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President Obama gives historic speech in Selma on 50th anniversary of the 1965 voting rights march there, said that he hears cries for help from Ferguson, and Cleveland, that Black lives matter, and that racism still exists, Ohio Congresswoman Fudge and Ohio U.S. Senators Portman and Sherrod Brown attend .... By Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's leader in Black digital news

President Barack Obama, the first Black President of the United States of America, speaks to thousands on Saturday,  March 7, 2015 beside the Edmond Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 'Bloody Sunday' voting rights march on the now historic bridge that occurred on March 7, 1965. Obama's 40-minute speech covered a broad agenda on Civil Rights, including voting rights, and the racial unrest around the country of police killings of Black men and boys, including in Cleveland, Ohio where late last year a rookie White cop gunned down 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was Black. (Photo compliments of Getty Images) Some 80, 000 people (above) cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama on Sunday, March 8, 2015 to commemorate  the 50th anniversary of the 'Bloody Sunday' voting rights march that occurred on the now historic bridge on Sunday, March 7, 1965. A day before, which was the official day of the 50th anniversary mar