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Mayor Justin Bibb to Pen Introduction for "Who's Who In Black Cleveland" Mayor Justin Bibb has been selected to write the introduction for this year's edition of Who's Who In Black Cleveland. The annual publication, which celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of African American leaders in the Cleveland area, is known for its dedication to highlighting the city's vibrant and influential Black community. Since taking office, Mayor Bibb has been a transformative figure in Cleveland, bringing fresh energy and innovative ideas to the city's leadership. His focus on social

The Heights Movement Continues Advocacy Efforts to Relocate Cincinnati Police Department Gun Range from Lincoln Heights Carlton R. Collins, an esteemed historian, entrepreneur, activist, and co-founder of The Heights Movement, is leading the charge for change in Lincoln Heights, Ohio. As the first Black-incorporated city in America and the oldest Black-operated municipality north of the Mason-Dixon line, Lincoln Heights boasts a rich history of resilience and community empowerment. The Heights Movement, a 501c3 organization dedicated to economic development, education, and public health in Lincoln Heights, has been at the

Cleveland, OH – Real Times Media is excited to announce Congresswoman Shontel M. Brown as it’s Foreword writer for the 16th edition of Who’s Who In Black Cleveland. Congresswoman Shontel M. Brown is a relentless public servant who is committed to delivering results for the people of Ohio’s Eleventh Congressional District. First elected to the House of Representatives in 2021, where she works to attract jobs that pay fair wages to Northeast Ohio, improve access to affordable, high-quality health care, ensure equity and justice for all Americans, and

Cleveland, OH – Who's Who In Black Cleveland is excited to announce the July 22, 2024 event celebrating Black Excellence. This year the event will be held once again at the InterContinental Hotel. Who's Who In Black Cleveland is also excited to announce the return of Rhonda Crowder, a distinguished leader in journalism, literacy advocacy, and creative services, as its Associate Publisher. Rhonda Crowder, the CEO of Rhonda Crowder & Associates, brings her extensive experience and a profound commitment to community enrichment back to the Who’s Who In

Hailing from a lineage of activists, Mr. Kermitt Waddell, Esq. has carved a remarkable legacy by embodying the philosophy that it Is not about “i ism” or “me ism,” but about “we-ism” and “us-ism.”  His unwavering commitment to community-driven progress and inclusivity has left an indelible mark on his hometown of Charlotte. As a proud graduate of Second Ward High School, where his own uncle held the esteemed position of being the final principal, and a graduate of North Carolina Central Law School, Waddell’s path has been

With more than 20 years’ experience in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion, Ms. Kathryn M. Hall is the Corporate Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for JACK Entertainment. Affectionately known as “Ms. Fix It,” Hall’s mission is to provide resources to those in need.  “I have the ability to change people’s lives in this role overnight,” she says.  In her role, Hall oversees workplace culture, team member engagement, community outreach, vendor relations, sponsorship requests, and more. “Diversity touches every aspect of our business,” she reflects. “It’s one

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) announced today that its Black Economic Development Fund (BEDF) has committed nearly half its capital, having closed on $122 million in investments for Black-owned banks and businesses throughout the country. The $250 million fund includes investments from Netflix, Paypal, Square, HubSpot, Aflac, Costco, Dicks Sporting Goods, ThermoFisher Scientific, Wayfair, McKinsey & Company, and Dupont. It aligns with LISC's larger Project 10X strategy to break down systemic racial barriers, including $1 billion in investments that support small businesses, community nonprofits, mission-driven lenders, anchor institutions and innovative urban and rural initiatives. "Over the last two years,