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Brittany Watts to highlight Cleveland's 2nd Anniversary of Roe Reversal Rally June 24, 2024 at 5:30 pm on City Hall steps...Watts is Black and was charged and arrested but not indicted for miscarrying at her home in Warren, Ohio in a case that was later dismissed....Activists, elected officials to also speak at the rally....By, Ohio's Black digital news leader

Image and Staff article CLEVELAND, Ohio- Brittany Watts (pictured),  a young, Black woman from Warren, Ohio who miscarried at some 22 weeks of pregnancy at her home and was arrested and charged in January by the city with felony corpse abuse but subsequently escaped an indictment by a Trumbull County grand jury and prosecution will highlight Cleveland's 2nd Anniversary of Roe Reversal reproductive and women's rights rally. It is Mon, June 24, 2024 at 5:30 pm on City Hall steps in downtown Cleveland. Watts will join grassroots activists slated to speak at the rally as well as elected officials and others, including Ohio Sen and Senate Minority Leader Nickie Antonio, Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Meredith Turner, state Rep Juanita Brent , County Democratic Party Chairman David Brock, and Dr. Lauren Beene of Ohio Physicians for Reproductive Rights. Cleveland Councilman Kevin Conwell and his Footprints band will perform as a com

Greater Cleveland RTA legal notice of public hearing on July 9 on proposed Fiscal Year 2025 tax budget announced.... By, Ohio's Black digital news leader

Image and Greater Cleveland RTA Legal Notice CLEVELAND, Ohio- Notice is hereby given that a public hearing on the Proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 20 2 5 Tax Budget of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) will be held at 9:00 A.M . Eastern Daylight Time on Tuesday, July 9, 2024 . The public hearing will be held in the Board Room of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, 1st Floor, Main Office Building, 1240 West Sixth Street, Cleveland, Ohio. The meeting will also be live-streamed on RTA’s website at ( ) and ( ) via YouTube by selecting the meeting day. A copy of the Proposed FY 202 5 Tax B udget is on file in the Office of Management and Budget of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, 4th Floor, 1240 West Sixth St., Cleveland, OH, and available for public inspection on RTA’s website ( ) , as well as on RTA’s Facebook page and Twitt

City of Cleveland, Mayor Bibb, extend pools, recreational centers hours for heatwave....Recreational centers will serve lunch to youths....By, Ohio's Black digital news leader

Image and Staff article June 16, 2024 – CLEVELAND, Ohio – The City of Cleveland Department of Public Works has extended the hours of several recreation centers to serve as cooling centers for Cleveland residents that are seeking shelter over the next week of 90 degree plus temperatures, city officials and Mayor Justin M. Bibb announced in a press release Sunday. Cooling center operational hours will be from 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Normally scheduled recreation programming will continue, and each site will have areas in the facility where people can relax and cool off.   Dates of service are :   Monday-Wednesday, June 17-19, 2024  (outdoor pools will be OPEN on Juneteenth during regularly scheduled hours )  Thursday and Friday, June 20-21, 2024 11:30 am=10pm The sites include:   Zelma George Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center: 3155 Martin L. King Blvd.  Collinwood Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center: 16300

Cleveland Councilman Kevin Conwell and his Footprints band to headline June 24 City Hall steps rally for women's rights on the 2nd anniversary of the reversal of Roe v. Wade......By, Ohio's Black digital news leader

Cleveland Ward 9 Councilman Kevin Conwell performs as the drummer of his Footprints band at a community event in Cleveland, Oh and Staff article CLEVELAND, Ohio -Cleveland Ward 9 Councilman Kevin Conwell and his Frootprints band will provide the ambiance for a rally on Cleveland City Hall steps in downtown Cleveland, Oh that is scheduled for 5:30 pm Mon., June 24, 2024 where select elected officials and women's rights activists will rally with greater Cleveland women against an anticipated national ban on abortion access and for women's reproductive rights across the board.  The event is part of a national Day of action in cities across the country promoted by Women's March National and represents the second anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Courts's June 24, 2022 historic Dobbs decision that overturned the longstanding Roe v. Wade. It reversed the court's landmark 1973 ruling that gave federal protections to

US Supreme Court allows FDA's abortion pill to remain on market as Women's March Cleveland, Cuyahoga Democratic Women's Caucus, activists, prepare for a June 24, 5:30 pm Cleveland City Hall steps rally for women's rights....By, Ohio's Black digital news leader

Women's March Cleveland at one of its reproductive rights marches in Cleveland that drew thousands of protesters to the streets of Cleveland. Photo by Cleveland Plain Dealer/ Photojournalist David  Petkiewicz ) (2nd from lt is Women's March Cleveland head organizer Kathy Wray Coleman, a Black Cleveland activist and organizer) and Staff article WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that mifepristone can remain on the market in a case that reached the country's highest court that could have ended the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) issuance of the nation's most widely used a bortion bill, the most common form of abortion. It comes after the U.S. Senate, just over a week ago, shot down a bill that would have provided contraceptive protections for women. And it is the first major ruling on reproductive rights for women since the high court, on June 24, 2022, revers