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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  5 million views.

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The Word Church to hold "Casket Crusades" march in East Cleveland on July 22, 2017 to highlight deaths from violent crime and drug abuse, the first march of which was held in Akron last week and the third crusade is set for Cleveland July 29

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Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com , Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 4.5 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 . 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-EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio-Black clergy, community activists, family members of victims of crime and others will rally in East Cleveland, a largely Black and impoverished suburb of Cleveland, on Saturday, July 22 beginning at 3 pm at Shaw High School football statium, the second of three "Casket Crusades" sponsored by the Word Church and its senior pastor the Rev Dr. R.A. Vernon, a three Saturdays event to draw attention to heightened community deaths due to drug abuse and violence.

 

The event is open to the public, organizers said.

 

 

The Word Church is an umbrella baptist church with four locations, one in Akron,  another in Cleveland on Kinsman Road on the city's east side, a third in East Cleveland, and  its headquarters in Warrensville Heights,  a staunch middle class Black suburb of Cleveland.

 

Founded in 2000, it boasts a congregation of some 30,000 people.

 

Saturday's East Cleveland event is also promoted by the grassroots groups Black on Black Crime Inc. and the Black Man's Army, though spearheaded by the prominent Word Church, and will begin at 3 pm at the Shaw High School football stadium with a scheduled 5 pm service, organizers said.

 

East Cleveland has some 18,000 largely Black residents, a household median income of $20,000, and skyrocketing poverty and crime.

 

The first of the three "Casket Crusade" marches occurred through the streets of neighboring Akron, Ohio last Saturday and was led by Vernon where the marchers carried empty caskets to symbolize the loss of lives. It drew hundreds, with the third and final march set for Saturday, July 29, a procession beginning at 3 pm at East Technical High School and a service later that day at 5 pm on Public Square in downtown Cleveland.

 

Drug overdoses in America exceeded 59,000 in 2016, a New York Times report reveals, the largest annual jump in history on years, with heroine and opioid deaths, which predominate in the nation's White communities, reaching epidemic figures.

 

Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death of Americans under the age of 50.

 

Ohio is in trouble too, 2016 seeing some 4,100 deaths from unintentional overdoses, a leap of 36 percent from the previous year.

 

Cuyahoga County, which includes Cleveland, saw record levels of heroine and fentanyl deaths last year too, figures that have nearly doubled in 2017 in some comparison months, with an overall increase of 24 percent in the Black community for fentanyl deaths, data say.

 

Violent crime statistics are no better.

 

An average of 15,000 people are murdered each year nationally over a period of the last three years with an increase since 2014, and 71 percent of the incidents involved a forearm. And  over 80,000 annual rapes nationwide, and more that 300,000 robberies, the FBI reports.

 

According to  Cleveland.com, Cleveland saw the deadliest year in decades in 2016  for violent crimes with some 136 deaths, a 13 percent increase from 2015.

 

Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com , Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 4.5 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 . 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 Saturday, 22 July 2017 17:36

Retired judge Jean Murrell Capers is dead at 104 and was the first Black woman elected to Cleveland City Council and the longest living former or current Black elected official in Ohio.....Mayor Jackson, Rep Fudge, state Rep Patmon and Art McKoy comment

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Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com , Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 4.5 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 . 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, Ohio- Retired Cleveland Municipal Court judge Jean Murrell Capers, who was the longest living former or current Black elected official in Ohio, and likely elsewhere, and the first Black woman to serve on Cleveland City Council, is dead at 104, the beloved public servant passing away in her sleep the afternoon of July 17.


Judge Capers, as she was affectionately referred to since judges in Ohio retain such title unless they quit, lose election or reelection or are removed from the bench for malfeasance or other reasons, died with a doctor, a nurse and her guardian, Vel Scott, by her side, a family spokesperson said.


Funeral arrangements are pending.


An Obama supporter, Capers was elected to Cleveland City Council in 1949, long before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.


She was a staunch advocate for Blacks, women, the poor and other disenfranchised groups, and was one of the first members of the  Women's Advisory Council for the women's division of what is now called the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.


She believed firmly in the application of the Constitution of the United States of America from the free speech clause of the first amendment to the equal protection and due process clauses under the 14th amendment.

 

After retiring she would frequently rally  and march with greater Cleveland community activists on community issues.


And she would call out Black leaders she felt did not stand up enough for the Black community.


At the age of 62 she was appointed to the Cleveland Municipal Court bench. She  later won election to the court, now a 13 -member largely Black court, and remained there until her retirement.


Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, the city's three-term Black mayor and former council president who for decades represented ward 5, which includes the central neighborhood, said Capers will not be forgotten.


"Judge Capers gave her time and talent to mentoring future leaders and was a tenacious advocate and fighter for the city, the central neighborhood and the people," said Jackson in a press release. " I remember her as a person who required excellence, order and professionalism."


Jackson said that Capers was "the first ‘Negro’ female member of city council, but despite her accomplishments, she never forgot where she came from, and stayed in the central neighborhood until just a few years ago. "


"Judge Capers was a colleague, neighbor and a friend, I will miss her dearly," said Mayor Jackson, a Democrat.


She was a community icon and had an enduring personality, said other Black elected officials who knew her.


" To have known her was to have loved her," state Rep. Bill Patmon, a Cleveland Democrat  and former city councilman, told Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com during an interview on yesterday. "If there is one icon that shows brightly in Cleveland's historical years, she was it, and we shall miss her."


11th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, a Warrensville Heights Democrat whose largely Black congressional district includes parts of the majority Black city of Cleveland and several of its eastern suburbs, and one of two Blacks in congress from Ohio,  praised Capers too.


"Judge Capers was a role model for women from her competitive days as a tennis and health and physical education teacher, to her advocacy in the courtroom and time on the bench," said Fudge. "She was a tireless worker and our champion, fighting to defend the rights of people."

 

Born on Jan 11,  1913, Capers has been courted for the last several years on her annual birthday by the Black community of greater Cleveland and area media, among others, the last gathering with community activists, friends and family members on her birthday this year at the Judson Manor assisted living facility where she has lived for the last several years.

 

At that birthday gathering, which also included her younger sister Alice Murrell Rose, now 100 years-old, and her sister's son, Capers was vibrant and told .Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com that she expected to live many more years.


" I don't think about dying," Capers told editor Kathy Wray Coleman of .Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, "Ohio's Black digital news leaders. "I think about living."


Also a former school teacher and prior assistant attorney general, and a Black Republican with friends and supporters across partisan lines, she was one of five siblings, and was born in Kentucky, later migrating to Ohio and becoming a legend in her own right.


The outspoken and highly respected Capers was a community activist and until recently remained active in the community.


Until last year  Capers was an assistant commentator on the weekly WJMO 1490 am radio show in Cleveland dubbed the Art McKoy University Show of Common Sense, a radio broadcast that features community activists Art McKoy and Al Porter of Black on Crime Inc and addresses urban issues across the spectrum from Black on Black Crime and police brutality to racism, and politics.


"We  loved the judge and we will miss her," said McKoy, a longtime community activist who founded the greater Cleveland grassroots group Black on Black Crime Inc.


Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com , Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 4.5 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 . 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, 23 July 2017 07:40

Women's March Ohio among Washington protesters against what the national women's movement says is 'a racist NRA' at the anti-gun violence march on July 14, 2017, the acquittal of the cop that killed Philando Castile also among the issues

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By editor and Cleveland journalist and activist Kathy Wray Coleman of the Imperial Women Coalition, who was among some 10 speakers at the 15,000-person Women's March Cleveland event on Jan 21, 2017, a sister march to the Women's March Washington event held that day in the nation's capital.


CLEVELANDURBANNEWS.COM-WASHINGTON, D.C.-The organizers of the national women's march out of Washington, D.C. that drew thousands of protests in cities across the country last January, including some 15,000 people to Public Square in downtown Cleveland for a sister march, marched with hundreds of activists beginning at NRA headquarters in Fairfax Virginia on Friday, July 14 and ending at the Justice Department in nation's capital to denounce the National Rifle Association (NRA), the nation's most influential gun-lobbying organization.

The women say they were obliged to protest the NRA and what they say are the organization's "incendiary and racist actions."

The racism, organizers say, comes via a host of initiatives, including pushing for state and federal legislation to increase guns, and, in turn, heightening gun violence in impoverished largely Black cities.

The propensity of the NRA to side with law enforcement on blatantly illegal police killings of Black people is also at issue, organizers have said.

Led by its president, Pete  Brownell, the NRA was founded in 1871 and now boast some 5 million members and an annual spending budget of more that $300 million.

Rhiannon Childs of Columbus, executive director of Women's March Washington, Ohio Chapter, was among a group of activists that traveled from Ohio to Washington for the rally and march.

Child's says that violence against women and others thrives when good people do nothing, and that public policy changes to reduce gun violence are a must.

"We don't have the right to do nothing," said Childs, 38.

Childs says she marched for her cousin Shana White, who was murdered at the hands of gun violence and whose two children she has reared for the past 10 years.

