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Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as the U.S. Supreme Court's first Black female justice....By Kathy Wray Coleman of and, Ohio's Black digital news leader

  Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman  U.S. Supreme Court Justice, during U.S. Senate confirmation hearings   U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the nation's first Black female justice, and U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), a Cleveland Democrat  Pictured at right are former first lady Michelle Obama, the nation's first Black first lady, Vice President Kamala Harris, the country's first Black and first woman vice president, and the Honrable Justice Jackson    Ketanji Brown Jackson, the nation's first Black female justice, met with U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), a Cleveland Democrat  two days   before she is confirmed as the first Black woman U.S. Supreme Court justice by a Senate vote of 53-47 earlier this year The prior nine-member U.S. Supreme Court with Justice Stephen Bryer, one of three liberals on the court, who has since retired and of whom Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the nation's first Black female judge and Bryer's r

R. Kelly sentenced to decades in prison in sex trafficking case with the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center president and CEO commenting on his convictions last year.... “The stories of this case sadly revealed that for African-American women, sexual assault, violence, and systemic racism are incredibly pervasive issues that routinely go unreported and under-addressed," said Cleveland Rape Crisis Center President and CEO Sondra Miller....By Kathy Wray Coleman of and, Ohio's Black digital news leader

  Disgraced R&B and pop superstar R. Kelly and By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor-in-chief BROOKLYN, New York- Disgraced R& B and pop superstar R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison on Wednesday following convictions last year in a federal racketeering and sex trafficking case that drew international attention and highlighted the extent to which famous men can use their celebrity status to sexually exploit and victimize young Black women and girls with impunity. Once dubbed the ``the King of Pop-Soul" and the "Pied Piperof R&B," Kelly continues to deny any wrongdoing, and he faces several civil lawsuits. His sentencing comes less than a week after the U.S. the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade and women and advocacy groups took to the streets nationwide to protest.  U.S. District Court Judge Ann Donnelly sentenced the "I Believe I Can Fly Singersinger," who

Hundreds march with Women's March Cleveland from the Cuyahoga County Adminstration Building to City Hall for women's rights on June 28, 2022 will return for the July 5 county council meeting at 4:45 pm.....During the rally and march activists chanted 'hey hey ho ho Governor Mike DeWine has got to go,' DeWine promising to do everything in his power to outlaw abortion in Ohio following the U.S. Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v Wade....By and, Ohio's Black digital news leader

Image and CLEVELAND, Ohio-   Hundreds of women and their supporters rallied outside of the Cuyahoga County Administration Building in downtown Cleveland on Tues, June 28 and then marched through the streets to Cleveland City Hall, an event hosted by Women's March Cleveland as a continuation of  rallies since Fri, June 24 when the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision overturning Roe v Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that made abortion legal nationwide. The regularly scheduled county council meeting had been canceled due to the protest, meetings set ordinarily for the first and fourth Tuesday of each month, But activists said that they would return on Tues, July 5  for another rally in front of the county administration building, and that at that time they plan to speak before the 11-member county council. "You can run but you can't hide," said head Women's  March Cleveland organizer Kathy Wray Coleman regard

Women's March Cleveland to host women's rights rally outside of Cuyahoga County Council Administration Building in Cleveland on June 28, 2022 at 4:45 pm, a post Roe v Wade reversal decision rally and a continuation of rallies in Cleveland since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade on June 24, 2022....By and, Ohio's Black digital news leader

Image and CLEVELAND, Ohio-  Women in greater Cleveland will rally on Tue, June 28, 2022 outside of the Cuyahoga County Administration building in downtown Cleveland beginning at 4:45pm as we continue our protests over the Supreme Court overturning Roe v Wade. Activists want county council members to speak out for women of greater Cleveland as we fight for our lives and for reproductive rights in Ohio. The Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v Wade relegated authority over abortion to the state legislatures in the country, and women are in trouble in Ohio relative to its largely male and predominantly Republican state legislature.  CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE FOR THIS EVENT  This event will go forward with or without a county council meeting This will be a peaceful event. We shall also address other issues, including the allocation of resources where women's issues are not in the budget during a crisis period fo

Women's March Cleveland's Roe v Wade decision day march draws hundreds, Cleveland 19 News reporter Michelle Nics reports

  By   Michelle Nicks (WOIO)   Cleveland 19 News CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND 19 NEWS Published: Jun. 24, 2022  CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Abortion rights protesters in Cleveland are willing to camp out all night for their cause on the steps at Cleveland City Hall. On Friday, hundreds of people who believe women should still have a right to choose took their fight to the streets. The group organized by the group Women’s March Cleveland, marched in downtown Cleveland, just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial and landmark decision to overturn Roe v. Wade after 50 years. Kathy Wray Coleman leads Women’s March Cleveland and organized the rally and march, “This is a sad day for Cleveland, a sad day for our nation and it’s unprecedented, it’s reprehensible what they are doing to women.” Alexis Peredis of Tampa in Cleveland for a training program took part in the protest and said, “Banning abortions doesn’t mean no one gets abortions, it just means banning sa