Showing posts from October, 2021

NAACP, Ohio ACLU endorse Issue 24, a Cleveland police reform ballot initiative pushed by Tamir Rice's mother, Samaria Rice, other Black women whose loved one's were killed by Cleveland police, and by Black Lives Matter Cleveland, among others.... Vote on or before election day of Tuesday, November 2, 2021....By editor and associate publisher Kathy Wray Coleman of and

The family members organizing the yes on Cleveland ballot initiative Issue 24 campaign lead a march of supporters to the Board of Elections to early vote during the Citizens For A Safer Cleveland event on Fri, Oct 22 at the Ohio ACLU headquarters on Chester Avenue. To the far left is activist Alicia Kirkman, whose son, Angelo Miller, was gunned down by Cleveland. Second from left is Brenda Bickerstaff, whose brother was killed by police 20 years ago. And third from left is Samaria Rice, the mother of slain 12-year-old Tamir Rice , whom Cleveland police gunned down in 2014 at a park and recreation center on the city's east side. Cleveland voters will determine Issue 24, a proposed city ordinance and charter amendment that would establish and independent citizens review board to review police misconduct cases LaTonya Goldsby of Black Lives Matter Cleveland leads a march of Issue 24 supporters to the Board of Elections to early vote during a Citizens For A Safer Cleveland rally and m

Tina Turner and Jay-Z among tonight's Rock Hall inductees, the ceremony to be held at Cleveland's Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse....2021 Rock Hall nominees Mary K Blige, Chaka Khan, and Dionne Warwick snubbed.... Jay-Z, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters, Eminem, and Jennifer Lopez are among those who are slated to perform....By editor and associate publisher Kathy Wray Coleman of and, Ohio's Black digital news leader

The 2021 Rock Hall class includes Tina Turner, rapper Jay-Z, and Carole Kin (pictured), among others. Turner and Jay-Z were the only Blacks inducted, and Rock Hall nominees Dionne Warwick, Mary K. Blige and Chaka Khan, all three of them Black wom en, were among those snubbed   Clevelandurbannews .com and- , By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, associate publisher CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, CLEVELAND, Ohio –  The Cleveland-based Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is celebrating its inductees for the class of 2021 this weekend in Cleveland, Ohio amid a still existing pandemic with R&B legend Tina Turner, rapper Jay-Z and singer-songwriter Carole King making the cut among other inductees and R&B artist Chaka Khan, also dubbed the "Queen of Funk," getting snubbed.  Others honored this year in the performer category are hard rock act Foo Fighters, the Go-Go's, and  instrumentalist and producer Todd Rundgren. Jay-Z and Turner are the only

LeBron James and the L.A. Lakers snap Cleveland's three-game winning streak....Rookie Evan Mobley led Cleveland in scoring

LeBron James (left) led the Los Angeles Lakers to a 113-101  victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Fri., Oct 29 at the Staples Center in downtown LA, the third win for L.A. Rookie Evan Mobley (right) led Cleveland in scoring and LOS ANGELES, California-  LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Cleveland Cavaliers Friday night 113-101, a much anticipated match-up that began airing at 10:30 pm ET for Cleveland fans and went on into the wee hours of the morning.  Cleveland will be back at it Saturday for the game against Phoenix, another away game. LA's early morning win over Cleveland at the Staples Center in downtown LA on Friday broke the three-game winning streak for Cavs head coach J.B. Biggerstaff and his team, and it showed once again that James, an Akron, Ohio native and one of the greatest players ever to play in the NBA, remains an NBA powerhouse.  Cleveland fell to 3-3 while Los Angeles added its third w

Suspect arrested in murder of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's grandson, Frank Q. Jackson...By and, Ohio's leader in Black digital news

Frank Q. Jackson, the grandson of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson. The younger Jackson was  shot and killed on, Sept 19 and By Kathy Wray Colemnan, associate publisher, editor-in-chief CLEVELANDURBANNEWS.COM-CLEVELAND, Ohio- Police have made an arrest in the murder case of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's 24-year-old grandson, Frank Q. Jackson. U.S. Marshals arrested Robert Shepherd, 29, on Wednesday. He is charged with aggravated murder for allegedly directing the younger Jackson to the side of the home where he was shot and killed last month, though Shepherd has not been charged with pulling the trigger. He remains in jail on a $1 million bond. The arrest comes just days after the mayor's stepdaughter, Janece Jackson, who is the mother of the mayor's slain grandson, was found unresponsive on Oct 22 and later pronounced dead. Police said that the cause of her death has not been made public. Other sources say th

Photo-stream: 10 female Cleveland, Cuyahoga County judges attend Black Women's PAC fundraising luncheon and Meet & Greet on October 23 at the Mediterranean Party Center....Read who else was there via this article....By editor and associate publisher Kathy Wray Coleman of and, Ohio's Black digital news leader

Pictured are nine of the  municipal or common pleas judges of Cleveland of Cuyahoga County who attended the annual Candidates Meet & Greet Fundraiser by the Black Women's PAC (BWPAC) of greater Cleveland on Sat., Oct 23 at the   Mediterranean Party Center in Bedford Heights, Ohio, a largely Black Cleveland suburb. Pictured from left are: Cleveland Judge Jazmin Torres-Lugo, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judges Deborah Turner and  Cassandra Collier Williams, County Domestic Relations Court Judge Tonya R. Jones, Cleveland Judges Sheila  Turner McCall and Pinkey Carr, Cleveland Housing Court Judge W. Mona' Scott, and Cleveland Judges Lauren Moore and Suzan Marie Sweeney. Ohio Supreme Court Justice Melody Stewart was also among the judges at the event and appears in another photo relative to this article, Stewart the first Black elected to the Ohio Supreme Court Black Women's PAC President Elaine Gohlstin (sitting) poses with  Black women during the the annual Candid