Posts Slider

June 30, 2022

U.S. Voters

Voters News, tools and information

Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa — His Name Is George Floyd

2 min read

His Name Is George Floyd tells the story of a beloved figure from Houston’s housing projects as he faced the stifling systemic pressures that come with being a Black man in America. Placing his narrative within the context of the country’s enduring legacy of institutional racism, this deeply reported account examines Floyd’s family roots in slavery and sharecropping, the segregation of his schools, the overpolicing of his community amid a wave of mass incarceration, and the callous disregard toward his struggle with addiction—putting today’s inequality into uniquely human terms. Drawing upon hundreds of interviews with Floyd’s closest friends and family, his elementary school teachers and varsity coaches, civil rights icons, and those in the highest seats of political power, Washington Post reporters Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa offer a poignant and moving exploration of George Floyd’s America, revealing how a man who simply wanted to breathe ended up touching the world.

Robert Samuels is a national political enterprise reporter for The Washington Post who focuses on the intersection of politics, policy, and people. He previously wrote stories about life in the District for the Post’s social issues team. Samuels joined the Post in 2011 after spending nearly five years working at the Miami Herald.

Toluse Olorunnipa is a political enterprise and investigations reporter for The Washington Post. He joined the Post in 2019 and previously covered the White House. Before that, he spent five years at Bloomberg, where he reported on politics and policy from Washington and Florida.

————————————-Be Sure To Click SUBSCRIBE——————————————————

Visit us online at: http://www.politics-prose.com/
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PoliticsProse
Follow us on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/politicsprose
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/politicsandprose/
Follow Us On TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@politicsprose?lang=en&is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1
Subscribe to our e-mail newsletter:
https://politics-prose.us9.list-manage.com/subscribe/post?u=804c700632a508a8e792e69cf&id=6a0dbf1855&SIGNUP=HomepageFooter

Founded by Carla Cohen and Barbara Meade in 1984, Politics and Prose Bookstore is Washington, D.C.’s premier independent bookstore and cultural hub, a gathering place for people interested in reading and discussing books. Politics and Prose offers superior service, unusual book choices, and a haven for book lovers in the store and online.

News Source: Politics and Prose

Posts Grid

2 min read

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LyXdoyI_-o Texas Sen. Ted Cruz responds to a Sesame Street episode with an aggressive tweet against baby Elmo getting a covid-19 vaccine shot. Francesca Fiorentini...

2 min read

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7x7Ixn8Pec New York City mayor, Eric Adams, rips on Rudy Giuliani for falsely recounting what he claimed to be an assault in a Staten Island...

2 min read

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vubosvXlUkg Mark Meadows' senior Aide, Cassidy Hutchinson, reported to the Jan. 6 Committee during the recent emergency Jan. 6 hearing that Donald Trump had tried...

2 min read

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ON4zacnlxI0 During the Jan. 6 Committee's emergency hearing Mark Meadows' senior Aide, Cassidy Hutchinson, testified that Donald Trump was aware his supporters were armed on...

2 min read

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zoow3r0XRo Ghislaine Maxwell is sentenced to 20 years in prison after her trial for her grooming activities and partnership with Jeffrey Epstein. Francesca Fiorentini and...

2 min read

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoc_WA2Y4p4 Texas Pastor, Dillon Awes, of Stedfast Baptist Church goes on a monstrous sermon about violence towards gay people which he delivered during Pride month....

All Rights Reserved © ACN 2020

ACN Privacy Policies
ACN TOS
Area Control Network (ACN)
Area Control Network
Area Control Network Center