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Free Secretary of State candidate Nina Turner event this evening in Cleveland, October 23, 6:30pm-8:30pm, The Bank Night Club, 200 Euclid Avenue, Turner to speak, donations accepted, Nina Turner for Ohio Secretary of State, Jeff Johnson, Omarosa to also speak

Call and Post Associate Publisher and Editor Connie Harper hospitalized, Harper and Call and Post Publisher Don King, a renowned boxing promoter, were the first of the more than 90 African-American Newspapers to endorse now president Barack Obama

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By  Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper and Newspaper Blog. Tel: 216-659-0473. (Kathy Wray Coleman is a 20-year investigative and political journalist and legal reporter who trained for 17 years under five different editors at the Call and Post Newspaper, Ohio's most prominent Black press)

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CLEVELAND, Ohio- Beloved Call and Post Newspaper Associate Publisher and Executive Editor Connie Harper (pictured), 83, is currently hospitalized in Dayton, Ohio after falling ill on Sunday at the homecoming of Central State University. Harper is also the CSU Cleveland chapter alumni president

CSU is Ohio's only historically Black public college or university.

The family is requesting privacy , a press release said.

Raised in Cleveland and the youngest of five female siblings, two of them deceased, Harper has been a major voice in Cleveland's African American community since the early 1960s. That's when she began writing for the paper under then publisher W.O. Walker, and hosted  a teen talk show on WJMO, a local radio station. She is a former elementary school teacher who worked in the national boxing arena for international boxing promoter Don King and others. She worked for the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections before rejoining the Call and Post in 1998 when King became publisher.

Harper,  as editor, and King, as publisher,  were the first of the more than 90 African-American newspapers of the National Newspaper Publisher Association to endorse now President Barack Obama, America's first Black president.

Harper has national contacts. She  is a friend of the Rev Al Sharpton, and knows the  Rev Jesse Jackson Sr., both of whom are prominent Civil Rights activists. She is also an active member of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland, and is a member of Delta, Sigma Theta Inc.

Family members, including her sister, retired Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals judge Sara J. Harper, and their sister Gloria, and close cousins, are or have been visiting Harper in Dayton.

Harper is a sister-in-law of retired Cleveland Municipal Court judge George Trumbo, Sara Harper's longtime husband.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 October 2014 06:02 Read more...

A&E national television channel to feature the story of Cleveland murder victim Christine Malone on the show 'The First 48' at 9 pm on Oct 23, A&E contracts with city of Cleveland to bring awareness to violence against women, compliments of Mayor Jackson

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CLEVELAND, Ohio- National cable channel A&E will feature Cleveland  murder victim Christine Malone (pictured) on its documentary television series "The First 48," which will air at 9 pm on Thursday, Oct 23, producers and Malone's family told Cleveland Urban News.Com yesterday.

"The story on our mother will air this week," said Angelique Malone, one of eight grown children of Christine Malone and now a community activist and one of several keynote speakers at the upcoming Oct 29 4 pm rally on  violence against women on Imperial Avenue in Cleveland where convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell murdered 11 Black women and raped several others. (Editor's note: Oct 29 is the fifth anniversary of the Imperial Avenue Murders. For more information call The Imperial Women Coalition at (216) 659-0473)

A&E has a contract with the city of Cleveland per the urging of Mayor Frank Jackson, and runs stories of interest, including segments on violence against women.

"As awful as it is,"said producer Melissa Bentley of Malone's murder regarding the upcoming A&E program, "It can bring awareness to other women."

Bentley works for ITV Studios, which submits stories on behalf of the city of Cleveland to A&E, a contract that she says was secured subsequent to The Imperial Avenue Murders.

The bodies of Malone, 45, and Jazmine Trotter, 20, both Black and both victims of murder, were found in separate vacant lots less than a mile from each other near East 93rd St. and Bessemer Ave on Cleveland's majority Black east side in 2013, and police found the murdered body of 21-year-old Ashley Leszyeski, who is White, in an open field near East 93rd St and Anderson Ave. less than a mile from where Trotter and Malone were found. All three of the women were killed between the period of March and May of 2013.

