A statue of Robert E. Lee has stood in historic city of Richmond, Virginia, for over a century. But on Tuesday night, the focus will not be on the Confederate general, but instead George Floyd, a Black man who died at the hands of police.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As George Floyd told Minneapolis police officers that he couldn’t breathe more than 20 times in the moments before he died, the officer who pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck dismissed his pleas, saying “it takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk,” according to transcripts of body camera video […]
Monday was the third day of protesting in Lawrence after someone put up a banner showing George Floyd with a noose around his neck.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jackson County Executive Frank White has struck down an ordinance that would have asked voters to decide if they wanted to remove Andrew Jackson statues at county courthouses. Ordinance 5274 would have put the question of statue removal on the general election ballot for Jackson County voters. White vetoed the ordinance […]
“Savages” has been the mascot since at least 1926 and is emblazoned across the town. Next to the word is often a depiction of a Native-American adorned with feathers.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Relatives of nine people killed either by Kansas City or Overland Park, Kan., police joined together Friday to push for law enforcement reforms. The group of mothers, aunts and cousins believe police are too quick to resort to deadly force. One by one, each woman spoke about their loved ones’ deaths, […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A local business owner at the Country Club Plaza made history with her grand opening Friday. Thalia Cherry, owner and CEO of Cherry Sports Gear, is the first female African American owner of a clothing retail store on the Plaza. “I’m thrilled, honored and humbled to always be the first because […]
Ben Crump, an attorney for Floyd’s family, said in a statement Monday that the leaked video shows Floyd did not pose a threat.
Attorneys for the family of George Floyd filed a federal civil lawsuit on Wednesday against the city of Minneapolis and the police officers involved in his death, calling the killing “a public health crisis” in Black America.
The U.S. Navy is investigating an incident in which dogs attacked a “Colin Kaepernick stand-in” during a K-9 demonstration during a 2019 fundraiser at the Navy SEAL Museum in Florida.
NASA is examining its use of phrases for planets, galaxies and other cosmic objects “as part of its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.”
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas joined five other mayors Monday in opposing federal agents’ involvement in local protests. Lucas — along with Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan — signed letters calling for the […]