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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  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).


(CLICK ON THE WORDS BELOW THE BELOW PICTURE TO WATCH THE VIDEO) Cleveland Channel 5 News television station coverage and video of May 6 Seymour Ave rally with speeches from Seymour survivor Michelle Knight (Lillian Lee), activist Kathy Wray Coleman, who organized and led the event, state Rep Nickie Antonio, Patrice Brown, and activists Judi Holowatyj and Genevieve Mitchell, activist women calling for more funding and changes locally, statewide and nationally as to violence against women and children. Coverage came also from the Plain Dealer and channels 3, 8, and 19.This news video also shows our salute to Michelle Knight, Gina DeJesus and Amanda Berry, all 3 of whom escaped the then Seymour Ave home of rapist Ariel Castro on May 6, 2013 after being held captive for a decade... By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor of www.clevelandurbannews.com and www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's Black digital news leaders
She was one of the statistics, held captive and tortured along with two other young women. On the fourth anniversary of their amazing rescue, Michelle Knight, one of the…
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KATHY WRAY COLEMAN LEADS RALLY: Cleveland 19 News coverage and video of the Seymour Avenue rally featuring our march where Seymour Ave survivor Michelle Knight (now Lillian Lee) came out in support. The segment highlights our concerns for the health of women and children if the Affordable Care Act is repealed by congress. Thanks to all who participated in an event also covered by the Plain Dealer Newspaper and Cleveland news channels 3,5, and 19, 8., You often do not need hundreds or thousands of people to draw attention to a worthy cause..... Thanks to the many groups represented including Women's March Ohio, Women's March Cleveland, Imperial Women Coalition, the Carl Stokes Brigade, United We Stand out of Media, Ohio, Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor, Pro Choice Naral Ohio, Refusefacism.org, Protecting Our Children's Safety Before and After School and Peace in the Hood with Khalid Samad. Kathy Wray Coleman, Imperial Women Coalition, Clevelandurbannews.com and KathyWrayColemanonlinenewsblog.com Tel: (216) 659-0473

How can the Cleveland Browns draft NFL football players for team success? Should more focus be given to players drafted in mid-rounds?

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By Karl Kimbrough, Guest Sports Columnist, Cleveland Urban News.Com www.clevelandurbannews.com0

CLEVELAND, Ohio-The NFL draft has become such a huge theatrical event that in most cities across the country, including Cleveland where the Cleveland Browns are center stage, football fans are glued to their television sets to see who gets the potential star players. But should more focus be given to mid-round draft players since a team can not function on first and second round draftees alone?

Fans are mainly interested in those players who are projected to be drafted in the first round.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 July 2012 08:03 Read more...

An interview with the Obama campaign's get out Ohio's Black vote director Ashley Allison, who tells what Obama has done for Blacks, women, says Romney is bad news for Blacks

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By Johnette Jernigan, Cleveland Urban News.Com Staff Reporter

CLEVELAND, Ohio-Cleveland Urban News.Com Reporter Johnette Jernigan  had the opportunity to speak one-on-one with Ashley Allison (pictured), a native of Youngstown, Oh., and now the 'Get Out The Vote’ African-American Vote director for Ohio for the Obama for America Campaign.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 July 2012 06:58 Read more...

President Obama visits Cleveland suburb of Parma Ohio, Cleveland's largest suburb and one with racial tensions involving Blacks, Ohio still pivotal, Parma called racist, but also breeds brilliant politicians like Cuyahoga County prosecutor Bill Mason

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From the Metro Desk of Cleveland Urban News.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online Newsblog.Com

CLEVELAND,Ohio-President Barack Obama (pictured) weathered scathing hot temperatures that hit 94 degrees to speak to a capacity crowd at the James Day Park in the Cleveland suburb of Parma Oh. on Thursday afternoon, and went to Sandusky, Oh., and then on to a campaign stop in Pittsburgh, PA.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 July 2012 19:19 Read more...

Accused killer of unarmed Black teen Trayvon Martin named George Zimmerman is out again on bond after being jailed for lying on a previous bond

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From the Metro Desk of Cleveland Urban News.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online Newsblog.Com

SANDFORD, Florida-Accused teen killer George Zimmerman (pictured), 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 released on a $1 million bond Friday after his arrest and jailing previously for lying to the presiding judge in the case.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 July 2012 06:59 Read more...

Gov. Kasich comes to Cleveland to sign Mayor Jackon's Cleveland schools education plan into law that takes away teacher seniority, hands money to charter schools, places Cleveland schools levy on November ballot, Kim Brown writes editorial against levy

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CLEVELAND,Ohio- Kimberly Brown (pictured), a former Cleveland mayoral candidate who also lost a bid for Cuyahoga County Council, writes the guest editorial below against a levy in November that woud support the financially strapped Cleveland Municipal School District.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 July 2012 07:43 Read more...

Republican Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice O'Connor denies affidavit of prejudice filed by Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason against chief Cuyahoga County Judge Nancy Fuerst, who won't speak out about Blacks getting harsher sentences than Whites

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By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor

CLEVELAND, Ohio-Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor (pictured second) has denied an affidavit of prejudice filed against chief Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Nancy Fuerst (pictured third) in May by county prosecutor Bill Mason (pictured first), who claimed in the affidavit  that Fuerst is biased against him and his entire staff of over 150 assistance county prosecutors and wanted her removed after she assigned former common pleas judge Robert Glickman as a special prosecutor to investigate a perjury allegation stemming from a since dismissed rape case and did not hold a hearing first.

Elected by her 33 judicial colleagues in the general division that hear felony cases, lawsuits seeking damages in excess of $15 thousand, and other legal matters, Fuerst is both the presiding and administrative judge of the court and by state law she hears affidavits of prejudice filed against municipal court judges in the Cuyahoga Count for potential removal of them from cases, though public records show that she denies nearly all of them, regardless of the merits.

O'Connor, on the other hand, hears affidavits of prejudice filed against common pleas judges statewide,and  also under state law,  to determine if removal from a case is warranted and she does practically the same thing, in addition to handpicking retired visiting judges with nothing to lose to send throughout the state to venues like the Berea Municipal Court to allegedly manipulate case outcomes in both civil and criminal cases.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 July 2012 07:57 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



By Cleveland Urban News. Com and the Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper and Newspaper Blog. Tel: 216-659-0473. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com. (www.clevelandurbannews.com) /(www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com). Call us or email us at advertising@clevelandurbannews.com for advertising and your Facebook or other video. Get noticed on the web. The www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com leads all Ohio reporters in readers in Goggle Plus. CLICK HERE TO GO TO KATHY WRAY COLEMAN AT GOOGLE PLUS WHERE SHE HAS SOME 2.5 MILLION INTERNET VIEWS alone.

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