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Judge Kathleen Ann Keough Denied Party's Endorsement For The Appellate Court Following Her Harassment Of Black Journalist Seeking NAACP's Help

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Cleveland NAACP President And Call and Post General Counsel George Forbes Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Kathleen Ann Keough Journalist and Editor Kathy Wray Coleman Posted Sunday, January 24, 2010 (National and Cleveland,Ohio Area News) From the Metro Desk of The Determiner Weekly.Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog and Media Network. The Executive Committee of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party at its meeting on Saturday did not endorse Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Kathleen Ann Keough for the seat on the Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals up for grabs because of the end-of-the-year retirement of esteemed Judge Christine McMonagle. McMonagle is said to be retiring along with her husband, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Timothy McMonagle, to take advantage of the other good things in life. Keough's candidacy has been targeted by the Imperial Women and members of other grassroots factions for her alleged harassment of the group's co-founding member

A Letter To The Community As To Alleged Threats Against Journalist And Editor Kathy Wray Coleman From Judge Kathleen Ann Keough

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Journalist and Editor Kathy Wray Coleman Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Kathleen Ann Keough (Cleveland, Ohio Area News) From the Desk of The Determiner Weekly.Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog and Media Network Dear Community, My attorney in the malicious prosecution case before runaway Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Kathleen Ann Keough noted today of her retaliation following the December 19, 2009 protest by the Imperial Women at the home of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson as to malfeasance around the murders of 11 Black women on Imperial Avenue and articles by me in Cleveland's Call and Post Newspaper. According to attorney Wayne Kerek Keough had set up a hearing for Feb. 2, 2010 to lift the illegal warrant issued as to the illegal jury verdict of resisting arrest that she orchestrated even though sole White male arresting Peace Officer Gerald Pace did not accuse me of it, or testify at trial or otherwise. Kerek said the bailiff told him that the warrant lift

Imperial Women, Grassroots Urge Cuyahoga County Democratic Party To Reject Candidacy Of Judge Kathleen Ann Keough To Appellate Court

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Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Kathleen Ann Keough Posted Wednesday, January 20, 2010 (National and Cleveland, Ohio Area News) From the Metro Desk of The Determiner Weekly.Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog and Media Network TO ALL MEDIA----PRESS RELEASE---FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Contact persons are Sharon Danann at 1-216-571-2518 and Kathy Wray Coleman at 1-216-932-3114---Another press release will come by Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 as to what action will be taken at the Democratic Party Meeting of Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, such as a protest) The Imperial Women, Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor, the People's Forum and other grassroots organizations protested against Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Kathleen Ann Keough on the steps of the Justice Center last year calling for her to cease her harassment of journalist and activist Kathy Wray Coleman. With a quorum the Imperial Women on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010 voted against the candidacy of Judge Keough for the Ohio Eighth Dis

Press Release From White House Secretary Robert Gibbs On Date Of President Obama's State Of The Union Address

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United States President Barack Obama (National News) The below press release from the White House comes to you from The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog and Media Network (http://www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblogandmedianetwork.com/) and The Determiner Weekly.Com (http://determinerweekly.com/) , which is on the Obama press list so that we can bring breaking news directly from the White House to the Black community and elsewhere--- Kathy Wray Coleman, Journalist, investigative reporter and Editor--- THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 18, 2010 Statement from the Press Secretary on the State of the Union address The President will deliver the 2010 State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 at 9:00PM EST. The address will be broadcast live on national television and will be streamed live on www.WhiteHouse.gov.

Commentary On Cleveland NAACP's Support Of Cleveland's Public Schools Reform Plan To The Detriment Of Black Children And Black Administrators

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Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Kathleen Ann Keough Cleveland NAACP President George Forbes Cleveland, Ohio Mayor Frank G. Jackson Cleveland Public Schools CEO Dr. Eugene Sanders Posted Friday, January 15, 2010 (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 Cleveland Chapter of the NAACP has endorsed the Cleveland schools reform plan that targets 16 schools on Cleveland's predominantly Black East side of town for closings in June while only two schools are slated to close on the majority White West side of the largely Black major metropolitan city. According to an article published today, NAACP president George Forbes told the Plain Dealer, Ohio's largest newspaper, that the Civil Rights organization that he leads endorses the sweeping transformation plan unleashed last month by Cleveland schools CEO Dr. Eugene Sanders because state education officials have placed th

Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, U.S. Rep Marcia Fudge and State Senator Nina Turner Stomp For The Dems At A Rally In Shaker Heights

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Ohio Governor Ted Strickland U.S. President Barack Obama Cuyahoga County Republican Party Chairperson Rob Frost Ohio Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Oh) Ohio State Senator Nina Turner (D-25) Posted Wednesday, January 13, 2010 (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 Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland spoke at a rally in Shaker Heights, Oh. on Monday that drew a packed house of some 300 people to the Shaker Square health care initiative campaign headquarters of President Barack Obama. Other ranking Democrats in attendance were Lt. Governor Lee Fisher, U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-11) and State Sen. Nina Turner (D-25). “He is a man who will partner with our president and a man who stands with him [Obama] in support of our constituents,” said Turner in introducing the governor. Strickland told the crowd of supporters that Obama'

