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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).

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 04:27

Seymour Avenue survivor Michelle Knight to speak at 5 pm today, May 6, at 2207 Seymour Avenue anniversary rally of the escape of the Seymour Avenue rape and kidnapping victims, her lawyer tells activist Kathy Wray Coleman of the Imperial Women Coalition

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CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-CLEVELAND, Ohio-Seymour Avenue rape victim survivor Michelle Knight (pictured) will join community members, led by community activist women, to remember the abduction, decade-long rape and escape of the Seymour Avenue victims from the wrath of convicted rapist Ariel Castro at an anniversary rally and march at 5 pm on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 2207 Seymour Avenue on the west side of Cleveland. (Editor's note: Bring protests signs and candles please and call the Imperial Women Coalition at 216-659-0473 for more information).


Knight now goes by the name of Lillian Lee and her attorney, Christine Evans of Hahn, Loeser and Parks LLP, notified key rally organizer Kathy Wray Coleman of the Imperial Women Coalition via email that Knight will speak at the event at 5 pm.


"Lily will stop by to show her support," said Evans.


Coleman said that "we are excited and pleased to have a survivor and women's and children's advocate of Ms. Lee's (Michelle Knight) caliber to join us on this most worthy date for such a necessary remembrance event."


The activist women say the event will also address the Violence Against Women Act, local, county, statewide and national public policy changes sought, and a demand for resources as to violence against women and children, human trafficking, and the epidemic of missing persons.


May 6 marks the fourth-year anniversary of the escape of Gina DeJesus, Knight, and Amanda Berry from Castro's Seymour Avenue home, which has since been demolished.


In addition to Knight, some 16 speakers will take to the podium, all but two of them of whom are activist women, with Rhiannon Childs, the state director for Women's March Ohio, a key organizer of the Women's March Cleveland that drew some 15, 000 people for a march in January, as the keynote speaker.


Other speakers include Kathy Wray Coleman of Women's March Cleveland, Imperial Women Coalition and Cleveland Urban News.Com, Genevieve Mitchell of the Carl Stokes Brigade, the Rev Pamela Pinkney Butts, Juanita Brent of Indivisible District 11, Arnold Shurn of the Cleveland Peacemakers, Lucinda Garmus of Women's March Ohio, Cassandra McDonald of East Cleveland and the Call and Post Newspaper, Angela Ladson, Judi Holowatyj of United We Stand out of Medina, Ohio, Patrice Brown, Minister Gwendolyn Pitts of the Imperial Women Coalition, Alfred Porter Jr. of Black on Black Crime and the Black Man's Army, Valerie Robinson of Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor, Princess Dicee Moore of Rebuilding Our Village and Protecting Our Children's Safety Before and After School, and Fredericka Gates.


Vounteers of the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center will also attend, organizers said.


When Cleveland police raided Castro's  west side home in May of 2013 over 100 feet of chain were reportedly found.


All three victims were initially chained in the basement of the two-story home, which was later demolished as part of a plea deal with Castro, though Berry ultimately became Castro's upstairs bedroom slave.


A fired Cleveland schools bus driver, Castro was subsequently convicted of numerous criminal charges, including multiple counts of rape and kidnapping, and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole following a plea deal. He hanged himself in prison hardly a month into his sentence.


Amanda Berry was snatched up on April 21, 2003, blocks from her home and while she was leaving her job at the Burger King Restaurant at West 110th Street and Lorain Avenue.


She turned 31 on April 22, and was nearly 17 when Castro kidnapped her. Gina DeJesus, now 27, knew Castro's now grown daughter, a peer, and was 14 when she was kidnapped.


Like Berry, DeJesus grew up in the neighborhood, and close to the Castro home on the now infamous Seymour Avenue.


Michelle Knight, now 35 and a women's advocate spokesperson, was a small frame 21-year-old when she was abducted by Castro.


Knight disappeared on August 21, 2002, Berry on April 21, 2003, and DeJesus, on April 2, 2004.

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Last Updated on Sunday, 07 May 2017 11:46

Congresswoman Maxine Waters to meet with Black community in Cleveland May 6, 2017 in a public forum from 1:45 pm-2:45 pm at G- Lancer on the 21 restaurant at 1425 E. 21st St. at Superior Ave.....Call Juanita Brent at 216-333-6837 for more information.....

