Friday, November 21, 2014

Vigil for Tanisha Anderson, the unarmed Black woman killed by Cleveland police on November 12, is at 5 pm on Saturday, November 22, 2014, activists, family members, Cleveland NAACP members to attend

Tanisha Anderson

By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, 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 
Kathy Wray Coleman is  a community activist and 21- year investigative journalist who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper.  ( / (

CLEVELAND, Ohio-The family of Tanisha Anderson and community activists, Cleveland NAACP members, and others will hold a vigil on Saturday,  Nov. 22 at 5 pm at the family home on 1372 Ansel Road in Cleveland where the 37-year-old unarmed Black woman was killed by police . (For directions take Saint Clair Avenue from downtown Cleveland, turn right onto 40th Street, take the first left onto Superior Avenue/U.S.-6 East, and turn slight right onto Ansel Avenue just past East 92nd Street). CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE FAMILY WEBSITE TO DONATE FOR FUNERAL SERVICES OR OTHERWISE FOR TANISHA ANDERSON

For more information on the vigil call  Black on Black Crime at (216) 253-4070, the Imperial Women Coalition at (216)-659-0473, and Peace in the Hood at (216) 538-4043.

"We invite the community to the vigil and thank them and community activists for their support," said Joell Anderson, Tanisha Anderson's brother, who also told Cleveland Urban News.Com that he is limited to what he can say around the ordeal per the directive of the family attorney, David Malik.

An autopsy is pending.

According to the family, an ambulance was called to the family home on Nov.  13 because Anderson, who was not violent but has a history of mental health problems, was acting erratic. Instead, Cleveland police arrived and ultimately took her into custody, even though they had no warrant and no  court order. When she objected she was allegedly slammed to the sidewalk, handcuffed, and killed by police. Both her daughter, Mauvion Green, 16, who was her only child, and a brother, Joell Anderson, 40, witnessed the killing.( / (