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  • Friday, 05 June 2020 20:36
  • Mariel Turner

Michael Jordan theGrio.comFormer player Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls addresses the crowd during a 20th anniversary recognition ceremony of the Bulls 1st NBA Championship in 1991 (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Michael Jordan is backing up his calls for justice with a hefty paycheck. The six-time NBA champ announced on Friday that he

  • Friday, 05 June 2020 16:02
  • Ny Magee

President Donald Trump believes a thriving economy will put an end to police violence and heal race relations in America.  While speaking to reporters in the Rose Garden at the White House about George Floyd, Trump was asked what he will do to address these specific issues. Instead of getting into details, he boasted about creating the greatest economy in the world.  READ MORE: Don Lemon slams Trump over George Floyd: no one wants to hear from you

  • Thursday, 04 June 2020 21:19
  • Tonya Pendleton

Laura Ingraham, Drew Brees, LeBron James (Getty Images) You must remember Fox News host Laura Ingraham. She’s the 56-year-old host of the Fox News show The Ingraham Angle. Unless you watch Fox News regularly, she may not have shown up on your radar until she made controversial comments about L.A. Lakers star LeBron James and then Golden State Warriors player Kevin Durant. In February of 2018, in an interview with ESPN’s Cari Champion, James was critical of President Donald Trump.

  • Thursday, 04 June 2020 12:27
  • Biba Adams

An iconic monument of the Confederacy, a prominent statue of General Robert E. Lee is coming down in Virginia. Democratic governor, Ralph Northam, announced plans on Thursday that he will remove the statue which stands in a prominent place in Richmond. READ MORE: Mississippi governor declares April ‘Confederate Heritage Month’ According toCNN, the governor will order the statue to be moved from its massive pedestal and placed in storage until Northam’s administration finds a new place for it. The statue is one of five Confederate monuments on a street called Monument Avenue in the National Historic Landmark District. The monuments have been sites of protests in Virginia in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd.

  • Wednesday, 03 June 2020 21:25
  • Stephanie Guerilus

(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Frontline medical workers are now being overwhelmed on two fronts – the coronavirus and now the police,  who they accuse of targeting them during the George Floyd protests. READ MORE: Voice is heard saying ‘shoot those motherf**kers’ on NYPD radio The Daily Beastreported that medical workers are being targeted by police who believe they are protestors.

  • Tuesday, 02 June 2020 23:03
  • Biba Adams

Drake Kylie Jenner www.theGrio.comJUNE 04: Drake attends the LA Premiere of HBO's "Euphoria" at The Cinerama Dome on June 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Drake donated $100,000 to National Bail Out, a collective tasked with helping to bail out Black mothers and caregivers during the coronavirus pandemic. The generous gesture was prompted by Mustafa the Poet who donated $400 to the cause and tagged his fellow Torontonians, Drake and The Weeknd, to do the same.

  • Tuesday, 02 June 2020 22:02
  • Tonya Pendleton

Former President George W. Bush arrives for the funeral service for former President George H.W. Bush at St. Martins Episcopal Church on December 6, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by David J. Phillip-Pool/Getty Images) Though he’s no longer in public life, George W.

  • Tuesday, 02 June 2020 21:40
  • Tonya Pendleton

Brown/Getty Images) Michael Jordan (Getty Images) In the midst of all the uncertainty, confusion and anger of the recent news cycle, love still prevails. Michael Jordan, whose ESPN doc The Last Dance set record ratings at ESPN last month, is already known as the basketball G.O.A.T. READ MORE: Michael Jordan issues statement about George Floyd:’I am plain angry’ But now, a decades-old love letter establishes him as a pretty strong romantic as well. Surprisingly, the handwritten

  • Tuesday, 02 June 2020 20:57
  • Jason Johnson

Nathan Caraway was helping Ohio protesters who had been pepper sprayed by police. (Photo: Twitter) Imagine walking outside your home, in the same neighborhood you’ve lived in your entire life, and there is nothing but chaos. Tear gas, people screaming men and women in and out of uniform running for safety. You’ve never done this before, you’re no hero, you’re no professional or even part-time activist, but you are moved to do something.

  • Tuesday, 02 June 2020 19:56
  • Stephanie Guerilus

(Credit: Getty Images) Jay-Z has taken out full-page ads in newspapers across the country in dedication to George Floyd. READ MORE: Details for George Floyd’s funeral, memorial services released The hip hop mogul and Roc Nation head partnered with the families of those who have been killed due to police brutality, activists and attorneys to honor the life of Floyd. The unarmed 46-year-old was killed in Minneapolis on Memorial Day after now-former police officer Derek Chauvin placed a knee on his neck, contributing to his death that has now been classified as a homicide by the Minneapolis medical examiner.

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