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OJ Simpson dead at 76, a reminder of America's fragile race problem and its flawed legal system.....By Clevelandurbannews.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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O.J. Simpson in 1990 Staff article by Kathy Wray Coleman, editor CLEVELAND, Ohio – Former NFL star OJ Simpson has died at 76-years-old after a battle with cancer, his family announced Thursday, an announcement that triggered fodder with media outlets across the country and reminds America's Black community of the country's long legacy of systemic racism and its troubles with its fragile and racist legal system.  National cable media hosts had a field day with commentary over whether Simpson murdered ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, even though he was exonerated in 1995 of criminal charges in the case with lawyer Johnny Cochran leading his "dream team" legal team. He was  later sent to prison for nine years for convictions for arranging a robbery to retrieve his stolen memorabilia, the latter criminal case of which came under question as possible retaliation for a not guilty verdict in the case of his ex-wife's death. Despite being exoner

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Cleveland calls for Biden to ban Chinese-made electric vehicles to protect Ohio auto workers....By Clevelandurbannews.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, a Cleveland Democrat Staff article WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), a Cleveland Democrat and seasoned member of Congress, called for Congress and President Biden to ban Chinese-made electric vehicles to protect Ohio autoworkers, and to combat what he says are economic and national security threats posed by Chinese automakers.  In a letter to President Biden, the popular senator warned that Chinese cars, made by companies controlled and subsidized by the Chinese Communist Party, present an existential threat to the American auto industry, and that tariffs alone are insufficient to stop a government-orchestrated attack on an entire sector of the nation's economy. “Chinese electric vehicles are an existential threat to the American auto industry. Ohio knows all too well how China illegally subsidizes its companies, putting our workers out of jobs and undermining entire industries, from steel to solar manufacturing, " said B

Ohio Dems pan Gov DeWine's State of the State-Ohio Senate Minority Leader Nickie Antonio calls Gov DeWine's State of the State address disingenuous and un-inspirational and seeks common ground with Ohio Republican leaders for the benefit of all Ohioans.... By Clevelandurbannews.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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Ohio Senate Minority Leader Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood) (center and flanked by fellow Democratic state lawmakers) during a press conference Wed., April 10 at the Statehouse in Columbus in response to Gov. Mike DeWine's State of the State address COLUMBUS, Ohio – Today, Ohio  Senate Minority Leader Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood), a Lakewood Democrat whose 23rd district includes 14 of Cleveland's 17 wards,  issued a statement following a press conference with a group of Democratic state lawmakers at the Statehouse in Columbus in response to Gov. Mike DeWine's State of the State address, which he delivered at noon today, also at the Statehouse in Columbus. While the Republican governor's speech may have kept him in step with top GOP leaders in Ohio he has gained fodder with in the last year or so and his promise of child healthcare vouchers for struggling mothers has bipartisan support, his support of the Republicans anti-Democratic agendas and his demand for legislative

Funeral services announced for former Ohio state senator CJ Prentiss.... By Clevelandurbannews.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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Former Ohio state Senator C.J. Prentiss CLEVELAND, Ohio-  Funeral services have been announced for former Ohio state senator C.J. (Carolyn Jean) Prentiss, who died Tuesday at 82-years-old after battling heart disease. Visitation is Fri., April 12,  from 5-7pm at Hiawatha Church of God In Christ, 3417 Hiawatha St., Ashtabula, Ohio 44004. Funeral services are Sat., April 13, at 10am at the Christ Culture Church, 15 Severance Circle, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, with calling hours from 9-10 am at the church.  She will be laid to rest at Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland.  An educator in her younger years and a former state representative and state school board member, Prentiss was a a life-long Democrat. She   served in the Ohio Senate from 1999-2007 and was minority leader for the 126th General Assembly. She could not run for reelection in 2007 due to a state law that set term limits for state lawmakers. She was active in the Cleveland community, particularly during the pendency of the longstan

City of Cleveland, Mayor Bibb launch new Open Data Portal website offering instant access to city services, job openings and more.... By Clevelandurbannews.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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CLEVELAND, Ohio- The City of Cleveland has unveiled its new Open Data Portal website, a one-stop shop for city data sets, dashboards, civic tech applications and more. The Cleveland Open Data Portal accessible at data.clevelandohio.gov is part of Mayor Justin Bibb administration's commitment to transparency, accountability and innovation, the young, Black mayor said in a press release.   The website provides for access to city departments, council members information, job openings , city services and operations, and other informative data. "This initiative is a milestone for the city that's aimed at building trust, fostering collaboration, and empowering the public with instant access to a wide range of data sets related to city operations," said Mayor Bibb, 37 and the city's fourth Black mayor "Through the portal, users can explore, analyze and interact with city data in a variety of useful ways."  "The Cleveland Open Data Portal represents a s

Former Ohio state senator CJ Prentiss dies....By Clevelandurbannews.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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Former Ohio state Senator C.J. Prentiss CLEVELAND, Ohio- Former Ohio state senator C.J. (Carolyn Jean) Prentiss died Tuesday afternoon with her husband Michael Charney and other family members by her side, her family said Tuesday. She was 82-years-old. Funeral arrangements are pending. An educator in her younger years and a former state representative and state school board member, Prentiss   served in the Ohio Senate from 1999-2007 and was minority leader for the 126th General Assembly. She could not run for reelection due to a state law that sets term limits for state lawmakers. She and her husband Michael Charney were both active in the Cleveland community, particularly during the pendency of the longstanding schools desegregation case, Charney a former labor organizer and retired Cleveland schools history teacher.  A Democrat, Prentiss received both a B.A. in education and M.Ed. from Cleveland State University. While  in the Ohio state Senate, Prentiss represented constituents of C

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