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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot denied a second term via Tuesday's nonpartisan primary election, Lightfoot the city's first Black female and openly gay mayor....By Clevelandurbannews.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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Pictured are Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson, who is Black, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and former Chicago schools CEO Paul Valas, Valas and Johnson the top two vote-getters in Tuesday's election who will move on to the nonpartisan runoff in April for Chicago mayor. Lightfoot finished third Tuesday night,  ending her rein as mayor of the largely Black major American city



By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief

CHICAGO, Illinois-In an election that drew more than half a million people to the polls, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the city's first Black female and openly gay mayor, lost her bid for a second term on Tuesday, coming in third in a crowded field of nine contenders and failing to qualify to move on to a non-partisan runoff set for April.

Former Chicago schools CEO Paul Valas, whom firefighters and other first res-ponders championed and who promised voters that he would fight crime and poverty, led the field of candidates, followed by Brandon Johnson, a Cook County commissioner who was supported by progressives, the Black religious community, and the Chicago Teachers Union. Valas and Johnson will square-off next month in what pundits say will likely be a heated runoff election relative to public policy issues impacting the city and its residents.

Valas finished with 34 percent of the vote and Johnson 20 percent while Lightfoot got a dismal 17 percent.  And Chicago voters made it clear that race does not always matter in politics as Lightfoot and Johnson are Black, and Valas, the top vote-getter and a former school teacher turned schools CEO, is White.

A Democrat and an attorney, Lightfoot, 60, made history in 2019 when she became the first Black woman and first openly gay person to lead the city, but her popularly began to wane as crime went wild and the pandemic took an already struggling and largely Black major American city into deeper despair, financially and otherwise.

The third most populous city in the U.S. behind New York and Los Angeles, Chicago has a population of roughly 2.6 million people. As the seat of Cook county it is the center of the Chicago metropolitan area. It is also the international hub for finance, culture, commerce, industry, education, technology, telecommunications, and transportation.


Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com the most read Black digital newspaper and 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 Thursday, 02 March 2023 13:49

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot denied a second term via Tuesday's primary election, Lightfoot the city's first Black female and openly gay mayor....By Clevelandurbannews.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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Pictured in the long story of this article are Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson, who is Black, ousted Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and former Chicago schools CEO Paul Valas, Valas and Johnson the top two vote-getters in Tuesday's election who will move on to the nonpartisan runoff in April



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CHICAGO, Illinois-In an election that drew more than half a million people to the polls, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the city's first Black female and openly gay mayor, lost her bid for a second term on Tuesday, coming in third in a crowded field of nine contenders and failing to qualify to move on to a non-partisan runoff set for April.

Former Chicago schools CEO Paul Valas, whom firefighters and other first res-ponders championed and who promised voters that he would fight crime and poverty, led the field of candidates, followed by Brandon Johnson, a Cook County Commissioner who was supported by progressives, the Black religious community, and the Chicago Teachers Union. Valas and Johnson will square-off next month in what pundits say will likely be a heated election relative to public policy issues impacting the city and its residents.

Valas finished with 34 percent of the vote and Johnson 20 percent while Lightfoot got a dismal 17 percent.

A Democrat and an attorney, Lightfoot, 60, made history in 2019 when she became the first Black woman and first openly gay person to lead the city, but her popularly began to wane as crime went wild and the pandemic took an already struggling and largely Black major American city into deeper despair, financially and otherwise.

The second most populous city in the U.S. behind New York and Los Angeles, Chicago has a population of roughly 2.6 million people. As the seat of Cook county it is the center of the Chicago metropolitan area. It is also the international hub for finance, culture, commerce, industry, education, technology, telecommunications, and transportation.


Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com the most read Black digital newspaper and 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 Thursday, 02 March 2023 13:51

The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland is hiring and announces legal clinics, a common pleas court foreclosure resource event, free tax preparation, and more...By Laura E. Klingler of the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

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By Laura E. Klingler of the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

Hello from Legal Aid!

CLEVELAND, Ohio- As March begins we have a busy calendar of free legal advice clinics coming up in Kirtland, Chagrin Falls, Cleveland, Oberlin, Ashtabula, and Lorain! We encourage you to circulate this information with your networks.

-Legal Aid is Hiring

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 February 2023 23:18 Read more...

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Appeals brief filed for young Black woman who killed Cleveland cop....Tamara McLoyd was convicted of shooting and killing officer Shane Bartek on New Year's Eve in 2021....Her appeals court lawyers say that she did not get a fair trial

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Pictured are Tamara McLoyd and then 25-year-old Cleveland police officer Shane Bartek, whom McLoyd shot to death on New Year's Eve in 2021

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By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor-in-chief

 

CLEVELAND, Ohio - A 41 page appeals brief has been filed in the Ohio 8th District Court of Appeals on behalf of the young Black Cleveland area woman convicted  of murder in connection with the 2021 New Year's Eve carjacking and shooting death of off-duty Cleveland police officer Shane Bartek in the Kamms Corner neighborhood on the city's largely White west side

Tamara McLoyd was sentenced last year to 47 years to life in prison.

Her lawyers argue on appeal in legal terms that she did not get a fair trial before Common Pleas Judge John O'Donnell and that her convictions go against the manifest weight of the evidence

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 February 2023 02:12 Read more...

Trump makes political visit to site of Ohio train derailment to blast President Biden and is joined by U.S. Senator JD Vance, other Republicans....By clevelandurbannews.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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EAST PALENSTNE, Ohio-Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday visited East Palestine, the Ohio town where on Feb 3 a Norfolk Southern train carrying toxic chemicals derailed causing a massive explosion and generating international news.
The working class village has a population of some 4,700 residents.

Trump's visit was no doubt political as he was joined by East Palestine Mayor Trent Conaway,  J.D. Vance, who is a U.S. senator from Ohio who won a hard fought campaign for his seat last November with Trump’s support, Ohio state Sen. Michael Rulli and state Rep. Monica Robb Blasdel.

Speaking to a small group of local leaders, first responders and the media at the local fire station the former president, a Republican who lost reelection to current Democratic president Joe Biden in 2020 and is making his third bid for president in 2024, told the residents that they were not forgotten and that he supports them.

“We’re in East Palestine to show our love for our fellow Americans," said Trump.


The controversial former president also took aim at President Biden for what he called an inept federal response to the disaster that has residents up in arms via fears of air intoxication that have caused evacuations. The president has yet to visit the town to calm residents fears though on Monday he spoke with Ohio officials relative to the matter.

They were doing nothing for you," said Trump to local residents in referencing the Biden administration. "When they announced I was coming they changed their tune."
Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com the most read Black digital newspaper and 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, 20 March 2023 13:05

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