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Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's press secretary Andrea Taylor leaves post after 6 years, no replacement yet named, the mayor has no Blacks as law director, safety director, chief of police, chief city prosecutor, EMS commissioner, chief of staff, Cleveland schools CEO, though the City of Cleveland is majority Black and the mayor, himself, is Black

Andrea Taylor Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson By Kathy Wray Coleman, Publisher, Editor-n-Chief, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper ( www.clevelandurbannews.com )  CLEVELAND,Ohio-   Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson is poised to name a replacement for press secretary Andrea V. Taylor, who is resigning from the post she has held since 2007,  effective  Jan 1,  to return to her hometown of Detroit to work in the private sector, a spokesperson for the mayor told  reporters .  The mayor is at the end of a second four-year-term and has said that he will seek reelection next year. He has not publicly named a replacement for Taylor, who is Black, though he has no Blacks in the appointed positions of law director, safety director, chief of police, chief prosecutor, EMS commissioner, chief of staff and CEO of the majority Black and impoverished Cleveland Municipal School District.  Jackson, 66, is the third Black

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is hospitalized with blood clot following a concussion (Update: Mrs. Clinton has since been discharged from the hospital, White House press officials announced

United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton By Kathy Wray Coleman, Publisher, Editor-n-Chief, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper ( www.clevelandurbannews.com )  WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been hospitalized with a blood clot in her head near her brain following a concussion she got after a faint spell last month.  Doctors said that it did not result in a stroke or a neurological problem.  A former U.S. senator representing New York who lost the Democratic primary in 2008 to current president Barack Obama and the wife of former president Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, 65, is the most admired woman in the world by some polls.  Doctors for the nation's highest ranking female federal official and the most prominent member of the president's cabinet said the blood clot was found following a routine MRI and that  Secretary of State Clinton, who is being treated

Remembering Blacks that died in 2012 of notability including Whitney Houston, Rodney King, Etta James, Sherman Hensley, Don Cornelius and Donna Summer

Whitney Houston By Kathy Wray Coleman, Publisher, Editor-n-Chief, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper ( www.clevelandurbannews.com )  Cleveland Urban News.Com  remembers  the following Blacks, known nationally and internationally, that passed away in 2012 and whose contributions will remain a part of America's legacy, and a source of pride to the Black community.  Whitney Houston, 48, pop icon Sherman Helmsley, 74, television icon known for  starring  roles in "The Jefferson's" and "Amen" Don Cornelius, 75, creator of Soul Train Donna Summer, 63, Queen of Disco, Chuck Brown, Godfather of Go-Go Michael Clarke Duncun, 54, actor noted for role in The Green Mile. Rodney King, 47, known for the infamous police beating by a group of White police officers,  that sparked the LA Riots in 1992.  Yvette Wilson, 50, actress and comedian, role in telvision shows "Moesha&qu

Former Cleveland NAACP President George Forbes hospitalized, Forbes is a former Cleveland City Council president who lost a bid for Cleveland mayor against Michael R.White in 1989, is general counsel for the Call and Post Newspaper, Ohio's most notable Black print publication that is owned by internationally known boxing promoter Don King

Former Cleveland NAACP President and Call and Post Newspaper General Counsel George L. Forbes By Kathy Wray Coleman, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) CLEVELAND,Ohio-   Former Cleveland NAACP President  George L. Forbes, a notable figure in Cleveland politics and one of the city's most prominent Black leaders , has been hospitalized, though details of his illness have not been made public. Don King, a native Clevelander and international boxing promoter who publishes the Call and Post Newspaper   The legal counsel for the Call and Post Newspaper, Cleveland's Black print press that is owned by internationally known boxing promoter Don King, and a former Cleveland City Council president famous for throwing a chair at Cleveland Ward 8 Councilman Jeff Johnson and for losing a bid for mayor against former protege Michael R. White in 1989, Forbes is one of Cleveland

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wish everyone a Merry Christmas, click here to watch their Merry Christmas video with a message of blessings to all, president, first lady remember victims of Hurricane Sandy, Connecticut shootings, salute veterans, U.S. military troops, their families

Weekly Address: The president and first lady extend a holiday greeting and thank our troops for their service WASHINGTON, D.C.-In this week’s address, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wished everyone a Merry Christmas and happy holidays, and they thanked America's brave troops and their families for their service. The president and first lady ask the American people to visit      Joining Forces.Gov (Click Here To Go There)   to find ways to honor and support our veterans and military families, and say that we must all come together, as we always do, to care for each   other during this holiday  ( www.clevelandurbannews.com )  Reach Cleveland Urban News.Com by email at editor@clevelandurbannews.com and by phone at 216-659-0473.

Black NRA members are guests to discuss NRA positions following the Connecticut shootings today, 5 pm, WERE , 1490 AM Talk Radio on The Art McKoy Show, Omens Motorcycle Club to hold vigil after the show in front of WERE at 7 pm to remember Connecticut shooting victims, State Rep. Bill Patmon pushes bill for metal detectors in Ohio public schools, wants criminal sanctions for parents that irresponsibly let guns get into hands of children, wants required locks on Ohio guns

Community Activist Art McKoy Ohio State Rep. Bill Patmon (D-10), a Cleveland Democrat By Kathy Wray Coleman, Publisher, Editor-n-Chief, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) CLEVELAND,Ohio- Community activists will discuss gun violence and gun control measures during a segment today, Dec. 23 at 5 pm on the Art McKoy University of Common Sense Show on WERE 1490 AM Talk Radio in Cleveland, a Radio One news station. The show call in phone number is 216-578-1490.  Guests for the show are Black NRA members, including Community Activist Donna Walker Brown.  At 7 pm after the show airs Walker Brown, a motorcycle club member who says she will run for Cleveland mayor next year, said that the Omens Motorcycle Club, based in the Buckeye-Woodland area on Cleveland's predominantly Black east side, will hold a vigil in front of the radio station building at Radio One, that also h

U. S. House of Representatives breaks for Christmas without deficit reduction agreement to avert fiscal cliiff, Congressional Black Caucus, led by Ohio Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, refuses to compromise on cuts that hurt middle class, Blacks, poor people, the elderly simply to avoid a fical cliff, Obama says in press release to Cleveland Urban News.Com that Christmas vacation will provide a cooling off period for House lawmakers to spend time with family, friends

     Democratic United States President Barack Obama                               Republican Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner of Ohio (R-8) Ohio Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (D-11), also chair-elect of the Congressional Black Caucus. Fudge argues that vulnerable communities, including the poor, the elderly and minorities communities, must not be victimized by concessions by Congressional House lawmakers working to avert the fiscal cliff By Kathy Wray Coleman, Publisher, Editor-n-Chief, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) WASHINGTON, D.C.-Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives scolded their own leader on Friday, rejecting a proposed compromise by House Speaker John Boehner (R-8) of Ohio for an agreement for the wealthiest Americans to give up the current tax cut on the rich in order to tame negotiations with Presiden

Updated With Comments on Behalf Of Mayor Jackson: Mayor Jackson, Cleveland City Council lose appeal by Occupy Cleveland for violating First Amendment with unconstitutional city ordinance that bans protesting on Public Square, Judge Blackmon writes decision for 8th District Court of Appeals, win reverses convictions for 2 Occupy Cleveland members but is bittersweet as 4 former Occupy Cleveland members are serving long prison terms in foiled plot to bomb bridge that their lawyers called a sting by FBI informant that found them housing, fed them food, drugs

