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Cuyahoga County Council to consider asking voters to restore the sheriff to an elected and not appointed position after Black Sheriff Clifford Pinkney resigns following 9 recent county jail deaths, Black leaders, led by U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge, of whom support the measure, Fudge and then Cleveland NAACP president George Forbes of whom fought against change to the current county governance structure that replaced 3 county commissioners and the county elected offices, all but the still-elected judges and county prosecutor, with a 11-member county council and county executive....The formerly elected positions of county sheriff, auditor, clerk of courts, fiscal officer and treasurer are currently appointed positions made by the county executive...Former Ohio senator Nina Turner, now a co-chair of Bernie Sanders' 2020 presidential campaign, was one of few Black leaders who supported the current county governance structure.... Kathy Wray Coleman, editor of and, Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog

Cuyahoga County Sheriff Clifford Pinkney, the county's first Black sheriff who announced May 25 that he will resign, effective Aug 2., former Cleveland NAACP president  George Forbes, also a former Cleveland City Council president, Ohio 11th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, a Warrensville Heights Democrat, and former Ohio senator Nina Turner, now co-chair of U.S. Sen Bernie Sanders' 2020 campaign for  president Community activists, former jail inmates and other community members protest at the Justice Center in downtown Cleveland against conditions in the Cuyahoga County Jail and the deaths of nine inmates in roughly a year on May 23, 2019 and , Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 5 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: editor@clevelandurbanne Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at th

Funeral procession route for former Cleveland mayor George Voinovich, also a former governor and former U.S. senator, announced .....George Forbes, then the city council president, helped Voinovich win his first term as mayor in 1979, ousting Dennis Kucinich... Forbes, Black dignitaries of Congresswoman Fudge, state Representative Bill Patmon and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, and boxing promoter Don King, also the owner and publisher of the Call and Post Newspaper, comment on Voinovich, the mayor of Cleveland during the height of the Cleveland schools desegregation era....By editor-in-chief Kathy Wray Coleman of, Ohio's Black digital news leader

Former  U.S. senator George Voinovich, also a former two-term Ohio governor who was Cleveland mayor from 1980-1989 when George Forbes was city council president Former longtime Democratic Cleveland City Council president George Forbes, a former longtime president of the Cleveland NAACP who helped catapult Voinvoich, a Republican, to mayor in a 1979. Forbes lost a bid to succeed Voinovich in 1989 to Michael R. White, who served three terms as mayor. The late former 11th congressional district congressman Louis Stokes (sitting), the Rev Jesse Jackson Sr. (standing first from left), the late political strategist Arnold Pinkney (standing second from left), and the late Carl B, Stokes (standing third from left), Louis' younger brother and the first Black mayor of Cleveland and of a major American city.  (archived photo of the group of powerful Black men and political power brokers during the good ole days) Former Cleveland mayor Michael R. White,  a

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

By Kathy Wray Coleman: Annexation meeting tonight, all 5 members of East Cleveland City Council oppose proposed city merger to Cleveland pushed by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, George Forbes: East Cleveland City Council President Dr. Joy Jordan speaks on it to Cleveland Urban News.Com, annexation meeting is at 6 pm today, November 24, 2013, Community Temple Lord and Christ Church, 1740 Hayden Ave in East Cleveland, phone 216-249-5949, community activists vow to fight against any merger

Outgoing East Cleveland City Council President Dr. Joy Jordan George L. Forbes, (left) and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson 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   No 2 online Black newspapers  ( ) and  ( ).  Reach us by phone at 216-659-0473 and by email at "The members of East Cleveland City Council are against any proposed merger, the  citizens of East Cleveland need an East Cleveland City Council to  represent them, and we intend to  keep the autonomy or independence of our city to protect the best interests of our community," ....Quote by East Cleveland City Council President Dr. Joy Jordan in the article below EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio- All five members of East Cleveland City council, including outgoing council president Dr. Joy Jordan  , are voicing opposition to a controv