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Imperial Women, Grassroots To Meet With Cleveland NAACP Around Imperial Ave. Murders, Black Issues, Activist Says Judge McGinty Is Harassing Her

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Attorney and Cleveland NAACP President George Forbes From the Metro Desk of the DeterminerWeekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com (www.determinerweekly.com and www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) Officers and executive committee members of the Cleveland branch NAACP have agreed to meet with members of the Imperial Women and leaders of a host of other grassroots factions for a discussion around the Imperial Avenue Murders and other matters impacting greater Cleveland's Black and other communities. Among members of the Imperial Women that will attend are family members of 11 Black women whose remains were uncovered a year ago on Imperial Avenue In Cleveland's impoverished Mt. Pleasant neighborhood. Contacts from the grassroots venues are Kathy Wray Coleman at 216-932-3114, Don Bryant at 440-623-0492, Judy Martin at 216-990-0679, Tina Bronaugh at 216-253-6484, Marva Patterson at 216-334-7013 and Ada Averyhart at 216-645-0804. "We are excited abo

Ohio Congresswoman Marcia Fudge Votes Against Tax Compromise, Says It Passed At The Expense Of The Nation's Seniors

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Ohio Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-11) From the Metro Desk of the DeterminerWeekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com (www.determinerweekly.com and www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) Ohio Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-11), who represents parts of the City of Cleveland and its eastern suburbs, issued the following press statement as to her vote against the tax compromise that passed the House of Representatives and had previously passed the Senate at the urging of President Barack Obama: WASHINGTON, DC-- Congresswoman Fudge voted against H.R. 4853, which costs over $800 billion, reduces funding for social security, and extends tax cuts for the wealthy. The measure, which the House passed by a vote of 277 to 148 late Thursday night, was passed by the Senate on Wednesday and now goes to President Obama for his signature into law. Congresswoman Fudge released the following statement after passage. The compromise does not reduce the national debt. It piles nearl

Gaul's Hearing On Motion For Joaquin Hicks For A New Trial In Robbery Of Cleveland Clinic Employees That Led To Murder Is Questioned Due To Appeal

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Joaquin Hicks Jeremy Pechanec Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Daniel Gaul Article by Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor of the DeterminerWeekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com (www.determinerweekly.com and www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Daniel Gaul, on probation for six months for unethical charges sanctioned by the Ohio Supreme Court in Oct. of this year, has set a hearing for Monday to decide if Joaquin Hicks, now serving 61 years to life in prison as the alleged ring leader that planned a robbery that led to the murder and attempted murder of two Cleveland Clinic employees in a plaza across from a Cleveland night club, should get a new trial. At trial earlier this year Hick's attorneys said he was not even at Scorcher's nightclub on 12th St. and Chester Ave that night and family members took the stand and testified that he was at an aunt's house on Cleveland's East Side with rela

Cleveland Call And Post Newspaper Attacks Judge Keough In Editorial Accusing Her Of Harassing Blacks And Exceeding Her Judicial Authority

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Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Kathleen Ann Keough Cleveland NAACP President and Call and Post Newspaper General Counsel George Forbes Cleveland Police Patrolman's Association President Steve Loomis Cleveland Ward 8 Councilman Jeff Johnson Cleveland Ward 2 Councilman Zack Reed By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor of the DeterminerWeekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com (www.determinerweekly.com and www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) The Call and Post Newspaper, the Black press that serves Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus, Oh., has attacked Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Kathleen Ann Keough in an editorial in this week's edition, which hit the stands Wed. At issue is Keough's slap in the face to the newspaper and the client of Cleveland NAACP President and Call and Post General Counsel George Forbes where the controversial judge ordered Jason Ruiz, 27, to apologize to Cleveland police officer Anthony Sauto, who is Whit

Gov. Strickland Names First Black Woman To Ohio Supreme Court In Choosing Former Running Mate Yvette McGee Brown

