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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 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).


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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

Ohio Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur to kick-off "Read to Succeed" initiative on March 31, 2017 by reading with preschoolers in Toledo, Lorain and Cleveland, Ohio....Congresswoman Kaptur says that the reading initiative encourages children and adults to read

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CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-TOLEDO, Ohio - Ohio 9th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-9) (pictured), a Toledo Democrat whose congressional district extends to Lorain and Cleveland, Ohio, announced Thursday that she will join pre-school children in Toledo, Lorain and Cleveland on Friday, March 31 for a reading tour to kick-off her "Read to Succeed" initiative (Editor's note: Go to the end of this article for specific times and places in Toledo, Cleveland and Lorain that the congresswoman will read with Ohio's pre-school children, the Cleveland event of which will occur at 3:30 pm at  Gordon Square Early   Learning Center, 5209 Detroit Avenue) CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE WEBSITE OF CONGRESSWOMAN MARCY KAPTUR FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE READ TO SUCCEED INITIATIVE


The congressman is also inviting parents, grandparents, caring adults, and youth from across Northern Ohio to participate in a new "Read to Succeed" challenge.


"Read to Succeed" is an initiative to encourage children and adults to read together, and in doing so the community is ensuring that its youth are prepared to read," said Kaptur in a press release to Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper


"Experts say that a child should be well on his or her way to

knowing 4,000 words by kindergarten," Congresswoman Kaptur said. "The "Read to Succeed" initiative will serve as a resource for our communities to make sure the children in our region begin their reading adventure as early as possible."


The federal lawmaker said that "reading is a very important part of our lives, and our children's success in school depends on it."


"Just 20 minutes each day to read with children can have an important impact on academic success," said Kaptur.


The longest serving woman in congress, Kaptur said that by reading kids can "discover the magic in books."


The congresswoman will meet March 31 in Toledo at Toledo Public Library, 325 Michigan Street to read with preschoolers there and then at1:30 pm in Lorain at the Lorain County Community Action Agency, Hopkins-Locke Head Start, 1050 Reid Avenue.


The Cleveland reading tour stop is at 3: 30 pm at the Centers for Families and Children, Gordon Square Early Learning Center, 5209 Detroit Avenue.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE WEBSITE OF CONGRESSWOMAN MARCY KAPTUR FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE READ TO SUCCEED INITIATIVE


CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE WEBSITE OF CONGRESSWOMAN MARCY KAPTUR FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE READ TO SUCCEED INITIATIVE

 

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Last Updated on Friday, 31 March 2017 16:43

Community activists to hold vigil and rally, today, March 28, 2017, as to the 4th Anniversary of the Cleveland East 93rd Street Serial Murders of Jasmine Trotter, Ashley Leszyeski, Christine Malone and Jameela Hasan,

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CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-CLEVELAND, Ohio-Cleveland grassroots community activists, led by the Cleveland-based Imperial Women Coalition and the family of murder victim Christine Malone, will host the 4th Anniversary of the Cleveland East 93rd Street Murders, the annual vigil and rally relative to the unsolved murders of four women on the city's east side, which will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 4:45 pm-6:30 pm at the intersection of East 93rd Street and Bessemer Avenue. (Contact Kathy Wray Coleman of the Imperial Women Coalition, the annual hosting group, at (216) 659-0473 for more information. As to directions, take Kinsman Avenue from downtown Cleveland to East 93rd Street, make a right turn,  and go about a mile to Bessemer Avenue where the event will be held at the intersection of the two streets. Other activist groups include Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor, and and Protecting Our Children and No More Violence Against Women).


The four murder victims are Jasmine Trotter, 20, Ashley Leszyeski, 21, Christine Malone 45, and Jameela Hasan, 37.


Their killer remains at large and police have no suspects.


Also included for remembrance is 14-year-old Allianna DeFreeze, who was murdered in January of this year, also in the Kinsman neighborhood, an area that transcends the wards of  Ward 2 Councilman Zack Reed and Ward 6 Councilwoman Mamie Mitchell, both of whom have been invited to attend.


