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U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in affirmative action cases brought against two universities and is poised to overturn affirmative action nationwide....Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black female Supreme Court justice, is concerned

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Pictured is U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black female Supreme Court justice, cautions her conservative judicial colleagues on the high court's bench of possibly overturning  affirmative action altogether nationwide, saying it would create an inequity for Black and Hispanic students and make it harder for colleges and universities to recruit such students. The court is expected to rule next year on the controversial affirmative action issues in cases brought aginst Harvard Universitty and the University of North Carolina relative to the student admissions processs.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Conservative Supreme Court justices on Monday, via oral arguments held before the court, indicated they are willing to end the explicit consideration of race in college admissions as they weighed cases challenging affirmative action policies at the University of North Carolina and Harvard University.

Members of the court's conservative majority questioned the legal rationale for allowing the practice and probed to what extent universities could enact new "race neutral" admissions policies aimed at improving racial diversity. Some justices, however, indicated they would be willing to allow applicants to discuss their racial identity in some form as part of essays touching upon their experiences, such as examples of overcoming discrimination. READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NBCNEWS.COM

Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, the most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog in Ohio and in the Midwest. Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 November 2022 03:11

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The annual11th Congressional District Caucus Parade is Monday, September 2

11th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, a Warrensville Heights Democrat who also chairs the Congressional Black Caucus of Blacks in Congress. waives to the crowd last year at the annual 11th Congressional District Caucus Parade.  This year's parade kicks off on Monday, September 2 on Cleveland's east side at 10:00 am from E. 149th Street and Kinsman Road and ends at Luke Easter Park where the picnic will begin. The event will be replete with political speeches and entertainment from various sources, including local musicians and bands. The well-attended caucus parade was initiated by Democrat Louis Stokes, the retired congressman before Fudge, and the tradition was furthered by the late Democratic Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Fudges' predecessor. Stokes was the first Black congressperson from Ohio and Tubbs Jones was the first Black congresswoman from Ohio