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WOMEN'S MARCH CLEVELAND'S RALLY AGAINST THE SUPREME COURT OVERTURNING ROE V. WADE

BELOW PICTURE: Women's March Cleveland Head Organizer Kathy Wray Coleman (2nd from left) leads 2,500 people in a march for reproductive rights on Oct 2, 2021 on Market Square in Cleveland, Ohio. It was one of the largest marches in the country that day. Photo and coverage by the Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com. CLICK HERE TO GO GO TO CLEVELAND.COM TO READ ON THE COVERAGE OF THE EVENT

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Cleveland, Ohio, 600 Lakeside Avenue E  44114

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Ohio lawmaker introduces bill for medical providers to prescribe animal drug ivermectin to COVID-19 patients if requested, a drug used to treat horses and cows for heart worms or other parasites that can cause side effects and even death in humans

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By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor-in-chief. Coleman is an investigative reporter, and a former high school biology teacher with a degree in science

COLUMBUS, Ohio- A bill has been introduced in Ohio's state legislature that would require physicians and hospitals to administered animal ivermectin to treat COVID-19 in patients upon request, even though researchers and medical doctors from the Cleveland Clinic and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have advised against this type of use of the prescription animal drug.

The bill that would mandate the application of ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine and other “alternative” COVID-19 treatment drugs if requested by a patient was introduced Thursday at the Statehouse.

Introduced by Rep. Kris Jordan (R-Ostrander) House Bill 631, the bill would authorize the use of ivermectinhydroxychloroquine and other drugs not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat COVID-19 patients upon the patient's request, if the applicable medical provider prescribes the controversial drug.

Traditionally used to treat heart-worms and other parasites in horses and cows, ivermectin has also been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use by humans to treat parasitic roundworm infections like ascariasis, head lice and rosacea. And as desperation mounts around COVID-19 and more potent strains of the coronavirus such as the delta variant emerge some people are turning to animal ivermectin to treat symptoms of COVID-19.

A major problem, however, is that the use of the drug in high doses can cause side effects, data show, and in some cases death in humans, and in animals.

 

“The oral formulation doses are much lower than the topical formulation doses,” said Cleveland Clinic critical care physician Abhijit Duggal, MD relative to a report published by the clinic as to the dangers of using ivermectin to combat COVID-19 “There is some unproven chatter on the Internet and people are suggesting that higher doses of ivermectin should be used so people are getting the topical formulation and then using that as well.”

Though ivermectin is being promoted on social media and elsewhere as a “miracle drug,” there isn’t much data to support its effectiveness against COVID-19, Dr. Duggal says. Also, clinical trials on the controversial drug and its impact on COVID-19 have been inconclusive.

While a trial in Egypt boasted a 90% reduction in COVID deaths when ivermectin was given to participants and this was considerably higher than FDA-approved treatments, it was later determined that the results came from a preprint and that the findings were a bit problematic. This was coupled with the fact that the study wasn’t formally published in a medical journal either. Another thing that stood out in that trial was that one group of participants received ivermectin while the control group was given hydroxychloroquine instead of a placebo.

"These studies have not reported seeing any signals that indicate effectiveness, " said Dr. Duggal of studies out of Egypt and in general regarding the use of the drug to treat COVID-19 "The study out of Egypt had such an inflated outcome in terms of improved survival, that this drove a lot of the discussion around the use of  ivermectin now."

Meanwhile, the FDA is undertaking trials and studies on its own and has issued a consumer warning about the effects of animal ivermectin on humans, particularly in high doses. According to the FDA ivermectin overdose side effects include the following:

  • Diarrhea.
  • Itching.
  • Hives.
  • Balance problems.
  • Seizures.
  • Low blood pressure.
  • Coma.
  • Vomiting

By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor. A former high school biology teacher, Coleman is a seasoned Black Cleveland journalist who trained at the Call and Post Newspaper for 17 years and an experienced investigative and political reporter. She is the most read independent journalist in Ohio per Alexa.com

Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, the most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog in Ohio and in the Midwest. Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 April 2022 20:07

Congressional candidate Nina Turner joins Civil Rights coalition demanding a name change of CSU's Cleveland Marshall College of Law by this week as the spring commencement nears...John Marshall was a former Supreme Court chief justice and a slave owner

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Pictured is Ohio 11th congressional district candidate Nina Turner, a former state senator, at Cleveland State University protesting the name of the law college on April 14. Protesters say that Cleveland State University's Cleveland Marshall College of Law bears the name of a former slave owner and should be changed. Photo compliments of Jaden Strambolia.

