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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  5 million views.

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Some 9 judges attend funeral for former Cleveland judge Pauline Tarver in their robes where Mayor Jackson gave remarks and the Rev. Dr. Todd Davis did the eulogy, coupled with a presentation by the Black Women's PAC

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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-Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, at least nine area judges wearing their robes, mayoral candidates Councilman Jeff Johnson and state Rep Bill Patmon, and members of the Black Women's PAC and the National Council of Negro Women were among mourners that attended funeral services for former Cleveland judge Pauline Tarver at Antioch Baptist Church in Cleveland Saturday morning.

 

A Democrat and former executive director of the Cleveland NAACP turned judge, Tarver, an active member at Antioch, one of the city's most prominent Black churches, died on July 26.

 

Antioch Baptist Church senior pastor the Rev Dr. Todd C. Davidson did the eulogy.

 

The judges sitting on the dais in their  distinguished robes included Cleveland Municipal Court judges Lauren Moore, Pinkey Carr and Michael Sliwinski, Cleveland Heights Judge A. Deane Buchanan, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judges Cassandra Collier-Williams and Joan Synenburg, Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court Judge Michael John Ryan,  and Ohio 8th District Appellate Court Judges Melody Stewart and Anita Laster Mays, all of them Democrats and Black but White Republicans Synenburg and Sliwinski.

 

An incumbent seeking an unprecedented fourth term this year, Mayor Jackson, who is Black, was the only elected official to speak and he spoke of Tarver as a longtime friend and a champion "for Civil Rights."

 

Services were by Lucas Memorial Chapel in Cleveland with an interment at Highland Park Cemetery.

 

The Black Women's PAC, led by its president Elaine Gohlstin, also president and CEO of the Harvard Community Services Center in Cleveland, did a salute to Tarver, and Lucretia Bolden sang the song "Stand."

 

Among the community, others there included state Rep.Janine Boyd, Cleveland judicial candidates Jasmin Torres-Lugo and Michael Nelson Sr., a Cleveland criminal defense attorney who is on leave as the local chapter president of the Cleveland NAACP as he campaigns, and affluent criminal defense attorney Roger Synenburg, a Cuyahoga County Republican Party key affiliate, and the husband of  Judge Joan Synenburg.

 

State Rep, Patmon, also a former city councilman told

Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper and Black blog, that service was impressive, and a well-deserved tribute to Tarver.


Tarver graduated from John Adams High School in Cleveland, John Carroll University and Cleveland Marshall School of Law.

 

A women's rights advocate who once worked for the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center and volunteered for a local battered women's shelter. Tarver died while a candidate this year as a favorite in a four-way race to regain a seat on the 13- member largely Black Cleveland Municipal Court bench after she lost it in 2015 to the late Ed Wade, a Black Republican who succumbed to cancer in 2016. She was 63.

 

Tarver was born the sixth of seven children.

 

Her mother and father, Henry Tarver Jr and Sarah Massengill-Tarver, a brother, John L. Tarver, a sister. Paula Higgins, and a nephew, Paul Higgins, preceded her in death.

 

She is survived by brother Robert Tarver, sisters Irene White, Valerie Glendell, and Dorothy Pitts, surrogate daughter Victor Thurman, and surrogate sister Katherine Taylor.

 

Tarver was first elected to the Cleveland Municipal Court bench in 2003 and was reelected for a second six year term in 2009 before losing a third term to Wade in 2015. She was the executive director of the Cleveland NAACP from 1982-2003, and was also a prior grant writer and community organizer. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Cleveland, the Black Women's Political Action Committee, and the National Council of Negro Women, among other organizations.

 

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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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