Activist Kathy Wray Coleman, who spoke against violence against women at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in 2016, during the Jan 21 Women's march in Cleveland and as the leader of the march and rally for International Women's Day in Cleveland on March 8, said that activists will also include Aliza Sherman, who was murdered outside 75 Erieview Plaza in downtown Cleveland on March 24, 2013 after leaving her attorney's office.


The 53-year-old Cleveland Clinic nurse, Beachwood, Ohio resident, and mother was in the middle of a divorce.


Her killer remains at-large.


Speakers include community activists, Angelique Malone, who is a daughter of Christine Malone, who is survived by eight grown children, Cleveland Ward 4 council  candidate Arnold Shurn, and the mother of murder victim Alianna DeFreeze.


Proposed budgets cuts to the Black community pushed by President Donald Trump will also be addressed, activist saying that eliminating after school program for poor children and minimizing federal resources to large urban cities like Cleveland will heighten violence against women and children.


Malone, Jasmine Trotter, 20,  and Ashley Leszyeski, 21 were all three found murdered between March and May of 2013, their bodies discovered in various places along a mile- long strip beginning at East 93rd Street and Bessemer Ave and extending to Harvard Ave.


Malone's body was discovery on March 28, 2013 in a field of an abandoned home, Trotter in the basement of an a vacant home, on March 24, 2013, and Leszyeski body was discovered on May 28, 2013 in a vacant lot.


A fourth woman, Jameela Hasan, was also killed nearby, her body discovery by police iwith multiple stabbed wounds.


Hasan was murdered on December 12, 2012.


All four of the Cleveland women were Black but Leszyeski, who was White.

 

Fourteen-year-old Allianna DeFreeze was last seen on January 27, 2017 at the 3400 block of East 149th Street as she was getting off the RTA bus headed to school.


DeFreeze never arrived at school, and her family, notified some 10 hours later, subsequently filed a missing person's report.


Her body was discovered days later by police in a vacant home in a vacant home at the the 9400 block of Fullmer Avenue, near where the bodies of the other four women, aside from Sherman, where found on Cleveland's largely Black east side.


The Cuyahoga County medical examiner's office identified her through dental records.

 

Christopher Whitaker of South Euclid, Ohio, a convicted sex offender who served time in prison for sexual battery, among other convictions, has been charged with aggravated murder, among other crimes, and is being held in jail on a $3 million bond.


He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.


Police say that DNA links Whitaker to the crime, but cannot put him with the girl at any point to date, other than allegedly through DNA evidence.


Her family says she did not know him

 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 March 2017 11:10
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The Black community, poor people win as Obama's heath care law survives attempt by congressional House Republicans to repeal the measure....Democratic congresspersons Lewis, Fudge, Pelosi and Kaptur comment, as does ODP Chairman David Pepper

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Pictured are former United States President Barack Obama (wearing blue tie), Ohio 9th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (wearing red-brown hair and blue suit), Ohio 11th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge ( wearing Afro and blue-green suit), U.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (wearing dark brown hair, beads  and a light-blue suit), Georgia Congressman John Lewis (wearing red tie), and Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper (wearing blue suit and blue tie)

 

ClevelandUrbanNews.Com and the KathyWrayColemanOnlineNnewsBlog.Com Tel: (216) 659-0473. 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.


As to the March 8, 2017 International Women's Day march and rally led by Cleveland activist and journalist Kathy Wray Coleman CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S BLACK DIGITAL NEWS LEADER.


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CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-WASHINGTON, D.C.- A vote on a bill that would have scrapped Obamacare, former president Barack Obama's signature universal healthcare initiative that is officially known as the Affordable Care Act, was pulled from consideration on Friday as the controversial measure pushed by President Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan and a cadre of congressional Republicans was headed for failure had it gone before the U.S. House of Representatives as planned.


The House GOP bill at issue, a measure to repeal and replace Obamacare that is laced with tax credits and other accommodations for the nation's  most wealthiest people, has essentially been pulled, a stunning defeat for President Trump and congressional Republicans, and a possible end to their contentious seven-year health care battle.


For now, and maybe forever, the most reputable policy agenda of the nation's first Black president, which provides health insurance for more that 20 million Americans, Black and poor people included, has survived.


