An Officer Of African Descent Involved In George Floyd’s Killing Is Nigerian

According to New York Times report, one of the police officers at the scene of the killing of George Floyd by a white officer in Minneapolis in May has a Nigerian origin. Alexander J. Kueng whose father is Nigerian joined the police largely because he believed diversity could force change in a Police Department long accused of racism. Mr Kueng, who faces charges of aiding and abetting in Mr Floyd’s death, is out on bail, hounded at the supermarket by strangers and denounced by some family members. Long before Mr…

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Mariam-Webster American Dictionary In A Bid To Redefine Racism To Reflect Oppression As Seen In George Floyd’s Case

American dictionary Merriam-Webster has agreed to modify its definition of the word ‘racism’ at the request of an African-American lady to better make it reflect the oppression of people of colour. The decision to redefine racism comes against the backdrop of protest around the world against U.S police brutality after the death of George Floyd, a man of African descent who died after a Minneapolis police officer pinned his neck to the ground. Kennedy Mitchum, a recent graduate of Law from Drake University, Iowa, United States, contacted Merriam-Webster via email to request…

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George Floyd: Alleged Killer, Derek Chauvin’s Bail Granted In Sum Of $1.25m

At the first court hearing on Monday, the Minneapolis former policeman, Derek Chauvin, who pressed his knee on George Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes, was granted an unconditional bail of $1.25 million. The Initial bail for Mr. Chauvin’s was $1 million, but it was increased due to the “severity of the charges” and public outrage, according to the CNN. But the accused was, upon the urging of the prosecuting counsel, given an option of $1 million with conditions by Judge Jeannice Reding. The conditions include Mr Chauvin not contacting…

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COVID-19: Obama Decry US Officials Dealing With The Pandemic

The former U.S. President, Barack Obama, on Saturday decry officials dealing with the coronavirus pandemic while rebuking the current system.   In his words; “More than anything, this pandemic has fully, finally torn back the curtain on the idea that so many of the folks in charge know what they’re doing.”   The former Democratic president said this during his address to college graduates which capped a two-hour event for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) broadcast on social media.   Although, he did not name his successor Donald Trump or specific…

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