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Pigford Bill Supported By Rep. Marcia Fudge That Would Help Implement Settlement For Black Farmers For Discrimination Passes House

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Ohio Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-11) WASHINGTON, DC –Today, Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (DOH-11) delivered statements on the House floor in support of HR 4783, which the House passed. The proposed legislation, dubbed "the Pigford Bill," would help implement a $1.15 billion settlement with black farmers who were victims of discrimination by US Department of Agriculture officials, in a case known as Pigford II. It also addresses a $3.4 billion settlement of another case, Cobell vs. Salazar, with American Indians who alleged mismanagement of trust accounts against the U S Department of Interior. Since it previously passed the Senate, and cleared the House today, the bill now heads to President Obama for his signature to make it law, which is likely since his administration had pushed for the legislation Eleven years ago tens of thousands of black farmers settled a landmark court case, which addressed years and years of discrimination by the Department of Agriculture. "

11 Below Videos Of The Oct. 29. 2010 1 Yr Anniversary Rally And Candelight Vigil Of Imperial Avenue Murders Led By The Imperial Women And Others

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From the Metro Desk of theDeterminerWeekly.Com and theKathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com Attention to all readers: The new URL to put in the address bar to find the blog online is theKathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com, a change from the stolen domain name of the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog and Media Network.Com. Thank you for your patience. Event- The One Year Anniversary Rally And Candlelight Vigil As To The Imperial Avenue Murders:The below 11 videos were produced and posted by Patricia Rowell and Ernest Smith of the Oppressed People's Nation. The videos, which are not inclusive of the entire event, represent rally and vigil participants of grassroots activists, political officials, other community members, and family members of the 11 Black women whose remains were found a year ago on Oct. 29, 2009 at the home of suspected serial killer Anthony Sowell, who is awaiting trial on numerous charges including kidnapping, rape and aggravated murder.(Use the search box

Bill Of Rights Defense Committee Organizer To Meet With Cleveland Activists December 4 Around Imperial Ave Murders And Harassment By Police And Courts

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National Bill of Rights Defense Committee Field Organizer George Friday Attention to all readers: The new URL to put in the address bar to find the blog online is theKathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com, a change from the stolen domain name of the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog and Media Network.Com. Thank you for your patience. From the Metro Desk of theDeterminerWeekly.Com and theKathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com TO ALL MEDIA, GRASSROOTS FACTIONS, COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND OTHERS: CONTACTS ARE KATHY WRAY COLEMAN AT 216-932-3114, DON BRYANT AT 440-623-0492, TINA BRONAUGH AT 216-253-6484, MARVA PATTERSON AT 216-334-7013 AND GEORGE FRIDAY AT 862-668-8172--Press Conference at 4 pm and meeting from -4:30 to 6 pm Saturday, December 4, 2010 at the meeting room at the McDonald's Restaurant at E. 152nd and St. Clair Ave in Cleveland in the Collinwood area (15110 St. Clair Ave) with National Field Organizer George Friday of the BILL of RIGHTS Defense Committee---Read below, p

Home of Black Journalist Kathy Wray Coleman Buglarized 3 Times As Thieves Seek Criminal Trial Transcipt Of Judge Keough Corruption

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Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Kathleen Ann Keough Attention to all readers: The new URL to put in the address bar to find the blog online is theKathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com, a change from the stolen domain name of the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog and Media Network.Com. Thank you for your patience. From the Metro Desk of theDeterminerWeekly.Com and theKathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com The home of Cleveland area journalist Kathy Wray Coleman was burglarized three times while she was in her hometown of Louisville , Ky. visiting family and friends and staying put after a Cleveland Black leader called her father to say that she was in harms way, the community activist said. Coleman, a 16 year journalist whose articles appeared in the Cleveland Call and Post Newspaper and elsewhere from 1993 to 2010, and who not edits the KathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com and theDeterminerWeekly.Com, said burglars, that left a note, sought to intimidate her and were looking for a crimi

Bill Of Rights Defense Committee Field Organizer Meets With Grassroots Around Imperial Avenue Murders And Complaints Against Police And Courts