By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher,  editor

 

CLEVELAND, Ohio- Ohio 11th Congressional District candidate Nina Turner has joined a coalition of students, activists, elected officials and area Civil Rights organizations such as the Cleveland NAACP and the Cleveland chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to demand a vote by the Cleveland State University Board of Trustees by May 1 on whether to remove the name of slaveholder and former U.S. Supreme Court chief justice John Marshall from CSU's Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.


A former Ohio senator who narrowly lost a special primary election for the congressional seat last year, Turner hopes to win the May 3 Democratic primary over current Congresswoman Shontel Brown, a Warrensville Hts Democrat. (Editor's note: Danielle Sydnor is the signatory president of the Cleveland NAACP and activist Marcia McCoy is president of the SCLC Cleveland chapter, and the local chapter of the National Action Network).

 

Also a former Cleveland council woman and surrogate for the presidential campaigns of U.S. Sen Bernie Sanders, who has endorsed her, the former state lawmaker joined the Rev Al Sharpton's National Action Network local chapter and law students in protesting the law school's name at a rally in front of the school on April 14.

 

“To the students of this law school at the Cleveland State University, I am saying to you that I am in solidarity with you,” Turner told the protesters. “And I am proud because you are walking the path of freedom fighters that came before you, you see a wrong and you are trying to rectify that wrong. You are going against the status quo to rectify that wrong, and this name is going to come down.”

 

Led by Ward 9 Councilman Kevin Conwell, Cleveland City Council passed a resolution earlier this year demanding such a name change and Cuyahoga County Council, led by County Council President Pernel Jones Jr., has also signed on to push the initiative with support from other members of the 11-member county council including council persons Sunny Simon, Meredith Turner, and Yvonne Conwell, the wife of Councilman Conwell.

 

Friday will be the last opportunity for the current nine-member board of trustees to vote on the issue before  board trustee Thomas Alder's term ends. Law students advocating for the change say they are concerned that CSU administrators and trustees have been attempting to run out the clock to avoid the vote on the name change before May 1 and prior to new trustee members coming aboard who are against the name change. The law students previously sent a letter to law school dean Lee Fisher, a former lieutenant governor, seeking support.

 

Black law students in particular say the trustees have refused to hold a vote on the name changing controversy, even though a great number of faculty, staff, and law students in general have urged them to do so by spring commencement, which is May 15.

 

Students Against Marshall, a multiracial group, say the list of those supporting the name change is growing and that no other law student graduates should have to graduate with a slave owner's name on a diploma. They also argue that it is nonsensical for any law school or other institution of learning of substance to continue to undermine Black people by carrying Justice Marshall's name, a one time slave owner whose house and field hands raped and beat Black women and killed, maimed and castrated Black male slaves.

As Justice Marshall's legacy continues to come into question, frustration is growing with the slow response from the administration and board of trustees members regarding the controversial name changing matter that comes as discussions around racism in higher education become more prevalent in recent years. For more information contact Students Against Marshall or Emily Forsee 614-329-0248 and Stephanie Goggans at csu.studentsagainstmarshall@gmail.com.

By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor. Coleman is a seasoned Black Cleveland journalist who trained at the Call and Post Newspaper for 17 years and an experienced investigative and political reporter. She is the most read independent journalist in Ohio per Alexa.com Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, the most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog in Ohio and in the Midwest. Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 April 2022 16:42

Morgan Harper responds to Trump's Ohio rally for GOP U.S. Senate candidate J.D. Vance, Harper a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate...Harper said that both Trump and Vance share a dark vision of gutting the government and promoting 'rich White guys'

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Pictured are Republican U.S. Senate candidate J.D. Vance (center(, former GOP president Donald Trump, and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Morgan Harper (far left), a Columbus Democrat

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By Kathy Wray Coleman, political and investigative reporter, editor-in-chief

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Former president Donald Trump headlined a GOP-led rally on  Sat., April 23, 2022 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio, a city north of Columbus.The event drew hundreds and comes as the May 3 primary election nears, an effort, says sources, to boost voter turnout for Republican candidates.

Though he has not announced an endorsed candidate for governor last week he endorsed author and venture capitalist J.D. Vance in the crowded Republican primary for the  U.S.  Senate seat up for grabs due to the upcoming retirement of GOP Sen. Rob Portman of Cincinnati.

Vance joined the former president on stage mid-way through his remarks as Trump lauded him as the savior to keep Portman's Senate seat in the hands of Republicans, the other U.S. Senate seat held by Sen Sherrod Brown, a Cleveland Democrat and senior member of Congress. The former president said that Vance "will deliver a historic victory for America first in Ohio." And he said that Republicans are determined to win back the U.S. House and Senate in November.

"Seven months from now the people of Ohio are going to vote to fire the radical left Democrats," said Trump to a tentative audience. "And you're going to elect an incredible slate of true American Republicans to Congress."

He criticized the mainstream media as he often does, calling it "fake news."

Several Republicans are vying for the nomination to succeed Portman in a 50-50 senate in what has become a political bloodbath. Aside from Vance, other candidates on the GOP ballot who hope to replace Portman are businessman Mike Gibbons, former state Treasurer Josh Mandel, former Ohio GOP Chair Jane Timken, and state Sen. Matt Dolan. Recent polls show Vance slightly ahead of Mandel, who slipped to second place since Trump's endorsement, and Gibbons in third place.

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, attorney Morgan Harper and tech executive Traci Johnson round out the  Democratic candidates vying to replace Portman, Ryan a Youngstown area Democrat who is not seeking reelection to Congress this year and the front-runner candidate for the Democratic primary.

Both Harper, a former consumer protection attorney with the Obama administration, and Johnson are Black.

Harper said in a statement to Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com after Saturday's rally that Trump is a joke who promotes White supremacy and White men.and that Vance and several of the other GOP candidates in Ohio seeking the open seat in the U.S. Senate are no better.

“Donald Trump and JD Vance share a dark vision of gutting the government and replacing it with…more rich white guys," said Harper. "The entire Ohio GOP Senate race has focused only on Trump’s endorsement instead of how any of these Republicans would improve the lives of Ohioans. Mandel, Timken, and the rest are no better. They all raced to the bottom in pursuit of Trump’s stamp of approval. They should all be ashamed.”

The former president last visited Ohio on June 26 of last year and spoke at  a GOP rally at the Lorain County Fairgrounds. According to Trump's Save America PAC, last year's rally marked the first of many appearances by the former president "in support of candidates and causes that further the MAGA agenda and accomplishments of President Trump’s administration."

That  GOP rally last year in Wellington, Ohio where Trump spoke was to support Max Miller, whom he has endorsed in the primary for Ohio’s 16th Congressional District against GOP incumbent Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, and of whom he also pushed for at the rally in Delaware on Saturday.

A conservative one-term president and real estate mogul, Trump, a staunch Republican, lost reelection in 2020 to current president Joe Biden, a Democrat and former U.S.  senator and vice president under former president Barack Obama, the nation's first Black president. But the former president, still a controversial figure, remains a viable force for GOP endorsements as gubernatorial and congressional and U.S. Senate races heat up and the November midterm elections near.

