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Congresswoman Maxine Waters to speak in Cleveland in May 2017 at the Cuyahoga County Democratic Women's Caucus brunch with comments herein from CDWC chair Cindy Demsey and Women's March Ohio state director Rhiannon Childs, coupled with a chronology on the beloved and controversial Waters of California, the longest serving Black woman in congress....Waters gained national attention in 1992 relative to the Rodney King verdict and the affiliated LA Riots, and she was recently victimized by ousted FOX News commentator Bill O'Reilly as simply wearing a James Brown wig, though Waters' longtime tenure as a federal lawmaker reveals her commitment to Civil Rights and women's rights, and to disenfranchised groups in general....By editor Kathy Wray Coleman of and, Ohio's Black digital news leaders

Democratic California Congresswoman Maxine Waters (second from left) in her younger years poses with powerful Black women at the first inauguration of former Democratic president Bill Clinton in Washington D.C. in 1993. From left: Famed singer Dionne Warwick, Congresswoman Waters, former Spelman College president  Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole,  poet, actress and Civil Rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou, distinguished actress Cicely Tyson, and former U.S. secretary of labor Alexis Herman. California Congresswoman Maxine Waters, a Los Angeles Democrat and the longest serving Black woman in congress who will keynote the brunch of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Women's Caucus at 11a.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. ClevelandUrbanNews.Com  and the    KathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com  , Ohio's most read digital Black newspapers with some 4 million readers on Google Plus alone. And the  ClevelandUrbanNews.Com  website  stats reveal some 26 million hits since 2012

Rodney King, whose videtaped beating by a group of White Los Angeles police sparked deadly riots in 1991, is dead at 47, Watch the video of the celebrated beating that reminds America of the police brutality lodged routinely against the Black community

Rodney King By Kath y Wray Coleman, Editor, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com ( ) and ( ) LOS ANGELES, California-Rodney King, whose 1991 brutal and videotaped beating by a group of White Los Angeles policemen generated a week of costly riots that killed 55 people and heightened racial tensions across the country after a predominantly White jury acquitted the officers was found dead Sun. afternoon in his swimming pool in a home he shared with his fiancee in Rialto, Calif., a Los Angeles suburb.  He was 47, and there was no evidence of foul play,  police said. Famous for going off script from his lawyers and saying "can we all get along?" at a press conference calling for peace around the riots, King publicly admitted that he had alcohol and drug abuse problems. Cynthia Kelley, whom King was scheduled to marry, made the 911 call crying and told police