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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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Click below to read over 1,400 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).


(CLICK ON THE WORDS BELOW THE BELOW PICTURE TO WATCH THE VIDEO) Cleveland Channel 5 News television station coverage and video of May 6 Seymour Ave rally with speeches from Seymour survivor Michelle Knight (Lillian Lee), activist Kathy Wray Coleman, who organized and led the event, state Rep Nickie Antonio, Patrice Brown, and activists Judi Holowatyj and Genevieve Mitchell, activist women calling for more funding and changes locally, statewide and nationally as to violence against women and children. Coverage came also from the Plain Dealer and channels 3, 8, and 19.This news video also shows our salute to Michelle Knight, Gina DeJesus and Amanda Berry, all 3 of whom escaped the then Seymour Ave home of rapist Ariel Castro on May 6, 2013 after being held captive for a decade... By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor of www.clevelandurbannews.com and www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's Black digital news leaders
She was one of the statistics, held captive and tortured along with two other young women. On the fourth anniversary of their amazing rescue, Michelle Knight, one of the…
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KATHY WRAY COLEMAN LEADS RALLY: Cleveland 19 News coverage and video of the Seymour Avenue rally featuring our march where Seymour Ave survivor Michelle Knight (now Lillian Lee) came out in support. The segment highlights our concerns for the health of women and children if the Affordable Care Act is repealed by congress. Thanks to all who participated in an event also covered by the Plain Dealer Newspaper and Cleveland news channels 3,5, and 19, 8., You often do not need hundreds or thousands of people to draw attention to a worthy cause..... Thanks to the many groups represented including Women's March Ohio, Women's March Cleveland, Imperial Women Coalition, the Carl Stokes Brigade, United We Stand out of Media, Ohio, Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor, Pro Choice Naral Ohio, Refusefacism.org, Protecting Our Children's Safety Before and After School and Peace in the Hood with Khalid Samad. Kathy Wray Coleman, Imperial Women Coalition, Clevelandurbannews.com and KathyWrayColemanonlinenewsblog.com Tel: (216) 659-0473

International Women's Day March Cleveland is Wednesday, March 8, 2017 beginning with a 4:30 pm rally at the Free Stamp next to Cleveland City Hall

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By ClevelandUrbanNews.Com and theKathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY-CLEVELAND RALLY AND MARCH, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017 : International Women's Day March 8, 2017 4:30 pm rally in Cleveland, Ohio beginning at the Free Stamp at Willard Park next to Cleveland City Hall with 5:30 pm march that will end outside of the Old Stone Church on Ontario Avenue on Public Square. Contacts are Kathy at 216-659-0473 and Don at 216- 255-1576. Issues include the Violence Against Women Act, our children, economics, education, welfare reform, voting rights, reproductive rights, healthcare, racism, sexism, religious discrimination, social security and medicaid, immigration matters, the repeal of LGBT initiatives by the Trump administration, and the legal system as it relates to Black and other people. Affiliated groups include the Imperial Women Coalition, Million Women Cleveland, Women Speak Out for Peace and Justice,Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network, Carl Stokes Brigade, Peace in the Hood,ClevelandUrbanNews.ComKathyWrayColemanOnlineNnewsBlog.Com, Northeast Ohio Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, Organize Ohio, Black on Black Crime, Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus, Democratic Socialist Party-Cleveland Chapter, Revolution Books, Cleveland Peace Action, Black on Black Crime Inc., and CAIR ...By www.clevelandurbannews.com and www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 March 2017 07:11

Anti-Trump Cleveland rally is March 4 as is organizing meeting to push Nina Turner to run for Ohio governor....Also, Congressman Tim Ryan and Senator Sherrod Brown demand the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions

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Pictured is former Ohio state senator Nina Turner, a possible candidate for Ohio Governor

 

(www.clevelandurbannews.com) / (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com). Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 3.6 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and a 25-year journalist who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.


By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief

 

CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-CLEVELAND-Ohio-This week's news in greater Cleveland brings a publicly announced demand from Congressman Tim Ryan, a Youngstown area Democrat, and Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Cleveland, that President Donald Trump fire U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Also this week are an anti -Trump rally in downtown Cleveland on Saturday, March 4 from noon-2 pm at Voinovich Bicentennial Park, and an organizing session by the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus to push former state senator Nina Turner to make a run in 2018 for the Democratic nomination for Ohio governor. (Editor's note: Turner has not yet confirmed one way or another whether she will make a run for Ohio governor and will not be in attendance at Saturday's event, organizers said).

