Apartment-sharing platform AirBNB announced its plan Tuesday to donate $500,000 to ‘Black Lives Matter’ and the NAACP after laying off 1,900 workers during the Coronavirus pandemic to save resources and cut payroll.
“We stand with #BlackLivesMatter,” the company tweeted Monday night. “We are donating a total of $500,000 to the @NAACP and the @Blklivesmatter Foundation in support of their fight for equality and justice. And we’ll be matching employee donations to both groups. Because a world where we all belong takes all of us.”
“The donation comes after Airbnb announced in early May that it was laying off 1,900 workers, amid the economic slowdown created by the pandemic,” reports Just The News.
BLM is currently calling for a nationwide “defunding” of police departments in all 50 states.
“We call for a national defunding of police,” reads a post on the BLM national website. “We demand investment in our communities and the resources to ensure Black people not only survive, but thrive. If you’re with us, add your name to the petition right now and help us spread the word.”
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BACKLASH: NYPD Union Blasts De Blasio, Says Mayor’s Daughter an ‘Object-Throwing Rioting Anarchist’
The NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Association ripped New York Mayor Bill de Blasio in a now-deleted tweet Monday; calling his daughter an “object throwing rioting anarchist” after learning of her arrest late Saturday night.
“How can the NYPD protect the city of NY from rioting anarchist when the Mayors object throwing daughter is one of them. Now we know why he is forbidding Mounted units to be mobilized and keeping the NYPD from doing their jobs,” read the SBA tweet.
Bill de Blasio said he was “proud” of his daughter after the 25-year-old was reportedly arrested in Manhattan for blocking traffic during citywide protests in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd.
“We asked her to recount the whole story. I love my daughter deeply, I honor her. She only wants to do good in the world. She believes a lot of change is needed. I’m proud of her that she cares so much that she’s willing to go out there and do something about it,” said de Blasio.
“She was acting peacefully. She believes that everything she did was in the spirit of respectful protest… I’ll let her speak for herself, but I admire that she was out there trying to change something that she thought was unjust,” he added.
Mayor Bill de Blasio on daughter Chiara de Blasio: "I'm proud of her that she cares so much that she was willing to go out there and do something about it." pic.twitter.com/XO3D6T1zyF
— The Hill (@thehill) June 1, 2020
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BREAKING NOW: Fired Minneapolis Police Officer Arrested for Death of George Floyd
Former Minneapolis Police Office Derek Chauvin has been arrested and taken into custody for his role in the death of George Floyd.
From CBS News Minnesota:
Fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested days after George Floyd’s fatal arrest that sparked protests, rioting and outcry across the city and nation.
On Friday, John Harrington, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, announced that Chauvin has been taken into custody in connection with the May 25 death.
Chauvin is the former officer in the video seen around the world with his knee on Floyd’s neck. He’d been with Minneapolis police for 19 years.
It was not immediately clear what the expected charges Chauvin could face are.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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