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Newly Appointed Ohio Supreme Court Justice Yvette McGee Brown By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor of the DeterminerWeekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com (www.determinerweekly.com and www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) Ohio Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland made history earlier this week in naming Yvette McGee Brown as the first African American woman to the Ohio Supreme Court. Brown, 50, was the governor's Lt. Gov. running mate in this year's failed election to Gov-Elect John Kasich. While some expected the governor to name Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray, who also lost along with the entire Democratic ticket for statewide offices, he selected McGee Brown of Columbus, Oh, a former Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge and founding president for the Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Children's Hospital. "I have no doubt that Yvette will provide a wise and compassionate voice for the most vulnerable to our highest court,&

Memorial For Henrietta King, Wife Of Boxing Promoter And Call & Post Publisher Don King, Is Sat. At 10 AM At Olivet Church In Cleveland

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International Boxing Promoter and Call and Post Newspaper Publisher Don King and his wife Henrietta King Renowned Boxing Promoter Don King From the Metro Desk of the Determiner Weekly. Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog(www.determinerweekly.com and www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) Memorial services for Henrietta King, 87, wife of international boxing promoter and Call and Post Newspaper Publisher Don King, are as follows: Services: Saturday, December 11 10 a.m. - Family Hour and Viewing 11 a.m. – Funeral Service Olivet Institutional Baptist Church 8712 Quincy Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44128 Arrangements by: E. F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home 25900 Emery Road Warrensville Heights, Ohio 44128 (216) 831-7906 Henrietta King died late Thursday after complications from cancer and other ailments, a family spokesperson told reporters. King, 79, was with his wife of more than 50 years at a hospice center in South Florida that she was moved to on Tuesda

Five Families Of Imperial Avenue Murder Victims Sue City of Cleveland, Others Relative To Sowell Capital Murder Case

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Serial killing suspect Anthony Sowell By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor of the DeterminerWeekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog (www.determinerweekly.com and www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) Changed from the stolen domain name of www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblogandmedianetwork.com that godaddy compromised in an attempt to silence free speech Lawsuits filed Wednesday in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas by the families of five of the 11 victims whose remains were uncovered last year at the home of serial killing suspect Anthony Sowell may bring to light the reason Sowell was released from custody in 2008 when an attempted rape complaint by Gladys Wade was deemed "not credible. She said that Sowell tried to rape her but she got away, and that Sowell was let go even though polioce said the walls of his home were lined with blood and it "smelled of death." "Its been an entire year and our legal system is still the same, ignoring citizen

Wife Of International Boxing Promoter And Call And Post Publisher Don King Dies at 87, The Rev. Al. Sharpton To Attend Funeral Near Cleveland

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International Boxing Promoter and Call and Post Newspaper Publisher Don King and his wife Henrietta From the Metro Desk of the Determiner Weekly. Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog(www.determinerwwekly.com and www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) The wife of internationally known boxing promoter Don King, also publisher of the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Oh., has died. Henrietta King, 87, died late Thursday after complications from cancer and other ailments, a family spokesperson told reporters. King, 79, was with his wife of more than 50 years at a hospice center in South Florida that she was moved to on Tuesday when she passed. In addition to King, Henrietta King is survived by their three children Eric 57, Carl 52, and Debbie, 47. "Our condolences to the King family," said Kathy Wray Coleman, editor of the DeterminerWeekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com. Coleman, who did freelance writing for the Call and Post for 14 y

Judge Keough's Order For Black Banker To Apologize To White Arresting Police Officer Has City Council And Police Fighting, NAACP, Blacks Angry

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Cleveland Police Patrolman's Association President Steve Loomis Cleveland Ward 8 Councilman Jeff Johnson Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Kathleen Ann Keough Attorney and Cleveland NAACP President George Forbes By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor of the DeterminerWeekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog and Media Network An order by Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Kathleen Ann Keough for an educated Black banker to apologize to a White Cleveland police officer as part of a plea deal or face trial in a criminal case that the Cleveland NAACP said has racial undertones has the leaders of the Civil Rights organization angry and some Black members of Cleveland City Council fighting with the city's police union. And Keough went further saying the claims of racism by the NAACP and Black leaders were bogus and indicative of routine race card tactics in Cleveland. "This city makes everything a racial incident," said

Judge Keough Sets Precedent For Black Banker To Apologize To Police In Reversing Plea Deal Of Warehouse District Prosecution Case NAACP Called Racist

