Trump offers misleading data on Black people’s risk from police

World Jul 15, 2020

Trump offers misleading data on Black people’s risk from police

U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday more white people die at the hands of police than Black people, comments likely to further stoke racial tensions amid nationwide protests over racism and police brutality. Asked in a CBS News interview why Black people were still dying ...

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 ...

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 ...