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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 3.5 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).

 

Posted April 18, 2017: By Clevelandurbannews.com: Cleveland Facebook murderer Steve Stephens,


(37 and pictured) commits suicide, the full story on his life, his murdering of Robert Godwin Sr. (pictured),


and his suicide of which can be read here at www.clevelandurbannews.com and


www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's Black digital news leaders...


.And with comments from the victim's family members, activists, law enforcement officials,


and others....By editor-in-chief Kathy Wray Coleman

 

 

By Clevelandurbannews.com: Activist and journalist Kathy Wray Coleman

 

(pictured below leading the march with her megaphone) among speakers


at 15,000 person women's march in Cleveland on Jan, 21, 2017....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.


CLICK HERE TO GO TO READ THE FULL STORY AT KATHY WRAY COLEMAN ONLINE NEWS BLOG.COM

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Clevelandurbannews.com: International Women's Day Cleveland rally and march of


March 8, 2017 draw

nearly 400 people and are both led by Kathy Wray Coleman


(pictured below) of the

Imperial Women Coalition, an activist, journalist and the


key organizer of the

event, and with some 15 speakers

By Clevelandurbannews.com: Some of the nearly 400 people at our March 8, 2017 International Women's Day rally at Willard Park in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Go to Cleveland 19 Action News television on Facebook for a video on parts of the rally speeches by clicking the following link: https://www.facebook.com/Cleveland19News/videos/10155145201979443/ Cleveland Plain Dealer Newspaper photo at www.cleveland.com.....The historic rally and march were supported by women across racial and socioeconomic lines, organized by Black women and grassroots activists, and led by key organizer and Cleveland activist and journalist Kathy Wray Coleman of the Imperial Women Coalition, who edits www.clevelandurbannews.com and www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's Black digital news leaders....Thank you Cleveland 19 Action News for the live coverage

Clevelandurbannews.com: Activists rally in Cleveland on April 1, 2017 for healthcare and abortion rights, and against the nomination of Judge Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court, and the rally speakers included activist and journalist Kathy Wray Coleman (pictured below with the bull horn leading the march) of the Imperial Women Coalition, who led the healthcare march

http://www.cleveland19.com/…/womens-march-ohio-holds-vigil-…19 News video and extensive coverage of the April 13, 2017 women's rally and vigil in Cleveland for Syrian refugees and pictures of the 11 speakers : Article: Women's March Ohio holds rally and vigil for Syrian refugees, a rally led by activist Kathy Wray Coleman (pictured with megaphone) of the Imperial Women Coalition and organized by Shayne Terry of Women's March Ohio

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson to take community questions in an open meeting Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 7 pm-8:30 pm at the Harvard Community Services Center in Ward 1 as speculation on whether he will seek reelection grows....By Kathy Wray Coleman

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Cleveland Urban News.Com, via editor Kathy Wray Coleman, interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one. 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- Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson (pictured), the city's three-term Black mayor who has been moot on whether he will seek an historic fourth term this year, will take questions form the Ward 1 community and others at a community meeting on Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 from 7:00-8:30 pm at the Harvard Community Services Center on the city's east side at 18240 Harvard Avenue.

 

Both Elaine Gohlstin, president and CEO of the Harvard Community Services Center, and Ward 1 Precinct Committeemen James Richards, also the assistant to Cleveland Ward 1 Councilman Terrell Pruitt and who will chair the meeting, confirmed the engagement that is open to the public.

 

"We invited the mayor to speak this evening and he accepted," said Richards.

 

Community activists are among those expected to attend, though Richards said that Ward 1 residents will be given priority to ask questions.

 

A spokesperson for the Harvard Community Services Center said the mayor, a former city council president, "will take all questions that are reasonable and within the guidelines"

 

To date prominent people that have taken out petitions to run for mayor this year of the largely Black major American city include Ward 1 Councilman Jeff Johnson, who is Black and says he will run  regardless of whether Jackson runs.

 

Other perspective  well-known candidates for mayor include former East Cleveland mayor Eric Brewer, Ward 2 Councilman Zack Reed, Cleveland NAACP President Michael Newlson Sr., and state Rep. Bill Patmon, a former city councilman.

 

All of them are Black.

