It’s been just over three months since George Floyd was murdered. When I first heard of his death, I honestly didn’t expect much to happen. As a longtime Black Lives Matter activist, I anticipated the usual hashtags, maybe a rally or two, and plenty of thoughts and prayers.
Instead, we’ve seen George’s 6-year-old daughter Gianna’s words come true. “Daddy changed the world.”
HOUSTON, June 16, 2020 /3BL Media/-The National Coalition for Racial Justice & Equity (NCRJE), an initiative of the National Diversity Council, will launch to the public on Juneteenth, a holiday that commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. A special announcement will be made by National Diversity Council CEO, Angeles Valenciano during a virtual meeting, “A Conversation with Dr. George Wright: The Significance of the Juneteenth Celebration in the United States,” on June 19, 2020 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CST.
Words seem to fall short when trying to address the pain and frustration that so many are feeling right now with the racial injustices happening across the United States, particularly within our black community. The senseless deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor are just the most recent heart-breaking examples of far too many others. My heart goes out to the families of these victims and to our professionals hurting from the loss of life and the continued violence happening in this country and globally.
June 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced it is stepping up its actions in support of justice, reform and equality for Black Americans in response to the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others.
In the wake of George Floyd’s death, we must find new ways to achieve progress — as companies, as communities, and as individuals.
There’s something on my mind that I wanted to share as we head into the weekend.
It stems from the scenes we’ve watched unfold in Minneapolis this week, which have been a stark reminder of how much progress must still be made toward treating everyone with the fairness, dignity, and humanity they deserve.
By Jeff Harmening | Chairman and CEO at General Mills
It is clear from George Floyd’s death - and the many that preceded it - that systematic injustice and racism still exist. You can see the difference in treatment in our criminal justice system… our schools… our healthcare system… and beyond.
We come to this moment in our history, humbly, fully realizing there are no easy solutions. But we also come with an unwavering commitment to find answers to the question of our time: where do we go from here?