Herbert Stempel, a fall guy and whistleblower of early television whose confession to deliberately losing on a 1950s quiz show helped drive a national scandal, has died
Cities are reimposing curfews as they prepare for another round of "I Can't Breathe" protests, NBC News reports. CNN notes that over 20 cities have established curfews and roughly 5,000 National Guard members have been activated in 15 states and Washington, DC. Texas and Virginia have also declared states...
Minneapolis' diverse Lake Street has borne the brunt of destruction in this week's unrest. The Lake Street businesses owned by Somali-American Suad Hassan's family are now boarded up, bearing messages like “black owned – solidarity.” (May 31)
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced the company making a donation of $1 million. This money will go to two criminal justice reform groups “in solidarity with the Black community.” He said: “Lasting change will only come from reforming the systems that have led us to where we are today.” The donation comes after protests continue to escalate across the U.S. over the killing of Floyd George. While other companies have posted words of support, according to Business Insider, Uber is the first to donate.
Atlanta’s mayor says two police officers have been fired and three others placed on desk duty over excessive use of force during a weekend protest incident
Protests Over Police Killings Erupt Across US Fury was in the streets as protestors demanded justice after police murdered George Floyd, a black man, in Minneapolis. Protests and riots took place beyond Minnesota, with demonstrations hitting 17 cities, including New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Seattle, Atlanta and more. Peaceful protests turned violent as the day went on, as stores were looted and police cars were set ablaze. Police tear-gassed protestors, drove vehicles through crowds and shot non-lethal rounds at journalists. According to AP, police have arrested nearly 1,400 people in 17 U.S. cities since protests began on Thursday. George Floyd was killed after police officer Derrick Chauvin put his knee on Floyd's neck for more than 8 minutes. Chauvin has been charged with third degree murder.
A Reuters TV crew was hit by rubber bullets and a photographer’s camera was smashed in Minneapolis on Saturday night. Attacks against journalists covering civil unrest over the killing of unarmed African American George Floyd are increasing daily. According to Reuters, cameraman Julio-Cesar Chavez filmed a police officer aiming directly at him. Police were firing rubber bullets, pepper spray and tear gas to disperse about 500 protesters shortly after the 8 p.m. curfew. As they took cover at a nearby gas station minutes later, Chavez and Reuters security advisor Rodney Seward.
Did you see George Floyd's death on TV and mutter "Oh, my God" in horror? To Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, that sounds pretty white. But "if you're black, you probably leapt to your feet, cursed, maybe threw something (certainly wanted wanted to throw something), while shouting, 'Not @#$%! again!'" he writes...
Trump Announces US Will Cut Ties With the WHO In a press conference, Trump said the World Health Organization (WHO) has not made reform changes requested by the U.S. President Donald Trump, via press conference Trump has repeatedly criticized the organization for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. The president added that the U.S. will now send funds that would normally go to the WHO to other global health needs. Trump has also alleged that the WHO helped China cover up information regarding the coronavirus. He's even said that China, where the virus originated, controls the WHO. The withdrawal comes soon after the U.S. COVID-19 death toll crossed the 100,000 mark.
Police officers in one of New Jersey's largest and most violent cities were praised on social media for marching alongside protesters in rallies held this weekend over George Floyd's death. (May 31).
Algerians responded with anger online after the death of a 10-year-old girl during a faith healing. In announcing the arrest of a 28-year-old man in the case, the prosecutor said the girl apparently suffered "blows and burns," the Guardian reports. The victim "was abused during a ruqya (faith healing) to...
The U.S. has sent to Brazil more than 2 million doses of a malaria drug touted by President Donald Trump as potentially protecting against and treating the coronavirus
Michael Jordan's NBA career nearly ended just as it was starting. In the third game of his second season with the Chicago Bulls, Jordan broke his foot. When he returned six weeks later, Jordan had help: specially made Air Jordans, with a strap added to support his injured left foot....
The two US test pilots onboard the SpaceX Dragon capsule entered the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday. The capsule carrying Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken pulled up to the station hours earlier and docked automatically. (May 31)
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U.S. officials are seeking to determine whether extremist groups have infiltrated police brutality protests across the country and deliberately tipped largely peaceful demonstrations toward violence
Barack Obama Issues Public Statement on George Floyd’s Death On May 29, former President Barack Obama took to Twitter to publicly address the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. In his statement, Obama expressed his “anguish” for the situation and connected it to the systemic racism faced by millions in the United States. Barack Obama, via Twitter Obama went on to say that institutions infected by “bigotry” and “unequal treatment” shouldn’t be normal in “2020 America.” Barack Obama, via Twitter He concluded by saying that although the investigation into Floyd’s death will largely be up to Minnesota officials, it’s up to everyone to work together and create a “new normal.” Barack Obama, via Twitter Derek Chauvin, the officer who knelt on Floyd's neck, was arrested and charged with murder on Friday.
Polls show that people trust President Donald Trump more with economic issues than Joe Biden, who is running for president. According to the Reuters, more than 40 million Americans filed for unemployment because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Biden’s expected to release a large-scale recovery plan and Democrats are hoping it helps Biden’s credibility. An unnamed Democrat told Reuters Biden needs to demonstrate what life will be like after businesses reopen. Trump touts a plan to normalcy after the pandemic and Biden endorses a phased reopening approach.
George Floyd's brother has expressed frustration over his phone conversation with President Trump about the killing in Minneapolis. "He didn't give me an opportunity to even speak," Philonise Floyd told the Rev. Al Sharpton on MSNBC on Saturday. "It was hard. I was trying to talk to him, but he...
New York Allows Store Owners to Deny Entry to People Without Masks Governor Andrew Cuomo's new executive order gives establishment owners permission to issue bans. Andrew Cuomo, via Twitter Andrew Cuomo, via press briefing New York has been hit the hardest in the U.S. with over 360,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Nearly all of the state has started reopening except for New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio says they will likely begin the process within weeks. According to Cuomo, not enough younger people are wearing masks in public areas. He partly attributes this to the early and inaccurate thought that COVID-19 poses less of a threat to young people. Coronavirus can infect people of all ages. Cuomo has often stressed that masks are critical for protecting and respecting other people.