Category Archives: CNN – US

How you can help communities get back on their feet

George Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed black man, was killed while in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. His final moments were captured on camera, sending citizens reeling from another unnecessary death of a black man in America. Protesters took to the streets peacefully — but many demonstrations turned violent. Riots and looting left more…MORE

Global Running Day is going virtual this year

Global Running Day has joined the list of virtual-only events in 2020. Although running has seen a boom recently because of the coronavirus pandemic, the annual event celebrating the popular exercise will now nix its normally scheduled physical group outdoor activities. The event, which takes place on the first Wednesday of every June, is typically…MORE

Protesters defy curfews but demonstrations across the US turn more peaceful

Protesters defy curfews but demonstrations across the US turn more peaceful

Peaceful demonstrators defied curfews and remained on the streets of American cities for another night of protests over the death of an unarmed black man in police custody. The eighth night of protests saw less violence, fewer police clashes and more acts of civil disobedience. Unprecedented curfews are in place in Washington, DC, Atlanta, New…MORE

Facebook shuts down far-right group planning to bring weapons to protests

Facebook shuts down far-right group planning to bring weapons to protests

Facebook said Tuesday that it had shut down pages and accounts associated with what it said was a hate group, whose members were discussing bringing weapons to the protests that are happening across the country. The company said it had observed people associated with the group American Guard discussing such action. The group says it…MORE

Mother of George Floyd’s daughter says she wants justice for him

Mother of George Floyd’s daughter says she wants justice for him

The mother of George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter is calling for justice over his death. “I want justice for him because he was good, no matter what anybody thinks,” Roxie Washington told reporters at a press conference in Minneapolis on Tuesday. “He was good and this is the proof that he was a good man,” she…MORE