The Republican defeat comes a day before the bill, dubbed the American Health Care Act of 2017, was delayed on Thursday due to a lack of support, and two days after the 7th anniversary on the Affordable Care Act, a federal law adopted by congress and signed into law in 2010.


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and former vice president Joe Biden led a rally on March 22 outside of the capital in Washington D.C. to cerebrate the 7th anniversary of Obamacare.


It obviously helped.


A Democrat, Pelosi was jubilant on Friday, and called the bill's defeat "a victory for the American people."


Not one House Democrat was on board in support of the bill.


Led by the NAACP, Civil Rights organizations and Black leaders across the country panned any repeal, saying Obamacare is a health care savior to the Black community and poor and elderly people, and women and children that lacked accessibility until Obama rescued them


"I oppose this bill with every breath in my body," said longtime Congressman John Lewis in speaking Friday on the House floor before the planned vote that later went haywire for Republicans.


A federal lawmaker representing Georgia who is Black and marched with the late Civil Rights icon the Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Lewis said "We must not give up. We can do better. Vote no on this bill."


Ohio 11th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, a Cleveland Democrat whose largely Black congressional district includes parts of the majority Black major metropolitan city of Cleveland, called the bill a sham that benefits the wealthy and the healthy and undermines the sick and the poor.


"For all of the rhetoric about freedom and choices this bill sends a clear message to every American as to where the priorities of the Republicans lie," said Fudge, who spoke along with Lewis and a host of other congressional Democrats, also Friday on the House floor. "Tax breaks to the wealthy have been more valuable than life saving care."


9th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur,  Toledo Democrat whose congressional district extends to Cleveland, did not mesh words either in delivering her healthcare speech to fellow House members.


"This bill was always a giant tax cut for the rich," said Kaptur on the House floor and in a press release Friday afternoon to Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper. "Its defeat is a great victory for the American people and the 900,000 Ohioans who now have insurance under the Affordable Care Act."


Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper was brutal in his response to the win by Democrats.


"Ohioans will remember who stood with them in opposing this disastrous proposal and will remember the congressmen like Pat Tieri and Jim Renacci, who voted for Trumpcare, which would have endangered coverage for 24 million Americans, raised premiums for seniors, slashed Medicaid by $850 million and given a huge tax break to millionaires and insurance company CEO's," said Pepper in a press release to Cleveland Urban News.Com


It is the second major loss for Trump since taking office in January, and follows two appeals court rejections of his first and second executive orders for anti-Muslin travel bans, the president saying he will not re-visit the health care issue this 115th Congress.


Political pundits called it "the president's worst day on Capital Hill."


During a televised rally last week in Louisville, Kentucky Trump lambasted Obamacare.


But that was not enough to derail Friday's Republican setback.


Acknowledging defeat, Trump said during a televised press briefing that Pelosi and the Democrats must now own Obamacare and that Republicans should simply wait and "let Obamacare explode."


Though it was widely speculated that since the Republicans control both chambers of congress and now the White House via Trump's

defeat in November of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, the bill would pass, it did not.


Ryan, who succeeded former Republican House leader John Boehner of Ohio, who quit congress amid a fallout with ultra conservative members of his party, including Ryan, the impetus behind pulling the bill, conceded just hours before the slated vote that the bill simply "would not pass."


Ryan tried to put a good face on his ignominious defeat at a Friday press conference, and said that he initiated pulling the bill.


"This is a disappointing day for us," the House Speaker said.


But Ryan bragged that the bill has merit, saying, "I'm really proud of the bill we produced."


This, in spite of  a lack of support for the bill within his own party.


Trump's press secretary, Sean Spicer, during a rambling press briefing earlier today, told reporters that  the president did all he could do in seeking support of the bill and that "the  current Obamacare system will collapse on its own."


House Republicans had argued that health care premiums are too high, the federal government has too much say, and Obamacare is simply a disaster, arguments, among many, that simply did not garner enough support to bring the bill to fruition.


The stickler's in the bill were numerous, Democrats opposing it outright, and some Republican congressional leaders picking it a part, a large many of them saying attacking Medicaid would hurt their constituents.


