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East Cleveland mayor's race draws five official candidates for the September 12, 2017 primary election, and two people did not make the ballot, the general election of which is November 7.....By editor Kathy Wray Coleman of and, Ohio's Black digital news leaders

Pictured are official candidates for the 2017 Sept. 12 East Cleveland mayoral primary of Mayor Brandon King, Una H.R. Keenon, Mansell Baker and Devin Branch (Not pictured-Dana Hawkins Jr.). The deadline for filing petitions for the Sept, 12 primary ballot has passed and the general election is Nov. 7, all candidates but Branch of whom are Democrats, and Branch running as a Green Party candidate, which will pit him against the winner of the primary election for the November general election. No Republican took out petitions to run for mayor in the 99 percent Black and impoverished city, a Cleveland suburb on the verge of financial collapse that is known for its colorful politicians, tenacious leaders, and political infighting ( ) /   ( ). 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:

East Cleveland voters to decide recall election of Mayor Gary Norton, city council president Thomas Wheeler on December 6, 2016....Former county commissioner Peter Lawson Jones and former state representative candidate Cassandra McDonald (pictured) spar over the recall issue with Jones against the recall and McDonald and some community activists wanting Norton gone...Polls open at 6:30 am and close at 7:30 pm.....By editor-in-chief Kathy Wray Coleman of, Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper

East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton ( ) /   ( ). 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 now 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 3.3 million views). CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio -  East Cleveland voters will decide Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 whether to recall two-term Black Mayor Gary A. Norton Jr. and the mayor's ally, city council president Thomas Wheeler.

East Cleveland Library Board fires executive director Sheba Marcus-Bey in alleged violation of the sunshine law, without any hearing or written charges in a split 4 to 3 vote along gender lines, women board members furious, say 4 male board members that voted for termination, namely William Fambrough, Charles E. Bib Sr., Devin Branch and Edward Parker, are 'ego tripping,' complaint filed for Ohio attorney general opinion, county prosecutor Tim McGinty asked for a legal opinion by women board members on whether termination violates the law, women board members demand reinstatement

East Cleveland Public Library Executive Director Sheba Marcus -Bey (right) at a Christmas celebration last year at the library before its Board of Trustees terminated her contract without written charges, a hearing, or an opportunity to be heard, an action that might prove illegal also because it  occurred at a special meeting Monday night that allegedly violated the Ohio Sunshine Law on public meetings in Ohio. The termination has erupted into a war between the four male board members that voted for the termination and the three women members that opposed the firing and say that they were caught off guard. By Kathy Wray Coleman, Publisher, Editor-n-Chief, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, O hio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper and Newspaper Blog  K athy Wray Coleman is  a community activist and 20 year investigative journalist who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper, Ohio's Black press with print  newspapers  in Cle