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ANTI-TRUMP DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND PROTEST FACEBOOK PAGE , a counter protest to a pro-trump rally also at the park, which is named for the late former Cleveland mayor and former U.S. senator George Voinovich. (Editor's note: The March 4 noon pro-Trump rally in Cleveland, one of some 12 advocacy rallies for the president across Ohio that same day, drew about 150 people, police said. And the counter rally in Cleveland, also at Voinovich Park, drew about 80 people. Among the speakers at the pro-Trump rally were Cleveland Heights Pastor Darrell Scott, and Steve Loomis, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association. Activists told Cleveland Urban News.Com at the rally that police lined up in rows on horses to separate them from the pro-Trump rally people and in an attempt to silence them. and they even told some to stay away from Trump supporters, an intimidation tactic pushed by Loomis and others, activists claim).

Voinovich Park is named for late George Voinovich, a former Cleveland mayor and former U.S. senator,  and a powerful Republican who had political friends across partisan lines

The pro-Turner event will be held from 3 pm -6 pm at the union hall of SEIU, District 1199 at 1771 East 30th Street in Cleveland and organizers have said that it is likely she will run for governor. (Editor's note: Cleveland Urban News.Com also attended that well-attended gathering where Democrats and union members spoke on the need to urge Turner to run for governor).

Though on his new job for only a month, Sessions , a former U.S. senator representing Alabama, is under fire from congressional Democrats, and some Republicans, including Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, for having  contact with Russian officials during last year's presidential campaign and lying about it to Congress.

Sessions, in turn, recused himself from a pending Justice Department investigation on whether Russian officials interfered with the presidential election that  saw Democrat Hillary Clinton lose to Trump, the Republican nominee.

But the Democrats want blood and dislike him, saying he is against Civil Rights and Democratic policy agendas, the former of which Sessions denies.

Saturday marks the first major anti-Trump protest in downtown Cleveland  since Sessions was confirmed amid opposition congressional Democrats, the NAACP, and a host of other Democratic-leaning groups, a large protest held last year, and shortly after the real estate mogul won the presidency. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE OF THE 700-PERSON CLEVELAND ANTI-TRUMP RALLY AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS

The president, supported by a cadre of people, including Republicans such as international boxing promoter Don King, who is Black and a Cleveland native who owns and publishes the Call and Post Newspaper, a Black weekly,  calls all of the hoopla from the Democrats sour grapes because of his win over Clinton, a secretary of state under former president Barack Obama, the country's first Black president.

Nina Turner is a popular Black Cleveland Democrat and was a surrogate for Sen Bernie Sander's unsuccessful campaign for president.

She lost a bid for Ohio secretary of state in 2014 against Republican Jon Husted, also a possible gubernatorial candidate.

The push by Turner's supporters for her to join the gubernatorial race follows Congressman Ryan's decision this week not to make a bid for governor, with other likely Democratic candidates being Ohio Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavon of Youngstown, who is a confirmed candidate, he says, former congresswoman Betty Sutton of Copley, former state representative Connie Pillich of greater Cincinnati, former Cleveland mayor and prior congressman Dennis Kucinich, and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley.

In addition to Husted, Republican gubernatorial possibles include Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, also a former U.S. senator, U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci of Wadsworth, and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor.

Popular two-term Republican Gov John Kasich, also a former congressman, is term limited and, by state law, cannot seek reelection.

(www.clevelandurbannews.com) / (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com). Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 3.6 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Last Updated on Monday, 06 March 2017 00:17

Memorial services for Lang Dunbar Jr., a Cleveland NAACP executive board member, union advocate and Cuyahoga County Democratic Party affiliate, are Friday, March 3, 2017 at 3 pm at Antioch Baptist Church in Cleveland, the Cleveland NAACP announces

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(www.clevelandurbannews.com) / (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com). Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 3.5 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.


By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief


CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM- SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio-Cuyahoga County Democratic Party affiliate Lang Dunbar Jr., also a member of the county Democratic party's executive committee and a long time union advocate, died Friday night, Feb 17 in his sleep at his home in Shaker Heights after a battle with cancer. He was 81.

 

Memorial services are Friday, March 3 at 3 pm at Antioch Baptist Church in Cleveland, a press release from Cleveland NAACP President Michael Nelson Sr. said.

 

Dunbar was a member of the Cleveland NAACP executive board and Nelson said its members are grieving his death with "heavy hearts."

 

City of Cleveland Community Relations Board Director Blaine Griffin, a former vice president of the county Democratic party and a protege of three-term Black mayor Frank Jackson who, this year, is seeking reelection to an unprecedented fourth term, praised Dunbar as community oriented, and said he was "ole school."

