Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday signed a hate crimes bill into law. The killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man shot dead while jogging in February, energized efforts to pass this law.
Month: June 2020
Relatives of Albert Luthuli, Steve Biko, Ahmed Timol and Neil Aggett are just a few of the families of activists killed during apartheid questioning why the President hasn’t acted on calls for investigations.
We are very grateful to Birmingham based Enterprise, Let’s Go Wellbeing, for dedicating all proceeds from one of their fitness programmes launch events to support families affected by deaths in custody in the UK.
We are extremely pleased to announce that the first ever National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund (NMPMFF) round will open for grant applications from 7 July 2020. The first round will close on 7 September 2020.
Initially triggered by the tragic death of George Floyd, international protests and social media exposure, we have seen unprecedented donations to the National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund in May and June 2020.
The callous killing of George Floyd resonated powerfully across all of Britain’s black communities, given our long-running issues with the police. But his death probably had more meaning in one part of the country than any other.
Murder In The Carpark, a new three-part series from Channel 4, explores the most investigated unsolved murder in the history of the Met Police. Daniel Morgan was brutally murdered with an axe in the car park of a south London pub.
“I can’t breathe, please don’t! Let me up, please! Help please! I can’t breathe!” The last words not of George Floyd, but of Aboriginal man David Dungay Jr. as he laying dying on the floor of his jail cell in Australia.