Showing posts from September, 2022

Nineteen-year-old Black woman sentenced for murdering a White Cleveland cop by Judge John O'Donnell, the Michael Brelo judge...Tamara McLoyd shot and killed officer Shane Bartek on New Years Eve in 2021....By editor Kathy Wray Coleman of, Ohio's Black digital news leader

Nineteen-year-old Tamara McLoyd (left) and 25-year-old Cleveland police officer Shane Bartek (right), whom McLoyd shot to death on New Year's Eve in 2021. and By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor-in-chief  CLEVELAND, Ohio - A 19-year old Black Cleveland area woman convicted earlier this year in connection with the 2021 New Year's Eve carjacking and shooting death of off-duty Cleveland police officer Shane Bartek in the Kamms Corner neighborhood on the city's largely White west side and four other robberies was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday with parole eligibility after 26 years in the murder case . With all of the combined sentences, including the multiple robberies and the killing of Bartek, the woman will be eligible for parole after serving 54 years in prison. Tamara McLoyd, of Garfield Heights, who was 18 when she shot and killed Bartek, was convicted by a Cuyahoga County common pleas

Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb creates police accountability team as to the consent decree for police reforms and is seeking an executive director to lead the team....The court-monitored consent decree between Cleveland and the DOJ was implemented behind several questionable police shooting deaths of unarmed Blacks over the last and, Ohio's Black digital news leader

Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb and CLEVELAND, Ohio- Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb is creating a Police Accountability Team to support the Cleveland Division of Police (CDP)'s continuing improvements and to assist with the final successful implementation of the consent decree, he says.  Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice The city and the U.S. Department of Justice are parties to the court-monitored consent decree for police reforms that was implemented in May of 2015 behind several questionable police shooting deaths of unarmed Blacks over the last decade, including Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams in 2012 , who were gunned down by 13-non-Black Cleveland cops shooting 137 bullets, and 12-year-old Tamir Rice in November of 2014 . And Cleveland voters passed a controversial new charter amendment of police oversight known as Issue 24 last November. Police accoutability and public saftey are key to

Dorothy "Annie" Todd is sworn in as deputy police chief in Cleveland, becoming the highest ranking woman in the CDP....She succeeds Joellen O'Neill, who and, Ohio's Black digital news leader

Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb, newly promoted Deputy Police Chief Dorothy "Annie" Todd, and Chief of Police Wayne Drummond and September 24, 2022 — CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland Mayor Justin M. Bibb, Chief Director of Public Safety Karrie D. Howard and Police Chief Wayne Drummond are pleased to announce that Commander Dorothy "Annie" Todd has been appointed as the new deputy police chief of the Cleveland Division of Police (CDP). Flanked by Chief Drummond and some rank and file types there in support, Deputy Chief Todd was sworn in by Mayor Bibb at City Hall. "Deputy Chief Todd is an effective and empathic leader who has spent the last 21 years protecting and serving the city," said Mayor Bibb. " We are delighted to recognize her accomplishments and welcome her to this new role." Chief Drummond said that Todd is an effective leader, and an asset to the Cleveland Police Department The mayo

Women's March Cleveland to host Women's Wave rally and march on October 8, 2022 at 1:30 pm at Market Square Park near downtown Cleveland across from the Westside Market, a sister march to marches in cities nationwide this day and as midterm elections near....This is a national day of action in cities nationwide....Currently, Cleveland has the largest march in the country for October 8, per Facebook event page responses....By amd, Ohio's Black digital news leader

Image and Here is the Facebook link for this event where hundreds have already responded: CLEVELAND, Ohio -Join us in Cleveland, Ohio on Oct 8, 2022 for a national day of action for women- As a sister march with sister cities nationwide, Women's March Cleveland will host a local march to the national women's march on Oct 8, 2022 at 1:30pm at Market Square Park at West 25th Street and Lorain Ave near downtown Cleveland across from the Westside Market. Stay tuned for more info, including a more comprehensive agenda and a list of speakers.  Contact tel (216-659-0473) Keynote speakers are state Sen Nickie Antonio, lt governor candidate Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Cheryl Stephens, Ohio attorney general candidate state Rep Jeff Crossman, and community activists Genevieve Mitchell and Sandra Hardwick, whose daughter, Britney Hardwick, was murdered in the family's home driveway two years a

Queen Elizabeth II laid to rest after final procession, CNN reports

Image - The body of Queen Elizabeth II  was buried at the King George VI Memorial Chapel  in Windsor on Monday evening, according to the official website of the royal family.  Her  state funeral  took place earlier this morning in London, where her son and heir King Charles III was joined by the rest of the royal family and leaders from across the world for  the service . The Queen — Britain’s longest-reigning monarch whose rule spanned seven decades — died on Sept. 8 at the age of 96, prompting an outpouring of grief across the UK and around the world.  Read more about the queen's funeral by and the most read Black digital newspaper and blog in Ohio and in the Midwest T el: (216) 659-0473. Email: We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN

Cleveland Browns lose season home opener to the New York Jets after the Jets evaporate a 13-point Browns lead with minutes remaining, upsetting Browns fans

Image and By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor-in-chief CLEVELAND, Ohio- After beating the Carolina Panthers and lead quarterback Baker Mayfield 26-24 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina last Sunday afternoon to win their first away season opener in 28 years, the Browns lost their season home opener against the New York Jets 31-30 on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Second string quarterback Jacolby Brissett, who is standing in for suspended first string quarterback DeShaun Watson, and who led the Browns to a win last Sunday against the Panthers, threw an interception in the fourth quarter with seconds on the score clock, and it was all over, a clear upset of the Browns by a team that has lost the last nine games in September over several seasons. Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski told reporters during a televised press conference after Sunday's loss that the Jets simpl