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Ohio Democratic Congressman Tim Ryan suspends his presidential campaign, Ryan a fighter for his rustbelt congressional district, and for GM workers....By editor Kathy Wray Coleman of

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Ohio 13th Congressional District Congressman Tim Ryan Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com , Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog. Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com. Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS .  By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief CLEVELANDURBANNEWS.COM-YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio- Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan, a Youngstown area Democrat who  ran a grassroots campaign and highlighted the closing of the Lordstown General Motors plant in his 13th congressional district, and a fighter for the underdog who stood on the picket lines for GM strikers, has suspended his campaign for president, th

Cleveland Plain Dealer Newspaper endorses Democrat Kathleen Clyde for Ohio secretary of state, which follows an endorsement of Clyde by the Akron Beacon Journal....In endorsing State Representative Clyde for Ohio secretary of state, the Plain Dealer editorial board said Clyde is “a steady supporter of Ohioans' voting rights and of making it easier for Ohioans to exercise those rights.”....Vote early, or vote November 6, 2018.....Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 5 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com

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State Representative Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent), the Democratic candidate for Ohio secretary of state Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com , Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 5 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com. Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS By editor Kathy Wray Coleman CLEVELANDURBANNEWS.COM, COLUMBUS, Ohio- Following in the foot steps of t he Akron Beacon Journal editorial board that last week endorsed Democratic state Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent), the Cleveland Plain Dealer Newspaper, Ohio's largest newspaper, on Sunday endo

By Kathy Wray Coleman: Ohio governor hopeful Ed FitzGerald chooses State Senator Eric Kearney, who is Black, to run on Democratic ticket for lieutenant governor, Kearney is Minority Leader in Ohio Senate, publishes Black newspapers in Ohio, the duo hope to unseat Kasich in 2014

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Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, (left), a Democrat who hopes to unseat Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich in next year's  gubernatorial race, and his lieutenant governor running mate State Senator Eric Kearney, a Cincinnati Democrat. FitzGerald announced last week his selection of Kearney to run with him on the Democratic ticket. By 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.clevelandurbannews.com ) and  ( www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com ).  Reach us by phone at 216-659-0473 and by email at   editor@clevelandurbannews.com CLEVELAND, Ohio-Governor hopeful Ed FitzGerald, a Democrat who will likely resign from his Cuyahoga County Executive job by the end of this year or early next year, has chosen a Black state senator from Cincinnati, Ohio for his lieutenant governor running mate in hopes of unseating Republican Gov. John Kasich in n

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson draws formidable reelection challenger this year in Ken Lanci following his slowness in disciplining group of White Cleveland police officers that gunned down unarmed Blacks Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell in November with 137 bullets, Jackson, who is Black and also controls Cleveland schools by state law, is supported by The Old Black Political Guard, city council, Black clergy, business community and some community activists, and Lanci, a millionaire White businessman, has money to wage a mayoral election fight, Lanci to announce on Monday that he will run against Jackson (Editor's Note: A Cleveland police captain, lieutenant, and 10 police supervisors to be disciplined ranging from a 10 day suspension to possible termination for deadly November car chase the mayor and police chief said, the 13 police officers that gunned down Tim and Malissa with a combined 137 bullets are still on job with no criminal charges against them)

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Cleveland Mayoral Hopeful and Millionaire Businessman Ken Lanci, who will announce on Monday that he will run for mayor this year Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson From the Metro Desk of Cleveland Urban News.Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com, Ohio's No 1 and No 2 online Black news venues  ( www.clevelandurbannews.com )  Reach Cleveland Urban News.Com by email at editor@clevelandurbannews.com and by phone at 216-659-0473 CLEVELAND,Ohio- In the midst of community fallout about his slowness in disciplining police responsible for gunning down unarmed Blacks Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell with 137 bullets following a high speed car chase from downtown Cleveland on Nov. 29 that ended in neighboring East Cleveland, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson has drawn a formidable challenger for this year's mayoral race in Democratic millionaire businessman Ken Lanci. And race is inevitably at play too where the two term biracial Jackson, also a Democrat and f

Ohio State Senator Nina Turner calls for election reform in Ohio, takes on Ohio Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted in editorial to Plain Dealer

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By Ohio  State Sen. Nina Turner (D-25) as a guest columnist to the Plain Dealer Newspaper, Ohio's largest newspaper. A Cleveland Democrat, Turner is a former Cleveland Ward 1 councilwoman and one of two Black Ohio senators representing Cleveland   constituents , among others. She represents Ohio's 25th legislative district and is contemplating a run in 2014 for Ohio  Secretary  of State against controversial Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted. Though appointed at times, no Black Democrat has ever been elected to a statewide office in Ohio such as governor, auditor, attorney general, secretary of state or the Ohio Supreme Court. CLEVELAND , Ohio- Elections, of course, create winners and losers. In every contest one candidate party or issue will come out on top. It is rare, however, that  voters  come as close as they did this year to getting the  short  end of the stick. This year we squeaked by thanks to the dedication of local elections professionals and r

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

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Jimmy Dimora By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor ( www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com ) and ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) 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

Dems Vote No Endorsement For Cuyahoga County Prosecutor, McDonnell Came Closest, Chandra 2nd, Kelley 3rd, McGinty 4th, State Reps, Judges Endorsed

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National political news and local news from the Cleveland metropolitan area By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor ( www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com ) and ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) (kathy@kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) At its Dec 7. meeting the Executive Committee of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party issued a no endorsement to the six candidates seeking its support that are vying to replace Bill Mason for county prosecutor, a man still with political influence who helped propel two of his assistant prosecutors to judgeship's in Nov. "There was no endorsement in that race because none of the candidates received 60 percent of the vote of the Executive Committee members in attendance as required for an endorsement, " said Nick Martin, 31, Executive Director of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party. "And in that and other races a few people abstained from voting." Mason, 52, announced in Oct that he will not seek a fourth four-year term. He has not

State Sen. Nina Turner Announces Run For Congress, Some Black Leaders Say Please Don't Run Against Qualified Black Incumbent U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge

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Updated Friday, December 2, 2011 Ohio State Sen. Nina Turner (D-25) U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH) Ohio State Rep. Bill Patmon (D-10) Cleveland Ward 8 Councilman Jeff Johnson Cleveland Attorney and Local NAACP President George Forbes National political news and local news from the Cleveland metropolitan area brought to the community from ( www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com ) and ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor State Sen. Nina Turner (D-25) , a Cleveland Democrat, sent shock waves through Cleveland's political rank and file this week when she filed petitions to take on U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D-11) in next year's Democratic Primary election, a decision that has rocked Cleveland's Old Black Political Guard and has upset Black leaders with the prospective that the vote could be split by the two prominent Black women and a White could slide in. "When minorities run against each other as was the c