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Sue Bird, Zach Banner and Alysha Clark talk tikkun olam, social justice

"There’s a quote [that] ‘ally is a verb, not a noun.’ And that stuck with me. What does it actually mean to be an ally?" Bird asked.

By SAM SOKOL/JTA
02/07/2021

George Floyd statue defaced in NY with name of US far-right group

Officers noted that the statue was covered in paint, and on top of that read the name of the far-right group.

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin listens as a jury finds him guilty of all charges in

Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years for George Floyd murder

In a sentencing memorandum, prosecutors from the Minnesota attorney general's office wrote that Chauvin's crime "shocked the conscience of the Nation."

By REUTERS
26/06/2021

Pulitzers honor Darnella Frazier for phone video of George Floyd murder

Frazier has rarely discussed the video she made, but she testified for the prosecution at Chauvin's murder trial this year

By REUTERS
12/06/2021

In wake of Floyd murder, Kamochah created to support Black Orthodox Jews

Many Jews of color say they are often questioned or made to feel unwelcome when they enter Jewish spaces, but Kamochah is set on guiding and educating Jewish communities to accept them.

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
03/06/2021

After George Floyd murder US Jews trying to fulfill racial justice pledges

“Many people believe that the best way to bring about change is to put Jews of color on their board and a lot of people have done that."

By ASAF SHALEV/JTA
03/06/2021
Former US President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Or

US government seeks to dismiss suit against Trump, Washington Post says

The lawsuit sought an order declaring that Trump, Barr and other officials violated the constitutional rights of the demonstrators

By REUTERS
29/05/2021

US Prides ban LGBT+ police from parading in uniform

Organizers felt impelled to recognize the anti-racism movement triggered by Floyd's murder by a white police officer.

By REUTERS
26/05/2021
Protesters in Minneapolis demonstrate against the death in police custody of George Floyd, May 29, 2

First conference for Jews of color to mark yahrzeit for George Floyd

Floyd’s family is working to rebrand the date, May 25, as “Day of Enlightenment” because of how many people were awakened to issues of racial injustice.

By ESTHER D. KUSTANOWITZ/JTA , ASAF SHALEV/JTA
13/05/2021
People listen to speakers at George Floyd Square after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapoli

Former Minneapolis police officers indicted for death of George Floyd

the three-count indictment alleges that the four ex-officers "willfully deprived" Floyd of his constitutional rights, according to the US Justice Department.

07/05/2021
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