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Cleveland Urban News. Com and the Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black newspaper and newspaper blog.  National political news, and urban news from Cleveland, Ohio.

Tel: 216-659-0473. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com and advertising@clevelandurbannews.com. Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher and editor. A 24-year journalist who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio, Kathy Wray Coleman is the most read reporter in Ohio on Google Plus with some  four million views.

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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).

City of Cleveland to name Hulda Avenue Alma Cooper Way after the late activist Alma Cooper in ceremony at noon on August 26, 2017 at the intersection of Hulda Avenue and East 110th Street....Cooper is a sister of longtime community activist Ada Averyhart

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Pictured is the late Alma Cooper, a longtime Cleveland community activist and former precinct committee person in Cleveland Ward 6

 

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CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, CLEVELAND, Ohio- The city of Cleveland will name Hulda Avenue on the city's largely Black east side Alma Cooper Way at a ceremony at noon today, Aug 26, 2017, at the intersection of East 110th St and Hulda Avenue, a spokesman for Cleveland Ward 6 Councilman Blaine Griffin said yesterday.


The street name change at Hulda Avenue from Woodhill Road to East 110th Street, which is a secondary and honorary street name, has already been erected per a city ordinance adopted by the 17-member city council on Aug 16, and following the recommendation of Councilman Griffin.


A longtime community activist, Cooper died in May of last year after a long illness.


She was 93-years-old at the time of her death, and one of 16 full siblings, three-fourths of whom have passed on.


Veteran Cleveland activist Ada Averyhart, 84, Cooper's only surviving sister, said in an interview that she moved to Cleveland in 1952 from her native town of Brownsville, Tennessee where she and her siblings were raised because she was following Alma.


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


Alma Cooper, by all standards, was a change agent, and an exemplary community servant, a family member told ClevelandUrbanNews.Com and the KathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com, Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper and Black blog.


"My mother lived a life of significance and we are proud of the change that she helped bring about," said Cooper's daughter, Janice Turner Riley, who, along with Cooper's son, Ernest Turner, will be among the family members at today's dedication.


"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, commented on Copper shortly after her death last year and said that Alma 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, a husband, and siblings, 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, nine great-grandchildren, and a host of stepchildren, other relatives, friends, and associates.

 

ClevelandUrbanNews.Com and the KathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com , Ohio's most read digital Black newspapers with some 4.8 million readers on Google Plus alone. And the ClevelandUrbanNews.Com website stats reveal some 26 million hits since 2012. Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. We interviewed former 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.



 

Last Updated on Sunday, 27 August 2017 09:29

Congresswoman Marcia Fudge endorses Una Keenon for mayor of East Cleveland

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Pictured are East Cleveland mayoral candidate Una H.R. Keenon (wearing red turtleneck sweater), Ohio 11th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (wearing blue-green suit jacket), and Charles E. Biib Sr., president of the Carnegie Roundtable and the Ohio 8th [state legislative] District Black Caucus

ClevelandUrbanNews.Com and the KathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com , Ohio's most read digital Black newspapers with some 4.8 million readers on Google Plus alone. And the ClevelandUrbanNews.Com website stats reveal some 26 million hits since 2012. Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. We interviewed former 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-U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, a Warrensville Heights Democrat and one of two Blacks in congress from Ohio, joined some 150 people, including community activists, the Greater Cleveland Clergy Alliance, and members of the Black Women's PAC, at the campaign headquarters of Una H.R. Keenon on Tuesday to endorse Keenon for mayor of East Cleveland, a largely Black and impoverished suburb of Cleveland.

 

A tireless federal lawmaker and likely the most prominent Black elected official in Ohio, Fudge said that Keenon, who faces three candidates for the Sept. 12 Democratic primary, all of them men, is the best person for the job.

 

"Judge Keenon, whom I have known since law school, was called to be a public servant," said Fudge, whose largely Black 11th congressional district includes Cleveland and East Cleveland.

 

Keenon told ClevelandUrbanNews.Com and the KathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com, Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper and Black blog, that she believes she is the best candidate and that she has "proven experience and proven leadership."

 

Charles E. Bibb Sr., president of the Carnegie Roundtable and the Ohio 8th [state legislative] District Black Caucus, introduced the congresswoman at the event.

