Showing posts with the label Former Congressman Louis Stokes

Gladys Harrison Dunbar dies at 68, the wife of the late Lang Dunbar Jr. and a former Cuyahoga County Board of Elections employee and trained lawyer and former common pleas court judicial clerk who was active with the now defunct 11th congressional district caucus under the late former congressman Louis Stokes, Ohio's first Black congress person....By editor Kathy Wray Coleman of and, Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 5 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email:

Gladys Harrison Dunbar, (sixth from left) poses with members of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Women's Caucus By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief and , Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 5 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS . CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM- CLEVELAND, Ohio -Gladys Harrison Dunbar, 68, the wife of the late  Lang Dunbar Jr., a member of the county Democratic party's executive committee and a long time union advocate, and herself, a former Cuyahoga County

Republican Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor is behind harassment of Cleveland Judge Angela Stokes, a Black Democrat and a daughter of former Congressman Louis Stokes, data suggest, disciplinary counsel Scott Drexel, who investigates judges and lawyers for the Ohio Supreme Court, is also accused of harassing Stokes, Drexel was fired in California as disciplinary counsel for harassing judges and lawyers, O'Connor assigns visiting retired judges to court cases throughout the state that sometimes harass people, often Blacks, women, outspoken attorneys, community activists, and political foes, community activists want judges in multi-judge courts in Ohio assigned and re-assigned to court cases at all times by random draw and not handpicked, bill sponsored by State Representative Bill Patmon and pushed by greater Cleveland community activists, including the Imperial Women Activists Group, is pending in Ohio House for possible state law requiring random draw judicial assignments and re-assignments of trial court judges to court cases in multi-judge courts, Cleveland NAACP attorneys under fire for being quiet on denial of counsel to indigent Blacks in serious cases in Berea, Bedford courts, both suburbs of Cleveland, Cleveland NAACP lawyers greedily side with Bedford, Berea in their illegal denial of attorneys to indigent Blacks, some maliciously prosecuted, data show

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor Ohio Supreme Court Disciplinary Counsel Scott Drexel From left: Cleveland Municipal Court Presiding and Administrative Judge Ron Adrine, Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Angela Stokes, Ohio State Representative Bill Patmon (D-10), a former Cleveland councilman, Stokes Attorney Richard Alkire,  and former  Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Presiding and  Administrative Judge Nancy Fuerst From top left: Former Cleveland NAACP President and Current Call and Post Newspaper General Counsel George Forbes, Attorney and Ohio ACLU Legal Director James Hardiman, Attorney Michael Nelson Sr., and Cleveland NAACP President The Rev. Hilton Smith Retired 11th Congressional District Congressman Louis Stokes, a congressional district that includes  the cities of Cleveland and East Cleveland  Fo rmer Bedford Municipal Judge Harry Jacob, an alleged pimp facing charges that he ran a prostitution ring out of the Bedford M

Former Congressman Louis Stokes takes on Ohio Governor Kasich over voter suppression state laws that he says hurt Blacks, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald leading efforts against the laws, a Plain Dealer editorial called the new laws anti-Black and against the poor

Former 11th Congressional District  Congressman Louis Stokes By former Congressman Louis Stokes,  a Shaker Heights, Ohio Democrat and former senior counsel with the Squire, Sanders and Dempsey  law  firm who led the 11th congressional district, which is now led by Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge,  a Warrensville Heights Democrat and chair of the Congressional Black Caucus of Blacks in Congress. Congressman  Stokes addresses below  efforts  to steal the Black vote in Ohio via voter  suppression  bills signed into law this year by Republican Governor John Kasich. The new state laws limit  early  voting, among other  strategies  to intimidate Black,  elderly  and low-income voters,  Click here to join the fight for voting rights in Ohio.   That fight is also being taken up by Democratic candidate for governor Ed FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga County executive. Cuyahoga County is the  state's  largest of 88 counties and includes the largely Blacks cities of Cleveland and East Cleveland.