Mansfield Frazier

Mansfield Frazier – A Cleveland Original; Reentry: A Vineyard

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Mansfield Frazier is a native Clevelander. His regular column can be seen on CoolCleveland.com. An avid gardener, he resides in the Hough neighborhood of Cleveland with his wife Brenda and their two dogs, Gypsy and Ginger. Mansfield is known as the only person in Cleveland to have planted a vineyard in the inner city. In addition to his interest in wine, Mansfield publishes a regular magazine entitled “Reentry Advocate”. Content of the magazine focuses on reducing recidivism.

 

 

Ronnie Dunn

Ronnie Dunn

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Racial Profiling and Racial Inequality

EDUCATION

Ph. D., Urban Studies, 2004

Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio

Dissertation – “Spatial Profiling: To What Extent Do the Cleveland Police Department’s Traffic Ticketing Patterns Target Blacks?”

MA, Sociology, 1998

Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio

BA, Sociology, 1996

Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio
AA, Liberal Arts, 1994

Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, Ohio

TEACHING INTERESTS

Urban Studies

Urban Sociology

Racial Inequality

Criminology

Black Studies

Program Evaluation

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Race and the Criminal Justice System

Police/Community Relations and Police Accountability

Minorities and the Urban Poor

Racial Health Disparities

Urban and Social Policy

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT

Assistant Professor, Levin-Goodman College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio: Fall 2005 – Present

Courses Taught – UST/PSM 302: Contemporary Urban Issues; PAD 581: Public Safety & Justice Management; UST 251: African American Images in Film.

Adjunct Faculty, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio: Spring 2005.

Course Taught – SOC 3850:  Introduction to Criminology.

Adjunct Faculty, Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, Ohio: 2002.

Courses Taught – UST 1010: Introduction to Urban Studies.

Instructor, Levin-Goodman College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio: 2000 – 2005.

Courses Taught – UST 200: Introduction to Urban Studies; UST/PSM 302: Contemporary Urban Issues.

Summer Program Instructor, Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, Ohio:

1995 – 1996.

Courses Taught – African/African-American History.

Research Assistant (undergraduate and graduate), Urban Child Research Center, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio 1994 – 2000.

PUBLICATIONS

“What is Urban Studies?: Context, Internal Structure, Content” (Bowen, W., Dunn, R. A., & Kasdan, D.). (2010). Journal of Urban Affairs, 32, 2, 199- 227.

“Measuring Racial Disparities in Traffic Ticketing Within Large Urban Jurisdictions,” Public Performance & Management Review.  (Dunn, R. A.) (2009). Public Performance & Management Review, 32, 4, 537-561.

“Racial Profiling: Driving While Black in Cleveland.” In The 21st Century American City: Race, Ethnicity and Multicultural Urban Life. Kellogg, W. (Ed.) (2006). Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.  (Dunn, R.).

“A Culturally Competent Approach to Cancer News and Education in an Inner City Community: Focus Group Findings.”  (Marks, J. P., Reed, W., Colby, K., Dunn, R. A., Mosavel, M., & Ibrahim, S. A.) (2004).  Journal of Health Communication, 9, 143-157.

Dissertation: “Spatial Profiling: To What Extent Do the Cleveland Police Department’s Traffic Ticketing Patterns Target Blacks?”

Manuscripts Accepted for Publication

 

Dunn, R. A. “Race and the Relevance of Citizen Complainants Against the Police.”  Forthcoming in, Administrative Theory & Praxis, December, 2010.

Reed, W. L. & Dunn, R. A. “Increasing Cultural Competency Among Public Health Workers,” chapter in forthcoming edited book (peer-reviewed) Handbook of African American Health: Social and Behavioral Interventions published by Springer Publishing.

Dunn, R. A. “An Examination of Citizen Complaints Against Police, Their Experience, and the Application of Hirschman’s Exit, Voice, & Loyalty.”   Public Performance & Management Review.

Dunn, R. A., & Reed, W. L. Book proposal: “Racial Profiling: Causes and Consequences,” under contract with Kendall-Hunt Publishing.

Selected Paper Presentations

Dunn, R. Keynote address on Racial Profiling at Central State University’s (Ohio) Pre-Law Day, September 16, 2010.

Dunn, R. Moderator for conference panel session on Pre-Prison: How Ohio Criminalizes its Youth, at the ACLU of Ohio annual meeting, Columbus, Ohio, June 30-31, 2010.

