CLEVELAND, Ohio- U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge and the Cleveland Chapter of the NAACP announced a call for the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the Sandford, FL. police department and its chief of police surrounding the murder of slain teenager Travon Martin and the failure of law enforcement authorities to initially charge volunteer neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman at a rally and remembrance program for Martin held Sun afternoon at Second New Hope Baptist Church in Cleveland that drew over 500 people.
CLEVELAND,Ohio-"JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON MARTIN WEAR YOUR HOODIES RALLY" HOSTED BY THE VISION OF ANGELS DANCE TROOP AND OTHER YOUTH GROUPS IN COOPERATION WITH CLEVELAND AREA CLERGY, ELECTED OFFICIALS, GRASSROOTS FACTIONS, CLEVELAND NAACP, SCLC AND UNITED PASTOR'S IN MISSION AFFILIATES, THE IMPERIAL WOMEN COALITION, THE OFFICE OF CONGRESSWOMAN MARCIA L. FUDGE, BLACK ON BLACK CRIME INC., THE OPPRESSED PEOPLE'S NATION, THE CARL STOKES BRIGADE, CLEVELAND JOBS WITH JUSTICE, OCCUPY CLEVELAND, GODDESSES BLESSING GODDESSES, SURVIVORS/VICTIMS OF TRAGEDY, THE FAMILY CONNECTION, STOP TARGETING OHIO'S POOR, 100 BLACK MEN, THE EAST CLEVELAND COALITION, THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD AND OTHER COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS WITH PERFORMANCES BY THE VISION OF ANGELS AND OTHER YOUTH GROUPS AND KEYNOTE SPEAKERS THE HONORABLE STATE SENATOR NINA TURNER (D-25) AND CLEVELAND CHAPTER OF THE NEW BLACK PANTHER PARTY LEADER ABDUL QAHHAR , SPEECHES ALSO BY OHIO STATE REPRESENTATIVES BILL PATMON As A KEYNOTE SPEAKER, CLEVELAND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS, OTHER GRASSROOTS LEADERS
WASHINGTON, D.C.-The Washington, D.C. press secretary for U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH), a Warrensville Hts Democrat whose 11th Congressional District includes Cleveland's predominantly Black east side and Black pockets of Akron, a city some 35 miles south of Cleveland, has left her post to serve as an Ohio regional campaign press spokesperson for Obama for America, President Barack Obama's reelection campaign venue.
Laura Allen (pictured) told Cleveland Urban News.Com in a telephone interview yesterday from Washington, D.C. that she will begin working for the Obama campaign beginning next week and that Fudge has not found a replacement for her yet, and she said that she does not know what regional post she will be assigned to but that she has, in fact, joined the Obama 2012 campaign.
"I start next week," said Allen, who said also that she would be relocating to Columbus, Oh. this weekend.
CLEVELAND, Ohio-In the wake of the announcement yesterday by a special prosecutor that volunteer neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman will be charged with second degree murder in the killing of unarmed seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin (pictured) the Vision of Angels Youth Dance Troop, the Imperial Women Coalition, community activists, the Imperial Women Coalition, clergy, youth, elected officials, the United Pastor's in Mission and Cleveland NAACP and SCLC officials will go forward with a mass rally for Martin scheduled for Sun. April 15 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at Second New Hope Baptist Church in Cleveland, 2917 E. 116th St at Buckeye Ave . (Editor's note: View a complete list of rally speakers and participating organizations toward the middle of this article)
CLEVELAND, Ohio-A mass rally for justice for seventeen-year old Trayvon Martin will be held on Sun., April 15 from 3:00 to 6 pm at The Second New Hope Baptist Church, 2917 E. 116th St. at Buckeye Ave. in Cleveland., Oh., telephone number 216- 229-2022.
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(Editor's note from Cleveland Urban News.Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com: This editorial is published at Plunderbund.Com in opposition to support by Ohio State Sen. Nina Turner (D-25)(pictured), a Cleveland Democrat, and state Rep. Sandra Williams (D-25)(pictured), head of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus and also a Democrat, in co-sponsoring legislation last week that is pushed by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, who controls the city schools. Proposed through Turner in the Ohio Senate and through Williams in the Ohio House of Representatives, the mayor's proposed state law would negate the teacher's negotiated collective bargaining agreement in order to dismantle teacher tenure and seniority in layoffs in the Cleveland Municipal School District and, among other provisions, demands merit pay for teachers . Jackson also wants to use public monies funneled to the majority Black school district for charter schools. The mayor backed off of a proposal for Cleveland schools CEO Eric Gordon to have authority to fire employees at low performing schools, a proposal initially offered in spite of data that show that new teachers and Black teachers will be the first fired because they are typically relegated to schools with students with learning and behavioral problems ).
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(Editor's note from Cleveland Urban News.Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com: The below editorial is not the opinion of Cleveland Urban News.Com or the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com and is that solely of Plunderbund.Com )
Let’s get one thing straight — I love Cleveland-area Senator Nina Turner. I love her impassioned speeches and I still get chills as I remember listening to her fight against Senate Bill 5 last year on the Senate floor. And her introduction of legislation to protect men from the dangers of “Viagra” was magical.
Last week Turner and Representative Sandra Williams got duped by Ohio’s education reform machine as the two were all but forced to co-sponsor legislation in their respective houses that would force significant changes on the Cleveland School district, effectively enacting Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson’s “Cleveland Plan.” Turner and Williams were stuck having to either support the severe changes to the district or opposing the plan and being portrayed as not advocating for improvement in the struggling school district. Read more at......
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