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson        Ohio 8th District Court of Appeals Judge Patricia Ann Blackmon Ken Silliman, Chief of Staff for Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) Leatrice Tolls of Occupy Cleveland Erin McCardle of Occupy Cleveland Occupy Cleveland protesters at a rally in front of Cleveland City Hall  (Photo by  www.cleveland.com ) From top left Connor Stephens, Brandon Baxter and Douglas White, all former members of Occupy Cleveland that U.S. District Court Judge David Dowd Jr.  of the Federal District Court of the Northern District of Ohio in Cleveland sentenced to prison terms after the trio pleaded guilty earlier this year to a plot to bomb an Ohio bridge between Akron and Cleveland. From bottom Anthony Hayne, 35, (bottom left) also an Occupy Cleveland member who pleaded guilty and has been sentenced also, and Joshua Safford, 23, whose case is still pending as  he undergoes psychiatric analysis. By Kathy Wray Cole

Second gunned down Black victim Malissa Williams is laid to rest, Williams, 30, was shot and killed along with Timothy Ray Russell, 43, by a group of White Cleveland police officers, they were unarmed and shot at gangsta-style 137 times, no citizen complaint against Cleveland police has been found valid by Cleveland officials since 1974

Malissa Williams By Kathy Wray Coleman, Publisher, Editor-n-Chief, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) CLEVELAND,Ohio- The second of two unarmed Black victims gunned down last month by a group of White Cleveland police officers was laid to rest Saturday morning as friends, family and community gathered at Integrated Faith Assembly Church on  Cleveland's predominantly Black east side for funeral services for Malissa Williams, 30. Timothy Russell, 43, was driving the car that police say backfired in front of the Cuyahoga County Justice Center in Cleveland on Nov. 29, causing some 30 police cars to chase him and Williams, a passenger, for more than 25 minutes until surrounding the car at Wymore and Terrace Avenues in East Cleveland and shooting 137 bullets at it, gangsta-style. East Cleveland is a small majority Black impoverished suburb of Cleveland, a largely Black majo

Greater Cleveland community activists to hold vigil this evening, December 16, 7pm to remember 20 school Connecticut children, 6 adults, gunned down by 20-year-old suspected shooter Adama Lanza, vigil is in Cleveland at 2510 St. Clair Ave., WERE AM 1490 Radio Station where WZAK 93.1 FM and Radio One are housed

Suspected shooter Adam Lanza, who is accused of shooting his mother in the face multiple times and killing her and then starring in a massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn on Friday, Dec. 14 that left 20 first graders at the  school and six adults dead, including the school principal, teachers, a psychiatrist, and a school guidance counselor. Lanza then turned the gun on himself a died with a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head, leaving a slew of unanswered questions and a ferocious debate on gun violence and gun control that promises to linger into the new year.   By Kathy Wray Coleman, Publisher, Editor-n-Chief, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) CLEVELAND, Ohio-Greater Cleveland community activists will hold a vigil to remember the Connecticut shooting victims of 20 elementary school children and six adults on Sunday, Dec 16 at 7 pm in the parking l

Plain Dealer Reporter Pat Galbincea covers forum at Shaw High School on 137 bullets shooting deaths sponsored by Cleveland NAACP on Friday, victims family members, Mayor Norton, Cleveland NAACP President Hilton Smith, community activists speak, community activists, led by Donna Walker Brown, Art McKoy, Khalid Samad, protest before forum and call for local and county authorities and police, including Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty, to step aside and permit the FBI to control the investigation around the shooting

Malissa Williams and Timothy Ray Russell Impatient crowd implores NAACP, East Cleveland mayor and police chief for justice in Nov. 29 Cleveland police shooting (Plain Dealer article where community members, victims family attend Cleveland NAACP forum on 137 bullets shooting deaths of Malissa Williams and Timothy Ray Russell, both pictured, at Shaw High School in East Cleveland on Friday evening. Before the forum community activists, led by Art McKoy, Donna Walker Brown, Imperial Women Representative Genevieve Mitchell and Khalid Samad,  protested in front of Shaw High School demanding that local authorities and police, Cuyahoga County Sheriff Bob Reid, and county prosecutor Tim McGinty step aside to ensure a neutral investigation and allow the FBI to take total control over the case) By  Pat Galbincea, The Plain Dealer  on December 14, 2012 at 10:00 PM, updated  December 14, 2012 at 10:15 PM Email (Photo by  Gus Chan, Th