WASHINGTON, D.C-President Barack Obama will officially kick off his reelection campaign with First Lady Michelle Obama by his side at a public rally on Sat. morning May 5 at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Oh., his campaign team told Cleveland Urban News.Com in a conference call with reporters Weds. evening.
The Democratic president will then go to Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA that same day for an afternoon rally.
And Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is campaigning Ohio today, touring the state with Gov. John Kacish, also a Republican.
Asked by Cleveland Urban News.Com if the Obama campaign is threatened in anyway with the prospect that U.S. Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, a former congressman and budget director for the Bush administration, will be Romney's vice presidential running mate on the Republican ticket, the president's campaign said that "the contest is about the two men at the top of the ticket and their competing philosophies."
CLEVELAND, Ohio-The Imperial Women, a majority female grassroots group founded around the unprecedented murders of 11 Black women by since convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell (pictured) on Imperial Ave. in Cleveland, Oh., are voicing opposition to efforts by City of Cleveland officials to change the name of the street where the women were raped, strangled and murdered, asking if all streets of Cleveland where women were raped, strangled and murdered partly because of malfeasance by city officials and police will be changed to different names, and why Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson chose two Black male prominent area ministers to lead the project.
CLEVELAND, Ohio-The Carl Stokes Brigade will hold its 16th Annual Grave Site Commemoration services for the late Carl B. Stokes (pictured), the first Black mayor of a major metropolitan city, on Sun. April 22 from 3:00-5:00 pm at Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland, 12316 Euclid Ave.
The event is free and open to the public, and the contact for the ceremony is Marva Patterson at 216-334-7013.
Led by David Patterson with other long term affiliates such as former Brigade president and prior Cleveland School Board Member Genevieve Mitchell, Bert Jennings, Donnie Pastard, Terri Tolefree, George Edwards and opera singer Clarence Marshall, the Brigade is a grassroots entity that says its mission is to fight for the little people of Cuyahoga County and elsewhere, and for changes in public policy for the betterment of the greater Cleveland community.
Grassroots spokesperson Judy Martin has announced two community rallies on tomorrow, Sat April 21.
For more information contact Martin at 216-990-0679
The first rally and march is sponsored by the Oppressed People's Nation, Black on Black Crime and the East Cleveland Police Department under the theme of stop the violence and begins at East Cleveland City Hall, 14340 Euclid Ave., at 11:00 am. It will end at Shaw High School with a performance by the Shaw High School Marching Band.
The second rally is for missing Cleveland west side teen Amanda Berry (pictured) and will be held at the corner of 110th St and Lorain Ave in Cleveland. It is sponsored by Berry's family, Survivors/Victims of Tragedy in cooperation with a host of other grassroots factions concerned about missing children across the city regardless of race, ethnicity or gender.
(Editor's note: Read in the below article the names of the 13 Obama delegates to the Democratic National Convention from Ohio's 11th Congressional District, an article also with comments from President Barack Obama, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson Press Secretary Andrea Taylor, State Sen. Nina Turner, State Rep. John Barnes Jr., Cuyahoga County Councilman Julian Rogers, Cuyahoga County Democratic Party Vice Chairperson Blaine Griffin, Community Organizer Larry Bresler, and Meredith Turner, a regional representative from the office of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown).
CLEVELAND, Ohio-The 13 delegates for Obama to this year's Democratic National Convention from Ohio's predominantly Black 11th Congressional District, which is led by Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (D-11), are majority female and all Black, and they will add more color and diversity to Ohio's majority White and largely male convention delegation of its now 18 congressional districts. And the president was in town on Wed., landing by plane in Cleveland at its international airport to holler at Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and other supporters before heading to an afternoon speech at Lorain County Community College.
- U.S. Rep. Fudge, Cleveland NAACP demand FBI, U.S. Justice Department investigation of Trayvon Martin case at rally at 2nd New Hope Church that drew 500 people with keynote speakers State Sen Turner , State Rep Patmon, and Vision of Angels, grassroots
- Press release: Program for Trayvon Martin Rally, Sun., April 15, 3-6pm, 2nd New Hope Baptist Church, 2917 E. 116th St at Buckeye Ave.,Cleveland, keynote speakers are State Sen Turner, Cleveland New Black Panther Party's Qahhar , State Rep. Patmon
- U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge's Washington D.C. press secretary leaves post to serve as the Obama campaign's regional press secretary in Ohio
- Zimmerman charged with Trayvon's murder, mass rally in Cleveland with Vision of Angels, NAACP, SCLC, United Pastor's in Mission, grassroots, elected officials is Sun, April 15, 3:00 pm, 2nd New Hope Church, State Sen. Turner to read Senate resolution