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Exclusive interview with Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Yvonne Conwell on Issue 6 , the new form of county government and County Executive Ed FitzGerald

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Cuyahoga County District 7 Councilwoman Yvonne Conwell By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor ( www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com ) and ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) This is an exclusive one-on-one interview with Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Yvonne Conwell, one of four Blacks on the 11-member Cuyahoga County Council that came into power Jan. a year ago, along with voter-elected Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald. (Editor's note: For a better understanding for some readers unfamiliar with Cuyahoga County's new form of government, the actual interview follows the overview below). A college educated woman with a bachelor's degree in liberal arts from Cleveland State University and a mother of three children, one an adult, another in college, and the third a teen, Conwell is the 26-year wife of Cleveland Ward 8 Councilman Kevin Conwell. She represents Cuyahoga Council District 7, a district with some 116,000 residents in a county with some 1.2 million people. Cuyahoga

Obama woos Americans with 2012 State of the Union speech, supporters from Cleveland, U.S. Rep. Fudge respond

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United States President Barack Obama By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor ( www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com ) and ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) President Barack Obama wooed Americans Tues. evening with his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress that had the fire and appeal that helped to catapult the former U.S. senator from Illinois to the presidency of the United States of America in 2008. During a speech that lasted shortly over an hour, the president called for Congress to repeal the Bush tax cuts for wealthy Americans that pay a lesser federal tax percentage on income than some middle class and poor people, and to pass the Dream Act to give children of undocumented immigrants in the country by no fought of their own a chance at financial aid for higher education and citizenship. And those are just a few of the demands that America's chief political leader sought before some 38 million viewers that tuned in to hear the president's State of the

Editorial by Contributing Writer Judith Pugsley, a White woman from Rocky River, Ohio who asks whether Blacks have truly progressed since slavery

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ROCKY RIVER, Ohio- Judith Pugsley, a retired professional and supporter of Civil Rights, wrote Cleveland Urban News.Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman online News Blog. Com on whether Blacks in America have truly progressed since slavery. Pugsley has based the aforementioned assessment in part on an analysis of the Pulitzer Prize winning 2010 book titled "The Warmth of Other Suns." It is an epic story of America's great migration, including the depiction of how Blacks migrated from the South to the northern and western American cities after the stain of having been illegally taken in chains from the fields of Africa to be vilified as slaves in the country's homelands. Her editorial is as follows: By Judith Pugsley, Contributing Writer Let's take a look at the progress of blacks in America from slavery up to modern times. Obviously, the slave trade dehumanized black families and tore them apart for 246 years. No one had rights, and terror ran rampant. Then came the

Obama campaign State of the Union watch party is Tue., Jan 24 at 8 pm at Shaker Square Campaign Headquarters after AFL-CIO county prosecutor forum

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Unites States President Barack Obama By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor ( www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com ) and ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) CLEVELAND, Ohio-Following the Cuyahoga County prosecutor candidate forum from 5 pm to 7 pm at the Laborers Local 310 Hall, 3250 Euclid Ave in Cleveland, grassroots leaders, college sorority and fraternity members, elected officials and others will gather Tues. Jan 24. at 8 pm at President Barack Obama's reelection campaign headquarters at Shaker Square in Cleveland, 130100 Shaker Blvd. The purpose is for a watch party before the president's long anticipated State of the Union address at 9 pm. Other watch parties will also be held throughout the Cleveland metropolitan area. Candidates for the March 6 Democratic primary are invited to come pass out literature before the State of the Union begins, campaign officials said . The contact for the event is B. J. Tucker, Obama's Cleveland campaign operations manager at 216-416-2017. &

Why Cuyahoga County voters should not support Tim McGinty for county prosecutor to violate the law and harass Blacks and others further

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Cleveland Urban News.Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.com ( www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com ) and ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) Former Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Tim McGinty, also a former assistant county prosecutor, is a candidate for County prosecutor in the Democratic Primary whom community activists are calling the Black community's greatest nightmare and a detriment to the Democratic process (Editor's note: McGinty resigned as the first judge presiding over the Anthony Sowell Serial Killer Capital Murder Case for impropriety. He was a tyrant on the bench who harassed Blacks, women, community activists, other minorities and his own judicial colleagues. He put former Cleveland NAACP Executive Director Stanley Miller as a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury Foreman to push grand jury indictments of felony criminal charges against Blacks for the state of Ohio that other grand juries would not indict). The Cuyahoga County Democratic Party dec

