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Ohio's GOP governor orders the stop of Russian Vodka liquor sales in Ohio following Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Ohio GOP Governor Mike DeWine and COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, a Republican seeking reelection this year,  has ordered the state Commerce Department to stop the purchase and sale of all vodka made by a Russian-owned company following Russia's attack on Ukraine earlier this week.  The order is applicable to products  sold under the names Green Mark Vodka and Russian Standard Vodka and  made by Russian Standard, the only Russian-owned vodka sold in the state, DeWine said in a news release.    Exactly  what penalty the governor or state officials plan to legally impose for liquor venues and buyers in Ohio who violate the unprecedented order remains to be seen, though it is clear that Ohio's governor , also a former  U.S. senator and state attorney general, has sided  with Ukraine relative to heightened   conflict  between Ukraine and Russia. The  Russo-Ukrainian War   is an ongoing war primarily involving  Rus

President Biden nominates Ketanji Brown Jackson for the U.S. Supreme Court with support from Ohio's Democratic Congressional Delegation, namely U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Cleveland, and U.S. Representatives Marcy Kaptur of Toledo, Joyce Beatty of Columbus, Shontel Brown of greater Cleveland , and Tim Ryan, a Niles Democrat...By editor Kathy ray Coleman of and, Ohio's Black digital news leader

From left: U.S. Supreme Court nominee    U.S. Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson  and members of Ohio's Democratic Congressional Delegation, namely U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Cleveland, and U.S. Representatives Marcy Kaptur of Toledo, Joyce Beatty of Columbus, Shontel Brown of greater Cleveland , and Tim Ryan, a Niles Democrat who is currently running for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. senate and   WASHINGTON, D.C.- Democratic President Joe Biden, who ousted incumbent Republican president Donald Trump to take the White House in 2020, has fulfilled his campaign promise of nominating a Black woman for the U.S. Supreme Court, the president on Friday publicly announcing that he has chosen U.S. Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to possibly replace the retiring Justice Stephen Bryer on the nine-member court. The president said in a White House press statement that Jackson is “one of the nation’s brightest legal mi

Letters to the Editor: Clevelander Joe Bialek comments on the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces...Bialek is an independent greater Cleveland and, Ohio's black digital news leader

Joe Bialek LETTERS TO THE EDITOR By Joe Bialek This letter is in response to the articles covering the the events leading up to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. (Editor's note: Russian missiles hit the  capital city of Ukraine on Thursday as the war between Russia  and Ukraine rages on)  As a citizen of and believer in democracy, I applaud the efforts of the Ukrainian people. Their efforts are similar to what is happening in many other parts of the world. Believe it or not, one thing that trumps capitalism and political correctness in the United States is the right to have one's voice heard. This is the foundation of which our democracy is built on. The Ukrainian people should continue to defy Vladimir Putin's powerful armed forces so that Ukrainian democracy can continue to thrive. It is unfortunate that the United States compromised on one of its most fundamental values in order to protect its economic interests in Eastern Europe; something that happens all too often do

A Black History Moment From ClevelandUrbanNews.Com: Barack Obama became America's first Black president when he was first elected in 2008, and Michelle Obama the country's first Black first lady....Kamala Harris is the first Black vice president of America and Lloyd Austin, the first Black secretary of defense....Crispus Attucks was the first Black man to die in a major American war, and Blacks still feel the vestiges of slavery through high unemployment and illegal incarceration rates, etc....Blacks were once deemed 3/5 of a person....Carl B. Stokes was the first Black mayor of Cleveland and of a major American city, and the late pop icon Michael Jackson remains a legendary figure....Blacks were first enslaved by their African ancestors before being brought to America in chains.... Other Black greats include Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Muhammad Ali, Nat King Cole, Maya Angelou, Garrett Morgan, former congresspersons the late Louis Stokes, Ohio's first Black congressman, and and the late Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Ohio's first Black female congressperson ..By and, Ohio's most read Black newspaper and Black blog....Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email:

Vice President Kamala Harris U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin Former United States president Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama Former president Barack Obama, the first Black president of the United States of America The late pop icon Michael Jackson The late former 11th congressional district congressman Louis Stokes, the first Black congressperson from Ohio The late Carl B. Stokes, the former mayor of Cleveland  and the first Black mayor of a major American city The late Stephanie Tubbs Jones, the former congresswoman of the 11th congressional district of Ohio and By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, associate publisher, Coleman is a Black Cleveland activist and journalist, Tel: (216) 659-0473 Email: CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-CLEVELAND, Ohio-It’s Black history month, so let's talk a little bit about Black history. Do we really know the true history of the plight of Afr

Remembering Breonna Taylor as Medina Spirit is stripped of his 2021 Kentucky Derby win and trainer Bob Baffert is fined, suspended and forced to return his part of the $3 million purse following a doping and, Ohio's Black digital news leader

Pictured are 2021 Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit, which was ridden by jockey John R. Velazquez, and the late Breonna Taylor, whom Louisville Metro police gunned down in March of 2020.  Clevelandurbannews .com and , Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor-in-chief CLEVELANDURBANNEWS.COM, LOUISVILLE, Kentucky- Ridden by jockey John R, Velazquez and with odds of 12-1, Medina Spirit (pictured) edged Mandaloun by a half length to win the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky last May, and as four protesters were arrested that day following a Black Lives Matter protest for Breonna Taylor held in the Derby City. But that win has been shot to hell due to a doping scandal that saw famed racehorse trainer Bob Baffert suspended on Monday by the Kentucky Racing Commission for 90 days,

Comedian Chris Rock to bring his "Ego Death" world tour to Cleveland at Playhouse Square

Comedian and actor Chris Rock  and CLEVELAND, Ohio - Comedian and actor Chris Rock, whom Oscar winner Will Smith slapped during Sunday's Oscar ceremoney for ajold about his wife Jaada Pinket's hair loss, is bringing his “Ego Death” world tour to Playhouse Square in downtown Cleveland for a performance on June 16 at the Connor Palace. Rock's upcoming show follows comedian  and actor Dave Chapelle, who performed  in Cleveland at Playhouse Square on Feb 19, the weekend of the NBA All-Star Game that Cleveland hosted. Tickets to the show will go on sale on Friday, Feb. 25 on  Ticketmaster’s website . A three-time Grammy winner and four-time Emmy winner, Rock, 57, has not toured in nearly five years.   Rock came to prominence as a cast member of   Saturday Night Live   in the early 1990s. He went on to more prominent film appearances, with starring roles in   Down to Earth   (2001),   Head of State   (2003),   The