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Posted April 18, 2017: By Cleveland Facebook murderer Steve Stephens,

(37 and pictured) commits suicide, the full story on his life, his murdering of Robert Godwin Sr. (pictured),

and his suicide of which can be read here at and, Ohio's Black digital news leaders...

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By Activist and journalist Kathy Wray Coleman


(pictured below leading the march with her megaphone) among speakers

at 15,000 person women's march in Cleveland on Jan, 21, 2017....Coleman also led

the march from Public Square to City Hall and back, a gathering with

speakers such as Congress persons Marcia Fudge and Marcy Kaptur,

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nearly 400 people and are both led by Kathy Wray Coleman

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By 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: Cleveland Plain Dealer Newspaper photo at 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 and, Ohio's Black digital news leaders....Thank you Cleveland 19 Action News for the live coverage Activists rally in Cleveland on April 1, 2017 for healthcare and abortion rights, and against the nomination of Judge Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court, and the rally speakers included activist and journalist Kathy Wray Coleman (pictured below with the bull horn leading the march) of the Imperial Women Coalition, who led the healthcare march…/womens-march-ohio-holds-vigil-…19 News video and extensive coverage of the April 13, 2017 women's rally and vigil in Cleveland for Syrian refugees and pictures of the 11 speakers : Article: Women's March Ohio holds rally and vigil for Syrian refugees, a rally led by activist Kathy Wray Coleman (pictured with megaphone) of the Imperial Women Coalition and organized by Shayne Terry of Women's March Ohio

Obama meets with U.S. Reps. Fudge, Kaptor, Sutton, Cuyahoga County Democratic Party Vice Chair Blaine Griffin, others before speech at Tri-C Thursday, Forbes not invited, Obama talks jobs, economy, says Romney has not one substantive economic plan

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By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor

CLEVELAND, Ohio-President Barack Obama (pictured first) gave Cleveland its proper respect and met briefly with about 10 grassroots volunteers and area movers and shakers on Thurs afternoon, moments before his 53 minute speech at the Cuyahoga Community College campus in Cleveland that drew over 1500 people.

Among the special guests that the president courted before his address to a capacity crowd at Tri-C were Congresswomen Marcia Fudge of Warrensville Hts.  (D-11), Betty Sutton (D-13) of Copley Township, and Toledo's Marcy Kaptor (D-9), ( all three pictured second, third and  fourth  respectively), and Blaine Griffin (pictured fifth), the director of the community relations board for the City of Cleveland and the highest ranking Black in the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party as its vice chairperson.

With his always appealing style and finesse, Obama reminded the audience of why voters catapulted him to president of the United States of America, and he stayed on task with highlights on key issues such as the economy, foreign policy, jobs, and research development.

The president took on Mitt Romney, a millionaire and the presidential nominee for the Republican Party, saying that Romney has not one substantive plan for reducing the country's financial deficit and creating more jobs for the American people, and that his economic recovery proposal would, in reality, create more debt.

"I haven't seen a single independent analysis that my opponent's economic plan would actually reduce the deficit, not one," said Obama. "Even analysts that might agree with parts of his economic theory don't believe that his plan would create more jobs in the short term."

The president said in almost an emergent tone that he and Romney have distinctively different political philosophies and suggested that Romney might even be irrational and possibly dangerous in how he views public policy matters.

"At stake is not simply a choice between two candidates or two political parties," the president said. "But between two paths for our country."

Under the George W. Bush presidential regime the rich got richer and the poor got poorer, and it was the failed economic policies of the Bush administration that drew the current recession, preached Obama.

"Over the last few decades the income of the top one percent grew by more that 275 percent to an average of 1.3 million a year and big financial institutions saw their profits soar, " said Obama. "But prosperity never trickled down to the middle class. From 2001 to 2008 we had the slowest job growth in half a century. The typical family saw their incomes halt."

