Niecy Nash says that the police targeted and tasered her son.
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The shocking death of George Floyd has sparked international discourse about racial injustice and, more specifically, the unfair treatment of Black people.
As widely reported, Floyd was unarmed when he was reprimanded by Minnesota police; an encounter that saw him lose his life when officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes.
The entire incident was caught on camera and has lit the match amongst about the necessity of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
Today, Floyd is being laid to rest in Houston.
Names in attendance include: Mayor Sylvester Turner, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Rev. Al Sharpton, Attorney Benjamin Crump, Slim Thug, Leela James, Paul Wall, Floyd Mayweather, Congressman Al Green, and Bishop James Dixon.
The event is being broadcast live worldwide. Watch below…
Kamala Harris made her way to ‘The View’ to explain how she is using her power in politics to influence change.
There, the Senator explained that it will not be easy to secure a prosecution in the George Floyd murder trial and named the politician who blocked her efforts to eradicate lynching.
It wasn’t all bad news though.
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The NFL are taking accountability.
With the globe engaged in heated dialogue about race in the wake of the death of unarmed Black man George Floyd, the National Football League has dramatically pivoted on its stance about the kneeling protest kicked off by Colin Kaepernick.
The star quarterback hasn’t played for four years after his demand for justice during the national anthem jarred senior officials.
Now, as the gravity of racial injustice is finally becoming apparent to the masses, said top brass are admitting: “we were wrong.”
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Meghan Markle has condemned racism in a powerful, impassioned speech delivered in salute of the graduating class of her former school, Immaculate Heart.
The US actress turned British royal has been the target of vile scrutiny, which many maintain is centered around her race.
So intense was the critique that Markle and Prince Harry stepped back from their position as Senior Royals and relocated to North America.
Now, as the world engages in heated discourse about the death of unarmed Black man George Floyd at the hands of a white Minnesota police officer, Markle is using her voice and platform to speak out in support of the many affected by racial injustice.
See and hear what she had to say below…
Moments after George Floyd‘s family attorney Benjamin Crump took to Twitter to report the arrest of the remaining ex-officers responsible for Floyd’s death (as we reported here), the Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison officially announced their charges.
The public was already alerted to the arrest of Derek Chauvin (the former officer directly responsible for the death of Floyd) as his third-degree murder charge was upgraded to second-degree murder.
Likewise, the three other officers who were fired alongside him – Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng – went from uncharged to charges of aiding and abetting second-degree murder, according to court documents.
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Less than a week after the arrest of Derek Chauvin, the former officer who caused the death of unarmed Minneapolis Black man George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for nearly 9 minutes (as we reported here), the remaining 3 ex-officers involved with the crime have officially been charged.
On Tuesday (June 2), the state of Minnesota – under the guidance of Governor Tim Walz – launched a sweeping civil rights probe into the Minneapolis Police Department – a week after an arresting officer placed his knee on the neck of an unarmed Black man, George Floyd, for over 8 minutes (events that led his death).
Designed to root out “systemic racism that is generations deep,” the governor took to Twitter earlier today to make the official announcement that the investigation would review policies and practices from over the past 10 years to determine if there was any foul play.