Showing posts from February, 2023

The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland is hiring and announces legal clinics, a common pleas court foreclosure resource event, free tax preparation, and more...By Laura E. Klingler of the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

Image and By Laura E. Klingler of the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland   Hello from Legal Aid! CLEVELAND, Ohio- As March begins  we have a busy calendar of free legal advice clinics coming up in Kirtland, Chagrin Falls, Cleveland, Oberlin, Ashtabula, and Lorain! We encourage you to circulate this information with your networks. -Legal Aid is Hiring Legal Aid is hiring for several roles, including Administrative Assistants and Attorneys.  Visit the careers page on our website  for a full list of current openings and details about how to apply. Mortgage Foreclosure and Housing Resource Event – March 7 On Tuesday, March 7, from 4:30 – 7:30 PM, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court will host a FREE Mortgage Foreclosure and Housing Resource Event at St. Ignatius High School. Information will be available for those needing help with mortgage foreclosure and delinquency – including community resources, assistance programs, and advice.  Visit t

Trump says he will be indicted and arrested this week....How will prominent Ohio Republicans like U.S. Senator JD Vance and Governor DeWine respond?.....By, Ohio's Black digital news leader gove

  Former president Donald Trump (right) and U.S. Sen J.D. Vance in Ohio following the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine on Feb 22, 2023 and By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor-in-chief NEW YORK, New York- Following a Feb 22 visit by former president Donald Trump  to the East Palestine, Ohio town where on Feb 3 a Norfolk Southern train carrying toxic chemicals derailed causing a massive explosion and generating international news, the country now braces for a possible indictment and arrest this week of the controversial public figure and declared candidate for the 2024 presidential election.   The former president announced last week that he faces a possible York York grand jury indictment and arrest regarding what prosecutors say was criminal impropriety regarding hush money in 2016 to American pornographic film actress Stormy Daniels, whom the former president is accused of carrying on an illi

Groups say Planned Parenthood's possible abortion ballot initiative effort in Ohio slights Black women from the city of Cleveland, community activists: Women's March Cleveland, Black activists say Black Cleveland women were left out of discussions on abortion ballot initiative in Ohio by groups like Planned-Parenthood out of Columbus and Pro Choice Ohio that routinely subordinate grassroots activists and Black women and other women of color...By, Ohio's Black digital news leader

  Photo by photographer David Petkiewicz of and the Cleveland Plain Dealer Newspaper (Note: Women's March Cleveland has led every major women's march in Cleveland since 2017, including 2,500 people at Market Square Park  for a reproductive rights march on Oct 2, 2021, one of several marches in cities nationwide that day The above picture is of the Oct 2, 2021 march and Kathywrayco Staff article CLEVELAND, Ohio-Women's March Cleveland and several other Black led Cleveland activist groups are complaining that a newly formed coalition of women's groups in Ohio dubbed Ohioans for Reproductive Freedom that is being led by Planned Parenthood Ohio and Pro Choice Ohio that is pursuing a statewide ballot initiative for the November 2023 ballot to seek to enshrine the legal right to an abortion in the Ohio Constitution does not include grassroots activist groups of Ohio and any Black led women's groups of Cleve

Cuyahoga County Executive Chris Ronayne names Joseph Griener sheriff to replace crooked Steven Hammett, who resigned and who stalked Black women and stole residents' homes via illegal foreclosures for JPMorgan Chase Bank, data show....More than a dozen inmates have died in the county jail in Cleveland in the past five years, a jail deemed inhumane and unconstitutional via a U.S. Marshals report....By

                    Newly appointed Cuyahoga County sheriff Joseph Greiner                                 Former Cuyahoga County sheriff Steven Hammett and    Staff article CLEVELAND, Ohio- Cuyahoga County Executive Chris Ronayne has named a replacement sheriff for former interim sheriff Steven Hammett, the county's second Black sheriff who abruptly resigned earlier this month after being on the job hardly eight months and amid calls for his resignation from community activists who say he is corrupt and was an inept sheriff with a purported history of stalking Black women. Chief Deputy Joseph Greiner, who was hired by the county in 2012 as a deputy and was later elevated to captain and chief deputy, was promoted to sheriff. He is the county's seventh sheriff in 10 years. A Democrat who won election in November, Ronayne is the county's third county executive since voters changed the form of governance in the coun

As racial tensions with the police union mount Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb responds to the union's no confidence vote of Safety Director Karrie Howard, the mayor ultimately backing his safety director....The Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association says Howard, who is Black, violated the city's anti bias policies by commenting on Irish police immigrants during a 'Not Another Memphis' town hall forum on Cleveland police where the mayor was also in attendance as was Cleveland's chief of police ...Some Blacks say that Safety Director Howard told the truth about Cleveland police....By

  Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb, Safety Director Karrie Howard and Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association President Jeff Follmer and By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, associate publisher, Coleman is a Black Cleveland activist and journalist who trained at the Call and Post newspaper for 17 years. Tel: (216) 659-0473 Email: CLEVELAND-Ohio- As racial tensions mount between Cleveland City Hall and the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association that represents the rank and file union of the city's police officers, Mayor Justin M. Bibb is defending his Black safety director after police union members, led by union president Jeff Follmer, gave the safety director a vote of no confidence via a special union vote on Monday.   The union vote also calls for the safety director, who works at the will of the mayor per the city charter, to be terminated by the mayor. At issue, say sources, is