U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and Congresswoman Fudge applaud designation of Central State University as an 1890 land grant institution, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack visits CSU, Ohio's only historically Black publicly funded university or college, Brown and Fudge fought to secure the designation of CSU as an 1890 land grant institution in the 2014 Farm Bill , such status opens the door for more university funding for research and to help CSU compete effectively in the 21st century
From left: 11th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (D-11), a Warrensville Heights Democrat and also chair of the Congressional Black Caucus of Blacks in Congress, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), a Cleveland Democrat, Central State University President Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond, and Connie Harper, the greater Cleveland alumni chapter president for Central State University and associate publisher and senior editor at the Call and Post Newspaper, Ohio's most prominent Black print press. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, O hio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper and Newspaper Blog. Tel: 216-659-0473. (Kathy Wray Coleman is a 20-year investigative and political journalist and legal reporter who trained for 17 years under five different editors at the Call and Post Newspaper, Ohio's most prominent Black press) ( www.