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Activist Kathy Wray Coleman (far right) of the Imperial Women Coalition leads anniversary women's
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To Coleman's direct left is Kenyona Sunny Matthews of Akron, director of Women's March Northeast Ohio
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Women's March Cleveland 2018 video: Cleveland Black women activists speeches, led by activist Kathy Wray Coleman, of the Imperial Women Coalition, who opened as the first speaker at the event, and also led the 7,000 person march.....Also featured are lieutenant governor candidates Akron Councilwoman Tara Mosley- Samples and former congresswoman Betty Sutton, and gubernatorial candidate Dennis Kucinich, a former congressman and former Cleveland mayor....By and, Ohio's Black digital news leaders

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Cleveland NAACP to hold election for president, other branch offices on November 1, 2016 as current president Michael Nelson Sr. is unopposed....By editor-in-chief Kathy Wray Coleman ....Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper

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Pictured are Cleveland NAACP President Michael Nelson Sr. (wearing red tie and eyeglasses), Cleveland NAACP first vice president James Hardiman (wearing turtleneck sweater), former Cleveland NAACP president the Rev. Hilton Smith whom Nelson succeeded (wearing red tie and no eyeglasses), former Cleveland NAACP first vice president the Rev. Dr. E. Theophilus Caviness (wearing  red bow-tie), former Cleveland NAACP Third Vice President Sara J. Harper, who lost a bid for branch president against Nelson in 2015,  and George Forbes, a former longtime Cleveland NAACP president and former Cleveland City Council president whom Smith succeeded (wearing blue tie).

By Editor-in-Chief Kathy Wray Coleman, a-24-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. (Note: A former biology teacher and longtime Cleveland activist, Coleman is the most read reporter in Ohio on Google Plus with some 3.1 million views).


CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-CLEVELAND, Ohio- The Cleveland Chapter NAACP will hold its election for branch officers and members of the executive committee Tuesday, Nov 1, from 5 pm-9 pm at the University Circle United Methodist Church in Cleveland, according to Arlene Anderson, the organization's secretary.


The election comes as racial unrest remains heightened relative Cleveland police killings of unarmed Black people and Blacks continue to be targets of an unfair and unconstitutional legal system county-wide that is plagued with vicious and malicious prosecutions, high bail bonds and unfair sentences, and a cadre of mercy-less predominantly White common pleas judges.


To vote on Tuesday members must be paid-up and in good standing 30 days prior, said Anderson, who added that "we look forward to participation in these activities."


Branch President Michael Nelson Sr., a  unsuccessful former mayoral candidate and local criminal defense attorney elected to his term in 2015, is unopposed. He won the presidency a year ago over retired Ohio 8th District Court of Appeals judge Sara Harper, now 90- years-old, and under contention and via a split with then president, the Rev Hilton Smith and the Smith regime, including Harper and the influential Rev. Dr.  E. Theophilus Caviness. (Editor's note: The election was originally set for 2014 but was delayed a year due to infighting, so Nelson has served only one year to date as president. Tuesday's branch officers-elect will hold the typical two-year office terms).


Smith, who was in conflict also with first vice president James Hardiman, a Nelson ally and prominent local attorney, succeeded longtime president George Forbes, a semi-retired attorney and former longtime Cleveland city council president who stepped down from the Civil Rights group in 2012.


When Nelson swept into power in 2015 the election, which followed long-term infighting and routine complaints to national headquarters, drew some 60 to 70 people, a departure from the days when interest was high and the NAACP, now led at the national level by president and CEO Cornell William Brooks, had more clout.


In fact, when Forbes was first elected in 1992, defeating the Rev. Larry Harris, some 800 votes were cast.


Asked why there is such little interest in seeking election to the branch offices up for bid this year, including president, first and second vice president, secretary and treasurer, Richard "Dick" Peery, a retired Cleveland Plain Dealer Newspaper reporter and an executive committee member, said that "the Cleveland NAACP has been rebuilding under Mike Nelson and there is really not much to comment on."


Nelson and others were nominated this year by a nominating committee in connection with the organizational by-laws.


Though nominations from the floor in a previous meeting could have brought an opponent, Nelson remains unchallenged.


Unlike his branch president predecessors (George Forbes and the Rev Hilton Smith), Nelson has been vocal since assuming office in taking on three-term Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, who is Black, and the mayor's largely White police department, and lame duck Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty as to his protection from prosecution of White cops that gun-down innocent Blacks.

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CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS Vote no on March 15, 2016 to the re-election of Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty (pictured below) Twenty-three years of racist and corrupt McGinty as to 19 years as a common pleas judge and four years as a county prosecutor are enough....He is pro- police, anti-Black, anti -fair and anti-Tamir Rice....Greater Cleveland community activists, including the Imperial Women Coalition, Black on Black Crime Inc, the Carl Stokes Brigade, Puncture the Silence, Revolution Books, Peace in the Hood, the Oppressed People's Nation, the Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network, Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor, the Million Women March Cleveland and the Cleveland Chapter of the New Black Panther Party, want him voted out of office, as do the Cleveland NAACP and Congresswoman Marcia Fudge ....Read here what McGinty, who is White, has done to hurt the Black community and others as a judge and as an overzealous and unfair county prosecutor......By editor-in-chief Kathy Wray Coleman

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PASS THIS ON PLEASE ACTIVISTS: Community activists to picket Cleveland News Channel 5 for harassment and defamation against Blacks and activists, harassment of the community allegedly led by News Director Jeff Harris (pictured), who joined the local televisionstation in 2014. Please call (216) 659-0473 if Harris, who is White, or anybody else at Cleveland Channel 5 News has harassed you or defamed you,or email us at editor@cleveland Harris is reportedly being enlisted by police and Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty to harass outspoken greater Cleveland Black activists, and according to Reporter John Kosich, has agreed to slant stories against the Black community and community activists. Greater Cleveland Black judges and elected officials have also experienced the racist wrath of Harris and Cleveland Channel 5 News, data show. Harris is also accused of taking kickbacks in money to do malicious and false stories against greater Cleveland Blacks and others for corrupt judges, politicians, racist cops, JPMorgan Chase Bank, and others. (By editor-in-chief Kathy Wray Coleman)
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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