 

"He was tough, tenacious, pugnacious and radical, yet he was loyal, sincere, compassionate, and caring, and most of all, he was my friend," said Griffin.

 

A Shaker Heights precinct committeeman, Dunbar lived in Shaker Heights with his wife Gladys, a former Cuyahoga County Board of Elections employee who worked in the legal and community relations departments there, and a trained lawyer and former Common Pleas Court judicial clerk.

 

Like his longtime wife, he loved politics, and Antioch Baptist Church, a prominent Black east side church that will host the memorial next month and where Gladys, his third wife, still remains active.

 

In addition to his wife  Gladys, Dunbar Jr. is survived by five grown children; Lang Dunbar III, Deborah Kinds and Denise Cannon, all three of Cleveland, Melissa Brunner of California, and Eric Dunbar of Youngstown, Ohio.

 

Though he was a resident of Shaker Heights when he died, he lived in Cleveland most of his life, worked briefly for Cuyahoga County, and retired as a job coordinator for the United Labor Agency.

 

 

His oldest son, Lang Dunbar III, told Cleveland Urban News.Com that his father was a strong labor man who pushed his children to have a work ethic and to be independent.

 

"My dad, whom I got to really know when I was grown, told us to work and be independent and he was a strong union man," said Dunbar III. " He supported unions and always went to meetings."

 

The younger Dunbar, 51, met Blaine Griffin when Blaine's father, Ray Griffin, was his high school assistant football coach in Youngstown, and Blaine, then in elementary school,  was a ball boy at football games.

 

Blaine Griffin, a Youngstown native, said that he knew Dunbar III in the 80s and met his father in the 90s.

 

All three, Blaine, and the younger and older Dunbar, are former president Obama supporters.

 

"My father and I both worked on the Obama campaign," said Dunbar III of the nation's first Black president who won the presidency in 2008 with strong support from Black voters nationwide and in the pivotal state of Ohio, Cuyahoga County his Democratic stronghold, and the largest of 88 counties statewide. "My dad loved Obama and said he is a champion for all people, and not just some of the people, including the non-traditional people.

 

And the younger Dunbar did not hold his tongue in saying that his dad had his struggles in life like many Black men that seek to overcome the obstacles of institutional racism in a country that traditionally has a double standard for people of color, Black men in particular.

 

"I saw my dad come back from a low point in his life to overcome, and I will miss him," said Dunbar III.

 

Charles E. Bibb Sr,  a former East Cleveland city councilman and president of the both the greater Cleveland Carnegie Rountable and the Ohio 8th House District Black Caucus, said he lost a friend, and a fellow Democratic activist.

 

"He was a supporter of the Carnegie Roundtable, a Cuyahoga County Democratic political activist, an avid bowler, and a sports fan of football, basketball and baseball," said Bibb Sr. "And LeBron James was his favorite athlete."

 

 

 

(www.clevelandurbannews.com) / (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com). Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 3.5 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 19:07

Moonlight wins Oscar for best picture and of the six Blacks nominated for 2017 Oscars acting roles, Viola Davis wins best supporting actress for 'Fences' and Mahershala Ali wins best supporting actor for 'Moonlight,' a Black coming of age film

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(www.clevelandurbannews.com) / (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com). Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 3.6 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and a 25-year journalist who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.

 


By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief


CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-HOLLYWOOD, California-Black actors Viola Davis and Mahershala  Ali won Oscars at last night's 89th Academy Awards and the coming of age Black motion picture 'Moonlight' by Black director Barry Jenkins won best picture, the latter after seasoned presenters Warren Beatty and Fay Dunaway, who starred together in the 1941 landmark film 'Bonnie and Clyde,' incorrectly named 'La La Land,' and after the pair was purportedly handed the wrong envelope.

 

The blunder, by some standards, will go down as the worst in Oscar history.

 

Ali won best actor for the critically revered 'Moonlight,' and Davis, best actress for August Wilson's critically acclaimed 'Fences,'  best picture nominee directed by Denzel Washington, a best actor nominee who has won previous Oscar for his best supporting role in 'Glory,' and for best actor in 'Training Day,' but went home empty handed on Sunday.

 

Both Octavia Spenser and Naomi Harris were, like Davis, nominated for best supporting actress, Spencer for 'Hidden Figures,' also an unsuccessful best picture nominated film, and, for Harris 'Moonlight'.

