ROCKY RIVER, Ohio- Judith Pugsley, a retired professional and supporter of Civil Rights, wrote Cleveland Urban News.Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman online News Blog. Com on whether Blacks in America have truly progressed since slavery.
Pugsley has based the aforementioned assessment in part on an analysis of the Pulitzer Prize winning 2010 book titled "The Warmth of Other Suns." It is an epic story of America's great migration, including the depiction of how Blacks migrated from the South to the northern and western American cities after the stain of having been illegally taken in chains from the fields of Africa to be vilified as slaves in the country's homelands.
Her editorial is as follows:
By Judith Pugsley, Contributing Writer
Let's take a look at the progress of blacks in America from slavery up to modern times.
Obviously, the slave trade dehumanized black families and tore them apart for 246 years. No one had rights, and terror ran rampant.Then came the emancipation, reconstruction, and the imposition of Jim Crow laws.
CLEVELAND, Ohio-Following the Cuyahoga County prosecutor candidate forum from 5 pm to 7 pm at the Laborers Local 310 Hall, 3250 Euclid Ave in Cleveland, grassroots leaders, college sorority and fraternity members, elected officials and others will gather Tues. Jan 24. at 8 pm at President Barack Obama's reelection campaign headquarters at Shaker Square in Cleveland, 130100 Shaker Blvd.
The purpose is for a watch party before the president's long anticipated State of the Union address at 9 pm. Other watch parties will also be held throughout the Cleveland metropolitan area.
CLEVELAND, Ohio-Former Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Tim McGinty, also a former assistant county prosecutor, is a candidate for county prosecutor in the Democratic Primary whom community activists are calling the Black community's greatest nightmare and a detriment to the Democratic process (Editor's note: McGinty resigned as the first judge presiding over the Anthony Sowell Serial Killer Capital Murder Case for impropriety. He was a tyrant on the bench who harassed Blacks, women, community activists, other minorities and his own judicial colleagues. He put former Cleveland NAACP Executive Director Stanley Miller as a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury Foreman to push grand jury indictments of felony criminal charges against Blacks for the state of Ohio that other grand juries would not indict).
The Cuyahoga County Democratic Party decided not to endorse any of the five candidates for county prosecutor including Subodh Chandra, whom a cadre of community activists have endorsed.
Regardless, community activists say that the worst and most dangerous candidate to the Black community and others is Tim McGinty.
ROCKY RIVER-Ohio- Judith Pugley, a retired professional and supporter of Civil Rights, wrote Cleveland Urban News.Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman online News Blog. Com on what 2011 brought to the community from the convictions of serial killer Anthony Sowell on numerous counts for the murders of 11 Black women to malicious prosecutions of Black women and girls by the predominantly Black city of Cleveland.
A White woman in the struggle, Pugsley supports issues impacting disenfranchised groups like minorities, including her work in campaigning to seek to repeal Ohio House Bill 194, the voter suppression state law with stringent voting requirements like reduced early voting and i.d. voting that Democrats, Civil Rights organizations and Black leaders hope voters will overturn at the ballot box in November.
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