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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  four million views.

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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, 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.

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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



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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