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Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Kathleen Ann Keough Cleveland NAACP President and Call and Post Newspaper General Counsel George Forbes By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor of the Determiner Weekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com Bowing to pressure, Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Kathleen Ann Keough has reopened a closed plea deal and ordered a Black banker represented in the criminal proceedings before her by the law offices of Cleveland NAACP President George Forbes to apologize to the arresting police officer or face trial. (go to www.Cleveland.com. to read Plain Dealer Reporter Robert Smith's article on the matter and blog comments). Jason Ruiz, 27, must appear before Keough today to apologize to a White Cleveland police officer that he and his friends said mistreated him after they, unlike their White counterparts, where kicked out of a West Sixth St. bar at closing. Ruiz attorney Helen Forbes, a daughter of Cleveland NAACP President George Forbes, also ge

Editorial: Plain Dealer Columnist Regina Brett Picks On Black Male Leaders In Apology To White Officer She Blasted In Warehouse District Case

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Pulitizer Nominated Plain Dealer Columnist Regina Brett Cleveland Ward 2 Councilman Zack Reed Cleveland Ward 8 Councilman Jeff Johnson Cleveland Law Director Robert Triozzi Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Kathleen Ann Keough Attorney and Cleveland NAACP President George Forbes From the Metro Desk of the DeterminerWeekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com (An Editorial by Editor and Journalist Kathy Wray Coleman) Pulitzer nominated Plain Dealer Columnist Regina Brett, in her column dated Dec. 2 , apologizes to a White male Cleveland Police officer whom she chastised in a previous column following alleged claims by the Cleveland NAACP and a few Cleveland City councilmen that he is allegedly racist following an altercation with a group of educated Black men that were patronizing a bar in Cleveland's Warehouse District (Note: go to www.cleveland.com to read the column, and all deny that the office

Remembering The Late Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Ohio's First Black Congresswoman

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The late Stephanie Tubbs Jones, then Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Ohio Governor Ted Strickland during Clinton's unsuccessful campaign for the Democratic nomination for President in 2008 From the Metro Desk of The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com remembers the late Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Ohio's first Black Congresswoman who died in August of 2008 shortly before Barack Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for President of the United States of America. Below is the last major interview with Tubbs Jones by Journalist Kathy Wray Coleman that was featured in the Cleveland Call and Post Newspaper, Ohio's Black Press. "I remember calling the Congresswoman right after then Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton lost the Democratic nomination for President of the United States of America," said Coleman. "And at that time tensions were still u

Pigford Bill Supported By Rep. Marcia Fudge That Would Help Implement Settlement For Black Farmers For Discrimination Passes House

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Ohio Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-11) WASHINGTON, DC –Today, Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (DOH-11) delivered statements on the House floor in support of HR 4783, which the House passed. The proposed legislation, dubbed "the Pigford Bill," would help implement a $1.15 billion settlement with black farmers who were victims of discrimination by US Department of Agriculture officials, in a case known as Pigford II. It also addresses a $3.4 billion settlement of another case, Cobell vs. Salazar, with American Indians who alleged mismanagement of trust accounts against the U S Department of Interior. Since it previously passed the Senate, and cleared the House today, the bill now heads to President Obama for his signature to make it law, which is likely since his administration had pushed for the legislation Eleven years ago tens of thousands of black farmers settled a landmark court case, which addressed years and years of discrimination by the Department of Agriculture. "

11 Below Videos Of The Oct. 29. 2010 1 Yr Anniversary Rally And Candelight Vigil Of Imperial Avenue Murders Led By The Imperial Women And Others

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From the Metro Desk of theDeterminerWeekly.Com and theKathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com Attention to all readers: The new URL to put in the address bar to find the blog online is theKathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com, a change from the stolen domain name of the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog and Media Network.Com. Thank you for your patience. Event- The One Year Anniversary Rally And Candlelight Vigil As To The Imperial Avenue Murders:The below 11 videos were produced and posted by Patricia Rowell and Ernest Smith of the Oppressed People's Nation. The videos, which are not inclusive of the entire event, represent rally and vigil participants of grassroots activists, political officials, other community members, and family members of the 11 Black women whose remains were found a year ago on Oct. 29, 2009 at the home of suspected serial killer Anthony Sowell, who is awaiting trial on numerous charges including kidnapping, rape and aggravated murder.(Use the search box

