Showing posts from March, 2022

Comedian Chris Rock to bring his "Ego Death" world tour to Cleveland at Playhouse Square following Will Smith's Oscars slap....Rock added a second show in Cleveland after the Oscar slap....By editor Kathy Wray Coleman of and, Ohio's Black digital news leader

  Comedian and actor Chris Rock  and CLEVELAND, Ohio -  Comedian and actor Chris Rock, whom Oscar winner Will Smith slapped during Sunday's Oscars ceremony for a joke about his wife Jada Pinket Smith's hair loss, is bringing his “Ego Death” world tour to Playhouse Square in downtown Cleveland for a performances on June 16-17 at the Connor Palace.  Rock's upcoming shows 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 went on sale on Friday, Feb. 25 on  Ticketmaster’s website  for the June 16 show and tickets for the Judge 17 show will go on sale Friday, April 1. The second show on June 16 was added after the Oscars fiasco.  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

Ohio's governor race: Democratic candidates Nan Whaley and John Cranley debate......By and, Ohio's Black digital news leader

  Democratic gubernatorial candidates former Cincinnatti Mayor John Cranley and former Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor-in-chief  WILBERFORCE, Ohio - Democratic gubernatorial candidates former Cincinnatti Mayor John Cranley and former Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley debated as Ohio's May 3 primary election nears. Here's the video of the debate   By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor. Coleman is a seasoned Black Cleveland journalist who trained at the Call and Post Newspaper for 17 years and an experienced investigative and political reporter. She is the most read independent journalist in Ohio per and , the most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog in Ohio and in the Midwest. Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on

President Biden signs Emmett Till anti-lynching bill into law, CNN reports

The late Emmett Till WASHINGTON, D.C-  President Joe Biden signed a bill into law on Tuesday that makes   lynching a federal hate crime , acknowledging how racial violence has left a lasting scar on the nation and asserting that these crimes are not a relic of a bygone era. The bill Biden signed into law, the Emmett Till Antilynching Act of 2022, is named after a 14-year-old Black boy from Chicago who was brutally murdered by a group of White men in Mississippi for allegedly whistling at a White woman in 1955. His murder sparked national outrage and was a catalyst for the emerging civil rights movement. At a White House Rose Garden signing ceremony, the President didn't hold back in describing the history of racial violence experienced by Black Americans and its continued impact. He said, "Lynching was pure terror to enforce the lie that not everyone.   CLICK HERE TO GO TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT CNN.COM and , the

Ohio Supreme Court Justices Brunner and Stewart, others attend ceremony in Cleveland for retired judge Patrica Ann Blackmon that was held by the Black Women's PAC, Blackmon one of two women who were the first Black women to be elected to a state appellate court in Ohio....Read and see who else was there in this article herein....More than 20 Ohio judges were there, as well as other dignitaries....By editor Kathy Wray Coleman of and, Ohio's Black digital news leader

  Retired Ohio 8th District Court of Appeals judge Patricia Ann Blackmon (pictured center wearing white) poses with other judges in Ohio at a cermony held to honor her at Karamu House Theatre on Thurs, March 24, 2022,  an event sponsored by the Black Women's PAC of greater Cleveland. At the far right is Ohio Supreme Court Justice Jennifer Brunner, a Democrat who will face Republican Justice Sharon Kennon in the fight to replace retiring Ohio Supreme Court Justice Maureen O'Connor, a Republican and the first woman elected chief justice by Ohio voters Black Women's PAC President Elaine Gohlstin speaks at the event. Seated directly behind Gohlstin is Ohio Supreme Court Justice Melody Stewart, the first Black and first Black woman elected to the judicial post. Sitting at the far left is retired East Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Una H.R. Keenon, a founding member of the Black Women's PAC like Blackmon and a handful of other Black greater Cleveland women.  Retired Ohio 8th

Democratic U.S. Senate debate held in Ohio between candidates Tim Ryan, Morgan Harper and Traci Johnson as the May 3, 2022 primary nears, a debate held at Central State University, an HBCU....Watch the debate here

Image and WILBERFORCE, Ohio- U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, attorney Morgan Harper and tech executive Traci Johnson debated at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio on Mon. March 28, an  event occurring just weeks before the May 3 primary election and likely the only Democratic debate between those vying for the Democratic nomination in the race to U.S Sen. Rob Portman, who is retiring.  Central State University is a historically Black university in Ohio.  While Ryan,  a former presidential candidate who is not seeking reelection to Congress, is White, both Harper and Johnson are Black women, and both are community activists. Seven Republicans running for the GOP nomination, most of them millionaires, will debate at Central State University Monday night. Here is a video of  Monday's 55 min. debate between Ryan, Harper and Johnson and , the most read Black digital newspa

Women's History Month comes to a close.....How did it begin in the United States?

Image and CLEVELAND,Ohio-Women's History Month , which comes to a close on March 31,   is an   annual declared month   that highlights the   contributions of women to events in history   and contemporary society. It is celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, corresponding with   International Women's Day   on March 8, and during October in Canada, corresponding with the celebration of   Persons Day   on October 18. The commemoration began in 1978 as "Women's History day" in  Sonoma County, California , and was championed by  Gerda Lerner  and the  National Women's History Alliance  to be recognized as a national week (1980) and then month (1987) in the United States, spreading internationally after that. In the United States, Women's History Month traces its beginnings back to the first  International Women's Day  in 1911. In 1978, the  school district  of