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Cleveland Urban News. Com and the Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black newspaper and newspaper blog.  National political news, and urban news from Cleveland, Ohio.

Tel: 216-659-0473. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com and advertising@clevelandurbannews.com. Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher and editor. A 24-year journalist who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio, Kathy Wray Coleman is the most read reporter in Ohio on Google Plus with some 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)

 

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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).

By Clevelandurbannews.com: Below is a photo of 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

 

By www.clevelandurbannews.com: 4TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE EAST 93RD STREET SERIAL MURDERS WITH NEW VICTIM ALIANNA DEFREEZE. THE VICTIMS ARE : Location is at the intersection of East 93RD STREET AND BESSEMER AVE. IN ADDITION TO DEFREEZE THE MURDER VICTIMS ARE JASMINE TROTTER, 20, ASHLEY LESZYESKI, 21, CHRISTINE MALONE 45, AND JAMEELA HASAN, 37. Host groups are the Imperial Women Coalition, Black on Black Crime Inc, the Carl Stokes Brigade, Rebuilding Our Village and Protecting Our Children, and Peace in the Hood. Contact No. Kathy at (216) 659-0463. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com
Keynote speakers: Angelique Malone, daughter of murder victim Christine Angelique Malone, the mother of Alianna DeFreeze, and Cleveland Ward 10 Councilman Jeff Johnson, women's rights advocate and mayoral candidate, Activists, Black elected officials and others will also speak because we want the at-large killer caught.
Location: (From downtown Cleveland at 55th Street take Kinsman Avenue to East 93rd Street, make a right and go about a mile and a half to Bessemer Avenue). 
STOP THE VIOLENCE. SAVE OUR WOMEN AND CHILDREN
Event contact No. (216) 659-0473, the Imperial Women Coalition....
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By Clevelandurbannews.com: International Women's Day Cleveland rally and march draw nearly 400 people and are both led by Kathy Wray Coleman (pictured) of the Imperial Women Coalition, an activist, journalist and the key organizer of the event, and with some 15 speakers, including keynote speaker Genevieve Mitchell, who saluted legendary Black women, and Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed

Community activists to picket Cleveland Heights Police Department, Black Judge A. Deane Buchanan for police, proseciutorial and judicial harassment of Black activists and Black people

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Pictured are journalist and community activist Kathy Wray Coleman and Cleveland Heights Municipal Court Judge A. Deane Buchanan

 

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A message from activist and journalist Kathy Wray Coleman of www.clevelandurbannews.com and the Imperial Women Coalition: Community activists will picket the Cleveland Heights Police Department, Attorney J. Alex Morton, and its Black judge the first week in January.

 

Data show that White cops there are following Black activists in cars and arresting them without probable cause or reasonable suspicion and then the judge there, A. Deane Buchanan, is denying them indigent counsel at the arraignment stage and sometimes otherwise, and, at times, a speedy trial. He is also getting them alone and asking them to plead guilty, which is unethical under the Ohio Lawyer's Professional Code of Responsibility and the Judicial Code of Conduct.

 

The misdemeanor charges are frivolous such as obstruction of official business for allegedly not giving a name as a passenger following a racially profiled police harassment traffic stop. And Buchanan is perpetuating the alleged harassment with police and city prosecutors, public records show.

 

Cleveland Heights is a middle class Cleveland suburb that is roughly 45 percent Black, though Blacks are disproportionately arrested, charged, maliciously prosecuted and jailed, public records show.


Blacks are being subjected to excessive bonds and gross misrepresentation with the judge's approval.

 

Several of the appointed lawyers, including J. Alex Morton (Phone No. 1-440-488-0333), are also harassing Blacks and Black activists, saying just plead guilty, race matters too much for you, I hate Obama, and that "they all are guilty." Morton also said in open court that he will not move to dismiss cases on speedy trial grounds that have merit for dismissal because he does not want to offend Buchanan, who is seemingly pro-cop and anti-Black.

 

Dash cams of police racial profiling and illegal arrests by corrupt White cops are being withheld from discovery by racist and corrupt city prosecutors in collusion with corrupt appointed attorneys like Morton, data show.