Other Republican foes of the bill were angry that the bill did not eliminate key health care benefits of the Affordable Care Act they want gone, including birth control amenities, healthcare regardless of preexisting medical diagnoses and children having access to stay on their parents' healthcare insurance until the age of 26, the latTer two provisions of which Trump supports.


Public opinion also played a crucial part.


Some in favor of Obamacare, led by Organizing for Action (OFA) with its 250 chapters nationwide, rallied on a weekly basis against Trumpcare, the unofficial name of the lifeless bill.


In  Cleveland, OFA,  a non-partisan Democratic leaning organization, regularly picketed the Cleveland district office of Republican U.S. Sen Rob Portman, dubbing the protests "lunch with Rob.".


And grassroots activists  and women's rights advocates took to the streets, addressing Obamacare at various protests and rallies, including International Women" s Day March Cleveland, a 15-speaker 400-person rally and march led by Cleveland activist Kathy Wray Coleman, who leads the grassroots group the Imperial Women Coalition and edits Cleveland Urban News.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman On;line News Blog.Com.


As to the March 8, 2017 International Women;s Day March and rally in Cleveland   CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S BLACK DIGITAL NEWS LEADER.

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 March 2017 22:06

Dr Henry Louis Gates Jr to speak on ancestry and immigration at CWRU at 6 pm on March 23, 2017....Gates gained notoriety in 2009 when Cambridge police arrested him for breaking into his on home

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(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 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-Dr Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (pictured), a Harvard University African-American studies professor and ally of former president Barack Obama who gained notoriety when he was arrested by Cambridge police and charged with disorderly conduct for breaking into his own home on the Harvard University campus, a misdemeanor charge that was later dropped, is the guest speaker at a free open-to-the-public event on ancestry and immigration in Cleveland at 6 pm on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the Maltz Performing Arts Center at the Temple-Tifereth Israel at Case Western Reserve University. (Editor's note: Secure free tickets for the event at case.edu/events/thinkforum or by calling the Maltz Performing Arts Center box office at 216.368.6062).


The Cambridge police altercation spurred a politically charged exchange of views about race relations and law enforcement nationwide and caused then president Obama, the nation's first Black president and a Harvard Law School graduate, to brand the harassment by police stupid.


Obama later entertained Gates and the arresting police officer, Sgt James Crawley, for a beer at the Rose Garden at the White House.


Gates' upcoming public talk is in conjunction with the CWRU Thing Forum series. It which comes at an opportune time and as racial and civil unrest mount internationally relative to President Donald Trump's controversial immigration policies and a proposed federal budget that cuts resources to seniors, the Black community and others, is presented by the F. Joseph Callahan Distinguished Lecture with support from community partner, the Cleveland Foundation.


His speech, said organizers, will also serve as the keynote address for the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities’ Cleveland Humanities Festival, featuring immigration as its theme.


Gates, 66, is a founder and editor-in-chief of the popular online Black magazine Theroot.coman Emmy-award winning filmmaker, literary scholar, cultural critic, and institution builder.


He has authored or co-authored twenty-one books and created fifteen documentary films, including the popular PBS series,"Finding Your Roots."


In his new documentary, "Black America since MLK and Still I Rise," Gates embarks on a deeply personal journey through the last fifty years of African -American history.

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Last Updated on Friday, 24 March 2017 18:56

Cleveland Hough area Councilman TJ Dow pushing neighborhoods over the $5 million League Park project with a community meeting scheduled for 6 pm on March 21 as Mayor Frank Jackson and his allies push for the commerical League Park project

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Pictured are Cleveland Ward 7 Councilman TJ Dow (wearing light blue tie), Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson (wearing eye glasses and beard), Cleveland Ward 10 Councilman Jeff Johnson (wearing light brown suit with hands crossed), Cleveland Ward 7 resident and journalist Mansfield Frazier (wearing open shirt), and Olivet Institutional Baptist Church senior pastor the Rev Dr. Jawanza Colvin (wearing dark grey suit and grey tie)

 

(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 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-CLEVELAND, Ohio-Cleveland Ward 7 Councilman TJ Dow, a former assistant county prosecutor whose ward includes the historic Hough District and the Saint Clair-Superior and Midtown and Asian-Town neighborhoods, will host a community meeting on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 6 pm at the Fatima Family Center, 6600 Lexington Avenue at East 66th St.


