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Thursday, October 30, 2014

BLACK HISTORY FACT: THE DOD COMPLETED DESEGREGATION OF ARMED FORCES BY ABOLISHING THE LAST ALL BLACK UNIT ON THIS DATE IN 1954

Monday, October 27, 2014

A GAME OF POLITICS IN MAPLE HEIGHTS

More glossy postcards and what appears to be early (2015 election) campaign literature.  Aren't you sick of it?
 
 
Fact:  Mrs Neomia Mitchell has not been a Maple Heights voter elected city official since 2011, yet that has not stopped City Hall officials from making Mrs. Mitchell a political punching bag.
 
 
Fact:  Mrs. Neomia Mitchell has been active in trying to racially integrate the fire department with minority firefighters while City Hall appears to have done nothing of real import to integrate the fire department with minority firefighters.  Who has the power to make change, ... Mrs. Mitchell or City Hall?
 
 
Fact:  Mrs. Neomia Mitchell has been active in trying to get more minority police officers in the police department, yet City Hall has no forward looking written plan to do it.  Who has the power to make change, ... Mrs. Mitchell or City Hall?
 
 
Fact:  Mrs. Neomia Mitchell wants an Independent Citizen's Review Board  with subpoena power. City Hall officials have not even opened it up for public discourse. 
 
 
Fact: Mrs. Neomia Mitchell has fought along side of the seniors who fought all the way to the Ohio Supreme Court (an won) to let the voters decide if they wanted speed cameras or not.  City hall officials did not want the voters to decide.
 
 
Fact:  Whatever you think of Bill Brownlee, he is the one who has made it a point to bring desperately needed  transparency to Maple Height's government by videotaping council meetings and other meetings and putting them on Youtube so you could see what goes on in these meetings.  The law director was caught taking down Mr. Brownlee's camera after Mr. Brownlee was removed from a council meeting.  Mr. Brownlee was the person responsible for the first question and answer public panel meeting to discuss the speed cameras. 
 
 
Fact:  Mr. Brownlee is not responsible for Maple Heights being in fiscal watch.  Read the auditor's report.
 
 
Fact: Maple Heights government's full-time work force is full of way too many non residents.
 
 
Where does the buck stop?   Say it with us ... CITY HALL!!!!!
 
 
 

ISSUE 99: IF YOU HATE UNMANNED RED LIGHT AND SPEED CAMERAS IN MAPLE HTS, VOTE "YES" FOR ISSUE 99

If you're confused by these postcards you've been getting, let's make it simple.  Issue 99 has to do with a charter amendment involving traffic cameras.


Do you absolutely hate these unmanned speed cameras in Maple Hts?  Did you or a friend or loved one get a speed camera ticket and you're mad as hell?  


Do you think that there will be more of these unmanned speed cameras or red light cameras coming to Maple Heights and you hate that idea?


Well, we guess you have only one choice.   Vote "YES" on Issue 99 (which again has to do with a charter amendment). 


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Friday, October 24, 2014

ATLANTA BLACKSTAR: 10 QUOTES THAT EXPLAIN RACISM TO PEOPLE WHO CLAIM THEY'RE COLORBLIND

BLACK HISTORY FACT: SAM LACY, AFRICAN AMERICAN SPORTS JOURNALIST, PIONEER IN BASEBALL JOURNALISM

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