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International Women's Day Cleveland rally and march draw nearly 400 people and are both led by Kathy Wray Coleman of the Imperial Women Coalition, an activist, journalist and the key organizer of the event, and with some 15 speakers, including keynote speaker Genevieve Mitchell, who saluted legendary Black women, and Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed....The organizers for the rally and march were Black women and grassroots activists....Speakers spoke on violence against women, immigrants, Black people, public education, mass incarceration, reproductive rights, the LGBT community, racism, sexism, Obamacare, police brutality, children, the legal system, and President Trump, one speaker from Refuse Fascism.Org calling on Trump supporter Steve Loomis, the union head for Cleveland police, to resign....Other speakers included activists the Rev Pamela Pinkney Butts, who did the opening prayer, Susan Schnur, and Larry Bresler, Muslim activist Julia Shearson, immigrant activist Olga Rosado, teacher and activist Melissa Svivelj Smith, and activists Rose Driscoll, James Sullivan, Al Porter Jr., Nina McClellan, Miniater Gwendolyn Pitts, Patricc Brown, and Princess Diccie Moore....Also there were members of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Women's Caucus and its chairperson, attorney Cindy Dempsey, though they were not organizers of either the march or rally....By editor Kathy Wray Coleman of and

Longtime Cleveland journalist and activist Kathy Wray Coleman of the Imperial Women Coalition, also editor-in-chief at  ClevelandUrbanNews.Com  and the    KathyWrayColemanOnlineNnewsBlog.Com  , led hundreds of participants at the International Women's Day rally and march in downtown Cleveland, Ohio on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Above Coleman speaks to participants at the rally at the Free Stamp at Willard Park in downtown Cleveland next to Cleveland City Hall . Coleman is the one who thought of doing the rally and march and organized others, even paying a political organizer $300 to help her, partly because she wanted issues impacting Black women that were not addressed during the Jan 21 Cleveland rally for women that mirrored the national rally to be addressed. The organizers were Black women and grassroots activists Women's rights activist the Rev Pamela Pinkney-Butts delivers the opening prayer  at the International Women's Day rally held on March 8, 2017 in dow

Some 700 people protest against President-elect Donald Trump in Cleveland....View the Cleveland Fox 8 News and Cleveland WKYC Channel 3 News coverage videos of activist Kathy Wray Coleman's speech and chants at the rally....Coleman leads the Imperial Women Coalition and calls for Trump to diversify his all White male transition team and proposed cabinet, says people of color and women are at risk .....Key rally organizer Marty Krebs says more rallies are forthcoming....By, Ohio's Black digital news leader

Hundreds gather at Public Square in downtown Cleveland, Ohio Nov. 18, 2016 to rally against United States President-elect Donald Trump. The protesters say they are angry over Trump's insensitive campaign rhetoric and the lack of diversity relative to his all White male transition team and his all White male proposed cabinet to date.  One speaker at the rally said Trump is taking Blacks and women back to the 1960s and that the pendulum has swung as women, Black America and other people of color are getting hostile treatment and are being ignored for key positions in the Trump administration CLICK ON THE CLEVELAND FOX 8 TELEVISION NEWS VIDEO IN THE PICTURE BELOW FOR COVERAGE OF THE CLEVELAND ANTI-TRUMP RALLY WITH SPEECHES BY CLEVELAND ACTIVIST KATHY WRAY COLEMAN AND OTHERS.  CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SAME VIDEO ON THE WEBSITE OF CLEVELAND FOX 8 NEWS CLICK ON THE CLEVELAND WKYC CHANNEL 3 TELEVISION NEWS VIDEO IN THE PICTURE BELOW TO VIEW COVERAGE OF THE CLEVELAND ANTI-TRUMP

Tamir Rice News: The Cleveland 8 file a direct appeal of Judge Adrine's order not to issue arrest warrants against Cleveland cops involved in the shooting death of Tamir Rice after the state appeals court dismisses their petition seeking the arrest warrants saying that a direct appeal is the proper route.... Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty says that police that kill Blacks should not be pre-charged with felonies at the municipal level like Black people....Some community activists want the state law amended to exclude municipal court judges altogether as to felonies, saying they since they cannot hear felony trials by law and that because in Ohio only a county grand jury can formally bring state felony charges via an indictment, they should not be issuing preliminary felony charges with arrest warrants and high bonds that disproportionately target Blacks.....By Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's leader in Black digital news

The Rev. Dr R.A. Vernon, senior pastor at The Word Church , a mega church in greater Cleveland The Rev Dr. Jawanza Colvin, senior pastor at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland Activist Julia Shearson, executive director of the Cleveland chapter of CAIR-Ohio Cleveland Municipal Court Presiding and Administrative Judge Ron Adrine Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty 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.    ( ) /   ( ).  CLEVELAND, Ohio- A   three-judge panel of the Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals on Friday d

CBS 60 minutes to air Cleveland police killings of Tamir Rice, Tanisha Anderson, and 137 shots police victims Malissa Williams and Tim Russell, the segment runs Sunday, January 25 at 7 pm, new police chief Williams, who is Black, is interviewed by 60 minutes: The Imperial Women Coalition, other activists fought for a Black police chief in 2009 following police negligence around the Imperial Avenue Murders

Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson Community activist Kathy Wray Coleman, who leads the Imperial Women Coalition, raises her hand and chants along with some 45 other activists during a 2009 rally she led outside the home of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson. The protest was in response to what activists said was police negligence and apathy relative to the murders of 11 Black women on Imperial Avenue on the city's east side. The remains of the women were uncovered beginning in October 2009 and since convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell sits on death row following convictions on 82 of 83 counts, including multiple counts of rape and murder. Activists were also upset because at the time the law enforcement leadership team of the Cleveland Police Department, including the chief of police, law director, safety director, chief prosecutor and EMS commissioner, had no Blacks. Jackson appointed Calvin Williams in January of last year as