At issue is the $5 million redevelopment of the League Park District that Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, city council, via ordinance, and city planners and architects, and even Dow himself support an gave life to gave in 2014.


The meeting is expected to be controversial as Dow seeks to monitor commercial development in the impoverished Hough District, a Black area that is famous for the Hough Riots that occurred some 51 years ago, community outcries triggered in part by racial unrest and widespread public segregation.

 

Dow says that increased commercial business in the homestead area will heightened crime.


Dow's supporters and some residents in general say Hough, brought to fruition by longtime former councilwoman Fannie Lewis, should remain a safe-hood for Cleveland homes and that in the least streets need major repairs , the city schools remain in the bottom quartile statewide academically, and abandoned and debilitated homes are rampant.


Also a former community activist who overcame an effort by the political regime to oust him in a city council election four years ago in favor of Basheer Jones, a Muslim and Morehouse College graduate and community activist  pushed then by 11th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcia Fudge publicly and the mayor on the sly, Dow is a fighter and has taken on various commercial entities since he became councilman in 2007, including the powerful Cleveland Clinic.


Nonpartisan elections for mayor and the 17-member city council are this year with Dow facing Jones again, among others, and the mayor's biggest opponent to date being Ward 10 Councilman Jeff Johnson of Glenville, the underdog who like Dow, Jones and Jackson is Black, Johnson already running television campaign ads saying that if elected mayor he would reinvigorate Cleveland neighborhoods.


The League Park venue, situated at the intersection of East  65th Street and Lexington Avenue in the Hough, was once the site of a ball park built in 1891 and once the home for the Cleveland Indians and the Cleveland Buckeyes, the 1945 Negro League champions.


Babe Ruth made his 500th career home run  at the now defunct park


Restoration plans include restoring a bleacher wall, a  ticket house, Major-League size  and youth baseball diamonds,  and football and soccer fields.


Robert Zimmer, a White man and the director of the proposed Baseball Heritage Museum, unused and temporarily located in a ticket house at League Park, is seeking a city variance for 15 parking spaces but the Board of Zoning Appeals,  at the bequest of Dow, denied it, angering those in favor of the project, including resident Mansfield Frazier, a local journalist and  Mayor Jackson ally who grumbles that Zimmer has spots for 13 cars and needs 15.


Fifteen parking spaces are required by law for Zimmer to open up the museum for educational or other purposes.


But does Frazier, an ex-offender and self-made intellectual who owns a modest modern home in the neighborhood with his educated wife Brenda,  and who writes commentary for Cool Cleveland.Com, a White-owned alternative Cleveland magazine, really represent the vested interests of Black people in the overwhelmingly poor community of Hough?


Frazier and his wife own a bio-cellar and vineyard in Hough and he has complained in articles  at Cool Cleveland.Com that Dow "attempted to put us out of business too."


Frazier says  both homes and upscale and low-level commercial business can coexist, and balks that Dow is stalling progress for the redevelopment of League Park.


Like the mayor, Frazier wants the project to get fully underway,


The mayor's stance is not unusual as he seeks to balance the interests of the Black community and commercial retail, his critics saying he tilts too far to the left of the needs of his constituents and Jackson and his supporters arguing that such projects bring in monies to offset financial shortfalls that urban centers face in Cleveland and nationwide.


Dow, said sources, is torn between his commitment to his constituents as a whole and a community revitalization project that is tantalizing to big business and the elected officials they often manipulate.


It is, in fact, elitist, Black people struggling to put food on the table theorize.


A  three-term mayor, former city council president and political novice, Jackson is also facing community criticism, as are the 11-member Cuyahoa County Council and county executive Armond Budish, for a$140 million plan to revitalize Quicken Loans arena.


Billionaire Cleveland Cavaliers franchise owner Dan Gilbert says it is time for an overall at the Q where LeBron James and his basketball teammates, last year's NBA championship team first also this year in the Eastern Conference, perform their calisthenics.


