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Tina Turner, Jay-Z and Carole King among 2021 Cleveland Rock Hall inductees as Chaka Khan is snubbed for a second time since 2016....The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame class of inductees has become more diverse over the years....This year's ceremony will be held live in Cleveland, Ohio and will air at a later date on HBO and HBO Max...By editor Kathy Wray Coleman of Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's Black and alternative digital news leaders

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The 2021 Rock Hall class includes Tina Turner, rapper Jay-Z and Carole King, among others The late Whitney Houston and the late The Notorious B.I.G. were both among the 2020 Rock Hall Class of inductees, which also included  Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers,  Nine Inch Nails, T. Rex, and artist managers Jon Landau and Irving Azoff  Grammy winning Black R&B artists Janet Jackson (left) and Chaka Khan were among 15 nominees, either by consideration as a group or individual, slated for possible induction in 2016 to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, a landmark music history museum located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. But they were snubbed  as were Black artists in general that year,  all but one group, and women were snubbed entirely. A third of the 15 2016  nominees were Since then the Rock Hall inductee classes have become more diverse Clevelandurbannews .com and- Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com , By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, associate publisher CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.C

Michelle Obama kicks off 'Pass the Love' tour by feeding thousands of needy families of greater Cleveland and will hold a forum today with Cleveland schools CEO Eric Gordon

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Former first lady Michelle O bama and Cleveland Metropolitan School District CEO Eric Gordon  CLEVELAND, Ohio -Cleveland is one of two starting points for a nationwide campaign that will provide families in need with kits for making affordable, nutritious meals through what is dubbed healthy meal kits,  an initiative that has former first lady Michelle Obama at the helm. Obama will kick off her healthy foods 'Pass the Love' virtual tour in Cleveland on Wednesday.  Cleveland Metropolitan School District Chief Executive Officer Eric Gordon will join the former first lady and other guests at 1 p.m. Wednesday for a virtual Partnership for a Healthier America Summit.  (Register for the free summit here.)   Families in at least five cities will receive produce and other ingredients for 1 million meals, including nearly 400,000 in Cleveland and Atlanta combined. Some 140,000 of those meals will be handed out to people in Northeast Ohio. The summit will focus on the Pass the Love campa

Rep Liz Cheney gives speech on House floor before vote to remove her from her House leadership role as conference chair, says former president Trump's insistence that the presidential election was rigged is bogus and that "those who refuse to accept the ruling of our courts are at war with the constitution"....By editor Kathy Wray Coleman of Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's Black and alternative digital news leaders

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   U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, associate publisher Clevelandurbannews .com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com WASHINGTON, D.C.  —U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming stood firm on Tuesday and gave a historical speech in the House chamber hours before her fellow Republicans prepare to oust her from her congressional leadership role in the midst of an all out fight with former president Donald Trump and congressional Republicans over Trump's claims that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him.  The ouster vote will take place on Wed, May 12, and by voice of Republicans.  The daughter of ex-vice president Dick Cheney, the younger Cheney, 54, has been a member of  Congress since 2017, winning reelection in 2020 for another two-year term over her opponent, Democrat Lynnette Grey Bull, and with 68 percent of the vote. She  represents Wyoming's at-large district and is the  House Republican Conference chair , the third-highest po

Cleveland City Council slated to possibly approve legislation for public comment at its regular city council meetings

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                                    Cleveland City Hall   JOSEPH T. JONES WARD 1   KEVIN L. BISHOP WARD 2   KERRY MCCORMACK WARD 3   KENNETH JOHNSON (SUSPENDED) WARD 4   DELORES L. GRAY WARD 5   BLAINE A. GRIFFIN WARD 6   BASHEER S. JONES WARD 7   MICHAEL POLENSEK WARD 8   KEVIN CONWELL WARD 9   ANTHONY T. HAIRSTON WARD 10   BRIAN MOONEY WARD 11   ANTHONY BRANCATELLI WARD 12   KEVIN J. KELLEY WARD 13   JASMIN SANTANA WARD 14   JENNY SPENCER WARD 15   BRIAN KAZY WARD 16   CHARLES SLIFE WARD 17 By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, associate publisher Clevelandurbannews .com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com , Ohio's most read Black and alternative digital newspaper CLEVELAND, Ohio -  Cleveland City Council is slated to possibly allow public comment at its weekly city council meetings, prospective city legislation that comes during an election year for city council seats and following ongoing pressure from community activists and others who say City Council has been erroneou