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Lukaku urges Eriksen to ‘stay strong’ as Belgium make winning start to Euro 2020

Saint Petersburg (AFP) – Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku sent a message of support to his stricken Inter Milan team-mate Christian Eriksen after scoring, as his double helped the Red Devils open their Euro 2020 campaign with a 3-0 win over Russia on Saturday. Lukaku gave Belgium an early lead in Saint Petersburg, then shouted “Chris, Chris, stay strong — I love you” into a pitchside camera during the celebration for his opening goal. His club team-mate Eriksen is recovering in hospital in Copenha...
Tags: England, Russia, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Sport, Soccer, United States, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Belgium, Finland, Croatia, Denmark, Roberto Martinez, Borussia Dortmund, Copenhagen

Darnella Frazier's Pulitzer citation is not enough

A better recognition for the young woman who filmed the killing of George Floyd would have been inclusion in an existing category, or the creation of or call for a new category honoring citizen journalism, writes Mikki Kendall. The citation does not change the prize's history with race, nor does its symbolism alter the traumatic reality she bore witness to -- and the pain she must grapple with every day.
Tags: Cnn, Mikki Kendall, Darnella Frazier, George Floyd

Hong Kong 612 — this was the day

This was the day in 2019 that I aborted research trip to India and packed for Hong Kong. I had just of own volition updated vaccines for India when I correctly and publicly in writing said these do not appear to be mere protests, but something bigger. And so I landed in Hong Kong soon thereafter for seven months witnessed literally thousands of instances of police abuse on orders from Communists. When anti-CCP Hong Kongers broke in and occupied LegCo (Legislative Council), I was there and i...
Tags: Hong Kong, London, Featured, Mexico, China, India, US, Thailand, Military, United States, Portland, Ccp, Gordon Chang, Michael's Dispatches, Michael Yon, John Batchelor

Critical race theory is a lucrative obsession for Republicans because the party is 'offended by the political focus on racism and racial justice'

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R). Joe Raedle/Getty Images Critical Race Theory has become one of the most animating issues for Republicans nationwide. The academic practice is front and center on Fox News and in GOP fundraising efforts. Much of the backlash is not new, but has worsened "especially since the George Floyd murder." See more stories on Insider's business page. Republicans across the US are waging an escalating culture war against critical race theory, an academic concept or f...
Tags: Florida, Politics, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Analysis, Fox, Gop, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Fox News, Columbia University, Republican Party

Leyla Seka and Letty Ledbetter of BVI: We’re going to increase the appallingly low number of blacks participating in venture capital

It’s a small world.  So when I had a recent LinkedIn Live convo with Leah-McGowan Hare of Salesforce and Bevy’s cofounder Derek Andersen on to talk about the company’s efforts to recruit black investors in their recent $40M round, Leah’s story about attending the Black Venture Institute’s (BVI) two-week venture education program really intrigued me.  So much so that when I checked out the BVI website I noticed that one of the cofounders was buddy of mine from her days at Salesforce – Leyla...
Tags: Interviews, Sales, Paypal, God, Salesforce, Jackson, Black, Salesforce Ventures, Marc Benioff, SPAC, Berkeley California, Leah, Toby, Leyla Seka, BVI, Leyla

Pulitzers Honor Darnella Frazier for Cellphone Video of George Floyd Murder

By Jonathan AllenNEW YORK (Reuters) - A teenager who recorded the murder of George Floyd in a clear and unrelenting single shot with her cellphone...
Tags: Reuters, Darnella Frazier, George Floyd, George Floyd Murder, Jonathan AllenNEW

Teen who filmed George Floyd's murder given journalism award

Darnella Frazier received a special citation by the Pulitzer Prize board for her courage.
Tags: News, Darnella Frazier, George Floyd

Sterling honoured by Queen for racial equality fight

London (AFP) – Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling was on Friday named in Queen Elizabeth II’s Birthday Honours list in recognition of his work to promote racial equality in sport. The 26-year-old, who has been heavily involved in anti-racism and anti-discrimination campaigns, has been made an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire). Sterling, a Premier League and League Cup winner with City this season, has been subjected to racial slurs in stadiums and o...
Tags: England, London, Sport, Soccer, United States, Premier League, Liverpool, Manchester City, Roy Hodgson, Raheem Sterling, Jordan Henderson, Elizabeth Ii, Afp, George Floyd

Darnella Frazier, teen who recorded George Floyd's murder, awarded Pulitzer Prize Special Citation

Darnella Frazier, who recorded the video capturing George Floyd's death by Minneapolis police, was awarded a 2021 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Minneapolis, Usa Today, Darnella Frazier, George Floyd

