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Kathy Wray Coleman is the editor-in-chief at Cleveland Urban News.Com and a 23-year journalist who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. Coleman covered the presidential election for the Call and Post in 2008, including a one-on-one interview with now president Barack Obama. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS

 

 

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  • FEATURED ARTICLE OF SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2016
  • Kathy Wray Coleman (pictured to the right) honored by the city of Cleveland on March 19, 2016  for her journalism and activism....Coleman leads the Imperial Women Coalition and is editor-in-chief at www.clevelandurbannews.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader

     

    CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWSTamir Rice grand jury prosecutor Tim McGinty (pictured below), who freed Tamir's killers from prosecution and other police that erroneously kill Blacks while he gets Blacks maliciously indicted in droves, and who lost his seat in the primary, should be removed from office and himself indicted for public corruption and malfeasance, say greater Cleveland community activists.... Greater Cleveland grassroots activists want intervention as to McGinty per the consent decree for police reforms and other venues, and a special prosecutor on cases involving police, both as accusers and those accused, since the Tamir Rice debacle....By www.clevelandurbannews.com Editor-in-Chief Kathy Wray Coleman

    Golden State Warriors win Western Conference Finals and will face the Cleveland Cavaliers in a 2016 NBA Finals rematch....Charles Barkley predicts that Cleveland will win the NBA championship title....Cavs megastar LeBron says his team is prepared to win

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    Pictured are Cleveland Urban News.Com Sportswriter Karl Kimbrough (wearing sweatsuit) Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (in headband), and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors

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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



    CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-CLEVELAND, Ohio-Led by Stephen Curry, the most valuable player for the last two consecutive seasons, the Golden State Warriors on Monday outed the Oklahoma City Thunder, winning Game 7, 96-88 and thus the Western Conference Finals title, a win that advances the Warriors to the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second year in a row.


    The win also pits Curry, 28, against Cavs megastar LeBron James, 31, in a championship series rematch that Cleveland is hungry to win, particularly after losing last year's NBA Finals to the Warriors, 4-2, a heated contest in fact.


    Curry finished Game 7 against the Thunder with a game high 36 points, including seven three- pointers, and Klay Thompson, who broke an NBA playoffs record with 11 three pointers in Game 6, added 21  points.


    "We were able to pull it off and we are moving on," said Warriors head coach Steve Kerr after Monday's celebrated win for his team.


    Curry said that he and his teammates are quite familiar with Cleveland and that the rematch "will be fun."


    Kevin Durant, 35, led the Thunder in scoring Monday night with 27 points, and said during a press conference afterwards that "it hurts to lose."


    This year the Cavs  were a team in waiting after James and head coach Tyronn Lue led Cleveland to an Eastern Conference title win on Friday night against the Toronto Raptors, Cleveland winning that series 4-2.


    And waiting they did as the Western Conference Finals series went all seven  games, the Warriors overcoming a 3-1 deficit to take the series 4-3.


    Like the conference finals the NBA Finals are the best of a possible seven games, but between the winner of the  Eastern Conference title and that the of Western conference title.


    Popular television sports commentator Charles Barley predicts that Cleveland will win the upcoming NBA Finals.


    "I think that Cleveland is going to win the championship, and I am not changing my mind," said Barkley.


    An Akron, Ohio native and NBA's most valuable player in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013, James was drafted by the Cavaliers in 2003 as the first overall pick and led Cleveland to its first NBA Finals appearance in 2007, though they lost to San Antonio Spurs. He joined the Miami Heat in 2010 and brought home two consecutive championship titles in 2012 and 2013 before rejoining the Cavs last year.


    Interestingly, Curry too was born in Akron, though few know it, and James has made the city of roughly 200,000 people that is located some 35 miles south of Cleveland part of his NBA legacy.


    Speaking during a televised post-game press conference, James said Friday after the Cavs won the Eastern Conference Finals that Cleveland must win the championship to be deemed great, and that team togetherness is key.


    "We truly care for one another both on and off the floor and this is the results of it," said James relative to the conference title win.


    Coach Lue said at the start of the series that his strategy for the Cavaliers team is "to be aggressive and attack."