 

"It was a great opportunity to introduce Congresswoman Fudge, one of the most influential lawmaker's in congress who last year chaired the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia," said Bibb. "The congresswoman's endorsement is a great accomplishment for Una Keenon in her bid for East Cleveland mayor."

 

Currently president of the East Cleveland Board of Education, Keenon, a 31-year-resident of the city, is a retired city judge and a former social worker and prior Cleveland schools teacher.

 

If Keenon wins the primary over Democratic candidates Mansell Baker, Dana Hawkins Jr. and mayor Brandon King, who, per the city charter, was elevated from city council ro mayor after voters last year recalled then mayor Gary Norton, she will face activist Devin Branch, a Green Party candidate with no opposition, in the Nov. 7 general election.

 

On Tuesday, Keenon outlined a 10-point plan to improve the city, which has roughly 18, 000 residents and a median household income of some $20,000, and is on the verge of bankruptcy.

 

Among a host of initiatives, Keenon's plan for recovery of the Black city, addresses jobs, crime and safety, and housing and economic development.

 

Also a founding member of the Black Women's PAC and currently its vice president, Keenon has also been endorsed by the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party, Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish, and state Rep. John Barnes Jr. (D-12), among others.

 

ClevelandUrbanNews.Com and the KathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com , Ohio's most read digital Black newspapers with some 4.8 million readers on Google Plus alone. And the ClevelandUrbanNews.Com website stats reveal some 26 million hits since 2012. Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. We interviewed former 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.


Last Updated on Thursday, 24 August 2017 16:01

Black Lives Matter Cleveland, community activists to picket at Euclid City Hall at 6 pm today, August 21, 2017, as to the police beating of Richard Hubbard and the police killing of Luke Stewart, both Black, both unarmed, and both in their twenties

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Pictured are Richard Hubbard (wearing White shirt) and Luke Stewart

 

ClevelandUrbanNews.Com and the KathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com , Ohio's most read digital Black newspapers with some 4.8 million readers on Google Plus alone. And the ClevelandUrbanNews.Com website stats reveal some 26 million hits since 2012. Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. We interviewed former 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, EUCLID Ohio- Greater Cleveland community activists, led by Black Lives Matter Cleveland, will attend the city of Euclid City Council meeting this evening, Mon., Aug 21, 2017, to express concerns over the beating nearly a week  ago by a White Euclid cop of Richard Hubbard, 25, a malicious beating that went viral, and of a Black motorist. ( See dash-cam footage here).


Organizers said that activists will rally from 6pm to 8 pm, though the city council meeting does not begin until 7 pm.


Also at issue is the fatal police shooting in March by officer Matthew Rhodes of Luke O. Stewart, 23, whom Euclid police killed investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area of South Lakeshore Boulevard and East 215th Street, Euclid police said.


Stewart is also Black and racial unrest is mounting relative to his death too, his family members upset and blaming police for what they say is excessive force.


Like Hubbard, he was unarmed. And he left behind two young children.

 

Police say that Stewart allegedly tried to run them over with his car, a claim his family members say is likely bogus.

"They have a right to demonstrate and express their feelings," said Euclid Councilwoman Stephana Caviness, one of two Blacks on the eight-member largely White Euclid City Council. " Whatever else I have to say will be said during my speaking portion at the meeting tonight."


Euclid Mayor Kirsten Gail said in a press release that “we have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all use of force by police are both lawful and justified. I can assure you the incident will be reviewed thoroughly and appropriate action will be taken.”


Police pulled Hubbard over Saturday morning, Aug 12, saying the car he was driving rolled through and intersection, though a dash cam video that went viral shows that one of the cops immediately began beating him.


He had a suspended driver's license, police said.


It was a routine traffic stop, police said, ignoring the fact that the Black young man was beaten unmercifully.


He was allegedly  resisting, police said, a comment in direct contradiction to the dash cam video.


Officer Michael Amiott, who is on administrative leave with pay, is seen on the dash cam punching Hubbard several times while he was on the ground with his partner watching.


Witnesses said they were dismayed by the incident.


Hubbard was taken to the Cuyahoga County Jail and ultimately posted bond on charges of driving under suspension and resisting arrest, charges he denies.


