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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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Cuyahoga County grand jury refuses to indict the Euclid, Ohio cop that gunned down unarmed Black motorist Luke Stewart, his mother, Mary Stewart, of whom spoke to Clevelandurbannews.com editor Kathy Wray Coleman as to the killing of her 23-year-old son

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Last Updated on Thursday, 31 August 2017 18:21

Cleveland Cavaliers withdraw from deal to renovate Quicken Loans Arena, making a referendum vote on the City of Cleveland's $88 million contribution to the project moot during this year's mayoral election

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CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Cleveland Cavaliers have withdrawn from their commitment to help fund a $140 million Quicken Loans Arena renovation project, removing the issue as a political football as Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson faces eight challengers in his bid for reelection this year and the Ohio Supreme Court recently ruled that the city must accept some 20,000 petition signatures collected by the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus, SEIU, and the Greater Cleveland Congregations to put the initiative before voters.


In essence, the controversial Q-Deal is all but dead for now with the Cavs having pulled out of the initiative, their funding portion of the project also at issue.

A team spokesman said Monday that the referendum issues, with mayoral candidates Jeff Johnson and Zack Reed and others pushing the city to put the issues on the ballot for the Nov 7 general election, would cause the groundbreaking of the Q transformation to miss the current construction cycle, thereby raising construction costs.


The Q-Deal was vehemently pushed by Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish, City Council President Kelley, and Mayor Jackson, the city's three-term Black mayor.

 

Budish, Jackson and Kelley say the deal will bring in jobs and monies to the city, and the region, and will keep the premiere basketball franchise on equal footing with competitors.


Opponents say it is an elitist agenda and that the tax dollars could be put to better use, including the revitilization of Cleveland's debilitating inner city.


Led by megastars LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, the Cavaliers, a premier major sports team, are the 2016 NBA champions who lost the title this year to the Golden State Warriors, whom they beat last year.

 

Cleveland City Council sealed funding for the Q-deal in April before a crowded room with protesters on hand, voting 12-5 to throw some $88 million toward the renovation project, which followed a vote  a month earlier by Cuyahoga County Council for the county as to its financial support toward the $140 million aspect of the project.

 


Cuyahoga County is 29 percent Black and includes the city of Cleveland.


Nearly a third of the 17 member Cleveland City Council, including mayoral candidates Jeff Johnson and Zack Reed, and Ward 8 Councilman Michael Polensek, opposed the deal .


Johnson, Reed and Polensek publicly trashed the deal.


 

 

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 August 2017 16:34

Cuyahoga County Democrats elect Congresswoman Fudge protege Shontel Brown as the first Black and first woman party chairperson, Brown beating out Newburgh Heights Mayor Trever Elkins and State Senator Sandra Williams, who is Black like Fudge and Brown

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Pictured are Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Shontel Brown (wearing red suit jacket), who is the newly elected chairperson of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party, Brown political mentor Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (D-11) (wearing blue-green suit jacket), and Ohio State Senator Sandra Williams (wearing black suit jacket)
ClevelandUrbanNews.Com and the KathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com, Ohio's most read digital Black newspapers with some 4.8 million readers on Google Plus alone. And the ClevelandUrbanNews.Com website stats reveal some 26 million hits since 2012. 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.


ClevelandUrbanNews.Com and the KathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com, Ohio's most read digital Black newspapers with some 4.8 million readers on Google Plus alone. And the ClevelandUrbanNews.Com website stats reveal some 26 million hits since 2012. 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.


CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM- EUCLID, Ohio- Executive committee members of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party elected Cuyhoga County Councilwoman Shontel Brown of Warrensville Heights its first Black and first woman chairperson at a meeting at Euclid High School on Saturday morning, the outcome of which was a show of power of the political machine of 11th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcia fudge, also a Warrensville Heights Democrat like Brown, and Brown's political mentor.

 

Other key elected officials supporting Brown in her successful bid to lead the powerful county Democratic party include Cleveland City Council President Kevin Kelley, and Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish, a Fudge ally.

 

Brown, 42, and a Black female leader in her own right, replaces former county Democratic Party chairman Stuart Garson, a well-to-due White attorney who quit the unpaid post Aug 4 before the completion of his current term as chairman, which officially ended next June.

 

Brown beat Newburgh Heights Mayor Trevor Elkins, who is White, in the second round of voting after failing to meet the 51 percent threshold needed to win in round one where she got 47.7 percent to Elkin's 34.2 percent with state Sen Sandra Williams, who is Black and a Cleveland Democrat, getting 18.6 percent and then purportedly urging some of her supporters to back Brown in round two.