Dunn, R. Skip Gates, Race, and the Experience of Citizen Complainants Against the Police. Paper presented at the 40th annual meeting of the Urban Affairs Association, Honolulu, Hawaii, March 10-13, 2010.

Dunn, R. What is Urban Studies?: Context, Internal Structure, Content. Paper presented at the 39th annual meeting of the Urban Affairs Association, Chicago, March 4- 6, 2009.

Reed, W. & Dunn, R. A Proposal for Addressing AIDS Prevention from the Ground Up. Presentation proposing the use of a novel culturally specific, video-based approach to providing AIDS intervention in indigenous Ugandan Communities. Research is based on the model used in the Urban Cancer Project to address cancer prevention and intervention among low income African Americans.  Presented at the 6th International Conference on Public Management, Policy, and Development, Kampala, Uganda, East Africa, June 15-22, 2007.

Dunn, R. “Spatial Profiling: To What Extent Do the Cleveland Police Department’s Traffic Ticketing Patterns Target Blacks?” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the The Midwest Political Science Association, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, April, 20, 2006.

Dunn, R. A Refined Measurement of Racial Profiling in the State of Ohio. Paper presented at the 36th annual meeting of the Urban Affairs Association, Montreal, Quebec, April, 19, 2006.

Reed, W., Colby, K., & Dunn, RUrban Cancer Project: A Culturally-Specific Solution to Race and Ethnic Cancer Disparities.  Presented at the American Public Health Association 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition December 10-14, 2005 Philadelphia, PA.

Reed, W. & Dunn, RUrban Cancer Project: The Wisdom Within.  Presentation of research on Emmy Award-winning, culturally specific television news-based health program designed to increase cancer screening and prevention behavior among low income African-Americans in Cleveland’s public housing estates, at The Association of Black Sociologist 35th Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pa., August 11 – 14, 2005.

Dunn, R. Racial Profiling in the City of Cleveland. Presented a lecture on racial profiling as part of the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio’s Noon Lecture Series, July 21, 2005.

Dunn, R. Spatial Profiling: To What Extent Do the Cleveland Police Department’s Traffic Ticketing Patterns Target Blacks? Presented dissertation research at the 35th Annual Urban Affairs Association Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, April, 13 – 16, 2005.

Dunn, R. Racial Profiling in the City of Cleveland. Presented a lecture on research on racial profiling as part of the Cleveland State University African American Cultural Center’sCurtis Wilson Colloquium Lecture Series, October 25, 2004.

Dunn, R. Spatial Profiling: To What Extent Do the Cleveland Police Department’s Traffic Ticketing Patterns Target Blacks? Presented research at the Association of Black Sociologists 34th Annual Conference, San Francisco, California, August, 11 – 14, 2004.

Reed, W. & Dunn, RUrban Cancer Project: A Solution to a Deadly Problem.  Presented research on Emmy Award-winning, culturally specific television news-based health program designed to increase cancer screening and prevention behavior among low income African-Americans in Cleveland’s inner city, at The Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists 69th Annual Conference, Cleveland, Ohio March 10 –13, 2004.

Dunn, R.  Moderator for conference panel session, Decentralization, Governance and Civil Service at the 4th International Conference on Public Management, Policy and Development, Maputo, Mozambique July 20 – 23, 2003.

Dunn, RRacial Profiling: What is it? Why is it important? And, is it a problem locally? Presented at Cleveland State University’s Office of Minority Affairs Annual Community Forum, April, 2001.

Dunn, R. Measuring the impact of the Million Man March Association Mentoring Program on inner-city, African-American male middle-school students. Presented research paper at the annual STARS Program (Students Achieving in Research and Scholarship) statewide conference held at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, March, 1996.

FUNDED RESEARCH, GRANTS, and AWARDS

Contracted by Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office to study use of police discretion in police jurisdictions throughout Cuyahoga County ($78,000).

Research funded by the Cleveland City Council to study the operations of the Cleveland Police Review Board ($20,000).

Travel grant from the Urban Affairs Association to attend and present a paper at the 2010 annual meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii ($700).

Levin College of Urban Affairs New Faculty Start-Up Award ($15,000).

