Derek Chauvin Convicted For Murder Of George Floyd, Will Serve 22.5 Years In Prison

By Terrance Turner March 26, 2021 (Updated April 20; updated June 25) BREAKING NEWS (June 25, 2021): Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd. On April 20, the jury found Derek Michael Chauvin guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degre manslaughter for the murder of … Continue reading Derek Chauvin Convicted For Murder Of George Floyd, Will Serve 22.5 Years In Prison

Clemson Wallops Georgia Tech In Record-Breaking Game

By Terrance Turner The Clemson Tigers haven't lost a football game in over a year. Today was no exception. Clemson, led by quarterback Trevor Lawrence, overcame several turnovers and a dogged opposition to win today's match versus Georgia Tech. In their highest-scoring road game in a century, the Clemson Tigers steamrolled the Yellow Jackets, 73-7. … Continue reading Clemson Wallops Georgia Tech In Record-Breaking Game

Michelle Obama Issues Stirring Clarion Call To Voters At DNC

By Terrance Turner Tonight, the first night of the Democratic National Convention closed with a stirring, substantive speech by former First Lady Michelle Obama. Mrs. Obama spoke to the pain and fatigue many are feeling amid the coronavirus pandemic. But she also called for empathy and decency -- emphasizing those qualities in candidate Joe Biden … Continue reading Michelle Obama Issues Stirring Clarion Call To Voters At DNC

At Candlelight Vigil, Houstonians Remember George Floyd — And Say His Name

Photo from Fox26Houston. By Terrance Turner Last night, a candlelight vigil was held for George Floyd at Jack Yates High School. Floyd graduated from Jack Yates in 1993; the vigil was held on the football field where he once played. Barely a stone's throw away are the Cuney Homes, a public housing project in which … Continue reading At Candlelight Vigil, Houstonians Remember George Floyd — And Say His Name

Roger Goodell, Pushed By Black NFL Players, Finally Admits the Truth

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. By Terrance Turner Today, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged a truth we know to be self-evident. But that acknowledgement came only belatedly, only after years of blacklisting outspoken black players. Only after quarterback Drew Brees caught fire for clueless comments about player protests. Only after days of large-scale protests broke out … Continue reading Roger Goodell, Pushed By Black NFL Players, Finally Admits the Truth

Three Former Officers Arraigned on Charges in George Floyd’s Death

By Terrance Turner The three former police officers who stood by and watched the murder of George Floyd appeared in court today. According to ABC News, "Kiernan Lane, Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao were all charged with second-degree aiding and abetting felony murder and second-degree aiding and abetting manslaughter in the death of the 46-year-old … Continue reading Three Former Officers Arraigned on Charges in George Floyd’s Death

60,000 Protesters Gather in Houston for George Floyd

By Terrance Turner June 3, 2020 Thousands of protesters gathered in downtown Houston this afternoon for a largely peaceful rally. Houston rappers Trae tha Truth and Bun B helped organize the demonstration in support of justice for George Floyd. (Mr. Floyd grew up in Houston's Third Ward. In 2014, he moved to Minneapolis, where he … Continue reading 60,000 Protesters Gather in Houston for George Floyd

Large Protest in Downtown Houston for George Floyd

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at City Hall to protest the death of George Floyd.(Photo from the Houston Chronicle.) By Terrance Turner At 2 pm -- less than an hour after charges were announced in the death of George Floyd -- hundreds peacefully gathered at Discovery Green in downtown Houston to protest his murder. The protesters, … Continue reading Large Protest in Downtown Houston for George Floyd

Former Cop Derek Chauvin Charged With 3rd-Degree Murder And Manslaughter After Killing George Floyd

Photo from Twitter. Today, Hennepin County prosecutor Mike Freeman announced charges against former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin in connection with the murder of George Floyd. Freeman made the announcement in a press conference three hours ago. “I'm here to announce that former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin is in custody. Former Minneapolis Police officer … Continue reading Former Cop Derek Chauvin Charged With 3rd-Degree Murder And Manslaughter After Killing George Floyd