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BREAKING NEWS: Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones Has Died

  In even more sad news today, Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones of Ohio passed away just minutes ago in an East Cleveland hospital.  She suffered a brain aneurysm while driving yesterday and was admitted to the hospital for care.  And just shortly ago, brain hemorrhaging caused her death.  While reports earlier today incorrectly reported she had died, it is now official as it has been reported by the hospital and her family.  According to the official statement from the East Cleveland hospital and Tubbs family: Tubbs Jones, 58, died at 6:12 p.m. after suffering a brain hemorrhage that caused an aneurysm that burst and left her with limited brain function, spokeswoman Eileen Sheil said "Throughout the course of the day and into this evening, Congresswoman Tubbs Jones' medical condition declined," Sheil said in a statement from the clinic and Tubbs Jones' family. She was a widow and leaves behind one son.  Congresswoman Tubbs Jones was the first black woman to ever represent the state of Ohio in Congress, she held super-delegate status at the Democratic National Convention.   Tubbs Jones, 58, served as a Cuyahoga County judge and prosecutor before becoming a U/S/ Representative. She has served five terms in Congress and was expected to easily win her sixth in November.  She was also an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and was one of the greatest leaders in our political system.  She was also one of my personal inspirations as a leader and as my Soror.  Definitely sad news for everyone.  R.I.P. Ms. Jones.
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Very sad new. My prayers and

Very sad new. My prayers and condolences to the family. r.i.p Soror Jones
cb's picture

R.I.P. MY SOROR!

R.I.P. MY SOROR!
Deu2ces's picture

Rest in peace Soror

Rest in peace Soror
Alana's picture

R.I.P. my soror....

R.I.P. my soror....
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My condolences and prayers

My condolences and prayers goes out to the Jones family. It's funny that I only heard of her death on this website. No mainstream media news outlet reported her being sick, in the hospital, nothing. This woman did a lot of good for the city of Cleveland and you didn't hear shit about her passing, but let one of us fuck-up and do something stupid, you'll surely have your face all over the place. I'm really sick of this ish.
Johnny Neptune's picture

First, Bernie, Isaac, now

First, Bernie, Isaac, now Stephanie. We're losing too many y'all. Keep ya Head up, families of all these people.
candice's picture

I am a native of Cleveland

I am a native of Cleveland and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She truly worked hard for our city and the state of Ohio and now God has called her home to rest. Rest in peace Soror...
Cleveland Cutie's picture

The Honorable Stephanie

The Honorable Stephanie Tubbs-Jones will be missed on the Hill. She will not be forgotten, and I will make sure that young Black women and men know that you can be a strong Black leader like Ms. Tubbs-Jones and all her fearlessness. She was the first black woman to serve on the Powerful Ways and Means Committee, as well as to Chair the Ethics Committee. Also, the first Black woman elected to represent the 11th district in Ohio.
BME's picture

@ DEE please get a clue.

@ DEE please get a clue. she is dead. google it.
nat's picture

Please correct this. She is

Please correct this. She is not dead
DEE's picture

What a trailblazer! R.I.P

What a trailblazer! R.I.P Soror.
Chocolate Royale's picture

Thanks Natasha for posting

Thanks Natasha for posting this and giving such acknowledgment and respect to someone who in many ways was the heart of this city. I'm from Cleveland and did not expect to log on and see this posting. R.I.P, I'll continue to pray for her family, I couldn't even begin to imagine their pain.....
Kitty's picture

[quote comment="180156"]May

[quote comment="180156"]May she RIP. It really sucks that I only remember her as the first black woman that publicly went against a potential first Black President..... Nevertheless....RIP[/quote] If you know anything about her, you know she's been a heavy supporter of the Clintons for years. This was no surprise to most. That's what I loved about her. She didn't do what was socially acceptable, she did and said what she believed. She is Fortitude at it's best.
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okay why did that just bring

okay why did that just bring tears to my eyes when you said she was your Soror...just makes it so 'personal':(
golden girl's picture

RIP

RIP
Lovely One's picture

Rest in Peace Soror Jones!

Rest in Peace Soror Jones!
Typhani's picture

[quote

[quote comment="179814"]Stephanie Tubbs-Jones, you will be missed by the whole city of Cleveland and everyone you touched. My heart goes out to your family members. Not only did the city of Cleveland lose someone great, but our country because you broke so many boundaries for African-Americans. Rest in peace Soror![/quote] I went to undergrad in Ohio and knew her name before I even became a Delta. She was such an inspiring woman b/c she made things happen and wasn't afraid to say what was on her mind. She will be truly missed.
shabon84's picture

May she RIP. It really sucks

May she RIP. It really sucks that I only remember her as the first black woman that publicly went against a potential first Black President..... Nevertheless....RIP
Obama 08's picture

It's a sad day. I was just

It's a sad day. I was just surfing on line to see her update and then I come and see she has passed. How said. I have the opportunity to met her and had done several things with her office while working in congressional affairs and she truly was a wonderful and nice person. She one of those people you are drawn too and her spirit was truly beautiful. Nothing fake about her, just real. RIP - you will definitely be missed!
DCBRAT's picture

I am so confused right now..i

I am so confused right now..i dont see any news about her death on any other website..not fox news, not msnbc, not anything?? There have been conflicting reports here lately but if this is true may she rest in peace. Any life lost is a tragedy. I am still waiting on somebody else to report this? I dont understand..we cant get the respect we deserve..even in death.
T's picture

R.I.P Soror...Just seen her

R.I.P Soror...Just seen her speak at Convention :-(
Manny's picture

wow, lord rest her soul. that

wow, lord rest her soul. that may explain why she acted a damn fool for hilary during the primary...
nat's picture

R.I.P. Soror!

