By Editor-in-Chief Kathy Wray Coleman, a-24-year journalist who trained at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio for 17 years, and who interviewed former President Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview,
CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-CLEVELAND, Ohio-Civil Rights groups and community activists will rally from 11 am-1 pm in Cleveland near the office of Republican U.S. Sen Rob Portman against The confirmation of controversial Republican U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions for U.S. attorney general.
The event, a protest near Portman's Cleveland district office at the federal building on East 9th Street in downtown Cleveland, is sponsored by the Ohio Revolution group and the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus.
Portman is a center-Right Republican born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he still lives today, when not in Washington, D.C.
He won reelection in November favorably over former Ohio governor Ted Strickland, the Democratic nominee.
Nominated by President Donald Trump to succeed outgoing attorney general Loretta Lynch, the nation's first Black female attorney general who worked under former President Barack Obama, the country's first Black president, Sessions' nomination has Civil Rights organizations across the country up in arms, including the NAACP, the nation's most renown Civil Rights organization.
The NAACP is upset over Sessions' allegedly hostile attitude toward Civil Rights and the Voting Rights Act, which was weakened by a Supreme Court decision in 2013.
National NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks and five other NAACP members were arrested following a sit-in on Jan 3 at the Mobile, Alabama office of Sessions, who says he has supported criminal justice reforms and a few other Civil Rights initiatives as a federal lawmaker.