As if there’s anything else to feel but a sadness, discomfort and resignation,” wrote Lillian. Lillian said she took issue with “non-black people” using the tragedy as a “trend” or “a few quick posts to virtue signal”. George Floyd was pinned to the ground by a white Minneapolis police officer for nearly nine minutes; for much of that time, Floyd was unresponsive. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who along with three others was fired over the incident, was arrested Friday and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. As the US readies for a seventh day of protests, tensions have been felt on home soil.
June 02, 2020 06:11 UTC
A protester is arrested for violating a curfew on Monday, June 1, in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles. Marcio Jose Sanchez/APIn Oakland, California, just east of San Francisco, peaceful protesters are being detained and arrested for being on the streets past the curfew. The Oakland Police Department said in a tweet that it had detained more than 40 people for violating curfew, and urged people to stay home. It's not just Oakland: Further south along California, police in Los Angeles also arrested protesters who are out after curfew. The Los Angeles police said on Twitter that "dozens" had been arrested for burglary after a drugstore had been looted earlier in the day.
June 02, 2020 06:00 UTC
Harlem's Fashion Row Presents ICON360 Harlem's Fashion RowMany upcoming, independent, Black fashion designers are finding their businesses slowing down due to COVID-19 severely altering the economy. As a solution, CEO and founder of Harlem’s Fashion Row, Brandice Daniel, launched a new nonprofit (ICON360) to aid designers in rapid response to the coronavirus pandemic, at her global virtual fundraising event, last Saturday and dedicated 100% of ticket sales to the new non-profit fund. In 2007, Daniel founded Harlem’s Fashion Row to provide a voice for multicultural designers, intending to have designers of color to reach the same opportunities and connections as their white counterparts. Long before inclusivity became a widely-accepted benchmark, across the fashion industry, Harlem’s Fashion Row has been championing and uplifting designers of color for over ten years. Although the current economic climate has brought forth uncertainty for many designers, with the halt in productions and dramatic declines in sales, Harlem’s Fashion Row decided to take action and assist designers of color through these unprecedented times.
June 02, 2020 05:37 UTC
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An SUV carrying two people who had been shot plowed through a group of law enforcement at a George Floyd demonstration Monday night in Buffalo, injuring at least two officers, authorities said. Moments later, there was the sound of firearms discharging off camera, then officers ran as an SUV barreled through a cluster of officers. The SUV drove around an armored vehicle and sped off as more gunfire sounded. One is a New York State Police officer who suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries, the agency said. We can confirm a member of the New York State Police was one of the members of law enforcement struck by a vehicle in Buffalo, NY tonight.
June 02, 2020 04:46 UTC
The New York Times faced an overwhelming backlash from Democratic lawmakers and liberal members of the media over its front-page headline that may have been too favorable towards President Trump. CNN'S DON LEMON SAYS 'WE ARE TEETERING ON A DICTATORSHIP' FOLLOWING TRUMP'S GEORGE FLOYD ADDRESSHowever, the front-page cover sparked a major uproar from the left, including top Democrats on Capitol Hill. "The New York Times headline writers are going to Both Sides the country to death," Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz quipped. Shame on The New York Times," Center for American Progress president Neera Tanden wrote. "Possibly one of the worst headlines ever written, and I used to write headlines for a living.
June 02, 2020 04:28 UTC
Demonstrators in Berlin, London and Vancouver took the streets to decry George Floyd’s death in police custody last week in Minneapolis. New: A private autopsy commissioned by Mr. Floyd’s family concluded that his death was a homicide, brought about by compression of his neck and back by police officers. Official remarks: President Trump on Monday called the looting and violence amid the American protests “acts of domestic terror” and threatened military intervention. The police used tear gas to clear protesters away so Mr. Trump could visit a church near the White House, where he posed for photos with a Bible. Also, the Times’s visual investigations team reconstructed the minutes leading up to George Floyd’s death.
June 02, 2020 04:18 UTC
New York (CNN Business) A Twitter account that tweeted a call to violence and claimed to be representing the position of "Antifa" was in fact created by a known white supremacist group, Twitter said Monday. "We took action after the account sent a Tweet inciting violence and broke the Twitter Rules." Although the account only had a few hundred followers, it is an example of white supremacists seeking to inflame tensions in the United States by posing as left-wing activists online. The revelation of the account comes as President Donald Trump increasingly blames left-wing activists for violence occurring at protests across America. On Sunday, Trump tweeted he would designate Antifa a terrorist organization , despite the US government having no existing legal authority to do so.
June 02, 2020 04:18 UTC
“I reject the notion that the federal government can send troops into the state of Illinois,” Pritzker said on CNN. “The president has created an incendiary moment here... His rhetoric is inflaming passions.” “He should stay out of our business, Pritzker added. “Every day he has inflamed racial tensions.”The president is calling out the American military against American citizens. When was the last time you saw the American military called up against Americans?” “Is that Americana? “The President’s threat to deploy federal troops is counterproductive and will only stoke the potential for worse violence and destruction.
