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    THE 9:30 AM AND 12:30 PM 30 MINUTE SPEAKING SLOTS FOR THE IMPERIAL WOMEN COALITION ON THE CITY OF CLEVELAND'S OFFICIAL PROTEST STAGE ON MONDAY, JULY 18, THE OPENING DAY OF THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION IN CLEVELAND, ARE FOR 30 MINUTES ONLY SO THOSE PARTICIPATING SHOULD COME ON TIME AND AT LEAST A HALF HOUR EARLY

  • View the full list of RNC protesters that received permits from the city of Cleveland here....The largely Black Imperial Women Coalition will start off the Public Square speaking forum at 9:30 am on July 18, the opening day of the RNC

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    By Editor-in-Chief Kathy Wray Coleman, a-23-year journalist who trained at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio for 17 years, and who interviewed now President Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS. Coleman is the most read reporter on Google Plus with some 2.9 million readers


    CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM- CLEVELAND, Ohio- The City of Cleveland has publicized the names and organizations of protesters that have been given permits regarding the four-day Republican National Convention that begins in Cleveland, Ohio on Monday, July 18. (READ THE FULL LIST BELOW)


    Not all applicants received permits, which were issued in accordance with a city ordinance adopted by Cleveland City Council, and the deadline has passed to apply.

     

    Thousands of demonstrators are expected to participate in some shape or form, some via a speaking platform on Public Square, others at city-designated park facilities, also in downtown Cleveland, and most relative to the city's official parade route.

     

    Some but not all of the protesters are supporters of either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, the presumptive nominees for the Democratic Party and Republican Party respectively.

     

    What is clear is that the protesters want to be heard on issues of public concern, or otherwise.

     

    Permits have been finalized for parade routes, two downtown parks  (Perk Plaza and Willard Park) and the official speaking platform on Public Square for the four day convention, the latter as to 30 minute speaking slots, with the largely Black and Cleveland based Imperial Women Coalition, led by activist Kathy Coleman, speaking first on Public Square, followed by a host of others. (Editor's note: The Imperial Women Coalition was founded around the murders of 11 Black women in Cleveland by serial killer and death row inmate Anthony Sowell, and will also speak at 12:30 pm on Public Square on July 18. The group has over 15 speakers for the two time slots, including Anita Rios, president of the Ohio Chapter National Organization of Women, Cleveland Ward 6 Councilwoman Mamie Mitchell, and activists from the organizations of the Imperial Women Coalition, the United Pastors in Mission, Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor, Sister to Sister, the Carl Stokes Brigade, Naral Pro-Choice Ohio, Black on Black Crime Inc., and the Million Women March Cleveland)

     

    Below is the list of protesters or activists for the Public Square speaking forum, the parade route and the two downtown parks that have received permits from the city.

     

    RNC Public Square Speaker's Platform-July 18-21-downtown Cleveland,Ohio

     

    Monday

    (Note: The organization and its leaders are shown below as well as individual speakers that will speak in isolation)

    Kathy Coleman, Imperial Women Coalition, 9:30-10 a.m. (Approximately 10 speakers at two minutes each))

    Scott Hurley, 10:15-10:45 a.m.

    Al Porter, Black On Black Crime Inc, 11-11:30 p.m.

    Rose Hamid, 11:45-12:15 p.m.

    Kathy Coleman, Imperial Women Coalition, 12:30-1 p.m. (Approximate six speakers)

    Lavitta Murray, Million Women March Cleveland/Carl Stokes Brigade, 1:15-1:45 p.m.

    Conner O'Malley, 2-2:30 p.m.

    Kathy Berta, Lady Parts Justice, 3:30-4 p.m.

    Jeff Rusnak, Patriotic Millionaires, 4:15-4:45 p.m.

    Bryan Hambley, Stand Together Against Trump March, 5-5:30 p.m.

    Jeff Rusnak, Bring Ohio Back, 5:45-6:15 p.m.

