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Judge Orders Executive Director Of NAACP To Tesify In Trial Of Black Woman Accused Of Assaulting Police Accused Of Calling Her Nigger, Beating Her

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Plain Dealer Online Photo of Cleveland NAACP Executive Director Stanley Miller From the Metro Desk of the DeterminerWeekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com (www.determinerweekly.com and www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) (Statement below from Imperial Women leader Kathy Wray Coleman as to the pending trial before Cuyahoga Judge Daniel Gaul of Rebecca Whitby, 25, and her mother, also named Rebecca Whitby. Both are being railroaded with charges of assault on the Cleveland Fifth District Police officers, whom an elderly White neighbor says she witnessed beat up the younger Rebecca and allegedly called her a "nigger.") Allegedly over the off record objection of defense counsel Terry Gilbert, Cuyahoga Court of Common Pleas Judge Daniel Gaul has ordered Cleveland NAACP Executive Director Stanley Miller to testify tomorrow in the trial of a Black college girl and her mother, both on trial for allegedly assaulting White police officers after the girl was

Local NAACP Executive Director Admits Leading Indictment As Grand Jury Foreman On Felony Charges Of Woman Allegedly Beat And Called Nigger By Police

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Plain Dealer Online Photo of Cleveland NAACP Executive Director Stanley Miller From the Metro Desk of the DeterminerWeekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com (www.determinerweekly.com and www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) At an unofficial meeting of the Cleveland NAACP on Sat. that did not draw a quorum of its executive committee members, its executive director, in a heated discussion with Imperial Women leader Kathy Wray Coleman, admitted that he led a grand jury in indicting a Black college student on charges she allegedly assaulted the two White male Cleveland Fifth District police officers now accused of calling her a nigger and beating her unjustly. “I was the grand jury foreman in that case but they told us she was drunk and lunged at police,” said Stanley Miller, the corporate driven executive director of the local Cleveland NAACP who also told the audience of 30 people that Black people should not call the police if they are drunk and having a family

Cleveland NAACP Executive Director Stanley Miller Schedules Meeting For Sat. Jan 29 To Address Coalition Issues As To The Imperial Ave Murders, Etc.

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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) Following a unified push for a meeting with Cleveland NAACP officials, its executive director has agreed to meet with the Imperial Women Coalition on Sat. Jan 29 from 11:30 pm to 3:30 pm at the Covenant Community Church of Cleveland, 3342 East 119th St. at Kinsman Rd. (Church telephone number is 216-561-5990, Cleveland Chapter NAACP: 216-231-6260 and the Imperial Women Coalition: 216-932-3114). “I spoke with Mr. Miller and he said that he would lead the meeting and attend with some executive committee members,” said Frances Caldwell, a spokesperson for the Imperial Women Coalition. “Mr. Miller also said that all coalition issues would be heard but by priority and that that the two most important ones are the Imperial Ave Murders and the prosecution of Destini Bronaugh by the Cit

Imperial Women, Grassroots Vote To Picket Cleveland NAACP Because Officials Refuse To Meet As To Imperial Ave. Murders, Harassment By Police, Courts

A group of grassroots leaders and some family members of the 11 Black women whose remains were uncovered in Oct. of 2009 at a house on Imperial Ave in Cleveland voted either yesterday or at a prior meeting to picket the Cleveland Chapter NAACP. "We are proud of the unified position taken where everybody that either attended the meeting yesterday or was contacted by telephone to vote voted to protest at a date set by the group in Feb. unless a meeting with Cleveland NAACP Executive Director Stanley Miller or branch President George Forbes, and other NAACP affiliates, materializes," said Kathy Wray Coleman on the Imperial Women. Coleman said that NAACP officials said today that Mr. Miller to date has not scheduled any official meeting, though a grassroots member told her some underhanded person advised that efforts are underway to try to divide the coalition to protect corrupt judges from being assigned by random draw and as to the demand for accountability as to the Imperia

Black Journalist Jailed By Cleveland Clinic For Call And Post Articles Joins Coalition Fighting The Closing Of The Trauma Center At Huron Hospital

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Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson Cleveland Ward 9 Councilman Kevin Conwell Cleveland NAACP President and Call and Post Newspaper General Counsel George Forbes Former Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Kathleen Ann Keough Community Activist Art McKoy Ward 6 Precinct Committeeman John Boyd Journalist and Editor Kathy Wray Coleman From the Metro Desk of the Determiner Weekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com (www.determinerweekly.com and www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) (The article below includes comments and/or statements as to Mayor Frank Jackson, Attorney George Forbes, Call and Post Publisher Don King, Editor Connie Harper, Retired Judge Sara Harper, U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge, Attorney James Hardiman, Kathy Wray Coleman, the Rev. David Hunter, Councilman Kevin Conwell, County Council Persons Yvonne Conwell and Julian Rogers, East Cleveland Council Persons Barbara Thomas and Nathaniel Martin, Judge Kathleen Ann Keough, Robert Triozzi, Judge Ron Adrin

State Sen. Shirley Smith Takes On Ohio Gov John Kasich's All White Cabinet, Says He's Bad For Kids And Insensitive To Minorities, Gays And Lesbians

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Ohio State Senator Shirley Smith (D-21) Ohio Republican Governor John Kasich By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor of the Determiner Weekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com (www.determinerweekly.com and www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) (The article below has quotes from State Sen. Shirley Smith (D-21), Susan Schnur, Doug Braun, Marcia McCoy and Griot Y-Von) Democratic Ohio State Sen. Shirley Smith (D-21), who represents Cleveland and the 21st Senate District, fired off a letter this week to Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich that, among other scorching allegations, brands the recently elected governor a bad role model for Ohio's children because his 22 permanent cabinet positions thus far are all White People. "Not one person of color has been appointed to be a member of the state's executive team," wrote the outspoken senator, who is Black. "As we prepare to celebrate Black history month, what lessons are we teaching Ohio's school chil

