# The black women commission of cuyahoga county
Alaya Brown Died: a Nine-Year-Old Victim of Cleveland Gun Violence
Cleveland, OH. - After seven years of suffering, nine-year-old Alaya Brown died today. Several months ago, the community came together to help the family raise money for a customized wheelchair stroller. Cleveland thieves stole Alaya's wheelchair stroller after they stole her aunt's Kia. The customized wheel-chair stroller was inside the 2021 Kia Seltos.
Mayor Annette Blackwell's Ribfest: Community and Neighboring Partners Came Together for a Rib of a Great Time
Maple Heights, OH. - As communities shed light on positive events for families and friends, Annette Blackwell and friends hosted their Annual Community Ribfest on Saturday, July 22, 2023. Blackwell, who is the Mayor of Maple Heights, continues to bring the community partners together. "I want everyone to have a great time, vendors and attendees. Today is about coming together, networking, having fun, enjoying good food and music," Blackwell told the crowd.
Law Director, Todd Hunt, Richmond Heights Tells Black Women Commission 1st Black Mayor Image Will Go On Wall
Cuyahoga County, OH. - The Black Women Commission of Cuyahoga County (BWCCC), an advocacy group built by women and supported by women, made good on their promise to Richmond Heights City Officials. Several members of BWCCC attended the (3/28/2023) Richmond Heights City Council meeting requesting information about what former Mayor Meisha Headen's image was left off the nameless beige Wall that displayed Mayors who severed the City.
The Black Women Commission of Cuyahoga County Held a Press Conference at Richmond Heights City Hall; the Image Accepted
Richmond Heights, OH. - Members of the Black Women Commission of Cuyahoga County called on Richmond Heights Public Officials to recognize the First Black Woman Mayor, Meisha Headen. Recently the Commission delivered a photo image and temporary frame to Mayor Kim A. Thomas's special assistant, Rhonda Gibson.
The Women's Commission for Education and Training & the Black Women's Commission Launch the Put the Guns Down Campaign
Cleveland, OH. It's incredible," stated Marshawnette Daniels, the mother of 9-year-old Saniyah Nicholson. Saniyah is the little girl who was shot and killed on June 20, 2018, in Cleveland Ward One Lee and Harvard neighborhood. As the young girl's birthday approaches on February 6, the Women's Commission for Education and Training (WCET) and the Black Women's Commission of Cuyahoga County (BWCCC) launched the "Put the Guns Down" billboard campaign. Saniyah would have been 13 years old.
Black Women Commission of Cuyahoga County Erect Saniyah's #PuttheGunsDown Sign: Waiting for Response from Law Director
Members of the Black Women Commission of Cuyahoga CountyPhoto byBrown Report Newspaper. Cleveland, OH. - Members of the Black Women Commission of Cuyahoga County (BWCCC) erected a “Put the Guns Down” sign in memory of Saniyah Nicholson. The 9-year-old was killed in Cleveland’s Lee/Harvard Community on June 20, 2018. The organization is committed to lobbying for fair, equitable, and impartial legislation. They are adamant about reminding young people about the consequences of their reckless behavior and the consequences of guns and violence.
The Black Women Commission of Cuyahoga County Sends a 21 Days Action Notice to Cleveland City Council: Follow the Rules
BWCCC T-ShirtCourtesy of The Brown Report Newspaper (Photo) Cleveland, OH. - The Black Women Commission of Cuyahoga County (BWCCC) recently held a press conference on the stairs of Cleveland City Hall to address the secondary street named signage for 9-year-old Saniyah Nicholson. Saniyah was killed in Cleveland Ward One by a stray bullet.
City Council Members Denied 9-Year-Old Saniyah a Secondary Street Named Sign but Vote Yes to a WARD 5 Teen Street Sign
Saniyah NicholsonCourtesy of The Daniels Family (Photo) Cleveland, OH. - Controversy with honorary secondary street signage is a problem for some City of Cleveland residents, business owners, and stakeholders. The practice of granting an individual a street-named signage is celebratory to honor and recognize their contributions to the City, while other times, it is to show reverence to the individual's family due to a mishap at no fault of their own.
Garfield Heights Teachers' Headed for a Strike: The Black Women Commission Shows Support and School Board Walks Out
Garfield Heights School Board MembersCourtesy of The Brown Report Newspaper (Photo) Garfield Heights, Ohio. - Garfield Heights Teachers' Association (GHTA) has been working without a contract since June 30, 2022. Due to the frustrations of working with the Garfield Heights elected School Board, the Teachers' Association opted to bring in a federal mediator to help them with negotiations. Four and a half months later, the teachers experienced little progress and cooperation from the School Board negotiation team.
