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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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SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2022-NOON-2PM

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS  TO BE ANNOUNCED

EVENT CONTACT TEL: WOMEN'S MARCH CLEVELAND (216) 659-0473

Women's March Cleveland's Save Roe Rally & March for Civil

Rights and against the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade

is Sat., June 11, 2022, noon- 2pm, City Hall steps in

Cleveland, Ohio, 600 Lakeside Avenue E  44114

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Keynote speakers for International Women's Day March Cleveland on March 8, 2022 are U.S Senate candidate Morgan Harper, lieutenant governor candidate Cheryl Stephens, who is a Cuyahoga County councilwoman, and activist Cheryl Lessin.

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Pictured from left are 2020 International Women's Day March Cleveland keynote speakers U.S. Senate candidate Morgan Harper, a Columbus-based attorney and progressive activist who worked under then D.C. consumer watch dog Richard Cordray when Barack Obama was president, and Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Cheryl Stephens, a former Cleveland Heights Mayor and the lieutenant governor candidate on the gubernatorial ticket of former Democratic Dayton mayor Nan Whaley, and longtime grassroots activist Cheryl Lessin (If the entire picture is not show click on the title herein in latest news)
CLEVELAND, Ohio-U.S. Senate candidate Morgan Harper, a Columbus-based attorney and progressive activist who worked under then D.C. consumer watch dog Richard Cordray when Barack Obama was president, and Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Cheryl Stephens, a former Cleveland Heights Mayor and the lieutenant governor candidate on the gubernatorial ticket of former Democratic Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, are keynote speakers along with seasoned greater Cleveland activist Cheryl Lessin of Refuse Fascism for the 6th annual International Women's Day March Cleveland Rally & March. The march will follow a rally with speakers. (For more info contact event organizers at (216) 659-0473).

The theme of this year's march in Cleveland, the 6th annual march, and for International Women's Day internationally, is #Stand Against Bias. The event will be held on Tues, March 8 beginning at 4:45 pm in the Ohio City neighborhood at Market Square Park across from the Westside Market at 1979 W. 25th Street and Lorain Avenue near downtown Cleveland.

Last year's keynote speakers for the rally were Whaley and state Rep. Emilia Sykes, who is a former minority leader in the Ohio House of Representatives out of Akron who is running for Congress this year in Ohio's 13th congressional district. Ohio 11th Congressional District  Congresswoman Shontel Brown,  , then a candidate for the seat in a crowded primary that includes former Ohio senator Nina Turner, was also among the speakers last year.

Head organizer Kathy Wray Coleman, who leads the Imperial Women Coalition and is also head organizer of Women's March Cleveland a larger venue with an annual march each January and intermittently during the year, said that it is time for greater Cleveland women to march again and that activists welcome a cadre of talented speakers to the event on Tuesday, and a host of activists who seek public policy changes across the board for the betterment of women and their families.

"We are pleased to have two Black women, one a superior candidate for the U.S. Senate in Morgan Harper, and the other a worthy lieutenant governor candidate and county elected official in Cheryl Stephens, as well as longtime activist fighter Cheryl Lessin as our keynote speakers in Cleveland on March 8 for International Women's Day March Cleveland as we fight for the reproductive and Civil and other rights for women internationally," said Coleman." Also at issue is violence against women and racism, sexism, the denial of reproductive and and voting rights, and the unnecessary war on women in Ukraine and other places in the world like Ethiopia."

Coleman, who has been head organizer of the International Women's Day rallies and marches in Cleveland since the first rally and march in Cleveland in 2017, added that Cheryl Stephens is from Cleveland Heights and is home grown.

Other event speakers include Black Women's PAC President Elaine Gohlstin, Cuyahoga County executive candidate Tariq Shabazz, activists Dorothy Walwyn of Father's Live Matter, Delores Gray of Brickhouse Wellness Center, and Laura Cowan of the Laura Cowan Foundation, and a representative from the greater Cleveland immigrant support community. Activist Michael Nelson will perform a song for the women.

The women said that they will also address a pending bill in the Republican-dominated Ohio state legislature that is designed to chill free speech and arbitrarily criminalize protesters in Ohio for peacefully speaking out on issues of public concern. And event organizers say that they remain concerned as to anti-abortion bills and laws nationally, and in Ohio in particular that wreak havoc on women and violate the tenants of Roe v Wade. the 1973 landmark U.S., Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal nationwide.

