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Cleveland Urban News. Com and the Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black newspaper and newspaper blog.  National political news, and urban news from Cleveland, Ohio.Tel: 216-659-0473. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com and advertising@clevelandurbannews.com. Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher and editor. A 24-year journalist who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio, Kathy Wray Coleman is the most read reporter in Ohio on Google Plus with some  5 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).

Rev. Dr. Ralph David Abernathy III, a son of the Rev. Ralph D. Abernathy that marched with Martin Luther King and led The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, visits Cleveland to support Obama, pushes early voting, says some Blacks have 'Romnesia'

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By Marc R. Churchill and Kathy Wray Coleman, Cleveland Urban News.Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Online Blog, Ohio’s Most Read Online Black Newspaper

CLEVELAND, Ohio-The Rev. Dr. Ralph David Abernathy III (pictured), whose famed father, the Rev. Ralph David Abernathy Sr., marched along side of the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr during the Civil Rights Movement and led The Southern Christian Leadership Conference after King was assassinated, visited Cleveland, OH on Sunday to stomp for President Obama. (See The Rev. Ralph David Abernathy (left) and The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. pictured together above. Picture courtesy of The University of Memphis Libraries).

“My father and Uncle Martin [King] were like twins, they even dressed alike sometimes, and Uncle Martin died in his arms.” said Abernathy, 53, an evangelist and motivational speaker who grew up in Montgomery, AL. and served a decade in the Georgia State Legislature as an Atlanta senator. “We have got to vote in this election so that President Obama can continue to fight for the legacy of equal opportunity and Civil Rights that they left.”

Abernathy is among a host of famous Blacks that toured Cleveland last week and more recently this year to push early voting and in support of the reelection of President Obama, the first Black president of the United States of America.

He spoke at a rally at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church Sunday night in Cleveland after appearing as a guest on ‘The Art McKoy University Show, ’ which airs weekly from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on W.E.R.E. AM radio.

Other Blacks recently in Cleveland to get out the vote include singers John Legend, Stevie Wonder, and Yolanda Adams, Congressional Black Caucus members, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, Obama for America Campaign Senior Adviser Broderick Johnson, Actress Vivica Fox, and Valerie Jarrett, one of three senior advisers to the president and the assistant to the president for public engagement and intergovernmental affairs.

Ohio remains pivotal with Obama and Mitt Romney neck and neck, though many believe that Obama will pull off a win tomorrow night.

"He will win," said Abernathy of Obama.

Abernathy Sr died in 1990. His son believes that too often Blacks get 'Romnesia' and forget what other Blacks fought for, and died for, including the right vote.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 November 2012 16:34 Read more...

Obama Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett joins former Ohio First Lady Frances Strickland, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson in Cleveland, Ohio to push early voting, Jarrett calls Romney a liar, Jackson says Obama is an urban-centered education president

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By Kathy Wray Coleman, Publisher, Editor-n-Chief, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper

CLEVELAND,Ohio-Obama administration senior adviser Valerie Jarrett (pictured in blue), a high ranking Black United States official and one of three senior advisers that has President Barack Obama's ear, visited Cleveland to get out the vote for the Obama for America Campaign and joined Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson (pictured) and former Ohio First Lady Frances Strickland (pictured in Black) to thank volunteers Thursday afternoon at Obama's Euclid Ave. campaign  branch.

"It's a pleasure for me to be back in Cleveland and we are so proud of our grassroots organization," said Jarrett in thanking Obama for America Campaign volunteers. "You can trust President Obama."

Last Updated on Friday, 04 March 2016 18:11 Read more...

Cleveland Urban News.Com, Imperial Women endorse Obama, Sherrod Brown, Justice Brown, Fudge, Kaptur, Sutton, Wade, Ryan, Butler, Saffold, Floyd, Jackson, Passalacqua, Collier Williams, Sweeney, Van Dress, Reps Barnes, Patmon, Boyd, Williams, more

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From the Metro Desk of Cleveland Urban News.Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper

FEDERAL OFFICES:

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA- Barack Obama (D)

SENATE AND U.S. REPRESENTATIVES FROM OHIO

U.S. SENATE- Sherrod Brown (D-OH)

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE TO CONGRESS 9TH DISTRICT- Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)

 

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE TO CONGRESS 11TH DISTRICT- Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH)

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE TO CONGRESS 14TH DISTRICT- Dale Blanchard (D)

 

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE TO CONGRESS 16TH DISTRICT- Betty Sutton (D-OH)

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 November 2012 23:09 Read more...