The story on Trotter, the youngest of the three murdered women, aired on A&E last year.

Malone's body was found on March 28, 2013.

The  assailants of the murdered women are still on the loose with no major leads, police said. And since their murders, more greater Cleveland women have been raped and found dead in large numbers and there is an increase in rapes and murders in Cleveland this year alone, data show.

Local area community activists groups, including the Imperial Women Coalition, want a missing persons center in Cuyahoga County and more resources from the city and county coffers to help deal with what they say is an epidemic of violence against women, including rape and murder, which disproportionately impacts poor Black women, data show.  But they say that they appreciate Mayor Jackson's efforts in bringing national attention to the issue.

"Much more is needed to seek to eradicate violence against women in greater Cleveland, particularly relative to women of color and poor women," said Kathy Wray Coleman, who leads the Imperial Women Coalition, a group founded in 2009 around the Imperial Avenue murders tragedy."We do, however, appreciate what Mayor Jackson has done in contracting with A&E to bring more awareness to this growing epidemic of violence against women in our community."

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 19:39 Read more...
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Cleveland Plain Dealer Reporter Mark Namik's story on the Cleveland NAACP and potential racial unrest if 49 shots Cleveland Police Officer Michael Brelo, who is White, gets off for gunning down unarmed Blacks Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Two upcoming events will require the Cleveland branch of the NAACP to step up if the storied 102-year-old civil rights organization wants to remain relevant.

One is the release of the U.S. Department of Justice's investigation into the Cleveland police department, which is expected before year's end and could result in some form of federal oversight.


The other is the trial of the Cleveland officer accused of killing two unarmed suspects after the infamous November 2012 police chase.


Both could ignite racial tension in the city and inflame an already volatile relationship between black residents and a mostly white police force.


At minimum, the Cleveland NAACP will need to enter the national debate over the use of force by police, a debate heightened recently by the shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

But becoming a community broker will take more than just talk. The organization will have to lead, either by quelling potentially violent protests or by organizing and managing peaceful demonstrations and campaigns to hold political and civic leaders accountable.


And that is a tall order.


The Cleveland NAACP has been trying for years to rebuild its voice, especially on civil rights and economic development issues, but it continues to struggle with internal politics, organizational changes and financial stress.CLICK HERE TO READ NAMIK'S FULL STORY BY THE CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER AT CLEVELAND.COM

Black Women's PAC announces endorsements for the November 4, 2014 election in Ohio and Cuyahoga County, the group makes no endorsement for governor, read the full list of endorsements here

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BLACK WOMEN’S

POLITICAL ACTION

COMMITTEE

 

ENDORSEMENT RESULTS

FOR THE NOVEMBER 4, 2014 GENERAL ELECTION IN OHIO AND CUYAHOGA COUNTY (THE BWPAC WAS FOUNDED IN 1983 AND IS OHIO'S LARGEST AND MOST PROMINENT BLACK WOMEN'S POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE)

Paid for by the Black Women's PAC, Una H.R. Kennon, president

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Una H.R. Keenon, BWPAC president (pictured above) (Editor's Note: Not all the offices up for grabs have endorsements, which came following review and voting by  members of the BWPAC on September 13, 2014.  The common pleas judge endorsements are for open seats

in Cuyahoga County, Ohio' largest of 88 counties statewide.  Also, the Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals is a state appellate court located in Cuyahoga County)

 

AUDITOR OF STATE

JOHN P. CARNEY (D)

TREASURER OF STATE

CONNIE PILICH (D)

ATTORNEY GENERAL

DAVID PEPPER (D)

SECRETARY OF STATE

NINA TURNER (D)

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 9 FOR REPRESENTATIVE TO CONGRESS

MARCY KAPTUR (D)

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 11 FOR REPRESENTATIVE TO CONGRESS

MARCIA FUDGE (D)

STATE SENATE DISTRICT 21 FOR STATE SENATE

SANDRA WILLIAMS (D)

STATE SENATE DISTRICT 25 FOR STATE SENATE

KENNY YUKO (D)

HOUSE DISTRICT 6 FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE

ANTHONY FOSSACECA (D)

HOUSE DISTRICT 9 FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE

JANINE BOYD (D)

