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Press Release To All Media As To Sunday Meeting Of Imperial Women Around Imperial Ave. Murders

Posted Sunday, November 29, 2009 (National and Cleveland, Ohio Aea News) From the Metro Desk of The Determiner Weekly and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog and Media Network The Imperial Women met Sunday, Nov. 29 and voted unanimously to present its demands at the press conference set for Monday Nov. 30. 2009 on the steps of Cleveland City Hall between 7:20 pm - 7:30 p.m. All 13 women at the meeting voted following a request by activist Donna Brown for a representative at the meeting to speak at Monday's press conference. The Imperial Women (more that 13) will sit in solidarity at the silent protest at Cleveland City Council meeting prior to the press conference and will present to the media and also in writing our demands which we voted on in a unanimous fashion at the meeting today that include the following: 1) The firings by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson of Chief of Police Michael Mcgrath, Law Director Robert Triozzi, Safety Director Martin Flask and Chief Prosecutor

Activist Donna Brown Says She Supports Demand By Imperial Women For Cleveland Mayor To Fire Police Chief, Law Director, Chief Prosecutor, Etc.

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Posted Friday, November 27, 2009 (National and Cleveland, Ohio Area News) From the Metro Desk of The Determiner Weekly and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog and Media Network Community Activist Donna Brown, who will lead a march on city hall around the Imperial Ave murders on Monday, Nov, 30, says she wholeheartedly supports a demand by The Imperial Women and other grassroots organizations for Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson to fire Chief of Police Michael McGrath, Law Director Robert Triozzi, Safety Director Martin Flask and Chief Prosecutor Victor Perez. "I am behind the Imperial Women in this," said Brown, a frequent critic of the mayor. The newly formed Imperial W omen's group, along with Peace in the Hood, The People's Forum, The Cleveland Chapter of The New Black Panther Party, The Carl Stokes Brigade, The Lucasville Uprising Freedom Network, and The Divine Victory MGO, rallied on Imperial Ave. Tuesday night in Cleveland, Oh. in front of the home of all

Imperial Women, Peace in the Hood, The New Black Panther Party And Others Call For Mayor To Fire Police Chief, Law Director And Chief Prosecutor

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Cleveland, Ohio Mayor Frank G. Jackson Protesters Rally With The Imperial Women Seeking The Firings Of Cleveland Chief Of Police Michael Mcgrath, Chief Prosecutor Victor Perez And Law Director Robert Triozzi Around The Imperial Ave. Murders Posted Thursday, November 26, 2009 (National and Cleveland, Ohio Area News) By Kathy Wray Coleman (Editor of The Determiner Weekly.Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog and Media Network) The newly formed Imperial Women's group, along with Peace in the Hood, The People's Forum, The Cleveland Chapter of The New Black Panther Party, The Carl Stokes Brigade, The Lucasville Uprising Freedom Network, and The Divine Victory MGO, rallied on Imperial Ave. Tuesday night in Cleveland, Oh. And did they rally. Flanked by media such as Cleveland news channels 3, 8 and 5, the groups called for Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson to fire Cleveland Chief Prosecutor Victor Perez, Law Director Robert Triozzi, and Chief of Police Michael Mcgrath, w

Sharpton to Visit Cleveland Around Allegations Of Police Negligence Of Imperial Ave. Murders, Rep To Join Protest at 6pm Nov. 24 On Imperial Ave.

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The Rev. Al Sharpton Posted Monday, November 23, 2009 (National and Cleveland, Ohio Area News) By Kathy Wray Coleman (Editor of The Determiner Weekly.Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog and Media Network) The Rev. Al Sharpton, leader of the grassroots Civil Rights organization The National Action Network, announced publicly today that he is coming to Cleveland, Oh. relative to claims of police negligence around the murders of 11 Black women on Imperial Avenue in the predominantly Black major metropolitan city, allegedly at the hands of Anthony Sowell, 50, a convicted sex offender. “Yeah, I'm coming to Cleveland,” said Sharpton from Atlanta Ga., where he led a national protest on urban violence with the support of NAN officials, who led similar protests around the country, including Richard D. Jones, the local representative for Cleveland. “I am ready to come to hear more about what this man was able to get away with police. Again, this is the devaluing of lives.” S

Imperial Ave Rally With Cleveland Domestic Violence Representatives Set For Tue, Nov. 24 At 6PM

The women's group that met with Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's representative (Community Relations Director Blaine Griffin) last week to present demands to Jackson and Cleveland City Council around the Imperial Ave. Murders and other grassroots organizations will rally on Imperial Ave. on Tue., Nov. 24 at 6 pm to demand respect for women and rape victims and to call for an investigation of Cleveland police and city prosecutors around the murders. Affiliates of the Cleveland Domestic Violence Center will be there too. Contact person is Sharon Danann at 216-571-2518.

Grassroots Organizations Stand For Black Women Murdered On Imperial Avenue

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Activists Gather On Imperial Avenue In Cleveland By Don Bryant, Contributing Writer (National and Cleveland, Ohio Area News) On Monday, Nov. 16 "Stand For 11 Black Women Vigil and Forum" brought a diverse group of people to the Imperial Ave. site where 11 Black women where murdered, allegedly at the hands of Anthony Sowell, who is now in police custody. Many of Cleveland's local social justice organizations and agencies were represented at the event including The Mount Pleasant Task Force, The Domestic Violence Center of Cleveland, Black on Black Crime, People's Fight Back Center, and Inter-Religious Task Force on Central America. Additional groups were Women Speak Out For Peace and Justice, The Revolution Books, The Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network, The Middle East Peace Forum, and The People's Forum. People from all over world have paid tribute to the 11 African-American women found dead. Many from around the country have visited the Imperial Aven

Protest Around Imperial Avenue Murders Prompts Mayoral Attention, Women's Groups

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Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson Posted Thursday, November 12, 2009 (National and Cleveland, Ohio Area News) By Kathy Wray Coleman (Editor of The Determiner Weekly and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog and Media Network) The group of protesters that rallied on the steps of the Cuyahoga County Justice Center on Tuesday with demands to Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Cleveland City Council around the Imperial Avenue Murders of 11 Black women, allegedly at the hands of rapist Anthony Sowell, did not go unnoticed. Television media from all of the Cleveland area's prominent news stations rallied to the group asking questions as to an agenda that they outlined in a letter to the mayor and City Council hours before the protest. “While there have been a number of vigils around the Imperial Avenue killings that we certainly support, we must look beyond the cosmetic dialogue and address the need for substantive change in public policy around the missing persons issue

Protestors Demand Action By Mayor And City Council Around Imperial Avenue Murders

Posted Tuesday, November 10, 2009 (National and Cleveland, Ohio Area News) MEMBERS AND/OR ORGANIZATIONS OF THE CARL STOKES BRIGADE, THE CLEVELAND CHAPTER OF THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY, BLACK ON BLACK CRIME INC., THE PEOPLE'S FORUM, THE OPPRESSED PEOPLE'S NATION, THE GREATER CLEVELAND IMMIGRANT SUPPORT NETWORK The DIVINE VICTORY MGO November 10, 2009 Cleveland City Hall 601 Lakeside Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44115 Re: Demands To Be Presented At Rally Of Today Relative To Black and Other Women Subject To Undue Violence And Other Mistreatment Including The Black Women Murdered On Imperial Avenue,Still Missing Women, And The Malicious Prosecution Of Black Journalist Kathy Wray Coleman Dear Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Cleveland City Council Members: This is an open letter that includes demands from the aforementioned to you as leaders in the midst of a community crisis where 11 Black women were viciously murdered, some strangled unmercifully, in and aroun

Historic Health Care Reform Bill That Benefits Black Community Passes The House Via The Leadership Of America's First Black President

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U.S. President Barack Obama U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-8) Posted Sunday, November 8, 2009 (National News) By Kathy Wray Coleman (Editor of The Determiner Weekly and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog and Media Network) The first Black president of the United States of America made history late last night as the House adopted his health care reform initiative, passing the bill by a narrow margin with only one Republican supporting it and 39 Democrats voting in opposition. “The yeas are 220 and the nays are 215,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-8), a California Democrat and the first woman to lead the House. President Barack Obama, elected last year as the first African- American to lead the country, made a last minute pitch to Congress in support of the measure. “I urge members of Congress to answer the call of history and vote yes to health issue reform,” he said. Health care reform has been Obama's baby and he made that clear

President Obama's Leadership Brings Jobs, Assistance To Country, Ohio And Black Community, And A 3.5 Percent Increase In The Ecconomy

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U.S. President Barack Obama U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Posted Thursday, November 5, 2009 (National News) By Kathy Wray Coleman (Editor of The Determiner Weekly and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog and Media Network) President Barack Obama has announced progress in the national economy and job growth that signals a reprieve from the shortfall left by the Bush administration including 650,000 jobs, 350,000 of which are in the educational arena, according Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and White House Senior Economic Advisor Jarad Bernstein. And Ohioans and the Black community can expect to benefit from those jobs and other assistance that will come as a by product of the American Recovery and Investment Act Bernstein told The Determiner Weekly in a recent interview. “The Black community will benefit due to nutritional assistance and subsidies for health care for job coverage,” said Berstein in response to a question from The Determiner Weekly as

County Reform Ballot Issue 6 Passes, Issue 5 Fails, And Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson Wins A Second Term

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Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson Posted Tuesday, November 3, 2009 (National and Cleveland, Ohio Area News) By Kathy Wray Coleman Editor of The Determiner Weekly and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog and Media Network Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason flexed his muscle election night Tuesday as the county reform measure dubbed Issue 6 that he pushed to the distraction of Black leaders and Cleveland, Ohio's Black press sailed to victory in a landslide fashion. So did Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, who trounced former Cleveland City Council member Bill Patmon to win a second term as mayor of the predominantly Black city with 78 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. The state wide initiative that would bring casino gambling to horse racing facilities to major Ohio cities, including Cleveland, passed by a narrow margin. Jackson said that in his next four years as ma