The march, which began with a rally in front of the NRA that was followed by a 17-mile march to the Justice Center, comes after the acquittal on manslaughter charges of Saint Anthony Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez in the celebrated shooting death last July of Philando Castile, who was Black, unarmed and pulled over as a passenger in a suburb of St Paul, his girlfriend, who was driving the car, posting a now infamous video of the aftermath of the shooting on Facebook live.

A jury, after deliberating for 29 hours over a five -day period, acquitted  officer Yanez of manslaughter and all other charges on June 16, 2017, the same day he was fired from his job, Black America and others, including community activists across racial lines, Civil Rights organizations such as the NAACP and some women's rights groups, still up in arms about what they say was an unjust verdict.

With no supporting evidence, Yanez testified at trial that Castile was reaching for his gun, a lie by all accounts, say some experts,  his supporters and girlfriend, whose four-year-old daughter was also in the car at the time of the killing.

Casrtro had a permit to carry the gun, public records reveal.

The NRA has not issued an official statement on the Castile verdict.

The activists' women say Castile's unprecedented death was a by-product of racism and excessive force and NRA's pro-gun stances on loose gun laws adopted by state legislators and congress that glorify guns while women and others are at increased risk to be harmed with guns, and even erroneously killed.

The women's movement, say organizers, is about the larger issue of gender equality and fair treatment for men, women, immigrants, children, Muslims, Blacks, Latinos, and other minority groups, the LGBT community, and all disenfranchised people.

"It's not about one gender," said Women's March Washington co-chair Carmen Perez. "It's about all of us."

Women's rights, however, remain the cornerstone of the women's movement, activists say, and rightfully so.

Domestic violence, which dominates among women and girls as victims, is a gun's best friend, data show.

According to the Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC gun violence claims more than 2,000 lives annually by way of domestic violence, 75 percent of them women,

Black women are even more at risk.

A study released by the organization the Violence Policy Center for Domestic Violence Awareness Month found that Black women are murdered by men at a rate more than two and a half times higher than White women.

The women's march to the Justice Department on Friday was timely.

The U.S. Department of Justice, led by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a former GOP senator in congress, is an arm of the executive branch of federal government with some 113, 000 employees.

The DOJ, by authority, can prosecute cops that arbitrarily gun down innocent Black people, and enters into court-monitored consent decrees for police reforms with municipalities across the country, Cleveland included, which follows the Cleveland police killings in 2012 of unarmed Blacks Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell, and Tanisha Anderson and 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014.

Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com , Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 4.5 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 . 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 Tuesday, 18 July 2017 16:24

Charles Bibb Sr, Direct Sellers Wine Club to host wine and food social on Sunday, July 16, 2017 in Cleveland, OhIo at 7 pm at the Chandler Park Building, 17325 Euclid Avenue at London Road, second floor conference room......The cost is $10 per person....

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CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM- CLEVELAND, Ohio- The Direct Sellers Wine Club and longtime Cuyahoga County political strategist Charles Bibb Sr (pictured), a former Democratic member of East Cleveland City Council and a Cuyahoga County Democratic Party operative, will host a wine social on  Sunday, July 16 at 7 pm at the Chandler Park Building in Cleveland, 17325 Euclid Avenue at London Road, second floor conference room.


Bibb Sr. also leads the Carnegie Round table of greater Cleveland, a political activist group.


The cost per person for the event, which includes food and wine, is $10, Bibb Sr. said.


For more information contact Bibb Sr at (216) 659-4619.


James Panagos of the Direct Sellers Wine Club out of Detroit Michigan said he will be in attendance and that he and Bibb Sr. invite everybody to attend to socialize, to eat good food, and to taste various types of fine wines.


"The event is to socialize and to educate people on the different types of wine," said Panagos.


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Last Updated on Friday, 14 July 2017 00:50

Cuyahoga County Dems makes endorsements for Cleveland mayor and city council, and for six of the eight Cleveland Municipal Court races.....Former judge Pauline Tarver and Cleveland NAACP President Michael Nelson Sr vy in race for judge

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  • CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, CLEVELAND, Ohio- Three- term Black Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, who this year is seeking an unprecedented fourth term among 10 other candidates that want his job, including two write-ins, won the endorsement of the Cuyahoga County Democratic party at an executive committee meeting on Saturday as did some judicial candidates, and all sitting members of city council seeking reelection except Brian Cummins, two seasoned council members, Jeff Johnson and Zack Reed, vying instead for mayor.


