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Cleveland police officer shoots and kills 21-year-old Black man, which follows a host of high profile Cleveland police killings of Black men and boys in recent years, including 12-year-old Tamir Rice, Brandon Jones and rapper Kenneth Smith....By editor-in-chief Kathy Wray Coleman of and, Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog

Image 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: Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. We 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 . CLEVELANDURBANNEWS.COM-CLEVELAND, Ohio  -- A Cleveland police officer, though off-duty at the time, shot and killed a 21-year-old Black man man late Saturday at the Corner Alley bowling alley in Cleveland's University Circle neighborhood on the city's largely Black east side, a police spokesperson said Saturday. The name of the young man killed is  being witheld until family members are not

Public invited to give police brutality testimony along with uncle of Tamir Rice, Ferguson protesters, others at the CSU Main Classroom Building, room, 201, from 12-4 pm on Saturday, April 11, 2015, the free event is spearheaded by Puncture the Silence Cleveland...Call Carol Steiner at (216) 932-3474 for more information, panelists include an uncle of slain California police victim Oscar Grant....Mother of Daniel Ficker also to testify..By Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's leader in Black digital news

By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, Cleveland Urban News.Com, and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News, Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper and newspaper blog. Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: Coleman, who is Black, is a 22-year investigative journalist and political and legal reporter who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio.   ( ) /   ( ) CLEVELAND, Ohio - Community activists groups, led by the local chapter of    the national Puncture the Silence-Stop Mass Incarceration Network, invite the public to join an uncle of Tamir Rice, a Ferguson Missouri activist, and others to give testimony on police brutality before a panel from 12-4 pm on Saturday, April 11 at the Cleveland State University Main Classroom Building (room 201) in downtown Cleveland at 2121 Euclid Avenue. (Interested media and others wanting additional information should

Press Release: Community activists to rally on Monday, May 13 at 7 pm Cleveland NAACP meeting, corner of E. 107th St and Chester Ave in Cleveland in front of The University Circle United Methodist Church, for support for Cleveland NAACP on deadly police shootings of unarmed people such as 137 bullets victims Tim Russel an Malissa Williams, Kenneth and Daniel Ficker, rape, abduction and murder of women such as Christine Malone, foreclosure fraud, jobs and judicial impropriety, contact number for rally is 216-659-0473

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 news venues  ( )  Reach Cleveland Urban News.Com by email at and by phone at 216-659-0473 CLEVELAND, Ohio- The Imperial Women, The Oppressed People's Nation, Ohio Family Rights, Stop Targeting  Ohio's Poor and other community activists groups will rally with victims family members at 7 pm on Monday, May 13, 2013 in front of the church where the regular Cleveland NAACP meeting will be held  at University Circle United Methodist Church at 1919 E. 107th St. at the corner  of E. 107th St and Chester Ave. in Cleveland.  Activists seek a repeatedly promised meeting with Cleveland NAACP President The Rev. Hilton Smith and the organization's legal redress committee, which hasn't met as a group all year though NAACP officials have taken dues money from its members,

Community activists target Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty at April 29 Cleveland City Hall 150 persons rally on November deadly 137 bullets police chase, Mayor Jackson blames McGinty for delay in possible police firings, FEDS forum held across town with U.S. district attorney, NAACP, ACLU, watch the coverage of the City Hall rally here with video by 19 Action News Reporter Tiffiani Tucker, activists threaten Mayor Frank Jackson with voting him out of office this year if the 13 all non-Black Cleveland police officers that gunned down unarmed Blacks Malissa Williams and Tim Russell with 137 bullets are not fired

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson U.S. District Attorney Steve Dettelbach Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty Ohio ACLU Legal Director James Hardiman Cleveland NAACP Executive Director Sheila Wright Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church Senior Pastor The Rev.  Larry Harris Black on Black Crime Inc. Founder and Community Activist Art McKoy Black on Black Crime Vice President  and Community Activist Al Porter (center) and other members of the grassroots community group that fights against injustices. Community Activist Don Bryant, who leads The People's Forum and The Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network. Bryant and other community activists called for Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty to bring in a special prosecutor at a Cleveland City Hall rally on Monday. The demand for McGinty's recusal is  relative to the possible Cuyahoga County Grand Jury indictment of Cleveland police officers who gunned down two unarmed Blacks w