Imperial Women, Grassroots Give NAACP Until Jan 25 To Meet On Issues As To Blacks And Women Or Will Protest, Plan NAACP Grassroots Membership Drive

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From the Metro Desk of the DeterminerWeekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com (www.determinerweekly.com and www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) A group of about 18 grassroots leaders and some family members of the 11 Black women whose remains were uncovered in Oct. of 2009 at a house on Imperial Ave in Cleveland met Jan 18 to develop strategy around the Cleveland NAACP's apathy around issues pertaining to Blacks and women and to initiate a NAACP grassroots membership drive. The group voted as follows: 1) To remain a coalition and to keep coalition issues; 2) To again assign Community Activist Judy Martin to continue to confer on behalf of the group solely with Executive Director Stanley Miller, rather than any designated community liaison of the Cleveland NAACP, on a meeting date with branch officers, Miller and the executive committee as to the coalition issues; 3) To give Miller until Jan. 25 to give a date in Jan for the meeting and to protest at the ne

Imperial Women, Grassroots To Attend Cleveland NAACP Meeting As To Imperial Ave Murders, Etc., Tue., Jan 11 At 6 pm, 2131 Stokes Blvd In Cleveland

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From the Metro Desk of the DeterminerWeekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com (www.determinerweekly.com and www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) TO COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND OTHERS: THE CLEVELAND NAACP MEETING IS TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011 AT 6 PM AT NAACP HEADQUARTERS IN CLEVELAND, 2131 STOKES BLVD, TELEPHONE: 216-231-6260. THE IMPERIAL WOMEN, BLACK ON BLACK CRIME AND CARL STOKES BRIGADE MEMBERS, THE OPPRESSED PEOPLE'S NATION, THE PEOPLE'S FORUM, THE LUCASVILLE UPRISING FREEDOM NETWORK, THE GREATER CLEVELAND IMMIGRANT SUPPORT NETWORK, CLEVELAND FIST, WORKERS WORLD, REVOLUTION BOOKS, PEOPLE FOR THE IMPERIAL ACT, THE COUNTY JURY.ORG, STOP TARGETING OHIO'S POOR , MEMBERS OF THE NORTHEAST OHIO POOR PEOPLE'S ECONOMIC HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN AND FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE IMPERIAL AVENUE 11 TO ATTEND CLEVELAND NAACP MEETING TO SEEK SUPPORT AS TO THE FOLLOWING: (THOUGH WE HAVE BEEN INVITED PER REQUEST BY CLEVELAND NAACP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR STANLEY MILLER, NAACP BYL

Imperial Women, Grassroots To Meet With NAACP Jan 11 As To Imperial Ave. Murders, Black Issues, Activist Says Judge McGinty Is Harassing Her

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Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Timothy McGinty Journalist and Community Activist Kathy Wray Coleman 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. Cleveland NAACP Executive Director the Rev. Stanley Miller said he expects the Imperial Women and other grassroots factions at its general meeting on Jan 11 at 6 pm at its headquarters, 2131 Stokes Blvd in Cleveland. "We are expecting you and I am working to get you on the agenda," Miller told Kathy Wray Coleman, a local journalist and le

C. Ellen Conally Becomes First Black, First Woman Cuyahoga County Council President With Help Of Blacks On Council, Sunny Simon Elected Vice President

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Cuyahoga County Council President C. Ellen Conally (D-9) County Council Member Yvonne Conwell (D-7) County Council Member Pernel Jones Jr.(D-8) County Council Member Julian Rogers (D-10) County Council Vice President Sunny Simon (D-11) By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor of the Determiner Weekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com (www.determinerweekly.com and www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) With a 7-4 vote and the help of the other three Blacks C. Ellen Conally (D-9), a retired Cleveland Municipal Court judge, on Monday became the first Black and first woman to lead as president of the new 11-member County Council, the second most powerful job in the county aside from newly elected County Executive Ed FitzGerald. Conally, 65, beat fellow Democrat Chuck Germana (D-4), and won with support from Yvonne Conwell (D-7), Pernel Jones Jr. (D-8),and Julian Rogers (D-10), all Black and, aside from Conally, all of whom are holding elected office for the first time. E

Peter Lawson Jones Says Goodbye To Commissioners' Office: Cleveland Area Black Elected Officials Comment On His Leaving And On Issue 6, County Reform

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Outgoing Cuyahoga County Commissioner Peter Lawson Jones Ohio Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-11) Ohio State Representative Barbara Boyd (D-9) Outgoing Cuyahoga County Recorder Lillian Greene Cuyahoga County Executive-Elect Ed FitzGerald Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason Cleveland Ward 6 Precinct Committeeman John A. Boyd By Kathy Wray Coleman, Publisher Editor-n-Chief, Cleveland Urban News.Com  ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) CLEVELAND, Ohio-Peter Lawson Jones, a Cuyahoga County commissioner and one of only two Blacks aside from the judges that held county office prior to Issue 6, said goodbye on Friday to his seat on the three-member Cuyahoga County Board of Commissioners, and to politics as well. But before departing, the outgoing commissioner took the time to speak on his political tenure and about Issue 6 in an exclusive interview with Cleveland Urban News.Com. “I will focus on developing a father initiative program on