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(Editor's note: Kathy Wray Coleman (second from right next to Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur at far right) has received the President Obama 2016 community service award, which was handed to her by 9th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur at Kaptur's Cleveland District office). Standing with Coleman are Renata Jakupka (third from left), who recommended that Coleman receive the award, and community activists Frances Caldwell, David Patterson, Marva Patterson, Ada Averyhart, and Genevieve Mitchell).


President Obama talks energy at The Ohio State University in visit to battleground state of Ohio

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COLUMBUS-Oh-With gas prices soaring as a byproduct of a recession brought on by the Bush administration that has reached its peak during this last year of President Barack Obama's four-year term, the president visited the battleground state Ohio yesterday, speaking on energy and conservation to a capacity crowd at The Ohio State University in Columbus, the state's capital.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 March 2012 04:25

Whitney Houston's death ruled an accidental drowning, coroner says drugs found in body

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LOS ANGELES, California-Whitney Houston's death in the bathtub of her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel last month was the result of an accidental drowning, the Los Angeles coroner said yesterday, with the official cause of death "drowning and the effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use."

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 March 2012 03:23

Ohio Democratic legislators won't fully support Mayor Jackson's education plan, Activist parent hoping to be mayor says its illegal

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COLUMBUS-Ohio-State Sen. Nina Turner (D-25) and state Rep. Sandra Williams (D-11) stood with Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson (pictured) and a few of his Republican state legislative friends during a press conference yesterday at the Statehouse in Columbus on the mayor's controversial Cleveland schools education plan but would not pledge full support for it.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 March 2012 07:09

Journalist Connie Schultz takes on Rush Limbaugh at journalists' recognition forum by the Akron League of Women Voters, U.S. Sen Brown attends, Plain Dealer editor recognized

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AKRON, Ohio-Debra Adams Simmons, the first Black female editor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer Newspaper, was among 22 Akron and Cleveland area journalists recognized at a Women in Journalism Luncheon sponsored by the Akron Press Club and the League of Women Voters Akron Area on Sat. that featured nationally known journalist Connie Schultz as the keynote speaker with her doting husband, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown(D-OH), in attendance. (Editor's note: Read the names of the other 21 recipients of recognition for journalistic excellence at the end of this article).

Held at the Fairlawn Country Club in Akron, a city some 35 miles south of Cleveland, Oh., the event was billed as a celebration of womanhood and a reminder of the force that women journalists bring to the literary and media forums.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 March 2012 22:47

Reps Fudge and LaTourette introduce bill to demolish vacant, foreclosed homes after Latasha Jackson, daughter murdered in vacant Cleveland garage, Follows Occupy Cleveland protests, Activist Laura Cowan's support for Jackson and murdered baby daughter

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CLEVELAND, Ohio-U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH), a Warrensville Hts Democrat whose 11th Congressional District includes inner city communities of Cleveland and Akron, and 14th Congressional District Rep. Steven LaTourette (R-OH), a Republican, announced today that they are co-sponsoring a bi-partisan federal foreclosure relief bill for the demolition of abandoned and foreclosed homes in major metropolitan cities where the foreclosure crisis has had its greatest impact.

During a press conference held a block from the vacant garage on Cleveland's east side where 19- year old Latasha Jackson and her one-year old daughter Chaniya Wynn were found murdered last month by an estranged boyfriend after an AMBER Alert twice faltered, Fudge and LaTourette said that they were introducing the bill dubbed The Restore Our Neighborhood Act of 2012 with the City of Cleveland in mind.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 March 2012 22:47

Black leaders, activists, teachers, parents, oppose Cleveland mayor, Gov. Kasich's plan for merit pay, charter schools, Activist to run for mayor in 2013, Community divided over mayor's educational plan for teacher merit pay, charter schools

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CLEVELAND, Ohio-A bold education plan proposed by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson (pictured) and Republican Gov. John Kasich that has angered Cleveland teachers and calls for merit pay, the elimination of seniority and tenure in teacher layoffs, and for a Cleveland schools operating levy with a provision for some of the monies to be allocated for charter schools is not sitting well with Black leaders and some parents, though the Cleveland Plain Dealer Newspaper is pushing it through editorials under the guise of educational reform.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 March 2012 06:44


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CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS : BREAKING NEWS ARTICLE: Cleveland police officers and detectives fired, including officer Michael Brelo, and six suspended as to the 137 shots deadly shooting of unarmed Blacks Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell.....Not all of the cops that did the shooting were fired....The firings should be vacated the police union says, which likely means arbitration ....A consent decree on police reforms with the city and the DOJ remains....Community activists renew the call for Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty, who shielded 12 of the 13 non-Black cops that did the shooting from criminal charges, to be voted out of office this year, and Congresswoman Fudge wants McGinty gone too.....Common Pleas Judge John O'Donnell acquitted Brelo of manslaughter charges....By editor-in-chief Kathy Wray Coleman

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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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