Teen Who Filmed George Floyd’s Murder Wins Pulitzer Prize

“She was the one who recorded a motion cinema picture that set the world on fire."
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Teen Who Recorded Floyd's Arrest, Death Wins Pulitzer Nod

The teenager who pulled out her cellphone and recorded the police restraint and death of George Floyd has been awarded a special citation by the Pulitzer Prizes.
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Katori Hall Wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama, George Floyd Videographer Darnella Frazier Receives Special Citation

Playwright Katori Hall has won the Pulitzer Prize for drama for her comedy “The Hot Wing King.” The organization behind journalism’s most prestigious honor also bestowed a special citation on Darnella Frazier, the teenager who videotaped George Floyd’s murder at the hands of Minneapolis police in May 2020. Hall is also a showrunner and executive […]
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Pulitzer Prize, Katori Hall, Darnella Frazier, George Floyd, Hot Wing King

Pulitzers give special award to Darnella Frazier, who filmed George Floyd's murder

The Pulitzer Prizes recognize some of the year's most important journalism. This year, someone who isn't a professional journalist, but whose actions had as much impact as any, is among those being honored.
Tags: Cnn, Darnella Frazier, George Floyd

Pulitzer Winners Include The New York Times and Buzzfeed News

The Pulitzer board recognized reporting on the murder of George Floyd, including a special citation for Darnella Frazier, the teenager...
Tags: BuzzFeed News, George Floyd, Pulitzer Winners Include The New York Times

One man's 21-year protest to take down a Confederate monument - and force his Texas town to face its racist legacy

Willie Hudspeth in the spot where the monument once stood, with a picture from from one of his many protests. Andy LaViolette for Insider Willie Hudspeth protested the Confederate monument in his Texas town, almost every Sunday, for 21 years. In June 2020 - one month after the killing of George Floyd - the monument finally came down. Hudspeth's vigils inspired a reckoning about Denton's past, including the forced relocation of the once-thriving Black community known as Quakertown. ...
Tags: Texas, Court, Trends, Square, Kkk, John, Vietnam, City Council, Naacp, Charlottesville, Jim Crow, Black, South, County, Ku Klux Klan, Denton

Morning Docket: 06.11.21

* A lawsuit claims that a Minnesota law firm fired pro-Trump employees. Maybe the litigation is going to be "yuge"... [New York Post] * A New York disbarred lawyer allegedly helped an ex-con swindle friends our of half a million dollars. [New York Daily News] * Counsel for Derek Chauvin is seeking to probe alleged bias on the part of the jury that convicted Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd earlier this year. [AP] * Jeffrey Toobin has returned to CNN after he took time off following a...
Tags: New York Post, New York, Minnesota, Law, Cnn, Usa Today, Donald Trump, New York Daily News, Trump, Jeffrey Toobin, Morning Docket, Chauvin, Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniel, Avenatti, George Floyd

Law Enforcement Struggles to Recruit Since Killing of Floyd

Law enforcement agencies across the country experienced a wave of retirements and departures and are struggling to recruit the next generation of police officers in the year since George Floyd was killed by a cop.
Tags: Floyd, George Floyd

Morning Memo: Enough With The Theater Of Bipartisanship On Infrastructure Already

Here are the stories that caught our attention. Democrats Are Getting Tired Of Anemic Negotiations With Republicans Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) told CNN Wednesday evening that it's time to pull the plug on the fruitless talks with Republicans on Biden's sweeping infrastructure plan. "At the end of the day, if we can't get the Republicans on board, we need to move forward," he said. "And my view is that time has come." Other Democrats have expressed similar frustrations. Rep. Alexandria...
Tags: News, Cnn, Canada, Gop, Arkansas, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Ohio, Epa, Lgbtq, Keystone, Houston, Biden, Environmental Protection Agency, Justice Department, Wuhan

Chauvin Juror: Bodycam Footage, Expert Led to Conviction

One of the jurors who convicted Derek Chauvin of murder in George Floyd's death says expert testimony about asphyxiation and the former Minneapolis police officer’s own body camera video convinced her he was guilty.
Tags: Minneapolis, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin

Derek Chauvin juror breaks down what worked for prosecution in George Floyd murder case

The 25-year-old Minneapolis woman gave high marks to the prosecution's lung specialist and the Minneapolis police chief.
Tags: Minneapolis, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin

EXPLAINER: Chauvin's Lawyer Asks to Probe Alleged Jury Bias

The defense attorney for the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd is seeking not only a new trial but also a hearing to “impeach the verdict” by investigating potential juror misconduct.
Tags: Minneapolis, Chauvin, George Floyd