We will give the time and date by the end of this week and after community activists meet again on this issue. Meanwhile, call the Imperial Women Coalition at 216-659-0473 or Black on Black Crime President Al Porter at 216-804-7462 for more information.

 

Community activists also want a U.S. Department of Justice investigation for police reforms for suburban Cuyahoga County, Ohio's largest of 88 counties and of which includes Cleveland where  a consent decree for police reforms is currently underway.

 

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Last Updated on Friday, 30 December 2016 20:38

Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors on Christmas Day in Cleveland 109-108, with LeBron James leading the Cavs with 31 points and Kyrie Irving making the game winning turn around jumper....Kevin Love scored 20 points for the Cavs

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Pictured are Cleveland Cavaliers Head Coach Tyronn Lue (wearing black shirt), and team mebers LeBron James (wearing head band) and Kyrie Irving (wearing blue suit)

 

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 3.5 million views).


CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.ON-CLEVELAND, Ohio-The Cleveland Cavaliers topped the Golden State Warriors 109-108 at Quicken Loans Arena on Christmas Day in Cleveland, all but a re-match of Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals that brought Cleveland a championship under the leadership of megastars LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.


It was one of the most anticipated match-ups of the year, and fans of both premier teams got their money's worth.


First in the Western Conference, Golden State led 95-82 with 9:19 left in the game only to come up a loser after Cleveland, which is first in the Eastern Conference, erased a 14-point fourth quarter deficit.


James, this year's  sportsperson of the year for Sports Illustrated, led his team in scoring with 31 points, his highest of the season, and had 13 rebounds, nine of them in the first half, the latter a season-high for the Akron, Ohio native, a four-time NBA Most Valuable Player.


Irving, who scored 25 points yesterday and made the key shot in Game 7 of the Finals earlier this year, hit a fade away jumper over Klay Thompson to win the game with only 3.4 seconds left.


Irving said after his team's victory that "it was just a Christmas Day game, another classic with a great team."


Cavs Head Coach Tyronn Lue, who is Black, complimented Irving's Christmas Day performance and said "he was a killer on the court."


Kevin Love followed Irving in scoring for the Cavs, and had 20 points and six rebounds, while second-stringer Channing Frye put up 10 points.


The Cavs snapped a seven game winning streak of the Warriors and have won four in a row over Golden State since the Finals extravaganza, a thriller much like Sunday's holiday game.


Kevin Durant, who came aboard to the Warriors after the Finals, led the team with 36 points followed by Klay Thompson's 24 points.


Stephen Curry scored 15 points for Golden State and made only four of his 11 shots, likely one of several reasons his team lost in a close match-up, pundits said.


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Last Updated on Monday, 26 December 2016 17:11

Ohio Governor John Kasich signs legislation to block union-pushed $15 an hour minimum wage increase effort that Mayor Jackson, City Council President Kevin Kelley opposed with Councilman Jeff Johnson, who backed an increase, vowing to unseat Jackson

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Pictured are Ohio Governor John Kasich (wearing Black suit with no beard). Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson (wearing Black suit with beard), and Cleveland Ward 10 Councilman Jeff Johnson (wearing grey suit)

 

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 3.5 million views).


CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, COLUMBUS, Ohio -Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Monday signed into law legislation that blocks efforts by union members and community activists for a special election that was set for next May on whether to up the minimum wage in Cleveland to $15 an hour.

The controversial measure follows efforts by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and City Council President Kevin Kelley to secure the governor's support in quelling any minimum wage increase, both saying that limiting the wage increase to Cleveland and not surrounding areas is impractical and would run businesses out of the city.

Ohio Senate Bill 331 prohibits municipalities, villages and townships in the state from raising the minimum wage, currently set at $8.10 per hour statewide.

 

Any referendum or citizen initiated change in the minimum wage requires a statewide initiative, the new state law says.

 

State Senator Sandra Williams, the only Black state senator from Cleveland opposed SB 331.


A companion bill in the House of Representatives previously passed the hurdle, also along partisan lines, with Black state representatives of greater Cleveland, namely John Barnes Jr, Bill Patmon and Stephanie Howse,  all of them Cleveland Democrats, and Janine Boyd of Cleveland Heights, also a Democrat, voting no.


Republicans control both the House and Senate in Ohio.