Led by activist Alfred Porter Jr of Black on Black Crime Inc., the women will also say a prayer for all of the fallen Black and other women of Cleveland who have died because of heinous violence, including the 11 Black women murdered on Imperial Avenue on the city's east side by serial killer Anthony Sowell, who died in prison last year while on death row.

Events are being held across the world on March 8 to celebrate International Women's Day, a day of civil awareness for women worldwide that is designed to combat sex and race discrimination and promote women's rights. The purpose is also to recognize the accomplishments of women, and to push for public policies across the board for women and girls, organizers said.

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, 25 March 2022 23:48

Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb announces proposed legislation for monies to replace concrete road barriers at Public Square

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Pictured is Cleveland Mayor-elect Justin Bibb

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Cleveland, OH – Cleveland Mayor Justin M. Bibb on Friday announced proposed legislation to authorize the removal of long-term temporary concrete barriers from Public Square in downtown Cleveland and replace them with modern and less intrusive removable bollards.

The proposed project provides up to $1.5 million in funding from the capital budget for removal, repair and redesign work.

Installed some five years ago when Bibb's predecessor, former Mayor Frank Jackson, was in officer, the barriers  lie along the side of the road for separation purposes. including along Superior Avenue near Public Square. The new mayor says he is simply attempting to complete unfinished business left by the previous administration in an effort to better the city.

“Public Square should be the people’s park but for too long, jersey barriers have got in the way. Today, my administration is taking the first step towards removing these barriers and restoring Public Square to its original intent – to serve as a meeting place in the heart of our city,” Mayor Bibb said in a statement.

While the mayor can propose legislation he cannot vote on it as only city council members, 17 of them in fact, have a vote.

The proposed legislation authorizes the removal of the jersey barriers and replacement with bollards that will ensure safety, enhance the City’s ability to open and close the square for public events and authorize the Group Plan Commission to enter into a contract to start the design and construction of the improvements.

“I applaud the mayor for taking quick and decisive action to remove the jersey barriers from Public Square. These unnecessary and intrusive barriers have go,” Ward 3 Councilman Kerry McCormack said.

The preliminary estimated cost of the project to replace the concrete barriers and repair the Superior crossing is approximately $3.0 million. In addition to funds previously set aside by the City, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority will be considering an investment.  The Group Plan Commission will have an opportunity to evaluate cost effectiveness and pursue additional funding through private and philanthropic investments.

The Group Plan Commission held the original contract for the design, construction and reconstruction of Public Square in 2015 and will be authorized to commence a redesign, upon.It is the project team responsible for delivering the project on behalf of the City and consists of the original architects, engineers, contractors and project managers who understand the complexities of constructing permanent barriers, with knowledge of the significant underground existing infrastructure. Removal requires surgical precision to ensure utilities below the surface are not damaged.

”Group Plan Commission applauds Mayor Justin Bibb’s expedient introduction of legislation to improve the safety, security and aesthetics in Public Square by removing the jersey barriers in Superior Avenue and planters at the corner entryways into Public Square with an attractive, removable bollard system,” said Group Plan Commission Chairperson Tony Coyne.


Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 5 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com. Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. 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 Sunday, 06 March 2022 03:01

President Joe Biden delivers State of the Union address

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Biden delivered his first State of the Union address tonight where he touched on a multitude of issues the US is facing on both the domestic and foreign fronts, while also reaffirming to Americans that the country and its people are "strong."

Here are some key moments from his remarks: CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT CNN.COM

Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 5 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com. Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. 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.


 


 

President Joe Biden delivers State of the Union address

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Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Biden delivered his first State of the Union address tonight where he touched on a multitude of issues the US is facing on both the domestic and foreign fronts, while also reaffirming to Americans that the country and its people are "strong."

Here are some key moments from his remarks: CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT CNN.COM

Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 5 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com. Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. 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.



Ohio's GOP governor orders the stop of Russian Vodka liquor sales in Ohio following Russia's invasion of Ukraine

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Pictured is Ohio GOP Governor Mike DeWine

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, a Republican seeking reelection this year,  has ordered the state Commerce Department to stop the purchase and sale of all vodka made by a Russian-owned company following Russia's attack on Ukraine earlier this week.

The order is applicable to products sold under the names Green Mark Vodka and Russian Standard Vodka and made by Russian Standard, the only Russian-owned vodka sold in the state, DeWine said in a news release.

