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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  four 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).

 

Senator Sherrod Brown to keynote Ohio Democratic Party's April 22 Legacy Dinner, a salute to the late John Glenn, a former astronaut and U.S. senator from Ohio upon whom Obama bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom...ODP Chair Daviod Pepper comments

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Pictured are former president Barack Obama, the first Black president of the United States of America, former astronaut Jand propr U.S. senator John Glenn (wearing White shirt and red tie), U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Cleveland (wearing blue shirt and red tie with the U.S flg in the background) and Ohio Demcratic Party Chairman David Paper (wearing red tiw with arms crossed)a

 

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CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-CLEVELAND, Ohio-The Ohio Democratic Party (ODP) will hold its 2017 Legacy Dinner, a tribute to  the late John Glenn, a former Ohio U.S. senator and the first American to orbit the earth,  on Saturday, April 22, at the Ohio Expo

Center in downtown Columbus, Ohio, with U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown as the dinner’s featured speaker.


An Ohioan, Glenn died Dec. 8, 2016 at the age of 95.


Former president Barack Obama, America's first Black president and a Democrat like Glenn, bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Glenn at a White House ceremony in 2012.


"He [Glenn] always had the right stuff, inspiring generations of scientists, engineers and astronauts," said Obama, shortly after Glenn's death late last year.


Born July 18, 1921 in Cambridge, Ohio and raised in Concord, Ohio, Glenn was a distinguished Marine Corps pilot in Korea and World War ll before joining NASA as an astronaut and orbiting earth three times in 1962, the first to do so from American soil.


He resigned from NASA in 1964 and won a U.S. senate seat in 1974, where he served until 1999.


He was succeeded in congress by the late and former U.S. senator George Voinovich, a Republican and former mayor of the city of Cleveland.


In addition to Sen. Brown, a Cleveland Democrat up for re-election next year, three announced Democratic candidates for governor, former state Rep. Connie Pillich, Senate Democratic Leader Joe Schiavoni, and former U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton, will also speak at the dinner, ODP Chairman David Pepper said in a press release to Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper.


Republicans swept all of Ohio's statewide offices in November 2014, namely  Gov John Kasich, a 2016 unsuccessful candidate for president who is term-limited, Attorney General Mike DeWine, Secretary of State Jon Husted, Treasurer Josh Mandel, Auditor Dave Yost, and Supreme Court Justices Judith French and Sharon Kennedy.


Republican gubernatorial possible's include Husted, DeWine, also a former U.S. senator, U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci of Wadsworth, and former Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, who recently resigned to give more focus to her gubernatorial campaign.


Treasurer Mandel announced late last year that he will make another run for Brown's seat next year, after failing to seat the liberal U.S. senator in 2012.

 

United states senators serve six-year terms.


Mandel lost to Brown in 2012 by six percentage points, the same year Obama won re-election for president over Republican nominee Mitt Romney.


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Last Updated on Saturday, 22 April 2017 05:24
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U.S. Rep Marcia Fudge comments on Cleveland Facebook murderer Steve Stephens and his victim, Robert Godwin Sr., whose funeral has been announced, and she comments on Mayor Jackson, who faces reelection against Councilmen Reed and Johson, and others

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Pictured are 11th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson (wearing beard and eye glasses), Cleveland Ward 10 Councilman Jeff Johnson (wearing gold tie), Cleveland Ward 2  Councilman Zack Reed (wearing grey tie), Cleveland murder victim Robert Godwin Sr. ,74, (weaing green and brown shirt), and Godwin's killer, Facebook murderer Steve Stephens, 37  (weraing full beard and blue shirt). Stephens allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday, April 18  in  Erie, Pennsylvania in his 2016 ford fusion as police were in hot pursuit following a tip that carries a $50,000 reward

 

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, Ohio's most read digital Black newspapers with some 4 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-WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, Ohio - Ohio 11th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11),  a Warrensville Heights Democrat whose largely Black congressional district includes parts of Cleveland and several of its eastern suburbs, released a statement on Tuesday following the suicide of Cleveland Facebook murderer Steve Stephens.


"The search for Steve Stephens is over, and I hope our community can begin to heal," said Fudge in a press release to Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper. "I send sincere condolences to the family and friends of Robert Godwin, Sr., and I pray for their peace during this difficult time."


Made famous by randomly gunning down 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr on the city's largely Black east side on Easter Sunday and posting a video of the shooting on Facebook Live, Stephens, who was Black like Godwin, was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Tuesday, April 18, in Erie, Pennsylvania, police said.