 

Ruth Negga lost out and did not win for best actress relative to her starring role in  'Loving,' summing up the six actor/actress nominees as wins by Davis and Ali, and four 2017 academy award losses of  Washington, Negga, Spenser and Harris, an outcome that topped last year's awards ceremony when not one Black actor or actress was nominated.CLICK HERE TO READ THE CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM ARTICLE ON THE BLACK ACTORS AND ACTRESSES NOMINATED FOR 2017 OSCARS

 

"La La Land' did win six academy awards, the most of the evening, including Damian Chazelle for best director, and Emma Stone, best actress, Chazelle taking the best director nod from Jenkins and four others.

 

Kenneth Lonnergan's 'Manchester by the Sea' won for best original screen play and for best actor, Casey Affleck, the younger brother of actor, director and screenwriter Ben Affleck, taking home that notable award. CLICK HERE TO GO TO OSCARS.COM FOR A FULL LIST OF THE 2017 OSCAR WINNERS


(www.clevelandurbannews.com) / (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com). Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 3.6 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief

 

 

Last Updated on Monday, 27 February 2017 12:14

Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison loses bid to lead the national Democratic Party to Tom Perez, a former labor secretary and former assistant U.S. attorney general who visited Cleveland in 2013 relative to excessive force killings by police

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Pictured are Cleveland police fatal shooting victims Malisa Williams and Timothy Russell, and Congressman Keith Ellison of Minnesota, all three of whom are or were Black, and former U.S. labor secretary and prior U.S. attorney general Thomas Lopez, who, on Saturday, Feb, 25, won the Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairman-ship over Ellison in a close election. Lopez is the first Latino-American to hold the powerful DNC post and Ellison, who was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2007, is the first Muslim elected to congress

 

By Kathy Wray Coleman , Editor of Cleveland Urban News.Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog,.Com(www.clevelandurbannews.com) / (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com). Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 3.6 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and a 25-year journalist who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.

 

By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief


CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-ATLANTA, Georgia-Former U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, who served under former president Barack Obama, is the new national chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) following a divisive campaign that pit Perez, the first Latino-American to hold the post, against the old guard and their candidate, U.S. Rep Keith Ellison of Minnesota, who is Black and the first Muslim to win a seat in congress.


Held Saturday, Feb 25 in Atlanta, Georgia, it was the first contested DNC election for national leader of the Democratic Party since 1985.

 

Perez won the DNC chairman-ship by 35 votes in the second round, defeating Ellison, 235-200 out of 435 caucus votes cast to replace U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman- Schulz, who resigned in July 2016 at the height of the Democratic primary presidential campaign following controversy over Democratic emails relative to unsuccessful Democratic primary presidential candidate U.S Sen. Bernie Sander of Vermont.


Interim DNC chair Donna Brazil, who is Black and ran vice president's unsuccessful campaign for president in 2000, stepped in for Wasserman-Schultz, and was the acting DNC chair.


In the first round of Saturday's voting process Perez got  213.5 votes but needed 214.36 votes to win and preclude a second round of votes.


A Bernie Sanders supporter, the liberal-leaning Ellison received 200 votes in the first round of voting, and was supported by Sanders, whom he backed for president in 2016 in the Democratic primary over Hillary Clinton, though Clinton- backer, former president Barack Obama, via campaigning from his former chief adviser Valerie Jarrett, backed Lopez.CLICK HERE TO READ THE CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM ARTICLE ON EDITOR KATHY WRAY COLEMAN'S FACE-TO-FACE INTERVIEW WITH FORMER PRESIDENT OBAMA SENIOR ADVISER VALERIE JARRETT IN CLEVELAND, OHIO WHEN OBAMA WAS CAMPAIGNING FOR REELECTION IN 2012


The other five candidates, who got only  few a votes and dropped out after round one, were FOX 8 news analyst and television commentator Jehmu Greene, South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg, air force veteran Sam Rolen, Wisconsin lawyer Peter Peckarsky, and Sally Boynton Brown, executive director of the Idaho Democratic Party.

 

A Civil Rights lawyer and former assistant attorney general who became labor secretary under Obama in July 2013, Perez visited Cleveland in March 2013 as the then assistant attorney general under former U.S. attorney general Eric Holder, and relative to a U.S. Justice investigation of the largely White Cleveland Police Department, which was precipitated relative to the  137 shots Cleveland police killings of unarmed Blacks Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell in 2012. CLICK HERE TO READ THE CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM ARTICLE ON THE FEDS AND THEN ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GENERAL THOMAS PEREZ' VISIT TO CLEVELAND TO INVESTIGATE CLEVELAND POLICE KILLINGS AND THAT RESULTED IN A CONSENT DECREE FOR POLICE REFORMS


That visit resulted in a still pending court-monitored consent decree for police reforms between the U.S. Department of Justice and the city of Cleveland.