June 02, 2020 04:18 UTC
First, the Dow Jones 30 stocks are ranked from the best performer to the worst by calculating the percent of months in which the stock rose in that month. The traditionally weakest stocks in the month were screened in order to determine if the monthly cycles fell in the month; the same 21-day rule applied. The average return has been 0.75% and the expected return is 0.45%. The performance of the 30 Dow stocks and the Dow and S&P 500 indices in the month of June. Of the top 15, these stocks show rising monthly dynamic cycles for at least 21 days in the month and are considered buys for June:CiscoExxonMerck MRKMicrosoft MSFTPfizer PFERegarding the weakest 15, these stocks show declining monthly cycles and are suitable short sales:Goldman Sachs GSBDHome Depot HDIntel INTCIB IBM MMcDonaldVISADisney
June 02, 2020 04:07 UTC
Cameron Daddo may have just returned to local TV with a new ‘Home and Away’ role, but the Australian star has done some deep soul searching before making his acting comeback. SBS 'Home and Away' star Cameron Daddo appears on 'Who Do You Think You Are?' The TV star said he “knew nothing” about his family history besides “some snippets of information” from his parents. He made the trek in August last year, and while COVID-19 travel restrictions are currently in place, he hopes others can make a similar journey when international borders eventually open. I would encourage anyone to do it if they could.”
June 02, 2020 03:55 UTC
President Donald Trump is getting called out on social media after posing in front of a church with a Bible ― a photo-op possible only after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at peaceful protesters to clear the area. Trump then walked through a phalanx of police and Secret Service officers to reach St. John’s Episcopal Church, which was vandalized during the civil unrest over the weekend sparked by the May 25 police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Bishop Mariann Budde, leader of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, which owns the church, expressed “outrage” at the president’s appearance there and vowed to disassociate the church from his actions. She was hardly alone. On Twitter, critics from across the political spectrum quickly tore into the president for his use of a Bible as a “prop” for his photo-op:
June 02, 2020 03:45 UTC
In a rare challenge to President Trump on prime-time Fox News, the host Tucker Carlson expressed dismay on Monday at the president’s handling of demonstrations against racism and police brutality around the country — urging Mr. Trump to be more harsh, not less, in cracking down on protesters. Mr. Carlson, a conservative media star whose voice carries influence with Mr. Trump, starkly accused the president of weakness and warned that his ability to restore order would be “the singular test of his presidency.”“If you can’t keep a Fox News correspondent from getting attacked directly across from your house, how can you protect my family?” Mr. Carlson said, referring to a Fox News reporter, Leland Vittert, who was swarmed and chased by protesters near the White House over the weekend. He added, “How are you going to protect the country? How hard are you trying?”Continuing to address the president directly, he brought up Omarosa Manigault Newman, who gained fame as a contestant on Mr. Trump’s NBC television show, “The Apprentice,” and later served in his administration.
June 02, 2020 03:33 UTC
WASHINGTON — People who gathered outside the White House to protest police brutality spent Monday waving signs and screaming for justice. They watched as police officers and National Guard units flooded Lafayette Square, delivering on a threat made by President Trump. And just before the city’s 7 p.m. curfew went into effect, they were hit with flash-bang explosions and doused with tear gas. That church, St. John’s — the so-called Church of the Presidents because every one since James Madison has attended — had been briefly set ablaze as the protests devolved on Sunday evening. After receiving repeated warnings to disperse before the city’s curfew, the crowd was tear-gassed.
June 02, 2020 03:32 UTC
New York (CNN Business) Just four black CEOs run Fortune 500 companies in America, and three of them are speaking out about racial inequality following the death of George Floyd . This is personal," Zeitlin wrote. George Floyd 'could be me'Merck CEO Ken Frazier told CNBC on Monday that he could have just as easily been George Floyd. "What the African American community sees in that videotape is that this African American man, who could be me or any other African American man, is being treated as less than human," Frazier told CNBC's "Squawk Box." Frazier says he was one of the lucky ones afforded an opportunity that set him on a different trajectory in life.
June 02, 2020 02:48 UTC
"When the mobs came, they abandoned us," the "Tucker Carlson Tonight" host said. Our leaders dithered and they cowered, and they openly sided with the destroyers, and in many cases they egged them on," Carlson added. When so many in our professional class encourage violence, American citizens are forced to defend themselves and they have no choice. He said that America's political leaders pit neighbor against neighbor regularly, and that now is the time to unite against such activity. An hour ago he announced he was going to marshal all available forces military and civilian to stop the riots."
June 02, 2020 02:15 UTC