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Hilton Smith elected Cleveland NAACP president, Judge Sara Harper wins other contested race as third vice president, national NAACP watchdog the Rev. Gill Ford, who was sent in to supervise election, says 'racism is not dead,' Rev Caviness is first vice president, Bishop Perry is second vice president, Amos Mahsua is treasurer, Arlene Anderson secretary, Marcia McCoy assistant secretary, 3 make the short list for executive director, 24 win slots for executive committee, retired Plain Dealer reporter Richard Peery says new leaders should watch Governor Kasich and not let him 'run the NAACP'

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The Rev Hilton Smith, who was elected the 34th president of The Cleveland NAACP by its members during an election held on Nov. 11 at The Cathedral Church of God in Christ in Cleveland By Johnette Jernigan and Kathy Wray Coleman, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) CLEVELAND,Ohio- T he Rev. Hilton Smith, senior vice president for corporate and community affairs at Turner Construction Company in Cleveland and an associate minister at Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church in Cleveland, is the new chapter NAACP president, NAACP officials said Sunday after an all afternoon election at  The Cathedral Church of God in Christ .  Also a former Cleveland School Board president, Smith, 66, beat longtime NAACP affiliate Jocelyn Travis and member Clint Bradley to become the 34th president of the local chapter that celebrated its 100th year anniversary this year . He told reporters aft

BREAKING NEWS: Cleveland NAACP to hold public comment meeting today Sept. 18 from 6 pm to 8 pm, Cathedral Church of God in Christ, 2940 MLK Drive in Cleveland, activists to ask NAACP to deal with sentencing disparities against Blacks, mortgage fraud, missing children and the state legislature's unconstitutional public school funding formula

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By Kathy Wray Coleman, Associate Publisher, Editor, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com  ( www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com ) and ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) CLEVELAND, Ohio- The public is invited to speak today, Sept. 18 at the regular meeting of the Cleveland NAACP, which will be held from 6pm to 8pm at the church of Bishop E. F. Perry, The Cathedral Church of God and Christ, 2940 Martin Luther King Drive in Cleveland. "There will be a segment for the public to speak and we invite everybody to this meeting," said Arlene Anderson, executive director of the local Civil Rights branch, which is also led by Cleveland area attorney James Hardiman, the president of the organization. Community activist groups and poor people previously denied entrance to meetings to seek help under former president George L. Forbes and ousted executive director Stanley Miller said that they are pleased that the public can now speak. "We lo

Imperial Women, activists postpone March 13 protest against NAACP, will meet with Executive Director Arlene Anderson first, will protest if refused

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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-Community activists disenchanted with Cleveland NAACP President George Forbes, including The Imperial Women, family members of the Imperial Ave. murder victims, People for the Imperial Act, The Joaquin Hicks Real People's Movement, Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor, Ohio Family Rights, The National Association for Parental Equality, The Committee to Bring Home Jamela and Jamyla and members of various other groups such as The Carl Stokes Brigade, Black on Black Crime Inc and The Cleveland Chapter of the News Black Panther Party, have postponed the protest against Forbes and Cleveland NAACP officials scheduled for Tues., March 13 at 5 pm at company headquarters, 2131 Stokes Blvd. in Cleveland. The activist groups decided yesterday that they shall seek a meeting first with interim Cleveland NAAC