One year later, Tamir Rice’s family, supporters still seeking justice
On Sunday Nov. 22 at a prayer vigil marking one year since their son was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer, Tamir Rice’s family told activists to continue demanding for justice.
Black Lives Matter activists and ongoing supporters came as far away as Columbus to remember Rice, according to an article on Cleveland.com.
Activists are currently seeking the removal of Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty from the case. Supporters claim that McGinty has dragged out the case and object to his office’s release of three reports that justify the shooting.
The case was recently presented to a grand jury.
Cleveland approves $1 million plan to keep Dealer Tire in the city
The Cleveland-based company Dealer Tire has expanded significantly and was in talks with several other locations, so Cleveland City Council has created a plan to keep them in the city.
To accomplish this, Cleveland City Council will be approving a $1 million job creation incentive plan and tax increment financing deal in order for Dealer Tire to keep their headquarters in the city. As their office at 36th and Chester Avenue is now too small, they will be purchasing the historic Victory Midtown Building at 7012 Euclid Avenue and building a parking area for their employees.
The project will cost an estimated $25 million, and in exchange Dealer Tire is expected to create 100 jobs in three years, says an article on Cleveland.com.
Sisters of Charity Foundation grants $300,000 to combat infant mortality
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland awarded $300,000 in grants last week to help reduce infant mortality rates in Cleveland. They gave $100,000 each to ideastream, MetroHealth and a grassroots campaign dedicated to reducing infant mortality rates.
Two one-year grants will support ideastream’s Healthy People, Healthy Place, Healthy Future initiative and MetroHealth’s Nurse-Family Partnership for Central Neighborhood. The third grant is going to a grassroots campaign in Cleveland’s Central Neighborhood, where the mortality rate is twice the national average.
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland will be working with a communications partner in 2016, says an article in Crain’s Cleveland Business. They will aim to help educate women and families in neighborhoods, such as Central, on how to maintain health during pregnancy and how to care for their newborns.