June 4, 2020

Senate passes fix to COVID-19 payroll loan program after businesses complain about changing rules

of Guaranteed Government Lenders, pleaded with the committee to step in on the popular PPP loans, saying in his 30-year career he has seen nothing like the chaotic rollout of the loan program by the Treasury and Small Business Administration.The guidance from the agencies was “fragmentary” and “let lenders fend for themselves” in crafting the application process, and in some cases was contrary to what […]

June 4, 2020

New York Times writers condemn decision to run senator’s op-ed calling for military mobilization

Print Demonstrations for the civil rights of black Americans that have gripped the country in recent days have spilled into the corridors of the New York Times, as writers protested the publication of an opinion piece calling for the military to be brought in to quell the unrest. Other journalists and former New York Times staffers joined in. In the inflammatory piece published Wednesday, Cotton […]

June 4, 2020

Minneapolis woman recalls run-in with officer charged in George Floyd killing: ‘I lived to complain’

Records show that investigators found that Chauvin “did not have to remove complainant from car” and that he “could’ve conducted interview outside the vehicle.” Further investigation showed that the squad car’s camera was turned off during the course of the stop.A spokesman for Minneapolis police declined to speak specifically on the investigation launched by Borton but said it is not the department’s current practice to […]

June 4, 2020

Nicaragua did nothing to stop the coronavirus. Now one activist is fighting what he calls a COVID-19 cover-up

Advertisement By the time police came to his father’s house looking for him, Flores had already fled to Costa Rica. World & Nation To silence a newspaper, Nicaragua’s government took away its paper and ink World & Nation To silence a newspaper, Nicaragua’s government took away its paper and ink Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has carried out a war on the press, jailing journalists and […]

June 4, 2020

News Analysis: Racism, unrest, police brutality. Is America living 1968 all over again? Yes, and no

World & Nation She’s patrolled the Navajo Nation for nearly 20 years. ‘It felt like the foundations of our country were trembling, which in fact they were.’ Allen Matusow, a fellow at the Baker Institute of Public Policy at Rice University Advertisement It has been said that history doesn’t repeat itself but it does rhyme, which suggests a set of recurring patterns. Here’s one officer’s […]

June 4, 2020

Commentary: Confederate monuments institutionalize racism. Take them all down. Now

Kay Ivey described efforts to remove the state’s Confederate statues as “politically correct nonsense,” but she’s fooling no one. Woodfin engaged in a laudable act of peaceful civil disobedience. The museum, which stands next door to UDC headquarters, is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Shuttered inside the museum is “Working Together: Louis Draper and the Kamoinge Workshop,” a well-received survey exhibition of 15 early […]

June 3, 2020

What is anti-racism? And what do experts say you can do?

1 thing we need is money.”For those looking to volunteer, Mutual Aid has a number of teams that do outreach, driving and delivery, and inventory upkeep. Here’s a list. Part of anti-racist work for people who are white is understanding the structures, laws and socially accepted beliefs that construct their privilege and white identity. Anti-racism “is fundamentally identifying the structures, policies and beliefs that create […]

June 3, 2020

How are you talking to your kids about the unrest in America?

Advertisement An image from Monday’s protests in Hollywood.(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times) By Nicole Santa Cruz, Adrienne Shih June 2, 20203 PM Facebook Twitter Show more sharing options Share Close extra sharing options Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Copy Link URLCopied! Click here. Leave a response for us in the form below.Form not appearing? How are you talking to your kids about the unrest in America? Print […]

June 3, 2020

Cause of death: COVID-19, police violence or racism?

Clyde W. Newsletter Get our free Coronavirus Today newsletter Sign up for the latest news, best stories and what they mean for you, plus answers to your questions. Dr. Marchers say worth the risk California Officials fear protests are ‘super-spreader’ events for coronavirus. Health experts fear the demonstrations could lead to a spike in COVID-19 cases among marchers who didn’t wear masks or follow social […]

June 3, 2020

Both the left and the right rush to blame protest violence on outside extremists

Both the left and the right rush to blame protest violence on outside extremists A demonstration in Minneapolis turned violent.(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times) By Richard Read, Jenny Jarvie , Molly Hennessy-Fiske June 2, 20208:11 PM Facebook Twitter Show more sharing options Share Close extra sharing options Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Copy Link URLCopied! Advertisement But Walz was forced to dial back his statement after it started […]

