Stories tagged: "George Floyd"


Charlotte Breonna Taylor Protest
PHOTOS: Black Lives Matter Demonstrators Take to Charlotte Streets for Breonna Taylor

The largest city in NC, Charlotte, was one of many cities with a Black Lives Matter protest to demand action on Breonna Taylor's death.

A woman speaks during a protest, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. A grand jury has indicted one officer on criminal charges six months after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in Kentucky. The jury presented its decision against fired officer Brett Hankison Wednesday to a judge in Louisville, where the shooting took place. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Protests Erupt After Grand Jury Declines to Press Charges for Breonna Taylor’s Death

Anger and sadness over the decision not to charge Kentucky police for Breonna Taylor's death poured into protests in US streets Wednesday.

Lebron James is just one of the many athletes who have stood up to support Black Lives Matter since George Floyd's killing by police in May.
The Complete Timeline of Athletes Speaking Out Against Racial Injustice Since the Death of George Floyd

Major sports leagues, teams, and individual players have all taken action on civil rights since the killing of George Floyd, continuing the legacy of athletes protesting against injustice.

Evers Calls for Action After Black Man Shot Multiple Times in the Back by Kenosha Police Officer
Gov. Evers Calls for Policy Change After Black Man Shot Multiple Times in the Back by Kenosha Police Officer

Jacob Blake is in serious condition after being shot multiple times in the back Sunday.

A demonstrator is arrested by police during a protest in support of the two-month long police protest movement in Portland, Oregon, Saturday, July 25, 2020 in Los Angeles. Image via Shutterstock
Police Accused of 125 Human Rights Violations During Black Lives Matter Protests, New Report Says

“The unnecessary and sometimes excessive use of force by police against protesters exhibits the very systemic racism and impunity they had taken to the streets to protest."

An image of George Floyd is projected on a screen in front of the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue Tuesday July 28, 2020, in Richmond, Va. Change.org and the George Floyd Foundation officially launched "A Monumental Change: The George Floyd Hologram Memorial Project" in Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
George Floyd’s Hologram Projected Over Robert E. Lee Statue as ‘Symbol for Change’

Floyd's family was at the statue Tuesday night to witness the unveiling of the hologram.

Graphic via Desirée Tapia for COURIER
The News Media Whitewashed Police Brutality for Decades. Here’s Why We Believed Them.

Reporters have often blindly parroted law enforcement’s version of events, marginalized Black and Brown voices, focused on violence rather than protesters’ demands, and used irresponsible language when covering police brutality.