    Tuesday

    Kathy Berta, Lady Parts Justice, 9:30-10 a.m.

    Khalid Samad, Peace In The Hood, 10:15-10:45 a.m.

    Jeff Rusnak, Patriotic Millionaires, 11-11:30 a.m.

    Jeff Rusnak, Bring Ohio Back, 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

    Valerie Robinson, 12:30-1 p.m.

    Al Porter, Black On Black, 1:15-1:45 p.m.

    Spencer Snygg, Silent Monkeys, 2-2:30 p.m.

    Rosie Palfy, The Forgotten Veterans, 2:45-3:15 p.m.

    Donna Woods, 3:30-4 p.m.

    Don Bryant, Greater Cleveland Immigration Network, 4:15-4:45 p.m.

    Shirley Phelps-Roper, Westboro Baptist Church, 5-5:30 p.m.

    Gavin Jenkins, 5:45-6:15 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Noah Block-Harley, Quiet American Review, 9:30-10 a.m.

    Jeff Rusnak, Patriotic Millionaires, 10:15-10:45 a.m.

    Toni Rozshaegyi, Code Pink Women For Peace, 11-11:30 a.m.

    Don Bryant, Cleveland Peace Action, 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

    Rev. Pamela Pinkney-Butts, Pinkney Butts USA 2016, 12:30-1 p.m.

    Kathy Berta, Lady Parts Justice, 1:15-1:45 p.m.

    Jeff Rusnak, Bring Ohio Back, 2-2:30 p.m.

    Rosie Palfy, The Forgotten Veterans, 2:45-3:15 p.m.

    Spencer Snygg, Silent Monkeys, 3:30-4 p.m.

    Eric Putzig, Go West To Japan, 4:15-4:45 p.m.

    Greg Coleridge, NE Ohio American Friends Service Committee, 5-5:30 p.m.

    Bryan Hambley, Stand Together Against Trump March, 5:45 p.m.-6:15 p.m.

    Thursday

    Conner O'Malley, 09:30-10 a.m.

    Michael Bozik, 10:15-10:45 a.m.

    Kathy Berta, Lady Parts Justice, 11-11:30 a.m.

    Paul J. Cristallo, 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

    Pierre Nappier, 12:30-1 p.m.

    Jeff Rusnak, Bring Ohio Back, 1:15-1:45 p.m.

    Spencer Snygg, Silent Monkeys, 2-2:30 p.m.

    Jose Loayza, Illegals For Trump, 2:45 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

    Greg Coleridge, Ne Ohio Friends Service Committee, 3:30-4 p.m.

    Frances Mentch, Save The South Euclid-Lyndhurst Mansion Library, 4:15-4:45 p.m.

    Jeff Rusnak, Bring Ohio Back, 5-5:30 p.m.

    Justin Longwell, 5:45-6:15 p.m.

     

    RNC Official Parade Route (July 18-21)

    Monday

    Americafirstmovement.com, 2-3 p.m.

    Iraq Veterans Against The War, 3-4 p.m.

    Lenore Kalom, 4-5 p.m.

    Tuesday

    Conner O'Malley, 9-10 a.m.

    Stand Together Against Trump March, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

    Thursday

    Great Lakes Region For Johnson Weld, 10-11 a.m.

    Lenore Kalom, 12-1 p.m.

    Stand Together Against Trump, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

    RNC Perk Plaza Park Forum (July 18-21)

    Monday

    Thomas Moran

    Food Not Bombs

    Revolution Books

    The One Campaign

    Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber Foundation

    Silent Monkeys

    Tuesday

    Thomas Moran

    Food Not Bombs

    Revolution Books

    The One Campaign

    Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber Foundation

    Silent Monkeys

    Making Change at Walmart

    Wednesday

    Westboro Baptist Church

    Food Not Bombs

    Revolution Books

    The One Campaign

    Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber Foundation

    Andy Priest, Succession Amendment

    Silent Monkeys

    DML Film

    Making Change at Walmart

    Thursday

    Revolution Books

    Youngstown Regional Chamber

    Silent Monkeys

    DML Film

    Making Change at Walmart

    RNC Willard Park Forum (July18-21)

