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Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson to take community questions in an open meeting Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 7 pm-8:30 pm at the Harvard Community Services Center in Ward 1 as speculation on whether he will seek reelection this year grows....By editor Kathy Wray Coleman of and, Ohio's Black digital news leader

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, the city's three-term Black mayor who will entertain questions from Ward 1 community members and others from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the Harvard Community Services Center in Cleveland ( ) /   ( ). Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: By Editor-in-Chief  Kathy Wray Coleman, a-24-year journalist who trained at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio for 17 years, and who 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 NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS .  (Note: A former biology teacher and longtime Cleveland activist, Coleman is the most read reporter in Ohio on Google Plus with some 3.5 million views).

By Kathy Wray Coleman: Cleveland City Council approves $30 million for improvements to FirstEnergy Stadium for Cleveland Browns, Councilpersons Brady, Cummins, Conwell, Johnson and Polensek vote against it, Councilman Reed skips meeting, opposing councilpersons say money should have been allocated to improve inner city neighborhoods, to hire more police and firefighters, Mayor Jackson says allocated money will not interfere with city services, Johnson disagrees

East side Cleveland Councilmen Michael Polensek, Kevin Conwell, and Jeff Johnson, all three of whom opposed the $30 million deal for upgrades to FirstEnergy Stadium for the Cleveland Browns along with west side councilpersons Brian Cummins and Dona Brady. West side Cleveland Councilpersons Brian Cummins and Dona Brady, both of whom opposed the $30 million stadium deal for Cleveland Browns along with east side Councilmen Jeff Johnson, Kevin Conwell and Michael Polensek Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, who convinced city council to pass an ordinance by a 13 to 5 vote at its meeting Monday night to fund $30 million over a period of 15 years for upgrades to the First Energy Stadium for the Cleveland Browns. Councilman Zack Reed was the only councilperson that did not vote on the measure and he was absent from Monday night's meeting. By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief,  Cleveland Urban News.Com and  The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com, Ohio's No 1 and

Blacks, Hispanics lose with new redistricting map for Cleveland City Council that cuts 19 wards to 17, Councilmen Johnson and Conwell will face off, racial unrest, city council infighting rampant, State Sen Smith, state Rep. Patmon, Mary Rose Oakar blast Council President Martin Sweeney, Smith wants criminal investigation by Ohio Attorney General, county prosecutor, Mayor Jackson supports Sweeney and says process was legal, Clerk of Council Pat Britt comments, Hispanics say new map violates Voting Rights Act, Latino activists up in arms, Councilman Westbrook's retirement helped, Sweeney says he tried to be fair and that the redistricting process and the new map were fair, lawsuit from Hispanic leaders looms

Cleveland Ward 8 Councilman Jeff Johnson By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor of Cleveland Urban News.Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com ( ) and ( ) CLEVELAND,Ohio- The redistricting map that Cleveland City Council approved last week that drops council wards from 19 to 17 seats next year based on declining population pits popular Ward 8 Councilman Jeff Johnson and Ward 9 Councilman Kevin Conwell, both of whom are Black, against each other in city council races this year with their two wards combined into a newly established Ward 9. And not one White councilperson is largely impacted by the remapping, though the majority Black major metropolitan city of Cleveland is roughly 58 percent Black, and only 37 percent White.   CLICK THIS LINK HERE TO SEE THE MAP FOR THE NEW CLEVELAND CITY COUNCIL WARDS                           Council President Martin Sweeney (pictured) , a west side councilman, independent

Obama wins Ohio and relection, Cleveland area Black elected officials that helped him win like Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, State Sen Nina Turner, State Reps Bill Patmon, John Barnes Jr., Cleveland Councilpersons Jeff Johnson, Mamie Mitchell, Cuyahoga County Councilman Julian Rogers, comment on his win, Rep. Fudge says Obama will deliver for Ohio as Ohio delivered for Obama, Black community wins once again as grassroots campaign catapults Obama to victory, Read this story on Obama's historic political rise as the first Black president of the United States of America and how Ohioans, Black entertainers and elected officials, and Cleveland's Black community championed his successful campaign for reelection

President Barack Obama, the first Black President of The United States of America, gives his victory speech before a cheering crowd of thousands at his campaign headquarters in Chicago, Il. after winning a second term as president from American voters Tuesday night.  The first family takes to the stage Tuesday night in Chicago, IL after Barack Obama wins a second term as President of the United States of America Obama supporters gathered Tuesday night to watch the election results trickle in at a watch party at the ward club office of Cleveland Ward 8 Councilman Jeff Johnson on the predominantly Black east side of the major metropolitan city of Cleveland. From left Johnson, James Box,  Ohio State Rep. Bill Patmon (D-10), George Edwards,  Vicki Acquah, Jahlil  Muhammad,  and Cleveland Attorney Michael Nelson Sr. (Photo by Cleveland Urban News.Com intern Bernard Rowans). By Johnette Jernigan and Kathy Wray Coleman, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.C