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State Sen. Nina Turner, Cleveland Councilman Terrell Pruitt, Ward 1 Endorse Carr For Cleveland Judge Over McLaughlin-Murray

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Ohio State Sen. Nina Turner (D-25) Cleveland Ward 1 Councilman Terrell Pruitt Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Pinkey Carr Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Lynn McLaughlin-Murray From the Metro Desk of the DeterminerWeekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com and www.determinerweekly.com) Led by State Sen. Nina Turner (D-25) and Cleveland Ward 1 Councilman Terrell Pruitt, Ward 1 executive committee members of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party voted unanimously yesterday to endorse Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Pinkey Carr in this year's election for the seat left open on the Cleveland Municipal Court by Kathleen Ann Keough, who came under fire for harassing Blacks, women and journalists, and taking police cases to target Black defendants and community activists for Cleveland Law Director Robert Triozzi and area politicians. The seat is currently held by Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Lynn McLaughlin-Murray,

Cleveland Ward 1 To Decide Today Whether Pinkey Carr Will Be Endorsed Over Cleveland Judge Lynn-McLaughlin Murray For Nov Election

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Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Pinkey Carr Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Lynn McLaughlin-Murray From the Metro Desk of the DeterminerWeekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com and www.determinerweekly.com) The City of Cleveland's Ward 1 will decide today if it will endorse Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Pinkey Carr for the seat left open on the Cleveland Municipal Court by Kathleen Ann Keough, who came under fire for harassing Blacks and women, violating the law, and taking police cases and other law enforcement cases in order to harass Black defendants for Cleveland Law Director Robert Triozzi and others. The seat is currently held by Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Lynn McLaughlin-Murray, a virtually unknown woman appointed last month by former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland to complete the unexpired term left by the election of Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Kathleen Ann Keough to the Ohio Eighth District Cou

6,000 Ohio Teachers, Policemen, Others Storm State Capital Hoping To Stop Senate Bill 5, Gov. Kasich, Union Busting, Obama In Cleveland That Day

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Ohio's unions protest Senate Bill 5 in Columbus on Tuesday Ohio Gov John Kasich United States President Barack Obama Ohio Congresswoman Marcia Fudge(D-11) By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor of the DeterminerWeekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com and www.determinerweekly.com) Nearly 6,000 teachers, policemen , firefighters, nurses, electricians, state workers and others stormed the Statehouse in Columbus, Oh. on Tuesday hoping to stop Senate Bill 5, a measure that would ultimately strip unions of negotiating rights and binding arbitration on all things but wages. If it passes the Republican controlled Senate and House of Representatives with the support of Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich and becomes law, the bill would give management more leeway and more control on issues such as pensions, work hours, teacher tenure and the disciplining of public employees. “This fight just started,” said Griot Y-

Sharpton Urges Gov Kasich To Push Ohio Legislature To Revise Unconstitutional School Funding Formula At Akron Rally For Jailed Willams-Bolar

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The Rev. Al Sharpton Kelley Williams-Bolar Ohio Gov John Kasich From the Metro Desk of the DeterminerWeekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com and www.determinerweekly.com) In the wake of a felony conviction and the jailing of an Akron, Oh. parent for sending her two children to a neighboring predominantly White school district with the hope of getting them a better education, the Rev. Al Sharpton is calling on Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich to push the state legislature to comply with a longstanding mandate by the Ohio Supreme Court to revise its unconstitutional system of funding public education. That mandate was issued nearly 14 years ago when the Ohio Supreme Court ruled in the state's landmark constitutional case of DeRolph. vs State of Ohio that its system of funding education partially through property taxes is unconstitutional. In its unprecedented decision Ohio's high court said that the state legisla

Imperial Women Seek Resignation Of Judge Lynn McLaughlin-Murray, Claim She's Allegedly Corrupt, Anti-Black, Anti-Female, Violates The Law

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Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Lynn McLaughlin-Murray From the Metro Desk of the DeterminerWeekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com and www.determinerweekly.com) The Imperial Women are calling for the resignation of Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Lynn McLaughlin-Murray, who replaced Kathleen Ann Keough on the bench in Jan. pursuant to an appointment by former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland to complete the unexpired term left by the Keough's election to the Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals in Nov. Strickland was defeated by Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich. A former Cleveland Municipal Court magistrate and assistant law director for the City of Cleveland, McLaughlin-Murray must run for the seat this year to hold on to it since Keough's unexpired term ends in Jan 2012. “We want her immediate resignation and we urge the Black community, grassroots factions and others not to vote for Judge McLaughlin-Murray either rel

Cleveland City Council Passes Resolution Supporting Crime Bill That Would Give Felons, Their Families Compensation As Victims Of Crime

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Cleveland Ward 8 Councilman Jeff Johnson Ohio State Rep Bill Patmon (D-10) Cleveland Ward 7 Councilman TJ Dow Ohio State Rep. John Barnes Jr. (D-12) Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson Cleveland Criminal Defense Attorney Terry Gilbert Cleveland Ward 6 Precinct Committeeman John Boyd Community Activist Art McKoy From the Metro Desk of the DeterminerWeekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com and www.determinerweekly.com) The Imperial Avenue Murders have prompted Cleveland City Council to pass a resolution in support of a crime bill drafted by State Rep Bill Patmon (D-10) that would amend a state law to eliminate a stipulation that denies crime victims and their family members reparations if the victims have been convicted of a felony within the last 10 years. The reparations come from Ohio's Crime Victims Compensation Fund and provide up to $50 thousand for things such as counseling and even funeral expenses for crime

A Letter To Office Manager Linda Matthews On The Upcoming Meeting With Congresswoman Marcia Fudge As To The Imperial Ave. Murders, Community Issues