 

According to an article published on Jan. 16 by the Cleveland Plain Dealer Newspaper at its online news venue of Cleveland.com , the less well- known candidates for mayor that have pulled petitions from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections are as follows:


 

 

  • Brian S. Costa - A Cleveland man by the same name lists on his Facebook page that he is an officer with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.
  • Angela Y. Davis - A Cleveland woman by the same name lists on her Facebook page that she works for the U.S. Postal Service.
  • Barbara A. DeBerry - A Cleveland-area woman named Barbara DeBerry lists on LinkedIn that she is founder incorporator and proposal writer for W.H. a. T International Enterprises and a former election official with the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.
  • Ja'Ovvoni Garrison - His Facebook page introduces him as a "Future Mayor for the City of Cleveland." Cleveland.com reported on Jan. 7, 2017 that Garrison is a former Slavic Village Development community organizer who is using his skateboarding expertise to attract grant money to provide free skateboards and lessons to low-income kids.
  • Renee Saunders - A Cleveland-area woman by the same name is listed on LinkedIn as a student at Cleveland State University.
  • Landry M. Simmons Jr. - A Landry M. Simmons lists himself on Facebook as a Strongsville resident and a sales consultant for Auto World USA.

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Last Updated on Saturday, 28 January 2017 20:29

Denzel Washington and Ruth Negga nominated for Oscars for best actor with four other Blacks, Viola Davis, Octavia Spenser, Naomi Harris and Mahershala Ali, nominated for best supporting actress or actor, and Barry Jenkins nominated for best director

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Cleveland Urban News.Com, via editor Kathy Wray Coleman, interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one. 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 - The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards are out with "Fences," directed by Denzel Washington, a best actor nominee, getting the nomination, among others for best picture, as did "Hidden Figures."


Ruth Negga is the lone Black woman nominated for best actress for her role in the film "Loving,", a real-life drama which "tells the story of Richard Loving (Joel Eggerton) and his wife Mildred (Megga) , an interracial couple in Virginia who went all the way to the Supreme Court to fight their right to be married in the 60s."


Washington, however, was snubbed for a best director nominee for "Fences," an adaptation from the 1983 Pulitzer Prize -winning play by playwright August Wilson about an African-American married- father trying to raise his son in the 1950s.


In short, Blacks garnered six Oscar nominations in the acting categories.

Viola Davis was nominated for best supporting actress for "Fences," Naomi Harris for 'Moonlight, and Octavia Spenser for the critically acclaimed "Hidden Figures," which also stars Kevin Costner, another Oscar snub.


Hidden Figures tells the story of Katherine Johnson (played by Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Spenser) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae), three black women who played crucial roles when NASA launched an American into orbit for the first time.


Harris, who is also Black, got the Oscar nomination nod for best supporting actress in "Moonlight," a drama-film written and directed by Barry Jenkins, which chronicles the life of a Chiron (played by Alex Hibbert,12), from childhood to adulthood in the ghettos of Miami while dealing with a drug-addicted mother (Harris).


Mahershala Ali, another Black actor, is nominated for best supporting actor for his role in "Moonlight" as a crack dealer named Juan who takes Chiron under his wing.


Moonlight, with Brad Pitt as its executive producer, brought best director and best screenplay nominations for Jenkins, who is Black,  has been deemed by critics as "a masterful exploration of African-American masculinity." It has received eight nominations in totality, including best director, best picture and best screenplay.


This year's nominees are a departure from last year, and the year prior, when the Academy Awards shut out Black actors and actresses altogether, causing actor Will Smith and his actress wife Jada Pinket- Smith, among others, to boycott the event as well as an analysis by the academy on racial disparities relative to its nominations.

The Academy Awards, which covers movies released in 2016, will air live on Feb, 26 on ABC.

"La La Land" earned 14 nominations with its stars, Ryan Gosling and Emma Thompson, both nominated for best actor and best actress respectively. It ties the record for the most nominations by a single film.

 

 

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Last Updated on Monday, 27 February 2017 12:16

Anti Jeff Sessions for U.S .attorney general Cleveland rally: Activist groups to rally from 11 am-1 pm in Cleveland today, January 24, 2017, against Jeff Sessions becoming U.S. attorney general near the Cleveland office of U.S. Senator Rob Portman

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Pictured are U.S.  Sen. Jeff Sessions (wearing light grey suit and a red tie) of Alabama, a Republican and the controversial nominee of President Donald Trump for U.S. attorney general, National NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks, who is Black,  former Ohio governor Ted Strickland (wearing dark blue suit), who lost a bid last year for the U.S. Senate against U.S. Sen Rob Portman, a Cincinnati Republican, and Portman (wearing dark grey suit and red tie), a junior Republican senator who is neck and neck with Strickland for the November election(www.clevelandurbannews.com) / (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com). Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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 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. (Note: A former biology teacher and longtime Cleveland activist, Coleman is the most read reporter in Ohio on Google Plus with some 3.5 million views).


CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-CLEVELAND, Ohio-Civil Rights groups and community activists will rally from 11 am-1 pm in Cleveland near the office of Republican U.S. Sen Rob Portman against The confirmation of controversial Republican U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions for U.S. attorney general.


The event, a protest near Portman's Cleveland district office at the federal building on East 9th Street in downtown Cleveland, is sponsored by the Ohio Revolution group and the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus.

 

Portman is a center-Right Republican born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he still lives today, when not in Washington, D.C.

 

He won reelection in November favorably over former Ohio governor Ted Strickland, the Democratic nominee.


Nominated by President Donald Trump to succeed outgoing attorney general Loretta Lynch, the nation's first Black female attorney general who worked under former President Barack Obama, the country's first Black president, Sessions' nomination has Civil Rights organizations across the country up in arms, including the NAACP, the nation's most renown Civil Rights organization.


The NAACP is upset over Sessions' allegedly hostile attitude toward Civil Rights and the Voting Rights Act, which was weakened by a Supreme Court decision in 2013.


National NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks and five other NAACP members were arrested following a sit-in on Jan 3 at the Mobile, Alabama office of Sessions, who says he has supported criminal justice reforms and a few other Civil Rights initiatives as a federal lawmaker.

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Last Updated on Saturday, 28 January 2017 20:30

Cleveland Housing Court Judge Ray Pianka dies suddenly at 65, Mayor Jackson, others offer condolences, including activist and journalist Kathy Wray Coleman, whose deceased husband, a former Cleveland cop, worked under Pianka as a housing court bailiff

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Cleveland Urban News.Com, via editor Kathy Wray Coleman, interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one. 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 -Cleveland Municipal Housing Court Judge Raymond L. Pianka (pictured) is dead at 65, and his death was sudden and has taken the community by surprise.

The  judge's family has asked for privacy, and funeral arrangements are pending.


Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, a former city council president who served with Pianka, also a former councilman, on city council, offered condolences on behalf of the city, calling Pianka "a tireless advocate for his community."

Ward 2 Councilman Zack Reed, an east side city lawmaker contemplating a run for mayor this year, tweeted that Pianka was "a longtime friend."

Activist and journalist Kathy Wray Coleman, the surviving spouse of former Cleveland cop Wesley Maclin Jr, who was employed later as a housing court deputy bailiff for Pianka until his death in 2004 and started the first Cleveland housing court union for bailiff's with the judge's support, was caught off guard.

Coleman says she is shocked and that Pianka was especially sensitive and caring when she lost her husband as a relatively young woman, even attending funeral services after closing the court for the morning.

"We offer condolences to the Pianka family," said Coleman. "May the judge rest in peace."

Pianka reportedly died Sunday morning in the property behind his home on Ellen Avenue, though details are sketchy.

Judge Pianka was a former west side Cleveland councilman who lived in the Detroit Shoreway community his entire life, his court bio says.

He was first elected to housing court, which hears criminal cases involving violations of municipal codes and select civil cases, in 1995 and was repeatedly re-elected.

"He was loved and respected by his employees," Coleman said.

 

(www.clevelandurbannews.com) / (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com). Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 3.5 million views on Google Plus alone. Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 January 2017 20:31

Activist and journalist Kathy Wray Coleman 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 Fudge and Kaptur

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Pictured are Cleveland community activist and journalist Kathy Wray Coleman, who is Black, 9th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, who is the longest serving woman in congress, and 11th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge

 

(www.clevelandurbannews.com) / (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com). Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 3.5 million views on Google Plus alone. Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Cleveland Urban News.Com, via editor Kathy Wray Coleman, interviewed now president Barack Obama one-on-one. 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- Some 15, 000 people protested on Public Square in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, a sister march to the national women's march in Washington D.C and a local event with speakers that include Ohio Congress persons Marcia L. Fudge and Marcy Kaptur, Ohio state Rep. Nickie Antonio and Black Cleveland journalist and activist Kathy Wray Coleman of the Imperial Women Coalition, who also led the 15 thousand people on chants during a march to City Hall and back to Public Square.


Some 600 marches were held that day in cities across the country on women's issues, including the hub march in Washington, D.C. that drew over 200 thousand people to the nation's capital, a day after Donald Trump was inaugurated amid protests that brought some 200 arrests on nearby streets.


In Atlanta, some 60,000 people showed, in Chicago police turned people away because of the enormous crowd, and Los Angeles drew dome 750,00 protesters.

 

But, regardless of the turnout, women united across this country, and their voices were heard, loudly and clearly.


Also a former Cleveland schools biology teacher who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper and who now edits Cleveland Urban News.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com, Coleman said in her rousing speech that the absence of a Black woman on President Trump's transition team and cabinet is inexcusable, that Black women are incarcerated at a rate four times that of White women, and that they traditionally earn 63 cents on the dollar compared to non-Hispanic White men.


She urged the federal government to bring in more resources to the largely Black city of Cleveland and talked on violence against women from the Imperial Avenue Murders in Cleveland by serial killer and death row inmate Anthony Sowell, to the East Cleveland serial murders by convicted serial killer Michael Madison and the Seymour Avenue rape and kidnapping of Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight and Amanda Berry.


Led through the city streets by Coleman with a  bull horn, protesters chanted 'No justice, no peace, My body my choice, Women united will never be defeated, and This is what democracy looks like," to name a few.

 

A Republican and former reality star turned president who won the presidency in November over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, Trump is colorful at best.


The national women's march in Washington and similar rallies that were held in cities across the country came as Trump is under fire from women's rights groups and Civil Rights organizations, including the NAACP, for insensitive remarks during the presidential campaign against women, and the make-up of his transition team and cabinet, neither of which contains any Black women whatsoever.


Also at issue are comments the president made two weeks ago, saying Civil Rights icon and longtime Congressman John Lewis of Georgia had done nothing for his congressional districts.


The insensitive rhetoric caused Lewis to back-out of the inauguration and several other Washington Democrats followed his lead, some 62 Democratic lawmakers in fact, including Fudge, a Warrensville Heights Democrat, and Kaptur, a Toledo Democrat whose congressional district stretches to Cleveland. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE ON OHIO CONGRESSWOMAN MARCIA FUDGE JOINING CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS AND OTHERS TO BOYCOTT THE INAUGURATION AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS

 

 


 

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 January 2017 19:07

Women's March Cleveland expects thousands on Public Square at 10 am on Saturday, January 21, 2017, with six headliners of Congresspersons Kaptur and Fudge, state Rep. Antonio, activist Kathy Wray Coleman, Margaret Mitchell and Gail Sands

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Cleveland Urban News.Com, via editor Kathy Wray Coleman, interviewed now president Barack Obama one-on-one. 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- Ohio Congresspersons Marcia L. Fudge and Marcy Kaptur, Ohio state Rep Nickie Antonio and Black Cleveland activist Kathy Wray Coleman of the Imperial Women Coalition are among six  headliner speakers for the Women's march in Cleveland at 10 am on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 at Public Square in Cleveland, an event that will mirror the national women's march on Washington that same day at post- inauguration festivities of President-elect Donald Trump. (CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE FACEBOOK PAGE AS TO THE WOMEN'S MARCH CLEVELAND where some 5,500 people have shown interest and some 3,800 people say that will attend. Call Laura Johnson of Cleveland at 505-382-0804 for more information. And activists can call Kathy Wray Coleman of the Imperial Women Coalition at 216-659-0473).


According to organizers Laura Johnson and Claudia Pasma, both Ph.D. students in physics at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, other morning speakers include Greater Cleveland YWCA President and CEO Margaret Mitchell, and Gail Sands, a Cleveland Heights resident and volunteer for the National Council of Jewish Women.(Editor's note: Organizers added Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Shontel Brown and Mallory McMaster as speakers after press time),


Protesters will gather at Public Square at 10 am for speeches by the aforementioned and at 11 am they will march through the streets of the city to the Free Stamp next to city Hall at Willard Park.


They will then march back to Public Square for speeches that could go on to 2 pm, organizers said.


"We are standing up for women's rights," said Johnson, sentiments echoed by Pasma, an immigrant from Greece in her second year as a doctoral student at CWRU.


The two young women said that they stepped to the plate to organize Clevelanders and others that will attend the march on Public Square Saturday to '"stand together for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families, while recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our communities."


A Republican and former reality star turned president who won the presidency in November over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, Trump will have already taken his oath as president on Friday, Jan 20, a day before the women's march and the day that President Barack Obama, the nation's  first Black president, officially leaves office.


The national women's march in Washington and similar rallies that will be held in cities across the country come as Trump is under fire from women's rights groups and Civil Rights organizations, including the NAACP, for insensitive remarks during the presidential campaign against women, and the make-up of his transition team and cabinet, neither of which contains any Black women whatsoever.


Also at issue are comments the president -elect made last week, saying Civil Rights icon and longtime Congressman John Lewis of Georgia had done nothing for his congressional districts.


The insensitive rhetoric caused Lewis to back-out of the inauguration and several other Washington Democrats followed his lead, some 62 Democratic lawmakers in fact, including Fudge, a Warrensville Heights Democrat, and Kaptur, a Toledo Democrat whose congressional district stretches to Cleveland. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE ON OHIO CONGRESSWOMAN MARCIA FUDGE JOINING CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS AND OTHERS TO BOYCOTT THE INAUGURATION AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS

 

Fudge is Black and leads Ohio's 11th congressional district, which is majority Black and includes the largely Black major metropolitan city of Cleveland and several of its eastern suburbs.


But Saturday's march in Cleveland is non-partisan, organizers say.


"The women's rights march in Cleveland is non- partisan but will address women's rights and Civil Rights in general," organizer Claudia Pasma told Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper.

 

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Last Updated on Friday, 20 January 2017 22:12

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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