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    Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 May 2016 06:58

    Cleveland Cavaliers win the Eastern Conference Finals over the Toronto Raptors to advance to the NBA Finals..Cavs megastar LeBron James and head coach Tyronn Lue lead the team to victory.....By www.clevelandurbannews.com editor-in-chief Kathy Wray Coleman

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    Pictured are Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue, and NBA megastar LeBron James (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


    Kathy Wray Coleman is the most read reporter in Ohio on Google Plus. CLICK HERE TO GO TO GOOGLE PLUS WHERE KATHY WRAY COLEMAN HAS 2.7 MILLION READERS OR VIEWERS UNDER HER NAME AND IS OHIO'S MOST READ REPORTER ON GOOGLE PLUS alone


    CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.CLEVELAND, Ohio-Led by NBA megastar LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday nabbed the Eastern Conference Finals, beating the Toronto Raptors 113-87 in Game 6 of the conference series to advance to the NBA Finals.


    The Cavs grabbed the conference title with ease and finished with a 4-2 games match-up record against the Raptors, all series requiring a win of four of a possible seven games.


    The Cavs will play either the Golden State Warriors, who denied them a championship title last year, or the Oklahoma City Thunder, both Western Conference teams that are fighting it out for the Western Conference title.


    James finished Game 6 with 33 points, 11 rebounds and six assists, followed by Kyrie Irving, who scored 30 points and was 12- of -24 from the field

     

    Kevin Love posted 20 points and was three- of -eight  in three points shooting.


    James, Irving and Love scored 83 points combined to take the team over the top.


    Cavs head coach Tyron Lue, who is Black, said that James set the tone early on and that it was "beautiful to watch."


    An Akron, Ohio native and NBA's most valuable player in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013, James was drafted by the Cavaliers in 2003 as the first overall pick and led Cleveland to its first NBA Finals appearance in 2007, though they lost to San Antonio Spurs. He joined the Miami Heat in 2010 and brought home two consecutive championship titles in 2012 and 2013 before rejoining the Cavs last year.


    This is the second straight year the Cavs have made it to the NBA Finals, with Love and Irving out with injuries last year in the loss to the Warriors.


    Speaking during a televised post-game press conference, James said Friday that the Cavs must win the championship to be deemed great and that team togetherness is key.


    "We truly care for one another both on and off the floor and this is the results of it," said James relative to the conference title win.


    Irving said that the championship title is foremost.


    "We are still not satisfied," said Irving. "We still have a goal to accomplish."


    Coming into the conference finals the Cavs were confident after sweeping the Detroit Pistons in the opening series and then ousting the Atlanta Hawks in round two of the series, also with a four-game sweep.


    Coach Lue said at the start of the series that his strategy for the team is "to be aggressive and attack."


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    Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 May 2016 00:56

    Cleveland activist Alma Cooper dies....Visitation is Friday, May 27 and the wake and funeral are Saturday, May 28.....Cooper was a sister of Cleveand activlist Ada Averyhart and a former Cleveland Ward 6 precinct committeewoman

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    Pictured is Alma Cooper, a longtime Cleveland community activist who died on Sunday, May 22 and was 93-years-old

     

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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-CLEVELAND-Ohio-Longtime Cleveland community activist Alma Cooper died Sunday, May, 22 after a long illness. She was 93-years-old and one of 16 full siblings, a three-fourths of whom have passed on.


    Veteran Cleveland activist Ada Averyhart, 83, Cooper's only surviving sister, said in an interview yesterday that she moved to Cleveland in 1952 from Brownsville, Tennessee  where she and her siblings were raised because she was following Alma.


    Several other of Cooper's siblings also chose greater Cleveland to rear their families and to pursue careers.


    A surviving brother, Dr Willie Lewis Averyhart, is a retired educator and a former principal of Martin Luther King Jr High School in Cleveland.


    "Alma was the best sister in the world, and she died on my birthday," said Ada Averyhart." She will be missed."


    Visitation is Friday, May 27 from 5pm-7pm at the Wanton-Horne Chapel of Peace Funeral Home, 12519 Buckeye Avenue in Cleveland.


    The wake is at 10:00 pm on Saturday, May 28 at Providence Baptist Church, 12712 Buckeye Road in Cleveland, with funeral services following at 10:30 am.


    Alma Cooper, by all standards, was a change agent, and an exemplary community servant.


    "My mother lived a life of significance and we are proud of the change that she helped bring about," said her daughter Janice Turner Riley.


    "She was fair and committed and she did not discriminate against the powers that be when fighting for the community," said Turner Riley.


    Cooper was a homemaker who began her career later in life and retired from the homestead department for the Cuyahoga County auditor's office. She was a longtime resident of Cleveland Ward 6 and a former precinct committeewoman who served on numerous community boards, including the Buckeye Community Congress, and for the East End Neighborhood House. She was in the trenches with local community activists for decades on community issues, including the Cleveland police killing of Michael Pipkens, the controversial 1980s Art Feckner case, and relative to voting and other Civil Rights matters.