But Gilbert, opponents of the proposed Q-arena project say, is offering only a fraction of the monies, and wants poor people and other greater Cleveland residents to make what foes of the proposal say is an unrealistic sacrifice.


Led by Olivet Institutional Baptist Church senior pastor the Rev. Dr. Jawanza Colvin, the Greater Cleveland Congregations and the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus the opponents of the Q-arena project say the monies can be put to better use and that poor and lower middle class greater Cleveland communities are crumbling as downtown is getting an ongoing makeover with little financial input from big business.

 

The city of Cleveland, led by Mayor Jackson and city council,  propose to handover $88 million for the Q-deal with city council holding hearing beginning next week on the proposed legislation.

 

Councilman Johnson, however, has publicly opposed the Q-deal.


According to a report released last year by the Brooklyn Institute in Washington D.C., greater Cleveland is in the top 10 nationally for residents living in concentrated poverty,


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Louisville community activist Christopher 2X says President Trump's upcoming Louisville rally on March 20 will be met with a counter rally, and that Blacks must organize

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Pictured are Louisville, Kentucky community activist Christopher 2X (wearing suit and eye glasses), United States President Donald Trump (wearing red tie), United States Vice president and former Indiana governor Mike Pence (wearing blue tie), the late Rev Louis Coleman, a prominent Louisville and state of Kentucky community activist (wearing maroon shirt), and Cleveland activist and journalist Kathy Wray Coleman, a native of Louisville who resides in Cleveland, Ohio and leads the Cleveland based Imperial Women Coalition and edits Cleveland Urban News.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com, Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper and Black blog

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CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-LOUISVILLE, Kentucky-A prominent Louisville, Kentucky community activist, on Sunday, told Clevelandurbannews.com and KathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com, Ohio's most read digital Black newspapers,  that President Donald Trump's March 20, 2017 political rally at Freedom Hall (the Kentucky Exposition Center) in downtown Louisville, Kentucky will be met with a counter-protest, which is scheduled for outside of Freedom Hall at the same time as Trump's rally.  (Editor's note: Doors for the  7:30 pm event, which requires tickets, are scheduled to open at 4:30 pm ).


"I am not leading it and it will be a collaboration of groups, but yes," said Louisville activist Christopher 2X. "there will be a counter- protest."


Formerly Christopher Anthony Bryant, 2X is likely the city's most prominent community activist behind the late Rev. Louis Coleman Jr., the state's most known activist in recent decades who died in 2008 at  64-years-old and was a cousin of longtime Cleveland activist Kathy Wray Coleman, a native of Louisville who resides in Cleveland and leads the Imperial Women Coalition and edits the Cleveland based Clevelandurbannews.com and KathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com.

 

Coleman's late mother, Dr. Gertrude White Coleman, was a greater Louisville community activist.

 

CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE ON THE MARCH 8, 2017 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY RALLY IN CLEVELAND AT THE KATHY WRAY COLEMAN ONLINE NEWSBLOG.COM, OHIO'S MOST READ INDIVIDUAL BLOG

 

The Republican real estate mogul's last visited the Derby City, which is the hometown of late boxing great Muhammad Ali, in May for an endorsement by the NRA , which was preceded by a presidential campaign rally he held there last March.


A Republican, Trump won the presidency in November over former secretary of state and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in a stunning upset.


This week's political gathering in Louisville is, in fact, timely.


The U. S. House of Representatives, on Thursday, March 23, will vote on whether to repeal Obamacare, officially known as the Affordable Care Act, which is former President Obama's' signature universal healthcare initiative, a federal law that Trump and Congressional Republicans want replaced with their own healthcare brand.


Obama is the nation's first Black president, and whom Trump succeeded in January of this year.


Vice-President Mike Pence, a former governor of the state of Indiana, which is a stone's throw from Louisville via the neighboring city of New Albany, visited Louisville earlier this month to push for support of the repeal of Obamacare.

 

2x said that the possible repeal of Obamacare is alarming and that the Black community must bear its brunt and organize its people behind any public policy changes that might have a negative impact on the community.


"We must hold our heads high and collectively work together to sustain the hits from Washington and elsewhere that our communities might have to sustain," said 2X, who leads the Louisville-based activist group Hood to Hood.

 

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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