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The mother of Trayvon Martin speaks in Cleveland with support from Samaria Rice, who is the mother of Tamir Rice, community activists to picket the first district Cleveland police station today, February 22, at 4 pm, followed by a 6 pm vigil at the Cudell Recreation Center...By Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's leader in Black digital news

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Sybrina Fulton (left), the mother of slain teen Trayvon Martin, and Samaria Rice, the mother of slain 12-year old Clevelandander Tamir Rice, whom Cleveland police shot dead late last year for sporting a toy pellet gun at a public park on the city's largely White west side. By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, Cleveland Urban News.Com, and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.com, Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper and newspaper blog.  Tel: (216) 659-0473.  Coleman is a community activist and 21-year investigative journalist who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio.   ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) /   ( www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com )  Trayvon Martin (left) and his killer George Zimmerman                                                                                  Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice CLEVELAND, Ohio - The mother of slain 17-year-old Florida teen Trayvon Martin spoke to a capacity audience on Sat

Tamir Rice death by Cleveland police ruled a homicide a day before his mother takes center stage at March on Washington, Cleveland activists go in support of Rice, others, Samaria Rice joins stage with Sharpton, mothers of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner: Activist Ada Averyhart, 80, says Mayor Jackson better do something about Cleveland police, and that it will get worse before it gets better, says the mayor needs support and that she still supports him

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From left: Lesley McSpadden , the mother of slain police victim and Ferguson,  Missouri teen Michael Brown, the Rev. Al Sharpton, a Civil Rights icon, MSNBC political host and president of the New York-based National Action Network,  Sabrina Fulton,  the mother of  police victim and  slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin, and Samaria Rice, the mother of slain unarmed 12-year-old Cleveland police victim Tamir Rice By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, Cleveland Urban News.Com, and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.com, Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper and newspaper blog.  Tel: (216) 659-0473. Kathy Wray Coleman is a community activist, educator and 21-year investigative journalist who trained at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio for 17 years.   ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) /   ( www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com )  Tamir Rice WASHINGTON, D.C.- A day after a Cuyahoga County coroner formally ruled the police killing of her son a homicide, the  

Funeral services held for slain Black Ferguson, Missouri teen Michael Brown, Rev Al Sharpton delivers eulogy, thousands attend to pay respects

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By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief,  Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog,  O hio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper and Newspaper Blog  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 in Cleveland, Ohio.  ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) /   ( www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com ) The casket of slain Ferguson, Missouri teen Michael Brown Slain Missouri teen Michael Brown ST LOUIS, Missouri - Funeral services were held on Monday for Michael Brown, the  Black teen slain two and a half weeks ago in Ferguson, Missouri by police officer Darren Wilson, whom witnesses say gunned him down when he was surrendering with his hands up. The case is currently before a county grand jury on whether to charge Wilson, who is White, with crimes relative to the unprecedented shooting. Some 4,500 people packed Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St

Accused killer of unarmed Black teen Trayvon Martin named George Zimmerman is out again on bond after being jailed for lying on a previous bond

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George Zimmerman From the Metro Desk of Cleveland Urban News.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online Newsblog.Com( www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com ) and ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) SANDFORD, Florida-Accused teen killer George Zimmerman, who is facing a charge of second-degree murder for allegedly stalking and gunning down unarmed Black teen Trayvon Martin earlier this year in a Florida suburb, was released on a $1 million bond Friday after his arrest and jailing previously for lying to the presiding judge in the case. Zimmerman's $150 thousand bond was revoked two weeks ago after the Florida Circuit Judge ruled that he had lied about his finances, including collecting monies in excess of $200 thousand from a White supremacist website. At that bond revocation hearing the judge said also that Zimmerman had a passport and might be a flight risk. But earlier this week that same White judge gave him a second chance. The seventeen-year-old Martin is Black, and Zimmerman,

The wife of George Zimmerman, the accused murderer of unarmed Black teen Trayvon Martin, arrested for perjury, Cleveland area Civil Rights, grassroots organizations have rallied for justice for Martin

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Shellie Zimmerman By Kath y Wray Coleman, Editor, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com ( www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com ) and ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) SANDFORD, Florida-The wife of accused teen killer George Zimmerman, who is facing a charge of second-degree murder for allegedly stalking and gunning down unarmed Black teen Trayvon Martin earlier this year in a Florida suburb, was charged on Tues. with perjury. Shellie Zimmerman was arrested without incident by Seminole County sheriffs at her home, authorities said. Her arrest follows the arrest of her husband, whose bond was revoked two weeks ago after a Florida judge ruled that he had lied about his finances, including collecting monies in excess of $100 thousand from a White supremacist website. The seventeen-year-old Martin is Black, and Zimmerman, 28, is White.  Shelie Zimerman is accused of lying at George Zimmerman's bond hearing about their finances. Sh

Zimmerman jailed again after judge revokes bond for lying about finances in case of alleged murder of unarmed Black teen Trayvon Martin, Black community quiets down, young Cleveland area activist groups like the Oppressed People's Nation continue the fight, seasoned greater Cleveland activist groups such as the Imperial Women Coalition, Black on Black Crime Inc. and Peace in the Hood still monitoring the case.

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Trayvon Martin Anger over the killing of the Black teen has generated nationwide protests but has subsided in recent weeks  SANDFORD, Florida--Accused teen murderer George Zimmerman, a racist White volunteer community watchman who gunned down the unarmed 17-year old Trayvon Martin earlier this year in a suburban neighborhood in Sandford, Fl. and was charged in April with second degree murder after outcries of an  injustice  by the Black community and others, was jailed again on Sun. after a judge revoked his bond, saying he lied about his finances. George Zimmerman Florida judge Kenneth Lester ruled that Zimmerman, 28, lied about monies he got from a promotional website around the murder and last week revoked his $150 thousand bail, and ordered him to report to jail by the end of the week.  Meanwhile, not all is quiet on the Black front of a once enraged Black community on the celebrated case. "We will keep protesting until we ge

Zimmerman charged with murder of Trayvon, mass rally in Cleveland with Vision of Angels, NAACP, SCLC, United Pastor's in Mission officials, grassroots, Imperial Women Coalition, Black on Black Crime, Oppressed People's Nation, The People's Forum, The Family Connection, Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor, The Cleveland Chapter of the New Black Panther Party, Peace in the Hood, The Carl Stokes Brigade, The Cleveland Chapter of the New Black Panther Party, Occupy Cleveland, Cleveland Jobs With Justice, elected officials and more, set for Sun, April 15, 3:00 pm, 2nd New Hope Baptist Church, 2917 E. 116th St. at Buckeye Ave., State Sen. Turner to speak, read Senate resolution, Second New Hope Baptist Church Pastor Frank Young to open with prayer, Cleveland City Council Members, Cleveland Area Ohio State Representatives, Office of Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, elected officials, clergy, youth, grassroots to speak

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                 Trayvon Martin By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor, Cleveland Urban News.Com  ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) CLEVELAND, Ohio-In the wake of the announcement yesterday by a special prosecutor that volunteer neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman will be charged with second degree murder in the killing of unarmed seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin the Vision of Angels Youth Dance Troop, the Imperial Women Coalition, community  activists, clergy, youth, elected officials, the United Pastor's in Mission and Cleveland NAACP and SCLC  officials will go forward with a mass rally for Martin scheduled for Sun. April 15 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at Second New Hope Baptist Church in Cleveland, 2917 E. 116th St at Buckeye Ave .   (Editor's note: View a complete list of rally speakers and participating organizations toward the middle of this article) Mitchell said that Sunday's rally will begin outside of the church at 3:00 pm and that at 4:00 pm Martin's supporters

Ward 8 Councilman Jeff Johnson to co- host WTAM AM Radio 1100 show tonight, April 1, from 8-10 pm on the Trayvon Martin Case, Call in at 216-578-1100

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Cleveland Ward 8 Councilman Jeff Johnson By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com ( www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com ) and ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) INDEPENDENCE, Ohio-Cleveland Ward 8 Councilman Jeff Johnson will guest co- host "The Councilman Zack Reed Show" tonight, April 1, from 8-10 pm on WTAM AM Radio 1100 and will discuss the Trayvon Martin case. Reed, who leads Cleveland's Ward 2, will also host the show on April 1. Call in numbers for WTAM are 216-578-1100 and 216-578-1111. Cleveland Ward 2 Councilman Zack Reed Reach Journalist Kathy Wray Coleman at editor@clevelandurbannews.com and phone number: 216-932-3114.

Over 200 Cleveland area activists, Imperial Women, NAACP officials, rally on Public Square for Trayvon Martin

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Trayvon Martin By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com ( www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com ) and ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) CLEVELAND, Ohio-Over 200 people, including prominent area Civil Rights attorneys, elected officials, Cleveland NAACP officials and leaders of grassroots groups such as the Imperial Women, Black on Black Crime, Occupy Cleveland, Revolution Books, the Oppressed People's Nation, the Carl Stokes Brigade, Peace in the Hood, Occupy the Hood Cleveland, the Committee to Bring Home Jamela and Jamyla, the Cleveland Chapter of the New Black Panther Party, the Cleveland African American Museum, Organize Ohio, the Northeast Ohio Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, People for the Imperial Act, the Joaquin Hicks Real People's Movement, and the Underground Railroad participated in a rally on Fri., March 30 at Public Square in Cleveland to demand the repeal of Florida's &