    Feckner was White and a big time cocaine dealer on the city's largely Black east side and activists and Black community leaders were upset that police and FBI authorities allegedly allowed the drug sales to prosper as part of a sting operation.


    Pipkens was killed in December 1992 by two Cleveland police officers, Michael Tankersley and Jeffrey Gibson, who put the 23-year-old Black man in a choke hold following a car chase on the east side of town.


    The Pipkens killing gained notoriety and unleashed community protests. It also heightened tensions between police and the Black community, tensions that are still in existence today.


    Retired Ohio 8th District Court of Appeals judge Sara J. Harper, also a longtime Cleveland NAACP affiliate, told Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper, that Cooper was a religious woman who was dedicated to her family and the community, and that she was  "a calm activist."


    Cooper remained active in the community until illness slowed her down. She is preceded in death by a son, Samuel Turner, and survived by three grown children, Ernest Turner, Janice Turner Riley and Tracy Cooper, four siblings of Ada Averyhart, the Rev Thomas Averyhart, Dr. Willie Lewis Averyhart, and James Henry Averyhart, 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. (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

    Last Updated on Thursday, 26 May 2016 05:08

    Bernie Sanders officially demands recount of Kentucky Democratic primary votes that brought Hillary Clinton a razor thin win with help from Black voters in Louisville and Lexington.....By editor Kathy Wray Coleman of Cleveland Urban News.Com

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    Pictured are presidential candidates Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton

     

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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, LOUISVILLE, Kentucky- Bernie Sanders officially asked for a recount today regarding the May 17 Kentucky Democratic presidential primary that Hillary Clinton won by a razor thin margin, 46.8 percent to Sanders' 46.3 percent.


    The difference was roughly 1900 votes.


    Clinton won with help from Black voters in Louisville, the state's largest city, and Lexington, its second largest municipality.


    At stake are breaking rights and 55 delegates, Clinton currently getting 27 and Sanders also gaining 27.


    A recount will not likely change the number of delegates awarded, political pundits have said.


    The Vermont senator has said publicly that he is "in till the last ballot." And he wants a contested convention where he hopes to change the minds of a wealth of superdelegates that support Clinton.


    His argument, he says, is that polls show that Clinton would lose to Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump and that he would win against the real estate mogul.


    A  Real Clear Politics poll taken between May 13-19 has Sanders beating Trump by an average of 10.8 percentage points in contrast to Clinton losing to Trump by .2 percentage points.


    The math, however, does not look good for Sanders, 74.


    Clinton is just 78 delegates short of the 2,383 delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination when including both pledged and superdelegates.

    The former secretary of state has 2, 305 delegates, 1768 pledged delegates and 537 likely superdelegates. Sanders has 1539 delegates,  1,497 pledged delegates, and 42 superdelegates

    To date


    Sanders ran strong in Union and Pike counties of Kentucky where coal miners want systemic change and some are angry over Clinton's energy policies, and he also won in rural areas.


    Clinton, 68, had stronger support in urban communities and among suburban Blacks, mainly in Jefferson County.


    She beat Sanders in Fayette and Jefferson counties, two of 120 counties in Kentucky, a commonwealth located in the east south- central region of the United States.


    Fayette County is 13 percent Black and includes the city of Lexington and its 14 percent Black population, and Jefferson County, led by Louisville and its 33 percent Black population, has  a 20 percent Black population.


    Forty-four percent of Kentucky's Black population is in Jefferson County, and 52 percent are in the Louisville Metro area.


    Sanders campaigned in Louisville weeks before the primary and so did Hillary Clinton and her husband, former president Bill Clinton.


    Clinton, herself, campaigned the weekend before the primary at Saint Stephens church in the largely Black west end.


    The fight for the delegates continues.


    California has 475 delegates and is among nine more scheduled Democratic primaries that can bring pledged delegates.


    The others are Puerto Rico, New Mexico, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, the Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia on June 14, the last of the primaries.


    All but the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, which both have primaries on June 4 and 5 respectively, have their primaries on June 7, the day that Clinton could very easily walk away with the nomination.

    Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 23:40

    Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Ed Wade reportedly seriously ill with cancer and no longer on the bench.....Media and other requests should be directed to Wade's attorney, James Hardiman....Wade ousted fellow Black judge Pauline Tarver from her seat

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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-CLEVELAND, Ohio- Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Ed Wade, a Black Republican and former assistant city prosecutor and local defense attorney turned judge, is reportedly seriously ill and in a nursing home in the city.


