Louis Stokes
American politician
Louis Stokes
Louis Stokes is a Democratic politician from Ohio. He served in the United States House of Representatives.
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Tri-C to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Carl Stokes Becoming Cleveland's Mayor
NPR - 3 months
Next year marks the 50th anniversary of Carl Stokes becoming the first black mayor of a major U.S. city. Throughout 2017, Cuyahoga Community College will commemorate his election with a series of events focusing on the historical significance and on how it can be applied to current social challenges. The events will include theatrical performances, museum exhibits and academic conferences. Lauren Onkey heads the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center at Tri-C, one of the commemoration’s sponsors. She says the events, which will include tributes to Carl’s brother, Congressman Louis Stokes, are aimed at sparking new leadership. “Carl and Louis Stokes are on buildings and roads all across our community. But (this is) to make that much more real, especially in our students lives, but across the community, and get people to reflect on their roles as leaders.” The full calendar of events will be released in January. More than 60 community organizations are helping put the
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Meet the Challengers in Some of Ohio's Least Competitive Congressional Districts
NPR - 4 months
Ohio has 16 Congressional districts, 12 held by Republicans and four by Democrats. None of them are considered competitive. Here are the challengers for those two seats and the motivations for their long-shot bids. The 11th District is Democrat country. It covers the east side and eastern suburbs of Cleveland, and a sliver of land south to Akron. Incumbent Marcia Fudge won the seat in 2008, and for 40 years before that it was held by Democrats Louis Stokes and Stephanie Tubbs-Jones. But Republican Beverly Goldstein is giving it a shot. At a meeting of Democrats in East Cleveland, Goldstein made her quick pitch to residents of a city staring down bankruptcy and annexation by the City of Cleveland. A newcomer, looking to pick up disillusioned voters, could find them here. “So I realize that not many white people are in the room today and I realize it’s a great thing when you can elect someone of your own religion, your own group to represent you.” Goldstein is 68 and intense. She doesn’t
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The Hero Who Challenged Stop-And-Frisk Is Everything Donald Trump Is Not
Huffington Post - 5 months
It’s a historical irony that Louis Stokes’s autobiography is being published now, just as Donald Trump has become the most prominent politician in recent memory to champion aggressive stop-and-frisk policing. Stokes is the national treasure who first challenged stop-and-frisk before the Supreme Court. His law career was followed by three decades in Congress as Ohio’s first black representative. He died last year at age 90, only days after finishing work on his memoir. “How interesting it is that a case my father argued decades ago has so much relevance today,” said his daughter, Lori Stokes, an anchor for New York’s ABC7 and the first black broadcaster to appear on MSNBC. “I wish he was here to address it. I wish he was here to help Mr. Trump understand that case.” The contrasts between Trump and Stokes are fascinating and worth exploring, emblematic as they are of the discussions about race, poverty and privilege that have surfaced in this year’s presidential campaign. ...
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Being Black and Fitting in at College
Huffington Post - about 1 year
On almost any campus where I have been I have had some student -- or many -- talk about how they did not feel they belonged where they had landed. Generally race or class or first generation status was at the core of their feelings of being fraudulent misfits or "admission mistakes." Actually nearly every freshman feels like an admissions mistake in the early days of college life. Having edited my high school yearbook among other activities I thought I was pretty cool until I got to college and found EVERYBODY in my class seemed to have been a yearbook editor. I thought it was maybe a requirement. I was also one of the very few Black students in my class even though it was the largest number of us ever admitted to our school in 1964. (Yes, I am that old....) On the other hand whereas my other Black sisters (it was a women's college) generally did not come from families with high levels of education my family was definitely upper-middle class and I was a third generation college student. ...
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How Your "Peeps" Can Get You Through College
Huffington Post - over 3 years
For some crazy reason I always love it when the Today Show's Al Roker stands on his platform and shouts to the crowd. "My people, my people!" There is something we all crave that is tribal about belonging. It has been cited as essential by psychologists like Eric Erikson for decades. It is a need that is credited for behaviors as diverse as gang violence to crowd sourcing via Kickstarter. It certainly shows up in sporting events in sometimes distressing and bizarre ways. Why then is it that this basic human need seems to vanish for many students when they hit college. Belonging is what can make college work. It is common knowledge that every freshman thinks every other freshman knows what is going on and has it all sewed up. In reality few do. But those who have a tribe early on have a better chance of navigating new waters than those who are going it alone. Sometimes the tribe may be students from the same high school or town. Sports teams can create tribes. But finding some commun ...
