George Floyd

Apple CEO Tim Cook Announces $100 Million Racial Justice Initiative

Apple CEO Tim Cook is taking action to fight for racial justice and equality by announcing that the company would commit $100 million to a Racial Equity and Justice Initiative. Read more.
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Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello Schools Commenter on His Political Experience

Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello shared an oldie but goodie from his Instagram, showing an interaction with a commenter who called him out for being just “another successful musician instantly [becoming] a political expert.”
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Man Asks ‘Did I Miss Anything?’ After Emerging From 75-Day Isolated Retreat

It’s impossible to ignore what’s happening in our world, but one man did just that when he embarked on a 75-day isolated silent retreat in March and returned to a world with coronavirus and protests against police brutality. Read on.
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Pearl Jam: 'We Do Not Want to Contribute to White Voices Overtaking the Narrative'

“Pearl Jam was started with a love for music and social justice,” the grunge rockers write in a Facebook post. “Our organization has been reflecting on where unconscious racism is still showing up in our own lives and how we can do better.”
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Journalist Fired After Pretending to Board Up Building in Photo Op

A writer for the Washington Examiner was fired posing for a photo where she acted as if she was helping board up a vandalized building in Santa Monica amid the George Floyd protests.
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4 Officers Charged in George Floyd's Death

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced aiding and abetting murder charges against former officers Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao in the death of George Floyd, and increased the charge against Officer Derek Chauvin from third to second-degree murder.
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Home Depot Donates $1 Million, Citing George Floyd

Home Depot is contributing $1 million to the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, CEO Craig Menear announced Tuesday citing “the senseless killing of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and other unarmed black men and women in our country.”
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Coronavirus: The COVID Cost of Demonstrating

The wave of street civil-rights demonstrations in the wake of George Floyd’s death raise obvious concerns for medical professionals, who have been stressing for weeks the importance of keeping social distance with strangers.
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Brands Like Macy’s, Chipotle, Wayfair Show Solidarity for BlackOut Tuesday

Brands like Macy’s, Chipotle, and Wayfair were just some of the many companies and organizations that showed solidarity on social media for the BlackOut Tuesday movement, which was organized in response to the killings of African Americans by police.
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Gary Clark Jr. Calls Out for Musicians and Fans to Stand Against Racism

“We just want to wake up in the morning, go and make the most out of what we can, get what we can for ourselves and for our family and go the f*** back home,” he says. “That’s all. Why’s it so hard? Why is that a worry and a challenge?”
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