    Monday

    Gaye Lub

    LWV Greater Cleveland

    Food Not Bombs of Lake County and East Side Cleveland

    Cleveland Baptist Church

    Andrew Purchin

    Revolution Books

    The One Campaign

    Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber Foundation

    DML Film

    Silent Monkeys

    Tuesday

    Food Not Bombs of Lake County and East Side Cleveland

    Cleveland Baptist Church

    Andrew Purchin

    Gaye Lub

    LWV Greater Cleveland

    Revolution Books

    Silent Monkeys

    Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber Foundation

    DML Film

    Making Change at Walmart

    Wednesday

    Food Not Bombs of Lake County and East Side Cleveland

    Cleveland Baptist Church

    Gaye Lub

    Revolution Books

    LWV Greater Cleveland

    Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber Foundation

    Andrew Purchin

    Silent Monkeys

    DML Film

    Making Change at Walmart

    Thursday

    Food Not Bombs of Lake County and East Side Cleveland

    Cleveland Baptist Church

    Gaye Lub

    Revolution Books

    LWV Greater Cleveland

    Andrew Purchin

    Silent Monkeys

    DML Film

    Making Change at Walmart

    People Fight Back Center

    March Against Racism

    Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber Foundation

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    Last Updated on Saturday, 16 July 2016 07:02

    Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton as polls show zero percent forTrump from Blacks in Ohio where both are tied, and activists and the Ohio Chapter NOW, led by the Imperial Women Coalition, prepare to protest at the RNC in Cleveland

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    Pictured are Democratic presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders who, on Tuesday, endorsed Clinton for president of the United States of America(www.clevelandurbannews.com) / (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com). Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

     

    By Editor-in-Chief Kathy Wray Coleman, a-23-year journalist who trained at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio for 17 years, and who interviewed now President Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS

     

    CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire- Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, his rival for the Democratic nomination for president and the presumptive nominee, a long awaited endorsement that heightens her chances of becoming president in a race against Donald Trump, the presumptive nominee for the Republican Party.

    "She will be the Democratic nominee for president and I intend to do everything I can to make certain she will be the next president of the United States," said Sanders at a rally Tuesday in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and with Clinton by his side.

    Sanders said that he could think of no better person for president and both he and Clinton said that they are driven by a desire to defeat Trump, who trails Clinton by 15 percentage points in some polls.

    "We are joining forces to defeat Donald Trump," said Clinton.

    Of the 1,283 delegates needed to clinch the nomination Clinton has 2,205 pledged delegates and 602 superdelegates, and Sanders has 1,646 pledged delegates and 48 superdelegates.

    The endorsement comes at an opportune time and as the Democratic National Convention begins July, 25 in Philadelphia, the venue where Clinton will officially accept her

    party' s nomination.

    It also comes as the four-day Republican National Convention gets underway in Cleveland, Ohio on July 18. (Editor's note: Activists from around the world will converge on Cleveland for the RNC with the local Cleveland group the Imperial Women Coalition, joined by elected officials, other local activists and the Ohio Chapter National Organization for Women, opening the official RNC protest stage that morning at 9:30 am. Their issues, say organizers, include violence against women, reproductive rights, erroneous police killings, equal pay, health care, education, housing, and the legal system. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE OF THE LIST OF SCHEDULED SPEAKERS AND ISSUES THAT WILL BE ADDRESSED VIA THE IMPERIAL WOMEN COALITION FOR THE SPEAKERS PLATFORM AT THE RNC ON JULY 18 IN CLEVELAND).

    The support from the Vermont U.S. senator and socialist who drew a cadre of grassroots voters and Democratic progressives seeking something different from America's political spectrum is a win-win for Clinton. And it has angered some of Sanders' supporters who are upset with the status quo, and the Clinton's.

