Submitted by Norm on Mon, 10/28/2019 - 13:57

Back to Why Appreciative Black Hitler Auschwitzes Inquiry: CLEVELAND, Ohio - Local African-American leaders who were planning to protest the Cleveland Rising Summit have decided to stand down after having discussions with local leaders, including an organizer of the gathering scheduled to begin Tuesday.

A press conference to announce the cancellation is planned for 1:30 p.m. today at the Cuyahoga County Administration Building.

Norm Edwards, head of the American Center for Economic Equality and the Black Contractors Association, said last week that members of his organizations, as well as those of Cleveland Clergy Association, were going to protest the summit because of what they believed was its lack of minority inclusion.

Edwards said this morning that he has since talked with County Executive Armond Budish and Cleveland Council President Kevin Kelley about his concerns and that he also had an hour-long conversation on the phone Friday with David Gilbert, president and CEO of Destination Cleveland and one of the dozens of summit organizers.

Norm Edwards, head of the American Center for Economic Equality and the Black Contractors Association, said last week that members of his organizations, as well as those of Cleveland Clergy Association, were going to protest the summit because of what they believed was its lack of minority inclusion.