 

Fudge's largely Black 11th congressional district includes parts of the city of Cleveland and several of its eastern suburbs and she is one of two Blacks in congress from Ohio, the other of whom is Congresswoman Joyce Beatty of Columbus.

 

A former state representative elected to the Ohio Senate in 2014, Williams has connections to the Ohio Democratic Party and was a key player as the then president of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus regarding the controversial remapping of the state's congressional districts that took effect in 2012.

 

The Ohio General Assembly redraws congressional districts every 10 years based upon population changes per the U.S. Census.

 

The new legislative redistricting map reduced Ohio from 18 to 16 congressional seats via congressional seat elections in 2012, and due to population reductions.

 

As a by-product of the congressional redistricting changes and the loss of two congressional seats in Ohio, then congressman Dennis Kucinich of Cleveland lost his congressional seat in 2012 to longtime 9th District Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur after they were forced to run against each other.

 

A Toledo Democrat and the longest serving woman in congress, Kaptur's 9th congressional district now extends to Cleveland, a largely Black major American city led by three-term Black Democratic mayor Frank Jackson, a Fudge ally.

 

Kaptur was preferred by some consequential Democrats over the outspoken Kucinich, a former Cleveland boy mayor who ran unsucessfully for president in 2004 and 2008 and a socialist-type Democrat against war at any cost who was sometimes critical of the Obama administration, and his own Democratic party.  And Kucinich ran a clean congressional race against Kaptur, partly because he and Kaptur had been congressional friends, and because Kaptur keeps her nose clean.

 

State Sen Williams backed the official 2012 redistricting map supported by then Ohio Democratic Party chairman Chris Redfern, whose successor is now state party chairman David Pepper, and to the purported dissatisfaction of Fudge, some influential Democrats in general, and a cadre of greater Cleveland Black leaders, including George Forbes, the former longtime president of the Cleveland NAACP and a former longtime Cleveland City Council president.

 

Williams is obviously a sophisticated political player within the party who has support, and who should not be taken lightly, sources said yesterday.

 

Also an attorney, Forbes had been conferring with then Republican state House Speaker William Batchelder relative to the map, which, per his recommendation to Batchelder, would have given Kucinich a better chance of winning, and required an ultimate vote of the Republican-dominated Ohio General Assembly, as do all of the every-10-years redistricting maps of congressional districts in Ohio.

 

Batchelder is also a former Ohio 9th District Court of Appeals judge and the husband of Judge Alice Batchhelder, a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals of the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati.

 

The new map, and proposed redistricting maps leading to the new map, favor Republican congressional candidates, Democrats complained, although they had little leverage up against Republicans who run Ohio, essentially, and of whom hold all of the state non-judicial offices, including the governorship held by term-limited John Kasich, attorney general, secretary of state and auditor.

 

But the new map also brought Ohio a second Black congressperson behind U.S. Rep. Fudge in U.S. Rep. Beatty, a redistricting win that Fudge, Forbes, and the Cleveland NAACP, among others, support.

 

Beatty is a former state representative and the wife of former state representative Otto Beatty Jr, also of Columbus, and a Democrat like his wife.

 

Like the previous redistricting proposals, the new map, with Forbes and Black leaders and Black elected officials as watch dogs, also protects Fudge's majority Black congressional territory per the voting provision the Civil Rights Act of 1965 that precludes a deliberate diluting or gerrymandering of the Black vote in largely Black congressional districts, her 11th congressional district of which now also includes a largely Black pocket of voters of the city of Akron, and staggering parts of Akron's Summit County.

 

Cuyahoga County is the state's second largest county behind Franklin County, which includes the city of Columbus, Ohio's largest city, with Cleveland in second place.

 

It is a roughly 29 percent Black county and a Democratic stronghold that helped former president Barack Obama win the pivotal state of Ohio in the general election in 2008, and when the first Black president of the United States of America won a second four-year term in 2012.

 

The county Dems continue to recover from a long term public corruption and FBI probe that brought some 61 guilty pleas or convictions since 2008, mainly White businessmen associated with the county Democratic party, and including two former Democratic common pleas judges that served federal prison sentences, and former Cuyahoga Country Commissioner Jimmy Dimora, a former county party chairperson serving a 28-year federal prison sentence for racketeering and public corruption.

 

Dimora's sidekick and once a powerful county Democratic party operative, former county auditor Frank Russo took a plea deal for a 22-year prison sentence for his public -corruption- in -office illegalities.

