Juneteenth Explained

This year’s Juneteenth has taken on an additional significance after the killings of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Ahmaud Arbery reignited the fight for Black American equality. But of course, Juneteenth’s history stretches back through several presidencies and generations of systemic racism against African Americans.

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Mickey Guyton, Leon Bridges make music from the pain of police brutality

In response to the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, dozens of artists have voiced their heavy thoughts and feelings in song. Country singer Mickey Guyton wrote “Black Like Me” last year about her experiences with racism but released it on Black Out Tuesday because it resonated so perfectly with the times, while Leon Bridges recently released “Sweeter.” (June 8)

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Trey Songz on making music from the pain of police brutality

In response to the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, dozens of artists have voiced their heavy thoughts and feelings in song. R&B singer Trey Songz released “2020 Riots: How Many Times” last week. He says he recorded it after watching the ghastly video of Floyd dying as a police officer pressed his knee on his neck. (June 8)

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Testimony: Racist slur used as Arbery lay dying

A Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent testified Thursday that a white man was heard saying a racist slur as he stood over Ahmaud Arbery’s body, moments after fatally shooting the black man three times with a pump-action shotgun. (June 4)

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Senate Leaders speak out against racial inequity

The Senate opened on Monday with leaders condemning the recent deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, black Americans, by police in Minnesota and Kentucky and the shooting death of black jogger Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia by two white men. (June 1)

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Arbery was overcoming obstacles, family says

For Ahmaud Arbery, the young black man shot and killed in Georgia in February, running was about staying in shape and contemplating his next move. After some legal trouble that began in his teenage years, Arbery planned to become an electrician. (May 25)

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Third Georgia man arrested in Arbery shooting death

William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. was arrested Thursday in Ahmaud Arbery’s killing on charges of felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment. Bryan, 50, is the man whose phone video of Arbery’s shooting prompted a national outcry. (May 22)

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Agents in Georgia after William Bryan arrest

Several TV stations reported that William Bryan’s home in Brunswick, Georgia was searched after Bryan was arrested on Thursday. Bryan, who videotaped the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, was charged with murder. (May 22)

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Georgia police releases Arbery videos from 2017

The Glynn Police Department released two bodycam videos from 2017 – one shows Ahmaud Arbery’s car being searched and an officer trying to stun him. The other shows Arbery arrested on shoplifting charges. (May 19)

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Family lawyers speak on released footage of Arbery

Ahmaud Arbery’s family attorneys have condemned the release of police footage of the slain 25-year-old man. They joined local NAACP leaders at a news conference to speak out against what they call attempts to portray Arbery in a negative light. (May 19)

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Georgia shooting witness says he’s getting threats

A man who says he recorded the cellphone video of the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia in February said he’s received death threats. William Bryan is identified as a witness in the case. (May 12)

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Trump ‘very disturbed’ by video of Arbery killing

President Donald Trump says he is “very disturbed” by video showing the killing of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia. Arbery, 25, was fatally shot by men who said they chased him because they believed he matched the appearance of a burglary suspect. (May 11)

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ShowBiz: Stiller, Jay-Z, Hayek

Comedian and actor Jerry Stiller dies aged 92; Jay-Z’s Team Roc calls for fast action in Ahmaud Arbery case; P!NK, Cher, Salma Hayek and Morgan Freeman rally for UNICEF. (May 11)

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Father and son arrested in fatal shooting

Gregory and Travis McMichael, charged with the death of Ahmaud Arbery, were booked into the Glynn County Jail and had their first court appearance by video Friday afternoon. (May 8)

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Protesters demand justice for Ahmaud Arbery

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside Glynn County courthouse in Brunswick, Georgia on Friday demanding justice for Ahmaud Arbery.(May 8)

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Arbery family attorney wants a thorough probe

Ben Crump, family attorney for Ahmaud Arbery says the situation would have been different if a white man was shot and says the video is a strong evidence in the case. He’s wants the GBI to thoroughly investigate the killing of Arbery. (May 8)

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Trump: ‘Heart goes out to’ family of slain Ga. man

President Donald Trump offered condolences to the family of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man in Georgia who was killed after being pursued by two armed white men while he was jogging. Trump said he’ll receive “a full report” this evening. (May 7)

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