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U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in affirmative action cases brought against two universities and is poised to overturn affirmative action nationwide....Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black female Supreme Court justice, cautions her conservative judicial colleagues on the high court's bench of possibly getting rid of affirmative action altogether, saying it would create an inequity for Black and Hispanic students and make it harder for colleges and universities to recruit such students

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  U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black female Supreme Court justice,  cautions her conservative judicial colleagues on the high court's bench of possibly overturning affirmative action altogether nationwide, saying it would create an inequity for Black and Hispanic students and make it harder for colleges and universities to recruit such students. The court is expected to rule next year on the controversial affirmative action issue in seprate cases brought against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina as to the admissions process for students WASHINGTON, D.C. — Conservative Supreme Court justices on Monday, via oral arguments held before the court,  indicated they are willing to end the explicit consideration of race in college admissions as they weighed cases challenging affirmative action policies at the University of North Carolina and Harvard University. Members of the court's conservative majority questioned the legal rationa

City of Cleveland's Director of Community Relations Board Angela Shute-Woodson added to speak at October 29, 2022 Imperial Avenue Murders anniversary rally after the keynote speakers....By Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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City of Cleveland Director of Community Relations Board Angela-Shute Woodson, also senior advisor to Mayor Justin M. Bibb   Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com CLEVELAND, Ohio Angela Shute-Woodson, director of the community relations board for the city of Cleveland and senior advisor to Mayor Justin M. Bibb, has been added as a speaker for the Cleveland Imperial Avenue Murders anniversary rally and vigil, which will be hosted by the Imperial Women Coalition and other Cleveland area activist groups and is Sat, Oct., 29, 2022 beginning at 1pm at 12205 Imperial Avenue on the city's largely Black east side. For more information contact the Imperial Women Coalition at (216) 659-0473. Mayor Bibb, 35, took office in January of this year and is the city’s fourth Black mayor. He succeeded outgoing mayor Frank Jackson, 75, a four-term Black mayor and the city's longest serving mayor who opted against seeking a fifth term in office. "We will remember th

Cleveland Imperial Avenue Murders anniversary rally keynote speakers announced and are activists Angelique Malone and Ilyse Walwyn, state Sen Nickie Antonio, Cleveland Councilman Kevin Conwell, and Melissa Graves, CEO of the Journey Center for Safety and Healing in Cleveland (previously the domestic violence and child advocacy center)....Malone's mother, Christine Malone, was one of some five Black women murdered in Cleveland along E 93rd Steet and Ilyse Walwyn is amember of the Black Women's Army of Cleveland ....The anniversary event is October 29, 2022 and is the anniversary of the murders of 11 Black women on Imperial Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio by serial killer Anthony Sowell....By Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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Keynote speakers for the Oct 29, 2022 anniversary rally and vigil on Imperial Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio where serial killer Anthony Sowell murdered 11 Black women are from left: Cleveland  activists Angelique Malone and Ilyese Walwyn, state Sen Nickie Antonio, Cleveland Councilman Kevin Conwell, and Melissa Graves, CEO of the Journey Center for Safety and Healing in Cleveland (previously the domestic violence and child advocacy center). Malone's mother, Christine Malone, who left behind eight children, was one of some five Black women murdered in Cleveland along E 93rd Street and Ilyse Walwyn is a member of the grassroots group the Black Women's Army of Cleveland Clevelandurbannews.com and   Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com CLEVELANDURBANNEWS.COM , CLEVELAND, Ohio- Keynotes speakers for an anniversary  rally  and vigil scheduled for  1 pm on Sat, Oct 29, 2022 on Imperial Avenue in Cleveland's Mt. Pleasant neighborhood where the home of the late serial killer Anthony Sowe

Ohio homelessness news and Nov 15, 2022 is the child tax credit filing deadline, a tax credit for up to $3,600 per child of which is applicable....Get help for high energy bills and housing as Ohio copes with rising rents....By the Coalition on Housing and Homelessness in Ohio

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  Clevelandurbannews.com and   Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com   By the  Coalition for Housing and Homelessness in Ohio CLEVELAND, Ohio- As unsheltered homelessness has increased since the beginning of the pandemic, we've seen alarming efforts to criminalize unhoused citizens in Ohio around the country, despite ample evidence that this approach is ineffective, inhumane, and expensive. This week the Urban Institute issued new research detailing just how much time, money, and effort Denver wasted on policing their homeless population, while showing that a Housing First approach helps police focus attention on actual crime. Another article this week highlights the effort to expand the Low Income Housing Tax Credit in Congress's lame duck session. Here in Ohio, we are advocating for the Statehouse to pass our  $308 million ARPA proposal  during lame duck session. This would lay the groundwork for a major long-term increase in affordable housing production as we support the Ohio

Vice President Kamala Harris attends 2022 homecoming of Howard University, her alma mater and a historically Black university

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WASHINGTON, D.C.- Howard University had a surprise guest at its homecoming on Sunday – Vice President and alumna Kamala Harris. Harris spoke to the students during service at the Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel, Howard University  tweeted.  The service concluded the homecoming weekend’s events. “Thank you for the kind and powerful words to our students,” Howard University tweeted.  Read the full story at NBCWASHINGTON.COM Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com the mo st read Black digital newspaper and blog in Ohio and in the Midwest T el: (216) 659-0473. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com. 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 .

Judge dismisses legal challenge by Missouri, 5 other states to President Biden's student loan debt forgiveness program....By editor Kathy Wray Coleman of Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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            United States President Joe Biden Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor-in-chief WASHINGTON, D.C. –President Joe Biden's executive order that relieves federal student loan debt for millions of Americans for up to $20,000 per eligible person survived a hurdle on Thursday when a federal judge dismissed a legal challenge brought by attorneys general for Missouri and five other states, namely Nebraska, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas and South Carolina. Judge Henry Edward Autrey, a former President George W. Bush appointee, ruled for President Biden and the federal government and against the six states that brought the lawsuit saying that the states at issue did not have legal standing to bring the litigation. A similar challenge filed in the U.S Supreme Court also was dismissed last week, setting the stage for the president's controversial studen loan debt forgiveness program to go forward. The attorn