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CLEVELAND URBANNEWS.COM-CLEVELAND, Ohio- U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters will  be in Cleveland, Ohio this weekend and will participate in a public forum with greater Cleveland Black leaders, Black elected officials and community activists from 1:45 pm- 2:45 pm on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the G Lancer on the 21 restaurant ( the old Maudi Gras restaurant and the new Lancer restaurant) at 1425 East 21st Street and Superior Avenue in downtown Cleveland, Ohio ( For more information call Juanita Brent of District 11 Indivisible at (216) 333-6837. Activists should call activist Kathy Wray Coleman of the Imperial Women Coalition at 216-659-0473).


"Congresswoman Waters will attend a meeting with Black leaders and Black activists at the Lancer at 1:45 on May 6," said Juanita Brent of the District 11 Indivisible, who greeted Waters at the airport in Cleveland Friday evening, drove her to her hotel, and got confirmation of the upcoming community meeting.


A niece of the late former state Representative Vermel Whalen of Cleveland, Brent, an organizer of the gathering along with activist Kathy Wray Coleman, the Rev Dr. E. Theophillus and G' Lancer co-owner George Dickson, said that the event in the Black community is open to the public.


In addition to the organizers, Blacks slated to attend include state Representative Stephanie Howse of Cleveland,  community activists Art McKoy, Amy Hurd, Genevieve Mitchell, Princess Dicee Moore and the Rev Gwendolyn Pitts, East Cleveland School Board President Una Kennon, who is also a candidate for mayor in East Cleveland this year and is vice president of the Black Women's Political Action Committee of greater Cleveland, BPAC President Elaine Gohlstin, activist and Cleveland Ward 4 city council president Arnold Shurn of the Cleveland Peacemakers, Warrensville Heights City Council President Kim Hodge, Cleveland Ward 8 Councilman Kevin Conwell, Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Yvonne Conwell, and Cleveland Ward 2 Councilman and Cleveland mayoral candidate Zack Reed


A President Donald Trump critic and a Los Angeles Democrat who is also the longest serving of 12 Black women currently in congress, Waters will keynote the brunch of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Women's Caucus (CDWD) at 11 a.m. at the Cleveland Botanical Garden in Cleveland and will head over to G Lancer afterward.


Waters has recently made headlines in calling for President Donals Trump to be impeached if evidence reveals malfeasance as to Russian email hacking during the 2016 presidential election, and she is a victim of recently ousted Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly, who dismissed Waters as simply wearing a 'James Brown wig,'  a comment that Black leaders and women's advocates found as offensive, disrespectful, racist, and sexist


The congresswoman, a member and former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, gained national attention in 1992, two years after she was first elected to congress, and when south central Los Angeles erupted in riots following the Rodney King verdict that brought acquittals to a band of White cops that brutally beat the unarmed Black motorist.


Waters described the LA Riots, which claimed 58 lives, as "somewhat understandable, if not acceptable."


The congresswoman, who now represents California's 43rd congressional district, has also supported public policy measures beneficial to Blacks, women and other disenfranchised groups, and the seasoned federal lawmaker supported former presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, both Democrats, as well as for Hillary Clinton's unsuccessful bid for president last year.


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.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 May 2017 10:32

Seymour Avenue anniversary rally is May 6, 2017, 5 pm at 2207 Seymour Avenue in Cleveland with Women's March Ohio director Rhiannon Childs the keynote speaker, and 15 other speakers....Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight and Amanda Berry are the victims

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Pictured are Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight, and child serial rapist and kidnapper the late Ariel Castro

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CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-CLEVELAND, Ohio-Community members, led by community activist women, will remember the abduction, decade-long rape and escape of the Seymour Avenue victims from the wrath of convicted rapist Ariel Castro at an anniversary rally and march at 5 pm on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 2207 Seymour Avenue on the west side of Cleveland. (Editor's note: Bring protests signs and candles please and call the Imperial Women Coalition at 216-659-0473 for more information).


The activist women say the event will also address the Violence Against Women Act, local, county, statewide and national public policy changes sought, and a demand for resources as to violence against women and children, human trafficking, and the epidemic of missing persons.


