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Imperial Women, Black contractors group, Organize Ohio, Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor, The Oppressed People's Nation, Black on Black Crime Inc., other community activist groups, Cleveland African-American Museum officials present concerns to chair of Cleveland NAACP legal redress committee, legal director of Ohio ACLU at meeting that drew some 80 people, issues include illegal foreclosures in Cuyahoga County, prejudicial process for assigning Ohio trial court judges to civil, criminal cases, no Blacks on Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's law enforcement leadership team, bias against Black children in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court prosecutions and the alleged illegal withholding of evidence by county prosecutor's office, deadly 137 bullets shooting of unarmed Blacks Malissa Williams and Timothy Ray Russell by Cleveland police, Ohio's unconstitutional public school funding formula that hurts poor children, denial of contracts to greater Cleveland Black contractors, disproportionate prosecutions and sentencing of Blacks in Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, welfare state law that hurts poor women, children, minorities, Emilliano Terry murder case and negligence against Black community by Cuyahoga County Department of Child and Family Services, bias relative to selection of county grand jury foremen, need for mechanism to monitor successes and failures of Black children in the absence of a Cleveland schools desegregation court order:(Community activists to receive written responses to written and well documented requests for help on issues presented say NAACP officials, Black elected officials, president of Cleveland Black police union attend forum too, State Rep. Bill Patmon moderated meeting)

Cleveland NAACP Legal Redress Committee Chairperson Attorney Una H.R. Keenon, president of the East Cleveland Board of Education and a retired East Cleveland Municipal  Court judge Cleveland NAACP Legal Redress Committee Member Attorney James Hardiman, who is also the legal director for the Ohio ACLU State Representative Bill Patmon (D-10), a Cleveland Democrat who moderated a community meeting with community activists who are seeking support from the Cleveland NAACP on pressing issues impacting the Black community and others By Kathy Wray Coleman, publisher, editor-n-chief, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper  ( www.cleve )  CLEVELAND,Ohio- Some 80 community activists met with Cleveland NAACP Legal Redress Committee Chair Attorney Una Kennon and legal redress committee member and Ohio ACLU Legal Director James Hardiman at the Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Public Libra