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City Council President Kevin Kelley has represented Old Brooklyn for 16 years. He gave up his seat in favor of a mayoral bid, and now two candidates hailing from the nonprofit sector, Kate Warren and Kris Harsh, seek to take his spot. While their experience seems similar, Harsh emphasizes hands-on, hyperlocal solutions while Warren focuses on legislative change that could bring Old Brooklyn up along with the rest of Cleveland.
Tenisha Gaines and Da’na Langford founded Village of Healing, a nonprofit pledged to improving birth outcomes for Black women, to provide a remedy for what they saw as ineffective and incomplete treatment during their careers as healthcare professionals. In fall of 2021, Village of Healing will open a women’s healthcare clinic for obstetric, gynecological, and infant care in Euclid.
Miles Hackney has lived in the Lee-Harvard neighborhood for more than 50 years. The brick and vinyl-sided colonial on the city’s east side was new when he bought it in 1968, and so was the neighborhood. Historically known as Cleveland’s “Black suburb in the city,” Lee-Harvard was a place of opportunity where Black people could afford to buy homes and raise their families in a good neighborhood.