Protests

Journalist Fired After Pretending to Board Up Building in Photo Op

A writer for the Washington Examiner was fired posing for a photo where she acted as if she was helping board up a vandalized building in Santa Monica amid the George Floyd protests.
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WATCH: ‘George Floyd’s Life Mattered’ Meghan Markle Says in Commencement Speech

Meghan Markle surprised students of her former high school with a viral commencement speech on Wednesday and discussed the ongoing protests and the death of George Floyd while in police custody.
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Home Depot Donates $1 Million, Citing George Floyd

Home Depot is contributing $1 million to the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, CEO Craig Menear announced Tuesday citing “the senseless killing of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and other unarmed black men and women in our country.”
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Coronavirus: The COVID Cost of Demonstrating

The wave of street civil-rights demonstrations in the wake of George Floyd’s death raise obvious concerns for medical professionals, who have been stressing for weeks the importance of keeping social distance with strangers.
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Brands Like Macy’s, Chipotle, Wayfair Show Solidarity for BlackOut Tuesday

Brands like Macy’s, Chipotle, and Wayfair were just some of the many companies and organizations that showed solidarity on social media for the BlackOut Tuesday movement, which was organized in response to the killings of African Americans by police.
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‘Riverdale’ Star Cole Sprouse Says He Was Arrested for Peacefully Protesting George Floyd’s Death

Cole Sprouse has revealed he was one of the people arrested protesting the death of George Floyd over the weekend. The “Riverdale” star disclosed the incident took place at a Black Lives Matter march in Santa Monica, California on Sunday.
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Target Commits to Paying Employees as More Stores Shutter Over Protests

Minneapolis-based Target announced that they will pay employees impacted by store closings due to the civil disruption across the region for up to 14 days of the hours they were scheduled to work.
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Target, Walmart and CVS Among Retailers Scaling Back Business Amid Ongoing Protests

Retailers across the U.S. have announced they are closing some stores in cities affected by street protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. These are companies that have announced temporary closures amid ongoing demonstrations.
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Protesters Destroy Bar That Former Minneapolis Firefighter Spent Life Savings to Open Up

Rioters protesting the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd destroyed a bar owned by a black former firefighter. Korboi Balla bought the bar with his life savings.
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'I Just Want to Live:' 12-Year-Old Boy's Song Following George Floyd's Death Goes Viral

Keedron Bryant shared the heartfelt song about his reality of living as a young black man in America on Instagram has gone viral. It comes on the heels of George Floyd’s tragic death at the hands of police. Watch now.
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