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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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Click below to read over 1,300 archived Cleveland Urban News.Com articles by year at our blog of (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com)

 

2016 (142), 2015 (213), 2014 (266), 2013 (227),


2012 (221), 2011 (135), 2010 (109), 2009 (50)

 

 

CLICK ON THE CLEVELAND FOX 8 TELEVISION NEWS VIDEO IN THE PICTURE BELOW FOR COVERAGE OF THE CLEVELAND ANTI-TRUMP RALLY WITH SPEECHES BY CLEVELAND ACTIVIST KATHY WRAY COLEMAN AND OTHERS. COLEMAN IS LEADING CHANTS IN THE VIDEO AND SAYING THAT "PEOPLE OF COLOR ARE AT RISK, WOMEN ARE AT RISK. NO JUSTICE NO PEACE ." CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SAME VIDEO ON THE WEBSITE OF CLEVELAND FOX 8 NEWS

 


Judge Joan Synenberg spares life of Warrensville Heights barbershop shooter Douglas Shine Jr., Cory Shaffer of Cleveland.Com and the Cleveland Plain Dealer Newspaper reports

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A judge on Monday spared the life of Douglas Shine Jr. (pictured), the 21-year-old Heartless Felon who faced death by lethal injection after he was convicted in the 2015 barbershop massacre and conspiracy to execute a witness.

Cuyahoga County Judge Joan Synenberg chose not to follow a jury's November recommendation that Shine be executed, citing a "transient, non-nurturing and violent childhood" that left Shine with undiagnosed mental disorders and the emotional maturity of a 5 year old.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 December 2016 22:22

Activists Kathy Wray Coleman and Don Bryant, among others, to receive President Obama's community service award at Ohio Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur's office and via the WCPM and ICEA, international community groups led by Renate and David Jakupca

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Pictured are community activists Kathy Wray Coleman and Don Bryant. Coleman is also a Cleveland journalist who edits Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper. Bryant leads the Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network and Coleman leads the Cleveland-based Imperial Women Coalition, a women's rights group.

 

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Cleveland Urban News.Com interviewed now 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. (Note: Cleveland Urban News.Com gets some 3.4 million views on Google Plus alone).

CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, CLEVELAND, Ohio- Cleveland activist and journalist Kathy Wray Coleman, among others, will receive a community service award at 3 pm on Monday, Dec 19 issued by Ohio 9th Congressional District Congresswoman March Kaptur at her Cleveland district office on behalf of President Barack Obama and in connection with  the World's Children Peace Monument (WCPM) group and the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA). (Editor's note: Coleman leads the Cleveland-based Imperial Women Coalition. She is also former high school biology teacher who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper and who now edits Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper).

Coleman called the honor "a privilege promoted by community organizations she respects and in association with one of the nation's greatest presidents' as well as Congresswoman Kaptur, the longest serving woman in congress."

Don Bryant, a greater Cleveland activist who leads the Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network and who has has led rallies with Coleman relative to violence against women and police brutality, is also among the award recipients.

Bryant, of North Royalton, Ohio, has also been in the forefront of efforts for immigration reform and has promoted peace between Pakistan and Israel.

He has traveled on several occasions as an activist to the Gaza Strip in the Middle East.

The President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA)  is a premiere award given annually for exemplary volunteer and civic service and was derived  in 2003 by executive order of then president George W. Bush, and following the "9-11 attacks."

Renate Jakupca, who along with her husband, David Jakupca, leads the international civic groups the World's Children Peace Monument  (WCPM) and the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA), said in a press release that the award recipients are as follows:

Joseph Bailey, Marty Cephas, Kenneth Maxwell, Dr. Joseph Wendel Kathy Wray Coleman, Patrick Cahill, Marty Allen, Abdul Jabbar, Brohi Eugene Schiopota, Leonard May, Don Bryant, Marianne Quasebarth, Joseph Kocab and Robert and Mary Bennett.

The WCPM and the ICEA are the impetus for the President's Volunteer Service Award, which, according to the White House, "enables community organizations as certifying and leadership organizations to amplify their gratitude by joining with the president of the United States to thank their most dedicated volunteers."

