Presidents’ Day at the Maltz Museum

Monday, February 18th, was Presidents’ Day; we headed over to the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage on Richmond Road in Beachwood for the 2019 annual Friends of the Maltz Museum Presidents’ Day Celebration. The gathering was mostly aimed at young families and the children were given the opportunity to create masks of U.S. Presidents like Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. They also took part in a project called “If I

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Night at the Races

On Saturday evening, February 16th, we went to the West Side Irish American Club in Olmsted Township for its 2019 annual Night at the Races presented by the West Side Irish American Marching Units and Cleveland’s St. Pat’s-St. Jarlath’s Gaelic Football Club. Almost 200 people attended and we were fortunate enough to sit with Mr. Steve Pepin, one of the event organizers, along with his wife, Lindsay, and his dad,

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Bessie Coleman – Aviation Pioneer

Our last event for Friday, February 15th, was “Dinner With a Slice of History” at the International Women’s Air and Space Museum (IWASM) at the Burke Lakefront Airport. In honor of Black Heritage Month, Ms. Gigi Coleman dazzled the audience with a one-woman-show about her great-aunt, the late Ms. Bessie Coleman who, in 1921, became the first African-American woman to obtain an international pilot’s license. Over the course of the presentation,

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Help Wanted: Apprenticeships in the 21st Century

At noontime on Friday, February 15th, we headed over to the City Club on Cleveland for a program titled “Help Wanted: Apprenticeships in the 21st Century,” with a keynote speech by Dr. Pamela Howze, Ed.D, Program Director of Work Based Learning at the National Fund for Workforce Solutions. In the course of her speech, Dr. Howze offered very compelling statistics that demonstrated (as we have written before in this blog)

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YWCA – It’s Time to Talk

On Friday, February 15th, our first event of the day was the 5th annual “It’s Time to Talk”  (ITT) forum put on by the YWCA Greater Cleveland whose purpose is “to expand racial understanding and cultural competency through dialogue about community and business members of different races with the ultimate goal of eliminating barriers that foster racism and discrimination…” The forum took place at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel

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Chinese mother granted Asylum

We get our client released on bond A Chinese woman hired immigration lawyers at Margaret W Wong & Associates to handle her immigration matters. She came to the United States on a valid B-2 tourist visa and overstayed. She promptly filed an application for asylum based on past persecution by the Family Planning Commission, who forced her to undergo an abortion and sterilization. However, on the day of her asylum

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Green Card Application Stalled

Fighting for a Green Card

Terror in China Our client, Ms. C, was born in China in 1972, in Northern China. She met and married her husband in China and they had a baby girl. Because of China’s one-child policy, she was forced to accept an IUD (Intrauterine device) birth control implant with regular checkups. At one of these checkups, Chinese officers discovered that the IUD had fallen out and she was pregnant. She herself

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Breakfast with Lake County Engineer

On Thursday, February 14th, we attended a Eastern Lake County Chamber of Commerce breakfast at the Quail Hollow Country Club in Concord where a presentation was given by Mr. James Gill, Lake County Engineer. Mr. Gill spoke about the progress of the replacement of the nearby Vrooman Road Bridge, a badly needed project has been talked about since the 1980’s, but is finally being brought to fruition as the result

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CAMEO Meeting

On Wednesday, February 13th, our event for the day was the monthly meeting of the Cleveland American Middle East Organization, otherwise known as C.A.M.E.O., that took place at Sky Mediterranean Lounge and Cuisine on Pearl Road in Parma Heights. We had never been to this restaurant before, but soon discovered this to be our loss because the dinner served was nothing short of excellent. We thus complimented the owner, Mr. Samir

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City Club and a Evening with Pete Buttgieg

On Tuesday, February 12th, we first stopped off at the Union Club for a few minutes of a Cleveland Council on World Affairs forum pertaining to U.S. foreign policy in which the speaker was Dr. James Lindsay, Senior Vice President of the Council on Foreign Relations. While Dr. Lindsay was being greeted, we conversed with Dr. Kenneth Ledford, Chair of the History Department at CWRU, about the practicality as well

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