    Wade, a source said, has been sick for a while and reportedly has stage four cancer.


    He is not accepting public visitors and media and other requests should be directed to his attorney, James Hardiman, also the attorney and second vice president for the Cleveland NAACP.

     

    First elected to the Cleveland Municipal Court in 2013,  Wade, 69, won an unexpired term that year and replaced Judge Charles Bauernschmidt, who was appointed by Gov. John Kasich to fill the vacancy created by the election of Judge Michael John Ryan to the county juvenile court bench.

    Wade ousted longtime Cleveland Judge Pauline Tarver in a non-partisan election last year to gain her seat before his term expires in 2017, a race he said he entered against a fellow Black judge because by 2017 he would have been too old, at 70 , to seek reelection to his own seat. The state law limit for Ohio judges is 70.

    His  successful run against Tarver, whom he beat 57 percent to 47 percent, created divisiveness in the Black community, women's groups in particular, including the Black Women's Political Action Committee.

    Tarver had been chastised by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Ohio's largest newspaper, for her attendance record due allegedly to illness and for taking care of her since deceased mother.  And this is though White judges absent from the bench, like KJ Montgomery in Shaker Heights, were not targets of the Plain Dealer.

    Sources say that the Plain Dealer's scrutiny of Tarver is partly motivated by alleged racial animus, coupled with sexism, particularly since some skeptical White male judges, and White women like Judge Montgomery, have escaped newspaper criticism for serious behaviors against the public.

    Tarver was reportedly against a specialized mental health docket pushed by Presiding and Administrative Judge Ron Adrine, who is also Black and leads the largely Black 12-member general  court that hears traffic cases, misdemeanors, and civil cases with damages sought at or below $15,000.

    Some people favor the mental health docket that took effect in 2014 and is under expansion.  It is designed to provide services to the mentally ill that face criminal charges , and in cooperation with the mental health community.


    But others, some community activists in fact, say it is sometimes used as retaliation by the judges, and to make unnecessary money, and that the judges are ill equipped to act as mental health counselors and doctors.


    In fact, the judges themselves, rather than qualified mental health professionals, make the initial recommendation for defendants to be placed on the mental health docket. And it is illegal if such recommendations are pursued absent the option of defendants to first secure an outside assessment as permitted under state law.


    And rarely, if at all, do the judges  advise defendants of their right to an independent assessment.

    Data show that former Cleveland Judge Kathleen Ann Keough, a White Democrat elected to the  8th District Court of Appeals in 2010, would illegally use mental health issues that did not exist to harass outspoken Blacks subject to malicious prosecutions by the city that her political foes had it in for. At the time the court did not have a specialized mental health docket but instead a mental health clinic run by Keough with chief judge Adrine's support.

    Research also reveals that some of the judges were simply referring people for mental health assessments for money for court coffers.

    Also at issue are due process privacy rights and constitutional matters in general, though the Supreme Court has arbitrarily sanctioned the questionable program.


    Ohio's high court also has corruption and fairness issues, research reveals,  activity that is typically overlooked by a biased mainstream media.


    Wade led the specialized mental health docket for the court and attorney Hardiman, who along with Judge Adrine helped Wade unseat Tarver, is a member of the board that oversees the docket, another indication, said sources, that Tarver was a target because she may have questioned the process.


    A Democrat, Tarver could not be reached for comment.


    Regardless, those harmed by the abuse of power of the mental health docket are overwhelmingly Black, since most defendants that the court serves, whether in good or bad faith, are Black.

    Tarver is a woman's rights advocate and a former executive director of the Cleveland NAACP.

    Like Tarver, Wade is also known in Cleveland circles for helping the poor and downtrodden and would often represent poor people in criminal cases free of charge when he was a defense attorney. He too has community activist support.

    "We are going to discuss Judge Wade and pray for him at our meeting today," said longtime community activist Ada Averyhart, 81.


    Averyhart spoke last Saturday to Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper, before attending a meeting that day of the grassroots group the Carl Stokes Brigade, of which she is a member.


    Wade has put himself out as an advocate for the fair administration of justice.

    “I have handled cases from jaywalking to murder and have always been a strong advocate for justice, no matter the race, creed, or issues of the case,” said Wade in his online judicial biography for the court. “It is my belief that our justice system only works when the community believes that the justice system is fair to all who come before it."

    A lifelong resident of Cleveland, Judge Wade is a product of the Cleveland public school system. He graduated from Glenville High School and holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Dayton and a law degree from Howard University School of Law.

