Showing posts from June, 2023

U.S. Supreme Court guts affirmative action in college admissions, CNN reports

WASHINGTON, D. C- The  Supreme Court  ruled Thursday that colleges and universities  can no longer take race  into consideration as a specific basis in admissions — a landmark decision that overturns long-standing precedent that has benefited Black and Latino students in higher education. Chief Justice John Roberts, who  wrote the opinion  for the conservative majority, said Harvard and University of North Carolina admissions programs violated the Equal Protection Clause because they failed to offer “measurable” objectives to justify the use of race. CLICK HERE TO READ THIS ARTICLE AT CNN.COM

Former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder gets huge sentence for $60 million GOP bribery scheme....By, Ohio's Black digital news leader

  Former Ohio House of Representatives speaker Larry Householder and   By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor in chief. CINCINNATI, Ohio – Former Ohio House of Representatives speaker Larry Householder,convicted last year by a Cincinnati jury of their peers in what prosecutors say was a $60 million GOP bribery scheme involving House Bill 6, two nuclear power plants, and greedy right wing politicians and GOP businessmen, was sentenced to 20 years behind bars on Thursday. by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Black, the maximum sentence available for his notorious crimes . His lawyers sought a lighter sentence while persecutors sought the maximum. Lat year, a federal jury in Cincinnati found the former state lawmaker and Matt Borges. a lobbyist and former chair of the Ohio Republican Party, guilty of conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise involving bribery and money laundering in Ohio's largest e

Mayor Bibb announces appointments to Cleveland Board of Education..... By, Ohio's Black digital news leader

  Tuesday, June 27, 2023 – Cleveland  – Mayor Justin M. Bibb, Cleveland's fourth Black mayor, announced Tuesday two new appointments and three reappointment's to the  Board of Education for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), the city's largely Black public school district that changed its name and was once a party to the now defunct and longstanding schools desegregation case titled Reed v Rhodes. Sara Elaqad, Leah D. Hudnall, and Denise Link were reappointed while Robert Briggs and Diana Welch Howell are new appointees.  All five will begin terms that start next week and are set to expire in 2027, the mayor said in a press release on Tuesday.  Current board members Louise Dempsey and Kathleen Valdez will conclude their terms of service next week.  As part of the transition, Bibb, 36,  also announced that Elaqad will serve as chair and Hudnall will serve as vice chair for the Board, succeeding Chair Anne Bingham and Vice Chair Robert Heard, both of whom wil

Remembering Roe: Women's March Cleveland to host June 24, 2023 noon rally and march on City Hall steps, a year after Roe v Wade is overturned by the Supreme Court.... By, Ohio's Black digital news leader

Women's March Cleveland leads some 2,500 women and their supporters via a protest for reproductive rights and abortion access held on Oct. 2, 2021 at Market Square Park in Cleveland, Ohio, a sister march to marches held in cities across the country that day spearheaded by Women's March National out of Washington, D.C. ( Photo by David Petkiewicz of the Cleveland Plain Dealer Newspaper and Ohio's largest grassroots women's rights group, Women's March Cleveland and its supporters will march again on June 24, 2023, a year after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade. and   CLEVELAND, Ohio -Women's March Cleveland will participate in the National Day of Action called by Women's March National for June 24, 2023 with a noon rally and 1:30 pm march on the steps of City Hall in downtown Cleveland,  Ohio, a sister march to a march in Washington, D.C. and marches slated in cities nationwide f

Congresswoman Shontel Brown to Host OH-11 Human Trafficking Prevention Summit June 17th in Cleveland at TRI C with U..S..Department of Homeland Security officials, others....By, Ohio's Black digital news leader

  Ohio 11th congressional District Congresswoman Shontel Brown (D-OH) CLEVELAND, Ohio- Ohio Congresswoman Shontel Brown (D_OH), whose 11th congressional district includes the city of Cleveland and several of its outer suburbs of Cuyahoga County, and one of threee Blacks in Congress from Ohio,  (OH-11) will host an OH-11 Human Trafficking Prevention Summit on Saturday June 17 from 10 am-2 pm in at the Jerry Sue Thornton Center near downtown Cleveland at Cuyahoga Community College (TRI-C). "Human trafficking is a global problem with local victims," said Rep.  Brown. "The impact of trafficking can be devastating and we need a comprehensive approach to combat this heinous crime. I am proud to host this summit in partnership with DHS to provide local agencies and constituents with more information on how to prevent trafficking and support survivors."    The congresswoman said in a a press release that the event is being held to help her constituents and community officia

Former Cuyahoga Countyounty commissioner Jimmy Dimora released from prison early, Dimora also a former chair of the county Democratic party who was sentenc to 28 years in prison and who acted as his own attornry on appeal....By, Ohio's Black digital news leader.... Dimora says he was targeted by the FBI and IRS and represented himself in the appeal that won him early release under the CARES Act

Former Cuyahoga County auditor Frank Russo  (left) and former county commissioner Jimmy Dimora, Dimora also a former chair of the county Democratic party and , the most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog in Ohio and in the Midwest. Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor CLEVELAND, Ohio -Proceeding pro se on appeal and acting as his his own attorney, former Cuyahoga County County commissioner Jimmy Dimora, also the former chair of the county Democratic party, has won early release from federal prison and will serve out the remaining seven years of his 23-year prison sentence on house arrest at his home in Independence, Ohio. He suffers from diabetes and heart problems, caught the coromavirus twice as a federal prison inmate, and was released from the penitentiary last week for such reasons, as well a additional reasons, public records show. Hi