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By Kathy Wray Coleman: North Shore AFL-CIO Federation of Labor, Peace Action, grassroots, labor coalition to hold rally, march against proposed federal cuts by Congress to food stamps at 4 pm, Tuesday, December 17, 2013, public square in downtown Cleveland, Ohio

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By Kathy Wray Coleman, Publisher, Editor-n-Chief, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) CLEVELAND, Ohio-A coalition of Cleveland area grassroots activists and labor advocates dubbed "The No Cuts Coalition" will host a stop-cuts-to-food stamps rally and march at 4 pm on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 on Public Square in downtown Cleveland at the northwest quadrant by the Tom Johnson statute, community activists said Monday. (Editor's note: For more information on the rally and march contact  the North Shore AFL-CIO Federation of Labor at  216-881-7200). Proposed federal cuts to the budget, the infighting in Congress that could cause a second government shutdown in under two months, include $39 billion over 10 years by the U.S. House of Representatives, and $4.1 billion over the same period by the U.S. Senate.   "One in six families don't know where their

President Obama announces proposed gun control measures with Vice President Biden by his side in the wake of Connecticut shootings, president says gun control debate does not have to get nasty, Cleveland area community activists, Cleveland mayoral candidate, NRA member comment on Obama gun control proposal, Republican congressional lawmakers against proposal site 2nd Amendment right to bear arms, gun violence on rise nationally, in Ohio, and in city of Cleveland

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United States President Barack Obama (right) and Vice President Joe Biden Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper ( www.cleve landurbannews.com ) WASHINGTON, D.C.- With Vice President Joe Biden by his side President Barack Obama on Wednesday offered strict measures to curb gun violence across the nation in the wake of the unprecedented shootings last month that left 20 first graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. dead. Also killed in that rampage was the mother of suspected shooter Adam Lanza, 20, who then turned the gun on himself.  The president's proposal calls for extensive background checks for the sale of guns across the nation and bans on high-capacity magazines and military type assault weapons, among other proposed provisions. Some of the proposal became effective through executive orders signed Wednesday by the president, such as more extensive background che

U. S. House of Representatives breaks for Christmas without deficit reduction agreement to avert fiscal cliiff, Congressional Black Caucus, led by Ohio Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, refuses to compromise on cuts that hurt middle class, Blacks, poor people, the elderly simply to avoid a fical cliff, Obama says in press release to Cleveland Urban News.Com that Christmas vacation will provide a cooling off period for House lawmakers to spend time with family, friends

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     Democratic United States President Barack Obama                               Republican Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner of Ohio (R-8) Ohio Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (D-11), also chair-elect of the Congressional Black Caucus. Fudge argues that vulnerable communities, including the poor, the elderly and minorities communities, must not be victimized by concessions by Congressional House lawmakers working to avert the fiscal cliff By Kathy Wray Coleman, Publisher, Editor-n-Chief, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) WASHINGTON, D.C.-Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives scolded their own leader on Friday, rejecting a proposed compromise by House Speaker John Boehner (R-8) of Ohio for an agreement for the wealthiest Americans to give up the current tax cut on the rich in order to tame negotiations with Presiden

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, America's first Black U.S. attorney general, found in contempt of Congress by U.S. House of Representatives

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United States Attorney General Eric Holder By Kath y Wray Coleman, Editor, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com ( www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com ) and ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) WASHINGTON, D.C. - By a vote of 255 for and 67 against that came along party lines, the U.S.  House of Representatives  moved Thurs. to hold  America's  first Black attorney general in contempt of Congress in a document dispute pertaining  to a bungled gun-tracking operation, and a majority of the  Democrats  walked out of the congressional chambers during the vote in a show of protest and  solidarity  . Holder , 61, is  the first sitting attorney general and cabinet member to be held in contempt. A former Superior Judge of the District of Columbia and prior United States Attorney, Holder  was appointed to  U.S. attorney general by Obama when Obama took the reigns as the first Black president of the United States in 2009. He was also a member of

Breaking news: U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge endorses Subodh Chandra for Cuyahoga County prosecutor

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Cuyahoga County prosecutor candidate Subodh Chandra , a former federal prosecutor and prior Cleveland law director. U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH) From the Metro Desk of The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog. Com and Cleveland Urban News.Com ( www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com ) and ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) CLEVELAND,Ohio– Adding to a growing list of endorsements such as East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton, Ohio State Sen Nina Turner (D-25), Cleveland Councilpersons Mamie Mitchell and Terrell Pruitt, The Carl Stokes Brigade, The Imperial Women, and Cuyahoga County Councilmen Julian Rogers (D-10), Pernell Jones (D-8), and Dale Miller (D-2) , U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH) announced today her support of Subodh Chandra for Cuyahoga County prosecutor. “Subodh Chandra is the clear choice for county prosecutor,” Fudge said in a press release. “He is honest and committed, and he has the experience and integrity to ensure real reform and change in our justice system.”

State Sen. Nina Turner Announces Run For Congress, Some Black Leaders Say Please Don't Run Against Qualified Black Incumbent U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge

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Updated Friday, December 2, 2011 Ohio State Sen. Nina Turner (D-25) U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH) Ohio State Rep. Bill Patmon (D-10) Cleveland Ward 8 Councilman Jeff Johnson Cleveland Attorney and Local NAACP President George Forbes National political news and local news from the Cleveland metropolitan area brought to the community from ( www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com ) and ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor State Sen. Nina Turner (D-25) , a Cleveland Democrat, sent shock waves through Cleveland's political rank and file this week when she filed petitions to take on U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D-11) in next year's Democratic Primary election, a decision that has rocked Cleveland's Old Black Political Guard and has upset Black leaders with the prospective that the vote could be split by the two prominent Black women and a White could slide in. "When minorities run against each other as was the c