Mississippi becomes final US state to remove Confederate symbol from flag

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves signed a bill into law on Tuesday that replaces the current state flag bearing a Confederate emblem, a gesture triggered by support across the United States to dismantle symbols of slavery and racism. The removal of the flag, a long-simmering source of controversy in one of the breakaway Southern states that fought … Read more Mississippi becomes final US state to remove Confederate symbol from flag

Remember the INTENSE beef between Jimmy Butler and TJ Warren? | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Paul Pierce and Brian Windhorst look at the beef between Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat and TJ Warren of the Indiana Pacers, which is set to be rekindled inside the NBA’s bubble in Orlando, Florida. They also discuss the eight teams that weren’t invited to the bubble (Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago … Read more Remember the INTENSE beef between Jimmy Butler and TJ Warren? | The Jump

Influential black people discuss their experiences of prejudice | ITV News

It has been exactly one month since George Floyd died at the hands of the Minnesota Police. To discuss what needs to happen to achieve real change going forward, ITV News brought together a group of influential black people from the worlds of music, sport, business and politics, all of whom have faced prejudice as … Read more Influential black people discuss their experiences of prejudice | ITV News

Nelson Cruz wins the Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award | 2020 ESPYS

Minnesota Twins slugger Nelson Cruz is named the winner of the 2020 Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award ESPY for his charitable work in his hometown of Las Matas de Santa Cruz, Dominican Republic, where he helped fund the town’s first firetruck and ambulance. Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn Subscribe to ESPN … Read more Nelson Cruz wins the Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award | 2020 ESPYS

Kendrick Perkins: Kevin Durant’s comments were ‘hurtful’ but I still love him | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Chiney Ogwumike and Kendrick Perkins discuss the star-studded NBA Draft Class of 1984, which includes Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon, Charles Barkley and John Stockton. They also talk about the Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx making Election Day a company holiday. Lastly (1:57) Perk responds to Kevin Durant calling him out on social media … Read more Kendrick Perkins: Kevin Durant’s comments were ‘hurtful’ but I still love him | The Jump

Klobuchar Urges Biden to Pick Nonwhite Woman as Vice President

Amy Klobuchar says she is dropping out of the running to be vice president and urging Democrat Joe Biden to select a woman of color instead. The white Minnesota senator, who had seen her prospects fall as racial tensions swept the nation, said Thursday that she called the presumptive presidential nominee Wednesday night and made … Read more Klobuchar Urges Biden to Pick Nonwhite Woman as Vice President

Keith Ellison on the George Floyd murder trial, racism in the US | The Bottom Line

As the Attorney General of Minnesota, Keith Ellison is the chief prosecutor of the four policemen charged in the murder of George Floyd on the streets of Minneapolis on May 25. More than 30 years ago, Ellison was a student activist in Minnesota, where he organised the community to stand up to police brutality. Years … Read more Keith Ellison on the George Floyd murder trial, racism in the US | The Bottom Line

Rumors said cop shot a teen. It was the other way around

A Minnesota police officer could have shot an armed teen early, and though the officer would’ve been completely justified, he held his fire, St. Cloud Police Chief Blair Anderson said. The officer was shot during a struggle, Anderson said, but neither he nor his partner shot back and the suspect was arrested. Following the incident, … Read more Rumors said cop shot a teen. It was the other way around

WATCH: Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz holds news conference on police reform and accountability

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) will hold a news conference, where he is expected to announce measures concerning police reform and accountability. Read more: https://wapo.st/2MPPD0C. SPECIAL OFFER: To thank you for your support, here’s a deal on a Washington Post digital subscription: $29 for one year http://washingtonpost.com/youtubeoffer. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK … Read more WATCH: Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz holds news conference on police reform and accountability

Gen. Mark Milley Says It Was a ‘Mistake’ to Join Trump on Walk to Church

Army Gen. Mark Milley, the nation’s top military officer, said Thursday he was wrong to accompany President Donald Trump on a walk through Lafayette Square that ended in a photo op at a church. He said his presence “created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics.” “I should not have been there,” the … Read more Gen. Mark Milley Says It Was a ‘Mistake’ to Join Trump on Walk to Church

Toppling Fever | Protesters dance around fallen Christopher Columbus statue in Minnesota

Courtesy: KSTP Activists have torn down a large bronze statue of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus near the Minnesota State Capitol. Though police had vowed to protect the monument, officers left the scene just in time for its destruction. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/aj86 Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook … Read more Toppling Fever | Protesters dance around fallen Christopher Columbus statue in Minnesota

Christopher Columbus statue torn down at Minneapolis Capitol

A group of protesters have pulled down a statue of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus in Saint Paul, Minnesota on June 10. It is the latest U.S. monument to be torn down amid continuing nationwide anger over the death of George Floyd. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 … Read more Christopher Columbus statue torn down at Minneapolis Capitol

Protesters Topple Christopher Columbus Statue Outside Minnesota State Capitol

Protesters toppled a Christopher Columbus statue in front of Minnesota’s State Capitol building in Saint Paul on June 10. Footage uploaded to Twitter shows demonstrators, who reportedly included Native American activists, crowding around the fallen statue and cheering. Several other Columbus statues have been torn down or damaged during anti-racism protests across the United States, … Read more Protesters Topple Christopher Columbus Statue Outside Minnesota State Capitol

WATCH: Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz holds news conference on police accountability and economic recovery

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz will hold a news conference on Wednesday, where he is expected to discuss police accountability and economic recovery. Read more: https://wapo.st/2XQm6Ku. SPECIAL OFFER: To thank you for your support, here’s a deal on a Washington Post digital subscription: $29 for one year http://washingtonpost.com/youtubeoffer. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK … Read more WATCH: Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz holds news conference on police accountability and economic recovery

Minnesota AG: Calls to Defund Police Make Case for ‘Serious Transformation’

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison wouldn’t say whether he supports dismantling the police department, as a majority of Minneapolis City Council members have called for. But he added that those people who are calling for that are making a valid case for “serious transformation.” When asked whether he thought the relationship with the police and … Read more Minnesota AG: Calls to Defund Police Make Case for ‘Serious Transformation’