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Former Mayor Dinkins Honored Here
Bronx News - about 4 years
By Michael Horowitz BRONX, NEW YORK, February 20- David Dinkins, the city's only black mayor, was center stage at the borough's Black History Month celebration, which Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., held in Co-op City's Dreiser Loop Community Center auditorium. Dinkins, the guest of honor at the celebration that an estimated 200 Bronxites attended, stressed that the African-American trailblazers who came before him, most notably the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Manhattan Borough President Percy Sutton, set the stage for his election as the city's first and only black mayor in 1989. The former mayor stressed that he would not have been elected as the city's mayor if it had not been for the increased voter registration of blacks that was spurred by Rev. Jackson's presidential candidacy and the ground work that former Borough President Sutton laid during his tenure in office. Fittingly, Lori Stokes, the anchor for ABC-TV Eyewitness News, the daughter of former Rep. Louis Stokes, and the ...
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John M. Eger: Only Radical Thinking Will Make University Education Affordable
Huffington Post - about 4 years
This week, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education, Steven G. Poskanzer and David R. Anderson, the presidents of Carleton College and St. Olaf College talked "about how these two colleges could work together more closely in areas like the library, the colleges' technology infrastructure, human resources and payroll, and, ultimately, their academic programs." And they did it. There was criticism that they could've done more... and it's still early. But while this collaboration occurred between smaller universities, isn't there an opportunity for all universities? The motto of the modern day corporation, as Robert Logan and Louis Stokes wrote ten years ago was "Collaborate to Compete." The basic idea is to determine your core competencies or strengths and leverage them while finding ways to cooperate with others -- to provide things that must be done but in which your organization has no special talent. The purpose is to make your organization more competitive ...
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Robert Sun: The Keystone Habit That Will Reignite American Education
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Charles Duhigg's book The Power of Habit has spurred discussion in many quarters about one of the book's central observations -- that personal, organizational and societal change can be brought about by altering "keystone habits." A keystone habit is one that, once changed, ripples through a system changing unproductive habits and driving new and/or improved habits in related areas. As Duhigg notes in one prominent example, when Paul O'Neill was hired as the CEO of Alcoa in 1987 he quickly announced he would focus on worker safety as his number one priority. Investors and Wall Street analysts were shocked; the company was struggling and needed a plan that would reinvigorate its product quality as well as its balance sheet. Why was this new corporate leader obsessing about safety? But just one year after adopting O'Neill's new strategy, Alcoa's profits hit a record high. Upon his retirement in 2000, through years of preaching worker safety with a singleness of purpose tha ...
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Louis Stokes, Mort November among 6 honored as great fathers
Cleveland.com - over 4 years
"It's well worth honoring these (six) fathers of merit," said Judy Peters, past CEO of the West Side Ecumenical Ministry. "We need fathers like these in every community."
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Brecksville Income Taxes Holding Steady but Feeling Loss of VA
Brecksville Patch - over 4 years
More devastating to the city than the recession has been the closure of the Veterans Affairs Brecksville Campus. “Probably the biggest hit to us in the last several years has not been associated with the economic downturn but with the federal government decision, that is, to close the VA hospital,” said Frank LaRose, economic development director and state senator. “That’s been a difficult thing for Brecksville economically, but probably most pronounced was the impact it’s had on city revenue as far as tax receipts.” The Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center was the biggest employer in town. “We’ve just budgeted accordingly knowing that they were going to close, and we were losing that revenue source,” director of finance Virginia Price said. Departments have gradually been moved the the Cleveland and Parma locations. A few support staff employees are still there while all the storage and equipment are removed, and Mayor Jerry Hruby expects the facility to close so ...
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My Town: Veterans Symposium Showcases Art of Healing
Fox 8 Cleveland - almost 5 years
CLEVELAND – A symposium designed to help veterans of the United State military will be held on May 4th. The Cuyahoga Community College Veterans Initiative will be hosting The Art(s) of Healing Symposium and Exhibition  from noon until 4:00 p.m. at The Louis Stokes VAMC Learning Exchange at 10701 East Boulevard. The event is being conducted in partnership with The Louis Stokes Veterans’ Medical Center and The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation. It will feature art and music therapy workshops, panel discussions with veteran patients using these therapies as transition tools, and an art display and preview of the May 5 Veterans Creative Arts Exhibition. A free lunch will be served to those in attendance. Registration is required. Those wanting to attend can call 216-791-3800, extension 6830, to sign up.