    The judge's  case docket has been taken over by a visiting judge assigned by Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor, a popular Republican and former Lt. governor.

    If Wade does not return to the bench, and sources said last week that it is unlikely that he will not, Gov. Kasich, a Republican and former presidential candidate,  will, by law, appoint his replacement.


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    Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 04:30

    Black voters in Louisville and Lexington bring Clinton a razor thin victory in Kentucky over Sanders, who won the Oregon primary over Clinton.... Forty-four percent of Kentucky's Black population is in Jefferson County, which includes Louisville

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    Pictured are presidential candidates Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton

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    By Editor-in-Chief Kathy Wray Coleman, a legal, educational, political and investigative journalist and the most read reporter in Ohio on Google Plus. CLICK HERE TO GO TO GOOGLE PLUS WHERE KATHY WRAY COLEMAN HAS 2.7 MILLION READERS OR VIEWERS UNDER HER NAME AND IS OHIO'S MOST READ REPORTER ON GOOGLE PLUS alone


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    CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, LOUISVILLE, Kentucky- Hillary Clinton won the Kentucky Democratic primary on Tuesday over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a win by a fraction of a percent, a few thousand votes in fact, and with help from Black voters in Louisville, the state's largest city, and Lexington, its second largest municipality.


    She did not, however, give her standard victory speech, an indication, say political pundits, that the former secretary of state is confident that she has Sanders up against the ropes.


    With 99 percent of the votes tabulated and 55 delegates at stake, Clinton took Kentucky with 212,318 votes to Sanders' 210, 505, Clinton winning by 46.7 percent, and Sanders 46.3 percent.


    Sanders won handily in Oregon Tuesday night, a state with 61 delegates.


    There he is beating Clinton 56 percent to her 46 percent with 75 percent of the vote counted.


    The delegates are split per the DNC rules for Democrats.


    Tuesday's election results have not slowed Sanders' grassroots momentum in a race for the Democratic nomination that has become increasingly intense, and mathematically impossible for him to win.


    A Democratic presidential candidate must get 2,383 delegates to clinch the nomination and Clinton has 2,294 total delegates, which includes pledged delegates and likely superdelegates. Sanders, has 1,523, hardly enough to stem the tide.


    Sanders ran strong in Union and Pike counties of Kentucky where coal miners want systemic change and more jobs, and he also won in rural areas.

     

    Some coal miners are angry over campaign comments Clinton made on her proposed energy policies that they say will cut jobs.


    Clinton had stronger support in urban communities.


    She beat Sanders in Fayette and Jefferson counties.


    Fayette County is 13 percent Black and includes the city of Lexington and its 14 percent Black population, and Jefferson County, led by Louisville and its 33 percent Black population, has  a 20 percent Black population.


    Forty-four percent of Kentucky's Black population is in Jefferson County, and 52 percent are in the Louisville Metro area.


    The native home of boxing great Muhammad Ali, Louisville, with its 250,000 people,  felt its clout as the two presidential contenders courted the Black vote, and others.


    Sanders campaigned in Louisville before Tuesday's primary, and so did Hillary Clinton and her husband, former president Bill Clinton.


    Sanders spoke two weeks ago at a rally on the waterfront in downtown Louisville and Bill Clinton at the African American museum in the Russell community.


    Just last weekend, Hillary Clinton rallied supporters at St. Stephen's, likely the city's most prominent Black church.


    Kentuckians have supported the Clinton's at the ballot box.


    Bill Clinton, as the Democratic nominee, won  Kentucky in both 1992 and 1996, and Hillary Clinton, in 2008, took the Kentucky primary over Barack Obama by 32 points, though she lost the nomination to the then junior senator from Illinois.


    Obama went on to win the presidency, and he won a second term in 2012.


    Sanders was not taken back by his loss in Kentucky and has his win Tuesday night in Oregon to brag about.


    He has had a string of recent victories, including the West Virginia primary on May 10.


    During a speech before supporters Tuesday night in California, which he made after his win in Oregon, Sanders vowed to "pass medicare for all health care system."


    He said that "no real change has ever occurred in our country from the top on down." And he took the opportunity to push for a win in California's upcoming June 7 primary election.


    More noticeably, he made it known that the fight is still on, and said unequivocally, "we are in till the last ballot."


    California has 475 delegates and is among nine more scheduled Democratic primaries that can bring pledged delegates.


    The others are Puerto Rico, New Mexico, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands.


    As the upcoming July Democratic convention nears and Clinton moves closer to grabbing the nomination, Sanders simply will not give up, and neither will his supporters.

     

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