CLEVELAND,Ohio-Community activist groups and area high school and college students will gather on Fri., March 23, at 4 pm at Tower City in downtown Cleveland to rally and then march to the Cuyahoga County Justice Center, 1200 Ontario St, to express outrage over the handling of the the shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Black Florida teenager Trayvon Martin (pictured) by a White neighborhood watchmen in the gated community where his father lives.
COLUMBUS-Oh-With gas prices soaring as a byproduct of a recession brought on by the Bush administration that has reached its peak during this last year of President Barack Obama's four-year term, the president visited the battleground state Ohio yesterday, speaking on energy and conservation to a capacity crowd at The Ohio State University in Columbus, the state's capital.
LOS ANGELES, California-Whitney Houston's death in the bathtub of her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel last month was the result of an accidental drowning, the Los Angeles coroner said yesterday, with the official cause of death "drowning and the effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use."
COLUMBUS-Ohio-State Sen. Nina Turner (D-25) and state Rep. Sandra Williams (D-11) stood with Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson (pictured) and a few of his Republican state legislative friends during a press conference yesterday at the Statehouse in Columbus on the mayor's controversial Cleveland schools education plan but would not pledge full support for it.
AKRON, Ohio-Debra Adams Simmons, the first Black female editor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer Newspaper, was among 22 Akron and Cleveland area journalists recognized at a Women in Journalism Luncheon sponsored by the Akron Press Club and the League of Women Voters Akron Area on Sat. that featured nationally known journalist Connie Schultz as the keynote speaker with her doting husband, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown(D-OH), in attendance. (Editor's note: Read the names of the other 21 recipients of recognition for journalistic excellence at the end of this article).
Held at the Fairlawn Country Club in Akron, a city some 35 miles south of Cleveland, Oh., the event was billed as a celebration of womanhood and a reminder of the force that women journalists bring to the literary and media forums.
CLEVELAND, Ohio-U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH), a Warrensville Hts Democrat whose 11th Congressional District includes inner city communities of Cleveland and Akron, and 14th Congressional District Rep. Steven LaTourette (R-OH), a Republican, announced today that they are co-sponsoring a bi-partisan federal foreclosure relief bill for the demolition of abandoned and foreclosed homes in major metropolitan cities where the foreclosure crisis has had its greatest impact.
During a press conference held a block from the vacant garage on Cleveland's east side where 19- year old Latasha Jackson and her one-year old daughter Chaniya Wynn were found murdered last month by an estranged boyfriend after an AMBER Alert twice faltered, Fudge and LaTourette said that they were introducing the bill dubbed The Restore Our Neighborhood Act of 2012 with the City of Cleveland in mind.
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- Kentucky State University Concert Choir to perform Sun, March 18 at 4 pm, Antioch Baptist Church in Cleveland, 8869 Cedar Ave.
- Cordi Stokes, the oldest daughter of the late and former Cleveland Mayor Carl B. Stokes, a niece of retired U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes, and a first cousin to Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Angela Stokes, dies
- Community activists object to Plain Dealer endorsement of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson pick of Triozzi for Cuyahoga County prosecutor, say Triozzi and McGinty are bad for Blacks but Triozzi is lesser of two evils, say neither is worth voting for