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Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison loses bid to lead the national Democratic Party to Tom Perez, a former labor secretary and former assistant U.S. attorney general who visited Cleveland in 2013 relative to excessive force killings by police

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Pictured are Cleveland police fatal shooting victims Malisa Williams and Timothy Russell, and Congressman Keith Ellison of Minnesota, all three of whom are or were Black, and former U.S. labor secretary and prior U.S. attorney general Thomas Lopez, who, on Saturday, Feb, 25, won the Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairman-ship over Ellison in a close election. Lopez is the first Latino-American to hold the powerful DNC post and Ellison, who was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2007, is the first Muslim elected to congress

 

By Kathy Wray Coleman , Editor of Cleveland Urban News.Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog,.Com(www.clevelandurbannews.com) / (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com). Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 3.6 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 a 25-year journalist 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 Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief


CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-ATLANTA, Georgia-Former U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, who served under former president Barack Obama, is the new national chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) following a divisive campaign that pit Perez, the first Latino-American to hold the post, against the old guard and their candidate, U.S. Rep Keith Ellison of Minnesota, who is Black and the first Muslim to win a seat in congress.


Held Saturday, Feb 25 in Atlanta, Georgia, it was the first contested DNC election for national leader of the Democratic Party since 1985.

 

Perez won the DNC chairman-ship by 35 votes in the second round, defeating Ellison, 235-200 out of 435 caucus votes cast to replace U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman- Schulz, who resigned in July 2016 at the height of the Democratic primary presidential campaign following controversy over Democratic emails relative to unsuccessful Democratic primary presidential candidate U.S Sen. Bernie Sander of Vermont.


Interim DNC chair Donna Brazil, who is Black and ran vice president's unsuccessful campaign for president in 2000, stepped in for Wasserman-Schultz, and was the acting DNC chair.


In the first round of Saturday's voting process Perez got  213.5 votes but needed 214.36 votes to win and preclude a second round of votes.


A Bernie Sanders supporter, the liberal-leaning Ellison received 200 votes in the first round of voting, and was supported by Sanders, whom he backed for president in 2016 in the Democratic primary over Hillary Clinton, though Clinton- backer, former president Barack Obama, via campaigning from his former chief adviser Valerie Jarrett, backed Lopez.CLICK HERE TO READ THE CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM ARTICLE ON EDITOR KATHY WRAY COLEMAN'S FACE-TO-FACE INTERVIEW WITH FORMER PRESIDENT OBAMA SENIOR ADVISER VALERIE JARRETT IN CLEVELAND, OHIO WHEN OBAMA WAS CAMPAIGNING FOR REELECTION IN 2012


The other five candidates, who got only  few a votes and dropped out after round one, were FOX 8 news analyst and television commentator Jehmu Greene, South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg, air force veteran Sam Rolen, Wisconsin lawyer Peter Peckarsky, and Sally Boynton Brown, executive director of the Idaho Democratic Party.

 

A Civil Rights lawyer and former assistant attorney general who became labor secretary under Obama in July 2013, Perez visited Cleveland in March 2013 as the then assistant attorney general under former U.S. attorney general Eric Holder, and relative to a U.S. Justice investigation of the largely White Cleveland Police Department, which was precipitated relative to the  137 shots Cleveland police killings of unarmed Blacks Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell in 2012. CLICK HERE TO READ THE CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM ARTICLE ON THE FEDS AND THEN ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GENERAL THOMAS PEREZ' VISIT TO CLEVELAND TO INVESTIGATE CLEVELAND POLICE KILLINGS AND THAT RESULTED IN A CONSENT DECREE FOR POLICE REFORMS


That visit resulted in a still pending court-monitored consent decree for police reforms between the U.S. Department of Justice and the city of Cleveland.


Perez sought to mend fences after his win on the weekend over Ellison, quickly appointing Ellison as the deputy chair of the DNC.


Data have not been widely publicized on whom the members of the Ohio Democratic congressional delegation supported between Perez and Ellison, if at all. They include U.S. Reps. Marcia Fudge and Marcy Kaptur, whose congressional districts include parts of the city of Cleveland, U.S. Sen Sherrod Brown of Cleveland, U.S. Rep Tim Ryan, possible 2018 gubernatorial candidate who unsuccessfully sought to unseat House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi with Fudge"s support, and U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty of Columbus, one of two Blacks in congress along with Fudge. (Editor's note: Congresswoman Fudge's campaign spokesperson told Cleveland Urban News.Com on Monday that Fudge did not take a position on either Perez or Ellison because she is not an executive committee member and could not vote).


And the divisive DNC campaign unfolded after President Donald Trump, who defeated Clinton in the November general election, issued an executive order as to his on-old temporary Muslin ban that targets seven Muslim countries to preclude travel to and from the United States.


Perez said after his DNC win that Trump is a major priority and that Democrats will do everything possible to see that the country's new executive leader is a "one-term president."


Elected to Congress in 2007 and one of two Muslims in congress along with Rep André Carson of Indiana, Ellison is a co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and a chief deputy Whip.


He also serves on the House Committee on Financial Services.

His loss to Perez caps weeks of Democratic wrangling, undercurrent highlighted with racial undertones and threats by both sides to vacate the bewildered Democratic Party, a party struggling to regroup following Trump's presidential victory last year and a host of loses of state legislative and congressional seats and governors in recent years.


Republicans control both congressional chambers and now the White House too

No doubt, the Dems have nowhere to go but up.

They lost control the U.S House of Representatives  in 2010, the same year they ceded governor-ships, and in 2014 Republicans ripped control of the U.S. Senate from the Democrats, last year's sweep of the White House giving them unprecedented political power over all three venues for the first time since 1928.

(www.clevelandurbannews.com) / (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com). Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 3.6 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 a 25-year journalist 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