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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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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


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.

 


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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

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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