Was the deadly 137 bullets Cleveland police shooting of unarmed Blacks Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell self defense or murder?... Watch the 19 Action News coverage by Reporter Dan Deroos with the affiliated news video here at Cleveland Urban Deroos and News Channels 3, 5, and 8 all were there at the April 24 rally that addressed that question, a rally led by Imperial Women Leader Kathy Wray Coleman that drew some 300 people and was sponsored by Imperial Women, Black on Black Crime Inc., The Oppressed People's Nation, and other activists groups at the Chateau Mansion in East Cleveland ...Community activists and victims family members will rally again on April 29 at 6 pm in front of Cleveland City Hall... (Note: The April 24 rally also dealt with unjustified Cleveland police shootings of Kenneth Smith and Daniel Ficker, and the unsolved rape and murders of Black women Jazmine Trotter and Christine Malone, issues that will also be addressed at the upcoming April 29, Cleveland City Hall rally)

A woman holds up a protest sign at a rally at Public Square in downtown Cleveland that highlights that unarmed Blacks Malissa Williams and Tim Russell were gunned down with 137 rounds of ammunition by a group of White Cleveland police officers that have yet to be criminally charged and are still on the job. The unprecedented shooting occurred late last year following a car chase that ultimately culminated in 65 police cars and over 100 police officers. The chase began from a downtown Cleveland location and ended in neighboring East Cleveland with a hail of bullets. One police officer jumped on the hood of the 1979 Chevy Malibu that Russell was driving with Williams as a passenger and shot through the front windshield over 40 times.  Community activists and victims family members will  hold another of several protests over the issue that has caused racial unrest and has increased tensions between police and the Black community at 6 pm on April 29 at Cleveland City Hall (Next to the w

Press Conference at 5:15 pm, April 24, PIZZZA AND REFRESHMENTS TO FIRST 80 PEOPLE THERE...Cleveland NAACP President The Rev. Hilton Smith to join group at 5:30 pm as a guest leader of community forum with Imperial Women, community activists, family members of deadly Cleveland police shootings victims and families of Black women murdered and raped in Cleveland on Wednesday, April 24 at the Chateau Mansion in East Cleveland, 13124 Euclid Ave, Rev David Hunter, who leads the Cleveland NAACP Housing Committee, will be there, POLICE NOT INVITED, press conference and meeting are both at the Chateau, previous Cleveland NAACP picket canceled (Note: Speakers at the press conference include Attorney Terry Gilbert, who represents gunned down Cleveland police victims Tim Russell, Daniel Ficker and Kenneth Smith, the families of Smith Ficker and 137 bullets shooting victim Malissa Williams, a daughter and son of raped and murder victim Christine Malone, who was killed late last month and has eight children, East Cleveland Councilman Nate Martin and Community Activists Khalid Samad, Al Porter, Roz McAllister, Donna Walker Brown, and Kathy Wray Coleman), Cleveland Ward 6 Councilwoman Mamie Mitchell to attend, meeting is open to the public, Cleveland Councilmen Johnson, Reed and Conwell invited too and activists pray that they do not need permission from Cleveland police to attend, activists expect them there

137 bullets Cleveland police shooting victims Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell, both gunned down on Nov. 29 by a group of White Cleveland police officers following a car chase from downtown Cleveland that led police to neighboring East Cleveland. Both were unarmed and no criminal charges against the police assailants that are still on the job seem  imminent.  Jazmine Trotter, 20, raped and murdered in Cleveland late last month. Her lifeless body was found in an abandoned home on the city's predominantly Black east side.  Christine Malone, 45, raped and murdered in Cleveland late last month. Her body was also found on Cleveland's east side at East 93rd. St and Bessemer Ave. days after Trotter's body was found less than a mile away. Malone has eight children and they say that Cleveland police ignored their missing person's report and allegedly said "call us if you find her." Malone's body was found two days later in a field, her family m