Euclid is a middle class Cleveland suburb of some 50,000 people that is 26 percent Black and has a median household income of $37,000.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 August 2017 01:36

Community activists to host candidates for Cleveland mayor public forum on August 22, 2017 at Angie's Soul Cafe on St Clair Ave at 5:30 pm with candidates for the Cleveland Municipal Court for the full term commencing January 5, 2018 also participating

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CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, CLEVELAND, Ohio-Greater Cleveland community activists will host a candidates for Cleveland mayor public forum at 5:30 pm on Tues., Aug 22, 2017 at Angie's Soul Cafe at 3400 St Clair Avenue in Cleveland with Cleveland mayoral candidates state Rep. Bill Patmon (D-10), Ward 10 Councilman Jeff Johnson, former East Cleveland mayor Eric Brewer, Dyrone Smith, Brandon Chrostowski,  and Robert Kilo confirming attendance. For more information call Kathy Wray Coleman of the Imperial Women Coalition at (216) 659-0473, Alfred Porter Jr, president of Black on Black Crime Inc, at (216) 804-7462, and Black on Black Crime Founder Art McKoy at (216)-253-4070.


The primary election is Sept 12 with the two top vote-getter's advancing to the Nov 7 general election. The aforementioned and incumbent Mayor Frank Jackson are among the nine bona fide candidates for the office to lead the majority Black major American city of some 385,000 people.


The activist groups have also invited the candidates for Cleveland Municipal Court Judge for the six-year full term commencing Jan 5, 2018, with current Judge Michael Sliwinski, who was appointed by Gov. Kasich to replace the late former judge Ed Wade, candidate Michael Nelson Sr, a local criminal defense attorney and on-leave-to-campaign president of the Cleveland NAACP, and East Cleveland Asst law Diretor Marlene Ridenour, confirming.


Candidates for any office this year are also invited to drop off literature or to be recognized at the gathering, organizers said.


Moderated by Alfred Porter Jr of Black on Black Crime and Kathy Wray Coleman of the Imperial Women Coalition, the event is timely, and includes the activist groups the Imperial Women Coalition, Black on Black Crime Inc., Black man's Armythe Carl Stokes Brigade, Fairfax Business Association, Rebuilding Our Village, International Women's Day March Cleveland, Cleveland African-American Museum, ClevelandUrbanNews.ComKathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com, BADASS Teachers, BEMAD, Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor, and Protecting Our children's Safety Before and After School.


The program will begin with the introduction of panelist candidates, followed by two minute speeches from five activists of Princess Moore, Dick Peery, Melissa Svigelj Smith, Kathy Wray Coleman, and Art McKoy. Those activists, and the mother of murdered Cleveland teen Alianna DeFreeze, will address the issues of education, police matters, violence against women and children, the $15 minimum wage battle, the Q-Deal, racial profiling, jobs and housing, the legal system, and racism, bigotry and White supremacy, including the Charlottesville fiasco and a recent beating by White cops in Euclid, Ohio of an unarmed Black male motorist that went viral.


Thereafter, candidates will state their platforms ( 2 minutes each), followed by open and uncensored questions from the audience.


Angelique Malone, one of eighth surviving children of Cleveland East 93rd Street Murders victim Christine Malone, whose killer is still at large, will pose the first question from the audience to the panelists.


Activists the Rev Pamela Pinkney-Butts and the Rev Gwendolyn Pitts will do the opening and closing prayer, respectively, and Frances Caldwell, executive director of the Cleveland African-American Museum, will recognize elected officials and candidates for office.


 

, Ohio's most read digital Black newspapers with some 4.8 million readers on Google Plus alone. And the ClevelandUrbanNews.Com website stats reveal some 26 million hits since 2012. Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. We interviewed former 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.


 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 August 2017 16:37

Memorial services held for activist Heather Heyer as racial unrest continues to mount following her murder by a White nationalist at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia....Heyer's mother said that "they tried to kill my daughter to shut her up"

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, Ohio's most read digital Black newspapers with some 4.8 million readers on Google Plus alone. And the ClevelandUrbanNews.Com website stats reveal some 26 million hits since 2012. Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. We interviewed former 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- CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINA-Memorial services were held Wednesday for Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old Charlottesville, Virginia paralegal killed opposing racism by White nationalists at a contentious rally in the city last Saturday as racial unrest continues to mount nationwide.

 

Heyer was run over as suspected murderer James Alex Fields Jr. plowed his car into a crowd of counter-protesters at the rally, leaving Heather dead and 19 others injured.

