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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 3.5 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).

By Clevelandurbannews.com: Below is a photo of 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: https://www.facebook.com/Cleveland19News/videos/10155145201979443/ Cleveland Plain Dealer Newspaper photo at www.cleveland.com.....The 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 www.clevelandurbannews.com and www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's Black digital news leaders....Thank you Cleveland 19 Action News for the live coverage

 

By www.clevelandurbannews.com: 4TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE EAST 93RD STREET SERIAL MURDERS WITH NEW VICTIM ALIANNA DEFREEZE. THE VICTIMS ARE : Location is at the intersection of East 93RD STREET AND BESSEMER AVE. IN ADDITION TO DEFREEZE THE MURDER VICTIMS ARE JASMINE TROTTER, 20, ASHLEY LESZYESKI, 21, CHRISTINE MALONE 45, AND JAMEELA HASAN, 37. Host groups are the Imperial Women Coalition, Black on Black Crime Inc, the Carl Stokes Brigade, Rebuilding Our Village and Protecting Our Children, and Peace in the Hood. Contact No. Kathy at (216) 659-0463. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com
Keynote speakers: Angelique Malone, daughter of murder victim Christine Angelique Malone, the mother of Alianna DeFreeze, and Cleveland Ward 10 Councilman Jeff Johnson, women's rights advocate and mayoral candidate, Activists, Black elected officials and others will also speak because we want the at-large killer caught.
Location: (From downtown Cleveland at 55th Street take Kinsman Avenue to East 93rd Street, make a right and go about a mile and a half to Bessemer Avenue). 
STOP THE VIOLENCE. SAVE OUR WOMEN AND CHILDREN
Event contact No. (216) 659-0473, the Imperial Women Coalition....
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By Clevelandurbannews.com: International Women's Day Cleveland rally and march draw nearly 400 people and are both led by Kathy Wray Coleman (pictured) of the Imperial Women Coalition, an activist, journalist and the key organizer of the event, and with some 15 speakers, including keynote speaker Genevieve Mitchell, who saluted legendary Black women, and Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed

13 11th Congressional District delegates for Obama are majority female, all Black, include State Sen. Turner, State Rep. Barnes., Cleveland City Council, Cuyahoga County Council members, Meredith Turner, Obama visits Cleveland, Mayor Jackson greets him

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(Editor's note: Read in the below article the names of the 13 Obama delegates to the Democratic National Convention from Ohio's 11th Congressional District, an article also with comments from President Barack Obama,  Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson Press Secretary Andrea Taylor, State Sen. Nina Turner, State Rep. John Barnes Jr., Cuyahoga County Councilman Julian Rogers, Cuyahoga County Democratic Party Vice Chairperson Blaine Griffin, Community Organizer Larry Bresler, and Meredith Turner, a regional representative from the office of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown).

CLEVELAND, Ohio-The 13 delegates for Obama to this year's Democratic National Convention from Ohio's predominantly Black 11th Congressional District, which is led by Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (D-11), are majority female and all Black, and they will add more color and diversity to Ohio's majority White and largely male convention delegation of its now 18 congressional districts. And the president was in town on Wed., landing  by plane in Cleveland at its international airport to holler at Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and other supporters before heading to an afternoon speech at Lorain County Community College.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 April 2012 16:58 Read more...

U.S. Rep. Fudge, Cleveland NAACP demand FBI, U.S. Justice Department investigation of Trayvon Martin case at rally at 2nd New Hope Church that drew 500 people with keynote speakers State Sen Turner , State Rep Patmon, and Vision of Angels, grassroots

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CLEVELAND, Ohio- U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge and the Cleveland Chapter of the NAACP announced a call for the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the Sandford, FL. police department and its chief of police surrounding the murder of slain teenager Travon Martin and the failure of law enforcement authorities to initially charge volunteer neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman at a rally and remembrance program for Martin held Sun afternoon at Second New Hope Baptist Church in Cleveland that drew over 500 people.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 April 2012 02:21 Read more...