"All recipients of the president's service award are role models for all Americans," said Renate Jakupca.

(Editor's note: The World's Children Peace Monument (WCPM) is located at Coe Lake Park in Berea, Ohio. An original idea conceived during EXPO 2000, the Worlds Fair held in Hannover, Germany. It was designed and built by Environmental Artist David Jakupca at the historic ARK in Berea as a project of the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) in cooperation with the United Nations 2000 Culture of Peace Program. The project is to encourage positive community participation through the establishment of site-specific works of public art, through cultural education and entrepreneurial training to children around the World).

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 December 2016 11:55
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2017 Economic Report of President Obama released, a report that says Obama staved off a depression and that the American economy is stronger, more resilient, and better positioned for the 21st century than ever before....By www.clevelandurbannews.com,

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Editor-in-Chief Kathy Wray Coleman, a-24-year journalist who trained at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio for 17 years, and who interviewed now 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. (Note: A former biology teacher and longtime Cleveland activist, Coleman is the most read reporter in Ohio on Google Plus with some 3.4 million views).

BELOW IS THE 2017 ECONOMIC REPORT OF THE PRESENT, WHICH WAS SENT TO CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM VIA PRESS RELEASE ON DECEMBER 15, 2016 AND WAS PUBLISHED VIA THE WHITE-HOUSE BLOG

White House Blog: 2017 Economic Report of the President dated December 15, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – The Council of Economic Advisers today issued the Economic Report of the President, and Chairman Jason Furman and members Sandra Black and Jay Shambaugh, and Chief Economist Matthew Fiedler released the following blog post. You can view the report HERE and the blog post HERE.

Summary: The 2017 Economic Report of the President reviews the economic record of the Obama Administration, focusing on how policies have promoted inclusive growth.

When he took office in early 2009, President Obama was faced with the daunting task of helping to rescue the U.S. economy from its worst crisis since the Great Depression. The forceful response to the crisis helped stave off a potential second Depression, setting the U.S. economy on track to reinvest and recover.

Rebuilding from the crisis alone, though, was never the president’s sole aim. At every step, the administration has also worked to address the structural barriers to shared prosperity that middle-class families had faced for decades: the rising costs of health care and higher education, slow growth in incomes, high levels of inequality, a fragile, risky financial system, and more. Thanks to these efforts, eight years later, the American economy is stronger, more resilient, and better positioned for the 21st century than ever before.

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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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(Pictured are Ohio Governor John Kasich (wearing blue tie) and President-elect Donald Trump (wearing red tie)

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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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Last Updated on Thursday, 15 December 2016 16:30

Dylann Roof guilty in Charleston church shooting

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CHARLSTON, South Carolina-Dylann Roof (pictured), the professed white supremacist who confessed to fatally shooting nine people at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, after sitting through a Bible study class, was found guilty of several charges today.

A jury of three black people and nine white people found Roof, 22, guilty of hate crimes, religious obstruction and firearms violations in the June 2015 attack, reports the Charleston Post and Courier.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 December 2016 13:36

Cleveland Urban News.Com Editor Kathy Wray Coleman talks face-to-face with Tavis Smiley during his visit to Cleveland for a radio and television broadcast with area judges on the heroin crisis, etc....Smiley also comments to Coleman on LeBron James

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Pictured is Tavis Smiley

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By Editor-in-Chief Kathy Wray Coleman, a-24-year journalist who trained at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio for 17 years, and who interviewed now 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. (Note: A former biology teacher and longtime Cleveland activist, Coleman is the most read reporter in Ohio on Google Plus with some 3.4 million views).

 

CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, CLEVELAND, Ohio- Tavis Smiley, the host of the late night nationally syndicated television talk show 'Tavis Smiley,' which airs weeknights at 11:30 pm on WVIZ/PBS and on other PBS stations across the country, and also on Sundays at 3:00 pm on 90.3  FM WCPN, was in Cleveland, Ohio on Wednesday, Dec. 7 , 2016.


He did an 11 am taping in Cleveland at WVIZ headquarters on Thursday, Dec 8 on the opiate and heroin crisis of Cuyahoga County.


