enough to tell they're the legit, real center courts and not a replica, as the wood is warped, worn, and uneven on the edges. The seams don't fit tight. There's marring under the finish. You can replicate that, but it would take countless hours to make it look real. I certainly do not believe they would have gone through all that.
The REAL center court of The Coliseum is located in Quicken Loans Arena. The court the Cavs sold this high school is a practice or alternative court.
Wow. I live about 45 minutes from Staunton and never knew. I'm making a pilgrimage.
So, the center court that says Richfield Coliseum at the Q is a facsimile??
Such a great place to entrust your future in! The family is as genuine as they get! Mr. Phil D'Amico was a wonderful man as well as his wife! Apples don't fall far from the tree...as Mike D'Amico is a pillar in his community and a man of true character! Glad to have known the family!
~ Mary Schoeffler
My son invited 16 friends for his Birthday there in a loge with the basketball players signing autographs and eating pizza and cake with them and their seats for the game were sooooooo close!! That was one of the best oh no 16 was even better!!
That creepy ass mall guy needs to stop. He's fucking weird.
Cool sounding dude.
all pimps should know you go green for the money and gold for the honey
Wow!! I hope the saying, " All publicity is good publicity " still rings true. :- D. Thanks for your kind, uplifting words. It is a great costume btw. Have a fun Halloween Cleveland... You too Scene ( I still love ya ). HA! ..... Superpimp
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