    Sanders wooed newcomers, re-enticed some seasoned voters, and is popular among community activists and young Blacks and Whites, and Latinos, among others, with the Latino vote also split.

    Still, Clinton remains the favorite in the Black community with many of them upset that Sanders took his time endorsing her. And in the swing state of Ohio, like elsewhere, Trump remains in trouble with Black voters.

    A NBC/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll released Wednesday, a day after Sanders publicly announced his endorsement of Clinton, shows that Trump with zero percent from Black voters in Ohio, and Clinton has 88 percent, though they are virtually tied in Ohio.

     

    The former U.S. senator representing New York and former first lady has effectively been on a winning course since she announced her candidacy in April of 2015.

    She won the March, 14 Democratic primary in Ohio over Sanders by 13 percentage points, both Clinton and Sanders speaking days before but on separate occasions at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church on the city's largely Black east side.

    But Sanders proved that he could tread into her territory in many instances.


    He  won all but one of the primaries in April, taking seven states, including Hawaii, Washington, Utah and Wyoming, and Clinton winning only in Arizona.


    And he won in places like Michigan, and nearly in Kentucky where Black voters gave Clinton a win by a razor then margin with 46.8 percent of the primary vote to Sanders' 46.3 percent, a difference of roughly 1,900 votes.


    Clinton won Kentucky, which is about nine percent Black, with help from Black voters in Louisville, the state's largest city, and Lexington, its second largest municipality.


    Nonetheless, the math did not look good for Sanders, 74, and whose populace of supporters was largely White in spite of his ability to draw a fraction of the Black vote in primaries across the country, former state senator Nina Turner, a Cleveland Democrat and former democratic candidate for secretary of state,  among members of his inner circle.

    At that time Clinton, 68, was just 78 delegates short of the 2,383 delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination when including both pledged and superdelegates.

    And the former secretary of state kept on winning thereafter, taking a host of other primaries, including California, Puerto Rico, New Mexico, New Jersey, South Dakota, Montana, the Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia, Sanders winning since May in only Montana and North Dakota, and Clinton still soaring among superdelegates.


    The November general election, a political showdown between Clinton and Trump for the White House, is Tuesday, Nov. 8.

    Last Updated on Thursday, 14 July 2016 09:23

    RNC protest news: Elected officials, Ohio Chapter National Organization for Women, activists to join Imperial Women Coalition activist group for a peaceful protest on violence against women and women's rights at Republican National Convention

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    CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, CLEVELAND, Ohio-Greater Cleveland activist women, led by the Imperial Women Coalition (www.imperialwomencoalition.com), have a preliminary agenda for the July 18 9:30 am and 12:30 pm speaking slots on Public Square in downtown Cleveland, the opening day of the four-day Republican Convention (RNC) in Cleveland. (The speaking slots are for 30 minutes each).


    Founded in 2009 relative to the murders of 11 Black women on Imperial Avenue in Cleveland by serial killer and death row inmate Anthony Sowell, the Imperial Women Coalition, a non-violenct grassroots group, has permits under the name of the Imperial Women Coalition from the city for both 9:30 am and 12:30 pm that day and will open up the international forum at 9:30 am.


    According to organizers, the Public Square non-violent agenda for the Imperial Women Coalition, which will include the Ohio Chapter National Organization for Women and various women activist groups of greater Cleveland and elsewhere, is still undergoing preparation. It follows an organizational conference meeting of July 5 of greater Cleveland activist women led by activists Kathy Wray Coleman of the Imperial Women Coalition and Lavitta Murray of the Million Women March Cleveland.


    Per majority agreement of the participating women activist leaders via the July 5 teleconference, the preliminary agenda is as follows:


    -Gather at Public Square in Cleveland at 9 am on July 18 to prepare to march at 9:20 am to the city's official speaking platform, also on Public Square.