HOUSE DISTRICT 10 FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE

BILL PATMON (D)

HOUSE DISTRICT 11 FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE

STEPHANIE HOWSE (D)

HOUSE DISTRICT 12 FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE

JOHN E. BARNES JR. (D)

HOUSE DISTRICT 13 FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE

NICKIE J. ANTONIO (D)

HOUSE DISTRICT 14 FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE

MARTIN J. SWEENEY (D)

HOUSE DISTRICT 15 FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE

NICHOLAS J. CELEBREZZE (D)

COUNTY EXECUTIVE

ARMOND D. BUDISH (D)

COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1

DAVID GREENSPAN (R)

COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 3

DAN BRADY (D)

COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 5

MICHAEL GALLAGHER (R)

COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 7

YVONNE M. CONWELL (D)

COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 9

SHONTEL BROWN (D)

ADAM TRUMBO (R)

COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 10

ANTOHNY T. HAIRSTON (D)

JUSTICE OF THE OHIO SUPREME COURT  - FULL TERM   COMMENCING 1/1/15

TOM LETSON (N)

JUSTICE OF THE OHIO SUPREME COURT – FULL TERM COMMENCING 1/2/15

JOHN P. O’DONNELL (N)

8TH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS FOR JUDGE – FULL TERM COMMENCING 2/9/15

SEAN GALLAGHER (N)

8TH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS FOR JUDGE – FULL TERM COMMENCING 2/10/15

LARRY JONES (N)

8TH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS FOR JUDGE – FULL TERM COMMENCING 2/11/15

PATRICIA ANN BLACKMON (N)

8TH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS FOR JUDGE – FULL TERM COMMENCING 2/12/15

ANITA LASTER MAYS (N)

JUDGE FOR THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS, CUYAHOGA COUNTY

FULL TERM COMMENCING 1/2/15

NANCY A. FUERST (N)

JUDGE FOR THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS, CUYAHOGA COUNTY

FULL TERM COMMENCING 1/3/15

PAMELA A. BARKER (N)

JUDGE FOR THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS, CUYAHOGA COUNTY

FULL TERM COMMENCING 1/5/15

BRENDAN J. SHEEHAN (N)

JUDGE FOR THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS, CUYAHOGA COUNTY

FULL TERM COMMENCING 1/6/15

ROBERT C. MCCLELLAND (N)

JUDGE FOR THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS, CUYAHOGA COUNTY

FULL TERM COMMENCING 1/10/15

MATTHEW A. MCMONAGLE (N)

JUDGE FOR THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS, CUYAHOGA COUNTY

FULL TERM COMMENCING 2/9/15

DEENA R. CALABRESE (N)

JUDGE FOR THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS, CUYAHOGA COUNTY

UNEXPIRED TERM ENDING 1/11/17

JOAN SYNENBERG (N)

JUDGE FOR THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS, CUYAHOGA COUNTY (DOMESTIC RELATIONS DIVISION)

UNEXPIRED TERM ENDING 1/12/17

FRANCINE GOLDBERG (N)

JUDGE FOR THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS, CUYAHOGA COUNTY (PROBATE DIVISION)

FULL TERM COMMENCING 1/1/15

ANTHONY RUSSO (N)

JUDGE FOR THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS, CUYAHOGA COUNTY (PROBATE DIVISION)

FULL TERM COMMENCING 2/9/15

LAURA J. GALLAGHER (N)

The BLACK WOMEN'S POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (BWPAC), which is led by President Una H.R. Keenon, president of the East Cleveland Board of Education and a retired East Cleveland judge, was organized in the fall of 1983 at the urging of state Rep Barbara Boyd (D-9), who at the time was the manager of Keenon's unsuccessful campaign for CUYAHOGA COUNTY JUVENILE COURT judge. The nonpartisan political organization strives to educate Black women in the workings of the political system, to increase the number of Black women in elected office, and to politically engage the black female voter. The group also provides financial and other support to political candidates deemed sensitive to the needs and aspirations of black women.


