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MLK Holiday: Our exclusive interview with Ralph David Abernathy III, a former Georgia state senator and son of the late Ralph David Abernathy Sr..... “In as much as things seem to change, they still remain the same. There is a transitional period of the Black community and a lack of true economic power," said Abernathy III....His father founded SCLC along with Dr. King...Clevelandurbannews.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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  From left: Ralph David Abernathy III, his father, the late Ralph David Abernathy Sr., and the late Rev. Dr Martin Luther King Jr.   By the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr: "I Have A Dream" Speech  By Marc R. Churchill, staff reporter, and Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief.  Coleman is a former public school biology teacher and a seasoned Black political, legal and investigative reporter who trained as a reporter at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio for 17 years.     clevelandurbannews.com  and    www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com THE BELOW ARTICLE INCLUDES ARCHIVES FROM OUR PREVIOUS ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW WITH RAPLH DAVID ABERNATHY III CLEVELAND, Ohio- As Jan 16, 2023 approaches, a national holiday in observance of the late iconic Civil Rights leader the Rev. Dr. .Martin Luther King Jr. , we pause to remember the struggles that Blacks in America continue to face as a whole on almost a daily basis, struggles across the continuum that remain in spite of some

Lisa Marie Presley is dead at 54, Presley the only daughter of rock and roll pioneer Elvis Presley and an ex-wife of Michael Jackson, the late pop music icon...Lisa Marie will buried at Graceland where her father Elvis and son Bejamin Keough are burried....By clevelandurbannews.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader.

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  Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Jackson   Clevelandurbannews.com and   Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com  Staff article   Lisa Marie Presley CALABASAS-, California -Lisa Marie Presley, a singer, songwriter and humanitarian and the only daughter of the late rock and roll pioneer Elvis Presley and his wife Priscilla Presley, is dead at 54. The younger Presley was also an ex-wife of the late pop music icon Michael Jackson, and was once married to actor Nicholas Cage.  “It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” Priscilla Presley, 77, said in a statement. “She was the most passionate, strong and loving woman I have ever known.” Specifics regarding Lisa Marie Presley's death have not been made public other than that paramedics were rushed to her home in Calabasas, Calif., on Thursday morning. She later died at a nearby hospital just 20 days shy of her 55th birthday The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb seeks applicants for Civilian Police Review Board vacancy -Applications are due by January 27, 2023

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Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb City of Cleveland is taking applications for a   Civilian Police review board vacancy  - Applications are due by  January  27, 2023     January 11, 2023  –  CLEVELAND, Ohio- Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb, in his second year as mayor of the largely Black urban city, announced Wednesday  that  the City of Cleveland is looking for a qualified applicant to fill a vacant seat on the Civilian Police Review Board.  The selected applicant would be appointed to complete a four-year term that expires on Feb. 1, 2024. The individual appointed to fill out the current term would also be eligible to apply for the new full four-year term that would begin in February 2024.  The candidate for this vacant position must be a resident of the City of Cleveland at the time of appointment.   Compensation is    $8,963 annually. To apply, submit a  resume  with  work history and a cover letter  to Ryan Puente, Deputy Chief of Staff & Chief Government Affairs Officer, at   rpuente@

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Wall Street Journal Reporter Zusha Elinson meets with Cleveland activist Kathy Wray Coleman of Women's March Cleveland and Imperial Women Coalition, others over murdered Black women and later reports that there is an 89 percent increase as to unsolved murders of Black women in Cleveland and nationwide, also including Chicago, Los Angeles, and Milwaukee, among others....WSJ Reporter Zusha Elinson told Coleman that Cleveland officials were the most difficult as to turning over public records on the murders of Black women and girls....By Clevelandurbannews.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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Seasoned Wall Street Journal reporter Zusha Elinson and Cleveland activist and organizer Kathy Wray Coleman, who leads Imperial Women Coalition and Women's March Cleveland. Elinson recently met with Coleman in Cleveland regarding the disproportionate increase in murdered Black women and girls nationwide during the pandemic, including in Cleveland, Chicago, Los Angeles and some other largely Black major American cities. Above Coleman speaks at a rally and march hosted Women's March Cleveland at Public Square in downtown Cleveland, Ohio on Jan 21, 2017. Cleveland activist and organizer Kathy Wray Coleman (far left) and Wall Street Journal reporter Zusha Elinson (far right) at Zanzibar's, a Black owned and operated soul food restaurant in Cleveland, in October of 2022. Also pictured is an unidentified customer who joined in the photo Sandra Dawkins, the mother of 22-year-old Cleveland murder victim Britney Hardwick, whose killer remains at large, and Ward 1 Cleveland councilma