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(Editor's note: Kathy Wray Coleman (second from right next to Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur at far right) has received the President Obama 2016 community service award, which was handed to her by 9th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur at Kaptur's Cleveland District office). Standing with Coleman are Renata Jakupka (third from left), who recommended that Coleman receive the award, and community activists Frances Caldwell, David Patterson, Marva Patterson, Ada Averyhart, and Genevieve Mitchell).

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Activist Kathy Wray Coleman (far right) of the Imperial Women Coalition leads anniversary women's
march in Cleveland, Ohio on Jan 20, 2018.
To Coleman's direct left is Kenyona Sunny Matthews of Akron, director of Women's March Northeast Ohio
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Women's March Cleveland 2018 video: Cleveland Black women activists speeches, led by activist Kathy Wray Coleman, of the Imperial Women Coalition, who opened as the first speaker at the event, and also led the 7,000 person march.....Also featured are lieutenant governor candidates Akron Councilwoman Tara Mosley- Samples and former congresswoman Betty Sutton, and gubernatorial candidate Dennis Kucinich, a former congressman and former Cleveland mayor....By and, Ohio's Black digital news leaders

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Basheer Jones and Soul Science Lab hip hop duo among performers in Cleveland for the Carl and Louis Stokes commemorative event, a free concert on the Civil Rights Movement and the legacy of the Stokes brothers at Tri-C on September 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm

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Pictured are Asante Amin of the Brooklyn-based hip hop duo Soul Science Lab (wearing blue printed shirt), Chen Lo, also of the Soul Science Lab duo (wearing red printed shirt), Local Cleveland artist and community activist Basheer Jones (wearing black suit in picture with green background), the late Carl B. Stokes, who was the first Black mayor of Cleveland and of a major American city ( wearing black suit and no eyeglasses), and Carl's brother , the late Louis Stokes, a Civil Rights attorney and the first Black congressperson from Ohio


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CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, CLEVELAND, Ohio-As part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the legacy of the late and legendary Cleveland mayor Carl B Stokes, and his late brother, congressman Louis Stokes, also a legend in his own right, University Hospitals, in partnership with the initiative “Stokes: Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future,” will present Soul Science Lab’s “Soundtrack ‘63”, a live, multimedia hip hop concert and stage production depicting the African-American experience and Civil Rights Movement in America.


The event  will be held on Friday, Sept., 15, 2017 at the Cuyahoga Community College  Campus (Tri-C) auditorium in Cleveland beginning at 7:30pm.


It is free and open-to-the public with a private matinee performance exclusively for the Cleveland Municipal School District followed by the public performance at 7:30 p.m.


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Entrance is accepted also at the auditorium door if seats remain available, organizers said.


Soul Science Lab (SSL), is a Brooklyn, NY based music and multimedia hip hop duo of Chen Lo (creative director) and Asante Amin (musical director) that translates stories into soul stirring sounds and dynamic visuals, including songs and rhymes, and from a modern day perspective to entertain audiences of all ages.  (Editor's note; To learn more about Soul Science Lab, visit


"On behalf of Soul Science Lab we truly believe that this is a privilege and honor to be asked to pay tribute to this 50th anniversary commmemoration." Soul Science Lab publicist Jasu Sims told ClevelandUrbanNews.Com and the KathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com, Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper and Black blog.


Also on hand to perform will be local artists like Lucretia Bolden and Basheer Jones, a Cleveland native and Morehouse graduate and community activist.


Carl B. Stokes was a former Cleveland judge and the first Black mayor of Cleveland and of a major American city, and his older brother and only sibling,  Louis , was a Civil Rights attorney and the first Black in congress from Ohio who led Ohio's largely Black 11th congressional district, formerly the 21st congressional district.


This year marks the 50th anniversary of Carl  Stokes' historic election in 1967 as Cleveland mayor.


"Consistent with University Hospitals' core values of excellence, diversity, integrity, compassion and teamwork, Soundtrack '63 is a fitting historical tribute to the timeless legacy of Mayor Stokes and Congressman Stokes," said Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew, MD, chief clinical diversity officer at University Hospitals.


The concert is a tribute to the legacy of Carl and Louis Stokes with a look back at the Civil Rights era of the 1960s, an event that is part of year-long commemoration of the Stokes brothers.The production will connect generations through an immersing video of pivotal highlights of the Civil Rights Movement along with live performances of spirituals, protest songs, hip-hop, jazz, funk, soul and popular 20th century music performed by an 18-piece orchestra and a soul stirring vocal ensemble.


More than 60 organizations and numerous individuals are affiliated with the Stokes' commemorative initiative. For more information on the commemorative initiative visit


Carl Stokes and his brother, Louis , who served 30 years as a member of the United States House of Representatives before retiring in 1998, played key roles in the advancement of Cleveland and the nation through the Civil Rights Movement and beyond.


From the Black empowerment songs of James Brown to the outcries for justice in Ferguson, “Soundtrack '63” illuminates attention around the Civil Rights Movement, one of the single most important movements in history with messages that remain relevant today, organizers said..


Most recently the popular duo was featured in’s Black History Month series and's publication, the creators for their 360 degree video, "I Can't Breathe.


With on-screen commentary from some of the movement’s renown voices, including motivational speaker and intellectual, Dr. Cornel West, and esteemed poet Sonia Sanchez, Soul Science Lab duo Chen Lo (creative director) and Asante Amin (musical director), take the audience on a journey through milestone events in African-American history, highlighting the year 1963, which was four years before Carl B. Stokes was elected mayor of Cleveland.


Founded in 1866, University Hospitals serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of 18 hospitals, including more than 40 outpatient health centers and 200 physician offices in 15 counties throughout northern Ohio. The system’s flagship academic medical center, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, located on a 35-acre campus in Cleveland’s University Circle, is affiliated with the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.


The main campus also includes University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, which is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation.


University Hospitals MacDonald Women's Hospital is Ohio's only hospital for women, and University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, is also nationally renowned.


UH is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research programs in the country, including cancer, pediatrics, women's health, orthopedics, radiology, neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, digestive health, transplantation, and urology For more information, go to


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