Exactly what penalty the governor or state officials plan to legally impose for liquor venues and buyers in Ohio who violate the unprecedented order remains to be seen, though it is clear that Ohio's governor, also a former U.S. senator and state attorney general, has sided with Ukraine relative to heightened conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

The Russo-Ukrainian War is an ongoing war primarily involving Russia, Belarus, and pro-Russian forces on one side, and Ukraine on the other. Armed conflict began in February 2014 in the wake of Euromaidan, centred on the status of Crimea and parts of the Donbas, which are internationally recognised as part of Ukraine. The conflict had included the Russian annexation of Crimea (2014), the Donbas War (2014–present), naval incidents, cyberwarfare, and political tensions. After Russian military buildups near Ukraine's borders in 2021. Russia launched a large-scale invasion of Ukraine on  Feb. 24,  2022

Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 5 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com. Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. 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 Sunday, 27 February 2022 18:13

President Biden nominates Ketanji Brown Jackson for the U.S. Supreme Court with support from Ohio's Democratic Congressional Delegation, namely U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, and U.S. Representatives Marcy Kaptur, Joyce Beatty, Shontel Brown, and Tim Ryan

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Pictured are U.S. Supreme Court nominee  U.S. Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson and members of Ohio's Democratic Congressional Delegation, namely U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Cleveland, and U.S. Representatives Marcy Kaptur of Toledo, Joyce Beatty of Columbus, Shontel Brown of greater Cleveland , and Tim Ryan, a Niles Democrat who is currently running for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. senate If the full picture is not shown click on the title of the article herein in latest news)

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Democratic President Joe Biden, who ousted incumbent Republican president Donald Trump to take the White House in 2020, has fulfilled his campaign promise of nominating a Black woman for the U.S. Supreme Court, the president on Friday publicly announcing that he has chosen U.S. Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to possibly replace the retiring Justice Stephen Bryer on the nine-member court.

The president said in a White House press statement that Jackson is “one of the nation’s brightest legal minds,” and that she is “wise, and pragmatic, and has a deep understanding of the Constitution as an enduring charter of liberty, much like Breyer."

The president called the judge to personally tell her she would be nominated and she responded, 'I'm honored" Mr. president.

If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Jackson would become the nation's first Black female justice on a court were conservatives out number liberals like Justice Beyer Sonia Sotomayer and Elena Kagan, and the court awaits more cases ranging from abortion rights to redistricting, criminal justice reform, and property rights.

Jackson immediately gained the support of Ohio's Democratic Congressional Delegation, namely, U..S. Sen Sherrod Brown of Cleveland, Congressional Black Caucus Chair Joyce Betty of Columbus, 11th Congressional District Congresswoman Shontel Brown of greater Cleveland, and Congresspersons Marcy Kaptur, a Toledo Democrat, and Tim Ryan, a Niles Democrat and the front-runner for the Democratic nomination of U.S. senator to replace the retiring Rob Portman, a Cincinnati Republican

“As the first Black woman nominated to serve on the Court, as the daughter of a public school teacher, and as a former public defender, she brings with her a diverse set of experiences and perspectives that have long been lacking from our nation’s highest court,”  Sen. Brown said in a statement. “In the coming months and years, the Supreme Court is set to make decisions on everything from Ohioans’ health care to their workplace safety to their right to vote. As the Court makes these decisions that affect all Ohioans’ lives, I’m confident that Judge Jackson understands that equal justice and a commitment to our constitution requires standing up for civil rights, and standing up to powerful corporations on behalf of workers.”

Beatty described Judge Jackson as supremely qualified and said her selection would make "the bench look more like the make-up of our nation."

Congresswoman Brown, whose largely Black 11th congressional district includes Cleveland, was just as complimentary.

Brown lauded Jackson as having a "distinguished career, unparalleled integrity, and lifelong commitment to justice make her the perfect candidate to serve on the highest court in the land.”

A Harvard Law School graduate and former federal public defender who at one time served as a law clerk for Breyer, Jackson replaced current Merrick Garland as a U.S. Circuit  judge on the high-profile D.C. Court of Appeals when Biden tapped Garland as attorney general.

The judge, no doubt , has a distinguished resume.

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson received her commission as a United States circuit judge in June of 2021. From 2013 until 2021, she served as a United States district judge, and until December of 2014, she also served as a vice chair and commissioner on the United States Sentencing Commission.

Jackson is currently a member of the Judicial Conference Committee on Defender Services, as well as the Board of Overseers of Harvard University and the Council of the American Law Institute. She also currently serves on the board of Georgetown Day School and the United States Supreme Court Fellows Commission.

Judge Jackson received her degree cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1996. There she served as a supervising editor of the Harvard Law Review. She received an A.B., magna cum laude, in Government from Harvard-Radcliffe College in 1992.


Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 5 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com. Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. 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, 07 April 2022 15:32

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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