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Breaking: President Biden under pressure from Congressional Democrats to extend expired eviction moratorium as the pandemic surges...Black and Latino renters remain more at risk for eviction, research shows....By editor Kathy Wray Coleman

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United States President Joe Biden Clevelandurbannews .com and- Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com .Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com. By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor-in-chief  WASHINGTON, D.C. —  President Joe Biden is under pressure from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and fellow Democrats as Pelosi and House Democratic leaders on Sunday demanded that the Biden administration extend the national eviction moratorium put in place a year and a half ago to keep people in their homes as the coronavirus pandemic continues to escalate.  Pelosi issued a written statement calling for immediate action by the Biden administration. It was also signed by Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark, and Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, a South Carolina Democrat and the highest ranking Black in Congress. Calling it a "moral imperative," House Democrats want the eviction moratorium that had been in place since March 2020 when the p

Nina Turner receives the endorsement of the National and Ohio Education Associations of teachers as the race for the congressional seat in Ohio's largely Black 11th congressional district comes down to the wire....By editor Kathy Coleman of Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's Black and alternative digital news leader

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U.S. Congressional Candidate Nina Turner 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 By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor CLEVELAND, OHIO – The National Education Association (NEA), at the recommendation of the Ohio Education Association (OEA), on Friday announced its endorsement of U.S. Congressional Candidate Nina Turner through the NEA's political action committee, the NEA Fund. The Ohio Education Association, the NEA's state-level arm, represents more than 120,000 teachers, faculty members, and support professionals who work in Ohio's schools, colleges, and universities. The race to fill the open seat in Ohio's largely Black 11th congressional district that became vacant when former congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge vacated the post in early March to join the

Cleveland Councilman Ken Johnson convicted on all 15 counts as other Black city council persons remain on edge and fear they might be next....By editor Kathy Wray Coleman of Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's leader in Black and alternative digital news

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Former Cleveland Ward 4 Councilman Kenneth Johnson Clevelandurbannews.com and- Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher and editor in chief CLEVELANDURBANNEWS.COM, AKRON, Ohio – Cleveland Ward 4 Councilman Kenneth Johnson, 75, was convicted of corruption and tax charges by a federal jury in Akron, Ohio on Friday following a two-week trial and faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced on Oct 8. by U.S. District Court Judge John Adams. The verdict has some members of the 17-member city council on edge, particularly Black council persons who fear that they might be next. "While Ken's case may be more entwined, they could have targeted any of us," said a Black city council person on condition of anonymity. Per Friday's jury verdict, Johnson is officially off council, an elected post he has held for 40 years. Johnson’s longtime executive assistant, Garnell Jamison, 63

Nina Turner to host free interfaith community breakfast with actor Danny Glover and Dr. Cornel West, a scholar and motivational speaker...Get the link here to RSVP for the free event....The special primary election for the open seat in Ohio's 11th congressional district, which includes Cleveland, is August 3....By editor Kathy Wray Coleman of Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycoelmanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's Black and alternative digital news leader

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From left: Actor Danny Glover, U.S. Congressional Candidate Nina Turner, and motivational speaker and scholar Dr. Cornel West Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com By Kathy Wray Coleman. associate publisher, editor-in-chief CLEVELAND, Ohio- Faith leaders from  greater Cleveland and Akron, along with U.S. Congressional Candidate Nina Turner, special guests actor Danny Glover and Dr. Cornel West, a scholar and motivational speaker, will gather for a a special interfaith community breakfast as the Aug. 3 special primary election for the open congressional seat in Ohio's 11th congressional district nears.  Breakfast will be served Mon., Aug 2, buffet style, at 7:30 am with remarks at 8:00 am. The event is free and open to the public, though participants must R.S.V.P. at    this link  at  Ninaturner.com  and will, in turn, receive an almost immediate email with the date, time and place of the event.  &q

Bernie Sanders, Cleveland's mayor, and Dr. Cornel West to campaign with Nina Turner in Cleveland on Saturday, July 31 at a GOTV rally, as will U.S. Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, other local leaders, activists, and others...Turner is among 13 Democratic candidates on the ballot for the congressional seat in Ohio's 11th congressional district, which includes Cleveland....The Democratic primary election is August 3....By editor Kathy Wray Coleman of Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsnewsblog.com, Ohio's leaders in Black digital news

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  From left: U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, U.S. Congressional Candidate Nina Turner of Cleveland, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, Dr. Cornel West, U.S. Representative Cori Bush of Missouri, and Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison  Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com   Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor-in-chief CLEVELAND, OHIO – U.S. Congressional Candidate Nina Turner announced on Thursday that U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will travel to Ohio during the final week of the campaign and will join Turner at events in both Akron and Cleveland on Saturday while also headlining a get-out-the-vote rally on Saturday morning in Cleveland alongside other prominent national Democrats and local voices. The GOTV rally will take place on Sat., July 31 at the Agora Theater on Euclid Avenue on Cleveland's largely Black east side and will feature Turner, U.S. Congresswoman Cori Bush of

CDC recommends masks indoors for vaccinated people as COVID-19 cases increase and the number of Americans getting vaccinated declines.... Most of the people who died of the cornavirus nationwide in 2021, including in Ohio, were unvaccinated

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Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com , Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com.  CLEVELAND, Ohio - As COVID-19 cases continue to grow while vaccinations in  the U.S. continue to decline, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC ) on Wednesday recommended that fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors in areas with high transmission along with its previous recommendation that non-vaccinated people continue to wear masks. This most recent recommendation is a reversal of the agency's previous recommendation on masks relative to vaccinated people.  Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden’s chief COVID-19 medical adviser, has said that the agency was reexamining mask recommendations for fully vaccinated Americans.  “We’re going in the wrong direction,” Fauci told reporters on Sunday This news comes  amid the surge of cases driven by the delta variant of the coronavirus. Meanwhile, data show that most of the people in the U.S. who d