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Oct

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08

Dec

He was forced out of another police department before joining Cleveland’s PD. He may not get his job back with this department. Another one will hire him.

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He was forced out of another police department before joining Cleveland's PD. He may not get his job back with this department. Another one will hire him.

Cop who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice loses challenge to his firing

Timothy Loehmann, the former Cleveland police officer who came under public scrutiny after he fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014, lost a challenge to reverse his firing, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday.

08

Dec

Keep inserting yourself where you’re not welcome,<br><br>”Last month, Caitlyn Cherry was sitting in her empty classroom at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) with a meal when another educator poked his head in the door and left without speaking to her, according to WWBT. Moments later, security confronted her.” <br><br>We can dead a lot of this by building, working in and frequenting our own…

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Keep inserting yourself where you're not welcome,

"Last month, Caitlyn Cherry was sitting in her empty classroom at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) with a meal when another educator poked his head in the door and left without speaking to her, according to WWBT. Moments later, security confronted her."

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08

Dec

How did I miss this piece? Labeling us “black identity extremists’ based on our writings is not new…<br><br>”Newly declassified documents from the FBI reveal how the US federal agency under J Edgar Hoover monitored the activities of dozens of prominent African American writers for decades, devoting thousands of pages to detailing their activities and critiquing their work.<br><br>Academic William Maxwell first stumbled upon the extent of the surveillance when he submitted a freedom of information request for the FBI file of Claude McKay. The Jamaican-born writer was a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance, author of the sonnet If We Must Die, supposedly recited by Winston Churchill, and Maxwell was preparing an edition of his complete poems. When the file came through from the FBI, it stretched to 193 pages and, said Maxwell, revealed “that the bureau had closely read and aggressively chased McKay” – describing him as a “notorious negro revolutionary” – “all across the Atlantic world, and into Moscow”.”

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How did I miss this piece? Labeling us "black identity extremists' based on our writings is not new...

"Newly declassified documents from the FBI reveal how the US federal agency under J Edgar Hoover monitored the activities of dozens of prominent African American writers for decades, devoting thousands of pages to detailing their activities and critiquing their work.

Academic William Maxwell first stumbled upon the extent of the surveillance when he submitted a freedom of information request for the FBI file of Claude McKay. The Jamaican-born writer was a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance, author of the sonnet If We Must Die, supposedly recited by Winston Churchill, and Maxwell was preparing an edition of his complete poems. When the file came through from the FBI, it stretched to 193 pages and, said Maxwell, revealed “that the bureau had closely read and aggressively chased McKay” – describing him as a “notorious negro revolutionary” – “all across the Atlantic world, and into Moscow”."

FBI monitored and critiqued African American writers for decades

A new book reveals the extent to which J Edgar Hoover’s bureau kept files on well-known black writers between 1919 and 1972
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