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Breaking News: Michelle Obama to visit Cleveland at Tri-C Metro Campus on Monday, Oct 15, 2012, at 5 pm, 2900 Community College Ave., free tickets to see her are nearly gone

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By Kathy Wray Coleman, Executive Publisher, Editor, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The ClevelandUrban News.Com Blog

CLEVELAND,Ohio-First Lady Michelle Obama will speak on Monday, Oct 15, 2012, at 5 pm at Cuyahoga County Community College Metro Campus in Cleveland, 2900 Community College Ave., with doors opening at 3 pm.

The visit is the First Lady's second one to the Cleveland area since her visit to Progressive Field in May to thank supporters and for a fundraising event for the Obama for America Campaign later that evening.

Tickets, which campaign officials say are nearly gone,are on a  first come, first serve basis and

can be picked up one per person at the following  locations:

-OFA-OH Shaker Square Office ,13100 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120 (Tel:216-416-2017)

-OFA-OH Parma Office, 5734 Ridge Rd., Parma, OH 44129

-OFA-OH Euclid Avenue Office, 3740 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Cleveland Urban News.Com introduces Karl Kimbrough as new sports writer to cover the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavaliers, Kimbrough's article this week is on the Browns' loss Sunday to the New York Giants

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CLEVELAND, Ohio-(Editor's note: Cleveland Urban News.Com introduces Karl Kimbrough (pictured) as its  new sports writer. Previously a writer with Our Voice, a Lorain, Oh. community newspaper, Kimbrough is an asset to the news team at Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's most read Black and urban online newspaper).

By Karl Kimbrough, Sports Writer, Cleveland Urban News.Com

The first 4:57 seconds of the Browns game against the New York Giants on Sunday seemed too surreal to be true with the Browns having a commanding 12-0 lead over the 2011 Super Bowl Champion Giants.

Unfortunately for the Cleveland Browns and their fans it was too real to be true. In their four previous games, the Browns' scored a total of six points in the first quarter. Could the Browns be turning their fortunes around?  Before the end of the first half, the Giants would outscore the Browns 27 to 3 and go into the half with a 27 to 17 lead. The Giants would not be challenged further winning the game 41 to 27.

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 October 2012 12:15

Community activists, elected officials to picket racist billboard in Cleveland's poor, Black communities that threatens voters with prison, $10,000 fine if they vote this year, protest is Thurs., Oct 11, 10:30 am, E 35th St and Community College Ave.

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By Kathy Wray Coleman, Executive Publisher, Editor, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog

CLEVELAND,Ohio- Community activists, elected officials and others will picket on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 10: 30 am at E. 35th and Community College Ave. in Ward 5 in Cleveland  over a billboard owned by Clear Channel in that area that the activists and some Black leaders say is voter intimidation and suppression that targets poor people, Blacks and other minorities by threatening voters in a key presidential election year with a felony conviction, 3 and a half years in prison,  and a $10,000 fine.

Cleveland Ward 5 Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland said that she will hold a press conference at 11:00 with community activists under the controversial billboard. State Sen. Nina Turner (D-25) and  State Rep. Sandra Williams (D-11) are expected to join her, among others.

The billboard at issue, which is near the Cuyahoga Community College Metro Campus, is purportedly by a private corporation approved by Clear Channel, but community activists believe that the Tea Party and Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney are aware of it since similar billboards are popping up in minority and poor communities all over the nation, including Milwaukee, WI.  It is in the Central Neighborhood where Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson lives, one of the country's poorest communities, data show.

"It is beyond insensitivity and is voter intimidation," said State Rep. Bill Patmon  (D-10), a Cleveland Democrat who argues that the billboards, also of which are up on the west side of Cleveland and in poor and  minority communities in Lorain, Oh., may be unconstitutional.

Groups associated with the protest include Cleveland City Council members, Ohio state legislators, The Imperial Women, The Carl Stokes Brigade, Cleveland Jobs With Justice, Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor, Black on Black Crime, The Oppressed People's Nation, Organize Ohio, The Northeast Ohio Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, Peace in the Hood, The Family Connection Center, The Underground Railroad and the Cleveland Chapter of the New Black Panther Party.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 October 2012 03:56

Former WOIO Cleveland 19 Action News Anchor Sharon Reed lands anchor job, her lawyer says rumors about LeBron James fathering her baby are false, had threatened to sue on her behalf, Reed is famous for posing for Spenser Tunick's nude group photo shoot

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By Kathy Wray Coleman, Executive Publisher, Editor, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog ( (nod42)

CLEVELAND,Ohio- Former WOIO 19 Action News Anchor Sharon Reed (pictured), whose contract with the Cleveland television news station was non-renewed last year, has joined KNOV Channel 4 in St Louis, Mo. as a news anchor.

Reed will co-anchor the 4 and 10 pm news with Larry Connors and anchor along side of Jasmine Huda at 5 pm, station officials said.

Like 19 Action News, KNOV Channel 4 is also a CBS affiliate.

