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World Obama to young people of color: 'Your lives matter. Your dreams matter.'

01:31  04 june  2020
01:31  04 june  2020 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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Obama kicked off the event by celebrating the achievements of those who’ve participated in her In her last official speech as first lady, Michelle Obama offered a message to America’s young people “Do not ever let anyone make you feel like you don’t matter or like you don’t have a place in our

Barack Obama holding a book shelf: Former President Barack Obama addresses the recent protests over the death of George Floyd over Zoom, June 3, 2020. © Obama.org Former President Barack Obama addresses the recent protests over the death of George Floyd over Zoom, June 3, 2020.

Former President Barack Obama weighed in on how systemic racism has been thrown into "high relief" during both the COVID-19 crisis which has disproportionately impacted communities of color and the nationwide protests amid tension between law enforcement and the minority communities they serve.

During a virtual town hall Wednesday, coming amidst civil unrest across the United States over the killing of another unarmed black man at the hands of police officers, Obama said that the tragedy of recent events, while "difficult and scary and uncertain," also represent "an incredible opportunity for people to be awakened to some of (the) underlying trends" of systematic racism in the United States.

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no matter what color you are, no matter where you're from, no matter how much money you I think you deserve a President who you can trust will fight for your dreams every hour of every day That's the change we need so that our young people can achieve their dreams . This is what we The dreams of my mother - a single mom who understood that a life rich in family and experience was

Obama shared a short article he wrote on Medium as Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality continue across the country. "Unfortunately, voter turnout in these local races is usually pitifully low, especially among young people —which makes no sense given the direct impact these

"They offer an opportunity for us to work together to tackle them, to take them on, to change America and make it live up to its highest ideals," he said. "Part of what’s made me so hopeful is the fact that so many young people have been galvanized and activated and motivated and mobilized. Because historically, so much of the progress that we've made in our society has been because of young people. "

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He famously shared his dream of a color -blind society that judged people by "the content of their character." SOME INFORMATION AND LINKS ON # OBAMA -- his words and actions are revealing. ● Black Lives Matter movement exposed for what it is: The Promotion of Cop Killing http

Supporters of Black Lives Matter urged Tiffany to share her thoughts with her father, who called Minneapolis protesters 'thugs' and threatened violence Many people found the post to be hypocritical because of the president's actions and threats of violence against the protesters. RELATED ARTICLES.

Speaking directly to young people of color he said "I want you to know that your lives matter. Your dreams matter."

The My Brother's Keeper "Anguish and Action: Reimagining Policing in the Wake of Continued Violence" town hall comes as protesters have taken to the streets en masse across the country after the death of George Floyd, a black man who died on Memorial Day after he was pinned down by Derek Chauvin, a white Minnesota police officer.

Chauvin was captured on cell phone video pinning his knee onto the back of Floyd's neck while he was on the ground; according to the arrest warrant documents, Chauvin kept his knee like that for eight minutes and 46 seconds, even as Floyd repeatedly said, "I can't breathe."

Barack Obama standing in front of a book shelf: Former President Barack Obama addresses the recent protests over the death of George Floyd over Zoom, June 3, 2020. © Obama.org Former President Barack Obama addresses the recent protests over the death of George Floyd over Zoom, June 3, 2020.

Chauvin has now been charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter. On Wednesday, the other three officers present at the scene were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting manslaughter. All four have been fired from the Minneapolis Police Department.

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All Lives Matter is typically a phrased used in opposition to Black Lives Matter and is often seen to be taking away from the movement calling for racial justice for black people . 'And I want to talk about that a little bit because I don’t think that the people posting "All Lives Matter " should be cancelled,' I

Obama ’s Young Mother Abroad. Stanley Ann Dunham at Borobudur in Indonesia, in the early Obama placed the ghost of his absent father at the center of his lyrical account of his life . In the preface to the 2004 edition of “ Dreams From My Father,” issued nine years after the first edition and

Floyd's death came on the heels of outrage over the deaths of two other black Americans, Breonna Taylor, 26, and Ahmaud Arbery, 25.

Taylor, a frontline worker, was shot and killed by a police officer in her own home in Louisville, Kentucky, on March 13. The FBI in the city is investigating the case.

Arbery was shot and killed while he was jogging in Satilla Shores, Georgia, on Feb. 23. It took until May 7, after a cell phone video of the moment he was killed emerged, before any charges were brought in the case. Father and son Gregory and Travis McMichael were arrested for felony murder and aggravated assault.

Obama published a piece on Medium on Monday addressing the protests nationwide following the death of Floyd -- and, specifically, how he thinks people can move forward to "sustain momentum to bring about real change."

"Ultimately, it’s going to be up to a new generation of activists to shape strategies that best fit the times," he wrote. "But I believe there are some basic lessons to draw from past efforts that are worth remembering."

Obama asked the nation's mayors and local elected officials, who are tasked with appointing most police chiefs in the country and negotiating with police unions, to take a pledge to review their "use of force policies with members of your community, and commit to report on planned reforms."

"We need mayors, county executives, others who are in positions of power to say this is a priority. This is a specific response," Obama said. Several mayors have already taken the pledge, according to Michael Smith, executive director of the My Brother's Keeper Alliance, the organization within the Obama Foundation putting on the town hall.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, San Francisco Mayor London Breed and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey have already signed the pledge, Smith said.

Black Lives Matter protests 'totally oxymoronic': Joyce .
Nationals MP Barnaby Joyce says Black Lives Matter protests planned in the Northern Territory and other remote areas are “totally oxymoronic” as remote Indigenous communities are most vulnerable to the coronavirus. Upwards of 1,400 people have indicated they will attend a protest in Darwin on Saturday.The Northern Territory’s health minister supported the protest, highlighting people's right to free speech.“If black lives matter then they definitely matter in the remote Aboriginal communities of the Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia,” Mr Joyce told Sky News.

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