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Third Chardon High School shooting victim that dies is Black student named Demetrius Hewlin, 16

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Demetrius Hewlin By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor, Cleveland Urban News.Com ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) CHARDON, Ohio-In spite of a Black population of roughly a half of a percent in the once obscure city of Chardon, Oh., a small town in Geauga County of some 5, 000 people that lies 35 miles east of the largely Black major metropolitan city of Cleveland, a Black teen is the third of three students to die among five students shot during a shooting rampage by gunman Thomas "TJ" Lane, 16, who let loose in the school cafeteria Mon. morning. Demetrius Hewlin, 17, died at Metro-Health Hospital in Cleveland Tues. afternoon, police said. His family donated his organs to Lifebanc, saying that that was what he wanted. The other two fatally injured victims, Daniel Parmertor, 16, and Russell King, 17, died Mon. A fourth and fifth student remain hospitalized. Meanwhile, Lane, who was also a student at the school, and a kid that his classmates say was bullied and deemed an outcast,

Rep. Patmon wants law for metal detectors like Cleveland has in aftermath of Chardon school shooting that left 2 dead, Kasich calls for prayer

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Ohio State Rep. Bill Patmon (D-Cleveland) Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) Suspected Chardon High School Gunman Thomas "TJ" Lane From the Metro Desk of The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com and Cleveland Urban News.Com ( www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com ) and ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) CLEVELAND, Ohio-Following the aftermath of a shooting Mon. morning by a craze student in the cafeteria of Chardon High School that left two students dead, three others hospitalized, and a town in grief, a state legislator is calling for metal detectors in all of Ohio's public schools. "What happen is horrendous and you have to wonder what is going on in and out of our schools for this type of hate and destructive behavior to occur, " said state Rep. Bill Patmon (D-10), a Cleveland Democrat. "I would support a state law for a requirement for all Ohio schools districts to install metal detectors in all of its schools." Commu

Activists to picket Cleveland NAACP President George Forbes March 2 for supporting Tim McGinty as county prosecutor, his mistreatment of Blacks, women

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Cleveland NAACP President George Forbes, whom community activists will picket on Fri., March 2 for his support of Tim McGinty for county prosecutor and what they say is Forbes harassment of Blacks and women to accommodate racist Whites like McGinty that have infringed upon their constitutional and statutory rights From the Metro Desk of The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com and Cleveland Urban News.Com ( www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com ) and ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) CLEVELAND, Ohio-Grassroots activists will picket Cleveland NAACP President George Forbes at the organization's headquarters at 2131 Stokes Blvd. in Cleveland on Fri., March 2 at 4:30 pm. They say that Forbes will not stand up for Blacks and women on crucial matters and that he is supporting Tim McGinty for Cuyahoga County prosecutor in spite of McGinty's record as a former assistant county prosecutor and prior common pleas judge who had Black men maliciously prosecuted on rape charges relat

Obama campaign announces 35 national campaign co-chairs such as actress Eva Longoria, Black Congressional Caucus Chair Emanuel Cleaver, Strickland

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Former Ohio Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland (center) with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama Congressional Black Caucus Chairperson Emanuel Cleaver III (D-MO) President Barack Obama (lt) with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick Desperate Housewives Actress Eva Longoria From the Metro Desk of The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com and Cleveland Urban News.Com ( www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com and www.clevelandurbannews.com ) CLEVELAND, Ohio-The Obama for America campaign announced on Wed. the names of 35 co-chairs for the president's 2012 reelection campaign that include a host of Democratic mayors, governors and U. S. senators, as well as union leaders, former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, Congressional Black Caucus Chairperson Emanuel Cleaver III (D-MO) , and famous people such as Caroline Kennedy and desperate housewives actress Eva Longoria. Also among the group are Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, who campaigned for the presid

Updated: Cordi Stokes, the oldest daughter of the late and former Cleveland Mayor Carl B. Stokes and a niece of retired U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes, dies

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Cordi Stokes The late Carl B. Stokes, who became the first Black mayor of a major metropolitan city when he was elected mayor of the City of Cleveland in 1967 Retired U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes , Carl Stokes' only sibling and the first Black congressman representing Ohio Cleveland Muni cipal Court Judge Angela Stokes, a daughter of retired U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes and Cordi Stokes' first cousin Cordi Stokes (far rt.), with her older brother Carl Stokes Jr., her mother Shirley, and her father Carl B. Stokes in earlier years By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor of Cleveland Urban News.Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com ( www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com ) and ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio-Cordi Stokes, the second child and oldest daughter of the late Carl B. Stokes, the former mayor of the city of Cleveland and the first Black mayor of a major metropolitan city, and a niece of retired U.S. Congressman Louis Stokes, was f