Category: Civil Rights

Biden Delivers Video Message at Floyd Funeral: ‘Now Is the Time for Racial Justice’

Biden Delivers Video Message at Floyd Funeral: ‘Now Is the Time for Racial Justice’

Compared to Donald Trump’s hard talk of “dominance” over the protesters filling the nation’s streets, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivered a message Tuesday of healing and racial justice to the funeral service of George Floyd.
Pelosi on Police Reform Bill: Let Us Hope This Could Make George Floyd Rest in Peace

Pelosi on Police Reform Bill: Let Us Hope This Could Make George Floyd Rest in Peace

As she and other congressional Democrats rolled out a package of proposed police reforms in response to the May 25 murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minn., police custody, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi discussed the opportunities and challenges ahead in achieving real social change.
Mitt Romney at Black Lives Matter Goes Where Trump Wouldn’t

Mitt Romney at Black Lives Matter Goes Where Trump Wouldn’t

Republican Sen. Mitt Romney's decision to participate in a Black Lives Matter protest was not only a big surprise, but a powerful signal as well.
Rep. Clyburn: I’d Love for Trump to Show Me What He’s Done that Equates to Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act

Rep. Clyburn: I’d Love for Trump to Show Me What He’s Done that Equates to Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act

Rep. James Clyburn forcibly refuted assertions by Donald Trump and his Republican allies that Trump's done great great things for the African American community.
Fmr. President Obama on Young People Participating in Protests: ‘It Makes Me Feel as if This Country’s Going to Get Better’

Fmr. President Obama on Young People Participating in Protests: ‘It Makes Me Feel as if This Country’s Going to Get Better’

While he tied the murder of African American George Floyd to America's "original sin" of slavery, former president Barack Obama believes that the nation's future will improve because of the involvement of so many young people in the ongoing protests in the wake of Floyd's death.
Fmr President Obama Links George Floyd Killing to America’s ‘Original Sin’ of Racism, Slavery

Fmr President Obama Links George Floyd Killing to America’s ‘Original Sin’ of Racism, Slavery

The issues of systemic racism and police violence which protesters have been filling American streets over since the murder of George Floyd are connected to America's long history of racial oppression and its "original sin" of slavery, but now is an opportunity to solve these problems, according to former president Barack Obama, who also reminded that the nation remains in the grip of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Pelosi, Holding a Bible, Urges Trump to Help the Country Heal

Pelosi, Holding a Bible, Urges Trump to Help the Country Heal

After Donald Trump had peaceful protesters cleared outside of White House Monday, so that he could take the short walk to St John's Church to hold up a Bible in what emerged as an awkward photo opportunity to try to project strength in the face of national protests in the wake of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with reporters to hold a Bible of her own and ask Trump to help heal the nation in the way that his predecessors have in times of social unrest.
Joe Biden Calls on Congress To Fast-Track Police Reform Bill

Joe Biden Calls on Congress To Fast-Track Police Reform Bill

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden acknowledged that the work of ending racism and police violence won't be quick. But it could certainly begin now, even before he has a chance to be elected president by passing existing police reform legislation to prevent any future incidents such as last week's murder of African American George Floyd by a white officer in Minneapolis, Biden said.
Mass. Republican Gov.: Trump’s Compassion Is Nowhere To Be Found

Mass. Republican Gov.: Trump’s Compassion Is Nowhere To Be Found

Charlie Baker, the popular Republican governor of Massachusetts, has lamented Donald Trump's leadership in the midst of the protests against George Floyd's death.
Cornel West: What We Are Seeing Here Is the ‘Vicious Legacy of White Supremacy’

Cornel West: What We Are Seeing Here Is the ‘Vicious Legacy of White Supremacy’

The protests in the wake of the death of African American George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody is also in response to the "vicious legacy of white supremacy," according to noted African American scholar and professor at the Harvard Divinity School Cornel West.