 

Raise Up Cleveland collected the signatures for the now defunct ballot initiative with the support of of the Service Employees International Union.

Also in support was outspoken Cleveland NAACP President Michael Nelson Sr., who blasted Mayor Jackson and Kelley over the issue at an Ohio Democratic Party meeting last week in Cleveland.

Proponents argue that a working wage increase is amenable and that Cleveland must set the tone for a living wage.


Home rule, they say, should govern.

Kelley and Jackson have said that economic recovery is crucial and that an arbitrary minimum wage increase would undermine such efforts.

The pro-minimum wage increase advocates have rallied repeatedly for the measure and enlisted the support of some Black leaders such as former state senator Nina Turner, who is Black, and Cleveland Ward 10 Councilman Jeff Johnson, who has vowed to unseat Jackson for mayor as the mayoral seat and all of the 17 city council seats are up for grabs in 2017.

A former state senator, Johnson, who, like Jackson, is Black, was the lone city council person that supported the $15 an hour minimum raise increase.

Johnson reportedly told community activists at the annual December birthday party of fellow councilman Kevin Conwell that he is running for mayor next year whether Jackson runs or not and that he is recommending Cuyahoga County Councilman Anthony Hairston, who is also Black, to be appointed to replace him on city council.

If appointed, Hairston would have to subsequently run for the Ward 10 east side council seat.

"Jeff Johnson told us he is running for mayor next year and asked us to support him at Councilman Conwell's birthday party," said community activist Frances Caldwell, also the executive director of the Cleveland African-American Museum.

City council held hearings on the wage increase matter, which missed a ballot initiative deadline previously, thus giving Kasich, a Republican and unsuccessful candidate for president in 2016, fodder to push SB 331.

Jackson, a three-term mayor, and all 17 city council members are Democrats.

The mayor has not said publicly if he intends to seek an unprecedented fourth term, though sources say that he will, in fact, do so.


The relatively popular Jackson, who is home grown and a former city council president, wants four more years, a source said, to further projects such as the Opportunity Corridor and to work on enhancing educational outcomes for the majority Black Cleveland schools that he controls under state law.


Voters, in November, renewed a 15 mill schools tax levy.

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Last Updated on Monday, 26 December 2016 14:45

Community activists call for a fair settlement by Cleveland of the Daniel Ficker police killing and excessive force lawsuit if that is what the Ficker family wants....Activists Art McKoy and Kathy Wray Coleman and the Ficker family attorney comment

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Daniel Ficker

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CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, CLEVELAND, Ohio - Greater Cleveland community activists are calling on the city of Cleveland to settle the wrongful death and excessive force lawsuit filed on behalf of the family of Daniel Ficker of Parma, whom Cleveland police killed at his home in 2011, if that is what the Ficker family wants.


Parma is a Cleveland suburb that is 12 percent Black and has a history of police mishaps against the Black community, though Ficker was White.

According to an article published on Dec. 20 by Cleveland.Com, the online affiliate of the Cleveland Plain Dealer Newspaper, Ohio's largest newspaper, Ficker's mother, Bernadette Rolen, and girlfriend, Tiffany Urbach, recently notified a federal judge that they were amenable to negotiating a settlement. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE CLEVELAND.COM ARTICLE


The city of Cleveland has also said it is open to negotiations, the article says.

Mediation is scheduled for Jan. 5 in front of presiding U.S. District Judge Dan Polster, Cleveland.Com said in its article, as Polster has settled other Cleveland police killing lawsuits, including that of Malissa Williams and Tim Russell, both Black and both gunned down in 2012 by 13 non-Black cops slinging 137 bullets.

The families of Russell and Williams split a $3 million settlement.

Ficker left behind two kids with Urbach and she and his mother, Bernadette Rolen, and father, Dennis Ficker, have rallied with activists relative to erroneous Cleveland police murders, including on Daniel Ficker's behalf.

"This case should be settled fairly if that is what the family wants because of obvious alleged wrongdoing and an injustice that needs to be rectified,"  said activist Kathy Wray Coleman, who leads the Imperial Women Coalition.


Coleman said said that Cleveland police crossed jurisdictional lines from Cleveland to Parma and killed a 27-year-old young man in his prime with two children and a fiance.


