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CSU Galleries and Plexus

On Thursday, August 28th, we attended the opening of a new exhibition at The Galleries at CSU called “At Home in Africa-Design, Beauty and Pleasing Irregularity in Domestic Settings”. As the website for the Galleries states, this “is an exhibition that features the inspirational and creative design, pattern and form found in a variety of […]


President Obama Considers Making Big Changes

This morning, the Washington Post’s David Nakamura reported that the White House is contemplating plans backed by business and immigrant groups to increase legal immigration to the United States by providing “hundreds of thousands of new green cards for high-tech workers and the relatives of U.S. citizens and permanent residents”. In the past few months, […]


Mentor and Willoughby/ Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce

On Tuesday, August 26th, we attended a joint chamber of commerce luncheon involving the Mentor and Willoughby/Western Lake County chambers at the Andrews Osborn Academy in Willoughby. The speaker for the day was Mr. Bob DiBiasio, VP of Public Relations for the Cleveland Indians who we had also heard speak at the North Coast Chamber […]


DACA Loans are Available for Low-Income Applicants

As the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) approaches its 2 year anniversary, the Brookings Institute is producing a series of blogs, articles, podcasts, and studies about foreign students in the United States. In a blog post from earlier this month, Audrey Singer, a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute, explored why it’s so […]


Back to School Brunch at the East Side Irish American Club

We started off our Sunday, August 24th, at the “Back to School Brunch” put on by the Bluestone Division of the Ancient Order of the Hibernians at the East Side Irish American Club on Lake Shore Blvd. in Euclid. We got to say hello to the people that we knew there who serve on the […]


The Shiksha Daan Project at the India Community Center

The first thing that we did on Saturday, August 23rd, was go to the India Community Center on Cedar Road in Cleveland Heights because there was an open house for their Shiksha Daan project. According to the website of the Federation of India Community Associations of Northeast Ohio (FICA), the objective of this project is […]


Ta-Nehisi Coates at the City Club

We haven’t read the article titled “The Case for Reparations” by Ta-Nehisi Coates which appears in the May 14, 2014 edition of “The Atlantic” , and is available on line, although we would like to now because on Friday, August 22nd, we heard Mr. Coates talk about it at the City Club of Greater Cleveland. […]


End the Congressional Immigrant Bed Quota

The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General has released a review of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention policies which reveals some of the agency’s flawed detention practices. Specifically, it takes a look at what’s known as the “Bed Quota”. Since 2007, Congress has required that ICE maintain a level of not less than 34,000 […]


Greater Cleveland Partnership

On Thursday, August 21st, our first stop was early in the morning at the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) where we went to attend the “Chairman’s Forum” with GCP Board Chair Ms. Beth Mooney, also the CEO of Keycorp, who updated the attendees on the GCP’s work to “advance the priorities of of the organization and […]


Fundraiser for Francine Goldberg

On the evening of Wednesday, August 20th, we attended another fundraiser for our good friend, Francine Goldberg who is running for Domestic Relations Judge in Cuyahoga County. Tonight the fundraiser was held at Nighttown in Cleveland Heights and at least 50 people attended this special occasion because Ms. Goldberg celebrated her 50th birthday at this […]



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