Commentary On Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's Apology For Calling President Obama A Light-Skinned African-American Who Lacked A Negro Dialect

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U.S. Senator Harry Reid Of Nevada Posted Sunday, January 10, 2010 (National News) Commentary By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor of The Determiner Weekly.Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog and Media Network Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada just apologized relative comments he made in somebody else's book where he relegates President Barack Obama to a “ light skinned African-American who lacked a 'Negro' dialect.” Did he really say “Negro” in the 21st century?” Sophisticated politicians, whether Black, White or other, do not use the word “Negro” for purposes of public consumption. As a child of the 70s my mother often geared my three siblings and me to use the word Black rather than "Negro." Simply put, the word "Negro" is too similar to the word nigger, anyway you cut it. As kids of Civil Rights advocates and educators we knew what it meant for our mother, and father too, for that matter, to stir us away from the word &qu

Jazz Pianist, Teacher, And Activist Consuela Lee Dies

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Consuela Lee By Monica Moorehead (Contributing Writer) Published Jan 10, 2010 (National News) Consuela Lee, an African-American jazz pianist, composer, arranger and music educator, passed away Dec. 26 in Atlanta, Ga. She was 83 years old. Lee had dedicated her life to helping to preserve the integrity of African-American culture, which she consistently traced to the resistance to slavery, for future generations. She was the founder of Springtree/Snow Hill Institute for the Performing Arts in Snow Hill, Ala., and its artistic director for almost 25 years. Snow Hill Normal and Industrial Institute was originally founded in 1893 by William James Edwards, Lee’s grandfather, to provide an education in vocational trades to impoverished rural Black people, 30 years after the legal end of slavery. Today, Wilcox County remains one of the poorest counties in Alabama. SHI permanently closed its doors in 1973 due to a desegregation edict. In 1979, Lee went door to door in the Snow Hi

Press Release Of The Imperial Women On Closings Of Black Schools By Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson And Schools CEO Dr. Eugene Sanders

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Cleveland Public Schools CEO Dr. Eugene Sanders Cleveland, Ohio Mayor Frank G. Jackson Posted, Thursday January 7, 2010 (Cleveland, Ohio Area News) From the Metro Desk of The Determiner Weekly.com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog and Media Network The Imperial Women object to the entire Cleveland Metropolitan School District School Closings Plan until such time that Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, who by virtue of state law controls the schools, CEO Dr. Eugene Sanders and the Cleveland Board of Education go back to the drawing board and allow substantive community input, including that of the Black community. This would also include Ward 7 Councilman T.J. Dow who says he was not consulted and where his East High School is slated to close along with South High, which is in Councilman Anthony Brancatelli's Ward 12. Both are predominantly Black schools and both are on the predominantly Black East side of Cleveland. No other high schools are slated to close and Clevelan

President Obama To Speak In Ohio This Month

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U.S. President Barack Obama January 6, 2010 (National and Cleveland, Ohio Area News) From the Metro Desk of The Determiner Weekly.com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog and Media Network WASHINGTON, DC - The White House yesterday told the Determinerweekly.com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog and Media Network that President Obama will travel to Lorain County in Ohio, which is about 41 minutes from the city of Cleveland, on Friday, January 22, 2010 for the next stop on the White House to Main Street Tour. During the visit, President Obama will meet with Ohio workers, local CEOs, small business owners, and local leaders about ideas for continuing to grow the economy and put Americans back to work. President Obama will spend the day in the Lorain County area speaking to Ohioans about the challenges they are facing and listening to their ideas for how we will continue to work together to turn the economy around. Additional details about the visit, including

President Of Police Union Gives Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson A "D Plus" Grade In Leadership Ability

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Cleveland Police Union President Stephen Loomis Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson Posted Friday, January 1, 2010 (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 Cleveland Police Union President Stephen Loomis has given Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson a “D plus” grade in the category of leadership ability following the layoffs last week of 67 police officers, 52 of whom completed the police academy with accolades from Jackson days before voters gave him a second term on Nov. 3. The layoffs become effective Jan. 11. “He was a “B” in October but after the layoffs its a D plus,” said Loomis, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolman's Association since 2006. “He knew in June when he started the police academy of the financial issues and he went ahead so that he could pose for the cameras when they graduated only to layoff these babies who have families where some are si

Senate Passes Health Care Bill Backed By Obama

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U.S. President Barack Obama Posted Thursday, December 31, 2009 (National News) By Kathy Wray Coleman Editor of The Determiner Weekly.com and The Kathy Wray Coleman On line News Blog and Media Network The Senate on Christmas Eve morning passed a health care reform bill backed by the Obama administration 60 to 39. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which was supported by a majority of Senate Democrats, follows a similar health care reform bill dubbed America's Health Care Reform Act that passed the House Nov. 7. Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Oh) was among the Democrats that backed the initiative in the House. In response to the Senate's unprecendented passage of the bill President Barack Obama said in a press release to the Determiner Weekly.com the following: “Good morning, everybody.  In a historic vote that took place this morning members of the Senate joined their colleagues in the House of Representatives to pass a landmark health insurance reform package