Art McKoy, founder of Black on Black Crime Inc. and a longtime community activist, agrees and told Cleveland Urban News.Com that the Ficker family deserves justice.


"We want what the Ficker family wants," said McKoy. "They are a great family that has been fighting for justice for a long time."

Coleman said that Ficker is the lone White victim of police brutality and an excessive force killing that activists have fought for in recent years and that his case is as meaningful as the other police killing victims, including Black victims of Timothy Russell, Malissa Williams, Tamir Rice, Tanisha Anderson, rapper Kenneth Smith, and Brandon Jones.

Coleman said that activists are pushing a non-violent and peaceful movement for redress for unorthodox Cleveland police killings, and police brutality in general in Cuyahoga County, which includes the largely Black city of Cleveland.

If negotiations fail, the Ficker case will go to trial in January 2017, Ficker family attorney Terry Gilbert, also an the attorney for the Russell family, told Cleveland Urban News.Com in an interview.

Ficker, 27, was shot and killed by Craska during a July 4, 2011 confrontation. (Editor's note: Matt Craska)

He had gone to a party at officer David Mindek's house the day before the shooting and was accused by David Mindek's wife of allegedly stealing her jewelry, the Cleveland.com article says.

Gilbert told activists and Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper with no affiliation to Cleveland.com, that "no stolen jewelry or any jewelry was found."

Kimberly Mindek, who is also Urbach's (Ficker's girlfriend) cousin, called her husband about the missing jewelry. David Mindek, who was off duty, and Craska, who was on, went to Ficker's home to talk to him.

A struggle ensued, the lawsuit says, and Craska tried to arrest Ficker, claiming he had allegedly assaulted him during the altercation.

The struggle ended with Craska shooting Ficker in the chest and prominent Cleveland attorney Gilbert says in the lawsuit that Ficker was innocent, and a victim of police abuse and malfeasance.

A grand jury cleared Craska of criminal liability, which is routine relative to Cleveland police killings, and regardless often of wrongdoing by police, data show.


Officer Mindek was acquitted of a dereliction of duty charge Prosecutors had said that he refused to help Craska make an arrest.


Both police officers are White and  have since left the force, Gilbert confirmed.

The lawsuit has been delayed due partly to an unsuccessful appeal by the city of Cleveland to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals as to a district court ruling that Craska and Mindek and the city could possibly be held liable for Ficker's death.


City spokesperson Dan Williams will not comment on the case, saying a lawsuit is pending.


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Last Updated on Saturday, 07 January 2017 02:03

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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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



By Cleveland Urban News. Com and the Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper and Newspaper Blog. Tel: 216-659-0473. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com. (www.clevelandurbannews.com) /(www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com). Call us or email us at advertising@clevelandurbannews.com for advertising and your Facebook or other video. Get noticed on the web. The www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com leads all Ohio reporters in readers in Goggle Plus. CLICK HERE TO GO TO KATHY WRAY COLEMAN AT GOOGLE PLUS WHERE SHE HAS SOME 2.5 MILLION INTERNET VIEWS alone.

PASS THIS ON PLEASE ACTIVISTS: Community activists to picket Cleveland News Channel 5 for harassment and defamation against Blacks and activists, harassment of the community allegedly led by News Director Jeff Harris (pictured), who joined the local televisionstation in 2014. Please call (216) 659-0473 if Harris, who is White, or anybody else at Cleveland Channel 5 News has harassed you or defamed you,or email us at editor@cleveland urbannews.com. Harris is reportedly being enlisted by police and Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty to harass outspoken greater Cleveland Black activists, and according to Reporter John Kosich, has agreed to slant stories against the Black community and community activists. Greater Cleveland Black judges and elected officials have also experienced the racist wrath of Harris and Cleveland Channel 5 News, data show. Harris is also accused of taking kickbacks in money to do malicious and false stories against greater Cleveland Blacks and others for corrupt judges, politicians, racist cops, JPMorgan Chase Bank, and others. (By editor-in-chief Kathy Wray Coleman)
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Kathy Wray Coleman is the editor-in-chief at Cleveland Urban News.Com and a 23-year journalist who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. Coleman covered the presidential election for the Call and Post in 2008, including a one-on-one interview with now president Barack Obama.CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS