George Floyd Volunteerism Week

George Floyd Volunteerism Week

Today is George Floyd’s 48th birthday. He should still be here today, celebrating with his friends and family. George Floyd was a living example of how everyone can make a significant impact in their own communities. That’s why we’re uplifting the George Floyd Memorial Foundation and the first-ever George Floyd Volunteerism Week happening this week from October 10th-16th…

How We Remember George Floyd One Year Later

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Today marks the one year anniversary since George Floyd was brutally murdered by Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin. Today and every day, we honor George’s life by coming together and recommitting to the fight for Black liberation…

George Floyd Memorial Events

George Floyd Memorial Foundation: Inaugural Remembrance Graphic

It’s nearly been a full year since George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis police. To honor his memory and carry his legacy, the George Floyd Memorial Foundation will host a series of community-based events May 23rd through May 25th…

A Moment of Silence for George Floyd

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Eight minutes, 46 seconds. That’s how long a police officer kept his knee on George Floyd’s neck. George Floyd struggled, pleading for his life: “I can’t breathe,” until he drew his final breaths, calling for his mother. Today, at 3:45 p.m. ET / 12:45 p.m. PT, we will be silent for 8 minutes, 46 seconds — to remember George Floyd as Minneapolis gathers for his memorial service.

Ma’Khia Bryant

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At the exact same time the verdict of Derek Chauvin was being read for murdering George Floyd, police wasted no time in senselessly taking another Black child. Ma’Khia Bryant. We say her name…

Derek Chauvin Verdict

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George Floyd should be here. We mourn as his family mourns and support them in finding solace and accountability through the guilty verdict — because like countless others, they have been put in a position that they did not deserve…

Ep. 6: A Conversation with Artist and Activist Mysonne “The General”

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Black Lives Matter Global Network Managing Director, Kailee Scales is joined by rapper/activist/author Mysonne Linen to discuss his liberation work and how the murders of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Rayshard Brooks, among others, have traumatized the global community and led Mysonne and so many others around the world to take to the streets in peaceful protest.

Black Lives Matter Global Network Partners with BET House Party to Speak with Deepak Chopra, M.D.

Kailee Scales and Deepak Chopra

The taping of the program was completed prior to the killing of George Floyd. The original BET air date was May 29, 2020. Black Lives Matter Global Network Managing Director, Kailee Scales is joined by renowned physician, author, and philosopher, Deepak Chopra, M.D. to discuss how our minds effect our health and share ways to calm ourselves from stress, trauma, and fears and to see past the chaos.