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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

George Forbes' brother Zeke Forbes is laid to rest, was a former Cleveland Municipal Clerk of Court, George Forbes is a former city council president, prior Cleveland NAACP president, funeral speakers include Mayor Frank Jackson, retired Congressman Stokes, Tim Hagan and Cleveland Municipal Clerk of Court Earle B. Turner, Reverends Bass, Roberson and Caviness do the eugology

Cleoford "Zeke" Forbes By Kathy Wray Coleman, 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, Tel: (216) 659-0473  K a thy Wray Coleman is  a community activist and 20 year investigative journalist who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper.    ( ) /   ( ) EUCLID , Ohio- Funeral services were held Saturday morning at the Celebration Methodist Church in Euclid, Ohio for  Cleoford "Zeke" Forbes, 89, a former Cleveland Municipal Clerk of Court and the older brother of former Cleveland City Council president George L. Forbes, also the former longtime president of the Cleveland Chapter NAACP.  George L. Forbes In addition to George L. Forbes, a Cleveland attorney,  others that spoke at the funeral include Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, retired 11th congressional district congre

By Kathy Wray Coleman: Delores Smith, the wife of Cleveland NAACP President The Rev Hilton Smith, dies, Delores Smith was a former model, Rev Caviness of Greater Abyssinia to do eulogy, funeral is Friday, October 18 at 11:30 am, wake is an hour before, viewing is Thursday, October 17 at Strowder's Funeral Home

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 wife of Cleveland NAACP President The Rev Hilton Smith passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2013, after a long illness, officials of the local chapter of the nation's most renowned Civil Rights organization said Monday. Arrangements for Delores W. Smith are by Strowder's Funeral Home in Cleveland. The wake is at the Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church in Cleveland where Rev Smith is an associate minister, 1161 East 105th St, at 10:30 am, on  Friday, October 18, with the funeral following at 11:30 am.  The viewing is on Thursday, October 17 from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm at Strowder's Funeral Home, 822 East 105th Street in Cleveland, phone 216-761-3092. Cleveland

Rev Caviness, Cleveland Area Black ministers meet to push Ohio State Senator Nina Turner to run for Ohio Secretary of State against Republican Jon Husted

Ohio State Senator Nina Turner (D-25), a Cleveland Democrat  CLEVELAND, Ohio- Led by Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church Senior Pastor Rev E. Theophilus Caviness, who is also 1st vice president of the Cleveland NAACP and the executive director of the Cleveland Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, a  small but influential group of black ministers, labor officials and community activists met at a Glenville area church Tuesday night to promote the candidacy of State Sen. Nina Turner(D-25) as Ohio’s next Secretary of State. They hope to convince Turner, a former Cleveland Ward 1 council person and a Cleveland Democrat to take on Republican  Jon Husted for the seat in 2014. The Rev E Theophilus Caviness L-R: first row, Marcia McCoy, Bishop F.E. Perry, Rev. E.T. Caviness,  Fred Harris,  Vic Rubenstein, Art McKoy, Darlene Hardiman; 2d row: Richard Nix, Rev. Tyrone Davis,Shermaine Oliver, Barbara Rogers, [Cleveland Black Nurses Association] 

Hilton Smith elected Cleveland NAACP president, Judge Sara Harper wins other contested race as third vice president, national NAACP watchdog the Rev. Gill Ford, who was sent in to supervise election, says 'racism is not dead,' Rev Caviness is first vice president, Bishop Perry is second vice president, Amos Mahsua is treasurer, Arlene Anderson secretary, Marcia McCoy assistant secretary, 3 make the short list for executive director, 24 win slots for executive committee, retired Plain Dealer reporter Richard Peery says new leaders should watch Governor Kasich and not let him 'run the NAACP'

The Rev Hilton Smith, who was elected the 34th president of The Cleveland NAACP by its members during an election held on Nov. 11 at The Cathedral Church of God in Christ in Cleveland By Johnette Jernigan and Kathy Wray Coleman, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper ( ) CLEVELAND,Ohio- T he Rev. Hilton Smith, senior vice president for corporate and community affairs at Turner Construction Company in Cleveland and an associate minister at Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church in Cleveland, is the new chapter NAACP president, NAACP officials said Sunday after an all afternoon election at  The Cathedral Church of God in Christ .  Also a former Cleveland School Board president, Smith, 66, beat longtime NAACP affiliate Jocelyn Travis and member Clint Bradley to become the 34th president of the local chapter that celebrated its 100th year anniversary this year . He told reporters aft