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Ohio Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (D-11) To: Linda Matthews, Scheduler and office manager for Congresswoman Marcia Fudge From: Kathy Wray Coleman, the Imperial Women Coalition Date: February 14, 2011 Re: Scheduled meeting with the Congresswoman of Feb. 24, 2011 at 6 pm at the district office (Address is 4834 Richmond Rd, Suite 150, Warrensville Hts, Oh. Park at side of building. Congresswoman Fudge's district telephone number is 216-522-4900. To reach the Imperial Women call 216-932-3114). Dear Ms. Matthews: We thank Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, you and other members of the Congresswoman's staff for embracing the grassroots community on pertinent issues of public concern. The Imperial Women, the Northeast Ohio Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, Black on Black Crime and Carl Stokes Brigade members, the People's Forum, the Oppressed People's Nation, Ohio Family Rights, the MLK Coalition, the Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network, Stop Targe

NOAH, Activists To Protest Valentines Day, 8-10am At Cleveland Clinic's Main Campus On E. 93rd And Euclid On Huron Hospital Trauma Center Closing

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Plain Dealer online photo of billionaire businessman Robert E. Rich Jr., newly named chairman of Cleveland Clinic's board of directors Plain Dealer online photo of Cleveland Clinic President and CEO Dr. Delos "Toby" Cosgrove speaking at at a City Club gathering in Cleveland From the Metro Desk of the DeterminerWeekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com and www.determinerweekly.com) A Valentine's Day rally to urge Cleveland Clinic officials to rethink the decision to close the trauma center at its Huron Hospital in E. Cleveland that, among others cities of greater Cleveland, serves the predominantly Black and impoverished cities of Cleveland and E. Cleveland will be held Feb. 14 from 8:00am-10:00 am at E. 93rd and Euclid Ave in Cleveland at the Clinic's main campus. The Clinic's all non-Black board of directors, with the urging of Clinic President and CEO Dr. Delos “Toby” Cosgrove,

Cleveland Councilman Jeff Johnson Supports Imperial Women's Requests As To Imperial Ave Murders, Judicial Reform, And Student Protester

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Cleveland Ward 8 Councilman Jeff Johnson Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson Collinwood High School graduate Destini Bronaugh (rt) and her mother, Tina Bronaugh From the Metro Desk of the DeterminerWeekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com and www.determinerweekly.com) Cleveland Ward 8 Councilman Jeff Johnson says he supports initiatives of the Imperial Women as to the group's requests for an investigation around the Imperial Ave. Murders, judicial reform, and the dismissal of all criminal charges brought by the City of Cleveland against a Black girl for protesting last year with student peers at Cleveland's Collinwood High School over teacher layoffs and school closings. About 15 members from the organization founded around the tragedy where the remains of 11 Black women where uncovered in 2009 at the home of serial killing suspect Anthony Sowell met with Johnson to seek his support on community i

Congresswoman Marcia Fudge To Meet With Imperial Women, Black On Black Crime, Ohio Family Rights, Others On Imperial Ave Murders, Community Issues

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Ohio Congresswoman Marcia L. 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) Leaders of the Imperial Women, Black on Black on Black Crime, the Carl Stokes Brigade, the Immigrant Support Network, Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor, Ohio Family Rights, the MLK Coalition, the County Grand Jury.Org and a host of others grassroots affiliates will meet with U.S. Rep Marcia L. Fudge (D-11) at her district office in Warrensville Hts , Oh on Thurs., Feb 24 at 6 pm (Address is 4834 Richmond Rd, Suite 150, Warrensville Hts, Oh. Park at side of building. Congresswoman Fudge's district telephone number is 216-522-4900. To reach the Imperial Women call 216-932-3114). “The meeting is confirmed for Feb 24,” said Linda Matthews, the scheduler and office manager for Fudge, whose district includes parts of Cleveland and its eastern suburbs. “We are pleased that the cong

Jury Issues Verdict In Trial Of Black College Girl Accused Of Assaulting Cleveland Police Accused Of Beating Her And Calling Her Nigger

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 12-member Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas jury issued verdicts on Monday against a Black college girl on trial for a host of charges including assault on two White male Cleveland Fifth District police officers. Though charged in a 12-count indictment with robbing the police of their guns, child endangerment and numerous counts of assault on a peace officer and resisting arrest, the jury found her guilty last month of assault on a police officer, and resisting arrest. The girl's mother, also named Rebecca Whitby, was acquitted of two counts of felony assault against police but convicted of a fifth degree felony count of obstruction of justice for allegedly seeking to shield her daughter from an attack and beating by police the night the girl was arrested. “The jury opted for a compromise on the verdicts,&quo

Cleveland Councilman Jeff Johnson To Hold Meeting With Imperial Women Coalition As To Imperial Ave. Murders, Mistreatment Of People By Police, Courts

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Cleveland Ward 8 Councilman Jeff Johnson From the Metro Desk of the DeterminerWeekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com (www.determinerweekly.com and www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) Cleveland Ward 8 Councilman Jeff Johnson, whose representative base includes the Glenville area, has scheduled a meeting with members of the Imperial Women Coalition to address their concerns, including issues as to the Imperial Ave. Murders and the mistreatment of Blacks and women by police and the courts “The meeting is confirmed,” said Johnson, a licensed attorney and former State Sen. Johnson’s meeting with the Coalition is scheduled for Wed., Feb 9 at 5:30 pm at his ward office at 10553 St. Clair Avenue in the Glenville Town Plaza next to the Dots Department Store. For more information contact Johnson's City Hall office at 216-664-4231. The telephone number to reach the Imperial Women is 216-932-3114. “We are pleased that Councilman Johnson has opened his doors to t