Obama is an absolute miracle writes Cleveland Urban News.Com guest columnist Judith Pugsley, a White woman from Rocky River, Ohio who says that Obama is one of us, that he struggled like Blacks, women, the middle class, poor people

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From the Metro Desk of Cleveland Urban News.Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog (www.clevelandurbannews.com)

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio- Editorial by Guest Columnist Judith Pugsley, an Obama supporter from Rocky River, Ohio  (Editor's note: Judith Pugsley met the president at a gathering for his supporters and volunteers on a campaign visit to Shaker Hts High School in Shaker Hts, Oh,. a suburb of Cleveland. Pugsley is a guest columnist and a middle class White woman from Rocky River, Oh., also a suburb of the majority Black major metropolitan city of Cleveland. Reach Pugsley at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Click Here To Read Other Editorials By Judith Pugsley).

The presence of  Barack Obama in the White House is an absolute miracle. He is the only president that has truly extended his feelings of love and fellowship to ordinary grassroots folks. He is an approachable man. He wasn't wealthy, and he wasn't White.

He is a handsome, well-groomed, well-educated and well-spoken African-American man, and someone that I, nor many others, ever expected to be in the role of president of the United States of America. He had to struggle to resolve his anxiety over his racial heritage of growing up a bi-racial Black child in a White home. He struggled like most middle class people and his White divorced  mother at one time relied on food stamps to feed the family.

Last Updated on Sunday, 04 November 2012 23:58 Read more...

Fox 8 News Reporter Allison Brown covers Third Anniversary of The Imperial Avenue Murders Rally and Vigil with community activists, Black elected officials

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CLEVELAND, Ohio-Many community activists and Clevelanders rallied and prayed on Saturday, Oct 27 at the site of the since demolished home on Imperial Ave in Cleveland, Oh of Convicted Serial Killer Anthony Sowell (pictured) to remember the 11 Black women that he murdered and dismembered. Sowell was convicted last year of 82 of 83 counts, including multiple counts of aggravated murder of the Imperial women, and the rape of three other Black women at his then home on the city's predominantly Black east side of town. His convictions and death penalty sentence are currently on appeal before the Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals.

Rally speakers include State Sen. Nina Turner (D-25), state Reps John Barnes Jr. (D-12) and Bill Patmon (D-10), Cleveland Councilpersons, Kenneth Johnson, Mamie Mitchell and Zack Reed, Bishop Eugene Ward, Marcellette Love, Cleveland City Hall Representatives Deasia Danley and James Box, and Community Activists Judy Martin, Kathy Wray Coleman, Al Porter, Debbie Kline, Larry Bresler, Ernest Smith, Ernest Harris, Jean Whitte, Khalid Samad, Roz McAllister and  Leatrice Tolls.

Read the article on the rally below by Fox A News Reporter Allison Brown, and watch the affiliated Fox 8 news video.

By Allison Brown, Fox 8 Reporter Community Remembers Imperial Ave. Murder Victims Click here to go to Fox 8.com to read the story and to watch the video of the coverage by Brown

CLEVELAND — Many Clevelanders rallied and prayed at Anthony Sowell’s property Saturday afternoon, remembering his victims.  It is the grim, third anniversary of when bodies were beginning to be discovered inside of his home.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 November 2012 22:47 Read more...

Cleveland Cavaliers ride Kyrie Irving, Anderson Varejao to home opening win over Washington Wizards, 94-84, Cavaliers Coach Byron Scott says he is pleased with the win

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By Karl Kimbrough, Cleveland Urban News.Com Sports Writer

CLEVELAND,Ohio-The Washington Wizards strutted  into Cleveland Tuesday night looking to steal a win away from the Cleveland Cavaliers but came out a loser as Kyrie Irving and Anderson Varejao (both pictured, with Irving on the left) led the team to a 94 to 84 opening season victory over the Wizards.


Cavaliers Coach Byron Scott said that he was pleased with an opening home win in the city's Quicken Loans Arena.


“For a home opener-first game I thought our guys played pretty well," said Scott.

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 November 2012 05:17 Read more...

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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