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The statue of Confederate Gen. Williams Carter Wickham lies on the ground after protesters pulled it down Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Monroe Park in Richmond, Va. The statue had stood in the park since 1891. (Alexa Welch Edlund/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP) A small group of demonstrators toppled a statue of a Confederate general in

  People pay their respects during a memorial service for George Floyd, Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Raeford, N.C. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (Ed Clemente/The Fayetteville Observer via AP, Pool) They held up signs and their fists and the memory of George Floyd. Tens of thousands of

Pope Francis delivers his blessing as he recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, June 7, 2020. Pope Francis is cautioning people in countries emerging from lockdown to keep following authorities’ rules for COVID-19 contagion containment. Says Francis: “Be careful, don’t cry victory, don’t

In this photo taken Saturday, June 6, 2020, people sit outside a cafe, in Ankara, Turkey. Images on social media and news agencies showed crowds picnicking and partying Saturday night without heeding to the rules of social distancing and wearing masks on the first weekend with no lockdown, prompting a reprimand from the health minister

FILE – In this June 1, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump departs the White House to visit outside St. John’s Church in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File) Defense Secretary Mark Esper was three blocks from the FBI’s Washington field office. He had planned to confer there at a security command center, but plans changed

Two years after its release, Robin DiAngelo’s book White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, is a national bestseller. In fact, as I write these words, it is the number one bestselling book on Amazon. This is a very rare achievement for a book when it is first released,

THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT has begun positioning active duty troops around the Washington area in anticipation of President Donald Trump following through on his historic threat Monday to use the military to quell widespread and at-times violent protests across the country, including in the nation’s capital, if local authorities didn’t do more to stop them. Active

  Police in Fayetteville, North Carolina, made a surprising move Monday during a tense stand off with protesters seeking justice in the case of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by police in Minneapolis. All 60-plus officers knelt before the marchers on Murchison Road. Video of the moment had been viewed more than 14,000

Attendees watch on as pastors and leaders speak during a press conference organized by the OneRace Movement to announce the “The OneRace Statement on Righteousness and Justice: A call to end Racial Violence.” The event was held on June 1, 2020 at Liberty Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia. | OneRace Movement After a weekend of protests

On Sunday, something amazing happened: Hundreds of people came to the Schenectady Police Department upset, scared and confused about what is happening in America and in our community. And I knelt to listen, and we heard each other. I first saw the video of George Floyd being killed on social media on Thursday, May 28.