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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

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

Imperial Women, Black on Black Crime to support Oppressed People's Nation's "Trayvon Martin Skittles Rally" Sat , March 24, 3 pm in E Cleveland, McCall's Hotel parking lot, 14660 Euclid Ave

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EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio-Seasoned activist groups such as the Imperial Women, the Carl Stokes Brigade and Black on Black Crime will support the Oppressed People's Nation's "Trayvon Martin Skittles Rally," which is Sat. March 24 at 3 pm at Black on Black Headquarters in East Clevelandat McCall's Hotel, 14660 Euclid Ave.

Contact Oppressed People's Nation event spokesperson Judy Martin at 216-990-0679 for additional information.

Yesterday some 200 community activists, mainly college and high school students, rallied for Martin at Tower City in downtown Cleveland.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 March 2012 04:26

Cleveland activists to protest today, March 23, 4 pm at Tower City over Trayvon Martin murder that has ouraged Civil Rights leaders like the Rev Al Sharpton and the NAACP's Ben Jealous, a killing dubbed a modern day lynching of an unarmed Black teen

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CLEVELAND,Ohio-Community activist groups  and area high school and college students will gather on Fri., March 23, at 4 pm at Tower City in downtown Cleveland to rally and then march to the Cuyahoga County Justice Center, 1200 Ontario St, to express outrage over the handling of the the shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Black Florida teenager Trayvon Martin (pictured) by a White neighborhood watchmen in the gated community where his father lives.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 March 2012 23:02

President Obama talks energy at The Ohio State University in visit to battleground state of Ohio

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COLUMBUS-Oh-With gas prices soaring as a byproduct of a recession brought on by the Bush administration that has reached its peak during this last year of President Barack Obama's four-year term, the president visited the battleground state Ohio yesterday, speaking on energy and conservation to a capacity crowd at The Ohio State University in Columbus, the state's capital.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 March 2012 04:25

Whitney Houston's death ruled an accidental drowning, coroner says drugs found in body

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LOS ANGELES, California-Whitney Houston's death in the bathtub of her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel last month was the result of an accidental drowning, the Los Angeles coroner said yesterday, with the official cause of death "drowning and the effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use."

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 March 2012 03:23

Ohio Democratic legislators won't fully support Mayor Jackson's education plan, Activist parent hoping to be mayor says its illegal

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COLUMBUS-Ohio-State Sen. Nina Turner (D-25) and state Rep. Sandra Williams (D-11) stood with Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson (pictured) and a few of his Republican state legislative friends during a press conference yesterday at the Statehouse in Columbus on the mayor's controversial Cleveland schools education plan but would not pledge full support for it.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 March 2012 07:09


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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