In an effort to give black women more input into political decision making, the group helped qualified women obtain better paying jobs and receive local, state, and national appointments. The founding mothers of the BWPAC include, among others, Keenon, Boyd, retired Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals Judge Sara J. Harper, Eighth District Court of Appeals Judge Patricia Ann Blackmon, Dr. Denise McCray, the late Katherine Adams, Phyllis Burton-Scott, Lynn Spencer, and the late Shirley Hawk, a former Cleveland school board member.


Membership in the BWPAC is selective, requiring prospective applicants to secure the sponsorship of a current member for admission into the organization. Prospective members are evaluated on their commitment to and involvement in health and welfare political action and education, and their concern for African American women.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 02:49

The Browns lost to the Jacksonville Jacquars on Sunday, but it is last Sunday's win by the Browns against the Steelers that people are still talking about, Kyle Shanahan and Tod Haley were the loser and winner respectively in the win over the Steelers

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Pictured are Cleveland Browns Offensive Coordinator Kyle Shanahan, Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Coordinator Tod Haley ( in Black cap) and Cleveland Urban News.Com Sportswrighter Karl Kimbrough (in maroon sweat suit)

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CLEVELAND, Ohio- The Cleveland Browns lost 24-6 on Sunday at an away game against the Jacksonville Jacquars. But it is their win last Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers that people are still talking about, a comeback from a lost to the Steelers in the season opener. By beating the Pittsburgh Steelers  last week, the Browns compiled a then 3-2 record, and their loss on Sunday to the Jacquars makes their season record 3-3.

Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and Steelers offensive coordinator Tod Haley were the winner and loser respectively in last Sunday's game between the Browns and the Steelers where the Browns won 30-10 at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, a high energy game between two rival NFL football teams.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 15:29 Read more...

Black Women's Political Action Committee to host annual fundraising luncheon on Saturday, October 18 from 11 am to 3 pm at the Acacia Reservation, 26899 Cedar Road, Lyndhurst, Ohio, tickets are $60

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Pictured is Black Women's Political Action Committee President Una H.R. Kennon, president of the East Cleveland Board of Education, and a retired East Cleveland judge

 

By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper and Newspaper Blog. Tel: 216-659-0473. (Kathy Wray Coleman is a 20-year investigative and political journalist and legal reporter who trained for 17 years under five different editors at the Call and Post Newspaper, Ohio's most prominent Black press)

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LYNDHURST, Ohio- The Black Women's Political Action Committee (BWPAC) will host its annual fundraising luncheon on Saturday, Oct 18 from 11 am to 3 pm at the Acacia Reservation, 26899 Cedar Road in Lyndhurst, Ohio. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased at the door. For more information contact Dorothy Solomon (216) 229-1316.

"This is our annual fundraiser and we invite everybody to attend," said BWPAC President Una H.R. Keenon,  president of the EastCleveland Board of Education, and a retired East Cleveland judge.

The BLACK WOMEN'S POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (BWPAC) was organized in the fall of 1983 at the urging of now state Rep Barbara Boyd (D-9), who at the time was not an elected official and was the manager of Keenon's unsuccessful campaign for CUYAHOGA COUNTY JUVENILE COURT judge. The nonpartisan political organization's mission is to educate Black women in the workings of the political system, to increase the number of Black women in elected office, and to politically engage the Black female voter. The group also provides financial and other support to political candidates deemed sensitive to the needs and aspirations of Black women.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 04:22 Read more...

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The annual11th Congressional District Caucus Parade is Monday, September 2

11th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, a Warrensville Heights Democrat who also chairs the Congressional Black Caucus of Blacks in Congress. waives to the crowd last year at the annual 11th Congressional District Caucus Parade.  This year's parade kicks off on Monday, September 2 on Cleveland's east side at 10:00 am from E. 149th Street and Kinsman Road and ends at Luke Easter Park where the picnic will begin. The event will be replete with political speeches and entertainment from various sources, including local musicians and bands. The well-attended caucus parade was initiated by Democrat Louis Stokes, the retired congressman before Fudge, and the tradition was furthered by the late Democratic Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Fudges' predecessor. Stokes was the first Black congressperson from Ohio and Tubbs Jones was the first Black congresswoman from Ohio