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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).

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Activist Kathy Wray Coleman (far right) of the Imperial Women Coalition leads anniversary women's
march in Cleveland, Ohio on Jan 20, 2018.
To Coleman's direct left is Kenyona Sunny Matthews of Akron, director of Women's March Northeast Ohio
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Women's March Cleveland 2018 video: Cleveland Black women activists speeches, led by activist Kathy Wray Coleman, of the Imperial Women Coalition, who opened as the first speaker at the event, and also led the 7,000 person march.....Also featured are lieutenant governor candidates Akron Councilwoman Tara Mosley- Samples and former congresswoman Betty Sutton, and gubernatorial candidate Dennis Kucinich, a former congressman and former Cleveland mayor....By and, Ohio's Black digital news leaders

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Fifth annual memorial celebration for Cleveland police shooting victim Daniel Ficker, who was White, is June 26 from 1 pm-5 pm at the Clague Park Cabin in Westlake, Ohio, 1400 Clague Road....Activists continue the fight for justice for Ficker

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CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM- Cleveland, Ohio-The family of Cleveland police shooting victim Daniel Ficker, who was killed at his home in Parma, Ohio on July 4, 2011, will host the fifth annual memorial celebration to remember Daniel Ficker on Sunday, June 26 from 1 pm-5 pm in Westlake, Ohio at the Clague Park Cabin, 1400 Clague Road.(CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE DANIEL FICKER MEMORIAL GATHERING . For media inquires, please call Bernie Rolen at 440-773-6102 or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

"On the fourth of July this year, it will be five years that my son Dan has been gone," said Bernie Rolen, Ficker's mother. "We all miss him dearly and the memorial event is intended to be a day at the park for the whole family to enjoy as Dan always did with his family."

Community activists say Ficker and his family deserve justice.

"We continue our fight for justice for Daniel Ficker and his family, and others killed by Cleveland police in a manner that we deem inappropriate," said greater Cleveland community activist Kathy Wray Coleman of the Imperial Women Coalition.

Coleman has led forums and rallies with activists groups such as Black on Black Crime Inc, the Cleveland Chapter of the New Black Panther Party and the Carl Stokes Brigade in support of Ficker and a host of others killed by Cleveland police.

Others of whom Coleman has led rallies include Cleveland police killing victims Malissa Williams, Timothy Russell, rapper Kenneth Smith, Brandon Jones, Tanisha Anderson, and 12-year-old Tamir Rice. All of them are Black, unlike Ficker, who was White.

"We support victims of alleged police abuse across racial and gender lines," said Coleman, a longtime journalist who trained for 17 years at the Cleveland-based Call and Post Newspaper, and who now edits Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper.

Ficker was killed on July 4, 2011 at his home in Parma, Ohio after the cops approached him and allegedly harassed him, according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of the family by Cleveland Civil Rights and criminal defense attorney Terry Gilbert.

He was 27-years-old.

To ultimately kill him, police crossed jurisdictions from Cleveland to Ficker's home in Parma, a largely White working class suburb of Cleveland.

One of the officer's was on patrol on Cleveland. The other was off duty.

Police say he allegedly took some jewelry at a party one of the cops at issue was attending along with Ficker and his fiancee, the mother of his two young children.

Gilbert denies such claim and has said that Ficker is innocent and was killed in cold blood after Cleveland police allegedly started a fight with him in Parma, and where they had no place business going to in an effort to allegedly start a fight, particularly without first notifying police dispatchers of an alleged crime.

No stolen jewelry surface at the killing site or otherwise, and police and the city say Ficker was allegedly at fault.

The police officers involved in the killing escaped Cuyahoga County grand jury indictments on criminal charges and were not disciplined in any manner by the city,  data show.

Both police officers have since retired, or quit.

Since then, and following a number of questionable police killings, including Malissa Williams and Tim Russell in 2012 and Tamir Rice and Tanisha Anderson in 2014, the city and the U.S. Department of Justice have entered into a court-monitored consent decree for police reforms.

In addition to his mother, fiancee and children, Ficker left behind a father, Dennis Ficker, who, like his mother, has been actively fighting with community activists for legal redress.

A surviving sister is also dedicated to the cause.( / ( Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS Vote no on March 15, 2016 to the re-election of Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty (pictured below) Twenty-three years of racist and corrupt McGinty as to 19 years as a common pleas judge and four years as a county prosecutor are enough....He is pro- police, anti-Black, anti -fair and anti-Tamir Rice....Greater Cleveland community activists, including the Imperial Women Coalition, Black on Black Crime Inc, the Carl Stokes Brigade, Puncture the Silence, Revolution Books, Peace in the Hood, the Oppressed People's Nation, the Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network, Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor, the Million Women March Cleveland and the Cleveland Chapter of the New Black Panther Party, want him voted out of office, as do the Cleveland NAACP and Congresswoman Marcia Fudge ....Read here what McGinty, who is White, has done to hurt the Black community and others as a judge and as an overzealous and unfair county prosecutor......By editor-in-chief Kathy Wray Coleman

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PASS THIS ON PLEASE ACTIVISTS: Community activists to picket Cleveland News Channel 5 for harassment and defamation against Blacks and activists, harassment of the community allegedly led by News Director Jeff Harris (pictured), who joined the local televisionstation in 2014. Please call (216) 659-0473 if Harris, who is White, or anybody else at Cleveland Channel 5 News has harassed you or defamed you,or email us at editor@cleveland Harris is reportedly being enlisted by police and Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty to harass outspoken greater Cleveland Black activists, and according to Reporter John Kosich, has agreed to slant stories against the Black community and community activists. Greater Cleveland Black judges and elected officials have also experienced the racist wrath of Harris and Cleveland Channel 5 News, data show. Harris is also accused of taking kickbacks in money to do malicious and false stories against greater Cleveland Blacks and others for corrupt judges, politicians, racist cops, JPMorgan Chase Bank, and others. (By editor-in-chief Kathy Wray Coleman)
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Kathy Wray Coleman is the editor-in-chief at Cleveland Urban News.Com and a 23-year journalist who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. Coleman covered the presidential election for the Call and Post in 2008, including a one-on-one interview with now president Barack Obama.CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS