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Michael Nelson Sr. wins Cleveland NAACP branch presidency over retired judge Sara Harper and calls for indictments by the grand jury hearing the case of the White Cleveland cops that gunned down 12-year-old Tamir Rice.... Some dues paying Cleveland NAACP members say that they were not even apprised of the branch election that only drew some 47 people and not enough candidates to fill elected seats on the executive board.... Nelson speaks to Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's leader in Black digital news, on his win, and said that he will work to "rebuild our membership and reestablish our partnerships with the community"....By Editor Kathy Wray Coleman

Newly elected Cleveland NAACP President Michael Nelson Sr.  Pictured are newly elected Cleveland NAACP first vice president James Hardiman (wearing turtleneck sweater), former C leveland NAACP president the  Rev. Hilton Smith (in red tie),  former Cleveland NAACP first vice president the  Rev. Dr. E. Theophilus Caviness  (in red bow-ti e) , former Cleveland NAACP Third Vice President Sara J. Harper, who lost a bid for branch president against Nelson on Oct 26,  and George Forbes, a former longtime Cleveland NAACP president and former Cleveland City Council president  By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, Cleveland Urban News. Com and the Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper and Newspaper Blog. Tel: 216-659-0473. Email: . Coleman is a 22-year political, legal and investigative journalist who trained for 17 years, and under six different editors, including Connie Harper,  at the Call and Post Newspaper in