We Have a Lot to be Proud of in Cleveland

by Richard Grayson

’m proud to be a Clevelander at any given time but especially now, we hear a lot of jokes and negative talk about our city but we showed up and stood proud after the Cavs won the NBA Championship.  We didn’t burn or loot or riot when we win.  What we did do was celebrate. 

I am proud that we treat homeless people with some dignity and they don’t have to sleep in port-to-johns like in the 1980s.  I am proud that we have a nice system to serve homeless people on the streets and some beautiful new places built to house these guys.  I am proud of the fact that we have had a Street Newspaper for 23 years in Cleveland and that we fought in court for the rights of homeless people.  We have a lot to be proud of in Cleveland for both our sports and our services. 

 I’ve always thought my city was # 1 and you showed the world how to do it right. This is the best location in the nation keep it up Cleveland and Go Indians for two Championship Teams in one year. That’ll show them.     

Copyright Cleveland Street Chronicle April 2016 Issue 23.2 Cleveland Ohio