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The Word Church, community activists to hold "Casket Crusades" march in East Cleveland on July 22, 2017 to highlight deaths from violent crime and drug abuse....The first march was held in Akron last week and the third and final crusade is set for Cleveland on July 29......Drug overdose is now the leading cause of death among Americans under 50 and while heroin and fentanyl deaths predominate among Whites, the Black community is seeing a 24 percent increase in fentanyl deaths, data say..... Violent crime deaths are on the rise too with more than 15,000 people murdered nationwide each year, most with guns, and over 80,000 raped annually......Cleveland, in 2016, saw its deadliest year in decades, says editor Kathy Wray Coleman of,, and, Ohio's Black digital news leaders

Black clergy, community activists, family members, victims of crime and others, led by the Rev. Dr. RA Vernon, senior pastor of the Word Church, march through the streets of Akron, Ohio  on Saturday, July 15, 2017 as part of the "Caskets Crusades," a three Saturdays event to highlight violent crime and drug abuse with a second march set for Saturday July 22 in East Cleveland and the third and final march scheduled for Cleveland on July 29. The Word Church, a predominately Black baptist church, boasts a congregation of some 30,000 people and  has four locations including in Akron, East Cleveland, Cleveland and Warrensville Heights, its headquarters  and  Kathywraycolemanonlinenews  ,  Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 4.5 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post N