Friday, July 19, 2013

Greater Cleveland community activists to rally with Rev Al Sharpton's NAN at Justice for Trayvon 100 Cities Vigil and Rally at noon on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the Carl B. Stokes U.S Courthouse, 806 West Superior Ave in downtown Cleveland

By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com, Ohio's No 1 and No 2 online Black newspapers ( and ( Kathy Wray Coleman is a former biology teacher and a 20-year investigative Black journalist who trained for some 15 years at the Call and Post Newspaper, a Black print weekly with distributions in Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio.  Reach Coleman by phone at 216-659-0473 and by email at

CLEVELAND, Ohio- Community activists of greater Cleveland will rally for justice for slain Black teen Trayvon Martin on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at a community vigil and rally at noon in front of the Carl B. Stokes U.S. Federal Courthouse in downtown Cleveland at 806 West Superior Ave as part of a 100 Cities national protest sponsored by the Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network (NAN) that he leads. (For more information contact Marcia McCoy at 216-374-0913). 

Sharpton called the day a day to rally and pray "for justice for Trayvon." His local chapters leadership team is supporting him across the country.

"We need all of the elected officials and community members that have not rallied for Trayvon Martin since the jury verdict to be there as well as all of those that have, including clergy, and community activists from across greater Cleveland," said Marcia McCoy, president of the Greater Cleveland Chapter of NAN. 

Martin,17, was shot to death in a Florida suburb last year by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, who stalked the unarmed teen, who was in the neighborhood visiting the home of his father's girlfriend. An all White and all female jury cleared Zimmerman of all charges last weekend, including second degree murder.

The jury verdict has sparked racial unrest nationwide coupled with calls by Sharpton and National NAACP President Ben Jealous for federal Civil Rights charges to be brought against Zimmerman, 29, and White .