Showing posts from May, 2022

Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb to keynote the annual Cuyahoga County Democratic Party fundraising dinner, which is in June of 2022....Cuyahoga County includes Cleveland....By and, Ohio's Black digital news leader

   Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb and   Tel: 216) 659-0473 Email: By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor-in-chief CLEVELAND, Ohio- Cleveland Mayor Justin M. Bibb, a former Barack Obama intern and banker who won the nonpartisan runoff election for mayor last November over then city council president Kevin Kelley to become the city's fourth Black mayor and its second youngest behind former mayor Dennis Kucinich, is the special guest speaker for the annual fundraising dinner for the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party. For more information call 216-534-3343. The event is Sun., June 5, 2022 at the InterContinental Hotel in Cleveland at 9801 Carnegie Ave. beginning at 4pm. Tickets are $200 per person for the dinner and open reception and $1,000 for dinner and a private reception. Sponsorships range from $3,000-$10,000. Led by 11th Congressional District Congresswoman Shontel Brown, who i

Ohio Supreme Court rejects GOP drawn state legislative redistricting maps for a fifth time with Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor calling it a 'stunning rebuke of the rule of law'....The Equal Districts Coalition comments....Ohio's delayed primary election for state lawmakers will likely go foward on August 2 since a federal court panel promised to intervene if legal maps were not submitted to the Ohio Supreme Court by May 28....By editor Kathy Wray Coleman of and, Ohio's Black digital news leader

Image and By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief COLUMBUS, Ohio- The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down state House and Senate redistricting maps approved by the seven-member Republican-dominated Ohio Redistricting Commission for the fifth time, ruling 4-3 that the maps are unconstitutional and that they favor Republican lawmakers for office and violate anti-gerrymandering rules approved seven-years-ago by Ohio voters. The discrepancy has caused a delay in the primary election of Ohio lawmakers, which was originally set for May 3, an almost unprecedented measure in the history of voting in Ohio. Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor (pictured above), the first woman elected to the post, broke ranks with fellow Republicans for the fifth time in the controversy and sided with three Democrats on the seven-member largely Republican court, including Justice Melody Stewart (pictured above), the first Black elected

After epidemic of dead Cuyahoga County Jail inmates in Cleveland County Executive Armond Budish names new Black sheriff, a former police chief in University Hts where city officials, police and judges helped JPMorgan Chase Bank steal Black people's homes via illegal foreclosures....Black homeowners who complained were harassed by Chase Bank, city officials, police and crooked judges, and maliciously prosecuted, public records reveal.....Cuyahoga County's new interim sheriff is Steve Hammett....By and, Ohio's Black digital news leader

              Pictured are newly sworn in interim Cuyahoga County Sheriff Steven Hammett and Democratic Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish and By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor-in-chief, investigative reporter CLEVELAND, Ohio- Following the resignation last month of interim Sheriff Christopher Paul Viland after the death, also last month, of yet another Black inmate in the troubled Cuyahoga County Jail in Cleveland, Ohio where more than 12 inmates have died since 2018, outgoing Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish on Monday swore in the county's second Black sheriff, interim Sheriff Steven Hammett. Former sheriff Cliff Pinkney was the county's first Black sheriff. He resigned three years ago, also amid controversy, and later testified during the trial of former jail director Ken Mills, who was convicted in October 2021 of four misdemeanor counts of falsification and dereliction of duties and s

Cleveland police, Cuyahoga County sheriff's deputies and Ohio Highway Patrol cops perform felony arrests of some 15 Black male dirt bike riders in Cleveland in one day via Operation ‘Wheels Down,' which some Blacks say is racist, particularly since bikers were not warned and the practice of dirt bike riding in Cleveland went on for years under former Cleveland mayor Frank Jackson, who is Black and sought an ordinance to build a dirt bike track for young people….By editor Kathy Wray Coleman of and, Ohio’s Black digital news leader

By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor-in-chief 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-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview , CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS . CLEVELAND, Ohio -Cleveland police, in cooperation with the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office and the Ohio Highway Patrol, arrested more than a dozen Black men over the weekend who ride their dirt bikes in Cleveland off the roads, arrests pursuant to a sting operation dubbed "Wheels Down," and with no prior warning since the practice of dirt bike riding, whether lawful or unlawful, went on routinely under former Cleveland mayor Frank Jackson, the city's four term Black mayor.