 

Fields, 20, was denied bail at his arraigned this week on charges of second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and one count of hit and run.

 

Hundreds gathered at the Paramount Theatre in Charlottesville on Wednesday to celebrate a life taken too soon.


Among them were dignitaries, including Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, activists,  friends, family members, and colleagues.

 

Holding back tears, Heyer's father, Mark Heyer, said his daughter loved people, and that he is truly proud of her. And he called for peace as tensions mount nationwide following insensitive comments by President Trump, who is blaming both sides, even the non-violent protesters that appeared at Saturday's rally in good faith to call for an end to racism and bigotry in America.

 

"She wanted to put down hate," Mark Heyer said of his daughter. "We need to stop all this stuff and forgive each other. I think that is what the Lord would want us to do."

 

"She paid attention," said Heather's mother, Susan Bro. " She made all of us pay attention."

 

Her mother said that Heather became a target of White nationalists due to her outspokenness.

 

"They tried to kill my child to shut her up," said Bro.  "Well guess what, you just magnified her."

 

She went on to say that, regarding racism and bigotry in America, " we must have the uncomfortable dialogue."

 

And she said that her daughter's untimely death was not in vain

 

"I'd rather have my child, but by golly if we are going to give her up we are going to make it count," said Bro in garnering a standing ovation.

 

Heather's mother and father called on activists and others to carry on the fight for equal opportunity and equal justice and to stand up for Civil Rights against hate groups.

 

 

Rallies have been held across the nation following the death of Heather Heyer last weekend, including in Cleveland, Ohio, where activists, area clergy, Black leaders and elected officials, and others, have called for an end to racism and bigotry.

 

 

, Ohio's most read digital Black newspapers with some 4.8 million readers on Google Plus alone. And the ClevelandUrbanNews.Com website stats reveal some 26 million hits since 2012. Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. We interviewed former 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.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 18 August 2017 12:39

National NAACP interim President Derrick Johnson responds to Charlottesville, Virginia attack on activists by White supremacists via a letter to www.clevelandurbannews.com editor Kathy Wray Coleman..Black, other Cleveland activists to address the matter

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 , Ohio's most read digital Black newspapers with some 4.8 million readers on Google Plus alone. And the ClevelandUrbanNews.Com website stats reveal some 26 million hits since 2012. Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. We interviewed former 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.


(Below is a letter from interim national NAACP President Derrick Johnson to editor

Kathy Wray Coleman in response to the attack and killing by suspected murderer

James Alex Fields of Ohio against activists opposing White supremacists, led by

David Duke, at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia

on Saturday where one participant was killed and 19 others injured.

Black, other Cleveland activists to briefly address the matter at a candidates

forum for Cleveland mayor on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Angie'a Soul Cafe,

3400 St Clair Avenue in Cleveland.....

Call 216-659-0473 for more information on the forum)

__________________________________________________________________________

Kathy [Wray Coleman], (From national NAACP President Derrick Johnson)

Over the last 48 hours, we have once again seen the familiar faces of hate and
bigotry. We have seen white supremacists - wrapped in armbands emblazoned with the
Swastika, holding torches, and carrying the flags of the Confederacy - march through
Charlottesville, one of our great American cities.
[http://live-naacp-site.pantheonsite.io/latest/naacp-condemns-u...esville-virginia/]

And we have felt a familiar frustration as those in our nation's highest office have
chosen not to acknowledge the pain that these hateful symbols bring, but rather have
chosen to blame individuals "on many sides."

Our hearts and prayers are with the families of those who lost their lives in
Charlottesville.

We have received thousands of calls and emails from citizens around the country
asking: "what can I do?"

I say, we must stand strong, arm-in-arm with our neighbors, to speak out in one
unified voice. We must use our time, our talents and our resources to assist, and to
caution against the repeated rhetoric that has helped to fuel this climate of
division and derision. [http://www.naacp.org/membership/]

This has to change. You can help. Stand with us. [http://www.naacp.org/membership/]

In solidarity,
Derrick Johnson


NAACP
Interim President and CEO

 , Ohio's most read digital Black newspapers with some 4.8 million readers on Google Plus alone. And the ClevelandUrbanNews.Com website stats reveal some 26 million hits since 2012. Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. We interviewed former 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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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 www.clevelandurbannews.com 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 www.clevelandurbannews.com 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 urbannews.com. 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