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National Bill of Rights Defense Committee Field Organizer George Friday From the Metro Desk of the DeterminerWeekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog A national field organizer sent in by the Bill of Rights Defense Committee met with leaders and members of the Imperial Women, Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor, the Carl Stokes Brigade, the Oppressed People's Nation and a host of other organizations on Saturday around the Imperial Avenue Murders and other concerns impacting the Black community. About 40 people representing community grassroots factions, including the People's Forum, Black on Black Crime, Cleveland FIST, Worker's World and the Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network, listened attentively as George Friday, a nationally renowned field organizer, told the group of community activists that empowerment is key to community organizing and that the strength in fighting community issues must come from the local level. "You have the power,&qu

Black Cleveland Schools Student Maliciously Prosecuted For Protesting Teacher Layoffs Rejects Judge Keough's Probation In Lieu Of Trial Offer

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Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Kathleen Ann Keough Tina Bronaugh (lt.) and her daughter, Destini Bronaugh From the Metro Desk of theDeterminerWeekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog and Media Network Former Collinwood High School student Destini Bronaugh, who graduated this summer and is awaiting trial before Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Kathleen Ann Keough on misdemeanor charges or resisting arrest and obstruction of official business, rejected the judge's offer of probation in lieu of trial offer at a pretrial yesterday. Had Bronaugh agreed to the plea deal and sucessfully completed the proposed selective intervention program all charges would have subsequently been dropped, though any such agreement is in essence an admission of wrongdoing, comnnunity activists that attended the pretrial said. The celebrated case stems from an arrest at the school on May 13 in what community activists say is retaliation for Bronaugh's

Cleveland NAACP President George Forbes Beats Attorney Floyd By 12 Votes To Win 10th Term

From the Metro Desk of theDeterminerWeekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog and Media Network Cleveland Attorney George L. Forbes on Sunday was elected to a 10th term as president of the Cleveland NAACP, beating opponent Lawrence R. Floyd by 12 votes with 200 members voting, NAACP officials said. The 79-year-old Forbes, who is also general counsel for the Call and Post Newspaper, Cleveland's Black press, had said in Sept. that he was tired and would not run but got in the race as advocates of the Black community pushed for his continued local leadership of America's most well known Civil Rights organization. A former Cleveland City Council president from 1974-1989, who often sparred with then Cleveland mayor and now Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), and an unsuccessful candidate for mayor who lost to Mike White in a Black against Black contest in 1989, the controversial Forbes remains a figure in local and national politics. And though Blacks sometimes get mad and

Cleveland NAACP President George Forbes Opposed By Attorney Lawrence Floyd In Sunday's Election From 2-5 PM At Cathedral Church Of God And Christ

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Cleveland NAACP President George Forbes From the Metro Desk of the DeterminerWeekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog and Media Network The Cleveland branch NAACP will hold its election for officers and executive committee members Sun., Nov. 14 from 2-5 PM at Cathedral Church of God in Christ in Cleveland, 2940 Martin Luther King Dr. Cleveland Attorney George Forbes, who is running for another two-year term as president after announcing at the branch's September meeting that he was tired and had had enough, is facing opposition from Cleveland area attorney Lawrence Floyd, a former Assistant Cuyahoga County prosecutor who resigned in disrepute, and husband to controversial Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court Judge Alison Nelson Floyd. Forbes has put together a slate of six candidates for offices, including himself, that consists of only one female, and her role is NAACP secretary. In addition to Arlene Anderson as secretary, others running on the Forbe's slate ar

Editorial: Why Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Elect Maureen O'Connor Was A Better Choice Than Chief Justice Eric Brown For The Black Community

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Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Elect Maureen O'Connor Outgoing Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Eric Brown From the Metro Desk of theDeterminerWeekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog and Media Network (An editorial by Editor Kathy Wray Coleman) I predicted that Ohio Supreme Court sitting justice Maureen O' Connor, 61, would beat recently appointed Chief Justice Eric Brown on Tuesday for the chief justice seat, and so did a large number of others. And her win over Brown is still better for the Black community, even though O'Connor is a Republican and Brown, a Democrat that hails from Cuyahoga County but spent recent years as a Franklin County Common Pleas judge, the county that includes the city of Columbus, the state's capital. Women can clap too, since Justice O'Connor becomes the first female to hold Ohio's chief justice slot, one that voters decide rather than the process of peer selection among sitting justices. Outgoing Democratic Go