Local Poet Gale Henderson Grew Up in Cleveland's Lee Harvard Community; Was Not Fond of Poetry As A Child
Poet Gale HendersonCourtesy of The Brown Report Newspaper (Photo) Cleveland, OH. - Is poetry lyrical, epic or rhythmic? Is poetry a broad skill or a learned talent? Whatever poetry may or may not be, it's a respected art - literature that can inspire, stimulate the minds and motivate people to get up and do something. According to literary terms.net, poetry is a type of literature based on the interplay of words and rhythm. It often employs rhymesand meters. In poetry, words flow together to form sounds, images, and ideas that might be too complex or abstract to describe directly. Poetry is a skill few people have mastered, and many artists earn to develop.
Women Commission for Education and Training Receives Recognition from United States Congresswoman Shontel M. Brown
Cuyahoga, OH. - The Women Commission for Education and Training (501(c)3) and the sister organization, the Black Women Commission of Cuyahoga County, recently received recognition from the United States Congresswoman Shontel M. Brown of the 11th Congressional District.
Heart Transplant Recipient, Bring Community Leaders Together for Celebrity Carwash and Fashion Show
Cuyahoga County, OH. - Social Media posts about five-year-old Clevelander Mireya pulled the heartstrings of the Women Commission for Education and Training (WCET) and the Black Women Commission of Cuyahoga County (BWCCC). Several months ago, Mireya had a heart transplant. Had it not been for organ donations, the 5-year-old girl probably would not be alive today. Linda Kimble of MOTTEP (Minority Organ and Tissue Transplant Educational Program) says, "organ donations are about saving lives. This issue is one of the most silent yet important matters to discuss. We must educate our community about the importance of organ donation and becoming an organ donor. Unfortunately, there are many myths and wrong information throughout our communities", said Kimble.
MOTTEP: Minority Organ & Tissue Transplant Education Program Seeks Organ Donors
Cleveland, OH - "Never count yourself out. Age has nothing to do with being an organ donor. MOTTEP's oldest donor is in their 90's. It's about your health, education, and alleviating misinformation. On average, we secure 1500 donors per year. We had information tables at University Hospitals. Due to COVID, we have struggled a bit. Our numbers are low. Last year recruited approximately 500 donors. We are below our mark; we are actively seeking organ donors," says Linda Kimble, Executive Director of Cleveland's MOTTEP.
Former Mayor Eric J. Brewer Will Challenge Congresswoman Shontel Brown; Both Talk Forum, Issues, and Competitive Edge
Candidates Eric J Brewer and Shontel BrownCourtesy of Eric J. Brewer and Shontel Brown. Cuyahoga County, OH. - Former Mayor of East Cleveland, Eric J. Brewer, is set to challenge Congresswoman Shontel Brown for the 11th Congressional seat. With less than six months to campaign, both candidates are strategizing on how to win the election. Concerned Citizens are asking, "will there be public forums?" Brewer says, "this campaign is about issues affecting our district. I am open to having public discussions with Brown. Forums let voters gauge the intellects and preparedness of candidates in real-time. They allow voters to interact with candidates, intellectually, with their questions." Brown's camp sent a message stating that Brown wouldn't be opposed to a community-wide forum. It's a matter of schedule aligning and timing. "Forums are a great platform and opportunity to exchange ideas," says Congresswoman Brown.
Mother of murdered 9-Year-Old Wants to Hold Parents and Elected Officials Accountable
Marshawnette Daniels and her daughter SaniyahCourtesy of Marshawnette Daniels. Cleveland, OH. - Marshawnette Daniels, the mother of Saniyah Nicholson, is tired of being quiet. Daniels wants to hold parents and elected officials accountable for the behavior of juveniles up to the age of 21. "These kids are out of control, and the parents must be responsible for their children. Judges should also be held accountable. They are making decisions to give third and fourth chances to be who have already proved to be a menace to society", says Daniels.
Black Women Organizations Unite to Request 11 Eastside Expectations List for Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb Social Analysis
Mayor-Elect Justin Bibb Campaign BannerThe Brown Report Newspaper (Photo) Cleveland, OH. As we enter into a new era of Cleveland politics, the President of the Shaker Lee Block Club, the Women Commission for Education and Training, and the Black Women Commission of Cuyahoga County have created a list of goals for Mayor Justin Bibb, City of Cleveland. Bibb was elected Mayor during the 2021 election. Bibb will be sworn into office Monday, January 3, 2022. During his campaign, Bibb touted, "Now is the time for bold, new, dynamic, visionary leadership and not the failed politics and policies of the past." As Bibb assisted with Urbanova, he should consider turning all eastside neighborhoods into "smart" communities. The Black Women Commission of Cuyahoga County echoed, "Smart communities will also use data and common sense reasonability to develop strategies that will enhance the quality of life for all residents, business owners, and stakeholders. When politicians and power brokers are transparent and open, they will invest in distressed neighborhoods without hidden agendas and fears. In return, constituents will become empowered, and they will become willing participants to aid in the transformation to improve their living conditions."