He emphasized a campaign platform centered on core issues  such as "education, energy, innovation, infrastructure, and a tax code focused on American job creation and balanced deficit reduction."

And those that Obama gave special attention by gathering for a meet and greet session before his speech praised him, including Griffin and Fudge, Ohio's only Black congressperson.

"I enjoyed  meeting with the president and his speech, to me, was one of his best," said Griffin, 42, a rising star in the county's Democratic Party who caught the president's attention after inviting Black leaders to a meeting earlier last week to strengthen strategies to help the Obama campaign while a few members of Cleveland's Old Black Political Guard, like former Cleveland NAACP President George Forbes, were spearheading a meeting at the Cleveland Clinic as Democrats with Republican Ohio Gov John Kasich, a staunch Romney supporter.

Forbes, 81, and now a part time Cleveland attorney who resides much of the time with his wife in Florida, was not invited to the Obama meet session and is a longtime opportunist and insignificant old man, an Obama campaign official has said on condition of anonymity.

Fudge, whose 11th congressional district includes Cleveland's majority Black east side and its eastern suburbs, and beginning next year will also include a predominantly Black pocket of Akron and staggering parts of its Summit County suburbs, said that Obama hit the necessary points and that the president is moving the country in the right direction.

"Congresswoman Fudge believes that the president is on the right path to investing in education, rebuilding our infrastructure, and not causing the poor and middle class to suffer to pay for more tax cuts for the wealthy," said Fudge spokesperson Belinda Prinz.

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Last Updated on Saturday, 03 November 2012 05:41

The late Cleveland Councilwoman Fannie Lewis is remembered at 10th anniversary celebration of U.S. Supreme Court ruling for Republican pushed vouchers for Cleveland children to attend private schools, State Sen Turner, State Rep. Patmon honored at event

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By Frances Caldwell and Kathy Wray Coleman

CLEVELAND,Ohio-A host of prominent members of Ohio's Republican Party and a few Black Cleveland Democrats remembered former Cleveland Ward 7 Councilman Fannie Lewis (pictured first) for her support of the school choice movement at the Renaissance Hotel in Cleveland Monday evening during the tenth year anniversary celebration of the U.S. Supreme Court's 2002 upholding of the Cleveland School Voucher Program that gives vouchers for public state funds for under privileged Cleveland children to attend parochial and private schools.

The  keynote speaker was Ken Starr, whose report as then U.S. in house counsel broke the Clinton- Lewenski scandal and initiated the impeachment process against former president Bill Clinton, who ultimately received a brief suspension of his law license for lying in a deposition about his celebrated affair with the then 21-year-old Monica Lewinski, at the time a White House aid.

Democrats state Rep. Bill Patmon (D-10) (pictured second) and  state Sen. Nina Turner (D-25) (pictured third), both got an award for community service, an indication by some standards that Ohio Republicans and some Democrats are trying to bridge the bi-partisan divide, or are they?

Other Ohio Republican operatives that were among the more than 800 attendees of students, lawmakers, attorneys and community affiliates include retired U.S. Sen. and former Cleveland Mayor George Voinovich, former Ohio Attorney General Betty Montgomery, former Ohio House Speaker Jo Ann Davidson, now chair of the Ohio Casino Control Commission, and Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Annette Butler, a Black Republican.

State Rep. John Barnes Jr. (D-12), a Black Cleveland Democrat like Turner and Patmon, went too, but to support Patmon, who like Turner and recipient John Zitzner, got the Fannie Lewis Heritage Award from the groups that sponsored the event, which include Ohio School Choice, a non profit school voucher advocacy organization out of Columbus.

"I am very proud of my association with Ms. Lewis, and all she did to help Cleveland's children," said Patmon in accepting his award.

A former Cleveland councilman elected as a state lawmaker in 2010, Patmon sponsored legislation that waives the 10 to 25 percent fee that Cleveland parents previously had to pay for the school vouchers.