    All but one of the 11 candidates for mayor, excluding Kilo, and including Mayor Jackson,  are Democrats, and the entire 17-member city council is Democratic, nine of them White, and eight Black.


    Candidates must garner 60 percent of the vote for an endorsement.


    Jackson got 67 percent of the executive committee vote.


    Also endorsed was longtime Cleveland Municipal Clerk of Court Earle B. Turner, who is Black.


    Lillian Sharpley, executive director of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party, which is led by chairman Stuart Garson, also an attorney, said in a press release to Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com that 75 percent, or 163, of the members of the executive committee voted Saturday, many of them precinct committee persons and ward leaders.


    The non-partisan primary ifor mayor and city counsil seats is Sept 12,  the top two vote-getters advancing to the Nov 7 general election, also the election for the city judge seats that do not have a primary.


    Cuyahoga County is the second largest of 88 counties statewide, behind Franklin County, which includes the capital city of Columbus.


    It is a Democratic stronghold that can predict presidential elections in the pivotal state of Ohio, and includes the majority Black major metropolitan city of Cleveland, and its 385,000 residents.


    The county is roughly 29 percent Black.


    Currently the councilman of Ward 10 representing the city's Glenville neighborhood and a former state senator Jeff Johnson came in second, though he lost the county Democratic endorsement to Jackson.


    Former East Cleveland mayor and journalist and Eric Brewer, an outspoken critic of the mayor, got only two votes relative to his quest for the endorsement.


    Cuyahoga County Councilman Anthony Hairston was endorsed to replace Jeff Johnson in Ward 10, and Debra Lewis Curlee was endorsed to replace councilman Zack Reed in Ward 2, Reed being the other member of the 17-member of the all Democratic city council running for mayor in an uphill battle to seek to oust Jackson. (Editor's note:The remaining non-write-in declared candidates for mayor, in addition to Jackson, Reed, Brewer and Jeff Johnson, are state Rep Bill Patmon, who skipped the endorsement session where Jackson, Reed, Jeff Johnson and a few others candidates spoke, Dyrone Smith, and  White candidates Brandon Chrostowski, Tony Madalone and Republican Robert Kilo. The two write-in candidates are Jerome Bell and Camry Kincaid).


    In addition to endorsements of council seats open in Wards 2 and 10 amid Reed's and Jeff Johnson's departures, all of the other sitting council persons were endorsed other than Brian Cummins in Ward 14, including Black east side incumbents Terrell Pruitt for Ward 1, Kenneth Johnson in Ward 4, Ward 5's Phyllis Cleveland, newcomer Blaine Griffin in Ward 6,  TJ Dow in Ward 7, and Ward 9 Councilman Kevin Conwell.


    Jasmin Santana, a Latino, won the party's endorsement in Ward 14 over the controversial Cummins.


    Kerry McCormack, the council person in Ward 3 who is White and was endorsed was appointed by city council last year to replace the Joe Cimperman when he resigned from city council and took a job elsewhere, which includes downtown Cleveland, was endorsed.


    Veteran Councilman Michael Polensek, a White east side councilman who also represents the Collinwood area with a host of Black constituents, was endorsed in Ward 8, and Anthony Brancatelli, also White, but who leads ward 12 on the east side,  was also endorse.


    White west side council person and incumbent Dona Brady was endorsed in Ward 11,  as were other White incumbents, namely Council President Kevin Kelley in Ward 13, Matt Zone in Ward 15, Brian Kazy in Ward 16, and Martin Keane in Ward 17.


    The executive committee  endorsed for six of eight openings for the 13-member Cleveland Municipal Court, including the seat vacated via this year's age-limit retirement of presiding and administrative judge Ron Adrine, and two unexpired terms, including a seat open due to the sudden death of Democratic judge Ray Pianca.


    The six endorsed were incumbent judges Pinkey Carr and Michelle Denise Earley,  both Black and unopposed, Jasmin Torres-Lugo, the only Hispanic running, Lynn-McLaughlin- Murray, a White magistrate who lost to Carr in 2010, Ann Clare Oakar, and W. Mona Scott, who is Black and running for housing court.


    McLaughlin Murray was endorsed for judge over Shelia Turner McCall, a Black female, and former councilman Craig Willis, who, like Turner McCall, is Black, and lost his council seat to Conwell in 2001.


    Judge Ronald O'Leary, whom Gov. Kasich appointed to replace Pianca, a Democrat, is running in hopes of hanging on to the seat over Scott and candidate Heather McCollough.


