Community activists say Cleveland symbolic March on Washington and 300 person rally was a fraud, was politically motivated, marred by censorship, excluded Black, other community activist leaders from speaking forum while White, Jewish, Hispanic leaders spoke, Community Activist Al Porter of Black on Black Crime Inc. says it was "contrary to Dr. King's dream of inclusion"
By Johnette Jernigan, staff reporter, and 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 newspapers ( www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com ) and ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ). Reach us by phone at 216-659-0473 and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Kathy Wray Coleman is a former biology teacher and a 20-year investigative Black journalist who trained for some 15 years at the Call and Post Newspaper . C LEVELAND, Ohio -The Greater Cleveland Urban League held a symbolic March on Washington and rally yesterday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington at Public Auditorium in downtown Cleveland. Some said it was politically motivated, and marred by censorship against Black and other greater Cleveland community activists, who were excluded. Other groups associated with the gathering were the Greater National Action Ne