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Public corruption alert: Cuyahoga County's crooked sheriff Steven Hammett resigns as Cleveland activists applaud the move and as new County Executive Chris Ronayne begins to craft his administrative team....Hammett used University Hts police to stalk and steal from Black single women homeowners and helped JP Morgan Chase Bank steal county residents homes and their expensive cars via illegal foreclosures and illegal home break-ins when he was a University Hts police chief before becoming sheriff....He also ran an inhumane county jail coupled with the disproportionate mistreatment of Black inmates....By Clevelandurbannews.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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  Pictured are former Cuyahoga County Sheriff Steven Hammett and former Democratic Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish. The county's second Black sheriff, Hammett resigned from the interim post this week after holding it for hardly eight months. Community activists have accused him of public corruption and of harassing and stalking Black women homeowners when he was police chief in the city of University Hts before becoming sheriff. And they had pushed for his resignation. Activists also say that the county jail remained in disarray and inhumane under Hammett's ineffective leadership as sheriff Steven Hammett Clevelandurbannews.com and   Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com   By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor-in-chief, and political and investigative reporter who trained for 17 years as a reporter with the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio CLEVELAND, Ohio- Cuyahoga County interim sheriff Steven Hammett, the county's second Black sheriff and on t

International Women's Day March Cleveland 2023 is March 8 with a 5 pm City Hall steps rally and a 6 pm march, the 7th annual march....By Clevelandurbannews.com.... Some 400 people attended the first International Women's Day March in Cleveland in 2017

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  Some of the nearly 400 participants at the International Women's Day rally and march held on March 8, 2017 at the Free Stamp next to City Hall in downtown Cleveland, Ohio Upfront at far left is activist Alfred PorterJr, president of Black on Black Crime Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio   (Photo by Cleveland Plain Dealer Newspaper ) Wednesday, March 8, 2023 marks Cleveland's seventh annual march, which will include a 5 pm Cleveland City Hall Steps rally and a 6 pm march   Clevelandurbannews.com and   Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com  Staff article CLEVELAND, Ohio- Nearly 400 people participated in a rally and march in downtown Cleveland, Ohio at the Free Stamp next to Cleveland City Hall on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 for the first time to celebrate International Women's Day and this year marks Cleveland's seventh annual march. It will be held Wednesday, March 8, 2023 beginning with a 5 pm rally on the steps of Cleveland City Hall and will be followed by a 6 pm march, organize

Mayor Bibb to speak at the 49th Annual Black Cleveland Flag Raising Ceremony at 11:30 am on February 4, 2023 at City Hall, an event organized annually for Black History Month by longtime Cleveland activist Khalid Samad of Peace in the Hood and the Coalition for a Better Life.... By Clevelandurbannews.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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  ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) / ( www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com ) Cleveland Urban News.Com, and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.com, Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper and newspaper blog.  Tel: (216) 659 0473. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com CLEVELAND, Ohio -Led by longtime Black Cleveland activist Khalid Samad and his grassroots groups Peace in the Hood and the Coalition for a Better Life, and also sponsored by the city of Cleveland Community Relations Board, community activists, elected officials and other community members will gather this weekend in downtown Cleveland for the 49th Annual Black Flag Raising Ceremony, which will begin at 11:30 am on Saurday, Feb.4, 2023 at Cleveland City Hall The event will include an indoor activity with food and speeches that will follow speeches at noon led by Samad on City Hall steps before the flag is raised. The open-to-the-public event is part of a salute to Black History Month. A  former assistant saftey di

Vice President Kamala Harris to attend the funeral of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, her press office said in a press release to Clevelandurbannews.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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United States Vice President Kamala Harris, the nation's first Black and first female vice president   Tyre Nichols The five fired Memphis cops who face second degree murder and other charges for beating 29-year-old Tyre Nichols to death during a traffic stop  Clevelandurbannews.com and  Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor-in-chief CLEVELAND, Ohio- United States Vice President Kamala Harris, the nation's first Black and first female vice president, will attend the funeral of Tyre Nichols on Wednesday, Feb 1 in Memphis, Tennessee, her press office told Clevelandurbannews.com and  Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com in a press release on Tuesday. The funeral is set to begin at 1 p.m. local time at the Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church. The family's attorney,  famed Civil Rights Attorney Benjamin Crump, is also slated to make a call to action at the funeral as will the Rev Al Sharpton. Nichols’ mother and stepfather

Cleveland's Tyre Nichols vigil draws about 50 people, far less than the George Floyd riot crowd in Cleveland in May of 2020 that drew thousands....Some people say that Cleveland activists should be focusing on how Blacks in Cleveland are treated, including in the Cuyahoga County Jail where dozens of inmates have died in recent years and have been harassed by the special forces unit dubbed 'The Men in Black,' which is also called 'The Goon Squad' by inmates....Seasoned Black Cleveland activists say they were not included for the vigil with the help of the city's pro-establishment mainstream media because they are outspoken and pro-Black, and they do not get grant monies from the county....By Clevelandurbannews.com

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  Protesters in Cleveland who rallied for justice for George Floyd on May 30, 2020 torched  police cars as violence erupted in the largely Black major American city   Tyre Nichols The five fired Memphis cops who face second degree murder and other charges for beating 29-year-old Tyre Nichols to death during a traffic stop Convicted Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin (right), and his murder victim, George Floyd Thousands gather at the Free Stamp next to Cleveland City Hall in downtown Cleveland on Saturday., May 30, 2020 for a rally for justice for Minneapolis police murder victim George Floyd, a rally that turned violent and erupted into riots. A vigil held Sunday, Jan 29, 2023 in the same spot for Tyre Nichols, whom Memphis police beat to death on Jan 7, 2023, drew hardly 50 people. Photo by Tristan Rader  Clevelandurbannews.com and  Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor-in-chief CLEVELAND, Ohio- A vigil held at the Free Stamp i

Ohio Congresswoman Emilia Sykes (pictured at right marching in Cleveland for International Women's Day on March 8, 2021 along with former Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and now 11th Congressional District Congresswoman Shontel Brown) to be sworn-in in Akron on January 28, 2023 by Ohio Supreme Court Justice Melody Stewart, the first Black elected to Ohio's highest court.....Rep Sykes is the newest member of Ohio's largely Black and majority female five-member Democratic Congressional Delegation, which also includes Reps Beatty, Kaptur and Shontel Brown, and U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Cleveland.....By Clevelandurbannews.com

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  Ohio 13th Congressional District Congresswoman Emilia Sykes, an Akron Democrat Then Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley at International Women's Day March Cleveland in Cleveland on March 8, 2021  (fourth from left holding banner and wearing blue face mask) , who ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2022 marches in Cleveland on International Women's Day. Also pictured are  now 11th Congressional District Congresswoman Shontel Brown, then County Democratic Party chairwoman and a county councilwomen  (third from left) ,   and 13 Congressional District Congresswoman Emilia Sykes, then Ohio House Minority Leader Rep Emilia Sykes  (fifth from left)   Ohio's five-member Democratic Congressional Delegation is majority Black as of the Nov 8, 2022 midterm elections and includes U.S. Rep Emilia Sykes of Akron (top left), U. S. Reps Shontel Brown of Warrensville Hts. (top right), Joyce Beatty of Columbus (bottom left), and Marcy Kaptur of Toledo (bottom right), and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Clev