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Former Ohio Congressman Louis Stokes is laid to rest, Vice President Joe Biden and Congresspersons Maxine Waters and Charles Rangel attend, Rev Moss delivers the eulogy and Congresswoman Fudge gets a standing ovation as the keynote speaker....Other greater Cleveland Black elected officials there include Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, Cleveland council members, and state representatives.... Former Cleveland mayors Dennis Kucinich, Michael White and Jane Campbell also attend....White, State Rep Barnes, Marsha Mockabee, Dr Toby Cosgrove, Lillian Sharpley and Juanita Hewlett comment at funeral to Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's Black digital news leader...Community activists, led by Art McKoy, stand ground at the funeral with red, black and green colored flags to salute Stokes, the first Black congressperson from Ohio.....By Cleveland Urban News.Com Field Reporter Johnette Jernigan and Editor-in-Chief Kathy Wray Coleman

Greater Cleveland community activists stood ground at the funeral of former Ohio Congressman Louis Stokes as a salute to the longtime federal lawmaker and Ohio's first Black congressperson The flag-draped casket of the legendary Louis Stokes,  a World War II veteran and   the first Black in Congress from Ohio,  who served 30 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, from 1968 to 1998. The longtime federal lawmaker died on  August 18 at his home in Shaker Heights, Ohio after a brave battle with brain and lung cancer. Congressman Louis Stokes By Cleveland Urban News. Com Field Reporter Johnette Jernigan and Editor-in-Chief Kathy Wray Coleman. Cleveland Urban News.Com and its affiliated blog, the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com, are  Ohio's most read Black newspaper and Black newspaper blog Blog. Coleman is a 22-year journalist who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio  covering various topics,  including racial  di