Untangling the Meaning Behind Jeff Mixon’s ‘Black Lives Matter in Cuyahoga County’ Group | Scene and Heard:

Untangling the Meaning Behind Jeff Mixon’s ‘Black Lives Matter in Cuyahoga County’ Group | Scene and Heard: Scene’s News Blog | Cleveland Scene – According to his LinkedIn profile, Mixon produces and hosts “The Urban Pundit” radio show. He also claims to be program director of New City, Inc., a “non-profit organization in the state of Ohio.” But the New City wasn’t listed in the IRS database of charitable organizations. Nevertheless, the press sees Mixon as a credible source. He’s been quoted by the Akron Beacon Journal, as well as by Fox 8 News. Maybe that’s because of the group’s Facebook page. BLM in Cuyahoga County calls itself a “social, economic and environmental advocacy group; affiliated with progressive unions, women and immigrant rights organizations and Black Lives Matters.” (sic) But only the group called Black Lives Matter in Cleveland is actually affiliated with the national network. That group’s spokesperson is Latonya Goldsby – a cousin of Tamir Rice – who was curt when asked about Mixon’s group. “This is not our chapter nor are we affiliated with them,” Goldsby said in an email. “The Black Lives Matter Network that we represent is not connected with this organization.” Ironically, neither group will play nice when it comes to protesting at the RNC. The Cleveland chapter reportedly refused to apply for a permit to protest.

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