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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

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, 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.   ( ) /   ( )  Tamir Rice WASHINGTON, D.C.- A day after a Cuyahoga County coroner formally ruled the police killing of her son a homicide, the  

Community Activists call for fair trial for former Cuyahoga County Democratic Party chairperson Jimmy Dimora as it begins in federal court in Akron

Jimmy Dimora By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor ( ) and ( ) AKRON, Ohio-The political corruption and racketeering trial of former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora, the previous headstrong, hand-slapping and popular chairperson of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party, begins today before Federal District Court Judge Sara Lioi in Akron. And some area community activists are questioning whether he can get a fair trial. "Why does the same judge hear all of the cases?" asked veteran community activist Ada Adveryhart, a member of the grassroots groups dubbed the Carl Stokes Brigade and the Imperial Women Coalition. "Is it because the judge is doing what they want her to do and how did this judge give former common pleas judge Steven Terry the maximum of six years in prison and he is Black while former judge Bridget McCafferty, his counterpart, faced 50 years and got 14 months, and she is White? Av