Showing posts from July, 2012

President Obama to visit Cleveland area in Akron, and Ohio remains a key battleground state, Akron is NBA great LeBron James' hometown

United States President Barack Obama LeBron James By Kathy Wray Coleman, Associate Publisher, Editor, Cleveland Urban News.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com www. clevelandur bannews .com 0 AKON , Ohio- President Barack Obama will visit Akron, Oh. on Wednesday where NBA great LeBron James is a native, a city some 35 miles south of Cleveland that has a Black residential section with constituents that are now part of Congresswoman Marcia Fudge's 11 th congressional district. He will also make a stop in Mansfield, Oh. as part of his campaign tour. Obama for America campaign officials did not say in a press release to Cleveland Urban News.Com on the upcoming visit whether James will join the president in Akron, though the basketball star did campaign for Obama in 2008, the year he won election as America's first Black president. The president comes to the Cleveland area for a third time this summer. He visi ted the Cleveland suburb of Parma earlier this mont

Is leasing and not buying a car better? Is taking a lump sum on a lawsuit and other money settlement rather than monthly payments a smart choice?

Gwendolyn Riase B y Gwendolyn Riase, Contributing Writer (Editor's note: The below article is that of Gwendolyn Riase and not necessarily the opinion or position of Cleveland Urban News.Com or the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News.Com. Her comments are her opinion and are not meant to serve as any legal, financial or other advice) CLEVELAND, Ohio-Most of us keep a sharp eye out for potholes on the road. It can really cost you big bucks to replace your tires, rims and hubcaps. These are literal potholes. But there are also financial “potholes” that will devour you and all your money without a watchful eye for them, as well. Here are two to consider: Lump Sum Settlements – Let’s say you sued someone and won a sum of money that is to be paid monthly or yearly until it is paid to you in full. Or you have an inheritance or win the lottery. You may have a large sum of money coming to you, but you’ll only be paid in small amounts (yearly or monthly) over a number of years. Some c

Cleveland Glenville High School Graduate Terrell Gausha advances to 2nd round in Olympic Games boxing after knocking out opponent in third round

Terrell Gausha By Kathy Wray Coleman, Associate Publisher, Editor, Cleveland Urban News.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com www.clevelandur 0 LONDON, England-Glenville High School Graduate Terrell Gausha got closer to a gold metal and made the Cleveland schools and America proud with a third round knockout at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games on Saturday of his opponent, Armenia's Andranik Hakobvan. A middleweight division fighter, Gausha, 24, is among the 16 remaining amateur boxers out of the original 32 to advance to the quarter finals and will box again at 9:30 am on Thursday against Indian matinee idol Vijender. "He knocked him out and you don't see that much in Olympic boxing," said Michael Nelson, an entrepreneur who owns the restaurant The Kitchen, and Lil Africa, a party and versatility building at 69th St and Superior Ave in Cleveland where Gausha had sparred in practice and regular boxing matches. "He is just another examp

Retired Plain Dealer Reporter Richard Peery, Activist John Boyd, Black men take on Mayor Jackson, Cleveland Black elected officials over Gov. Kasich

Retired Cleveland Plain Dealer Newspaper Reporter and Community Activist Richard Peery Cleveland Ward 6 Precinct Committeeman John Boyd Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson By Kathy Wray Coleman, Associate Publisher, Editor, Cleveland Urban News.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online Newsblog.Com www.clevelandur 0 CLEVELAND, Ohio-The newly found relationship between Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich and a select group of Cleveland area Democratic Black elected officials and civic leaders has some other Black people in a quandary. The Black state legislators from Cleveland, at least two Blacks on Cuyahoga County Council, controversial Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, some Cleveland councilpersons, and Black civic leaders such as Cleveland NAACP former president George Forbes, its current president James Hardiman, and Cleveland Chapter Southern Christian Leadership Conference Executive Director the Rev. E.T. Caviness are being called out by Black men upset with the Kasich-Black -lea

Gov. Kasich wins Cleveland area elected officials, Black state legislators, Comes to Cleveland to sign law to seal felony criminal records

Ohio State Senator Shirley Smith (D-Cleveland) speaks before fellow lawmakers. Smith is one of two Black state senators, along with state Senator Nina Turner (D-25), and among five Black state lawmakers with constituents in the Cleveland Metropolitan area. By Kathy Wray Coleman, Associate Publisher, Editor, Cleveland Urban News.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online Newsblog .Com 0 CLEVELAND, Ohio-Politics makes strange bed fellows. And Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich knows that all too well as he was in Cleveland last week for a second time this month to meet with Black people, this time for the ceremonial signing of a criminal records sealing law recently passed by the Republican controlled state legislature and sponsored by state senators Shirley Smith (D-Cleveland) and Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati). Ohio Governor John Kasich (R-OH) The law, an amendment to a state law already on the books that permitted the sealing of only one non-violent criminal reco