Perez sought to mend fences after his win on the weekend over Ellison, quickly appointing Ellison as the deputy chair of the DNC.


Data have not been widely publicized on whom the members of the Ohio Democratic congressional delegation supported between Perez and Ellison, if at all. They include U.S. Reps. Marcia Fudge and Marcy Kaptur, whose congressional districts include parts of the city of Cleveland, U.S. Sen Sherrod Brown of Cleveland, U.S. Rep Tim Ryan, possible 2018 gubernatorial candidate who unsuccessfully sought to unseat House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi with Fudge"s support, and U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty of Columbus, one of two Blacks in congress along with Fudge. (Editor's note: Congresswoman Fudge's campaign spokesperson told Cleveland Urban News.Com on Monday that Fudge did not take a position on either Perez or Ellison because she is not an executive committee member and could not vote).


And the divisive DNC campaign unfolded after President Donald Trump, who defeated Clinton in the November general election, issued an executive order as to his on-old temporary Muslin ban that targets seven Muslim countries to preclude travel to and from the United States.


Perez said after his DNC win that Trump is a major priority and that Democrats will do everything possible to see that the country's new executive leader is a "one-term president."


Elected to Congress in 2007 and one of two Muslims in congress along with Rep André Carson of Indiana, Ellison is a co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and a chief deputy Whip.


He also serves on the House Committee on Financial Services.

His loss to Perez caps weeks of Democratic wrangling, undercurrent highlighted with racial undertones and threats by both sides to vacate the bewildered Democratic Party, a party struggling to regroup following Trump's presidential victory last year and a host of loses of state legislative and congressional seats and governors in recent years.


Republicans control both congressional chambers and now the White House too

No doubt, the Dems have nowhere to go but up.

They lost control the U.S House of Representatives  in 2010, the same year they ceded governor-ships, and in 2014 Republicans ripped control of the U.S. Senate from the Democrats, last year's sweep of the White House giving them unprecedented political power over all three venues for the first time since 1928.

(www.clevelandurbannews.com) / (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com). Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 3.6 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and a 25-year journalist 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.


Last Updated on Monday, 27 February 2017 20:51

Democratic Judge Sherrie Miday, the first Egyptian-American elected to the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas bench, to host victory party and "retire the debt' event on February 28, 2017, 4:30 pm-6:30 pm, at the Barley House restaurant in Cleveland.

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(www.clevelandurbannews.com) / (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com). Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 3.6 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.


By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief

 


CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-CLEVELAND, Ohio-Judge Sherrie Mikhail Miday, the first and only Egyptian -American elected to the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas bench and a popular Democrat who unseated Republican judge Matthew McMonagle in the November general election, will host a victory celebration and 'retire the debt party' on Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 from 4:30 pm-6:30 pm at the Barley House restaurant in Cleveland, 1261 West Sixth Street.

 

Miday, also the first and only Egyptian-American  judge elected to a common pleas bench in Ohio, is a native of Cleveland, born in the major American city city two years after her parents immigrated from Cairo, Egypt.

 

Interested persons can R.S.V.P. to Karen Connavino by phone at (216) 534-3343 or by email at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with contributions also accepted at the door.

 

According to a press release to Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper, the maximum individual donation permitted by law is $600 and the maximum organizational donation permitted is $3,600 with checks not preferred. CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE WEB PAGE OF MIDAY FOR JUDGE TO MAKE A DONATION

 

"I bring a set of important relevant values to being a judge, values rooted in my upbringing that include fairness, compassion, and treating others with respect and dignity," Judge Miday said last year as part of her campaign platform. "These values are unwavering and non-negotiable."

 

Miday, 40, is married to Democratic political strategist Ryan Miday and the couple has three young children.

 

She is a former assistant prosecutor for the city of Cleveland and a prior civil litigator.

 

Cuyahoga County, which includes the largely Black city of Cleveland, is the largest of Ohio's 88 counties and is roughly 29 percent Black.

 

Miday ousted McMonagle 54 to 46 percent with strong support from Black voters, including Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, a Warrensville Heights Democrat, other Black greater Cleveland elected officials, and community activists.


McMonagle, 40, whose parents were common pleas and 8th District Court of Appeals judges, was appointed by Gov John Kasich to serve out the unexpired term of disgraced former judge Lance Mason, a Black Democrat and former state senator who spent time in prison for assaulting his now ex -wife before their two young children.


The 34-member largely White general division common pleas court of Cuyahoga County hears felonies and civil cases with damages sought in excess of $15 thousand, among other legal matters.


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Last Updated on Sunday, 26 February 2017 06:24

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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