    The non-endorsements came in the judicial race of judge Joseph Zone, a former councilman who is running unopposed, and the other race that includes Cleveland NAACP President Michael Nelson Sr, an unsuccessful 2005 mayoral candidate, former judge Pauline Tarver, whom 11th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge has endorsed, Marlene Ridenour, and current judge Michael Stiwinski.


    Gov Voinovich last year appointed the Republican Stiwinski to replace then judge Ed Wade, a popular Black Republican who unseated Tarver in a close and controversial race in 2015.


    A prolific campaigner, Wade died last year after a long battle with prostate cancer.


    Declared candidates for Cleveland mayor for the Sept 12, 2017 non-partisan primary, the two top vote-getters advancing to the Nov. 7 general election, are as follows: (Reference at wikipedia.com).

    James Jerome Bell (write-in)
  • Eric J. Brewer, former mayor of East Cleveland[
  • Brandon Edwin Chrostowski, CEO of Edwins Leadership and Restaurant Institute
  • Frank G. Jackson, incumbent Mayor of Cleveland[
  • Jeff JohnsonCleveland City Council member and former state Senator[9
  • Robert M. Kilo, a former candidate for mayor in 2009
  • Camry S. Kincaid (write-in)[
  • Tony Madalone, CEO of Fresh Brewed Tees]
  • Bill Patmon, state Representative and former Cleveland City Council member[
  • Zack Reed, Cleveland City Council member
  • Dyrone W. Smith                      Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com , Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 4.5 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 . 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 Saturday, 29 July 2017 00:41

Physician says activist Kathy Wray Coleman has a sprained ankle after she was assaulted and illegally restrained at the impeachment march against Trump in Cleveland by Indivsible Cleveland members and supporters angry because she led a separate forum

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(www.clevelandurbannews.com) / (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com). Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 4.5 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 . 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- Cleveland activist and journalist Kathy Wray Coleman, who was allegedly attacked, assaulted and unlawfully restrained for leading a separate forum from Indivisible Cleveland of predominantly Black activists and sporting an anti-police brutality protest sign at the impeachment march against President Donald Trump held Sun, July 2, 2017 at a park outside of Cleveland City Hall in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, has a sprained ankle, a local physician allegedly told Coleman on Friday.

 

The perpetrators, data show, snatched the anti-police brutality protest sign from Coleman's hands, and purportedly assaulted her and restrained her in her movements, both misdemeanors, and  Coleman saying they are also responsible for her sprained ankle, misdemeanor theft of the protest sign, and any emotional distress surrounding the uncalled for incident.

 

Also at issue, said Coleman, were Indivisible Cleveland supporters who despise former president Barack Obama, the nation's first Black president, much of it predicated on racism.

 

"The Black female physician that treated me said I have a sprained ankle and was shocked at the violence against me simply for free speech measures," said Coleman, a longtime journalist of the Call and Post Newspaper who now edits ClevelandUrbanNews.Com and the KathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com and leads the Cleveland based Imperial Women Coalition, a women's rights group founded relative to the murders of 11 Black women on Imperial Avenue in Cleveland by convicted serial killer and death row inmate Anthony Sowell.

 

Alfred Porter Jr., president of Black on Black Crime Inc, has urged Coleman to pursue criminal charges, saying the attack on the Black female activist and journalist was likely racially motivated and "will not be tolerated."

 

The rally and march were in cooperation with similar events in more that 10 cities across the country, including Los Angeles where thousands marched against Trump, and called for congress to impeach him.


Coleman said that organizers for Indivisible Cleveland, a largely White suburban group with members from Parma, Strongsville and Lakewood, were angry because she was leading a separate forum for the impeachment march after they refused to let Blacks they did not handpick speak, and because they wanted to silence issues as to race, police brutality, violence against Black and poor women, and other matters of public concern impacting the Black community.


The groups following Coleman's lead at the rally include the Imperial Women Coalition, Rebuilding Our Village, Protecting Our Children's Safety, the New Black Panther Party Cleveland Chapter, Black on Black Crime Inc, the Black Man's Army, Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor, BEMAD, Badass Teachers, the Fairfax Business Association, and the Carl Stokes Brigade.


Khalid Samad, an unemployed and hostile Black Muslim and local activist who supports Cleveland police, was a key factor behind the alleged violence said Coleman, after he threatened her and demanded that Black activists go under Indivisible Cleveland, though he was rebuked by activists, Black and White alike, including Black men such as Porter, and Abdul Qahhar, chairman of the New Black Panther Party Cleveland Chapter.

 

(www.clevelandurbannews.com) / (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com). Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 4.5 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 . 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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