Frederick Douglass’ Descendants Deliver His ‘Fourth Of July’ Speech

In the summer of 2020, the U.S. commemorated Independence Day amid nationwide protests for racial justice and systemic reforms in the wake of George Floyd’s death. That June, we asked five young descendants of Frederick Douglass to read and respond to excerpts of his famous speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”.… Continue reading Frederick Douglass’ Descendants Deliver His ‘Fourth Of July’ Speech

George Floyd statue vandalised with name of white supremacist group, one day before Derek Chauvin’s sentencing (photos)

A George Floyd statue in New York has been vandalized with the name of a white supremacist group, one day before the sentencing of Derek Chauvin. The 6-foot statue was unveiled at 1545 Flatbush Ave. as part of the Juneteenth celebration over the weekend. According to police, Floyd’s face and the inscription were spraypainted black.… Continue reading George Floyd statue vandalised with name of white supremacist group, one day before Derek Chauvin’s sentencing (photos)

A year later, tech companies’ calls to regulate facial recognition met with little progress

In June of last year, following pressure from civil rights advocates and national protests sparked by the murder of George Floyd, three of the biggest names in facial recognition technology self-imposed restrictions on their sale to police. But after a year of public discussions over the state of policing in America, the use of facial… Continue reading A year later, tech companies’ calls to regulate facial recognition met with little progress

You Can Still Count The Number Of Black CEOs On One Hand

When protests erupted after George Floyd’s murder, Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, a philanthropy focused on social justice and inequality, says he fielded phone calls from more than a dozen chief executives who were “disturbed and deeply concerned.” There was a lack of diversity among upper management and on the boards of directors,… Continue reading You Can Still Count The Number Of Black CEOs On One Hand

George Floyd trial: What happened and what sentence did Derek Chauvin get?

On May 25, 2020, black man George Floyd died on the street after Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds during an arrest over an apparent counterfeit $20 bill. Chauvin has since been found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in a historic… Continue reading George Floyd trial: What happened and what sentence did Derek Chauvin get?

Kaylynn Gilbert: ‘Derek Chauvin knew he’d killed George Floyd but stayed on him to hide it from witnesses’

Kaylynn Gilbert tells 360aproko of her belief that Derek Chauvin remained on George Floyd’s neck as he feared getting up would expose the fact he had died Teenager Kaylynn Gilbert, who begged policeman Derek Chauvin to stop kneeling on George Floyd’s neck a year ago today, thinks the officer tried to stop witnesses knowing the… Continue reading Kaylynn Gilbert: ‘Derek Chauvin knew he’d killed George Floyd but stayed on him to hide it from witnesses’

Who is Derek Chauvin’s ex-wife, who filed for divorce after George Floyd’s death?

Derek Chauvin’s wife filed for divorce mere days after George Floyd was killed in the custody of the former police officer and three other Minneapolis Police Department officers. Chauvin’s now ex-wife Kellie May Xiong Chauvin, 46, first separated from her husband on 28 May, 2020 – just three days after Mr Floyd died while in… Continue reading Who is Derek Chauvin’s ex-wife, who filed for divorce after George Floyd’s death?

After Chauvin Verdict, Black Police Officers Consider What Has Changed

After the murder conviction of Derek Chauvin, Black police officers in America are considering what’s changed and what hasn’t in the year since George Floyd’s death. “There have been very few changes, and I think that’s evidenced by what we continue to see occurring,” says Cheryl Dorsey, a former officer of the Los Angeles Police… Continue reading After Chauvin Verdict, Black Police Officers Consider What Has Changed

Derek Chauvin Files For New Trial In George Floyd Murder Case

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin who was convicted last month of murdering George Floyd filed court documents for a new trial on Tuesday. His attorney, Eric Nelson, petitioned the court, alleging that Chauvin’s constitutional rights were violated when Judge Peter Cahill refused to change the venue of the trial, and that the pretrial publicity… Continue reading Derek Chauvin Files For New Trial In George Floyd Murder Case

BRETT FAVRECHAUVIN DIDN’T MEAN TO KILL FLOYD… But He Went Too Far

Brett Favre is weighing in on the Derek Chauvin verdict … saying he truly believes the ex-cop did NOT intentionally kill George Floyd, but his actions were downright inexcusable. Chauvin was found guilty on all 3 charges stemming from the May 2020 incident on Tuesday … and is now facing up to 40 years behind… Continue reading BRETT FAVRECHAUVIN DIDN’T MEAN TO KILL FLOYD… But He Went Too Far