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William C. Wedley, veteran and educator elected as 61st Illustrious Potentate

March 21, 2014 in Lifestyle, Local News, News, Top Stories

BY JURRY TAALIB-DEEN

Journal Staff Writer

Serving with Integrity, the theme for the 61st annual Potentate Ball held on Saturday, March 15, reflects the past, as well as the office, just inherited by newly elected Illustrious Potentate of Mecca Temple 43, William C. Wedley.

The former active duty United States Air Force officer, and current Executive Officer of theUniversityofToledo’s Army ROTC Battalion, was introduced to the general public at the Premier Banquet Hall, located at4480 Heatherdowns Blvd…

Women Play Integral Role in Civil Rights Meeting with President Obama

February 22, 2014 in National News, News

The Toledo Journal Newswire

Washington, DC – Earlier this week President Barack Obama; Attorney General Eric Holder; senior advisor to President Obama, Valerie Jarrett; and director of the Domestic Policy Council, Cecilia Munoz; met with Black leaders of civil rights organizations at The White House to discuss jobs, income inequality, voter suppression, criminal justice reform and other issues that impact the Black community. Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener, Black Women’s Roundtable, participated in the meeting and issued the following comments about the conversation:…

Star Bright Inner Beauty Pageant crowns three

February 22, 2014 in Lifestyle, Local News, News, Top Stories

BY JURRY TAALIB-DEEN
Journal Staff Writer

Three Toledo girls were crowned as the 2013 Star Bright Inner Beauty Pageant winners. The second annual beauty pageant, for girls ages five to 13, was sponsored by the non-profit organization, Building Bridges Community Revitalization Corporation, out of Columbus, Ohio, and was held at Robinson Elementary School located at 1075 Horace, on February 15 and 16…

Ohioans Targeted by Utility Bill Email Scam

January 24, 2014 in News, State News

The Toledo Journal Newswire

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned Ohioans to beware of unexpected email messages that appear to be utility bills.

In the last two weeks, the Attorney General’s Office has received more than 30 reports of utility bill email scams from consumers across Ohio.

Defending the Dream: 1700 people commemorate Dr. King’s legacy

January 23, 2014 in Lifestyle, Local News, News

BY JURRY TAALIB-DEEN

Journal Staff Writer

Approximately 1700 people attended the 13th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Celebration on Monday, January 20 at the University of Toledo’s Savage Arena. The 2014 theme was “Defending the Dream.”

Some of those offering comments at the event included Dr. Lloyd Jacobs, president of The University of Toledo, Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur and Ray Woods, president of the local chapter of the NAACP and president of UAW Local 14 would deliver the keynote address….