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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).

Sat 11 AM · Cleveland Public Square · Cleveland

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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Seymour Avenue anniversary rally is May 6, 2017, 5 pm at 2207 Seymour Avenue in Cleveland with Women's March Ohio director Rhiannon Childs the keynote speaker, and 15 other speakers....Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight and Amanda Berry are the victims

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Pictured are Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight, and child serial rapist and kidnapper the late Ariel Castro / ( Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper. By editor-in-chief Kathy Wray Coleman

CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-CLEVELAND, Ohio-Community members, led by community activist women, will remember the abduction, decade-long rape and escape of the Seymour Avenue victims from the wrath of convicted rapist Ariel Castro at an anniversary rally and march at 5 pm on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 2207 Seymour Avenue on the west side of Cleveland. (Editor's note: Bring protests signs and candles please and call the Imperial Women Coalition at 216-659-0473 for more information).

The activist women say the event will also address the Violence Against Women Act, local, county, statewide and national public policy changes sought, and a demand for resources as to violence against women and children, human trafficking, and the epidemic of missing persons.

May 6 marks the fourth-year anniversary of the escape of Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight and Amanda Berry from Castro's Seymour Avenue home, which has since been demolished.

Some 16 speakers will take to the podium, all but two of them of whom are activist women, with Rhiannon Childs, the state director for Women's March Ohio, a key organizer of the Women's March Cleveland that drew some 15, 000 people for a march in January, as the keynote speaker.

Other speakers include Kathy Wray Coleman of Women's March Cleveland, Imperial Women Coalition and Cleveland Urban News.Com, Genevieve Mitchell of the Carl Stokes Brigade, Juanita Brent of District 11 Indivisible, the Rev Pamela Pinkney Butts, Lucinda Garmus of Women's March Ohio, Cassandra McDonald of East Cleveland and the Call and Post Newspaper, Arnold Shurn of the Cleveland Peacemakers, Angela Ladson, Judi Holowatyj of United We Stand out of Medina, Ohio, Patrice Brown, Minister Gwendolyn Pitts of the Imperial Women Coalition, Alfred Porter Jr. of Black on Black Crime and the Black Man's Army, Valerie Robinson of Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor, Princess Dicee Moore of Rebuilding Our Village and Protecting Our Children's Safety Before and After School, and Fredericka Gates.

Vounteers of the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center will also attend, organizers said.

When Cleveland police raided Castro's  west side home in May of 2013
over 100 feet of chain were reportedly found.

All three victims were initially chained in the basement of the two-story home, which was later
demolished as part of a plea deal with Castro, though Berry ultimately became Castro's upstairs bedroom slave.

A fired Cleveland schools bus driver, Castro was subsequently convicted of numerous criminal charges, including multiple counts of rape and kidnapping, and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole following a plea deal. He hanged himself in prison hardly a month into his sentence.

Amanda Berry was snatched up on April 21, 2003, blocks from her home and while she was leaving her job at the Burger King Restaurant at West 110th Street and Lorain Avenue.

She turned 31 on April 22, and was nearly 17 when Castro kidnapped her. Gina DeJesus, now 27, knew Castro's now grown daughter, a peer, and was 14 when she was kidnapped.

Like Berry, DeJesus grew up in the neighborhood, and close to the Castro home on the now infamous Seymour Avenue.

Michelle Knight, now 35 and a women's advocate spokesperson, was a small frame 21-year-old when she was abducted by Castro.

Knight disappeared on August 21, 2002, Berry on April 21, 2003, and DeJesus, on April 2, 2004. / ( Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper. 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