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Biden quits 2024 presidential race and endorses VP Kamala Harris as the nominee in his place, Harris the country's first Black and first female vice president....By Clevelandurbannews.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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Democratic President Joe Biden (right) and Vice President-Kamala Harris after winning election in 2020. The president announced this week that he is quitting the 2024 race for president and backing Harris as the potential Democratic nominee in his place. A former California attorney general and U.S. senator, Harris is the nation's first Black and first female vice president. Clevelandurbannews.com   and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor, associate publisher-July 21, 2024 WASHINGTON, D.C .-President Joe Biden withdrew on Sunday as the presumptive nominee for president for the Democratic Party and urged Democrats to support Vice President Kamala Harris in his place, changing the political landscape as the Nov. 5, 2024 presidential election nears and handing former President Donald Trump a vibrant Black woman to compete against. The nominee for the Republican Party as of Thursday night, Trump,78, lost reelection to Biden, 81, in 2020 and hopes to wig

Remembering US Rep Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, a champion of Civil, human and women's rights

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Clevelandurbannews.com   and Kath ywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com Article Houston, Texas - U.S. Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee (pictured), a Houston Democrat and a revered champion of Civil, human and women's rights who represented the 18th congressional district in the Central Houston area of Texas since 1995, died Friday after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 74 and had won this year's Democratic nomination for reelection to Congress after losing a hotly contested race for mayor of Houston.  She leaves a legacy as an admired public servant, 30-year federal lawmaker, feminist activist, and Civil Rights pioneer. She fought for the rights of women and Black people without reservation. Funeral arrangements are pending.  Jackson Lee is survived by her longtime husband, Elwyn Lee,  the vice president for community relations and institutional access at the University of Houston, and  two adult children, Jason Lee and Erica Lee. "With incredible grief for our loss yet deep

Trump accepts Republican nomination for president, bashes immigrants and promises to end the Russia-Ukraine war....By Clevelandurbannews.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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Clevelandurbannews.com   and Kath ywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor, associate publisher MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin - Former President Donald Trump (pictured) accepted the Republican nomination for president Thursday night, the final night of the four-day convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he spoke on an array of issues, including the assassination attempt on his life at a rally in Western Pennsylvania Saturday afternoon and his political platform for a second term in office.  His much anticipated hour and a half long convention speech, a lengthy speech in fact, followed that notably of U.S. Sen J.D. Vance of Ohio, who accepted the Republican nomination for vice president Wednesday night and is under fire by reproductive rights advocates in Ohio and elsewhere for pushing for a national ban on abortion. The former president said that he survived the assassination attempt and is alive today "because GOD wanted me to live," and that the sniper whom law

Ohio's JD Vance chosen as Trump's vice presidential running mate....By Clevelandurbannews.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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Former President Donald Trump and U.S. Senator JD Vance Clevelandurbannews.com   and Kath ywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor, associate publisher MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin - Former President Donald Trump, the presumptive nominee for the Republican nomination for president, announced Monday afternoon that he has chosen Ohio U.S. Sen. JD Vance as his vice presidential running mate. Trump reportedly called Vance Monday morning to tell him the good news as the Republican Convention began Monday in  Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Vance chosen for the prominent role to run with Trump over Sens. Marco Rubio and Tim Scott, and North Dakota Gov. Doug Bergum. An author, venture capitalist and former marine whom Trump endorsed for senator before he won the seat over former congressman Tim Ryan in 2022, Vance, a Harvard graduate, is 39-years-old, nearly 40 years younger than the 78-year-old Trump. Sources said that some Republicans wanted Vance in an effort  to counter Democratic Vice

Federal judge dismisses Trump's classified documents case on the opening day of the Republican National Convention....By Clevelandurbannews.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor, associate publisher CLEVELAND, Ohio. - Former President Donald Trump (pictured), the presumptive nominee for the Republican nomination for president, won a reprieve from prosecution on Monday when a federal judge in Florida dismissed his classified  documents case, a ruling that comes two days after he survived an assassination attempt at a rally in Pennsylvania and on the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It started Monday and Trump is expected to be nominated for president at the convention this week. Defense counsel for Trump argued before the judge that the assignment of special prosecutor Jack Smith to the case was illegal and unconstitutional from the start, and thus required immediate dismissal of the case. Smith argued otherwise.  But Federal District Court Judge Aileen Cannon in Florida, who presided over the case involving classified documents Trump took to his Mar-a-Lago Estate in Florida after he left o

Breaking: Trump survives rally assassination attempt with the shooter now dead, all of it throwing the Republican National Convention and presidential election into chaos....By Clevelandurbannews.com

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Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor, associate publisher WESTERN, Pennsylvania.- The shooter who allegedly attempted to assassinate former President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Western Pennsylvania Saturday is dead after being shot in the head by law enforcement, all of it throwing next week's Republican National Convention in Milwaukee and the November presidential election between Trump and incumbent President Joe Biden into chaos. Thomas Matthews Crooks, 20 and of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, was the shooter, authorities also confirming that an unidentified rally goer was also shot and killed by the shooter and two others critically injured. Some rally participants starting screaming after the shooting and a few others chanted "USA." Trump, who was reportedly grazed on the right ear by the bullet but is fine and not seriously injured according to his family. can be seen and heard by video of the incident

President Biden vows not to quit at rally in Detroit, saying 'I am running and we are going to win'....Says 'we are going to beat Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans'....By Clevelandurbannews.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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President Joe Biden Clevelandurbannews.com   and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor, associate publisher-July 10, 2024 DETROIT, Michigan .-President Joe Biden told a jubilant crowd at a campaign rally Friday in Detroit, Michigan that "I am running and we are going to win," quashing speculation that he will quit the presidential race against Republican former President Donald Trump amid mounting pressure from some key Democrats regarding his age at 81, and his mental acuity, or what some naysayers say is the lack thereof. Crowd members repeatedly yelled "we love you," "we got your back," and "four more years," as the president spoke at the rally podium, an indication that the race is heating up as the Nov. 5, 2024 presidential election nears and Biden and Trump, the respective nominees for the Republican and Democratic parties, are neck and neck in several polls, Trump seeking a comeback win for his 2020 election los