This summer rumors circulated the Internet linking Reed's  pregnancy, the non-renewal of contract at 19 Action News,  and her subsequent new born baby to NBA basketball star and Miami Heat star player LeBron James, coupled with claims that she was living in Miami, Fl.  Her lawyer quickly denied the rumors and threatened to sue.

James, 27 and a native of Akron, Oh., played for the Cleveland Cavaliers before leaving the team amid a fallout with Caviliers owner Dan Gilbert in 2010 . He is at least 15 years younger than Reed, whose low cut blouses and sex appeal drew both men and women to watch her as an anchor.

Reed had covered the Cavaliers games during James' tenure there, which prompted rumors that the rich mega star is her baby's daddy.

Both Reed and James are single, though James has two out-of-wedlock children with high school sweetheart Savannah Brinson.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 May 2014 21:38

Blacks at Cleveland Ward 8 debate watch party hosted by Councilman Johnson, Johnson, other Black elected officials say Obama won debate over Romney, Arnold Pinkey predicted anti-Obama debate polls at RTA union rally with Fudge, Michelle Obama's brother

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By Johnette Jernigan and Kathy Wray Coleman, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog

CLEVELAND,Ohio-In Cleveland, Oh., where Ohio is a pivotal state that will likely decide the upcoming election, presidential debate watchers that gathered Wednesday night to capacity at the Ward 8 community office of Cleveland Councilman Jeff Johnson in the predominantly Black city's Glenville neighborhood said President Barack Obama was a winner over Mitt Romney.

That posture, no doubt, is contrary to mainstream America and a CNN poll that found that Romney beat Obama 67 percent to 35 percent,  a poll that  political pundits said was admittedly skewed with Republicans.

Held in Denver, Colo at the University of Denver, the first presidential debate of the 2012 election was moderated by Jim Lehrer, 78, a prominent journalist and frequent debate moderator who  is accused of letting it go off course with Obama and Romney making long speeches rather than timed responses in a continual fashion.

It covered domestic policy issues such as tax platforms, green energy, and education, and the federal budget and deficit.

"The president was the winner," said Councilman Johnson, a Clevelander and one of 13 all Black Obama delegates from Ohio's majority Black 11th congressional district to the since done Democratic National Convention held last month in Charlotte, NC.

Johnson did not give Obama a slam dunk but he said that his incumbency in a close debate took him over the edge to win it.

State Rep. Bill Patmon (D-10), a Cleveland Democrat, agrees.

"If we base the debate on facts, truths, and informative data," the president won," said Patmon.

Those at Johnson's debate watch party ate fried chicken, potato salad, and collard greens, compliments of the councilman and his ward club.

At times you could hear a pin drop in the room.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 October 2012 04:08

Obama to visit Cleveland State University Oct. 5, presidential debate watch parties are tonight, Oct. 3, Ohio Senator Nina Turner, Obama campaign, Ohio State Rep. Mike Foley to host debate watch party , Councilman Jeff Johnson to host watch party too

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By Kathy Wray Coleman, Executive Publisher, Editor, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog(

CLEVELAND,Ohio-President Barack Obama will visit Cleveland, Oh. on Friday, Oct. 5 at Krenzler Soccer Field, Cleveland State University at E. 18th St and Chester Ave. to speak. The gates open at 11:00 am, said Nick Martin, executive director of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party. (Editor's note: Reach the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party at 216-621-9750)

The event  is free and open to the public but tickets are required.

Tickets are available on a first-come first-serve basis at the following locations:

13100 Shaker Square, Cleveland (Phone number 216-416-2017)

5734 Ridge Road, Parma

11822 Detroit Ave., Lakewood

4071 Lee Road, Cleveland

3740 Euclid Ave., Cleveland

468 Richmond Road, Richmond Heights

21760 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights

12414 Euclid Ave., East Cleveland

22800 Lakeshore Blvd., Euclid

Also, a watch party for the first presidential debate, which is tonight, Oct 3, at 9 pm in Denver, Colo at the University of Denver,  will be held by the Obama for America Campaign, state Sen. Nina Turner (D-25) and state Rep. Mike Foley (D-14) at 8 pm on  the west side of Cleveland at The Market Garden Brewery and Distillery, The Ohio City Room, 1947 West 25th St.

Cleveland Ward 8 Councilman Jeff Johnson will host a watch party at 8 pm at his ward office on the predominantly Black east side of Cleveland, 10553 Saint Clair Ave. in the Glenville Towne Plaza.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 October 2012 18:00


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Cleveland police cars chase two unarmed Blacks from downtown Cleveland to neighboring East Cleveland the night of Nov. 29, 2012. The 23 -minute car chase ended in the parking lot of Heritage Middle School and culminated in 13 non- Black Cleveland police officers firing a total of 137 bullets at Malissa Williams 30, and Timothy Ray Russell, 43, the driver of the 1979 Chevy Malibu. Both Russell and Williams were Black, and both died at the scene.  Some 105 police officers and 64 police cruisers participated at some level in the deadly chase.

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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