Showing posts with the label Voting Rights Act

Obama, Rep. Fudge, Congressional Black Caucus members say U.S. Supreme Court decision to weaken Voting Rights Act hurts Blacks, poor people, is egregious, ..Ohio state Rep. Barnes Jr, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald comment against it too,.... a state lawmaker calls Justice Clarence Thomas an "Uncle Tom" around 5-4 ruling that strikes down provisional requirement under the Voting Rights Act for 15 states, including Ohio, to get federal approval to change state voting laws,... Fudge targets Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted as reason for needing the provision,.... Ohio Gov. John Kasich is quiet on controversial issue

Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge of Ohio (D-11), a Warrensville Hts.  Democrat  who also chairs the  Congressional  Black Caucus, speaks during a press conference with CBC members following the U.S. Supreme Court decision handed down on Tuesday  that   weakens  the Voting Rights Act, a federal law  enacted  in the 1960s to address   egregious  racial discrimination in voting. Pictured  behind  Fudge is seasoned Rep. John Conyers of Michigan. By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief,  Cleveland Urban News.Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com, Ohio's No 1 and No 2 online Black newspapers  ( ).  Reach Cleveland Urban News.Com by email at and by phone at 216-659-0473 President Barack Obama WASHINGTON, D.C.-The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a 5-4 ruling that President Obama and congressional Black Democrats, including U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-11

Blacks, Hispanics lose with new redistricting map for Cleveland City Council that cuts 19 wards to 17, Councilmen Johnson and Conwell will face off, racial unrest, city council infighting rampant, State Sen Smith, state Rep. Patmon, Mary Rose Oakar blast Council President Martin Sweeney, Smith wants criminal investigation by Ohio Attorney General, county prosecutor, Mayor Jackson supports Sweeney and says process was legal, Clerk of Council Pat Britt comments, Hispanics say new map violates Voting Rights Act, Latino activists up in arms, Councilman Westbrook's retirement helped, Sweeney says he tried to be fair and that the redistricting process and the new map were fair, lawsuit from Hispanic leaders looms

Cleveland Ward 8 Councilman Jeff Johnson By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor of Cleveland Urban News.Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com ( ) and ( ) CLEVELAND,Ohio- The redistricting map that Cleveland City Council approved last week that drops council wards from 19 to 17 seats next year based on declining population pits popular Ward 8 Councilman Jeff Johnson and Ward 9 Councilman Kevin Conwell, both of whom are Black, against each other in city council races this year with their two wards combined into a newly established Ward 9. And not one White councilperson is largely impacted by the remapping, though the majority Black major metropolitan city of Cleveland is roughly 58 percent Black, and only 37 percent White.   CLICK THIS LINK HERE TO SEE THE MAP FOR THE NEW CLEVELAND CITY COUNCIL WARDS                           Council President Martin Sweeney (pictured) , a west side councilman, independent