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Artist Jammie Holmes Stages Aerial Demonstrations of George Floyd's Final Words

1 month ago   |   By Hypebeast

Amid the nationwide protests in response to the murder of George Floyd and other African-Americans who have been murdered by police officers, aerial demonstrations by the Dallas-based artist Jammie Holmes were staged across five major US cities to further shed light on systemic racism and police brutality. This past Saturday, airplanes across major cities flew transparent banners embellished with several of Floyd's final words in bold black lettering: the statement “Please I Can't Breathe” was observed in downtown Detroit while “My Stomach Hurts” was flown in Miami. Moreover, the phrase...
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Looting and riots hit the apparel retail sector

Looting and riots hit the apparel retail sector

1 month ago   |   By Fashion United

The nation has been reeling with protests across major cities over the murder of George Floyd, a black man who was detained by Minneapolis police and treated with excessive force until he died. Minneapolis police department member Derek Chauvin held his knee down on Floyd's neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds until Floyd became unresponsive.
Protests to stop police brutality and the murder of unarmed black men by police ended in violence in many circumstances in major cities including
New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C, and Chicago. In more than several cases, protesters turned to...
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Big Tech CEOs Spoke Out On George Floyd Murder-Then Came the Blowback

1 month ago   |   By Observer

CEOs are quick to issue sympathetic statements and throw money at the problem yet slow to implement real changes.
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Independent Autopsy: George Floyd Died Of ‘Asphyxiation From Sustained Pressure'

1 month ago   |   By Essence

An independent autopsy into the death of George Floyd requested by his family has ruled his death a homicide as a result of “asphyxiation from sustained pressure.” According to CNN, the autopsy determined that compression to Floyd's neck and back cut off the blood flow to his brain, leaving essentially “dead on the scene,” family attorney Ben Crump noted. Video footage from the incident that went viral and prompted outrage and protests showed officer Derek Chauvin causally and callously putting his knee on Floyd's neck for more than eight minutes. A different video that later surfaced...
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Michael Jordan Issues Statement on George Floyd's Death

Michael Jordan Issues Statement on George Floyd's Death

1 month ago   |   By Hypebeast

Michael Jordan , for much of his life, was famously apolitical. In recent years however, Jordan has become slightly more willing to speak his mind on current events, culminating in a statement on the death of George Floyd , posted by Jordan Brand 's Twitter account. The well-received The Last Dance documentary briefly touched on Jordan's reticence to express political affiliations, in one particular scene that explored Jordan's unwillingness to comment on the 1992 Los Angeles riots. In perhaps his most strongly-worded political statement, the basketball superstar now makes no bones about...
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Music Industry Calls for ‘Blackout Tuesday' After George Floyd's Death

1 month ago   |   By WWD

The music industry is standing in solidarity after the death of George Floyd, who was fatally restrained by Minneapolis police, with a “Blackout Tuesday” initiative.
Atlantic Records' senior director of marketing, Jamila Thomas and Platoon's senior artist campaign manager, Brianna Agyemang, are behind the blackout, which is also circulating on social media as TheShowMustBePaused. The blackout calls for the music industry to stop operations on Tuesday, June 2, to bring awareness to the police brutality and racial injustice in the U.S.
“The music industry is a multibillion dollar industry...
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George Floyd's Brother Visits Murder Site, Family Calls For Peace

1 month ago   |   By TMZ

Here's George Floyd's brother delivering a powerful message at the site of his murder... calling for peace, love, non-violent protest, activism and an end to the riots and looting. George's younger brother, Terrence, took to the bullhorn Monday...
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George Floyd Family Announces Findings of Independent Autopsy via Live Stream

1 month ago   |   By TMZ

George Floyd's family does not agree with the Medical Examiner's findings, so they have had their own autopsy conducted... and will announce the results in a virtual news conference shortly. TMZ will be live streaming the independent autopsy...
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Tony Awards event postponed over George Floyd unrest

Tony Awards event postponed over George Floyd unrest

1 month ago   |   By New York Post

“We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter,” said an executive producer of the special.
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Floyd Mayweather Offers To Pay For George Floyd's Funerals

1 month ago   |   By TMZ

Floyd Mayweather has offered to pay for George Floyd's funeral services... with the boxing superstar personally vowing to help Floyd's family grieve their loss. TMZ Sports has confirmed... Mayweather is offering to finance all 4 services for...
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