Turner said that she was also honored to be recognized with an award that bears Lewis' name and gave a brief sermon to the majority Republican crowd, one that drew a standing ovation

"Every child deserves the right to choose the best schools available, whether charter, private, public or religious. This is a Matthews: 25 moment," Turner said, with a tone similar to that of an articulate and talented baptist preacher.

Lewis, a Black Democrat who served on Cleveland City Council for more than two decades until her death in 2011 at  the age of 82 and went from welfare recipient  to one of city council's most outspoken and respected lawmakers, broke political ranks to help  lobby the U.S. Supreme Court for school vouchers, or now about $34 hundred each annually of pubic funds for some five thousand K-8 Cleveland kids to go to private schools. She believed that private schools were an out for poor Black children in Cleveland's Hough neighborhood trapped by poverty in a failing school district, and she had Republican support, and Akron millionaire David Brennan, who owns and operates voucher schools through his company, White Hat Management.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 June 2012 05:12

The wife of George Zimmerman, the accused murderer of unarmed Black teen Trayvon Martin, arrested for perjury, Cleveland area Civil Rights, grassroots organizations have rallied for justice for Martin

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By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor

SANDFORD, Florida-The wife of accused teen killer George Zimmerman, who is facing a charge of second-degree murder for allegedly stalking and gunning down unarmed Black teen Trayvon Martin earlier this year in a Florida suburb, was charged on Tues. with perjury.

Shellie Zimmerman (pictured) was arrested without incident by Seminole County sheriffs at her home, authorities said.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 June 2012 21:32

Updated: Obama to visit Cleveland this week, June 14, 2012, get your free tickets in 1 of 4 locations, Cuyahoga County Democratic Party Vice Chair Blaine Griffin announces public meeting Monday in Cleveland for African American Black leaders for Obama

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By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor

CLEVELAND, Ohio-President Barack Obama (pictured first) will visit the recreation center at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland at E. 38th St and Community College Ave. in the early afternoon on Thurs., Obama for America campaign officials announced Sun.

The campaign event is free and open to the public.

Tickets are needed to attend and can be picked up one-person-a-ticket- beginning at  5 p.m. on Mon at the Tri-C recreation center; Cuyahoga County Democratic Party Headquarters, 1466 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland; and campaign offices at 13100 Shaker Square in Cleveland and 5734 Ridge Road in Parma.

Meanwhile, African-American Cleveland area Black elected officials and other Black leaders for Obama will meet Mon. from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Woodlawn Academy in Cleveland, 2950 Martin Luther King Drive, for a campaign strategy session that is open to the public, said Blaine Griffin, vice president of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party and the director of the community relations board for the City of Cleveland.

For more information on that public meeting contact Obama for America African-American Vote Director Ashley Allison at 614-286-9486 or Obama for America Shaker Square campaign headquarters in Cleveland at 216- 416-2017.

The telephone number to the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party offices in Cleveland is 216-621-9750.

Griffin said that the meeting is also an opportunity for Black people to give input relative to the Obama campaign.

The president is in a neck and neck race with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, and Ohio remains a battleground state.

Obama, America's first Black president, comes to town at a time when Black leaders are calling on him to embrace them more firmly into his campaign, about 50 of them even meeting just last week with Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who supports Romney, and at the urging of George Forbes (pictured third), the former president of the Cleveland NAACP and longtime general counsel for the Call and Post Newspaper, Ohio's Black press.

Whether the president's upcoming visit to Cleveland was planned before Gov. Kasich began meeting with Black leaders as a group last week in Cleveland has not been announced publicly, though an Obama campaign official said under condition of anonymity that it had been planned long ago and that Forbes is insignificant.

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Last Updated on Monday, 11 June 2012 20:56

Former Cleveland NAACP President George Forbes summons Black elected officials, leaders to meeting at Cleveland Clinic with Gov Kasich to push Mayor Jackson's education plan, only 4 Black elected officials show, Rev Caviness, SCLC members attend

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By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor

CLEVELAND, Ohio-Former Cleveland NAACP President George L. Forbes, also a former Cleveland City Council president and currently a part time local attorney who is also legal counsel  for the Call and Post Newspaper, Ohio's Black press, still has clout, at least with Ohio's governor.

