Voter suppression now has a white face in Wisconsin Coronavirus is bringing a plague of dangerous doomsday predictions Black America is being hammered by a double pandemic Native Americans were already decimated by a virus. They're scared it could happen again Her father was called 'the most dangerous racist in America.' She wants a different legacy for her son Trump is doing what Obama couldn't … [Read more...] about George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. What can black parents possibly tell their kids now about staying safe?
“This is the first race-tinged case that I’ve ever heard him address” as president, said the Rev. Al Sharpton, a civil rights activist and Trump critic who has known the president for decades. “I think the difference is a November election." … [Read more...] about Trump calls Minneapolis protesters ‘thugs,’ vows action
Obama said a “middle-aged African American businessman” friend told him in an email “Dude, I gotta tell you the George Floyd incident in Minnesota hurt. I cried when I saw that video. It broke me down. The ‘knee on the neck’ is a metaphor for how the system so cavalierly holds black folks down, ignoring the cries for help. People don’t care. Truly tragic.” … [Read more...] about Obama on the death of George Floyd: ‘This shouldn’t be “normal” in 2020 America’
The city on Thursday released a transcript of the 911 call that brought police to the grocery store where Floyd was arrested. The caller described someone paying with a counterfeit bill, with workers rushing outside to find the man sitting on a van. The caller described the man as “awfully drunk and he’s not in control of himself.” Asked by the 911 operator whether the man was “under the influence of something,” the caller said: “Something like that, yes. He is not acting right.” Police said Floyd matched the caller’s description of the suspect. … [Read more...] about Ex-Minneapolis officer charged with murder, manslaughter in death of George Floyd
Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew YangAndrew YangIt's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Hillicon Valley: Facebook permanently shifting thousands of jobs to remote work | Congressional action on driverless cars hits speed bump during pandemic | Republicans grill TikTok over data privacy concerns The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Mnuchin sees 'strong likelihood' of another relief package; Warner says some businesses 'may not come back' at The Hill's Advancing America's Economy summit MORE on Friday addressed the deaths of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, two unarmed black men whose deaths have sparked national outrage. … [Read more...] about Andrew Yang on the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis