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Hakeem Jeffries makes history as first Black U.S. House Minority Leader and the first Black to lead a political party in Congress....All four of Ohio's Democratic U.S. House of Representatives supported him

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Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com

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WASHINGTON, D.C.-The 118th Congress convened in Washington, D.C. this week and as anticipated House Democrats unanimously elected  New York congressman Hakeem Jeffries, 52, House Minority Leader, making him the first Black American to lead a party in Congress.

All 212 House Democrats, including all four from Ohio of Rep  Shontel Brown, Mary Kaptur Joyce Beatty and new Congresswoman Emilia Sykes, supported the nomination of Jeffries, a former state representative and corporate lawyer who has been a member of Congress representing New York's 57th congressional district since 2012.

Jeffries was pushed for the post b y Nancy Pelosi, 82, his mentor and the former who led the House in the previous Congress as speaker and announced late last year that she was stepping aside so that younger lawmakers can lead. He is the first person to lead House Democrats to be born after the end of World War II.

A former minority leader of the house and the first woman to lead a major party in Congress, Pelosi served as the 52nd speaker from 2007 to 2011 and again from 2019 to 2023.

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Last Updated on Saturday, 07 January 2023 05:31

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The annual11th Congressional District Caucus Parade is Monday, September 2

11th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, a Warrensville Heights Democrat who also chairs the Congressional Black Caucus of Blacks in Congress. waives to the crowd last year at the annual 11th Congressional District Caucus Parade.  This year's parade kicks off on Monday, September 2 on Cleveland's east side at 10:00 am from E. 149th Street and Kinsman Road and ends at Luke Easter Park where the picnic will begin. The event will be replete with political speeches and entertainment from various sources, including local musicians and bands. The well-attended caucus parade was initiated by Democrat Louis Stokes, the retired congressman before Fudge, and the tradition was furthered by the late Democratic Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Fudges' predecessor. Stokes was the first Black congressperson from Ohio and Tubbs Jones was the first Black congresswoman from Ohio