Showing posts from May, 2023

16-year-old Cleveland teen found dead with multiple gunshot wounds behind abandoned middle school....By, Ohio's Black digital news leader

Image and CLEVELAND, Ohio — As crime continues to increase in the largely Black major metropolitan city of Cleveland, a 16-year-old boy was found Tuesday with multiple gunshot wounds behind the abandoned Audubon middle school on the city's east side Police were called to the 3000 block of MLK Jr. Drive at around 7 p.m. and upon arriving they found the boy with multiple gunshot wounds The teen was pronounced dead at the scene and police have not arrested any suspects in the case.  This is a developing story. and ,   the most read Black digital newspaper and blog in Ohio and in the Midwest T el: (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

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown's FEND Off Fentanyl bill wins law enforcement support nationwide, Brown a Cleveland Democrat and seasoned member of Congress....Some 109,680 people died in 2022 alone from the fentanyl crisis in the U.S.

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, a Cleveland Democrat WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Cleveland Democrat and seasoned member of Congress, (D-OH) led the introduction to his  Fentanyl Eradication and Narcotics Deterrence (FEND) Off Fentanyl Act , a sanctions and anti-money laundering bill designed to help combat the country’s fentanyl crisis by targeting opioid traffickers devastating Ohio and other communities.  If the proposed legislation passes Congress it would enhance current law so that U.S. government agencies can more effectively disrupt illicit opioid supply chains and penalize those facilitating the trafficking of fentanyl. Some    109,680 people died in 2022 alone from the fentanyl crisis in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the epidemic continues to deepen. The bill also ensures that sanctions are imposed not only on the illicit drug trade, but also on the money laundering that makes it profitable. Brown, who chairs the Senat

Rock and soul icon Tina Turner dead at age 83

Tina Turner — one of rock and soul music’s greatest icons and comeback stories — has died, leaving a seven-decade legacy that blazed a trail for divas like Beyonc√©, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Amy Winehouse, Jazmine Sullivan and Annie Lennox. In a statement released Wednesday, her representative announced: “Tina Turner, the ‘Queen of Rock ’n’ Roll,’ has died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland. With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.” CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE AT YAHOO.COM 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 DI

City of Cleveland expands gun shotspotter detection technology to all 5 neighborhood police districts to deter crime

Image and   CLEVELAND, Ohio-   Cleveland   Mayor Justin M. Bibb, Chief Director of Public Safety Karrie D. Howard and Police Chief Wayne Drummond announced on Tuesday that the city of Cleveland has expanded ShotSpotter technology to all five neighborhood police districts in an ongoing effort to combat gun violence in neighborhoods. The Cleveland Division of Police (CDP) launched a pilot program in 2020 to use ShotSpotter technology on a three-year lease in the fourth district. Since then, the system has reportedly detected more than 10,000 incidents, including over 24,000 rounds fired. City officials say the technology was instrumental in saving 12 lives, as victims were provided immediate medical aid by both police officers and Emergency Medical Service. ShotSpotter has also helped law enforcement take some 66 firearms off the streets of Cleveland. “The results of Cleveland’s ShotSpotter pilot show that this technology is

NAACP calls for Blacks to avoid travel to Florida and Governor DeSantis for mistreating Blacks and restricting diversity and equity, DeSantis an upcoming 2024 presidential candidate....The NAACP says that Florida has become openly hostile toward Blacks

NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson and Florida   WASHINGTON  – The NAACP Board of Directors on Sunday issued a formal travel advisory for the state of Florida in direct response to what the nation's most affluent Civil Rights organization called Gov. Ron DeSantis' "aggressive attempts to erase Black history and to restrict diversity, equity, and inclusion programs in Florida schools."  DeSantis is scheduled to announce his 2024 bid for president this week on Twitter, becoming former president Donald Trump's top rival for the Republican nomination. The formal travel notice states the following: "Florida is openly hostile toward African Americans, people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals. Before traveling to Florida, please understand that the state of Florida devalues and marginalizes the contributions of, and the challenges faced by African Americans and other communities of color."  NAACP officials said Sunday that Blacks and other marginalized group

National Treasure wins the Preakness and denies Derby winner Mage a possible Triple Crown

Clevelandurbannews .com and , Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: BALTIMORE , Maryland -National Treasure edged Blazing Stevens, who came in second, and Derby winner Mage, who placed third, to win the 148th running of the Preakness Stakes on Saturday  at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. The win  gives veteran jockey John Velazquez another victory, as well as trainer Bob Baffert, who now has won at the Preakness a historical eight times. Had  Mage won the Preakness and subsequently the Belmont Stakes next month in New York, the second and third legs of the Triple Crown, the colt would have won the Triple Crown, which is now out of reach due to Saturday's third place finish. Baffert had just finished completing a suspension for a failed drug test by his 2021 Kentucky Derby winner, Medina Spirit, and another horse he trained died before this year's