    -Proceed with a two-minute prayer at 9:30 am (Minister Gwendolyn Pitts of the Imperial Women Coalition) to pray for women across America who have been raped, murdered, killed in jails or prisons via neglect or malfeasance of law enforcement authorities and subjected to police brutality and legal system abuse without access to legitimate and constitutionally sound redress.


    -Proceed with two minute speeches on violence against women, women's reproductive rights, inhumane incarceration matters, and women's rights in general for the 9:30 am 30 minute Public Square speaking slot. (Speakers include Democratic Cleveland Ward 6 Councilwoman Mamie Mitchell, activist and journalist Kathy Wray Coleman of the Imperial Women Coalition and Cleveland Urban News.Com, Anita Rios of the Ohio Chapter National Organization for Women (Ohio NOW), activist Genevieve Mitchell of the Carl Stokes Brigade, Angelique Malone of the Cleveland East 93rd Street Serial Murders and the Imperial Women Coalition, Joanne Moore of the Imperial Avenue Murders, activist Valerie Robinson of Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor and the Imperial Women Coalition, activist and rape victim Christine Wilson of Sister to Sister, and activist Pierre Nappier of the Imperial Women Coalition.


    -Hand out to the media and others written requests by the activist groups at issue for public policy changes and other measures to address violence against women and women's rights across racial lines with emphasis on inequities facing Black and other minority women.


    -Break for some others to speak in 30 minute intervals, including Cuyahoga County assistant public defender Scott Hurley, Black on Black Crime Inc. and the Black Man's Army of greater Cleveland, and a Muslim woman from North Carolina who is concerned as to Donald Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric. (Editor's note: The Public Square speaking platform is open via all four days of the RNC, July 18-21, via approved permits from the city of Cleveland, a largely Black major American city. Other demonstration venues include city-designated protest routes, specified downtown parks, and independent soap boxes in permitted areas, all part of concessions agreed upon by the city following a successful Ohio ACLU lawsuit last month on a host of first amendment violations).


    -Proceed at 12:30 pm with a prayer for women and two minute speeches on women's rights as to jobs, education, housing, welfare reform, health care, mass incarceration, voting rights, equal pay, the legal system and the demand for a living wage. (Speakers include the Rev Tony Minor, Democratic Ohio state Representative Nickie Antonio (five-ten minutes), activist Marva Patterson of the Carl Stokes Brigade and the Imperial Women Coalition, activist David Patterson of the Carl Stokes Brigade, activist Kathy Wray Coleman of the Imperial Women Coalition and Cleveland Urban News.Com, Dr Stuart Robinson of Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor , and the Rev. Eugene Ward).


    -Hand out to the media and others written requests by the activist groups at issue for public policy changes and other measures to address violence against women and women's rights.


    -Break to support the 1:15 pm speaking slot of the Million Women March Cleveland, which will focus on the Cleveland police killings of Tanisha Anderson, Malissa Williams and others, and legal system issues as to disenfranchised Black women and affiliated racism and sexism.

     

     

    Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 July 2016 23:04

    Five Dallas cops gunned-down at Alton Sterling protest as racial tensions increase nationwide over heightened police killings of Black people....Greater Cleveland community activists, including Alfred Porter, say they are not shocked

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    Pictured is suspected Dallas sniper Micah Johnson

     

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    By Editor-in-Chief Kathy Wray Coleman, a-23-year  journalist who trained at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio for 17 years, and who interviewed now President Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS


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    CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-DALLAS, Texas-Five police officers were shot and killed and seven others wounded while policing an Alton Sterling protest in downtown Dallas, Texas Thursday night, the byproduct in part of heightened racial tensions between police and the Black community in conjunction with increased police killings nationwide of Black people.


    The unprecedented attack on police by suspected sniper Micah Johnson,  25, was orchestrated, and well planned, say police.

     

     

    He is dead too, and was killed by a bomb robot instituted by police.


    Two civilians were also shot, but survived.


    A largely Black major American city of some 1.2 million people, Dallas is all but shutdown, and police are on edge.


