Saturday, June 6, 2020

Afro Briefs

Radicals of Color Speak Out Against Police Violence

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“I can’t breathe” 6 years later — and the fight against police violence rages on Lynching never actually went away. The powers that be have enshrined it into state power. Just in the last four months, George Floyd, Sean Reed, Breonna...

#BlackAndBrownGetDown Community Defense Fund Gives $100,000 to Black and Brown New Orleanians Affected by...

By The New Orleans Tribune Our Voice Nuestra Voz (OVNV), an issues organizing effort that builds power with Black and Brown communities in New Orleans, has given $100,000 to Black and Brown community members affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Coming from OVNV’s...

AFRO FACTS – US RECONSTRUCTION ERA

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By AFRO.COM / Be Inspired Global Host Micha Green talks America's reconstruction era and its absence of equality.

Violence, Arrests in New York City Amid Wave of Protests

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Officer in George Floyd Death Arrested as Obama Shows Leadership While Trump Calls for...

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Derek Chauvin, the officer who was seen on video pressing his knee into the neck of a handcuffed George Floyd, was arrested on Friday, May 29. The arrest comes as protests take place...

THE WAY WE LIVE NOW: Minneapolis Burning As Race Relations Flare

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Rage in Minneapolis, across US after George Floyd’s Death

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By The Associated Press  The protesters raged through the night, invoking the name of George Floyd, a Black man who died after a White police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes even after Floyd stopped moving and pleading...

Masks Handed Out to Help St. Louis-Area Black Churches Open

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By Jim Salter The Associated Press Bishop Floyd Williams knows that the coronavirus has proven especially lethal in the Black community, so his decision to reopen his End Times Christian Assembly in St. Louis comes with some trepidation. Still, Williams says that...

Mississippi to Drop Charge of White Ex-Cop in Man’s Death

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By The Associated Press The Mississippi attorney general said May 28 that a manslaughter charge will be dropped against a white former police officer in the October 2015 shooting death of an African-American man because her office reviewed the case...

Fiery Atlanta Rally Among US Protests of George Floyd Death

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By The Associated Press Protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody spread around the United States on Friday, as his case renewed anger over others involving African Americans, police, and race relations. Protests were largely peaceful as...

Minneapolis Cop Who Knelt On The Neck of George Floyd, Charged With Murder

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By TIM SULLIVAN and AMY FORLITI, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The police officer seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was...

Apple, Google Release Pandemic Apps

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By Matt O’Brien Associated Press On May 20, Apple and Google released long-awaited smartphone technology to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus. The companies said 22 countries and several U.S. states are already planning to build...

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