Trump increasingly alone in provocative racial rhetoric

World / Politics | FOCUS Jun 13, 2020

Trump increasingly alone in provocative racial rhetoric

U.S. President Donald Trump is resisting a new rush to address police brutality and tear down Confederate symbols even as polls show most Americans believe changes are needed and many corporations — even NASCAR, with its conservative fan base — embrace a more proactive ...

World Jun 7, 2020

Fox News apologizes for chart of stock gains after black killings

Fox News has apologized for airing a graphic showing how stock markets had responded after high-profile acts of violence against black men, including the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and the recent killing of George Floyd. The chart appeared Friday on "Special Report with ...

George Floyd's death sparks new generation of activists in U.S.

World | FOCUS Jun 6, 2020

George Floyd's death sparks new generation of activists in U.S.

Kristina Knox, a 25-year-old child development teacher from Maryland, cried for days after watching video footage of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man in Minneapolis who died after a police officer kneeled on his neck while Floyd gasped for air. She had posted about high-profile ...

‘Get your knee off our necks’: George Floyd mourned in Minneapolis

World Jun 5, 2020

‘Get your knee off our necks’: George Floyd mourned in Minneapolis

Prominent U.S. civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton told mourners on Thursday that George Floyd's fatal encounter with police and the nationwide protests his death ignited marked a reckoning for America over race and justice, demanding, "Get your knee off our necks." Memorial tributes ...

Spot where George Floyd died now impromptu forum in Minneapolis

World May 31, 2020

Spot where George Floyd died now impromptu forum in Minneapolis

George Floyd is surrounded by the names of other police brutality victims in a colorful mural that now looms over the spot where he died, located in a rapidly gentrifying Minneapolis neighborhood. Hundreds of people passed under his gaze Saturday, stopping to pay their respects ...

George Floyd: 'Gentle giant' killed in U.S. police custody

World May 30, 2020

George Floyd: 'Gentle giant' killed in U.S. police custody

George Floyd, a black man who left Houston for fresh beginnings in Minneapolis only to end up begging for his life before dying under the knee of a white policeman, was a generous soul laid off during the coronavirus crisis. "Everybody loved my brother," Philonese ...