Media Interviews and News Articles

 

Social Health Network, Barbershop Live, discussion of Cleveland’s, Imperial Avenue Murders, November 13, 2009 (live streamcast internet TV show at [sc_embed_player fileurl=”http://www.vesselwork.com/”>www.vesselwork.com ).

WCPN (NPR), The Sound of Ideas with Dan Maulthrop, discussion of Imperial Avenue Murders, November 11, 2009.

Village TV, NAACP Talknowlogy with Stanley Miller, discussion of Imperial Avenue Murders, November 11, 2009.

Village TV, NAACP Talknowlogy with Stanley Miller, discussion of race relations nationally and locally, September 9, 2009.

WCPN (NPR), Ideastream: Regional News Stories, Dan Bobkoff, “The Urban Agenda: Where the Candidates Stand on Cities,” September, 25, 2008.

WCPN (NPR), Ideastream: Regional News Stories, David Barnett, “The Glenville Riot,” July, 23, 2008.

WCPN (NPR),The BBC: World Have Your Say, discussion of Sen. Barack Obama’s speech on Race and Race in America, March 19, 2008.

WCPN (NPR), The Sound of Ideas with Regina Brett, discussion of Thug Culture, May 4, 2007.

PAX-TV, “i on Cleveland” interview on Racial Profiling, August 29, 2006.

Duncan, R. WERE Urban Talk Radio, Racial Profiling, February 16, 2006.

Morris, P. Reviving trust will take more than a Taser, The Plain Dealer, p. B-9, Oct. 11, 2005.

Tolliver, S. WERE Talk Radio Show, Racial Profiling, July 23, 2004.

Price, G. Changing the Police Paradigm, The Call & Post, July 22, 2004.

Reed, W.  Village TV Public Affairs Show, Racial Profiling, July 13, 2004.

Brett, R.  Traffic Tickets for One and All , The Plain Dealer, p. B-1, July 9, 2004.

Prinz, B.  WJW Fox TV 8 News Report on Racial Profiling, July 5, 2004.

Brett, R.  Tale of Two Roads reveals Racial Divide, The Plain Dealer, p. B-1, June 30, 2004.

Professional Affiliations, Community Service, and Awards

Commissioner, Cuyahoga County Metropolitan Housing Authority Board, and serve on the Public Safety Committee, appointed January 2010

Who’s Who in Black Cleveland, 2008, 2009, & 2010

Member, Citizens for a Fair & Safe Cleveland, 2007 – Present

Member, National Association of Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement, 2007 – Present

American Sociological Association, 2006 – Present

Urban Affairs Association, 2004 – Present

Association of Black Sociologist, 2001 – Present

Member, Cleveland Division of Police Citizen Contact Committee, 2005

Member, ACLU, 2005 – Present

Member, Cleveland Housing Network Board of Trustees, 2003 – 2005

Board member, Union-Miles Community Development Corporation, 2003 – 2005

Military Service

United States Air Force

Public Affairs Specialist, 1983 – 1988

 

Eddie Levert

Talks About Life and the Loss of His Son Sean

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Edward “Eddie” Levert (born June 16, 1942) is an American singer, and is the lead vocalist of the soul/funk/R&B vocal group, The O’Jays.[1]

Levert was born in Bessemer, Alabama, but was raised in Canton, Ohio. While attending high school, he met buddies Walter Williams, Bill Isles, Bobby Massey, and William Powell. They were motivated to sing after seeing a performance from Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers. They formed in 1958.

Career with the O’Jays

The O’Jays were originally known as The Triumphs and The Mascots. They were officially known as The O’Jays after they got their name from DJ Eddie O’Jay. Their first big hit was “Lonely Drifter” which was lifted off their debut album Comin Through. The O’Jays are mainly known by their hits “Back Stabbers,” “Love Train” and “For the Love of Money.”

He starred and performed in the movie (The Fighting Temptations) and performed the song He Still Loves Me.

In 2009, he and his group won the BET Lifetime Achievement Award.

Personal life

Levert is the father of R&B singers Gerald Levert, who died on November 10, 2006, Sean Levert, who died on March 30, 2008 and Eddie Levert Jr., CEO of Levert Entertainment Group, a Music label headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. The relationships between Eddie Sr. and Gerald became a subject of a book, I Got Your Back: A Father and Son Keep It Real about Love, Fatherhood, Family, and Friendship issued in 2007

 

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