By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor. Coleman is a seasoned Black Cleveland journalist who trained at the Call and Post Newspaper for 17 years and an experienced investigative and political reporter. She is the most read independent journalist in Ohio per Alexa.com Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, the most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog in Ohio and in the Midwest. Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 April 2022 16:06

Congressional candidate Nina Turner to join greater Cleveland faith leaders for a rally and empowerment service in Cleveland as the May 3, 2022 Democratic primary nears

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Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com-CLEVELAND, Ohio –The Nina Turner for Congress campaign will host a Faith Leaders for Nina Empowerment Service and Rally on Sat, April 23, 2022 at 3pm at at Holy Trinity Church, 7209 Woodland Avenue in Cleveland. The east side event is free and  open to the public.

Turner will  be joined by faith leaders from across greater Cleveland, the campaign said.

A former Ohio senator and prior Cleveland councilwoman who was a surrogate for Bernie Sanders' presidential campaigns, Turner is a candidate on the May 3 ballot for the 11th congressional district seat. The district is largely Black and includes Cleveland and several of its eastern suburbs of Cuyahoga County.

Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, the most read Black digital newspaper in Ohio and in the Midwest, and the most read independent digital news in Ohio. Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 April 2022 10:59

Former Ohio congresswoman Oakar, C.J. Prentiss, others to join Nina Turner to celebrate women, Turner a Democratic candidate for Ohio's 11th congressional district seat.... The public event is free and heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served

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CLEVELAND, Ohio –The Nina Turner for Congress campaign will celebrate women at a special reception on Sat, April 23, 2022 at 1pm in Garden City at 3386 Turtle Road in Shaker Hts, a Cleveland suburb. The open-to-the-public event is free and heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served, the campaign said.  Interested guests are requested to RSVP for the special reception

Turner will be joined by event hosts former state senator C.J. Prentiss, Dr. Victoria Dooley, former presidential candidate Marianne Williamson, and former congresswoman Mary Rose Oakar, among other progressive women.

A former Ohio senator and prior Cleveland councilwoman who was a surrogate for Bernie Sanders' presidential campaigns, Turner is a candidate on the May 3 ballot for the 11th congressional district seat. The district is largely Black and includes Cleveland and several of its eastern suburbs of Cuyahoga County.

Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, the most read Black digital newspaper in Ohio and in the Midwest, and the most read independent digital news in Ohio. Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 April 2022 11:04

Greater Cleveland Association of Black Journalists to host public forum on racism as a public crisis

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CLEVELAND, Ohio- As part of the “Connecting the Dots between Race and Health,” a project of Ideastream Public Media funded by the Dr. Donald J. Goodman and Ruth Weber Goodman Philanthropic Fund of the Cleveland Foundation, the Greater Cleveland Association of Black Journalists (GCLEABJ) is hosting a town hall-style forum to bring awareness to the recent resolutions by the city of Cleveland as well as Cuyahoga County declaring racism as a public health crisis.

The free and open-to-the-public event will be held at the East Cleveland Public Library on Sat, April 30, 2022 from 10:30 a.m to noonLight refreshments will be served.

“The Greater Cleveland Association of Black Journalists thought this was a very important topic for us to address as we are always concerned about the health of our community, especially during a pandemic that is disproportionately impacting African Americans,” said Kevin "Chill" Heard, president of Greater Cleveland Association of Black Journalists.

 

Yvonka Hall, executive director of the Black Health Coalition, along with GCLEABJ members Rhonda Crowder and Stephanie Phelps will moderate the discussion between a panel consisting of an elected official, hospital administrator, healthcare provider, community advocates and patient. Cleveland Ward 7 Councilwoman Stephanie Howse, Tiffany Short, who is the director of Culture and Organizational Effectiveness at MetroHealth, Jasmin Long, chief executive officer, Birthing Beautiful Communities, SeMia Bray of Black Environmental Leaders, Dr. James Brown, and Vicki Dansby, a cancer survivor, are among the confirmed panelists.

 

“We must be innovative and find solutions to the current drivers of disparities,” said Hall. “We cannot talk about racism as a public health crisis and do nothing to address the inequalities in education, employment, housing and health. Changing our outcomes starts with accountability and action.”

Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, the most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog in Ohio and in the Midwest. Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 April 2022 06:03

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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