Floyd died on May 25 after Chauvin knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes, a video shows. Three other officers, two of whom were rookies, who were on the scene during the incident and have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder in Floyd’s death. … [Read more...] about Minneapolis Police Department Won’t Release Derek Chauvin Complaints
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But even when her phone started ringing after protests over police brutality and George Floyd's death, she says, white executives on the other end struck a new tone. "The people in power who have called me [are] wide open, asking, talking, listening, without being defensive for the first time in a very long time," she says. "My husband and I have often called out people we've worked with, and they get defensive. 'Oh, we know, and we're working on it,' or 'I know, I know, it's such a problem, but we just can't find somebody.' " This time, she says, "There's zero of that. There's an acknowledgment of complicity and failure and a true desire to do better. So I'm hopeful about that. My only caveat is that for true equity to happen across the board, but certainly in Hollywood, some of your comfort and power have to be taken away. And when people realize that, will they suddenly go back to what's comfortable?" … [Read more...] about Gina Prince-Bythewood is the first black woman to direct a comic book movie. It looks like the future.
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A woman demonstrates with a sign reading “Friend: you who defend a corrupt government, get attached to the constitution”, in front of a line of riot police outside the Venezuelan Navy command headquarters at San Bernardino neighborhood in Caracas on May 4, 2019. – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called on the armed forces to be “ready” in the event of a US military offensive against the South American country, in a speech to troops on Saturday. His speech at a military base came as opposition leader Juan Guaido rallied his supporters in a new day of protests to press the armed forces to support his bid to dislodge Maduro. (JUAN BARRETO/AFP via Getty Images) … [Read more...] about ‘Powerful Enough To Do Whatever We Want’: A Journalist’s Escape From Socialist Venezuela, Part 1