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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 3.5 million views.

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By Clevelandurbannews.com: Activist and journalist Kathy Wray Coleman (pictured) among speakers at 15,000 person women's march in Cleveland where Coleman also led the march from Public Square to City Hall and back, a gathering with speakers such as Congress persons Marcia Fudge and Marcy Kaptur, and state Representative Nickie Antonio.....Coleman said in her speech that no Black women on Trump's cabinet is inexcusable, that Black women are incarcerated at a rate 4 times high...

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CLICK ON THE CLEVELAND FOX 8 TELEVISION NEWS VIDEO IN THE PICTURE BELOW FOR COVERAGE OF THE CLEVELAND ANTI-TRUMP RALLY WITH SPEECHES BY CLEVELAND ACTIVIST KATHY WRAY COLEMAN AND OTHERS. COLEMAN IS LEADING CHANTS IN THE VIDEO AND SAYING THAT "PEOPLE OF COLOR ARE AT RISK, WOMEN ARE AT RISK. NO JUSTICE NO PEACE ." CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SAME VIDEO ON THE WEBSITE OF CLEVELAND FOX 8 NEWS

 


Dylann Roof guilty in Charleston church shooting

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CHARLSTON, South Carolina-Dylann Roof (pictured), the professed white supremacist who confessed to fatally shooting nine people at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, after sitting through a Bible study class, was found guilty of several charges today.

A jury of three black people and nine white people found Roof, 22, guilty of hate crimes, religious obstruction and firearms violations in the June 2015 attack, reports the Charleston Post and Courier.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 December 2016 13:36

Cleveland Urban News.Com Editor Kathy Wray Coleman talks face-to-face with Tavis Smiley during his visit to Cleveland for a radio and television broadcast with area judges on the heroin crisis, etc....Smiley also comments to Coleman on LeBron James

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Pictured is Tavis Smiley

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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 3.4 million views).

 

CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, CLEVELAND, Ohio- Tavis Smiley, the host of the late night nationally syndicated television talk show 'Tavis Smiley,' which airs weeknights at 11:30 pm on WVIZ/PBS and on other PBS stations across the country, and also on Sundays at 3:00 pm on 90.3  FM WCPN, was in Cleveland, Ohio on Wednesday, Dec. 7 , 2016.


He did an 11 am taping in Cleveland at WVIZ headquarters on Thursday, Dec 8 on the opiate and heroin crisis of Cuyahoga County.


The heroin crisis broadcast will include commentary from Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas judges and the legal system in general, including bail, feess and bias. It  will run at 11:30  pm on Tues, Dec. 13 nd Wed. Dec. 14 on WVIZ/PBS public broadcast television and ran on Sunday Dec. 11 at 3 pm on WCPN ideastream 90.3 FM, a non-commercial educational radio station licensed to Cleveland.

 

Smiley and the judges will also take questions from the audience, organizers said.

 

Cleveland Urban News.Com Editor-in-Chief Kathy Wray Coleman ran into Smiley at G-Lancer 21, a Black-owned restaurant at East 21st Street and Superior Avenue in Cleveland on the city's east side that is  owned and operated by George Dixon, who owned and operated the now defunct historic Lancer's Lounge and Bar in Cleveland, and Glenville High School Head Football Coach Ted Ginn Sr.


Coleman said the restaurant food at the Black-owned G- Lancer, including its fish dinners, is delicious.


Also a Cleveland-based community activist who leads the Imperial Women Coalition and a former Cleveland schools biology teacher of 13 years, Coleman was eating dinner and on a date with a male friend when Smiley entered the restaurant with two people, and she immediately asked what he was doing in town.


Smiley smiled and responded that "can't I come to Cleveland?"


Thereafter, he elaborated on the heroin crisis.


Coleman told Smiley that Cuyahoga County, which includes the largely Black major American city of Cleveland, had the highest rates of death from opiate and heroin abuse in August and September of 2016 in its history with some 52 deaths.


The heroin associated death toll is expected to reach 500 in Cuyahoga County by the end of this year, according to the office of the county medical examiner. And though Blacks are impacted, Whites are disproportionately affected, a scenario that raises questions on incoming state and federal resources that have been all but denied to the Black community relative to the ongoing crack cocaine crisis, critics say.


"I read that," said Smiley, regarding the county death toll this summer and the heroin crisis in Cuyahoga County reaching its highest point ever.


Coleman then asked Smiley where he was coming from.


"California," said Smiley in response. "And LeBron James' wife and a Kardashian were on the airplane with me."