Bill Of Rights Defense Committee Organizer To Meet With Cleveland Activists December 4 Around Imperial Ave Murders And Harassment By Police And Courts

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National Bill of Rights Defense Committee Field Organizer George Friday Attention to all readers: The new URL to put in the address bar to find the blog online is theKathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com, a change from the stolen domain name of the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog and Media Network.Com. Thank you for your patience. From the Metro Desk of theDeterminerWeekly.Com and theKathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com TO ALL MEDIA, GRASSROOTS FACTIONS, COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND OTHERS: CONTACTS ARE KATHY WRAY COLEMAN AT 216-932-3114, DON BRYANT AT 440-623-0492, TINA BRONAUGH AT 216-253-6484, MARVA PATTERSON AT 216-334-7013 AND GEORGE FRIDAY AT 862-668-8172--Press Conference at 4 pm and meeting from -4:30 to 6 pm Saturday, December 4, 2010 at the meeting room at the McDonald's Restaurant at E. 152nd and St. Clair Ave in Cleveland in the Collinwood area (15110 St. Clair Ave) with National Field Organizer George Friday of the BILL of RIGHTS Defense Committee---Read below, p

Home of Black Journalist Kathy Wray Coleman Buglarized 3 Times As Thieves Seek Criminal Trial Transcipt Of Judge Keough Corruption

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Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Kathleen Ann Keough Attention to all readers: The new URL to put in the address bar to find the blog online is theKathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com, a change from the stolen domain name of the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog and Media Network.Com. Thank you for your patience. From the Metro Desk of theDeterminerWeekly.Com and theKathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com The home of Cleveland area journalist Kathy Wray Coleman was burglarized three times while she was in her hometown of Louisville , Ky. visiting family and friends and staying put after a Cleveland Black leader called her father to say that she was in harms way, the community activist said. Coleman, a 16 year journalist whose articles appeared in the Cleveland Call and Post Newspaper and elsewhere from 1993 to 2010, and who not edits the KathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com and theDeterminerWeekly.Com, said burglars, that left a note, sought to intimidate her and were looking for a crimi

Bill Of Rights Defense Committee Field Organizer Meets With Grassroots Around Imperial Avenue Murders And Complaints Against Police And Courts

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National Bill of Rights Defense Committee Field Organizer George Friday From the Metro Desk of the DeterminerWeekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog A national field organizer sent in by the Bill of Rights Defense Committee met with leaders and members of the Imperial Women, Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor, the Carl Stokes Brigade, the Oppressed People's Nation and a host of other organizations on Saturday around the Imperial Avenue Murders and other concerns impacting the Black community. About 40 people representing community grassroots factions, including the People's Forum, Black on Black Crime, Cleveland FIST, Worker's World and the Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network, listened attentively as George Friday, a nationally renowned field organizer, told the group of community activists that empowerment is key to community organizing and that the strength in fighting community issues must come from the local level. "You have the power,&qu

Black Cleveland Schools Student Maliciously Prosecuted For Protesting Teacher Layoffs Rejects Judge Keough's Probation In Lieu Of Trial Offer

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Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Kathleen Ann Keough Tina Bronaugh (lt.) and her daughter, Destini Bronaugh From the Metro Desk of theDeterminerWeekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog and Media Network Former Collinwood High School student Destini Bronaugh, who graduated this summer and is awaiting trial before Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Kathleen Ann Keough on misdemeanor charges or resisting arrest and obstruction of official business, rejected the judge's offer of probation in lieu of trial offer at a pretrial yesterday. Had Bronaugh agreed to the plea deal and sucessfully completed the proposed selective intervention program all charges would have subsequently been dropped, though any such agreement is in essence an admission of wrongdoing, comnnunity activists that attended the pretrial said. The celebrated case stems from an arrest at the school on May 13 in what community activists say is retaliation for Bronaugh's