Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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    ‘Nigerian’ officer involved in George Floyd’s death joined the police to fight racism

‘Nigerian’ officer involved in George Floyd’s death joined the police to fight racism

Alex Kueng, one of the officers being charged for their involvement in George Floyd's death, has Nigerian roots, according to The New York Times . Floyd died in Minneapolis in May after a police officer kneeled on his neck for eight minutes with the deceased repeatedly saying he could not breathe. Kueng, aged 26, was reported to have been the youngest and [...]

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    Teenager who recorded George Floyd’s arrest says she wasn’t trying to be a hero

Teenager who recorded George Floyd’s arrest says she wasn’t trying to be a hero

Darnella Frazier, the girl who recorded the video of George Floyd's arrest, says she was not looking to become a hero when she documented the incident that led to his death. According to Star Tribune, Frazier spoke through her attorney, Seth Cobin. Cobin reportedly said the 17-year-old girl had no idea she would witness "a high profile police murder in American history". Frazier was [...]

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    ‘He didn’t deserve to die over $20’ — George Floyd’s brother addresses US congress

‘He didn’t deserve to die over $20’ — George Floyd’s brother addresses US congress

Philonise Floyd says his brother, George, didn't deserve to die over $20. In May, George was killed when a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck after he was arrested for allegedly spending a counterfeit $20 note in a shop. His death sparked outrage across the US, which led to anti-racism protests in the country and globally. George was buried on Tuesday in [...]

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    Statue of late Belgian king pulled down during protest triggered by George Floyd’s death

Statue of late Belgian king pulled down during protest triggered by George Floyd’s death

A statue of Leopold II, king of Belgium, was taken down in Antwerp after it was defaced by protesters on Tuesday. Leopold was king of the Belgians from 1865 to 1909. During his rule, he oversaw a genocide in the Congo in which over 10 million Africans were reportedly killed. The statue was targetted amid global anti-racism protests following the killing of George [...]

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    WATCH: Protesters dance to Burna Boy’s ‘Ye’ during Black Lives Matter rallies in UK, Germany

WATCH: Protesters dance to Burna Boy’s ‘Ye’ during Black Lives Matter rallies in UK, Germany

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    Staff of Canadian varsity demand justice for George Floyd

Staff of Canadian varsity demand justice for George Floyd

Some staff of the University of Alberta in Canada have demanded justice for George Floyd, a black American citizen. Floyd died on May 25, after an arrest by a Minneapolis officer, who pinned him to the ground for several minutes by kneeling on his neck. His death has since provoked outrage across social media platforms while protests have been held all over the [...]

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    US embassy in Nigeria joins protest against George Floyd’s death

US embassy in Nigeria joins protest against George Floyd’s death

The United States embassy in Nigeria has protested against the killing of George Floyd, a black-American, in the US. [...]

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    ‘Together we must do better’ — DJ Cuppy joins George Floyd’s protesters in London

‘Together we must do better’ — DJ Cuppy joins George Floyd’s protesters in London

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    ‘A white cop saved my life’ — Lil Wayne recounts his experiences with police

‘A white cop saved my life’ — Lil Wayne recounts his experiences with police

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    ‘You’re the kind of customer I’m happy to lose’ – Bezos replies man who queried Amazon’s support for Black Lives Matter

‘You’re the kind of customer I’m happy to lose’ – Bezos replies man who queried Amazon’s support for Black Lives Matter

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    ‘Racism is a pandemic’ — Anthony Joshua addresses George Floyd protesters in Watford

‘Racism is a pandemic’ — Anthony Joshua addresses George Floyd protesters in Watford

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    DOWNLOAD: Nasty C, T.I address police brutality, racism in ‘They Don’t’

DOWNLOAD: Nasty C, T.I address police brutality, racism in ‘They Don’t’

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    David Oyelowo: How Oscars snubbed ‘Selma’ after cast protested killing of black American

David Oyelowo: How Oscars snubbed ‘Selma’ after cast protested killing of black American

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    Kanye West sets up college fund for George Floyd’s daughter

Kanye West sets up college fund for George Floyd’s daughter

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    ‘It’s absolutely devastating’ — Meghan Markle breaks silence on George Floyd’s death

‘It’s absolutely devastating’ — Meghan Markle breaks silence on George Floyd’s death

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    The unravelling of America: You’ve gotta watch to cry

The unravelling of America: You’ve gotta watch to cry

I first watched the movie in the lockdown. At the beginning, it was funny when the pair was fiddling with their entrée in the restaurant and wondering why they had both avoided each other until now.  A few minutes after they left the restaurant, trouble started. The movie, entitled “Queen & Slim,” is the love story of two black Americans drawn [...]

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