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 August 2017 19:26

City of Cleveland to name Hulda Avenue Alma Cooper Way after the late activist Alma Cooper in ceremony at noon on August 26, 2017 at the intersection of Hulda Avenue and East 110th Street....Cooper is a sister of longtime community activist Ada Averyhart

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Pictured is the late Alma Cooper, a longtime Cleveland community activist and former precinct committee person in Cleveland Ward 6

 

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CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, CLEVELAND, Ohio- The city of Cleveland will name Hulda Avenue on the city's largely Black east side Alma Cooper Way at a ceremony at noon today, Aug 26, 2017, at the intersection of East 110th St and Hulda Avenue, a spokesman for Cleveland Ward 6 Councilman Blaine Griffin said yesterday.


The street name change at Hulda Avenue from Woodhill Road to East 110th Street, which is a secondary and honorary street name, has already been erected per a city ordinance adopted by the 17-member city council on Aug 16, and following the recommendation of Councilman Griffin.


A longtime community activist, Cooper died in May of last year after a long illness.


She was 93-years-old at the time of her death, and one of 16 full siblings, three-fourths of whom have passed on.


Veteran Cleveland activist Ada Averyhart, 84, Cooper's only surviving sister, said in an interview that she moved to Cleveland in 1952 from her native town of Brownsville, Tennessee where she and her siblings were raised because she was following Alma.


"Alma was the best sister in the world, and she died on my birthday," said Averyhart." She will be missed."


Alma Cooper, by all standards, was a change agent, and an exemplary community servant, a family member told ClevelandUrbanNews.Com and the KathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com, Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper and Black blog.


"My mother lived a life of significance and we are proud of the change that she helped bring about," said Cooper's daughter, Janice Turner Riley, who, along with Cooper's son, Ernest Turner, will be among the family members at today's dedication.


"She was fair and committed and she did not discriminate against the powers that be when fighting for the community," said Turner Riley.


Cooper was a homemaker who began her career later in life and retired from the homestead department for the Cuyahoga County auditor's office.


She was a longtime resident of Cleveland Ward 6 and a former precinct committeewoman who served on numerous community boards, including the Buckeye Community Congress, and for the East End Neighborhood House.


She was in the trenches with local community activists for decades on community issues, including the Cleveland police killing of Michael Pipkens, the controversial 1980s Art Feckner case, and relative to voting and other Civil Rights matters.


Feckner was White and a big time cocaine dealer on the city's largely Black east side and activists and Black community leaders were upset that police and FBI authorities allegedly allowed the drug sales to prosper as part of a sting operation.


Pipkens was killed in December 1992 by two Cleveland police officers, Michael Tankersley and Jeffrey Gibson, who put the 23-year-old Black man in a choke hold following a car chase on the east side of town.


The Pipkens killing gained notoriety and unleashed community protests. It also heightened tensions between police and the Black community, tensions that are still in existence today.


Retired Ohio 8th District Court of Appeals judge Sara J. Harper, also a longtime Cleveland NAACP affiliate, commented on Copper shortly after her death last year and said that Alma was a religious woman who was dedicated to her family and the community, and that she was  "a calm activist."

 

Cooper remained active in the community until illness slowed her down. She is preceded in death by a son, a husband, and siblings, and survived by three grown children, Ernest Turner, Janice Turner Riley and Tracy Cooper, four siblings of Ada Averyhart, the Rev Thomas Averyhart, Dr. Willie Lewis Averyhart, and James Henry Averyhart, 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and a host of stepchildren, other relatives, friends, and associates.

 

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Last Updated on Sunday, 27 August 2017 09:29

Congresswoman Marcia Fudge endorses Una Keenon for mayor of East Cleveland

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Pictured are East Cleveland mayoral candidate Una H.R. Keenon (wearing red turtleneck sweater), Ohio 11th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (wearing blue-green suit jacket), and Charles E. Biib Sr., president of the Carnegie Roundtable and the Ohio 8th [state legislative] District Black Caucus

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CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM- CLEVELAND, Ohio-U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, a Warrensville Heights Democrat and one of two Blacks in congress from Ohio, joined some 150 people, including community activists, the Greater Cleveland Clergy Alliance, and members of the Black Women's PAC, at the campaign headquarters of Una H.R. Keenon on Tuesday to endorse Keenon for mayor of East Cleveland, a largely Black and impoverished suburb of Cleveland.

