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A message from Kathy Wray Coleman, the publisher and editor of Cleveland Urban News.Com


A journalist of 23 year who trained at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio from 1993-2010, and a former public school biology teacher, Coleman has experience as an investigative journalist. Her articles have exposed  racism against Black administrators, teachers and students in the Cleveland Municipal School District in the late 1990's, to housing  discrimination in Shaker Hts, and among a host of other matters of public concern, the malicious prosecutions of Blacks in the common pleas and  municipal courts of Cuyahoga County. She has written about the unconstitutionality of Ohio's school funding formula to the detriment of Blacks and poor children. And  she covered the 2008 Democratic primary and general presidential election for the Call and Post, including a one-one-one interview with now U.S. President Barack Obama.

Coleman also leads the Imperial Women, a greater Cleveland community activist group founded around the unprecedented murders of 11 Black women on Imperial Avenue on the city's majority Black east side by since convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell. The group's mission is to push for public policy changes around violence against women at the local, state and national levels and to advocate for women, Black women in particular, but across racial and ethic lines.

CLEVELAND, Ohio-Cleveland Urban News.Com is your urban news connection with national political news and news from the Cleveland, Ohio area from an urban perspective. It is owned and operated by Wray Media LLC and is dedicated to the disenfranchised, including Blacks, women, and the poor. Highlighted issues include articles on politics, judicial malfeasance, racism, sexism, education, and minority and grassroots empowerment.

We bring the news. We bring the truth.

Also read us at The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com ( and some 2,000 articles as we continue to build this necessary media venue and website and,

Stationed in Cleveland, Ohio USA, our website and blog are Ohio's Black digital news leaders with national political news and urban news from a Black perspective. Thanks for reading us.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 June 2020 02:51


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The annual11th Congressional District Caucus Parade is Monday, September 2

11th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, a Warrensville Heights Democrat who also chairs the Congressional Black Caucus of Blacks in Congress. waives to the crowd last year at the annual 11th Congressional District Caucus Parade.  This year's parade kicks off on Monday, September 2 on Cleveland's east side at 10:00 am from E. 149th Street and Kinsman Road and ends at Luke Easter Park where the picnic will begin. The event will be replete with political speeches and entertainment from various sources, including local musicians and bands. The well-attended caucus parade was initiated by Democrat Louis Stokes, the retired congressman before Fudge, and the tradition was furthered by the late Democratic Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Fudges' predecessor. Stokes was the first Black congressperson from Ohio and Tubbs Jones was the first Black congresswoman from Ohio