Derek Chauvin juror Brandon Mitchell describes the trial, attending MLK rally

Derek Chauvin juror Brandon Mitchell describes the trial, attending MLK rally

Brandon Mitchell, the only Black male juror during the Derek Chauvin murder trial in Minneapolis, said the most traumatizing aspect of the trial was watching George Floyd die every single day through the constant replay of that gruesome video. Today, however, Mitchell is facing tumult of a different kind. His integrity and impartiality are being […]

Derek Chauvin found guilty of murdering George Floyd

Derek Chauvin found guilty of murdering George Floyd

Eleven months after George Floyd was killed on camera near the intersection of Chicago and 38th in Minneapolis on Memorial Day 2020, the jury rendered its verdict in the murder trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin. On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, Chauvin was found guilty of all three charges — second-degree murder, third-degree murder […]

GOP leader condemns Maxine Waters for ‘looking for guilty verdict’ in Chauvin trial

GOP leader condemns Maxine Waters for 'looking for guilty verdict' in Chauvin trial

California Congresswoman Maxine Waters is getting blasted by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and the Derek Chauvin trial judge for telling Black Lives Matter protesters in Minnesota to “get more confrontational” if the former police officer is found not guilty. Standing in front of the Brooklyn Center Police Department on Saturday, April 17, 2021, the […]

Derek Chauvin’s defense calls his actions ‘reasonable’ in closing argument

Derek Chauvin's defense calls his actions 'reasonable' in closing argument

The defense attorney for Derek Chauvin stated during the closing argument on Monday, April 19, 2021, that the former Minneapolis officer’s behavior was “reasonable” during his restrained arrest of George Floyd that eventually led to his death. Chauvin’s lead lawyer, Eric Nelson, argued that Chauvin behaved as any “reasonable police officer” would have. “There is […]

Attorney J. Wyndale Gordon explains the strategy used by Chauvin defense team

Attorney J. Wyndale Gordon explains the strategy used by Chauvin defense team

As both teams in Derek Chauvin’s trial rested their respective cases this week, Rolling out caught up with attorney J. Wyndale Gordon in advance of closing arguments. Gordon offered legal insight to help us understand the case and the potential outcome ahead of the verdict. As we await the verdict, what should we be telling […]

Fatal police shooting of unarmed Black man in Minnesota called ‘accidental’

Fatal police shooting of unarmed Black man in Minnesota called 'accidental'

Racial tensions and protests erupted once again in Minneapolis after an unarmed Black man was “accidentally” shot and killed by a cop just a few miles from where George Floyd died. An unidentified cop in the neighboring suburb of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, inadvertently killed Daunte Wright, 20, on Sunday, April 11, 2021, when she meant […]

Minnesota cop who killed Daunte Wright “intended to” fire Taser instead of gun

Minnesota cop who killed Daunte Wright "intended to" fire Taser instead of gun

Racial tensions and protests erupted once again in Minneapolis after an unarmed Black man was “accidentally” shot and killed by a cop just a few miles from where George Floyd died. An unidentified cop in the neighboring suburb of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, inadvertently killed Daunte Wright, 20, on Sunday, April 11, 2021, when she meant […]

Target vows to spend $2 billion with Black businesses

Target vows to spend $2 billion with Black businesses

Target has announced a bold new initiative where the store will reportedly appropriate $2 billion towards Black business owners nationwide between now and 2025. The move is part of the Minneapolis-based superstore’s reckoning and painstaking introspection on racial equality in the aftermath of the untimely passings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery and […]

Derek Chauvin’s fate is a test for our democracy

Derek Chauvin’s fate is a test for our democracy

There was a distant emptiness in the Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s eyes as he looked away while rocking his knee deeper into the neck and vertebrae of George Floyd. The look of Chauvin during the killing of Floyd reminded many African Americans, and introduced to others, the casual disregard too many Black people encounter […]

Who is Jerry Blackwell, the prosecutor in Derek Chauvin’s murder trial?

