Kevin Kelley

The 1989 White – Forbes race for Cleveland mayor showed the Caucasian political power structure that American Negro voters controlled the city

CLEVELAND, OH – For some odd reason political thinkers have attempted to compare Cleveland’s 2021 campaigns for mayor to the 1989 campaign that featured veteran Council President George Lawrence Forbes against his protege, State Senator Michael Reed White, in the general election.  That year two American Negroes prevailed in the mayoral primary election for the first time in the city’s history.  From my perspective it was a campaign which clearly affirmed that American Negroes living in Cleveland no longer had to call themselves “minorities” as the city’s largest ethnic demographic. The Forbes-White matchup was the first dramatic display of the

Frank Jackson said the next mayor’s got to come from the streets and the streets are saying very loudly that Zachary Reed is going to be Cleveland’s next mayor

The trust that Zachary Reed has earned from Cleveland's American Negro community can be compared to the trust the Negro community had for George Forbes. The 1989 campaign between Mr. Forbes and then state senator Michael White shocked Clevelanders who didn't realize the city was majority Negro. For the first time two American Negro men of high political achievements for their respective lengths of service were competing for mayor. While both men were known in the American Negro community, Mr. Forbes was known longer, better and had demonstrated he could be trusted longer.

CLEVELAND, OH – I’ve observed Cleveland’s mayors up close as a journalist or political participant since Dennis Kucinich in 1978.  On the East Cleveland side since the late attorney Darryl Eugene Pittman in 1985.  In addition to serving in the elected office for for years, I served a year as former East Cleveland Mayor Emmanuel Weli Onunwor’s chief of staff and as a part-time Special Assistant for Cleveland Mayor Michael Reed White.  My former Director of Law in East Cleveland, the late attorney Almeta Johnson, served as Kucinich’s chief prosecuting attorney. On January 1, 2022 the mayoral candidate Cleveland voters

Justin Bibb is just the latest bad endorsement for Plain Dealer editorial pages director Elizabeth Sullivan and team; and it’s past time for her to resign

CLEVELAND, OH – The Plain Dealer’s “King and Queen-making” publishers, editors and writers need to get out of the candidate endorsement game.  They’ve been curve graded poor at it.  Name an indicted and convicted elected official and behind them is a curve graded Plain Dealer endorsement. Not only have their endorsed candidates been criminally inclined they’ve also been incompetent and harmful in a very overall way to the area’s political elevation, growth and focus.  Behind every “Gary Norton” or “Ed Fitzgerald” or “Jane Campbell” or “James Rokakis” type endorsement is a loss.  In Norton’s case East Cleveland lost its hospital

Frank Jackson’s “Kelley endorsement” isn’t sitting too well with Clevelanders who want to move on and close the door on his 32 year presence at city hall

CLEVELAND, OH – Clevelanders looking for an indication of how the 2021 campaign to replace Frank Jackson as mayor might turn out can look at two endorsements.  Jackson’s and the Plain Dealer’s.  Each endorsed Nina Turner to represent the 11th Congressional District in the August 3, 2021 primary election. Turner raised over $6.2 million to Shontel Brown’s $4.5 million and lost by 4000 votes with their endorsements and that of Russian United States Senator Bernard Gitman Sanders.  It’s Kevin Kelley who now has to see if he can do better with one of the two local endorsements.  The Plain Dealer

Instead of prosecuting Kevin Kelley for stealing Ward 13’s council seat in 2017, Cuyahoga County Prosecuting Attorney Michael O’Malley endorses the election thief

CLEVELAND, OH – If ex-President Donald Trump wants to know how elections are stolen or obstructed he should review the campaign finance reports of Cleveland Councilman Kevin Kelley for an example.  All you need is a complicit prosecuting attorney who is a member of your ethnic and religious group; and who is willing to ignore the duties assigned to the elected office he holds in Title 35 of the Ohio Revised Code. Kelley has criminally obstructed three Cleveland elections, but these aren’t words Clevelanders will see from Mark Naymik’s reporting at WKYC or from his former work at cleveland.com.  Naymik

The 11th Congressional District needs Shirley Smith’s “second chance” stick-to-it work ethic in Congress to work on criminal justice reform and more

CLEVELAND, OH – There are 65 chapters in Title 2 of the United States Code that exists under the heading “Congress.”  There are four chapters in Title 3 of the same United States Code existing under the heading of the “President” of whom the members of Congress must interact.  Chapter 3 was repealed.  There were previously five instead of four chapters under Title 3. There are 54 “Titles” in the United States Code each member of the 435 member Congress has the authority to study and recommend ways to improve the federal statutes found within them in order to benefit

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