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Updated: Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's most read Black online newspaper, takes a look back at its 20 most memorable news article moments of 2012, including the presidential election, Occupy Cleveland, Judge Patricia Ann Blackmon, Gabby Douglas, Tim McGinty, Jimmy Dimora, George Forbes, The Rev. Hilton Smith, Obamacare, the uppercut RTA bus driver incident, Emilliano, The 137-bullets- shooting- deaths of unarmed Blacks Malissa Williams and Timothy Ray Russell by a group of White Cleveland police officers, Congresswoman Marcia Fudge's election as chair of Congressional Black Caucus, Cleveland Mayor Jackson and Blaine Griffin and the Cleveland schools levy, State Senator Turner, Cleveland Councilwomen Cleveland and Mitchell and community activists in fighting against racist voter suppression billboards, Imperial Avenue Murders anniversary rally and vigil, the Connecticut and Chardon High School shootings, Travon Martin, Hurricane Sandy, The Cleveland Plain Dealer Newspaper's restructuring plan, the fiscal cliff deal, NAACP President Ben Jealous' support of Obama's stance on gay marriage, Bill Mason's departure as county prosecutor, new Ohio laws for expunging criminal records to give non-violent Ohioans a second chance pushed by State Senator Shirley Smith and sanctioned by Governor John Kasich

By Kathy Wray Coleman, Publisher, Editor-n-Chief, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper ( ) CLEVELAND, Ohio-As the 2013 new year takes off Cleveland Urban News.Com takes a look back at some of the most memorable moments of 2012 that impacted the national political scene, Ohio, and the greater Cleveland community, all from a Black and urban perspective.    United States President Barack Obama Ohio State Senator Nina Turner (D-25) Cleveland Ward 5 Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland Cleveland Ward 6 Councilwoman Mamie Mitchell 1. President Barack Obama, the first Black president of the United States of America, wins reelection to a second four-year-term, beating Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney, a former Massachusetts governor. The president also won Ohio by 2 percentage points with the help of Black elected officials. Democrats of Cuyahoga County Democr