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Report: 3 more officers to be charged in George Floyd’s death

In this photo taken with a wide angle lens, demonstrators stand in front of Los Angeles City Hall during a protest over the death of George Floyd Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Los Angeles. Floyd died in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis.

Associated Press

June 3, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The three other police officers on the scene when a Minneapolis officer killed George Floyd are being charged with aiding and abetting a murder, and the case against the main officer is being upgraded to second-degree murder, a newspaper reported Wednesday. The Star Tribune, citing...

Trump threatens military force against protesters nationwide

Two officers wearing protective facial coverings.

Associated Press

June 2, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wielding extraordinary federal authority, President Donald Trump threatened the nation’s governors on Monday that he would deploy the military to states if they did not stamp out violent protests over police brutality that have roiled the nation over the past week. His announcement...

Family-ordered autopsy: Floyd died of asphyxia

Ismael Kamara stand in front of a poster with names from people died after police violence the demonstrators say, as he attends a rally to commemorate George Floyd and against racism and police violence in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, Monday, June 1, 2020. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day May 25.

Associated Press

June 1, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS — An autopsy commissioned for George Floyd’s family found that Floyd died of asphyxiation due to neck and back compression, the Floyd family’s attorneys said Monday. The autopsy by a doctor who also examined Eric Garner’s body found the compression cut off blood to Floyd’s brain,...

Op-ed: The Nation’s Grief… Our Response?

Op-ed: The Nation’s Grief… Our Response?

Valerie C. Johnson, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Chair, Political Science Department

May 31, 2020

Those who have not experienced American racism may have found a degree of solace in President Esteban’s letter to the university community — “The nation’s grief... and our response.” As an African American faculty who writes and teaches on race, I did not.   For me, it was indicative of the way that ra...

Violent protests rock Minneapolis after death of black man in police custody

A man poses for a photo in the parking lot of an AutoZone store in flames, while protesters hold a rally for George Floyd in Minneapolis on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Violent protests over the death of the black man in police custody broke out in Minneapolis for a second straight night Wednesday, with protesters in a standoff with officers outside a police precinct and looting of nearby stores.

Associated Press

May 28, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody rocked a Minneapolis neighborhood for a second straight night as angry crowds looted stores, set fires and left a path of damage that stretched for miles. The mayor asked the governor to activate the National Guard. The...

Nonprofit tackles racial issues on campus and beyond

Nonprofit  tackles racial issues on campus and beyond

Julia Hale, Contributing Writer

March 4, 2019

Nonprofit group Black Girls Break Bread held a two-day event last Tuesday and Wednesday focused on navigating race and gender at DePaul and beyond. Black Girls Break Bread was founded in October 2016 by Jessica Davenport-Williams, Jazzy Davenport-Russ and Khadija Warfield for the purpose of uplifting, ...

Daniel Biss loses democratic bid, falters to Pritzker’s wallet

Daniel Biss speaks to crowd of supporters and staffers in his election night party.
(Yazmin Dominguez | The DePaulia)

Yazmin Dominguez, Online Editor

March 21, 2018

Democratic candidate and Illinois state senator Daniel Biss delivered his concession speech to cheers and chants from supporters as well as campaign staffers and volunteers on the evening of March 20. Since announcing his campaign for governor a year ago in March 2017, supporters of Biss and his runn...

Run this town: How to prepare for running a race

Nikki Carter, 42, of Chicago high fives a course marshall near mile 10 of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. No matter the distance, it’s important to take time to train for races. (Courtney Jacquin / The DePaulia)

Sarah Perkins

May 10, 2015

Even if running a race is just for fun, it’s important to properly prepare Read More »...

The powerful social construct of race

The powerful social construct of race

Kevin Gross

March 8, 2015

My grandmother (who is of German and Norwegian descent) went on a family road trip to Texas when she was 12 years old, around 1945. While stopping at a laundromat in the South she threw all of the white laundry in one machine, and the colored laundry in a different machine across the hall. Read More »...

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