Showing posts from July, 2022

Registration extended for City of Cleveland curbside recycling program, Mayor Justin Bibb announces...."We have extended the sign-up deadline to get as many households enrolled as possible," said Mayor Bibb. "I hope residents will join us in this effort to reduce landfill waste."

Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb and Saturday, July 30, 2022  —  CLEVELAND, Ohio  —   The City of Cleveland is extending the open enrollment period to sign up for the curbside recycling program.  Residents can  register for the program by visiting  or by calling (216) 664-3030.     Recyclables must be placed in blue bins that are properly labeled with recycling stickers. Enrolled households will receive stickers and instructions in the mail along with a recycling program welcome packet.    Properly labeled blue bins with enrollment stickers on the top and sides will be picked up as recycling by City of Cleveland crews on residents' regular trash collection day.  Unlabeled blue bins will continue to be collected as trash.     "We have extended the sign-up deadline to get as many households enrolled as possible," said Mayor Justin M. Bibb, a change agent mayor who took office in January. "I hope

Last 2 ex-cops sentenced in George Floyd's death get prison.....Remembering Cleveland's George Floyd riot....By editor Kathy Wray Coleman of and, Ohio's Black digital news leader

Ex Minneapolis police officers Tho Thao and J. Alexander Kueng Ex Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane Ex Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin The late George Floyd and   By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor-in-chief ST. Paul, Minnesota- The final two of four former Minneapolis police officers convicted earlier this year on federal criminal charges regarding the 2020 fatal arrest of unarmed Black man George Floyd are headed to prison. J. Alexander Kueng, 28, the lone Black among the four ex police officers accused of violating Floyd's civil rights, and Tou Thao, 36, both convicted in February, were sentenced to three years and three and a half years in prison, respectively, on Wednesday by federal court Judge Paul A. Magnuson. This means that all four of the officers who helped restrain Floyd the day of his untimely death on May 25, 2020 have been sentenced to prison time. Kueng held down Floyd'

City of Cleveland seeks applicants for Civilian Police Review Board with the application deadline August 26...CPRB members are paid $8,963 annually

Image and CLEVELAND, Ohio — The City of Cleveland, which is led by new Mayor Justin Bibb, the city's fourth Black mayor who took office in January, is looking for qualified applicants to fill three seats on the nine-member Civilian Police Review Board with the application deadline set for Aug 26 . Candidates for these positions must be residents of the City of Cleveland at the time of the appointment. Selected applicants will be appointed to one of the following four-year terms:  One position's term lasts from Dec. 21, 2021, to Dec 20, 2025. The individual appointed to this term would also be eligible to apply for the new full four-year term that would begin Dec. 21, 2025.  Two positions' terms last from Aug. 9, 2022, to Aug. 8, 2026.  The compensation for CPRB members is $8,963 annually. To apply, submit a resume with work history and a cover letter to Ryan Puente, chief government affairs officer for the city, at rp

Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb names interim police chief Wayne Drummond permanent chief, Drummond Black and a 33- year veteran of the force.....By and, Ohio's Black digital news leader

Cleveland Police Chief Wayne Drummond and   By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor (To hire this political and investigative reporter (Coleman) call 216-659-0473 or email us at CLEVELAND, Ohio — During a press conference on Thursday, Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb, alongside Chief Director of Public Safety Karrie Howard, Council President Blaine Griffin, Ward 8 Councilman and Safety Committee Chair Mike Polensek, and faith and community leaders, announced the permanent appointment of interim chief Dornat "Wayne" A. Drummond as Cleveland's 41st chief of police.   The appointment comes as city lawyers have reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement with the Cleveland Police Patromen's Association and an affiliated raise for the police rank and file. At the time the deputy chief of police, Drummond stepped up as chief after former police chief Calvin Williams,

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at the NAACP convention in Atlantic City on issues ranging from Roe v Wade and abortion access to gun control, Civil and Voting rights, and the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act....By editor Kathy Wray Coleman of and, Ohio's Black digital news leader

Image and By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor-in-chief ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - Vice President Kamala Harris spoke at the NAACP National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Monday, saying the Biden-Harris administration remains wholeheartedly in support of the nation's oldest Civil Rights organization. Air Force Two landed at about 10:35 a.m at the Atlantic City International Airport and Harris was greeted there by Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small, and the media. Upon taking the podium at the Atlantic City Convention Center in downtown Atlantic City, the vice president thanked NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson for his public service, and his commitment to furthering Civil Rights. "President Johnson, thank you for your years of dedicated partnership and leadership," said Harris to a wealth of applause, adding that Johnson has stood tall "on the issue of voting rights and so many more