US official says he is 'uncomfortable' with praise from Trump for report that he did not order police to violently clear protestors for his Bible photo opp

President Donald Trump holds a Bible at St. John's Church across from the White House after the area was cleared of people protesting the death of George Floyd June 1, 2020. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images Trump claimed a report on the aggressive clearance of Lafayette Park last exonerated him. Trump was accused of having police violently clear the park to stage a photo-op with a Bible. But the report's author, the Interior Department IG, rejected Trump's attempt to pr...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Senate, White House, US, Trends, News UK, Secret Service, The New York Times, Times, Interior Department, Donald Trump, BLM, Trump, Afp, Interior

Lawmakers pressure Newsom to ‘step up’ on racism as a public health issue

After the killing last year of George Floyd, a Black man, by a white Minneapolis police officer, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers declared racism a public health crisis. The governors of Michigan and Nevada quickly followed, as have legislative bodies in Minnesota, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Tags: Health, Minneapolis, Washington, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nevada, Newsom, Minnesota Virginia, Tony Evers, George Floyd

4 Glendale officers on administrative leave after video surfaces of teen punched and kicked during arrest

GLENDALE — Four Glendale police officers were on administrative leave Wednesday night after video surfaced of the rough arrest of a 17-year-old shoplifting suspect at the Glendale Galleria. Video of the Saturday night arrest inside the Dick’s Sporting Goods store showed three plainclothes officers and one in uniform attempting to arrest the teenager, with two officers striking the boy in the head and another kicking him in the face. The video can be seen here. As a warning, some may find it dist...
Tags: News, Police, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Lausd, Group, Lapd, Valentine, Burbank, Sporting Goods, VILLANUEVA, Glendale Police Department, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories PSN, Scott LaChasse

Three Ohio police officers charged after their response to BLM protests

A special prosecutor and independent investigator filed charges against three Columbus, Ohio, police officers Wednesday as part of an investigation into alleged misconduct during the George Floyd protests last summer, according to the city's Department of Public Safety.
Tags: Cnn, Ohio, BLM, COLUMBUS Ohio, George Floyd

In combating anti-Asian hate incidents, a growing debate in Southern California over law enforcement’s role

A racist verbal attack she endured while jogging through her Los Angeles neighborhood last year, just as the pandemic was about to take hold, left Khinn Ung frightened and confused, and prompted her to make a simple vow: Don’t go out alone. “Are you from Wuhan? Are you from Wuhan, China? Why do you bring the virus to us?” Ung, who is Asian American, recalled a man chasing and yelling at her during the February 2020 incident in Chinatown. Luckily, a bystander intervened, scaring off the culprit. ...
Tags: Asia, News, California, La, Virginia, New York City, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Joe Biden, Fbi, Soccer, United States, Cambodia, God

Colorado principal resigns after Snapchat photo shows students re-enacting murder of George Floyd

Rachael Ayers resigned as principal of Mead High School, but it's unclear if the resignation it's related to the photo of the students.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Colorado, Snapchat, Usa Today, George Floyd, Mead High School, Rachael Ayers

Report: Protest was not broken up for Trump’s photo op

By Ashraf Khalil | Associated Press WASHINGTON — An internal government investigation has determined that the decision to forcibly clear racial justice protesters from an area in front of the White House last summer was not influenced by then-President Donald Trump’s plan to stage a Bible-toting photo opportunity at that spot. The report released Wednesday by the Interior Department’s inspector general concludes that the protesters were cleared by U.S. Park Police last June 1 so that a contract...
Tags: Minneapolis, Washington, White House, Sport, Soccer, United States, Secret Service, Associated Press, Interior Department, Donald Trump, Trump, Floyd, Lafayette Park, Muriel Bowser, Bowser, Metropolitan Police Department

Law enforcement did not clear protesters from Lafayette Park for a Trump photo op, Interior Department watchdog concludes

Former President Donald Trump walks back to the White House escorted by the Secret Service after appearing outside of St John's Episcopal church across Lafayette Park in Washington, DC on June 1, 2020. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Washington, DC's Lafayette Park was not cleared in June 2020 for a Trump photo op, the Interior Department watchdog says. The US Park Police and Secret Service already planned on clearing the area to install new fencing. Trump walked through ...
Tags: Politics, Minneapolis, White House, US, Trends, Washington Dc, Secret Service, John, Interior Department, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Lafayette Park, St John s Church, BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI, St John s Episcopal Church

Trump Bible photo op not reason cops violently cleared George Floyd protest outside White House, feds claim

A report claimed cops cleared protestors outside the White House to "allow a contractor" to install new fencing, not to prepare a photo...
Tags: White House, George Floyd