    Sterling's death has re-ignited the debate over how far police can go when encountering suspects and otherwise, and is a reminder of how little Black life means now-a-days.  He was killed this week by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana while begging for leniency, followed, also this week, by the shooting death of Philando Castile by a cop in Minnesota.


    Demonstrations were being held across the country Thursday in response to the killings of Sterling and Castile, and police killings of Black men in general, though nothing new, but more visible in recent years due to new technology, including smart phones.


    A host of Blacks have lost their lives via erroneous police killings that have caught the nation's attention, including twelve-year-old Tamir Rice of Cleveland, Michael Brown of Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in Stanton Island.


    Black women are victims too.


    Twenty-eight-year-old Sandra Bland was harassed and arrested by police in Waller County, Texas last year following a traffic stop, her lifeless body found hanging in a jail cell.


    And Tanisha Anderson of Cleveland was slammed to the sidewalk and killed by a cop in 2014 in front of her home on the city's east side, a case still under investigation for possible charges against police.


    Malissa Williams, 30, and Timothy Russell, 43, were shot and killed by Cleveland police in 2012 following a high speed car chase, neither of them wanted and both ceremoniously gunned -down with police slinging 137 bullets, 13 of them, and none of them Black.


    Authorities have not said why the Dallas gunman targeted police at Thursday's mass killing, which occurred as hundreds of demonstrators were marching through the city streets.


    Two of the other culprits , who were allegedly involved in the attacks but did not shoot at police, are now in custody, and another shot himself in a standoff with police.


    Police said Friday that the investigation is ongoing and could not say whether additional suspects might have been involved in the tragedy.


    No deadly explosives were found at the deadly scene or nearby, police said.


    Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said that his officers were slain for simply providing protection to protesters who gathered for a free speech demonstration.


    The protest was peaceful and gunshots rang out as the rally was closing.


    Video footage shows total chaos, police tipping through the streets and looking over their shoulders, and terrified protesters vividly running for cover.


    Out of the country on a visit to Poland President Barack Obama branded the killings, a "viscous, calculated and despicable attack on law enforcement."


    Many people expressed dismay,  and said the anger is misplaced, and that they are sad for the officers killed and wounded, and their families.


    Others have said that the chickens have come home to roost and that police are simply getting back what they have done to Black people with impunity.


    Some greater Cleveland Black activists are blaming the system.


    "When people feel that they are backed in a corner with no recourse you end up with bad things happening," said Alfred Porter, president of the Cleveland-based grassroots group Black on Black Crime Inc. "I am not shocked by those that feel they have to strike back in a violent manner."


    Black leaders and community activists say the problem is larger than excessive force police killings, and is systemic.


    Now is the time, they say, to address problems in the legal system and across the spectrum, including all White and racist juries, and the disproportionate and unfair manner by which Blacks are indicted, prosecuted and imprisoned, many lacking the resources to fight back.


    The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. said Friday that in spite of the problems facing the Black community, violence is not the proper response.


    "We must not fight violence with violence." tweeted Jackson. "Nonviolence is the best way."


    What impact the mass shooting in Dallas will have on future Civil Rights or other protests remains to be seen as Cleveland prepares to host thousands of demonstrators from around the world at the Republican Nation Convention the week of July 18-21.

     

    Last Updated on Thursday, 14 July 2016 06:53

    Hillary Clinton will not face charges as to the email scandal, says U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and greater Cleveland activist women, led by the Imperial Women Coalition, are pleased to be able to protest at the Republican National Convention

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    Pictured are Hillary Clinton (left), a former secretary of state under the Obama administration and the presumptive presidential nominee for the Democratic Party, and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the nation's first Black female attorney general

     

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    CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, the nation's first Black female attorney general, announced Wednesday that Hillary Clinton, a former secretary of state under the Obama administration and the presumptive presidential nominee for the Democratic Party, will not be charged relative to the email scandal that has engulfed her campaign.


