Congressional Black Caucus asks Army to rethink hair rules targeting black women
Under the new Army hair guidelines, most twists, dreadlocks, and large cornrows--all styles predominantly worn by black women with natural hairstyles--are banned.
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Tue Apr 15, 2014
Six Democrats vie to represent Cuyahoga County Council District 9
For the first time since 2010, voters in Cuyahoga County Council District 9 this May will have their pick from a slew of candidates seeking to represent them.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Ohio House GOP's blinkered vision on absentee ballots: Thomas Suddes
Ohio House Speaker William Batchelder stands on the spot where Abraham Lincoln addressed the Ohio General Assembly in 1861 en route to his inauguration, but the symbolism is lost on some members of Batchelder's Republican caucus, writes Thomas Suddes.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
WNYC-AM New York
Congressional Black Caucus Urges Rethink Of Army Hair Rules
The women of the Congressional Black Caucus have sent a letter asking Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to reconsider new Army regulations that made headlines earlier this month.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
The Huffington Post
Black Female Lawmakers Object To Army's 'Discriminatory' Ban On Certain Hairstyles
The 16 women in the Congressional Black Caucus sent Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel a letter Thursday objecting to the Army's ban on certain hairstyles , which has been criticized as racially biased against black women.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Xenia Daily Gazette
Congresswoman Fudge to speak at commencement
United States Representative Marcia L. Fudge will be the keynote speaker for Central State's commencement 10 a.m. May 10 at the Dayton Convention Center.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Could Chris Christie's mentor back John Kasich in 2016? Is Ed FitzGerald's union outreach a winning strategy? Ohio Politics Roundup
Ohio Gov. John Kasich addresses the crowd last week at the Greater Cleveland Partnership's annual meeting, held at the Cleveland Convention Center.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
The Columbus Dispatch
Congress might OK museum of women's history
People who weave into and out of the museums on the National Mall have an exclusive opportunity to see Abraham Lincoln's top hat, 13th-century paintings, fossils of a Tyrannosaurus rex and the original ruby slippers from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Kasich, Fudge urge pilot program on minority participation for Inner Belt project to better reflect Cleveland's population
Gov. John Kasich, with support from U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge, has asked the federal Transportation Department to consider adjusting minority participation goals for the Inner Belt bridge replacement project to better reflect Cleveland's population.
Agriculture College and Career Fair scheduled for high school students: Higher Education...
Rep. Marcia Fudge will host an Agriculture College and Career Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 19 at the Veale Center Gymnasium at Case Western Reserve University, 2138 Adelbert Road.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Army Corps of Engineers wants resolution to Cleveland harbor dredging problems
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers experts are in Cleveland today seeking a scientific consensus on how to safely dispose of sediment that's dredged from Cleveland harbor to keep it deep enough to service commercial ships, Lt.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
Dem Rep. Marcia Fudge: Changes To Ohio's Early Voting Hours Is "Racist"
"I believe, personally, that a lot of this really is racist. I believe that. They cannot make me believe that they do not understand how important the right to vote is to me and people like me," Fudge told WKYC-TV last week.
Sun Mar 30, 2014
The Times Bulletin
Ohio congressional map is little help to moderates
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, joined by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., right, meets with reporters following a Republican caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 12, 2014.
Sat Mar 29, 2014
Little-known Dayton-area man running for governor
The 51-year-old self-professed civil rights activist and former tow truck driver from the Dayton area readily admits his legal run-ins - mostly misdemeanor traffic violations like driving without a license.
Fri Mar 28, 2014
Congressmen go silent when asked about Timken's deal with Russia
Congress members were mostly silent Friday on pleas from Cleveland's Ukrainian community to stop a politically connected Ohio company from setting up a new joint venture in Russia.
Thu Mar 20, 2014
Rep. Marcia Fudge urges U.S. to reconsider aid to anti-gay countries
Congressional Black Caucus chair Marcia Fudge, a Democrat from Warrensville Heights, signed a letter to urge Secretary of State John Kerry to reconsider aid to countries that discriminate against gay people.