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Community remembers former congressman Louis Stokes at annual 11th congressional district caucus Labor Day parade with Congresswoman Fudge serving as Grand Marshal....Dignitaries there include Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, Warrensville Heights Mayor Brad Sellers, Cleveland Councilmen Zack Reed and Jeff Johnson, state Representatives John Barnes Jr. and Bill Patmon (D-10), Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish, Cleveland Municipal Court Judges Pauline Tarver, Ed Wade and Emanuella Groves, Common Pleas Judges Daniel Gaul and Joan Synenberg, former congresswoman Betty Sutton of Barberton, and former Ohio governor and current senatorial candidate Ted Strickland....Councilman Zack Reed honors Stokes, Ohio'd first Black congressperson, and his late brother Carl Stokes, the first Black mayor of a major American city....By Cleveland Urban News.Com Editor-in-Chief Kathy Wray Coleman

Pictured are the late former congressman Louis Stokes (wearing eyeglasses and Black suit), current 11th congressional district Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, the late Carl B. Stokes, Louis Stokes' brother and the first Black mayor of Cleveland and of a major American city  (wearing Black suit and no eyeglass), and Cleveland Ward 2 Councilman Zack Reed (wearing eyeglasses and dark grey suit).   By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, Cleveland Urban News. Com and the Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper and Newspaper Blog. Tel: 216-659-0473. Email: . Coleman is a 22-year political, legal and investigative journalist who trained for 17 years, and under six different editors,  at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio ( ) /   ( ) CLEVELAND, Ohio - Former longtime congressman Louis Stokes, Ohio's first Black congressperson