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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 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: 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


By 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:
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). 
Event contact No. (216) 659-0473, the Imperial Women Coalition.... and KathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com, Ohio's Black digital news leaders. Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email:


By 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

Updated: Coalition of 50 plus grassroots, Civil Rights, college and faith based groups, elected officials, Cleveland NAACP officials to rally Fri. March 30, 4-6 pm, Public Square in Cleveland for Trayvon Martin, Wear hoodies, bring skittles

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CLEVELAND, Ohio-A coalition of over 50 greater Cleveland grassroots, Civil Rights, college, faith-based community organizations and Cleveland area elected officials dubbed "The Greater Cleveland Coalition Of 50 Plus Organizations For Justice For Trayvon Martin," will gather on Fri., March 30, 2012 with Cleveland NAACP officials from 4-6m pm at the Southwest Quadrant at Public Square in downtown Cleveland for a mass rally in support of Trayvon Martin. (Editor's note: Plans for a march to the Justice Center have changed and the march will be around Public Square).

Last Updated on Monday, 02 April 2012 09:32

U. S. Supreme Court hears arguments on Obama's heathcare law requiring most Americans to have health insurance by 2014, decision expected in June

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WASHINGTON, D.C.-President Obama's sweeping healthcare law that was adopted by Congress in 2010 before a divided America and requires among other mandates that most Americans hold heath insurance by 2014 or face a penalty is now before the conservative leaning U.S. Supreme Court with tense oral arguments from both sides ending on Wed.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 March 2012 11:26

West side activists want district policy for parental, teacher input on Cleveland schools education plans, no incinerators, want charges against Occupy Cleveland dropped, Councilman Cummins opposes incinerators, says Jackson want meet with City Council

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CLEVELAND, Ohio-West side activist groups of Cleveland during a poor people's conference on Sat. called for Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson (pictured) to direct his appointed city prosecutor to drop all criminal charges against Occupy Cleveland members, to back off of plans to build trash incinerators throughout the city to pollute it, and called for a Cleveland School Board of Education policy that mandates parents and teachers at the table in the hiring of the school district CEO and school principals and the crafting of far reaching education plans.

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 March 2012 20:07

150 people attend Trayvon Martin Rally led by Oppressed People's Nation with Imperial Women, Occupy Cleveland, Carl Stokes Brigade, Black on Black Crime, Black Panthers, other community groups, video clips taken

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EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio-About 150 people gathered for a "Trayvon Martin Skittles Rally" on Sat., March 24 at Black on Black Crime Headquarters in East Cleveland, Oh. led by Ernie Smith and Patricia Rowell of the Oppressed People's Nation in cooperation with a host of other Cleveland area activist groups such as the Imperial Women Coalition, the Cleveland Chapter of the New Black Panther Party, the Carl Stokes Brigade, the Cleveland African American Museum and Occupy Cleveland. (Editors note: Watch the videos below of the rally with speeches by Smith and other community activists such as Art McKoy and Imperial Women Leader Kathy Wray Coleman)

Media such as news channels 3 and 8 were there as well as a cadre of young people and some other seasoned community activists like Cleveland NAACP President Dr. Eugene Jordon, former Plain Dealer Reporter Richard Peery, Ada Averyhart, Laura Cowan, Susan Schnur, Genevieve Mitchell, Bill Swain, Priscilla Cooper, Valerie and Stewart Robinson, Leatrice Tolls, Denise Taylor, Brett Jackson, Marva and David Patterson, Frances Caldwell and Debi Brown.

Seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was gunned down in Sanford Fl. last month by a neighborhood watchman, whom police have not charged because he is White and Travon was Black, Civil Rights activists such as the Rev Al Sharpton, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and National NAACP President Ben Zealous have said.

The murder of the unarmed teen has increased racial tensions nationwide and sparked protests with calls for Zimmerman to be charged, arrested and forced to trial before a duly impaneled jury of his peers.

Video Clip below of March 25, 2012 "Trayvon Martin Skittles Rally" in East Cleveland led by Ernest Smith of the Oppressed People's Nation

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 March 2012 03:24

Nigger name calls, Journalist Kathy Wray Coleman defamed for asking County Prosecutor Bill Mason to fire employee Lily Miller for calling Blacks nigger, saying hang Blacks, for articles on judges, county prosecutor hopeful Tim McGinty, Mason's friend

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CLEVELAND, Ohio-A employee in the child support enforcement department for Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason (pictured) is under fire by community activists for calling Blacks "nigger," demanding that Black men be hanged, and promoting White supremacy with White masks that are considered offensive to Blacks.

And data show that Mason, a White man who resides in Parma, Oh., an overwhelmingly White Cleveland suburb where Blacks dare to go or be subjected to routine harassment by police and where a federal district court once found that the city had discriminated against Black firefighters and ordered a consent decree approved by the Cleveland NAACP, has ignored the racially hostile issue since it surfaced in Oct. of 2011 and was brought to his attention.

The commotion began when Lily Miller, a former deputy bailiff for Cleveland Municipal Housing Court Judge Ray Pianka and current county employee under Mason, put up a poll on the Internet social media web site of RealNeo.Us asking if it is okay for Whites to call Blacks nigger with an option of selecting that being called nigger "is legal," and another option of whether it is okay because being a "nigger is what it is."

Last Updated on Monday, 15 April 2013 21:19

Cleveland Chapters of NAACP, SCLC, National Action Network, BWPAC to rally for Trayvon Martin today, March 25, 6pm. Greater Abyssinia, mass rally with Imperial Women, Black on Black Crime, Carl Stokes Brigade, grassroots, 4 pm Fri March 30, Public Square

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CLEVELAND,Ohio-Leaders of the Cleveland NAACP, the Cleveland Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Black Women's Political Action Committee and the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network greater Cleveland Chapter will rally today (March 25) at 6 pm at Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church in Cleveland, 1161 E. 105th St, in support of murdered unarmed Florida teen Trayvon Martin (pictured).

And community groups will join Black on Black Crime, The Imperial Women Coalition, the Carl Stokes Brigade, Peace in the Hood, Occupy Cleveland, activist college groups and any other pro-Democratic organizations for a mass protest 4 pm March, 3o at the Southwest Quadrant at Public Square in Cleveland from 4-6 pm. (Editor's note: Plans for a march to the Justice Center have changed and the march will be around Public Square).

Last Updated on Friday, 30 March 2012 11:01


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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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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