The congresswoman said that "Mr. Godwin's death was a tragic loss, and a shocking reminder of the toll gun violence is taking on our communities, and we must do everything in our power to stop these senseless acts."


Following a nationwide manhunt, the deranged killer was spotted Tuesday morning in Erie in a McDonald's parking lot, and as police, who were reportedly tipped off, approached the infamous White 2016 ford fusion he was driving, the same vehicle he was driving when he allegedly shot Godwin, Stephens allegedly shot himself to death.


A  former foundry worker, Godwin is survived by 10 children, 14 grandchildren, and longtime girlfriend and the mother of two of his children, Angela Smith, 34.


His funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at River of Life Ministries on Lakeshore Boulevard in Euclid and is open to the public.


One of two Blacks from Ohio in congress, Fudge thanked Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, Police Chief Calvin Williams, U.S. Marshal Peter J. Elliott, FBI Special Agent Stephen D. Anthony, and local and national law enforcement affiliates for their work in pursuit of Stephens, 37, and a mental health worker who mentored troubled youth for nearly a decade.


Mayor Jackson and Chief Williams are Black and the mayor is seeking an unprecedented fourth term this year in a crowded field of at least eight candidates, including Ward 2 Councilman Zack Reed, who announced his candidacy at a press conference on Wednesday, Ward 10 Councilman Jeff Johnson, and former East Cleveland mayor Eric Brewer.

 

Reed, Johnson and Brewer are also Black.


Both Johnson and Reed are campaigning on neighborhood safety and revitalizing inner city neighborhoods.


Jackson's thrust is that he has a record of success and has balanced the interest of the business community and his constituents in a crafty manner, his critics saying the inner city has virtually been ignored for downtown interests and big business.


Absent a shake-up, prediction is that Jackson will face either Reed or Johnson in a non-partisan run-off, though both Reed and Johnson have taken out petitions for reelection to city council and for mayor, the deadline for which is June 29 for them to file petitions to run for either spot.


All 17 city council seats are up for grabs this year.

 

The mayor and all of city council are Democrats.

 

Cleveland is a largely Black major American city of some 375,000 people, and the second most segregated city in the country, behind Boston.


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Last Updated on Friday, 21 April 2017 16:13

Cleveland Facebook murderer Steve Stephens commits suicide, the full story on his life, his murdering, and his suicide of which can be read here at www.clevelandurbannews.com and www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's Black digital news leaders...

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Pictured are Cleveland murder victim Robert Godwin Sr. ,74, and his  killer Steve Stephens, 37  (weraing full beard), who posted a brodcast of the tragic killing on Facebook Live on Easter Sunday. Stephens allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday, April 18  in  Erie, Pennsylvania in his 2016 ford fusion as police were in hot pursuit following a tip that carries a $50,000 reward

 

ClevelandUrbanNews.Com and the KathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com

, Ohio's most read digital Black newspapers with some 4 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-CLEVELAND, Ohio- Steve Stephens, a Cleveland area man made famous after allegedly killing a 74-year-old Black man at random on April 16 and posting a video of the shooting on Facebook, was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Tuesday in Erie, Pennsylvania, police said.


The random killing has rocked the largely Black major American city of Cleveland, many running for cover as Stephens, who was Black, said in a broadcast on Facebook Live that he had allegedly killed some 13 people, the latter accusation not substantiated by law enforcement officials to date.


Standing 6 feet tall, weighing roughly 244 pounds and wearing a full beard, the 37-year-old Stephens had been on the run since Sunday when an aggravated murder arrest warrant was issued for his arrest.


The arrest warrant was coupled with a $50,000 award for information leading to his arrest, and a nationwide manhunt ultimately ensued.


"Stay away from Saint Clair and do not ride down Superior," activist Grio Y-Von told Cleveland Urban News.Com Sunday afternoon, referencing two major streets on the city's east side.


As the news of the killing spread across the city even Black male community activists were aggressively seeking the whereabouts of Stephens, who worked with troubled youth for nearly a decade yet was troubled himself, sources said.


Stephens was in Erie in a McDonald's parking lot at mid-morning Tuesday, April 18, when someone spotted him and called in a tip, Cleveland police Chief Calvin Williams said during a subsequent press conference.


And when police got the tip and began pursuit of the alleged murderer, he allegedly shot himself when troopers approached the infamous White 2016 ford fusion he was driving, the same vehicle he was driving when he allegedly shot his 74-year-old victim, Robert Godwin Sr.

