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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

East Cleveland voters recall Mayor Gary Norton, city council president in response to their efforts to merge the Black city with Cleveland....East Cleveland Councilwoman Barbara Thomas comments on the issue to Cleveland Urban News.Com

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Pictured are East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton (wearing black suit and a light blue tie), and East Cleveland City Council President Thomas Wheeler (wearing grey suit and a patterned tie)

 

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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 now 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 3.3 million views).


CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio - East Cleveland voters  on Tuesday recalled two-term Black Mayor Gary A. Norton Jr. and the mayor's ally, city council president Thomas Wheeler, in a special election spurred by attempts by Norton and Wheeler to hand the Black city to neighboring Cleveland via controversial merger discussions that remain pending.


Absentee ballots could change the results of a close election with some 53 percent of them counted at press time.

 

Norton lost by 20 votes, 548-528, and Wheeler by 18 votes, 229-211, unofficial results of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections reveal.


Per the city charter, council vice president Brandon King will now assume the helm as mayor pending a subsequent election.

Wheeler faced recall efforts on two previous occasions, both of which he overcame.


Norton faced recall for the first time on Tuesday.


Wheeler is Black like Norton, as are the other four council persons of the 99 percent impoverished Black Cleveland suburb, a city of some 18,000 people.


Among those opposing the merger with Cleveland are some local community activists of both Cleveland and East Cleveland, outspoken East Cleveland Councilman Nate Martin, East Cleveland Councilwoman Barbara Thomas, and retired East Cleveland judge Una H.R. Kennon, now the president of the East Cleveland Board of Education and the longtime president and founder of the Black Women's Political Action Committee.


Kennon could not be reached for comment but sources say she led the effort to oust Norton and Wheeler as a seasoned Black politician.


Cleveland currently has 17 wards with roughly 25,000 constituents in each ward.  A ward 18 will be added if the merger materializes and will be former East Cleveland, city officials have said.


East Cleveland Councilwoman Barbara Thomas told Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper, that while she did not push the recall she is vehemently opposed to any merger of the chocolate city with Cleveland, also a largely Black city.


"A merger is not a good fix," said Thomas during a Cleveland Urban News.Com interview on Tuesday.


The special election was certified in September by the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections after activist and resident Devin Branch, who last month was arrested and charged with allegedly assaulting Norton, submitted more than the required 600 petition signatures.

Branch, a former member of the East Cleveland Library Board, has pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor assault charge, which he says is frivolous and politically motivated.


Norton, who was first elected city mayor in 2009 after defeating then mayor Eric Brewer and was re-elected in 2014, says Branch was the aggressor.


Under the East Cleveland charter, Norton and Wheeler could have resigned instead of facing a potential recall, but both refused.

Norton and Wheeler are both Democrats.


East Cleveland is nearly bankrupt, according to state auditor David Yost, a Republican.

It has a median income of $15,000 and most residents live below the poverty line.

(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

 

 

 

 

 

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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



By Cleveland Urban News. Com and the Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper and Newspaper Blog. Tel: 216-659-0473. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com. (www.clevelandurbannews.com) /(www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com). Call us or email us at advertising@clevelandurbannews.com for advertising and your Facebook or other video. Get noticed on the web. The www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com leads all Ohio reporters in readers in Goggle Plus. CLICK HERE TO GO TO KATHY WRAY COLEMAN AT GOOGLE PLUS WHERE SHE HAS SOME 2.5 MILLION INTERNET VIEWS alone.

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