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Obituary: Funeral services announced for Cleveland advocate and community activist William "Silver B" Richards, who was also an entertainment consultant....By editor Kathy Wray Coleman of Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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William "Silver B" Richards Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor-in-chief Obituary-CLEVELAND, Ohio- Funeral services have been announced for Cleveland activist and community advocate William "Silver B" Richards, a Cleveland resident who passed away on Thurs., Aug 30, 2022 at Cleveland Clinic-South Pointe Hospital in Warrensville Hts, Ohio after a brave battle with cancer. He was 69.  Warrensville Hts is a largely Black Cleveland suburb. Services are entrusted to Gaines Funeral Home in Maple Hts, Ohio. Viewing is on Fri, Sept 9, 2022 from 5pm-8pm at Gaines Funeral Home, 5386 Lee Road in Maple Hts. The Wake  will  be held on Sat, Sept 10, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 11115 Kinsman Rd. in Cleveland,  and will be followed by an 11am funeral.  "Silver B was loved and respected in the community and he will be sorely missed."  said Cleveland Ward 1 Councilm

Barack and Michelle Obama return to the White House for the unveiling of their official portraits, Obama America's first Black president and Michelle Obama the nation's first Black first lady.... By editor Kathy Wray Coleman of Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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  The White House portraits of former United States president Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama, the nation's first Black president and first Black first lady.  Barack Obama's image was painted by Robert McCurdy and Michelle Obama's portrait  was painted by Sharon Sprung Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, associate publisher CLEVELANDURBANNEWS.COM-WASHINGTON, D.C. - Barack and Michelle Obama, the nation's first Black president and first Black first lady, returned to the White House in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday for the first time together since 2017 for the unveiling of their official White House portraits, and they received a warm welcome from current President Joe Biden, Obama's vice president when he was president and one of his strongest political allies.  "This is the gift of the Obama presidency to the country and to history," said President Biden relative to the

Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb, other big city Ohio mayors to meet with President Biden this week to discuss the American Rescue Plan....Cleveland got $310 million in ARPA funding from the federal government...."This meeting is a great opportunity to not only thank President Biden and the administration for their ongoing support but also take a comprehensive look at the bigger picture in Ohio," said Mayor Bibb, a progressive and innovative Black mayor, and Cleveland's second youngest mayor....Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb and United States President Joe Biden Clevelandurbannews .com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com CLEVELAND, Ohio— Cleveland Mayor Justin M. Bibb will meet with President Joe Biden and members of his administration at the White House on Wed, Sept 7, the mayor  told Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com in a press release on Tuesday. Cleveland's fourth Black mayor and its second youngest, Bibb, 35, will be joined by mayors and leaders from across Ohio to discuss recent federal legislation such as American Rescue Plan, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and the CHIPS Act, and the impact on such legislation on Cleveland and other communities across the state. The mayor said that the issues Cleveland is facing are in many instances similar to what other cities in Ohio are facing during a still existing pandemic and a vastly changing economic downfall. And he said that President Biden, a Democrat and form

The 51st annual Ohio 11th Congressional District Community Caucus Labor Day Parade & Festivities to go foward on September 5, 2022 in Cleveland and will be led by Congresswoman Shontel M. Brown, who will serve as parade grand marhal....By editor Kathy Wray Coleman of Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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    Ohio 11th Congresional District Congresswoman  Shontel M. Brown, a Warrensville Heights Democrat Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com   Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor-in-chief CLEVELAND, OHIO –  Congresswoman Shontel M. Brown, a Warrensville Heights Democrat who leads Ohio's largely Black 11th congressional district, which includes Cleveland and several of its eastern suburbs of Cuyahoga County, will serve as grand marshal for the 51th annual 11th Congressional District Community Caucus Labor Day Parade & Festivities parade on Mon., Sept 5, 2022.  The parade will kick off at 11am from A.J. Rickoff school at East 147th Street and Kinsman Road on Cleveland's majority Black east side, organizers said. The parade will proceed down Kinsman Road to Luke Easter Park for festivities, which will include food and other vendors, and area marching bands. The celebrated and histo

President Biden slams Trump, Republicans in aggressive speech in Philadelphia, saying equality and democracy are under assault because of Republicans and that "we do ourselves no favors to pretend otherwise"....By editor Kathy Wray Coleman of Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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    United States President Joe Biden Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com   By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor-in-chief (Coleman is a former biology teacher and a seasoned Black journalist, and an investigative, legal, scientific, and political reporter who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio). (CLEVELANDURBANNEWS.COM, PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania- President Joe Biden (pictured), a Democrat in office since January of 2021, took on Republicans and former president Donald Trump during a televised speech Thursday evening in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the president obviously taking clear aim at the opposition for the Democrats as the November midterm elections near and the 2024 presidential election is hardly two years away. Billed as an official speech by the White House, Biden said that Trump and his fellow Republicans thrive on chaos and lies, and that freedom and liberty are at risk as Republicans seek to wre

Cleveland's Patrick Henry school renamed Stephanie Tubbs Jones school, Tubbs Jones a late Black congresswoman from Cleveland and Ohio's first Black congresswoman...Patrick Henry was a racist slave owner and politician known in American history for declaring "Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death" ....Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio Black digital news leader

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The late former Ohio 11th congressional district congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs-Jones of Cleveland Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com   CLEVELAND, Ohio (Clevelandurbannews.com) - Patrick Henry school, a public elementary school at 11901 Durant Avenue on Cleveland's largely Black east side, will now be called Stephanie Tubbs Jones School as a ribbon cutting ceremony at the school was held at 2:30 p.m. on Tues, Aug 30. The open-to-the-public event drew a wealth of Cleveland's mainstream media and prominent Black elected officials such as Ohio 11th Congressional District Congresswoman Shontel M. Brown, Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb, Council President Blaine Griffin, city council persons Joe Jones and Kevin Conwell, and Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Meredith Turner and Yvonne Conwell, Councilman Kevin Conwell's wife.  Also there were students, parents and school administrators, and schools CEO Dr. Eric Gordon, who organized the event. Tubbs Jones'