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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:

Activist Devin Branch found not guilty of assaulting former East Cleveland mayor Gary Norton as Branch, who led the successful recall election against Norton last year, says the prosecution was malicious and politically motivated....By and, Ohio's Black digital news leaders

East Cleveland community activist Devin Branch (left) and former East Cleveland mayor Gary Norton ClevelandUrbanNews.Com  and the    KathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com  Ohio's most read digital Black newspapers. Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio-  East Cleveland community activist Devin Branch, who led the successful recall election last year of former East Cleveland mayor Gary Norton, and who briefly served on city council after Norton's ouster, was found not guilty on Friday of an alleged misdemeanor assault on the former mayor. The jury deliberated for less than a half hour before returning an acquittal verdict on what Branch called a malicious prosecution that he says was "politically motivated."  Norton summoned police last year on the day of the recall election, claiming Branch assaulted him, Branch saying he only knocked a clipboard

Recalled and former East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton's City Hall office vandalized a day before the recall election....Those that pushed Norton and former city council president Thomas Wheeler's recall ouster include Councilman Nate Martin, East Cleveland Board of Education President Una HR Keenon, residents and activists Richard Fambro, Gerald Strothers, Ernie Smith and Devin Branch, and Bright Star Missionary Baptist Church Senior Pastor the Rev Dr. David L. Hunter, all of whom, like Councilwoman Thomas, are against a proposed merger with neighboring Cleveland.....By editor-in-chief Kathy Wray Coleman of, Ohio's Black digital news leader

Former East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton, whom voters, on Tuesday, recalled along with city council president Thomas Wheeler ( ) /   ( ). 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 3.4 million views). CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio  -According to East Cleveland Police Chief Michael Cardilli and public records, a vandal s