Ripping Off Citizens and Hornswoggling Community Groups by the Rich in Cleveland

Citizen Wealth Financial Justice

New Orleans        Almost a year ago in Fall 2017 issue of Social Policy (v.47#3), we published a long article by veteran local organizer Randy Cunningham entitled “Doing the Unthinkable in Cleveland, Ohio” that detailed the tragic story of defeat being pulled out of the jaws of victory in a huge fight over upgrading the …

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The Contradictions Embedded in East Cleveland

ACORN Citizen Wealth Financial Justice Foreclosure

Cleveland  In several meetings with community development and housing experts in Cleveland, they kept pointing us east. Not just to the east side of Cleveland which had historically housed the largest African-American communities in the city, but to the near suburb and separate city of East Cleveland, so with an organizer from ACORN Canada’s Ottawa …

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Going House to House in Cleveland with the Western Reserve Thriving Communities Institute

ACORN Citizen Wealth Financial Justice Foreclosure

Cleveland    When you sit down with Jim Rokakis, who directs the Thriving Communities Institute as part of the Western Reserve Land Conservancy, and his chief lieutenants, Frank Ford, Senior Policy Adviser and numbers cruncher, and Special Project chief, Jay Westbrook, you realize there’s over a 100 years of experience in wrestling with the problems – …

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