Who is Jerry Blackwell, the prosecutor in Derek Chauvin's murder trial?

As Americans drank in the dramatic scene during opening day of the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, urbanites undoubtedly took notice of the Black prosecutor chosen to handle the case being seen around the world. Nationally renowned and highly decorated attorney Jerry Blackwell has been chosen to lead the state’s case. […]

Derek Chauvin’s lawyer claims George Floyd died from drug overdose

Derek Chauvin's lawyer claims George Floyd died from drug overdose

The defense attorney representing ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin claimed in court George Floyd died from a drug overdose and not because of Chauvin’s knee lodged in his neck for more than 8 minutes and 45 seconds. Chauvin’s lawyer, Eric Nelson, made that claim during his opening statement as the highly anticipated criminal trial got […]

IRS claims Prince’s estate undervalued by $80 million

IRS claims Prince's estate undervalued by $80 million

Prince’s camp is feeling the heat once again as the Internal Revenue Service has accused the executors of the Purple One’s estate of undervaluing its worth by 50 percent and wants more money. The IRS claims that Prince’s estate is worth more than $163.2 million, while the estate’s administrator, Comerica Bank & Trust, estimated that […]

Lil Baby throws birthday bash for George Floyd’s daughter Gianna

Lil Baby throws birthday bash for George Floyd's daughter Gianna

Lil Baby paid the ultimate homage to George Floyd and his daughter by making her the guest of honor at her own birthday bash. This was the case of having one of the biggest artists of the year getting involved with what turned out to be one of the biggest stories of the year, the […]

Chaz Sandifer is redefining health and wellness in Minneapolis with theNEWmpls

Chaz Sandifer is redefining health and wellness in Minneapolis with theNEWmpls

For the past 10 years, Chaz Sandifer has taken a holistic approach to health and wellness from the inside out. Her mission has been to get healthy through fitness, nutrition and wellness. Her passion prompted her to start her company, theNEWmpls. As a certified group fitness instructor, lifestyle and wellness coach, and owner-operator of the […]

Life coach Dawn Johnson helps people connect with their inner light

Life coach Dawn Johnson helps people connect with their inner light

After 20 years in corporate America, Dawn Johnson decided it was time to do what she does best — motivate, mentor and help people to connect with their inner light. As a John C. Maxwell-certified life coach, Johnson helps others define their purpose. Johnson spoke with rolling out about her superpowers, As a Black woman, […]

Judge drops 1 charge against Minneapolis cop accused of killing George Floyd

Judge drops 1 charge against Minneapolis cop accused of killing George Floyd

A Minnesota judge dropped a lower-level murder charge against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, the man who pressed his knee into the neck of George Floyd for nearly nine minutes before he died. However, Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill stated he will keep the remaining two charges on the books against Chauvin: one […]

Minneapolis City Council votes to name street after George Floyd

Minneapolis City Council votes to name street after George Floyd

The intersection where George Floyd took his last breath on Memorial Day 2020 had already been turned into an unofficial shrine that was maintained by volunteers. Now that intersection will be turned into an official memorial for the man who’s come to symbolize the national insurrection against police brutality and racial injustice. The intersection of […]

Fired cop in George Floyd killing wants murder charges dropped

Fired cop in George Floyd killing wants murder charges dropped

Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who killed George Floyd by kneeling on his neck on Memorial Day, wants the murder and manslaughter charges thrown out. Chauvin continues to languish in a Hennepin County, Minnesota, jail awaiting trial on third-degree murder, second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges, according to USA Today. The horrific video […]

New bodycam footage of George Floyd arrest leaked (video)

New bodycam footage of George Floyd arrest leaked (video)

A new video showing the final minutes of George Floyd’s life, including his arrest and his beating in the backseat of a squad car by former Minneapolis officers, has been revealed in a Minnesota court, the media has learned. The new video, obtained by Daily Mail of London, shows Officer Thomas Lane knocking on the […]