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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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Ohio Democratic leaders, women's rights groups furious over new Ohio abortion law pushed by Trump that prevents abortions after 5 months of pregnancy but are glad Governor Kasich vetoed the heartbeat bill that prevents abortions after a fetal heartbeat

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CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-CLEVELAND, Ohio-Some Democrats, pro-choice proponents, and greater Cleveland activists are outraged with Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who vetoed a state legislative measure that would have outlawed abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected while simultaneously approving a state law that precludes them after five months of pregnancy.

It is the latter action that has abortion advocates upset, as they are glad of the veto of the heartbeat legislation but have relentlessly fought also against the five-months or 20-weeks limitation bill on abortion.

Had the heartbeat bill been approved by Kasich, the legislation, which legal experts say will have difficulty passing constitutional muster, would have been unprecedented, and the most strenuous abortion mandate. It would have banned abortion after roughly a month and a half of pregnancy.

Supporters of that bill, mainly Republicans and pro-life advocates, want the Republican controlled state legislature to override the veto.

While Democrats in general, and abortion rights advocates are elated relative to governor's veto, they are furious about the abortion legislation that the governor signed into law on Tuesday.

They also called into question, Kasich's record on the abortion issue at large.

"The 18 anti-choice measures that Kasich has signed into law over the past six years have done nothing to make abortion safer or to support a woman's decision making," Ohio Democratic Women's Caucus Charwoman Kathy DiCristofaro said in a press release Wednesday to Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's Black digital news leader. "They simply restrict the information that a woman can receive, delay her, force her to take test she doesn't need, allow people to harass her, and force clinics to close."


Protests erupted earlier this month after state lawmakers passed both bills, the heart beat bill of which has been introduced several times in previous years only to subsequently fall to the wast-side,

The election of Donald Trump as president coupled with his promise to nominate a conservative to replace Antonin Scalia heightened the stakes, and are an impetus for the present legislative action in the swing state of Ohio,  pundits have said.

The new legislation is irresponsible, say Ohio Democratic Party leaders.

"Today Kasich put Trump's vision into law," said David Pepper, chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party. "There is no exception for a woman who has been raped or been the victim of incest."

Pepper went on to say, "This is not moderate. This is not compassionate."

Kasich did not support Trump in his bid for the White-house, and has been a frequent critic.

A billionaire real estate mogul who has never held public office, Trump won Ohio in his pursuit of the presidency, and his victory has consequences, though his foes continue to fight against what they say are his anti-female and elitist policies.

Greater Cleveland community activist Valerie Robinson, president of Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor and a member of the Cleveland-based Imperial Women Coalition, which is led by Cleveland activist Kathy Wray Coleman, called both the fetal heartbeat bill  that Kasich rejected and the abortion law that passed scrutiny by governor "unconscionable and unconstitutional."

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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 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