for what you want, take what you get, use what you get to get what you want.”
Sheinelle Jones received that advice at the beginning of her career and
continues to impart that wisdom when describing her journey from Wichita,
Kansas to NBC News. Growing
up in Wichita, Jones idolized the news anchors on NBC, aspiring to join their
ranks. This dream followed her throughout college at Northwestern University to
Philadelphia as co-host of FOX’s Emmy Award-winning morning show, “Good Day
Philadelphia," to New York where she is a correspondent for TODAY and a
co-anchor of TODAY, Weekend Edition on NBC
– the very station she admired growing up. She credits her success to hard work
and frequently mentions years of unpai...
output is growing in Ohio. Currently 20 percent above pre-2009 levels, the Ohio
manufacturing sector has been investing in technology with productivity
expected to increase by 75 percent by 2025 for the 18 counties of Northeast
Ohio. However, the increased
production doesn’t necessarily mean increased employment. Why? Automation. The
Bureau of Labor Market predicts manufacturing
jobs to decline by 2018– the White House released
a report last year which concluded an 83 percent chance that automation
will replace a job that pays $20 an hour. As the rise of robots and automated
machinery continues, manufacturing will become more productive, with less human
workers.However, educators in
Northeast Ohio are figh...
2018, Ohio will elect new statewide office holders. Leading up to the election,
the City Club will be hosting conversations with candidates seeking statewide
March 20, Jim Renacci announced his candidacy for Governor of Ohio.
A Pennsylvania native, Renacci moved to Wadsworth in 1983 where he founded LTC
Management Services, a company that owned, operated, and managed nursing
facilities throughout the region. Throughout his 30-year business career, he
owned and operated more than 60 entities, created more than 1,500 jobs and
employed more than 3,000 people. Renacci
was elected to the United States House of Representatives in November 2010 and
is serving his fourth term representing the 16th district of O...
October 13, 1917, L. Hollingsworth Wood, chairman of the National League on
Urban Conditions Among Negroes, spoke to the City Club about issues facing the
African-American population in Cleveland. Wood preached that, “above all, make
these new residents feel that they are not here purely as a war measure, but
that Cleveland has something in store for them after the war.” In response to Wood's
statements, the Urban League of Greater
Cleveland (ULGC) was founded that same year to address the issues presented
by the urban migration of African-American families from the south to the
north. They work to counteract issues of discrimination and advocate for those
on the economic and social margins. For minority groups in Clev...
Since Brown v. Board of Education ruled to desegregate schools, the percentage of African-American students in white majority schools increased to peak at 43.5 percent in 1988. Today, the trend is reversing - a recent report from UCLA’s Civil Rights Project showed that number had dropped by nearly half to 23.2 percent, a comparable percentage to 1968. In the U.S., African-American wealth equals about 5 to 7 percent of white wealth. Richard Rothstein, in his most recent book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, attributes that gap almost entirely to the federal housing policy of the mid-20th century. The Fair Housing Act of 1968 provided some enforcement to prevent housing discrimina...