U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords to resign from Congress this week after President Obama's State of the Union Address Tues., Obama, Rep. Fudge praise her

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U.S. Rep Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords (D-AZ) By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor ( www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com ) and ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) Washington-D.C.-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords (D-AZ), a Democratic congresswoman representing Arizona's 8th Congressional District and the wife of former astronaut and Space Shuttle Commander Mark E. Kelly, announced yesterday that she is resigning her congressional seat this week, after President Obama gives his State of the Union address Tues. evening, which she will attend. "I have more work to do on my recovery, so to do what is best for Arizona I will step down this week," Giffords said in a video message posted to YouTube.Com. "I will return and we will work together for Arizona and this great country." A congresswoman since 2007 who was despised by the conservative Republican leaning Tea Party for her support of Obama's health care reforms, Giffords was a victim of a sho

Cleveland Urban News. Com is down for three days to transfer it to a different web server due to alleged harassment by DigitalJetstream Hosting

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CLEVELAND, Ohio-Cleveland Urban News.Com is in the rebuilding process for a couple of days because after a transfer to a different web server for hosting due to alleged harassment by DigitalJetsream Hosting in reported retaliation for the content of the articles on racism, sexim and political corruption in Cuyahoga County. Until the website is complete read us at ( www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com ) Company officials at DigitalJetstream are also allegedly angry because they could not secure certain domain transfers relative to domain names owned by Cleveland Urban News.Com in what is believed was an effort to steal them. "When we refused to transfer domain names that we own to DigitalJetstream the harassment escalated because its owner pursued us we believe with the hope of getting several domain names, including Cleveland Urban News.Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog. Com, to steal and try to shut us down," said Kathy Wray Coleman, editor and publ

Remembering the night Obama was elected president as we celebrate MLK's birthday, a reprint of Coleman's Call and Post Obama victory article of 2008

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The late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (lt.) and President Barack Obama By Kathy Wray Coleman, Associate Publisher and Editor of Cleveland Urban News.Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog. Com www.clevelandurbannews.com ) CLEVELAND, Ohio- Click at MLK Day Events to find the happenings in the Cleveland metropolitan area for the week beginning Jan 15., courtesy of Cleveland Fox 8 News. As we pause today to celebrate the national holiday of the Jan.15 birthday of slain Civil Rights leader the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Cleveland Urban News.Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com also pause to remember the milestone accomplished through the efforts of Dr. King as the Black community and others came together to elect the first Black president of the United States of America in electing Barack Obama on Nov 4, 2008. “I didn't think that this would happen in my lifetime,” Community Activist Alma Cooper, now 88, told Journalist Kathy Wray Coleman th

Imperial Women want NAACP to investigate Cleveland mainstream news media for ousting Black women anchors Ramona Robinson, Stacey Bell, Kimberly Gill

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Former Cleveland Channel 3 News Anchor Ramona Robinson Former Cleveland Fox 8 News Anchor Stacey Bell Former Cleveland News Net 5 Anchor Kimberly Gill 19 Action News Anchor Sharon Reed, who is not currently on the air From the Metro Desk of Cleveland Urban News.Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com ( www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com ) and ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) (Editors note: Since the debut of this article Anchor Ramona Robinson has joined Cleveland's 19 Action New Team as a 6:00 pm anchor). CLEVELAND, Ohio-The Imperial Women call for an investigation by the Cleveland NAACP on whether Black women anchors at local Cleveland mainstream television news stations are being discriminated against and wrongly ousted in the predominantly Black major metropolitan city of Cleveland. Cleveland News Net 5 Anchor Kimberly Gill, Cleveland Channel 3 News Anchor Ramona Robinson, and Cleveland Fox 8 News Anchor Stacey Bell all left their posts last year. Robins