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Julian Bond, a charismatic Civil Rights icon and former NAACP chairman, is dead at 75, President Obama lauds Bond as a 'hero,' Bond was also a former Georgia lawmaker and a Morehouse College graduate....By Editor Kathy Wray Coleman of Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's leader in Black digital news

Julian Bond 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 five different editors,  at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio ( ) /   ( ) FORT WALTON BEACH, Florida  —  Longtime former NAACP chairman and charismatic Civil Rights icon Julian Bond died Saturday night in Fort Walton, Florida after a brief illness. He was 75.  President Barack Obama, America's  first Black president, lauded Bond,  a community activists  prominent figure of the Civil Rights  Movement  of the 1960s,   as a friend to the first family, and a "hero." "Justice and equality was the mission that spanned his life," said