June 3, 2020

‘We may descend into a dangerously failing country’: Police militarization amid protests spreads concern

“We may descend into a dangerously failing country.” Friends pray in Louisville, Ky., on Tuesday. Protesters in Philadelphia, who had just been tear-gassed by police, screamed out, “I can’t breathe” — the same three words Floyd uttered before he lost consciousness as a white officer’s knee pressed into his neck.As days passed and rage intensified, protesters in a number of cities lashed back at police. […]

June 3, 2020

As America rages, the Middle East watches with surprise — and some schadenfreude

as a show of solidarity,” Aoun said. and what you have in the Arab world are exactly the same: a pauperized citizenry rising up against a militarized state and system,” Khouri said. troops invaded Iraq as “part of the price of getting from a repressed regime to freedom.” When some U.S. “We need to face our own shame for decades before we even look a […]

June 3, 2020

George Floyd’s death becomes a rallying cry for activists worldwide

” href=”https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-06-01/george-floyds-brother-visits-minneapolis-memorial” > World & Nation George Floyd’s brother tells the nation to stop rioting: ‘That’s not going to bring my brother back’ protests over the death of George Floyd and to urge their own governments to address racism and police violence.(Rick Rycroft / Associated Press) By Shashank BengaliStaff Writer  June 3, 20207:42 AM Facebook Twitter Show more sharing options Share Close extra sharing options Facebook […]

June 3, 2020

New charges announced against former police officers over George Floyd death

“Because we cannot have two justice systems in America: one for black America, and one for white America.”All four officers, including Tou Thao, J. (Christine T. Chauvin is being held at a state prison.“This is another important step for justice,” Sen. Advertisement “All of those complaints against the officer,” Hewitt said, referring to Chauvin, “those were us, for years and years, and nothing got done.” […]

June 3, 2020

‘Without justice, there is no peace’: Tiananmen memories spark resistance in Hong Kong

They spoke his name out loud. But keeping a name alive can be dangerous. Print HONG KONG —  The pastor wept, holding a candle amid tens of thousands of strangers, as he heard his friend’s name spoken for the first time in 20 years.It was 2009, the pastor’s second year in Hong Kong and first time attending a vigil for the Tiananmen Square massacre. Advertisement “You […]

June 2, 2020

Trump calls for ‘law and order,’ threatens to deploy troops to major cities

Charlie Baker, a moderate Republican, said at a briefing after the call. clergy during a march in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday.  (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times) Politics ‘More interested in power than in principle’: Trump uses racial wounds for political gain, Biden says Biden likens Trump to violent segregationists in response to George Floyd protests, decries gassing of demonstrators for a church ‘photo op.’ Advertisement […]

June 2, 2020

Independent autopsy of George Floyd contradicts official report

Jones expects to attend all three. Independent autopsy of George Floyd contradicts official report A mural and memorial outside Cup Foods in Minneapolis, where George Floyd allegedly used a counterfeit bill, prompting a call to police that led to his death.(Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times) By Molly Hennessy-FiskeHouston Bureau Chief  June 1, 202012:51 PM UPDATED 3:38 PM Facebook Twitter Show more sharing options Share Close […]

June 2, 2020

George Floyd’s brother tells the nation to stop rioting: ‘That’s not going to bring my brother back’

George Floyd’s brother tells the nation to stop rioting: ‘That’s not going to bring my brother back’ The pastor beside him took hold of a protester’s bullhorn.“We came in solidarity with those who have been in the streets peacefully protesting,” said the Rev. Advertisement “Keep my brother’s name ringing,” he said.Local activist Tommy McBrayer thanked Floyd for coming to his brother’s “gravesite” and “for blessing […]

June 2, 2020

Battered cities face more protests as racial justice outpouring enters second week

But the mood grew jittery as rows of police and National Guardsman wearing helmets and riot shields began to move in on the crowd and the air became thick with tear gas.Dozens of protesters began to scatter and run through the streets. Advertisement Like the coronavirus outbreak, the continuing civil unrest has convulsed the 2020 presidential campaign. No drugs were found in the home. Andrew […]