Sheriff at George Floyd memorial says ‘we are the part of the problem’

Sheriff at George Floyd memorial says ‘we are the part of the problem’

Thousands of protesters are pouring onto the streets of dozens of American cities Saturday as George Floyd’s life is celebrated at an intimate memorial service in North Carolina. After hundreds of mourners lined up Saturday for a public viewing in Raeford, North Carolina — near Floyd’s birthplace in Fayetteville — his family sang and prayed…

The art world is trying to protect artwork amid civil unrest and support community unity

The art world is trying to protect artwork amid civil unrest and support community unity

For more than a week Americans have flooded the streets of major metropolitan areas across the country in protest of racially-motivated police brutality sparked by George Floyd‘s death in police custody. While most protests and marches have been peaceful, civil unrest has prompted looting and property damage in cities like New York. Though most public…

Drew Brees tells Trump NFL protests have never been about the US flag

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees said in a post on Instagram Friday that the NFL protests were never about the flag. Brees’ comments come after he initially said Wednesday he would “never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag.” He later issued an apology for his comments saying his comments were “insensitive and completely missed…

L.A. Galaxy part ways with player whose wife made offensive Instagram posts

L.A. Galaxy part ways with player whose wife made offensive Instagram posts

The Los Angeles Galaxy “mutually agreed to part ways” with midfielder Aleksandar Katai on Friday after the MLS club learned that Katai’s wife shared “racist and violent” social media posts. Tea Katai posted twice on her Instagram, the first post calling for protesters to be killed, and the second showing a suspected looter holding a…

In reactions to Roger Goodell’s mea culpa, most seized on what he didn’t say

In reactions to Roger Goodell’s mea culpa, most seized on what he didn’t say

To be sure, Roger Goodell’s announcement Friday was noteworthy. Especially considering the statement from the NFL just a few days ago. On May 30, a statement from the NFL commissioner offered condolences to the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, all of whom had been killed, and said the league would commit…

A pilot drew out a tribute to George Floyd using only his airplane

A pilot drew a unique tribute to George Floyd over Canada by following a flight path in the shape of a raised fist. Dimitri Neonakis took to the Nova Scotia sky on Thursday with his personal message to Floyd. He told CNN he chose the fist because it’s a symbol of the movement against racism.…