Forbes summoned Black Democratic leaders of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County to a meeting with Republican Gov. John Kasich last week to the renowned Cleveland Clinic, though only about 50 people showed, and only  four of them were Black elected officials, with some others questioning its impact on the neck and neck presidential race and President Obama's standing in the battleground state of Ohio.

The elected officials that were there were state Reps. John Barnes Jr.  (D-12) and Bill Patmon (D-10),  both Cleveland Democrats, and Cleveland City Council members Mamie Mitchell, Jeff Johnson and Michael Polensek,  who is White, and one to freely antagonize Black youth and men that he sees as thugs and wishes were "dead. "

But noticeably absent was everybody else, such as state Sen. Nina Turner(D-25), the four Blacks on Cuyahoga County Council, including county council president C. Ellen Connally, the other six on Cleveland City Council, Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (D-11), and key Whites like labor leader Harriet Applegate, executive secretary of the North Shore AFL-CIO Federation of Labor.

Kasich used the meeting to push his and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's controversial education plan, which is a pending bill in the state legislature that calls for a state law to strip only Cleveland teachers of seniority and would  hand public funds from the coffers of the majority Black impoverished school district to a few charter schools, among other radical provisions.

The plan has the reluctant endorsement of the Cleveland Teachers Union leadership team and that of the Call and Post Fudge, Turner, state Rep. Sandra Williams (D-11), and all but two White members of Cleveland City Council, among some other people

Community activists, however, have collectively shunned it, and have called it anti-Black, anti-Democratic, anti-student, anti-community, and illegal.

State Sen. Shirley Smith (D-22), a Cleveland Democrat, blasted the mayor's educational plan in an editorial in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Ohio largest newspaper, and another entity that backs the plan.

Those that Cleveland Urban News.Com interviewed following the first-of-its-kind meeting said the governor was warm, and amenable, and that he bragged of what he has done for Cleveland and Ohio, such as helping to get $750 thousand in the state fiscal budget for an upcoming East Side Market in Cleveland's Glenville neighborhood, and increasing minority business development monies throughout the state.

A former U.S. Rep. from Ohio who lost both of his parents in a car accident at 38, Kasich, 60, shot down a request by Cleveland Defense Attorney Michael Nelson for financial help from the state for Central State University, Ohio's only Black publicly funded institution of higher learning, saying before the Black audience that university officials must help themselves first.

And he took such a position even though data from the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights denotes that CSU has been disenfranchised, first with the building of the predominantly White Wright State University down the street to siphon monies and students away from CSU, and because of other discrimination, including unfunded mandates and fewer state resources on a proportinate basis than that accorded to majority euro-centric public universities in Ohio like The Ohio State University.

And the governor is accused of misquoting data at the meeting, saying allegedly that Cleveland spends $15 thousand per student annually, more money than any school district in Ohio,  when even the neighboring school districts of Shaker Hts. and Cleveland- Hts. University Hts. school districts spend nearly $4 thousand more per kid.

The Ohio Supreme Court, in DeRolph vs. State of Ohio, has repeatedly deemed Ohio's school funding formula and its reliance heavily on property taxes unconstitutional, and the state legislature has repeatedly ignored court orders to revise the state's s funding formula for its public schools in compliance with DeRolph.

The governor's deputy press secretary said by phone on Wed. that Kasich had actually said at the meeting  that Cleveland schools spend more money per student annually than other major school districts in Ohio such as Columbus and Cincinnati.

But she said also  that the governor continues to lobby state legislators to revise the state's method of funding education so that all children of Ohio get a fair shake educationally.

"The governor  still supports a constitutional school funding formula ," said Connie Wehrkamp, Kasich' s deputy press secretary.

