Showing posts from March, 2024

Women's March Cleveland comments after the US Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the abortion pill (mifepristone)...By, Ohio's' Black digital news leader

Women's March Cleveland at one of its reproductive rights marches in Cleveland, led by Black women. Photo by Cleveland Plain Dealer/ Photojournalist David  Petkiewicz and Staff article WASHINGTON, D.C.- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday heard oral arguments in a case that reached the country's highest court that could end the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) longtime approval of mifepristone, the nation's most widely used abortion bill. Primarily at issue is whether the FDA's two-decades long approval of the pill is safe with justices seemingly skeptical of such assertion during Tuesday's proceedings in Washington, D.C., pundits said afterwards. And whether the justices can step in for federal agencies to determine the safety of the pill is at issue too, lawyers for proponents of the pill argued to the nine-member , 6-3 conservative-leaning court comprised of three former President Dona

Ohio Congresswoman Shontel Brown to host U.S. deputy secretary of agriculture in Cleveland for round-table in support of Black farmers....By, Ohio's Black digital news leader

CLEVELAND, OhIo – Congresswoman Shontel Brown (OH-11), a Warrensville Hts., Ohio Democrat who's 11th congressional district includes Cleveland, will host  U.S. Agriculture Deputy Secretary Xochitl Torres Small  on Mon., March 25 in Cleveland for two events highlighting the importance of urban agriculture and supporting the next generation of Black and minority farmers.   Congresswoman Brown and Deputy Secretary Torres Small, a Mexican American and attorney by trade,  will visit the  Ben Franklin School Community Garden  and the Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI), which received federal funding  secured by Congresswoman Brown  for their new Precision Urban Agriculture Initiative. The technology project will be utilized for advanced technology, including drones, to support urban farmers. At OAI, Rep. Brown, one of three Black women in Congress from Ohio, will also host a round-table with local urban farmers and other stakeholders.   A member of the House Committee on Agriculture, Brown

Judge Nancy Russo loses to Carl Mazzone after activists oppose her candidacy, saying she is an unfair judge who is detrimental to the Black community and the pursuit of democracy in Cuyahoga County....By, Ohio's Black digital news leader

Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Nancy Margaret Russo failed to get the county Democratic Party endorsement for her bid this year for a judicial seat over her Democratic opponent, an assistant county prosecutor under County Prosecutor Mike O'Malley, who is also seeking  reelection. And the Cleveland Plain Dealer also refused to endorse her Staff article: investigative article  CLEVELANDURANNEWS.COM-CLEVELAND, Ohio -Veteran Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Nancy Margaret Russo lost to Assistant County Prosecutor Carl Mazzone via Tuesday's primary election, both running for the seat left open by the misconduct suspension last year of Common Pleas Judge Daniel Gaul by the Ohio Supreme Court. Community activists who want Russo off the bench were elated and said Tuesday that "Russo's defeat is indicative of what activists can do when they stick together to rid the county of corrupt and no good judges and other politicians who are detrimental to the Bl

Ohio's 2024 primary-Trump-endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Bernie Moreno and Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Mike O'Malley win as Judge Nancy Russo loses miserably....Biden and Trump win overwhelmingly....Several Black women ran unopposed for judge in the primary....By, Ohio's Black digital news leader

By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor CLEVELAND, Oho- Ohio and Cuyahoga County voters took to the polls on Tuesday for the closely-watched primary election, which came with few surprises in predicted races such as the U.S. Senate race in Ohio and a judicial contest involving controversial County Common Pleas Judge Nancy Margaret Russo and her Democratic primary opponent, Carl Mazzone. He trounced her following opposition to her candidacy from Cleveland area community activists and her own county Democratic Party, not to mention the lack of an endorsement from the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Ohio's largest newspaper.  Activists elated over Russo's numbing loss said Tuesday that "it shows the power of community organizing and an organized vote at the ballot box, and is a message to other unfair judges that their unfair actions and malfeasance against the Black community and other vulnerable groups have noticeable and sometimes career damaging consequences." "What goes around,

Congresswoman Shontel Brown, House members, NAACP demand DOJ investigation into fake AI content in 2024 campaigns that targets Black voters, others....By, Ohio's Black digital news leader

U.S. Reps Brown, Sewell Lead Bipartisa n Letter on Artificial Intelligence Interference in 2024 Election 33 House members, the NAACP, and other advocacy groups join letter to DOJ, DHS, and EAC on AI threat Staff article  Washington, D.C. –   Congresswoman Shontel Brown (OH-11)  and  Congresswoman Terri Sewell (AL-07)   sent a letter this week to the U.S. Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, and Election Assistance Commission (EAC). It seeks information regarding the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to intimidate, threaten, or misinform voters during the 2024 election cycle, Black voters in particular. Both Brown and Sewell are Black, female federal lawmakers, and are Democrats.  For a pdf of the letter, click here. The letter, sent Wednesday, is directed to Attorney General Merrick Garland, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro  Mayorkas, and federal officer and  Commissioner Benjamin Hovlandcomes. It comes as Ohio's March 19 primary election nears as well as