Tag Archives: George Floyd Murder Trial

OPINION: Chauvin’s Sentencing Brings His Trial To A Close, But No Closure For Community

by M. Anthony Davis


A Minnesota Judge sentenced former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to 270 months, or 22.5 years, in prison for the May 25, 2020 murder of George Floyd. 

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The Morning Update Show — 4/21/21

The Morning Update Show — hosted by Trae Holiday and The Big O (Omari Salisbury) — is the only weekday news and information livestream that delivers culturally relevant content to the Pacific Northwest’s urban audience. Omari and Trae analyze the day’s local and national headlines as well as melanin magic in our community. Watch live every weekday at 11 a.m. on any of the following channels, hosted by Converge Media: YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, Periscope, and whereweconverge.com.

We also post the Morning Update Show here on the Emerald each day after it airs, so you can catch up any time of day while you peruse our latest posts.

Morning Update Show — Wednesday, April 21

We Just Want To Live | Chauvin verdict and reaction | Why are we celebrating the system working? | What does it mean and what’s next? | The verdict’s impact in Seattle

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Local Leaders and Organizations Respond to Guilty Ruling in Murder of George Floyd

by Luna Reyna and Emerald Staff


On May 25, 2020, Minneapolis officers responded to a call about a counterfeit $20 bill, and instead of first inspecting and collecting the bill in question, officers approached the car of the man accused. In the process of the arrest, Derek Chauvin, a white officer, kneeled on the man’s neck for around 8 minutes while the man being arrested begged for his life

“I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe.”
“Mama. Mama. Mama.”
“Mom, I love you. I love you.”
“Tell my kids I love them. I’m dead.”

The man being arrested became unresponsive and had no pulse so a paramedic was called. A full minute and 20 seconds after the paramedic arrived, Officer Chauvin kept his knee on the neck of the man. Fortunately, someone nearby recorded the last moments of this man’s life, or we may never have known his name: George Floyd.

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The Morning Update Show — 3/31/21

The Morning Update Show — hosted by Trae Holiday and The Big O (Omari Salisbury) — is the only weekday news and information livestream that delivers culturally relevant content to the Pacific Northwest’s urban audience. Omari and Trae analyze the day’s local and national headlines as well as melanin magic in our community. Watch live every weekday at 11 a.m. on any of the following channels, hosted by Converge Media: YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, Periscope, and whereweconverge.com.

We also post the Morning Update Show here on the Emerald each day after it airs, so you can catch up any time of day while you peruse our latest posts.

Morning Update Show — Wednesday, March 31

Happy Birthday Rainier Avenue Radio! | LIVE — Juan Cotto | Rooted in History | George Floyd Trial Update | Malcontent News | Mochaculture

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The Morning Update Show — 3/30/21

The Morning Update Show — hosted by Trae Holiday and The Big O (Omari Salisbury) — is the only weekday news and information livestream that delivers culturally relevant content to the Pacific Northwest’s urban audience. Omari and Trae analyze the day’s local and national headlines as well as melanin magic in our community. Watch live every weekday at 11 a.m. on any of the following channels, hosted by Converge Media: YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, Periscope, and whereweconverge.com.

We also post the Morning Update Show here on the Emerald each day after it airs, so you can catch up any time of day while you peruse our latest posts.

Morning Update Show — Tuesday, March 30

LIVE — Toshiko Hasegawa | LIVE — Willard Jimerson Jr. | Hate Crimes on the Rise | George Floyd Trial Update

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The Morning Update Show — 3/29/21

The Morning Update Show — hosted by Trae Holiday and The Big O (Omari Salisbury) — is the only weekday news and information livestream that delivers culturally relevant content to the Pacific Northwest’s urban audience. Omari and Trae analyze the day’s local and national headlines as well as melanin magic in our community. Watch live every weekday at 11 a.m. on any of the following channels, hosted by Converge Media: YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, Periscope, and whereweconverge.com.

We also post the Morning Update Show here on the Emerald each day after it airs, so you can catch up any time of day while you peruse our latest posts.

Morning Update Show — Monday, March 29

Happy Birthday, Jake Gravbrot! | LIVE — Bruce Harrell | George Floyd Trail Begins | Calls for King County Sheriff to Resign | MochaCulture

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The Morning Update Show — 3/11/21

The Morning Update Show — hosted by Trae Holiday and The Big O (Omari Salisbury) — is the only weekday news and information livestream that delivers culturally relevant content to the Pacific Northwest’s urban audience. Omari and Trae analyze the day’s local and national headlines as well as melanin magic in our community. Watch live every weekday at 11 a.m. on any of the following channels, hosted by Converge Media: YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, Periscope, and whereweconverge.com.

We also post the Morning Update Show here on the Emerald each day after it airs, so you can catch up any time of day while you peruse our latest posts.

Morning Update Show — Thursday, March 11

LIVE — Kevin Schofield | LIVE — Besa Gordon | LIVE — Nate Jackson | A Look Back at SVI | Update on Olympia Legislation | George Floyd Trail Update | Democracy Dollars

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The Morning Update Show — 3/9/21

The Morning Update Show — hosted by Trae Holiday and The Big O (Omari Salisbury) — is the only weekday news and information livestream that delivers culturally relevant content to the Pacific Northwest’s urban audience. Omari and Trae analyze the day’s local and national headlines as well as melanin magic in our community. Watch live every weekday at 11 a.m. on any of the following channels, hosted by Converge Media: YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, Periscope, and whereweconverge.com.

We also post the Morning Update Show here on the Emerald each day after it airs, so you can catch up any time of day while you peruse our latest posts.

Morning Update Show — Tuesday, March 9

LIVE — Justin Carder | LIVE — Jake Gravbrot | Washington Named the Best State in America, Again | Cafe Avole Moving Into the Liberty Bank Building | Hate Crimes on the Rise | George Floyd Murder Trial | The Legacy of SVI | A 4 Apple Early Learning Center | The 15% Pledge

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