When asked by Coleman his views on President-elect Donald Trump, Smiley reserved comment.


But Smiley has not held back on his disdain for Trump, a Republican whose policies and practices, including his recent cabinet picks, are traditionally contrary to the interests of Blacks, politically, economically, and otherwise.


And he has taken on Trump in public venues, usually on television and radio talk shows.


After Trump's stunning win over Hillary Clinton last month, Smiley said, regarding  the election of the Republican nominee for president, that racism, sexism and classicism "received the GOP seal of approval."


In addition to his role as a talk show host, Smiley, 52 and Black, is an author, liberal political commentator, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and Civil Rights activist who frequently tours the country with Dr. Cornel West, 63, a scholar and academician who, during his career, has held professorships at Harvard University, Princeton University, Yale University, Union Theological Seminary, and the University of Paris.


West, like Smiley, is a brilliant Black orator and distinguished author.


He is best known for his oratory skills and his poplar book "Race Matters."


Smiley is a former commentator on the Tom Joyner Morning Radio Show and he and West have received slack from the Black community for their sometimes criticism of President Barack Obama, the first Black president of the United States of America.


Smiley and West have acted sparingly in their compliments of the president, and have, on several occasions, publicly criticized Obama.


They say the nation's first Black president should be more aggressive and outspoken in his fight for equal opportunity for the Black community.


While some may agree, their critics say that Obama's policies have helped the Black community and that as a a pro-Black president he is limited in what he can say and accomplish in a a still vividly racist America, particularly since both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate are controlled by Republicans.


Smiley and West are Democrats as are most Blacks.


In his own defense Obama, also a loyal Democrat,  has said that "we're not Democrats first, we're not Republicans first, we're Americans first."


Nonetheless, Smiley and West, and President Obama, are forces to recon with, say their supporters, and are strong Black men whose voices serve a purpose in the ongoing struggle for racial and economic equality for Black people.


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Last Updated on Monday, 12 December 2016 20:58

Recalled and former East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton's City Hall office vandalized a day before the recall election

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Pictured are East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton (wearing black suit and a light blue tie), and East Cleveland City Council President Thomas Wheeler (wearing grey suit and a patterned tie)

 

 

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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 3.4 million views).


CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio -According to East Cleveland Police Chief Michael Cardilli and public records, a vandal shattered the City Hall office windows of former Mayor Gary Norton a day before he and city council president Thomas Wheeler were ousted from office in a close recall election.


Norton, on Tuesday, lost the opportunity to keep his job by 20 votes, 548-528, and Wheeler by 18 votes, 229-211, unofficial results of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections reveal.


Per the city charter, council vice president Brandon King will now assume the helm as mayor pending a subsequent election.


In addition to vandalizing Norton's office, the windows were also shattered in the office of his secretary, a police report says.


Cardilli, who could be out of a job as police chief with the new administration, also said that a fan was broken by the vandal in the office of the former mayor's secretary, which would mean, if true, that someone entered City Hall the day of the incident.

Whether the vandal, which has not been caught, is on video camera is not known, and no arrests have been made.


Police say they have no suspects,


East Cleveland is a 99 percent Black and impoverished suburb of Cleveland and has a population of roughly 18,000 people.


The ousters of Norton and Wheeler came as they were pushing a controversial merger with Cleveland.


Those who pushed the recall, including Councilman Nate Martin, East Cleveland Board of Education President Una HR Keenon, residents and community activists Richard Fambro, Gerald Strothers, Ernie Smith  and Devin Branch, and Bright Star Missionary Baptist Church Senior Pastor the Rev Dr. David L. Hunter, are primarily against the merger.

 

Some others are against it too, such as Democratic Councilwoman Barbara Thomas, who told Cleveland Urban News.Com that while she did not push the recall of Norton and Wheeler she is against a merger that she says is "not a good fix."

 

East Cleveland has a median income of $15,000 and is nearly bankrupt, according to state auditor David Yost, a Republican.

 

Norton Wheeler, new mayor Brandon King and East Cleveland City Council are all Democrats.


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Last Updated on Saturday, 10 December 2016 19:29

President Obama comments on the death of former astronaut John Glenn, also a former U.S. senator from Ohio.....Dead at 95, Glen was the first American to orbit the earth and was succeeded in Congress by the late George Voinovich, a former Cleveland mayor

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Pictured are President Barack Obama, the first Black president of the United States of America (left) and former astronaut John Glenn, also a former U.S.  senator from Ohio

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 3.4 million views).


CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, WASHINGTON, D.C.- Former astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth and a former Democratic U.S. senator from Ohio, died on Thursday in Columbus, Ohio, a city some 120 miles south of Cleveland.


Funeral arrangements are pending.


President Barack Obama, America's first Black president and a Democrat like Glen, offered condolences from the White House to the Glenn family.


"With John's passing, our nation has lost an icon, and Michelle and I have lost a friend, " said Obama in a press release on Thursday to Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's Black digital news leader.  "John spent his life breaking barriers, from defending our freedom as a decorated Marine Corps fighter pilot in World War II and Korea, to setting a transcontinental speed record, to becoming, at age 77, the oldest human to touch the stars."


The president, who bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Glenn at a White House ceremony in 2012, said that Glen "always had the right stuff, inspiring generations of scientists, engineers and astronauts."


Born July 18, 1921 in Cambridge, Ohio and raised in Concord, Ohio, Glenn was a distinguished Marine Corps pilot in Korea and World War ll before joining NASA and orbiting earth three times in 1962, the first to do so from American soil.


He resigned from NASA in 1964 and won a U.S. senate seat in 1974, where he served until 1999. He was succeeded in Congress by the late and former U.S. senator George Voinovich, a Republican and former mayor of the city of Cleveland.


Glenn was also the oldest astronaut, returning to space in 1998 at 77-year-old as a Payload Specialist on Discovery's STS-95 mission.


Before his death, he was the oldest living former U.S. senator.


Glenn is survived by his wife Annie, and their children Carolyn and John.


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Last Updated on Monday, 19 December 2016 13:44

East Cleveland voters recall Mayor Gary Norton, city council president in response to their efforts to merge the Black city with Cleveland....East Cleveland Councilwoman Barbara Thomas comments on the issue to Cleveland Urban News.Com

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Pictured are East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton (wearing black suit and a light blue tie), and East Cleveland City Council President Thomas Wheeler (wearing grey suit and a patterned tie)

 

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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 3.3 million views).


CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio - East Cleveland voters  on Tuesday recalled two-term Black Mayor Gary A. Norton Jr. and the mayor's ally, city council president Thomas Wheeler, in a special election spurred by attempts by Norton and Wheeler to hand the Black city to neighboring Cleveland via controversial merger discussions that remain pending.


Absentee ballots could change the results of a close election with some 53 percent of them counted at press time.

 

Norton lost by 20 votes, 548-528, and Wheeler by 18 votes, 229-211, unofficial results of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections reveal.


Per the city charter, council vice president Brandon King will now assume the helm as mayor pending a subsequent election.

Wheeler faced recall efforts on two previous occasions, both of which he overcame.


Norton faced recall for the first time on Tuesday.


Wheeler is Black like Norton, as are the other four council persons of the 99 percent impoverished Black Cleveland suburb, a city of some 18,000 people.


Among those opposing the merger with Cleveland are some local community activists of both Cleveland and East Cleveland, outspoken East Cleveland Councilman Nate Martin, East Cleveland Councilwoman Barbara Thomas, and retired East Cleveland judge Una H.R. Kennon, now the president of the East Cleveland Board of Education and the longtime president and founder of the Black Women's Political Action Committee.


Kennon could not be reached for comment but sources say she led the effort to oust Norton and Wheeler as a seasoned Black politician.


Cleveland currently has 17 wards with roughly 25,000 constituents in each ward.  A ward 18 will be added if the merger materializes and will be former East Cleveland, city officials have said.


East Cleveland Councilwoman Barbara Thomas told Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper, that while she did not push the recall she is vehemently opposed to any merger of the chocolate city with Cleveland, also a largely Black city.


"A merger is not a good fix," said Thomas during a Cleveland Urban News.Com interview on Tuesday.


The special election was certified in September by the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections after activist and resident Devin Branch, who last month was arrested and charged with allegedly assaulting Norton, submitted more than the required 600 petition signatures.

Branch, a former member of the East Cleveland Library Board, has pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor assault charge, which he says is frivolous and politically motivated.


Norton, who was first elected city mayor in 2009 after defeating then mayor Eric Brewer and was re-elected in 2014, says Branch was the aggressor.


Under the East Cleveland charter, Norton and Wheeler could have resigned instead of facing a potential recall, but both refused.

Norton and Wheeler are both Democrats.


East Cleveland is nearly bankrupt, according to state auditor David Yost, a Republican.