A former foundry worker, Godwin, who was shot point blank in the head, was collecting cans after eating Easter Sunday dinner with family members and was gunned down in cold blood around 2 pm on East 93rd Street, an inner city street south of Interstate 90 and near Saint Clair Avenue in Cleveland's majority Black Glenville neighborhood.


Godwin is survived by 10 children and 14 grandchildren, several of whom spoke out on local television against the killing of their beloved father, his namesake expressing discontent and calling for the heightened killings and Black on Black crime in Cleveland to cease.

"To lose a parent is hard," said Robert Godwin Jr. with tears streaming from his face. "Stop the killing."


The older Godwin's eight-year-old son, one of two children with his girlfriend of 18 years, Angela Smith, 34, was distraught at a community vigil held for his deceased father.


"He killed my daddy for no reason," said  Marshawn, 8, the youngest of Godwin's children "I love my daddy very much."

Cleveland police are headed to Erie for further investigation, Chief Williams, who is Black, said.

Stephens was in financial trouble, which may have contributed to his erratic behavior, law enforcement officials said. And he had relationship problems too.


Via his Facebook rant, Stephens blamed the horrific killing on his girlfriend, Joy Lane, who later told CNN that he was a nice guy under pressure, though she said she was sorry for what he had allegedly done.


Neighbors and some associates, however, said Stephens, who had a valid concealed-carry gun permit and no felony record, was weird with an up and down personality, and that he had a mean streak and abused animals, once killing a parakeet for no apparent reason.

Court records reveal that he had been evicted from several suburban apartment complexes, and declared personal bankruptcy two years ago.

Before the tragic killing Stephens worked for Beechbrook in Pepper Pike, an affluent Cleveland suburb, previously serving as a youth mentor and more recently as a vocation specialist who helped youth and young adults from 16 to 25 find career opportunities.

 

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Last Updated on Friday, 21 April 2017 16:14

Cleveland 19 News covers Syrian refugees rally led by activist Kathy Wray Colman and organized by Shane Terry and Women's March Ohio, Read the story and watch the news video here

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GO TO Cleveland19News (WOIO) for the full story by WOIO Reporter Shelby Miller  and the affiliated video, comprehensive coverage of the rally and vigil by Women's March Ohio and Public Square in downtown Cleveland on April 13, 2017, including the war in Syria and recent air strikes on Syria by the United States per executive order of President Donald Trump

 

The 11 speakers at the rally were Shayne Terry, Kathy Wray Coleman, Lucinda Garmus, Cheryl Lessin, the Rev. Pamela Pinkney-Butts, Arnold Shurn, Juanita Brent, Mellissa Svigelj-Smith, Genevieve Mitchell, Kari Oatman Nicholson, and Valerie Robinson.


CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -Women's March Ohio members gathered Thursday evening in downtown Cleveland to respond to the crisis in Syria.
"The civil war has been happening for six years in Syria and it just keeps getting worse and worse," said Shayne Terry, Women's March Ohio organizer.
Terry said the government should do more to help Syrian refugees.
"Women's March National has declared that they want the government to allow 75,000 Syrian refugees into the country," she said.
Many of the men and women who gathered in Public Square Thursday called the suspected Syrian chemical attack the final straw.
"What's going on over in Syria is just completely intolerable and we have to accept more of them here because there's no end in sight for what's going on over there," said Lucinda Garmus, Women's March Ohio member.
Garmus, and others, said they're choosing to step up now, in reaction to the recent US-led airstrikes in Syria. Many said they want a clear plan from President Donald Trump.
"We don't think we should go bomb a country then allow children to be held hostage before a government that is disenfranchising them," said Kathy Wray Coleman, Imperial Women Coalition head. "It's not land of the free if you keep people out based on suspicion."
Organizers said the downtown Cleveland rally was part of a larger message put together by Women's March National to support Syrian refugees.
GO TO Cleveland19News for the full story by WOIO Repoprter Shelby Miller and the comprehensive video
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 15:43

The Women's March Ohio- Cleveland, in solidarity with the national Women's March on Washington, with men in support, will give speeches, rally and hold a vigil on Public Sqaure in downtown Cleveland on Thursday, April 13, 2017 to support Syrian refugees

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PUBLIC SQUARE CLEVELAND RALLY AND VIGIL, APRIL 13 AT 6:30 PM: By Clevelandurbannews.com: The Women's March Ohio- Cleveland, in solidarity with the national Women's March on Washington, with men by our side, will give speeches, rally and hold a vigil on Public Sqaure in downtown Cleveland on Thursday, April 13, 2017 to support the Syrian refugees and to demand that President Trump, who bombed Syria last week, allow Syrian refugees on to American soil.... Speakers include organizers Shayne Terry of the Women's March Ohio (Tel: 614-313-9165) , and Cleveland activist and editor Kathy Wray Coleman of the Imperial Women Coalition, the International Women's Day March Cleveland and Clevelandurbannews.com (Tel: 216-659-0473), Cleveland City Council candidate Arnold Shurn, Valerie and Stewart Robinson, activist Genevieve Mitchell, the Rev. Pamela Pinkney-Butts, and Don Bryant of the Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network.....BRING CANDLES......

