Saturday, November 22, 2008

"Black On Black Crime Inc" Art McCoy - Cleveland Watch



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Art McKoy founded Black on Black Crime more than 30 years ago. The community leader and civic activist has organized his community in times of grief and has established the Memorial Wall of Sorrow which commemorates more than one thousand people who have died in Cuyahoga County between the ages of one and twenty-five. Art not only organized Black on Black Crime to help stop crime in the inner city but to help stop crime overall. He uses his group to help speak for the voiceless who can’t speak for themselves. McKoy gradated from East High School. As a Blue Bomber he ran track and played football. He is also a Vietnam veteran. McKoy is a currently a businessman in the hood.



Cleveland's street violence: Four views on what we can do

How did we get to this point?

Poor examples set by adults, neighborhoods flooded with guns, poisonous rap lyrics and an irresponsible entertainment industry playing a parental role have helped create a lost youth culture with a nonchalant attitude toward life and death

What do we do as a community to fix this?

Local, state and federal government must get guns off the streets, McKoy said, adding that killers are becoming younger. Governments must create training and work programs to stem the tide of growing generation of young people that is increasingly unemployable.

Why should people all over Northeast Ohio care?

If inner-city crime and violence goes unchecked, it will spread to the suburbs and throughout the region, affecting everyone, McKoy said.



Spectial Notation:

Michael L. Nelson, Cleveland attorney and organizer of 100 Black Men:

How did we get to this point?

The only difference between Cleveland and a Third World country is the infrastructure. Our school system invests in facilities instead of extracurricular activities. We do not have a single high school band. The last time Glenville went to the state playoffs they had to gather 10 kids to make a band while their opponent had more than 100 members.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

EAST CLEVELAND — Community activist Art McKoy was arrested today on suspicion of drug trafficking. Police searched his Superfly barber shop at Lee Road and Euclid Avenue and confiscated a pound, or half-kilo, of cocaine, police said.
Acuzz-ee-ations!!
Oww! Unhh!

Anonymous said...

Innocent til proven guilty is absolutely applicable here...I choose to hope Art is not that stupid, considering what he's suppose to stand for...Truely a tragedy if these accusations are true.

Anonymous said...

I plan on having a protest outside his crack den, errrrrrrr, I mean barbershop this week. This is an outrage, a travesty, a reason to hit the streets to protest another incident of the streets sticking it to the man!

Anonymous said...

Anyone else notice that his last name in this article is misspelled with a "K" 3 times? What the heck is up with that?

Anonymous said...

Art Mckoy is a good person with a little history of crime but thats how it is growing up in the struggle now people act like he cant change his life around and that was a set up with that coke they found because he did the ring around the justice center im not stupid e-mail art less do lunch mr.rice@live.com

Constructive Feedback said...

I began recording Mr McKoy's show over the Internet.

Of course I was disappointed that he chose to violate the community's trust in such a way.

I am able to separate my personal disagreements with one's IDEOLOGICAL methodology as I "get what they are saying".

I do agree that Mr McKoy was a good person. I actually like muckrakers more than what might come off in my disposition.

HOWEVER the one thing I can't stand is a muckraker who becomes a "Spokes-model" once a favorable person gets into power. (Not saying that this is McKoy)

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Friday, December 10, 2010
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Clevelanders need to get their heads out of the past and embrace what they have. How many cities can boast having as many professional sports teams as Cleveland? So what if they don’t bring home the gold as long as they play hard and don’t give up we should all be proud and give them our support. Our local media has given Labron way too much publicity with their rehashing of the circumstances around his decision to leave the Cavaliers. So what he’s gone thanks and good luck. We should have had big going away party for him. Instead we reacted in a most humiliating and disgraceful way. In my opinion, the fans simply gave justification to his unpopular choice. Bottom line it was his choice to make so suck it up Cleveland time to move on take down the signs and bumper stickers like the one I saw today that read Labron went south and his mother rode West. Come on people why are you talking about the man’s mama it is time to move on. The joke is over not funny anymore let it rest now please. Clevelanders need to get their heads out of the past and embrace what they have. How many cities can boast having as many professional sports teams as Cleveland? So what if they don’t bring home the gold as long as they play hard and don’t give up we should all be proud and give them our support. Our local media has given Labron way too much publicity with their rehashing of the circumstances around his decision to leave the Cavaliers. So what he’s gone thanks and good luck. We should have had big going away party for him. Instead we reacted in a most humiliating and disgraceful way. In my opinion, the fans simply gave justification to his unpopular choice. Bottom line it was his choice to make so suck it up Cleveland time to move on take down the signs and bumper stickers like the one I saw today that read Labron went south and his mother rode West. Come on people why are you talking about the man’s mama it is time to move on. The joke is over not funny anymore let it rest now please.

Hbarb294 said...

I know that Art Mckoy is a drug seller. At least he way back in the early 1980's because I purched drugs from him myself, when he was dealing on east 55th in woodland, but now he talks about black on black crime but he ignores the black on white crime. I would love to challenge him to a debate on the issues that he thinks that is so important when it comes to his black on black crime. He promtes racism rather that trying to correct it. He focuses on one view and that is BLACK. Lets talk Art and discuss the errorsa in your thinking. I want to talk about black on white crime and white on black crime also. Do not be scared to debate with me. I am just like you. Wanting to reduce the crime rate for all. But you are more for stopping the blacks from killg the black instead of people killing people.

Anonymous said...

Not innocent because I know the dude for a while and he's asked me to help in the his operation... I dont think so. The poor choices Art has made has only deficated more on our culture and is poisoning our kids. The powder brings fast money to his wallet, but at what price? I work hard every day sometimes 16 hours, and I do it legally. I want to teach my kids their hard work and being honest isn't a race thang and it only makes them stronger. He will have his day in court and may justice be served.

Anonymous said...

My gosh my gosh, I was hopin this wasn't Arthur. I knew his parents and friends and was worried for his parents a long time ago the drugs would get him into trouble.

I will pray for you Arthur, you need to ask God for forgivness