 

A tireless federal lawmaker and likely the most prominent Black elected official in Ohio, Fudge said that Keenon, who faces three candidates for the Sept. 12 Democratic primary, all of them men, is the best person for the job.

 

"Judge Keenon, whom I have known since law school, was called to be a public servant," said Fudge, whose largely Black 11th congressional district includes Cleveland and East Cleveland.

 

Keenon told ClevelandUrbanNews.Com and the KathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com, Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper and Black blog, that she believes she is the best candidate and that she has "proven experience and proven leadership."

 

Charles E. Bibb Sr., president of the Carnegie Roundtable and the Ohio 8th [state legislative] District Black Caucus, introduced the congresswoman at the event.

 

"It was a great opportunity to introduce Congresswoman Fudge, one of the most influential lawmaker's in congress who last year chaired the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia," said Bibb. "The congresswoman's endorsement is a great accomplishment for Una Keenon in her bid for East Cleveland mayor."

 

Currently president of the East Cleveland Board of Education, Keenon, a 31-year-resident of the city, is a retired city judge and a former social worker and prior Cleveland schools teacher.

 

If Keenon wins the primary over Democratic candidates Mansell Baker, Dana Hawkins Jr. and mayor Brandon King, who, per the city charter, was elevated from city council ro mayor after voters last year recalled then mayor Gary Norton, she will face activist Devin Branch, a Green Party candidate with no opposition, in the Nov. 7 general election.

 

On Tuesday, Keenon outlined a 10-point plan to improve the city, which has roughly 18, 000 residents and a median household income of some $20,000, and is on the verge of bankruptcy.

 

Among a host of initiatives, Keenon's plan for recovery of the Black city, addresses jobs, crime and safety, and housing and economic development.

 

Also a founding member of the Black Women's PAC and currently its vice president, Keenon has also been endorsed by the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party, Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish, and state Rep. John Barnes Jr. (D-12), among others.

 

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Last Updated on Thursday, 24 August 2017 16:01

Black Lives Matter Cleveland, community activists to picket at Euclid City Hall at 6 pm today, August 21, 2017, as to the police beating of Richard Hubbard and the police killing of Luke Stewart, both Black, both unarmed, and both in their twenties

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Pictured are Richard Hubbard (wearing White shirt) and Luke Stewart

 

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CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS-COM, EUCLID Ohio- Greater Cleveland community activists, led by Black Lives Matter Cleveland, will attend the city of Euclid City Council meeting this evening, Mon., Aug 21, 2017, to express concerns over the beating nearly a week  ago by a White Euclid cop of Richard Hubbard, 25, a malicious beating that went viral, and of a Black motorist. ( See dash-cam footage here).


Organizers said that activists will rally from 6pm to 8 pm, though the city council meeting does not begin until 7 pm.


Also at issue is the fatal police shooting in March by officer Matthew Rhodes of Luke O. Stewart, 23, whom Euclid police killed investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area of South Lakeshore Boulevard and East 215th Street, Euclid police said.


Stewart is also Black and racial unrest is mounting relative to his death too, his family members upset and blaming police for what they say is excessive force.


Like Hubbard, he was unarmed. And he left behind two young children.

 

Police say that Stewart allegedly tried to run them over with his car, a claim his family members say is likely bogus.

"They have a right to demonstrate and express their feelings," said Euclid Councilwoman Stephana Caviness, one of two Blacks on the eight-member largely White Euclid City Council. " Whatever else I have to say will be said during my speaking portion at the meeting tonight."


Euclid Mayor Kirsten Gail said in a press release that “we have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all use of force by police are both lawful and justified. I can assure you the incident will be reviewed thoroughly and appropriate action will be taken.”


Police pulled Hubbard over Saturday morning, Aug 12, saying the car he was driving rolled through and intersection, though a dash cam video that went viral shows that one of the cops immediately began beating him.


He had a suspended driver's license, police said.


It was a routine traffic stop, police said, ignoring the fact that the Black young man was beaten unmercifully.


He was allegedly  resisting, police said, a comment in direct contradiction to the dash cam video.


Officer Michael Amiott, who is on administrative leave with pay, is seen on the dash cam punching Hubbard several times while he was on the ground with his partner watching.


Witnesses said they were dismayed by the incident.


Hubbard was taken to the Cuyahoga County Jail and ultimately posted bond on charges of driving under suspension and resisting arrest, charges he denies.


Euclid is a middle class Cleveland suburb of some 50,000 people that is 26 percent Black and has a median household income of $37,000.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 August 2017 01:36

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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