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Former Congressman Louis Stokes in favor of Mayor Frank Jackson's idea for Cleveland schools
Cleveland.com - almost 5 years
While Stokes declines to pick sides in the debate between Jackson and the Cleveland Teachers Union over parts of the mayor's plan, he praises Jackson's goal of having more students in quality schools and his courage for pressing the issue.
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Lawyer Louis Stokes became Ohio's first black congressman: Black History Month
Cleveland - about 5 years
As part of Black History Month, we honor <a class="fplink fp-177425" href="/louis+stokes+1">Louis Stokes</a>, Ohio's first black congressman.
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Scholarship program points minority students to science careers - Red and Black
Google News - over 5 years
Shanise Walker, a senior mathematics major from Columbus, attributes her success in college to the Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program, which recently secured a five-year, $4.9 million
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Most of Cleveland schools' surprises on state report care are of the ... - Plain Dealer
Google News - over 5 years
Two of the schools the district is working hardest to turn around posted disappointing results: East Technical High School remained in academic emergency, the state&#39;s bottom rung, while Carl and Louis Stokes Central Academy dropped to academic
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Family, friends, Czech officials honor memory of anti-communist fighter Radek ... - Plain Dealer (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
13 at the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center in Cleveland of leukemia.&#39; Masin is remembered, along with his younger brother, Joseph, for his part in the resistance to communism in 1948 in the former Czechoslovakia. Controversial Czech figure Masin dies at
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Louis Stokes
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    On July 20, 2015, it was reported that Stokes had both brain cancer and lung cancer.
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  • 2012
    Stokes retired in 2012 as Senior Counsel in the law firm of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, with offices in Cleveland and Washington.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1992
    In 1992, Stokes ran for president as an Ohio favorite son, winning the delegates from his home district in Ohio, and then, in a minor Democratic convention drama, refused to release the delegate's votes until the Clinton campaign formally asked for them.
    More Details Hide Details Following his time in Congress, Stokes became a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. He actively served in this role until the time of his death. Stokes' daughter, Angela, serves as a Cleveland Municipal Court judge while another, Lori, is a journalist with WABC-TV New York. His son, Chuck, is also a journalist with WXYZ-TV in Detroit. Stokes' brother, Carl B. Stokes, was the first African American mayor of a large American city. Stokes was a Prince Hall Freemason, and a member of the Cleveland Alumni chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1979
    As Chairman of the House Ethics Committee, Stokes oversaw the committee's investigation of a corruption scandal known as ABSCAM in 1979–80, which eventually led to convictions of one senator and six House members.
    More Details Hide Details Recalling Stokes, U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach said: "We were in the midst of a huge... corruption scandal, and public service was taking a public beating. But Lou Stokes was a there as a shining beacon of integrity, of excellence and most important of all for us, of justice."
  • OTHER
  • 1968
    Later in 1968, he was elected to the House, representing the 21st District of Ohio on Cleveland's East Side.
    More Details Hide Details He shifted to the newly created 11th District, covering much of the same area following a 1992 redistricting. Stokes served 30 years in total, retiring in 1999. Stokes' tenure in the House of Representatives included service on the House Appropriations Committee, where he was influential in bringing revenue to Cleveland. He was particularly interested in veterans' issues and secured funds for health-care facilities for veterans in Cleveland. In the 1970s, Stokes served as Chairman of the House Select Committee on Assassinations, charged with investigating the murders of President John F. Kennedy and civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.. He served on the House committee that investigated the Iran-Contra Affair.
    He argued the "stop and frisk" case of Terry v. Ohio before the United States Supreme Court in 1968.
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  • 1953
    Stokes began practicing law in Cleveland in 1953.
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  • 1943
    Born in Cleveland, Stokes and his brother Carl B. Stokes lived in one of the first federally funded housing projects, the Outhwaite Homes. Louis attended Central High School. Stokes served in the U.S. Army from 1943-46.
    More Details Hide Details After attending Western Reserve University and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law on the G.I. Bill,
  • 1925
    Born on February 23, 1925.
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