R.I.P. Soror!
Truth Hurts's picture

Rest In Peace. I pray that

Rest In Peace. I pray that GOD conforts her family and friends.
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I just wanted to say that i

I just wanted to say that i have never posted anything on any website but this is one of Mrs.Jones was one of my friends mother and this loss is very close. Please keep her family and her son Mervyn in your prayers.....
ms young's picture

Sorry for the extra post!

Sorry for the extra post!
MsDST28's picture

Ms. Tubbs Jones was a

Ms. Tubbs Jones was a phenomenal woman and Soror! Her family is in my prayers!
MsDST28's picture

Ms. Tubbs Jones was a

Ms. Tubbs Jones was a phenomenal woman and Soror! Her family is in my prayers!
MsDST28's picture

[quote comment="179846"]Just

[quote comment="179846"]Just too many wonderful black people dying around the same time. Very sad. May she R.I.P.[/quote] I feel the same way. This is just too much.
SJLmom's picture

Wow this is unfortunate. Life

Wow this is unfortunate. Life is too short. So many of our people are dying. RIP Ms. Jones
Chelly's Two Cents's picture

WOW this is so unfortunate

WOW this is so unfortunate Condolences to her family May she Rest In Peace
SJLmom's picture

Very sad, Rest in Peace

Very sad, Rest in Peace Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones.
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Rest in Peace, Ms Jones. My

Rest in Peace, Ms Jones. My sympathies and prayers go out to your family.
Sweetp7's picture

May she rest in peace. This

May she rest in peace. This is an incredible loss for our community.
Christin's picture

[quote

[quote comment="179909"]R.I.P ------------------------------------------------ www.yabaz.com, the NUMBER 1 gossip directory[/quote] What a douche bag. You should be paying your respects.
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and what's worst, she's not

and what's worst, she's not even getting the media attention she deserves. as of 7:00 on thursday morning ybf remains the only major black gossip website giving her front page attention <~~~~ is heart broken
cat4everrr's picture

sad news.

sad news.
lalita's picture

[quote

[quote comment="179909"]R.I.P ------------------------------------------------ www.yabaz.com, the NUMBER 1 gossip directory[/quote] Stop that idiocy. How can you take this forum for paying respects to a well-respected leader as your means to market that wack-ass site of yours???? What if someone erected a tacky, neon billboard ON TOP of your grave????? Idiot. ------------------------
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R.I.P -----------------------

R.I.P ------------------------------------------------ www.yabaz.com, the NUMBER 1 gossip directory
yabaz's picture

My fellow Hillary Clinton

My fellow Hillary Clinton supporter Ms. Tubbs Jones will greatly be missed. Her work for under represented people; whether it be black people, poor people or women will stand. Her fight which is OUR fight must go on.
MrStyle's picture

So sorry to hear that about

So sorry to hear that about my fellow Ohioan. She was a great woman and my heart goes out to her family.
LiyahPearl's picture

RIP Mrs Jones. She was my

RIP Mrs Jones. She was my inspiration as a political leader as well.
Missjimi's picture

WOW! SO SAD R.I.P.

WOW! SO SAD R.I.P.
YEAH I SAID IT AND WHAT!'s picture

RIP..this is schocking and

RIP..this is schocking and sad news. I was just watching her on tvone's airing of"the state of the black union"I was unfamiliar with her until I saw her on this special
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I just met Soror Tubs Jones

I just met Soror Tubs Jones this past March at Delta Days at the Nation's Captial. She was an AMAZING woman and we have lost a truly great leader.
Candice Marie's picture

I still live in Cleveland and

I still live in Cleveland and her passing is a tremendous shock to us all. I will continue to pray for her family during their time of bereavement. She dedicated her life to serving others in her community and her presence will surely be missed. May God's grace and love comfort those mourning.
Sini's picture

I am going to miss Soror

I am going to miss Soror Tubbs energetic , colorful, determined, and powerful political commentaries. May God Bless your family and friends during this difficult time. Rest in peace Soror. DST
stew's picture

R.I.P.

R.I.P.
Stfu Already's picture

Dang thats two already this

Dang thats two already this session...(Julia Carson). I had the honor of meeting her and she was an amazing woman!! Always a trip to see her on the floor, what a presence!! May she rest in perfect peace!!
Sarah's picture

GET RIGHT CHURCH AND LETS GO

GET RIGHT CHURCH AND LETS GO HOME
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