It has a median income of $15,000 and most residents live below the poverty line.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 December 2016 13:14

East Cleveland voters to decide recall election of Mayor Gary Norton, city council president Thomas Wheeler December 6, 2016....Former county commissioner Peter Lawson Jones and former state representative candidate Cassandra McDonald spar over the issue

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Pictured are East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton (wearing black suit light blue tie), East Cleveland City Council President Thomas Wheeler (wearing grey suit and patterned tie), Cassandra McDonald, an unsuccessful canididate this past November for state representative in state House District 9, which includes the city of East Cleveland, and former Cuyahoga County commissioner Peter Lawson Jones (wearing grey suit and red tie)

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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 3.3 million views).


CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio - East Cleveland voters will decide Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 whether to recall two-term Black Mayor Gary A. Norton Jr. and the mayor's ally, city council president Thomas Wheeler.

Wheeler is Black too, as are the other four council persons of the 99 percent impoverished Black Cleveland suburb, a city of some 18,000 people.

The special election was certified in September by the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections after activist and resident Devin Branch, who last month was arrested and charged with allegedly assaulting Norton, submitted more than the required 600 petition signatures.

Branch, a former member of the East Cleveland Library Board, has pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor assault charge, which he says is frivolous and politically motivated.


Norton, who was first elected city mayor in 2009 after defeating then mayor Eric Brewer and was re-elected in 2014, says Branch was the aggressor.


The special recall election will cost the city between $25,000 and $30,000, with polls opening at 6:30 am on Tuesday, and closing at 7:30 pm.

Under the East Cleveland charter, Norton and Wheeler could have resigned instead of facing a potential recall, but both refused.

Norton and Wheeler are Democrats.


The mayor has not said if he will seek re-election next year and said that the recall effort is ridiculous in part because of next year's mayoral election.


Those seeking his removal from office say time is of essence.

Wheeler faced a two previous recall efforts, both of which he overcame.

At the core of the dispute are controversial merger negotiations with officials of neighboring Cleveland that were initiated after Norton collected the necessary signatures required by state law to start merger discussions.


East Cleveland is nearly bankrupt.


It has a median income of $15,000 and most residents live below the poverty line.


Norton says bankruptcy is inevitable, given the socioeconomic factors of the cash strapped city.


His foes blame him for the economic catastrophe and have been canvassing the community and circulating posts on Facebook seeking the mayor's ouster on Tuesday.

 

His foes include Cassandra McDonald, an unsuccessful Black candidate for state representative in November for state House District 9, which includes East Cleveland and is currently led by Democratic state Rep. Kent Smith, who is White and supports Norton.


McDonald wants Norton gone, and said so without reservation on Facebook.

 

Former Cuyahoga County commissioner Peter Lawson Jones of Shaker Heights, Norton's boss when he was his chief assistant for the county before winning for mayor, acknowledges problems with the city but says Norton is an effective mayor and should not be recalled.


McDonald disagrees.


"Mr. Jones, with all due respect it is beyond Mayor Norton's performance as the Mayor of East Cleveland," said McDonald, who ran in November as a Republican against incumbent Smith but said after wards that she is really a Democrat and that the county Republican Party would not back her in her race against Smith, and is allegedly racist.


She said that Jones views Norton in a different light as his former boss.


"As someone who has worked with him [Norton], you can surely highlight the good qualities that you experienced and observed during your collaboration," McDonald said.


A Harvard Law School graduate Jones, who is also Black, shot back.


"We agree that something radical must occur and quickly," said Jones. "We simply disagree, in all due respect, that the removal of Gary Norton is part of the solution.


Jones added that "in any event, we'll see what happens on December 6."


Norton and Wheeler want the merger with Cleveland as do some Black Cleveland power brokers, including Mayor Frank Jackson, east side councilmen Jeff Johnson and Kevin Conwell, and George L. Former, a former city council president and former Cleveland NAACP president.

Cleveland, also a majority Black city, currently has 17 wards with roughly 25,000 constituents in each ward.  A ward 18 will be added if the merger materializes and will be former East Cleveland, city officials have said.

Among others opposing the merger are some local community activists of both Cleveland and East Cleveland, outspoken East Cleveland Councilman Nate Martin, and retired East Cleveland judge Una H.R. Kennon, now the president of the East Cleveland Board of Education and the longtime president and founder of the Black Women's Political Action Committee.

Though a merger would not include East Cleveland schools, Kennon has said that she is staunchly against the merger and that she does not trust the process, period.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 December 2016 03:12

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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