As protests continue, many people have been showing their support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Now one absolute legend of basketball is pledging his support (and a huge sum of money) to continue the fight for racial equality.
Keep scrolling to see what they’ve done…
With thousands showing their support.
Last week, on Monday, May 25th, a defenseless black man was killed while in a police restraint.
Where former police officer, Derek Chauvin, proceeded to kneel on his neck, while 3 other officers knelt on his back.
And, in the highly distressing scenes, he could be heard begging with the officers to release him and repeatedly saying “Please, please… I can’t breathe.”
An ambulance arrived and took the unconscious man to hospital but, devastatingly, he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
He was only forty-six years old.
Derek Chauvin, the man who had knelt on George’s neck, was finally arrested.
But this wasn’t enough…
His bond was set at $50,000, and he is due to appear in court on June 8th.
But George’s death has sparked an outrage like never before.
And they are all marching for one thing: For the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.
Protesters became interweaved with rioters and, as they continue to clash with police, the scenes unfolding across our country have been becoming steadily more violent.
But change needs to happen and, at the moment, this seems like the only way to make it happen.
Thanks to these riots, the Black Lives Matter movement is dominating global headlines, and it has completely taken over social media.
He is now being charged with second-degree murder according to Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar.
Let’s not forget that, while Chauvin is the man primarily responsible for George’s death, 3 other police officers – Thomas Lane, J.A. Kueng, and Tou Thao – also played a significant role in the incident.
But alternative footage from the incident shows that 2 other officers were actually kneeling on his back, while a 4th stood on and watched.
As reported by the New York Times, it was announced yesterday that Thomas Lane, J.A. Kueng, and Tou Thao have all been formally charged with aiding and abetting murder in the death of George Floyd.
And it’s so important that we continue to speak out and use our voices.
In a way that is very visible.
A two-lane road that coincidentally leads to the White House.
And those who were painting the letters were reportedly commissioned by D.C Mayor Muriel Bowser.
She also added that it doesn’t seem to be temporary support as the paint being used looked like that is used to stripe road lanes.
Basketball legend Michael Jordan has stepped in to offer his support, and a huge sum of money, to continue the fight for racial equality.
Michael Jordan and the Jordan brand have pledged to donate an unbelievable $100 MILLION over the next decade to fight racial inequality.
The Jordan Brand is us, the Black Community. Jordan Brand is more than one man. It has always been a family. We represent a proud family that has overcome obstacles, fought against discrimination in communities worldwide and that works every day to erase the stain of racism and the damage of injustice. The will, the work, the excellence the world has come to know is the result of one generation after another, pouring their dreams into the next.
It’s 2020, and our family now includes anyone who aspires to our way of life. Yet as much as things have changed, the worst remains the same. Black lives matter. This isn’t a controversial statement. until the ingrained racism that allows our country’s institutions to fail is completely eradicated, we will remain committed to protecting and improving the lives of Black people. Today, we are announcing that Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand will be donating $100 million over the next 10 years to organizations dedicated to ensuring racial equality, social justice and greater access to education.
In another recent statement following the death of George Floyd, Jordan simply said: We have had enough.
Hopefully this huge donation can go towards creating a much more equal world for the future.