How to help Minneapolis: 6 things you can do right now for the George Floyd movement

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The brutal death of George Floyd has spurred outrage and mass demonstrations in Minneapolis and beyond. The brutal death of George Floyd, who was pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer, has spurred outrage and mass demonstrations in Minneapolis and beyond. Here are six ways to support the cause and help local Minnesotans right now. Read Full Story

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How to help Black Lives Matter: 9 things you can do for the George Floyd protesters right now

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The chaotic images of U.S. cities flooding social media this weekend have people feeling helpless, but there are many ways you can fight police violence. Mass demonstrations erupted in cities across the country this weekend to protest the death of George Floyd and draw attention to the ongoing systemic issue of police violence. Tens of thousands of people poured into the streets of cities big and small—Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Miami, New York City—to say enough is enough. Read Full Story

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Is there a curfew tonight? This map will tell you

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The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, a nonprofit that helps journalists with legal services, has been tracking state and local curfew orders. As protests over the death of George Floyd stretch into their second week, governors and mayors around the country are turning to emergency curfew orders as a way to stem the nighttime violence and looting that have followed the demonstrations. Read Full Story

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What should become of the place where George Floyd was killed?

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It’s more than just an intersection. It’s become a site of global importance. The intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis was a pocket of commercial activity in an otherwise residential area—a few busy bus stops, a gas station, a bodega on the corner. Now, it’s a makeshift memorial. Since the death of George Floyd there on May 25, and the subsequent protests it sparked in cities around the world, the area has turned into a hybrid space of activism, remembrance, tourism, and lawlessness. Read Full Story

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YouTubers are creating monetized videos about racial justice so you can donate to BLM by streaming

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If you can’t protest and can’t donate, you can still generate funds by watching these videos (and the ads). George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police has sparked action against police brutality around the world, from protest to a flood of donations for bail funds and Black Lives Matter to renewed calls for legislation that would reform police departments. If you aren’t able to donate money but still want to financially support the movement, YouTubers are creating monetized videos that allow you to support BLM just by streaming with your ad blocker off. Read Full Story

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Black Lives Matter.

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Posted by SarahBird The time to use our platforms and privilege to speak out against the deep racism that plagues our society was years ago. I regret staying silent in those moments. The next best time is now. Silence is harmful because it prioritizes the comfort of those of us who benefit from racist policies at the expense of those exploited and victimized by them. It's not enough to simply "do no harm" or "not be racist." That well-trodden path has produced the same brutal results again and again. At Moz, we’re moving to a higher standard. The creation of a more just world requires us to be loudly, unceasingly anti-racist. We must acknowledge that human rights exist beyond politics. We must hear and validate the lived experiences of people of color and amplify their voices. We must show up. We must reinforce, loudly and often, that Black lives matter. …

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The controversy over how the Minnesota Freedom Fund is spending its donations, explained

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A bail fund donation was always going to do more than just bail out protestors As thousands of people across the country took to the streets to protest police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death, many more thousands sought to help by making donations. Online opinion quickly coalesced around donating to community bail funds as a way to support the protestors: if they were arrested, then they could be promptly released from jail. For people looking to help in Minneapolis, the Minnesota Freedom Fund became a favorite recommendation. It ended up receiving more than $30 million in donations in just a few days, though at the beginning of May, its goal had been raising just $5,000 for the month. As the protests spread, groups like Brooklyn Community Bail Fund and Community Justice Exchange’s National Bail Fund Network also saw surges in donations. Read Full Story

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George Floyd protests: Press Freedom Tracker shows attacks on journalists are growing

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Freedom of the press is under attack as journalists covering the George Floyd protests are targeted around the United States. Freedom of the press is under attack. The Committee to Protect Journalists reports there have been at least 125 incidents around the United States of journalists being targeted as they cover protests over the death of an unarmed black man who was pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer. Read Full Story

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