Showing posts from January, 2024

State Sen Nickie Antonio opposes Attorney General Dave Yost's proposed new method of of death penalty executions in Ohio. and calls it grandstanding and barbaric....By, Ohio's Black digital news leader

  Ohio  Senate Minority Leader Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) COLUMBUS – Today,  Senate Democratic Leader Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood), who's district includes 14 of Cleveland's 17 wards,   responded to Attorney General Dave Yost and House Republicans' push to introduce a new, unproven method of executions in Ohio fueled by nitrogen gas. "There is no humane form of execution in 2024," said  Antonio in a statement . "It is unfortunate that anyone would rush to the nearest camera to plead for the introduction of experimental methods to resume the barbaric practice. The state of Alabama has resurrected its death penalty procedures using nitrogen gas, a method so unconscionable that veterinarians reject its use to euthanize animals. Ohio should show moral leadership and reject the death penalty outright rather than fall in line with this misguided policy."  Nitrogen hypoxia is an execution method in which death is caused by forcing an inmate to breathe onl

Cuyahoga County criminal division clerk manager is reassigned as a county policy advisor to county council after helping judges and prosecutors fix indictments against Blacks in what activists call organized crime, racism and public corruption....By, Ohio's Black digital news leader

Staff article: investigative article CLEVELANDURANNEWS.COM-CLEVELAND, Ohio- The Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas criminal division manager under Clerk of Courts Nailah Byrd who allegedly helped sinister White judges and prosecutors fix grand jury indictments against Blacks is now a policy adviser to Cuyahoga County Council after first being reassigned as an assistant to the county executive , an investigation by and reveals. And the grand jury indictments are marked by judicial, prosecutorial and other entrenched impropriety, public records show, including tampering with records by concealing the original indictments with a forged indictment of more charges when crooked White cops after Blacks are the primary complainers or culprits in the cases. And White men, largely judges and assistant county prosecutors, are primarily at the helm, data show James Boyle, the common pleas criminal division clerk manager under Byrd in

Top articles of 2023, a look back......Issue 1 passes, Hakeem Jefferies, Donald Trump, Larry Householder, judge impropriety, and, Ohio's Black digital news leader

CLEVELAND, Ohio- and   offer a look at our top 10 stories of 2023 as the 2024 new year approaches. They are as follows: (Click on the following articles to read each article) . Ohio voters approve Issues 1 and 2, making abortion and recreational marijuana legal....Women's March Cleveland comments Women's March Cleveland calls felony charge against Black Warren, Ohio woman who miscarried racist and wants it dismissed....Activists say she is also being mistreated because Ohio women won the legal right to abortion at the ballot box Hakeem Jeffries makes history as first Black U.S. House Minority Leader and the first Black to lead a political party in Congress....All four of Ohio's Democratic U.S. House of Representatives members supported him          Former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder gets huge sentence for $60 million GOP bribery scheme   Cuyahoga County Public Defender Cullen Sweeney is conspiri

Ohio GOP lawmakers override Governor Mike DeWine's veto of anti-transgender House Bill 68.....By, Ohio's Black digital news leader

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Senate on Wednesday overruled Gov. Mike DeWine's  veto  of House Bill 68, paving the way for a  transgender ban against minors seeking health care and transgender boys and men playing girls’ and women’s sports in K-12 schools and colleges and universities in Ohio. The state Senate voted 24-8, largely   along party lines,  and after the House voted to override the veto on Jan 10.  A two-term governor and former US senator,  DeWine bucked his party to veto the bill, prompting former President Donald Trump, the front-runner for the Republican nomination for president, to chastise him publicly. What happens  next r emains  to be seen, including possible long-term litigation relative to the controversial issue from pro-transgender advocates who say the bill is  government overreach, a violation of privacy rights, and an unconstitutional attack on the LGBTQ community.  c  and the most read Black di

Cleveland City Council approves Mayor Bibb's funding request for emergency shelters for the homeless....By, Ohio's Black digital news leader

Mayor Bibb Administration Steps Up to Fill Seasonal Shelter Funding Gap for the Un-housed Community  City Council Passed the Emergency Ordinance at Monday's Council Meeting  Cleveland, Ohio- Cleveland Mayor Justin M. Bibb, the city's fourth Black mayor, announced Tuesday funding for two local nonprofit groups to support emergency seasonal shelters and related services for the city's un-housed, homeless community.   The administration's emergency ordinance, passed by city council at its regular meeting on Monday, will  provide financial assistance from the city to the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH) and the Metanoia Project.  "We were made aware that some funding for seasonal shelters was running out and my team quickly worked to identify a way that we can step up here at the City-level," said Mayor Bibb in a statement.  " We appreciate council's advocacy and quick action in passing this to help bridge the funding gap while we work to