Press release: Program for Trayvon Martin Rally, Sun., April 15, 3-6pm, 2nd New Hope Baptist Church, 2917 E. 116th St at Buckeye Ave.,Cleveland, keynote speakers are State Sen Turner, Cleveland New Black Panther Party's Qahhar , State Rep. Patmon

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CLEVELAND,Ohio-"JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON MARTIN WEAR YOUR HOODIES RALLY" HOSTED BY THE VISION OF ANGELS DANCE TROOP AND OTHER YOUTH GROUPS IN COOPERATION WITH CLEVELAND AREA CLERGY, ELECTED OFFICIALS, GRASSROOTS FACTIONS, CLEVELAND NAACP, SCLC AND UNITED PASTOR'S IN MISSION AFFILIATES, THE IMPERIAL WOMEN COALITION, THE OFFICE OF CONGRESSWOMAN MARCIA L. FUDGE,  BLACK ON BLACK CRIME  INC., THE OPPRESSED PEOPLE'S NATION, THE CARL STOKES BRIGADE, CLEVELAND JOBS WITH JUSTICE, OCCUPY CLEVELAND, GODDESSES BLESSING GODDESSES, SURVIVORS/VICTIMS OF TRAGEDY, THE FAMILY CONNECTION,  STOP TARGETING OHIO'S POOR, 100 BLACK MEN, THE EAST CLEVELAND COALITION,  THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD AND OTHER COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS WITH PERFORMANCES BY THE VISION OF ANGELS AND OTHER YOUTH GROUPS AND KEYNOTE SPEAKERS THE HONORABLE STATE SENATOR NINA TURNER (D-25) AND CLEVELAND CHAPTER OF THE NEW BLACK PANTHER PARTY LEADER ABDUL QAHHAR , SPEECHES ALSO BY OHIO STATE REPRESENTATIVES BILL PATMON As A KEYNOTE SPEAKER, CLEVELAND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS, OTHER GRASSROOTS LEADERS

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 April 2012 23:44 Read more...

U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge's Washington D.C. press secretary leaves post to serve as the Obama campaign's regional press secretary in Ohio

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WASHINGTON, D.C.-The Washington, D.C. press secretary for U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH), a Warrensville Hts Democrat whose 11th Congressional District includes Cleveland's predominantly Black east side and Black pockets of Akron, a city some 35 miles south of Cleveland, has left her post to serve as an Ohio regional campaign press spokesperson for Obama for America, President Barack Obama's reelection campaign venue.

Laura Allen (pictured) told Cleveland Urban News.Com in a telephone interview yesterday from Washington, D.C. that she will begin working for the Obama campaign beginning next week and that Fudge has not found a replacement for her yet, and she said that she does not know what regional post she will be assigned to but that she has, in fact, joined the Obama 2012 campaign.

"I start next week," said Allen, who said also that she would be relocating to Columbus, Oh. this weekend.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 April 2012 12:04 Read more...

Zimmerman charged with Trayvon's murder, mass rally in Cleveland with Vision of Angels, NAACP, SCLC, United Pastor's in Mission, grassroots, elected officials is Sun, April 15, 3:00 pm, 2nd New Hope Church, State Sen. Turner to read Senate resolution

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CLEVELAND, Ohio-In the wake of the announcement yesterday by a special prosecutor that volunteer neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman will be charged with second degree murder in the killing of unarmed seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin (pictured) the Vision of Angels Youth Dance Troop, the Imperial Women Coalition, community activists, the Imperial Women Coalition, clergy, youth, elected officials, the United Pastor's in Mission and Cleveland NAACP and SCLC  officials will go forward with a mass rally for Martin scheduled for Sun. April 15 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at Second New Hope Baptist Church in Cleveland, 2917 E. 116th St at Buckeye Ave . (Editor's note: View a complete list of rally speakers and participating organizations toward the middle of this article)

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 April 2012 05:26 Read more...

Mass rally for Trayvon Martin is April 15, 2nd New Hope Baptist Church in Cleveland, 3:00 pm, led by blind man Sears Mitchell, with youth, elected officials, grassroots, Cleveland NAACP, SCLC, Imperial Women Coalition, Vision of Angels dancers, pastors

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CLEVELAND, Ohio-A mass rally for justice for seventeen-year old Trayvon Martin will be held on Sun., April 15 from 3:00 to 6 pm at The Second New Hope Baptist Church, 2917 E. 116th St. at Buckeye Ave. in Cleveland., Oh.,  telephone number 216- 229-2022.

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 April 2012 00:22 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