Democrats knelt in silent tribute to George Floyd in the US Congress on Monday before unveiling a package of sweeping police reforms in response to the killing of African Americans by law enforcement.
George Floyd, who was 46 when he was killed, will be laid to rest next to his mother. On May 25, as a white Minneapolis officer pressed a knee on Floyd’s neck for several minutes, the dying man cried out for his mother.
More than 500 mourners wearing masks to combat the coronavirus packed a Houston church a little more than two weeks after Floyd was pinned to the pavement by a white Minneapolis police officer who put a knee on his neck for what prosecutors said was 8 minutes, 46 seconds.
America is coming off one of the most difficult three-month stretches in its history. First came a devastating pandemic that has killed more than 108,000 Americans and destroyed more than 40 million jobs. Then came protests in more than 580 cities and towns — and some rioting — touched off by the brutal Memorial Day killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis — one more grim example of decades of police violence against African Americans.
Singer Adele has broken her silence to condemn the killing of African-American man George Floyd, and says it is time to focus one's anger on initiating a change.
In an interview, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut pointed out that many Bollywood actors and actresses who endorse fairness creams were now talking about racial discrimination.
Last weekend’s commemorations of the holiday marking the founding of the US 244 years ago was like none which had gone before. Division rather than unity marked July the 4th.
The killing of George Floyd and the subsequent protests have compelled a righteous reckoning. Facing pressure from a large and diverse movement of Americans, many of our country’s institutions are facing up to their role in perpetuating racial injustice.
Many in the Arab world were moved to rally in support and justly so. Social-media timelines were blacked out and the hashtag Black Lives Matter saw great contributions by enraged Arabs.
Prosecutors in the trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights accused the men on Monday of standing by as fellow Officer Derek Chauvin “slowly killed George Floyd right in front of them.”