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Former WOIO Cleveland 19 Action News Anchor Sharon Reed lands anchor job, her lawyer says rumors about LeBron James fathering her baby are false, had threatened to sue on her behalf, Reed is famous for posing for Spenser Tunick's nude group photo shoot

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By Kathy Wray Coleman, Executive Publisher, Editor, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog ( (nod42)

CLEVELAND,Ohio- Former WOIO 19 Action News Anchor Sharon Reed (pictured), whose contract with the Cleveland television news station was non-renewed last year, has joined KNOV Channel 4 in St Louis, Mo. as a news anchor.

Reed will co-anchor the 4 and 10 pm news with Larry Connors and anchor along side of Jasmine Huda at 5 pm, station officials said.

Like 19 Action News, KNOV Channel 4 is also a CBS affiliate.

This summer rumors circulated the Internet linking Reed's  pregnancy, the non-renewal of contract at 19 Action News,  and her subsequent new born baby to NBA basketball star and Miami Heat star player LeBron James, coupled with claims that she was living in Miami, Fl.  Her lawyer quickly denied the rumors and threatened to sue.

James, 27 and a native of Akron, Oh., played for the Cleveland Cavaliers before leaving the team amid a fallout with Caviliers owner Dan Gilbert in 2010 . He is at least 15 years younger than Reed, whose low cut blouses and sex appeal drew both men and women to watch her as an anchor.

Reed had covered the Cavaliers games during James' tenure there, which prompted rumors that the rich mega star is her baby's daddy.

Both Reed and James are single, though James has two out-of-wedlock children with high school sweetheart Savannah Brinson.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 May 2014 21:38

Blacks at Cleveland Ward 8 debate watch party hosted by Councilman Johnson, Johnson, other Black elected officials say Obama won debate over Romney, Arnold Pinkey predicted anti-Obama debate polls at RTA union rally with Fudge, Michelle Obama's brother

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By Johnette Jernigan and Kathy Wray Coleman, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog

CLEVELAND,Ohio-In Cleveland, Oh., where Ohio is a pivotal state that will likely decide the upcoming election, presidential debate watchers that gathered Wednesday night to capacity at the Ward 8 community office of Cleveland Councilman Jeff Johnson in the predominantly Black city's Glenville neighborhood said President Barack Obama was a winner over Mitt Romney.

That posture, no doubt, is contrary to mainstream America and a CNN poll that found that Romney beat Obama 67 percent to 35 percent,  a poll that  political pundits said was admittedly skewed with Republicans.

Held in Denver, Colo at the University of Denver, the first presidential debate of the 2012 election was moderated by Jim Lehrer, 78, a prominent journalist and frequent debate moderator who  is accused of letting it go off course with Obama and Romney making long speeches rather than timed responses in a continual fashion.

It covered domestic policy issues such as tax platforms, green energy, and education, and the federal budget and deficit.

"The president was the winner," said Councilman Johnson, a Clevelander and one of 13 all Black Obama delegates from Ohio's majority Black 11th congressional district to the since done Democratic National Convention held last month in Charlotte, NC.

Johnson did not give Obama a slam dunk but he said that his incumbency in a close debate took him over the edge to win it.

State Rep. Bill Patmon (D-10), a Cleveland Democrat, agrees.

"If we base the debate on facts, truths, and informative data," the president won," said Patmon.

Those at Johnson's debate watch party ate fried chicken, potato salad, and collard greens, compliments of the councilman and his ward club.

At times you could hear a pin drop in the room.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 October 2012 04:08

Obama to visit Cleveland State University Oct. 5, presidential debate watch parties are tonight, Oct. 3, Ohio Senator Nina Turner, Obama campaign, Ohio State Rep. Mike Foley to host debate watch party , Councilman Jeff Johnson to host watch party too

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By Kathy Wray Coleman, Executive Publisher, Editor, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog(

CLEVELAND,Ohio-President Barack Obama will visit Cleveland, Oh. on Friday, Oct. 5 at Krenzler Soccer Field, Cleveland State University at E. 18th St and Chester Ave. to speak. The gates open at 11:00 am, said Nick Martin, executive director of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party. (Editor's note: Reach the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party at 216-621-9750)

The event  is free and open to the public but tickets are required.

Tickets are available on a first-come first-serve basis at the following locations:

13100 Shaker Square, Cleveland (Phone number 216-416-2017)

5734 Ridge Road, Parma

11822 Detroit Ave., Lakewood

4071 Lee Road, Cleveland

3740 Euclid Ave., Cleveland

468 Richmond Road, Richmond Heights

21760 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights

12414 Euclid Ave., East Cleveland

22800 Lakeshore Blvd., Euclid

Also, a watch party for the first presidential debate, which is tonight, Oct 3, at 9 pm in Denver, Colo at the University of Denver,  will be held by the Obama for America Campaign, state Sen. Nina Turner (D-25) and state Rep. Mike Foley (D-14) at 8 pm on  the west side of Cleveland at The Market Garden Brewery and Distillery, The Ohio City Room, 1947 West 25th St.

Cleveland Ward 8 Councilman Jeff Johnson will host a watch party at 8 pm at his ward office on the predominantly Black east side of Cleveland, 10553 Saint Clair Ave. in the Glenville Towne Plaza.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 October 2012 18:00

Michelle Obama's brother Craig Robinson to speak tonight, Oct, 2, in Cleveland at 7 pm at Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church, 1161 E. 105th St. at get out the vote rally

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By Kathy Wray Coleman, Executive Publisher, Editor, Cleveland Urban News. Com

CLEVELAND,Ohio- Craig Robinson (pictured), the older and only brother of First Lady Michelle Obama, and also President Barack Obama's brother-in-law, will speak at 7 pm tonight, Oct 2, at Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church in Cleveland, 1161 E. 105th St,. for a get out the vote rally.

Today marked early voting in Ohio, a pivotal state that determines presidential elections.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Greater Abyssinia at 216-795-1842.

Robinson, 50, is the head men's basketball coach at Oregon State University.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 October 2012 21:42

Ohio State Senator Shirley Smith to lead rally at 1 pm, Oct 2, the first day of early voting in Ohio, from the Urban League, 2930 Prospect Ave in Cleveland, to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections to vote

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CLEVELAND, Ohio–Ohio State Sen. Shirley Smith (D-22) (pictured) will lead a host of elected officials, community activists and registered- and non-registered voters in Cuyahoga County in a march beginning at 1 pm on Tuesday, Oct 2, at the Urban League of Greater Cleveland, 2930 Prospect Ave in Cleveland, to a block away  to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, 2925 Euclid Ave., to vote.  (Editor's Note: For more information contact Smith's Senate office at 614-466-4857)

Oct. 2 is the first day of voting in Ohio and a number  of events are underway throughout the state.

“There is nothing more important in our democracy than our right to vote,” said Smith, a Cleveland Democrat. “Starting Oct. 2, registered voters in Ohio will have the opportunity to choose candidates and decide on local and state issues.”

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 October 2012 20:42

Ohio State Senator Nina Turner invites community to sleep over at 7:00 pm tonight, Oct. 1, in front of Cuyahoga County Board of Elections to cast votes on the first day of early voting in Ohio on Oct 2, community activists, elected officials to attend

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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 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