Cleveland's Major League Baseball team has changed its name from the Indians to the Guardians, ridding itself of a previous name that many found highly offensive.
First, the city took down statues of confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. Then its council voted to remove a statue featuring Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and Sacagawea.
The Virginia city took down statues of Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, toppling symbols that were at the center of the deadly Unite the Right rally in 2017.
The legislation also calls for the removal of a bust of former Chief Justice Roger Taney, author of the infamous Dred Scott decision that declared Black Americans weren't U.S. citizens.
The Minnesota attorney general who prosecuted Derek Chauvin wants Congress to act on police reform. He wants to see a national registry of "bad cops" and limitations on qualified immunity.
The county was first named after a slave-owning former vice president who had no connection to Iowa. Now it will be named for Lulu Merle Johnson: the first Black woman to earn a Ph.D. in the state.
"It's important to acknowledge how far we've come. Those who raised their voices to demand justice for George Floyd need to know that their activism made a difference," the family said.
Ellison said the 270-month sentence was one of the longest prison terms ever issued to a former police officer for the unlawful use of deadly force.
She said in a victim impact video played in court that when she is someday reunited with her father, she wants to "play with him, have fun. Go on a plane ride. And that's it."
Chauvin "treated Mr. Floyd without respect and denied him the dignity owed to all human beings," wrote Judge Peter Cahill, adding an additional 10 years to Chauvin's presumptive sentence.
Carolyn Pawlenty told the judge Derek Chauvin's character has been twisted by the media. He was convicted of second degree-murder in George Floyd's death, a killing that reverberated around the world.
Prosecutors were asking for the former police officer to be sentenced to a 30-year prison term. The defense attorney called for probation and time already served.
The former Minneapolis police officer gave his condolences to George Floyd's family. He also said, without explanation, there would be "some other information in the future that would be of interest."
"For an entire year, I had to relive George being tortured to death every hour of the day," Philonise Floyd said during his victim impact statement in court.
The star New York Times reporter's bid for a tenured professorship has run aground on racial politics and an approach to journalism that runs counter to the donor whose name adorns the school.