    Lynch accepted the FBI's recommendation, which calls for no charges against anyone, a determination that also clears a host of others not yet under investigation, including some Republican top-level officials with the Bush administration that, like Clinton, purportedly utilized private email servers per the approval of federal authorities.


    “I received and accepted their unanimous recommendation that the thorough, year-long investigation be closed and that no charges be brought against any individuals within the scope of the investigation,” said Lynch.


    The decision to clear Clinton comes as a blow to the Donald Trump campaign as he and Clinton are in a close race, though polls have her roughly 5 percentage points ahead of the business mogul and presumptive nominee for the Republican Party.


    Some demonstrators slated to protest at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland the week of July 18-21 say they are pleased that they can move forward without any confounding variables as to the email controversy.


    "We are pleased that we can open the official RNC protest stage in Cleveland the morning of July 18 on Public Square void of any interference that precludes substantive responses to our reasonable demands to Mr. Trump and the Republicans to address the epidemic of violence against women nationwide and internationally, as well as the ongoing inequities that women, Black women in particular, face on a daily basis in practically every arena," said greater Cleveland community activist Kathy Wray Coleman, who leads the grassroots group the Imperial Women Coalition and will open the protest forum the morning of July 18 at 9:30 am along with other greater Cleveland activists, victims of crime and family members of victims of crime, and the Ohio Chapter National Organization for Women.

     

    Editor's note: Loretta Lynch, the 83rd attorney general, was confirmed last year after a prolonged delay at the hands of Senate Republicans.


    (As to Loretta Lynch, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS .This archived article was written in conjunction with the teleconference in April of 2015 on the orchestrated delay by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Senate confirmation hearings for now U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch. It is a press call with Cleveland Urban News.Com Editor-in-Chief Kathy Wray Coleman and was led by 11th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge. Also included in the call were representatives of the Congressional Black Caucus, the NAACP, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. ).


    Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief at Cleveland Urban News.Com and a longtime greater Cleveland community activist, is the most read reporter in Ohio on Google Plus.

     

    Last Updated on Friday, 08 July 2016 09:52

    Michael Eric Dyson to speak in Cleveland at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church on July 15, three days before the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland....Dyson is a Black academic scholar, motivational speaker and radio host

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    CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-CLEVELAND, Ohio-American academic, author, and radio host Dr. Michael Eric Dyson will speak at 7 pm on Friday, July 15 at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church on Cleveland's east side, an event that will occur three days before the opening day of the four-day Republican National Convention, which Cleveland will host.

     

    The event is free and open-to-the-public.


    The articulate and sometimes controversial Dyson, also a motivational speaker, comes to Cleveland per the People's Justice and Peace Convention (PJPC), a convention of liberal leaning peace activists that offers what they say is "a response to the major parties' platforms in this election cycle."


    According to PJPC organizers, Dyson is part of a weekend gathering from July 15-17 that will include other keynote speakers, films, cultural performances, workshops and work sessions dedicated to addressing the issues of social justice, economic justice, environmental justice, international justice, and voting rights.


    Dyson, 57, became an ordained minister at 19-years-old.

     

    An academician in its purest sense, Dyson holds both a master's and Ph.D. from Princeton University and is a professor of Sociology at Georgetown University.[2] He has edited or authored 18 books dealing with subjects such as Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., Marvin Gaye, Nas's debut album Illmatic, Bill Cosby, Tupac Shakur and Hurricane Katrina.

     

    He is married to Marcia Louise, his second wife, and has two children.

     

    Dyson has been both critical and supportive of President Obama, and Hillary Clinton as well, saying lately that Clinton, the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party, will benefit Blacks if elected president due to her "White privilege."


    One of Cleveland's most prominent Black churches, Olivet is led by the Rev. Dr. Jawanza Colvin, also a brilliant Black orator like Dyson, and a  Morehouse College graduate. It is also a platform for various community forums, including non-partisan venues for presidential candidates, both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders of whom spoke there in March, days before Ohio's March, 15 Democratic primary.

     

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