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Justice for George Floyd and Us All: The Measure and Meaning of the Verdict
April 22, 2021
But in spite of this coming together of these factors to yield this important victory, let’s not imagine it’s more than it is. It is a major victory, but a single victory. ... read more »
David G. Brown Cartoon – April 22, 2021
April 22, 2021
David G. Brown Cartoon - April 22, 2021 ... read more / view cartoon »
Former Officer Derek Chauvin Found Guilty
April 22, 2021
Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin has been charged with the murder of George Floyd.  The jurors of the historical trial reached a verdict almost a month before the anniversary of Floyd’s untimely end on May 25, 2020.  ... read more »
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Former Officer Derek Chauvin Found Guilty                            
April 22, 2021
Former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, has been charged with the murder of George Floyd.  The jurors of the historical trial reached a verdict almost a month before the anniversary of Floyd’s untimely end on May 25, 2020. ... read more »
California Elected Officials, Civic Leaders React to George Floyd Verdict
April 22, 2021
The jury convicted Chauvin on two counts of murder, homicide and one of manslaughter, for pinning his knee on the neck of Floyd for nine minutes and 29 seconds on May 25, 2020. ... read more »
Chauvin’s Fate Now in the Hands of a Jury
April 20, 2021
The fate of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, charged with the murder of George Floyd, now rests in the hands of a jury. The much-anticipated final day of the Chauvin murder trial was a long, drawn-out battle of opposing theories as to what caused Floyd’s death on May 25, 2020. ... read more »
Floyd’s family takes its seat in ex-officer’s murder trial
April 6, 2021
A member of George Floyd’s family often occupies a reserved seat in the back corner of the Minneapolis courtroom where former police Officer Derek Chauvin is on trial in Floyd’s death. The seat reserved for Chauvin’s family goes unclaimed. ... read more »
How Chauvin trial has impacted its witnesses
April 4, 2021
The first days of testimony at the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd's death were dominated by witnesses to his arrest and countless videos that forced them to relive the trauma of it all over again. ... read more »
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Pandemic Shapes Ex-Officer’s Trial in Floyd Death
March 30, 2021
The trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in George Floyd ’s death is being conducted under special circumstances due to the coronavirus pandemic. ... read more »
Floyd family agrees to $27M settlement amidst ex-cop’s trial
March 13, 2021
The city of Minneapolis on Friday agreed to pay $27 million to settle a civil lawsuit from George Floyd’s family over the Black man’s death in police custody, as jury selection continued in a former officer’s murder trial. ... read more »
House of Representatives Passes George Floyd Justice in Policing Act
March 11, 2021
“For too long, we have endured the pain of watching or seeing the deaths of people of color, particularly Black men and women, at the hands of rogue police officers who operate with impunity and take it upon themselves to be the arbiters of life and death,” Congresswoman Maxine Waters declared. “The trauma that our communities feel is only made worse by the ways in which we are forced to reckon with the reality that Black people are over 3.5 times more likely to be killed by police than white people, and Black teenagers are 21 times more likely to be killed by police than white teenagers.” ... read more »
Black Lives Matter Activist Sues LAPD for Assault
January 21, 2021
Black Lives Matter (BLM) activist, Fahren James, age 39, filed a lawsuit against Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, Michael Moore and the Los Angeles Police Department, for an alleged assault by unidentified Los Angeles police officers. ... read more »
Top National Stories of 2020
December 31, 2020
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Speaks to the Black Press About Injustice
June 11, 2020
Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar held a discussion on Friday with members of the Black press about the social injustice in America in wake of George Floyd’s murder by the hands of former police officers. Abdul-Jabbar spoke with Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper managing editor Brandon Brooks and NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent Stacy M. Brown. ... read more »
Social Media Unites Celebrities and Common Users to Fight for the End of Police Brutality, Racism, and Injustice Against Black Lives
June 4, 2020
In this day and age, society has built a system and a niche economy within the world of social media. One that produces everyday influencers and brings everyone closer to their favorite celebrities. This same structure is now a change agent in the fight for Black Lives.  Throughout the year’s social media has put a voice to the unheard bringing to light case after case of police brutality. Since the death of Trayvon Martin, there hasn’t been a year without multiple horrific stories and videos of a Black life being taken. With the help of celebrities and the millions of users on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, the names of the thousands and counting Black victims live on. However, justice is yet to be served in its totality.  ... read more »
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