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By Editor Kathy Wray Coleman: Exclusive interview with Judge Angela Stokes's attorney on her response to bar complaint by Ohio Supreme Court Office of Disciplinary Counsel, her attorney denies all allegations, Black elected officials comment, community activists allege racism, sexism against Stokes

Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Angela Stokes  By Kathy Wray Coleman, Publisher, Editor-n-Chief, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, O hio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper and Newspaper Blog  K a thy Wray Coleman is  a community activist and 20 year investigative journalist who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper, Ohio's Black press with print  newspapers  in Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio. The Call and Post is published by international boxing promoter Don King ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) Stokes Attorney Richard Alkire CLEVELAND, Ohio-Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Angela Stokes, through her attorneys,  has filed a 41-page response to a 49 page complaint filed earlier this month by the Office of Disciplinary Counsel of the  Ohio Supreme Court. And  in an exclusive one-on-one interview with Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper, Stokes attorney said during that interv

What did contests with two of NBA's best, namely Miami and Portland, reveal about the Cleveland Cavaliers? By Cleveland Urban News.Com Sportswriter Karl Kimbrough

By Karl Kimbrough, Cleveland Urban News.Com Sportswriter (kimbrough@clevelandurbannews.com).    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 ) Cleveland Urban News.Com Sportswriter Karl Kimbrough CLEVELAND, Ohio- The Cleveland Cavaliers would play the World Champion Miami Heat at their home in Miami on December 14, 2013. They would thereafter return to Cleveland to play the Portland Trailblazers, the team with the best won, lost record in the talent rich Western Conference of the NBA this season. The Cavaliers had played 22 games and their record was 9-13. They had won five out of their last six games after a poor start to this season. So these two games would be tests against the current NBA elite to see how good or not so good the Cavs are at the quarter mark of the season. It would also let them know what they need to improve as players, coaches and as an o

By Kathy Wray Coleman: Ohio governor’s race nearly tied, polls show, Democratic Candidate Ed FitzGerald gaining ground against Governor Kasich, Ohio Democratic Party Chair Chris Redfern comments

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 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Last week, in a poll commissioned by Freedom to Marry Ohio, Democratic Ohio Governor Candidate Ed FitzGerald and Republican Gov. John Kasich continue to be locked in a near dead heat going into 2014. The survey, conducted between December 6 and 8 of 1,011 of Ohio voters by Public Policy Polling (PPP), one of the most accurate pollsters in America, found that if the election were held today, Kasich would carry 40 percent of the vote, followed by FitzGerald at 38 percent, and Libertarian Charlie Earl at six percent. In the poll, FitzGerald held a 13 percent lead over Kasich with Independent voters. In a separate memo released on the poll, Tom Jensen, director of PPP, stated that

By Editor Kathy Wray Coleman: Bedford Court judge, law director indicted for allegedly operating a prostitution ring out of the court, pimping women, a Cleveland Urban News.Com investigation reveals that county prosecutor Tim McGinty protected Republican Judge Jacob and used his employees to harass and defame Black women that complained of the indicted White judge, Bedford is a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, Judge Jacob is also accused of kidnapping Black women, harassing them, efforts are underway to merge greater Cleveland municipal courts, including the Cleveland Municipal Court, with Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, Common Pleas Chief Judge Nancy Fuerst protected Jacob and denies valid affidavits of disqualification filed against biased judges, data shows

Indicted Bedford Municipal Court Judge Harry Jacob III, a Republican charged with operating a prostitution ring out of the court he presided over, and money laundering and solicitation, among a host of other alleged crimes By Kathy Wray Coleman, Publisher, Editor-n-Chief, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, O hio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper and Newspaper Blog  K a thy Wray Coleman is  a community activist and 20 year investigative journalist who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper, Ohio's Black press with print  newspapers  in Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio. The Call and Post is published by international boxing promoter Don King ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) CLEVELAND, Ohio-A White male judge of a suburban municipal court of greater Cleveland and the city law director, also White, were charged yesterday by a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury with  pimping women through an organized prostitution ring o

Plain Dealer story by Rachel Dissell on Bedford Court alleged prostitution ring, corruption probe, Bedford Judge Harry Jacob, Clerk of Court Thomas Day, prosecutor under investigation, sex for sale is allegedly the treat in Bedford Court

Investigators have subpoenaed records from the Bedford, Bedford Municipal Court, the police department and a law firm. By  Rachel Dissell, The Plain Dealer  Email the author  |  Follow on Twitter on December 16, 2013 at 3:43 PM, updated  December 16, 2013 at 9:03 PM BEDFORD CORRUPTION INVESTIGATION What are are investigators looking at in Bedford probe? (documents) Bedford subpoenas show details of wide-ranging corruption investigation Bedford officials release some public records related to corruption investigation Bedford city and court officials refuse to release county subpoenas for records in probe Collect brothel operator's back taxes before throwing him in jail: Letter to the Editor Cleveland police officers suspended; man arraigned for running Bedford brothel; Sandusky-area hunter kills two swans: Northeast Ohio news links Man charged with running Bedford brothel pleads not guilty At least five women worked at Bedford brothel, according to unse

By Kathy Wray Coleman: Cleveland Ward 1 county Democratic party executive committee members to interview candidates today for upcoming open slots in 2014 for Cuyahoga County executive and Ohio state senate district 25, seats currently held by Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald and State Senator Nina Turner, community activists say former county sheriff Bob Reid, a since fired sheriff and current candidate for county executive next year, stole foreclosed homes via illegal sheriff sales where he and his hirees deflated the appraised values of foreclosed homes in violation of state law to steal for friends, banks, mortgages companies, data show

Top row from left: Cleveland Ward 1 Councilman Terrell Pruitt, Ohio  State  Senator Nina Turner (D-25), and  Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald Second row from Left: Ohio State  Senator  Shirley Smith (D-22), and Ohio  State  Representative Armond Budish (D-9) Third row from left: Fired former Cuyahoga County Sheriff Bob Reid, former Ohio state representative Kenny Yuko, and Ohio State Representative Bill Patmon (D-10) 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 Ward 1 Cuyahoga County Democratic Party executive committee members, some 26 of them, will meet at the the Harvard Community Services Center in Cleveland at 6 pm today, December 16 to interview candidates for the open slots in 2014 of county executive and the seat for state senator of state legislative district 25, which also includes W

By Kathy Wray Coleman: North Shore AFL-CIO Federation of Labor, Peace Action, grassroots, labor coalition to hold rally, march against proposed federal cuts by Congress to food stamps at 4 pm, Tuesday, December 17, 2013, public square in downtown Cleveland, Ohio

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-A coalition of Cleveland area grassroots activists and labor advocates dubbed "The No Cuts Coalition" will host a stop-cuts-to-food stamps rally and march at 4 pm on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 on Public Square in downtown Cleveland at the northwest quadrant by the Tom Johnson statute, community activists said Monday. (Editor's note: For more information on the rally and march contact  the North Shore AFL-CIO Federation of Labor at  216-881-7200). Proposed federal cuts to the budget, the infighting in Congress that could cause a second government shutdown in under two months, include $39 billion over 10 years by the U.S. House of Representatives, and $4.1 billion over the same period by the U.S. Senate.   "One in six families don't know where their

By Kathy Wray Coleman: Remembering Sandy Hook on the first anniversary of the massacre, President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama light candles at White House for the 26 victims, 20 of them elementary school children, Obama for Action group holds gathering in Cleveland at Dewey's Coffee Shop in Shaker Square to remember Sandy Hook victims, denounce gun violence, Church of Covenant in Cleveland also holds remembrance and stop-the-gun-violence ceremony

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 ) CLE VELAND, Ohio-Newtown, Connecticut became a household name on Friday, December 14, 2012 when the heavily armed Adam Lanza (pictured), 20, shot his divorcee mother in the face multiple times, killing her, and then starred in a massacre, gunning down 20 first -graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School where his mother Nancy  worked  as a teacher.  Among  the dead adults were a  school principal, a psychiatrist, teachers, and a school guidance  counselor . The troubled Lanza then turned the gun on himself with a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He left behind a slew of unanswered questions and re-ignited a ferocious debate on gun violence and gun control. Saturday, December 14, 2013 marked the first anniversary of the brutal tragedy, the first of its kind in Ame