May 6 marks the fourth-year anniversary of the escape of Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight and Amanda Berry from Castro's Seymour Avenue home, which has since been demolished.


Some 16 speakers will take to the podium, all but two of them of whom are activist women, with Rhiannon Childs, the state director for Women's March Ohio, a key organizer of the Women's March Cleveland that drew some 15, 000 people for a march in January, as the keynote speaker.


Other speakers include Kathy Wray Coleman of Women's March Cleveland, Imperial Women Coalition and Cleveland Urban News.Com, Genevieve Mitchell of the Carl Stokes Brigade, Juanita Brent of District 11 Indivisible, the Rev Pamela Pinkney Butts, Lucinda Garmus of Women's March Ohio, Cassandra McDonald of East Cleveland and the Call and Post Newspaper, Arnold Shurn of the Cleveland Peacemakers, Angela Ladson, Judi Holowatyj of United We Stand out of Medina, Ohio, Patrice Brown, Minister Gwendolyn Pitts of the Imperial Women Coalition, Alfred Porter Jr. of Black on Black Crime and the Black Man's Army, Valerie Robinson of Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor, Princess Dicee Moore of Rebuilding Our Village and Protecting Our Children's Safety Before and After School, and Fredericka Gates.


Vounteers of the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center will also attend, organizers said.


When Cleveland police raided Castro's  west side home in May of 2013
over 100 feet of chain were reportedly found.


All three victims were initially chained in the basement of the two-story home, which was later
demolished as part of a plea deal with Castro, though Berry ultimately became Castro's upstairs bedroom slave.


A fired Cleveland schools bus driver, Castro was subsequently convicted of numerous criminal charges, including multiple counts of rape and kidnapping, and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole following a plea deal. He hanged himself in prison hardly a month into his sentence.


Amanda Berry was snatched up on April 21, 2003, blocks from her home and while she was leaving her job at the Burger King Restaurant at West 110th Street and Lorain Avenue.


She turned 31 on April 22, and was nearly 17 when Castro kidnapped her. Gina DeJesus, now 27, knew Castro's now grown daughter, a peer, and was 14 when she was kidnapped.


Like Berry, DeJesus grew up in the neighborhood, and close to the Castro home on the now infamous Seymour Avenue.


Michelle Knight, now 35 and a women's advocate spokesperson, was a small frame 21-year-old when she was abducted by Castro.


Knight disappeared on August 21, 2002, Berry on April 21, 2003, and DeJesus, on April 2, 2004.

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


Last Updated on Sunday, 07 May 2017 11:47

House to vote on whether to repeal and replace Obamacare, president Obama's signature healthcare initiatives that provides access to health care for some 20 million Americans

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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-WASHINGTON, D.C.- The U.S. House of Representatives will vote today on a bill that would scrap and replace Obamacare, former president Barack Obama's signature universal health care initiative that is officially known as the Affordable Care Act.


If the proposed federal legislation that Republicans say will likely passes in the House, it would thereafter need approval by the Republican dominated U.S. Senate to become law, an uphill battle pundits have said.


The GOP bill, dubbed the American Healtccare Act, was pulled from consideration in March as the controversial measure pushed by President Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan and a cadre of congressional Republicans was headed for a failure vote.


The House GOP bill at issue, a measure to repeal and replace Obamacare that is laced with tax credits and other accommodations for the nation's most wealthiest people, has been amended with Trump's approval to gain support from at least two congressional moderates that have flipped to yes because the amendment contains an added $8 billion to partially address preexisting conditions.


The bill phases out Obamacare and its requirement for all Americans to hold health care insurance in coming years in favor of tax credits, and allows states to opt out completely, among other provisions.

 

More than 24 million Americans will lose insurance over the next decade, which is also why Democrats oppose the bill.


The previous bill excluded a preexisting conditions clause that would require insurance companies to cover people with preexisting conditions, a provision in the amended bill that allocates $8 billion to offset any fallout and that congressional Democrats and experts say is insufficient and will not suffice as to the current provision for preexisting medical conditions afforded under Obamacare


Obamacare currently provides health insurance for more that 20 million Americans, Black and poor people included.


