Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin is qualified to run for public office as a Miami-Dade County Commissioner, District 1. The news of Ms. Fulton’s candidacy was announced on June 11th and the election is expected later this fall. Ms. Fulton’s announcement arrived in the midst of turbulent protests of George Floyd’s death, along with facts that African-Americans are continuously faced with ongoing racial injustices and systemic mistreatment. Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mayor for the City of Atlanta issued an Executive Order June 15, to increase police reform. Bottoms’ executive order focuses on the implementation of de-escalation tactics and it also brings law enforcement officers into accountability when they see other fellow officers apply brute force to suspects. Lil Ms. Gianna Floyd, the daughter of George Floyd now owns Disney stocks. Thanks to Barbara Streisand who gifted the six-year-old. According to CBS News, Streisand also gave Gianna two albums titled, My Name is Barbara and Color Me, Barbara. In other news. Senator Cory Booker and Kamala Harris addressed George Floyd and racial injustice in a recent press conference. Booker also appeared on CNN, June 16, and addressed the issues of blacks, and the serious need for police reform. In a Rev.com transcript, Senator Booker said, “And so the challenge we face in this body is what are we going to do? Because it’s the question that protestors are demanding. What will change?” According to People Magazine, Former President Barack Obama spoke from his home on June 2nd for the first time since the protests. He also spoke about racial injustice. The former president said to the young people, “I want you to know that you matter. I want you to know that your lives matter, that your dreams matter.”
About The Author
Savia Muhammad is the founder and editor of the Thornton Reformer Gazette. She has written news articles for the South Holland Shopper, Lansing Journal, and Chicago Citizen newspapers. Miss Muhammad received her B.A. in Mass Communications & Journalism from Rust College, a 4-year HBCU institution.