The heroin crisis broadcast will include commentary from Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas judges and the legal system in general, including bail, feess and bias. It  will run at 11:30  pm on Tues, Dec. 13 nd Wed. Dec. 14 on WVIZ/PBS public broadcast television and ran on Sunday Dec. 11 at 3 pm on WCPN ideastream 90.3 FM, a non-commercial educational radio station licensed to Cleveland.

 

Smiley and the judges will also take questions from the audience, organizers said.

 

Cleveland Urban News.Com Editor-in-Chief Kathy Wray Coleman ran into Smiley at G-Lancer 21, a Black-owned restaurant at East 21st Street and Superior Avenue in Cleveland on the city's east side that is  owned and operated by George Dixon, who owned and operated the now defunct historic Lancer's Lounge and Bar in Cleveland, and Glenville High School Head Football Coach Ted Ginn Sr.


Coleman said the restaurant food at the Black-owned G- Lancer, including its fish dinners, is delicious.


Also a Cleveland-based community activist who leads the Imperial Women Coalition and a former Cleveland schools biology teacher of 13 years, Coleman was eating dinner and on a date with a male friend when Smiley entered the restaurant with two people, and she immediately asked what he was doing in town.


Smiley smiled and responded that "can't I come to Cleveland?"


Thereafter, he elaborated on the heroin crisis.


Coleman told Smiley that Cuyahoga County, which includes the largely Black major American city of Cleveland, had the highest rates of death from opiate and heroin abuse in August and September of 2016 in its history with some 52 deaths.


The heroin associated death toll is expected to reach 500 in Cuyahoga County by the end of this year, according to the office of the county medical examiner. And though Blacks are impacted, Whites are disproportionately affected, a scenario that raises questions on incoming state and federal resources that have been all but denied to the Black community relative to the ongoing crack cocaine crisis, critics say.


"I read that," said Smiley, regarding the county death toll this summer and the heroin crisis in Cuyahoga County reaching its highest point ever.


Coleman then asked Smiley where he was coming from.


"California," said Smiley in response. "And LeBron James' wife and a Kardashian were on the airplane with me."


When asked by Coleman his views on President-elect Donald Trump, Smiley reserved comment.


But Smiley has not held back on his disdain for Trump, a Republican whose policies and practices, including his recent cabinet picks, are traditionally contrary to the interests of Blacks, politically, economically, and otherwise.


And he has taken on Trump in public venues, usually on television and radio talk shows.


After Trump's stunning win over Hillary Clinton last month, Smiley said, regarding  the election of the Republican nominee for president, that racism, sexism and classicism "received the GOP seal of approval."


In addition to his role as a talk show host, Smiley, 52 and Black, is an author, liberal political commentator, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and Civil Rights activist who frequently tours the country with Dr. Cornel West, 63, a scholar and academician who, during his career, has held professorships at Harvard University, Princeton University, Yale University, Union Theological Seminary, and the University of Paris.


West, like Smiley, is a brilliant Black orator and distinguished author.


He is best known for his oratory skills and his poplar book "Race Matters."


Smiley is a former commentator on the Tom Joyner Morning Radio Show and he and West have received slack from the Black community for their sometimes criticism of President Barack Obama, the first Black president of the United States of America.


Smiley and West have acted sparingly in their compliments of the president, and have, on several occasions, publicly criticized Obama.


They say the nation's first Black president should be more aggressive and outspoken in his fight for equal opportunity for the Black community.


While some may agree, their critics say that Obama's policies have helped the Black community and that as a a pro-Black president he is limited in what he can say and accomplish in a a still vividly racist America, particularly since both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate are controlled by Republicans.


Smiley and West are Democrats as are most Blacks.


In his own defense Obama, also a loyal Democrat,  has said that "we're not Democrats first, we're not Republicans first, we're Americans first."


Nonetheless, Smiley and West, and President Obama, are forces to recon with, say their supporters, and are strong Black men whose voices serve a purpose in the ongoing struggle for racial and economic equality for Black people.


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Last Updated on Monday, 12 December 2016 20:58

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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