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and former vice president Joe Biden led a rally on March 22 outside of the capital in Washington D.C. to cerebrate the 7th anniversary of Obamacare, Pelosi subsequently denouncing the bill as undemocratic and against disenfranchised Americans that need heath care the most.

 

Led by the NAACP, Civil Rights organizations and Black leaders across the country panned any repeal, saying Obamacare is a health care savior to the Black community and poor and elderly people, and women and children that lacked accessibility until Obama rescued them


"I oppose this bill with every breath in my body," said longtime Congressman John Lewis in speaking on the House floor in March before the planned vote in March that was later canceled.


A federal lawmaker representing Georgia who is Black and marched with the late Civil Rights icon the Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Lewis said "We must not give up. We can do better."


Ohio 11th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, a Cleveland Democrat whose largely Black congressional district includes parts of the majority Black major metropolitan city of Cleveland, called the bill, and its amendment set for a vote today, a sham that benefits the wealthy and the healthy, and undermines the sick and the poor.


"For all of the rhetoric about freedom and choices this bill sends a clear message to every American as to where the priorities of the Republicans lie," said Fudge in trouncing the original version of the bill in March.


9th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, a Toledo Democrat whose congressional district extends to Cleveland deemed the bill, in its original and amended form " a tax cut for the rich."

 

And Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper said in a press release to Cleveland Urban News.Com that "Ohioans will remember who stood with them in opposing this disastrous proposal."

 

, 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.

 

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 May 2017 22:36

Bernie Sanders to speak at City Club in Cleveland's public event on May 1, 2017 where Obama spoke in 2015 and will address immigration, healthcare, education and many more public policy matters, a City Club spokesman tells editor Kathy Wray Coleman

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ClevelandUrbanNews.Com and the KathyWrayColemanOnlineNnewsBlog.Com , Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper 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- U.S. Sen Bernie Sanders, a 2016 Democratic primary candidate for president who lost the primary to Hillary Clinton but gained fame for his revolutionary ideas and grassroots thrust that garnered the love of Americans nationwide, will speak at an 8 a.m. breakfast at the City Club in Cleveland on Monday, May 1, 2017, an event that will be held at the Global Center for Heath Innovation in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. (Editor's note: ClevelandUrbanNews.Com and the KathyWrayColemanOnlineNnewsBlog.Com have press clearance to cover the event. Both Clinton and Sanders campaigned for president in  2016 in Cleveland's Black community, both making stops at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church, a prominent east side Black church led by senior pastor the Rev. Dr. Jawanza Colvin. Clinton went on to win the Democratic primary but lost the November 2016 general election to now President Donald Trump, a Republican)


Cleveland Urban News.Com covered speaking engagements of both Clinton and Sanders at Olivet in 2016.(CLICK HERE TO READ THE 2016 ARTICLE ON HILLARY CLINTON'S PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN VISIT TO OLIVET INSTITUTIONAL BAPTIST CHURCH IN CLEVELAND IN 2016 and CLICK HERE TO READ THE 2016 ARTICLE ON BERNIE SANDERS' PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN VISIT TO OLIVET INSTITUTIONAL BAPTIST CHURCH IN CLEVELAND IN 2016 )


The open-to-the-public Bernie Sanders' May 1, 2017 Cleveland event is sponsored by the City Club of Cleveland and is sold out. Tickets were $35 with all proceeds going to the City Club.


A City Club spokesman told Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper, that Sanders is speaking free of charge and will address various issues, from healthcare to immigration, to racial injustice and education.


"Senator Sanders will be speaking at 9 am and doors open at 8 am," said Cory Isler, the membership and customer experience manager for the City Club.


"The City Club loves speakers from all parties and all perspectives with the goal of continuing civil and civic dialogue," said Isler.


Former president Barack Obama, the nation's first Black president, spoke at the City Club in March 2015, an event also covered by Cleveland Urban News.Com. ( CLICK HERE TO GO TO READ THE CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN MARCH 2015 OF THEN PRESIDENT OBAMA'S CITY CLUB SPEECH IN CLEVELAND

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Founded in 1912, and dubbed the citadel of free speech, the City Club sponsors non-partisan forums with guest speakers, monthly issue roundtables, and high school debate championships, among other venues.


Other U.S. presidents that have addressed the City Club include Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush in 2006.


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Last Updated on Sunday, 30 April 2017 10:26

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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