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Black greater Clevelanders remember Congressman Louis Stokes in one-on-one interviews with Cleveland Urban News.Com, interviewed were retired judge Sara Harper, Ohio Rep. John Barnes Jr., Charles Bibb Sr, Community Activist Art McKoy, and retired judge Una H.R. Keenon, who is the president of the Black Women Political Action Committee and president of the East Cleveland Board of Education....Stokes revived the Veterans Hospital from a second class medical facility says McKoy....Kennon said that Stokes helped other Blacks and women get elected to office....Harper said that Stokes fought all of his political life to protect the right to vote....Stokes was a member of the Old Black Political Guard....This is the second article of a three-part series on the legendary Louis Stokes, Ohio's first Black congressman, by Cleveland Urban News.Com Editor-in-Chief Kathy Wray Coleman

Democratic Congressman Louis Stokes, the first Black  in Congress from Ohio who served 30 years in the U.S.  House of Representatives before retiring in 1998.  The longtime federal lawmaker died on August 18, 2015 at his home in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a Cleveland suburb. Pictured are retired Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals judge Sara J. Harper, also the third vice president of the Cleveland NAACP (wearing eyeglasses), retired East Cleveland Judge Una H.R. Kennon, the chairman of the Black Women Political Action Committee of greater Cleveland and president of the East Cleveland Board of Education (wearing turtle-neck sweater), state Rep. John Barnes Jr. (D-12), (wearing purple tie), Community Activist Art McKoy (wearing turban), and Charles E. Bibb Sr., a former East Cleveland councilman and current president of the Carnegie Roundtable of greater Cleveland (wearing grey-striped tie) By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, Cleveland Urban News. Com and the Cleveland Ur

Judge Angela Stokes fires back relative to alleged racist and sexist harassment by Ohio Supreme Court Disciplinary Counsel, read her statement here, a daughter of retired Congressman Louis Stokes, she also takes on the Plain Dealer over its editorial

Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Angela Stokes From the Metro Desk of Cleveland Urban News.Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com, Ohio's No 1 and No 2 online Black news venues  ( )  Reach Cleveland Urban News.Com by email at and by phone at 216-659-0473 CLEVELAND, Ohio-Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Angela Stokes, a daughter of retired Congressman Louis Stokes of Shaker Heights, is fighting back as to alleged race and sex discrimination and other harassment via a 49-page complaint from the White, male Ohio Supreme Court Disciplinary Counsel that demands she take a mental exam following a bar complaint , Ohio lawyers, something White male judges under scrutiny are rarely if ever required to do, data show. Stokes, who is Black and intends to appeal the demand to the full seven-member Ohio Supreme Court, has also criticized an editorial on the matter published in the Plain Dealer, Ohio's largest Newspape