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PAT CLEVELAND | VINTAGE BLACK GLAMOUR & GRACE

Patricia Cleveland initially attained success in the 1960s and 1970s and was one of the first African-American models within the fashion industry to achieve prominence as both a runway and print modeL.

Despite her early success, Cleveland grew disillusioned with America and what she perceived to be its racist attitudes towards black models.She relocated to Paris in 1970, vowing never to return to the United States until a black model appeared on the American cover of Vogue. Cleveland returned to the U.S. in 1974 to continue her successful modeling career after Beverly Johnson became the first black model to appear on the cover of American Vogue in August 1974.

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@kyrieirving returns to Cleveland for opening night with the #Celtics and his kicks are on troll level 1000. ☘️ (at Cleveland, Ohio)

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Ahh yessir, basketball season is officially back on and nothing else matters! Kyrie returns to Cleveland with his own squad in our Boston Celtics to face LeBron and the Cavs, and the Dubs get their rings tonight and get ready to play against James Harden, the newly acquired Chris Paul and the Houston Rockets! Can’t wait.

Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio. It’s where I walked. It’s where I ran. It’s where I cried. It’s where I bled. It holds a special place in my heart. People there have seen me grow up. I sometimes feel like I’m their son. Their passion can be overwhelming. But it drives me. I want to give them hope when I can. I want to inspire them when I can. My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball. I didn’t realize that four years ago. I do now.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are now in the running for LeBron James’ services and they are pulling out all the stops to welcome their King back. Despite their hostile reaction to the decision, Cavs Nation is ready and willing to welcome their hero home. In doing so, they’ve traded Jarrett Jack in an attempt to free up cap space, making it possible to offer LeBron a max contract. Aside from making financial moves, they are also recruiting Mike Miller and Ray Allen to make the move irresistible! 

LeBron James to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers

Sports IllustratedNBA superstar LeBron James says he is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

When I left Cleveland, I was on a mission. I was seeking championships, and we won two. But Miami already knew that feeling. Our city hasn’t had that feeling in a long, long, long time. My goal is still to win as many titles as possible, no question. But what’s most important for me is bringing one trophy back to Northeast Ohio.

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By leaving Miami to go back home to Cleveland, LeBron, who is worth far more to the N.B.A. than any owner, has taken back a fraction of the power he and other players have earned and continued the trend that he, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade started whereby players, still working within a restrictive and draconian labor system, can scratch out a small measure of autonomy. In professional sports, the players are the business. The league is stronger when it remembers that.
—  Jay Caspian Kang on LeBron James’s return to Cleveland: http://nyr.kr/1mH2m2S
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Medical Update:

Dear Taylor,

Today I was at the Cleveland Clinic getting blood work and ultrasounds done. I woke up super early to get to the Hospital at 8:45am. As suspected, I did not get the best news today….

In November of 2014 I was diagnosed with Non-Aloholic Fatty Liver disease which means which is a term used to describe “the accumulation of fat in the liver of people who drink little or no alcohol. In some people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, the fat that accumulates can cause inflammation and scarring in the liver. This more serious form of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is sometimes called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. At its most severe, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease can progress to liver failure.” A month ago I just had the fat accumulating outside of my live, but now most of the fat as penetrated my liver and reside within it. This is not good news.

Along with this news, my tumor is slightly bigger now…. also not good, but not critical at this point. In March 2015, I was diagnosed with Hepatocellular Adenomas (HCAs) which are also known as hepatic adenomas or liver cell adenomas. They are rare, benign tumors of presumable epithelial origin and occur in less than 0.004% of the population at risk.

I plan to drive home to Connecticut tomorrow morning and will return to the Cleveland Clinic for treatment on June 19th….

I am scared of what happens next. It seems as if each “check up” leads to another diagnosis with no treatment options, currently. taylorswift do you know what I did after I head this bad news???? I listened to 1989, TWICE! It made me feel better and the pain stopped for a short time.

taylorswift, If you are reading this… I want you to know that you are my inspiration to not give up and to fight my sickness. I will never let pain get in the way of doing the things that I love and getting an education. I love you so much. taylorswift…. Thank you for being there for me since day one. You’re my cheerleader!

I cannot wait to see you in July at Gillette on the 24th!!! If you want to know how I am doing you can find me in PITL, GA1, seats 14 & 15.

Sincerely,

Hannah Boulden…