The funeral for Tyre Nichols was held today at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church in Memphis, Tennessee. The Rev. Al Sharpton eulogized Mr. Nichols at the memorial, which was also attended by Vice President Kamala Harris, Breonna Taylor’s mother Tamika Palmer, and George Floyd’s brother Philonise Floyd.
A white police officer murdered unarmed George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, two years ago today. The murder of Mr. Floyd broadened the Movement for Black Lives to a global reckoning, another cycle of history repeating itself over more than 400 years. In February 1965, 26-year-old Jimmie Lee Jackson was part of aContinue reading “George Floyd is looking down on us from above”
We owe it to George Floyd and the countless others we’ve lost to press on in the fight for a system and future that will bring honor to their memory.