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An interview with Director Clifton Powell on the stage play "My Brother Marvin," which runs from March 21-24 at the State Theatre in Cleveland and tells the story of the life of the late soul singer Marvin Gaye from the eyes of his sister, Zeola Gaye.... Powell directs the play and plays Gaye's father in it.... Marvin Gaye died at 44 in 1984 from a gunshot wound from his father, Marvin Gay Sr.,...Powell says the play has a sad ending but is enjoyable and inspiring...Powell's acting credits include "Rush Hour," "Dead Presidents," "Ray"

Actor, Comedian and Director Clifton Powell CLEVELAND,Ohio-  Cleveland Urban News.Com News Brief , and  By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief CLEVELAND,Ohio-Cleveland Urban News.Com interviewed actor, comedian and director Clifton Powell on Tuesday, just days before the opening this week of the stage production "My Brother Marvin," a play on the celebrated life of soul singer Marvin Gaye that he directs and that debuts today at the State Theatre in Cleveland and runs through Sunday, March 24. "Everybody should come out and see "My Brother Marvin" and I think people will enjoy it," said Powell, whose acting repertoire includes box office hits "Dead Presidents," 'Brothers," "Rush Hour,""Friday," "Next Friday," "Women Thou Art Loosed," and "Ray." Ticket prices range from $28.00 to $44.50, plus applicable fees.

An interview with Cuyahoga County Democratic Party Vice Chair Blaine Griffin, community relations director for Mayor Jackson, Griffin talks, Obama, voter issues, politics, Dimora's 28 year prison sentence, Griffin is on temporary leave from his city job to head the Cleveland schools 15 mill property tax levy campaign

Blaine Griffin B y Johnette Jernigan and Kathy Wray Coleman Cleveland Urban New.Com ( ) and ( ) CLEVELAND, Ohio- Cleveland Urban News.Com has snagged the exclusive below interview with Blaine Griffin, the highest ranking Black as the elected vice chairperson of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party, and a ranking member of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's administrative cabinet as the director of the city's community relations board. ( Editor's note : The mayor announced last week that Griffin is on leave until after the November 6 election from his city job to lead the campaign for the 15 mill property tax levy for Cleveland schools that is on the November ballot. Under state law the city mayor controls the schools and appoints the Cleveland Board of Education).  A married father of three Cleveland schools students who lives in the city's Larchmere neighborhood sandwiched by street between

A one-on-one interview with CNN contributor and TV-One commentator Roland Martin on President Obama, Romney, and whether First Lady Michelle Obama is 'too Black,' latest CBS poll has Obama and Romney in statistical tie

Roland Martin By Johnnette Jernigan Cleveland, Ohio-This is a one-on-one interview with CNN  contributor  and TV-One commentator Roland Martin, a nationally known Black political analyst. In this short but engaged interview Martin gives his views on the Democratic and Republican campaigns for President of the United States of America. He also discusses his take on the suggestion by some right wing conservatives that First Lady Michelle Obama is "too Black." President Barack Obama, a Democrat, will face former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the presumptive nominee for the Republican Party, for the upcoming November election for president. The below interview was undertaken during the heat of the fight for the Republican nomination for president and before Romney became the presumptive  nominee. It is  printed  here because it still has  significance  as America's Black community and others prepare for a showdown as to a tight race for the White Hous