The Rev E. Theophilus Caviness, senior pastor of Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church in Cleveland and the executive director of the Cleveland Chapter of the SCLC, was at the meeting too, as was Marcia McCoy, the greater Cleveland head of the Rev. Al. Sharpton's National Action Network.

Angry over his initial refusal to hire a single Black in his cabinet when he took office in 2011, Caviness and McCoy had led the charge against Kasich, along with Black state legislators, including Turner and Williams, also chair of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus, to urge him to be more sensitive to Ohio's Black community. And they picketed with Ohio Civil Rights organizations, including some local branches of the  NAACP and SCLC, causing a stir at the Statehouse, and putting pressure on the Republican White governor.

Since then, the controversial governor, who is at odds with Ohio's public sector unions that won a repeal of Senate Bill 5, a Republican backed state law that would have dismantled public sector collective bargaining, has appointed two Blacks to his cabinet.

Some of the elected officials that went said that they were for the most part uncomfortable going at Forbe's request during a presidential election year since Kasich is a Republican and they, Forbes Jackson and nearly all others at the meeting are registered Democrats.

Others that went said that business is business and as long as Kasich is Ohio's governor it is proper for Black leaders to convene with him on issues of public concern.

Kasich did win some friends by meeting.

One public official said on condition of anonymity that Kasich is now willing to give money and other resources to the Black community and that President Obama should step up his game and bring Black leaders more firmly into his fold during this year's presidential campaign

A few political wannabes that went to the meeting were excited that the governor took the time to meet with them.

Others said that both Kasich and Forbes were scheming against Obama and the Democrats since Ohio is a pivotal state.

Yet some said that Forbes, Caviness, and  Cleveland NAACP President James Hardiman, who joked to Kasich at the meeting that he is now in charge of the Cleveland NAACP, not Forbes, are merely part of Cleveland's Old Black Political Guard that political hopefuls still have to recon with.

Community Activist Donna Brown, who announced earlier this year that she will run for Cleveland mayor next year, said the meeting was suspect.

Governor Kasich is acting like a closet Democrat and the Democrats that went to the meeting are acting like closet Republicans," said Brown, a Black Republican herself. "And what Mayor Jackson and Governor Kasich are doing with their educational plan is illegal because House Bill 269, the state law upon which mayoral control was crafted, does not permit the intervention by the mayor and the governor, and the mayor is essentially limited to appointing a school board ."

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Last Updated on Monday, 11 June 2012 04:41

Zimmerman jailed after judge revokes bond for lying about finances in case of alleged murder of unarmed Black teen Trayvon Martin, Black community quiets down, young Cleveland area activist groups like the Oppressed People's Nation continue the fight

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By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor

SANDFORD, Florida-Accused teen murderer George Zimmerman (pictured), a racist White volunteer community watchman who gunned down the unarmed 17-year old Trayvon Martin earlier this year in a suburban neighborhood in Sandford, Fl. and was charged in April with second degree murder after outcries of an injustice by the Black community and others, was jailed again on Sun. after a judge revoked his bond, saying he lied about his finances.

Florida judge Kenneth Lester ruled that Zimmerman lied about monies he got from a promotional website around the murder and last week revoked his $150 thousand bail, and ordered him to report to jail by the end of the week.

Meanwhile, not all is quiet on the Black front of a once enraged Black community on the celebrated case.

"We will keep protesting until we get justice for Trayvon Martin," said Ernest Smith, 34, who leads the Oppressed People's Nation, an activist group primarily of twenty something community activists that has led community protests in the Cleveland area on the Martin case and other issues of public concern impacting the Black community and young people.

Other greater Cleveland activist organizations have rallied behind the Martin case too, with protests also spearheaded by the Imperial Women, Black on Black Crime Inc and Peace in the Hood , and the activists have said that are monitoring the case and that they remain a  part of the national Civil Rights thrusts for justice for Trayvon.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 June 2012 19:03


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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 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 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