 


Last Updated on Saturday, 15 April 2017 03:15

Activists rally in Cleveland for heathcare and abortion rights and against Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch, and activist Kathy Wray Coleman leads the healthcare march with rally speakers including Coleman and State Reps Antonio and Howse

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CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-CLEVELAND, Ohio-Ohio state Rep. Stephanie Howse, a Cleveland Democrat, Democratic state Rep. Nickie Antonio of Lakewood, the Rev Tony Minor, and Cleveland activist and journalist Kathy Wray Coleman were among the speakers at a healthcare rally on Public Square in Cleveland Saturday, April 1, an event that pushed pro choice and the Affordable Care Act, and where women's rights activists spoke out against the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch for the United States Supreme Court. (Editor's note: Coleman also led protesters in a march from Public Square in downtown Cleveland to the nearby Federal Building, an event organized by Organizing for Action (OFA) of Cuyahoga County and NARAL Pro -Choice Ohio. Cleveland police were on hand as escorts during the march, compliments of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, a Democrat and the city's three-term Black mayor). CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO OF RALLY SPEAKERS ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE OF NARAL-PRO CHOICE OHIO


"We are sad that Justice Antonin Scalia died, but we do not want him replaced with an ultra conservative," said Coleman, referencing Gorsuch's stance against abortion and his policy views against  women's rights, including comments he made that women need to get permission from their employers to bare children.


Leader of the Cleveland-based grassroots organization the Imperial Women Coalition, Coleman said that "we will protect the legacy of former president Barack Obama not just because he is Black but because his policies are for the betterment of the Black community, women, the LGBT community......"


"Twenty-sixteen was a rough year for us, we know that," said state Rep. Howse in responding to the election of Republican nominee Donald Trump as president over Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee and a former secretary of state. "It is a war going on against poor people."


Organized by Organizing for Action  (OFA) Cuyahoga County Chapter and NARAL Pro -Choice Ohio, the rally was

followed by a march to the Federal Building in downtown Cleveland and was timely with U.S. Senate Republicans, on April, 6, out voting  the Democratic minority to lower the threshold for confirmation by Supreme Court nominees from 60 votes to a simply majority, an unprecedented change in the way the Senate confirms Supreme Court nominees that paves the way for a likely confirmation vote on Gorsuch on Friday, April 7. (Editor's note: The change in the confirmation rules, initiated via a nuclear option by the Senate, came after a Democratic filer-buster regarding the Gorsuch nomination.  Republicans control both chambers of Congress, the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, the venue required for confirmation of presidential nominees from the executive branch and federal court).


Also among the roughly 10 speakers at the rally of about 175 people were a Cleveland Clinic doctor and his 97-year-old patient who both spoke out in support of the Affordable Care Act, Obama' signature universal healthcare initiative that escaped a Republican repeal effort two weeks ago when the affiliated bill was pulled from consideration but remains under attack, Ellie Martin Elston of OFA Cuyahoga County Chapter, abortion rights activist Mallory McMaster of Preterm, and Kellie Copeland, executive director of NARAL Pro- Choice Ohio. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO OF RALLY SPEAKERS ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE OF NARAL-PRO CHOICE OHIO


During her rally speech on Public Square, Copeland addressed the 2014 decision in Burrell vs Hobby Lobby where  Supreme Court, ruled 5-4 that regulations promulgated under the Affordable Care Act that required employers to provide female employees with no-cost access to contraceptives violates the Religions Freedom Restoration Act


If Gorsuch is confirmed as the next Supreme Court justice, women's rights can expect an enormous setback, Copeland said Saturday. (Editor's note: Following the publishing of this article, Gorsuch, 49, was confirmed by the Senate on Friday, April 7, via a party-line vote 54-45)


At Saturday's healthcare march activists also thanked U.S Sen Sherrod Brown, a Cleveland Democrat,  for his policy stances for women and his objection to the confirmation of Gorsuch, whom Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has deemed a good choice with an "independent voice."

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO OF RALLY SPEAKERS ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE OF NARAL-PRO CHOICE OHIO


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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