06/14/2020 – EVENING DIGEST

Your water cooler cheat sheet

Good evening.  Here’s what you need to know.

Atlanta Police Killing Of Rayshard Brooks Leads To Officer’s Firing And Chief’s Resignation A white Atlanta Police officer shot and killed a black man after an altercation on Friday night, sparking renewed protests in the city, the officer’s firing and the police chief’s resignation. (CNN)

The N.F.L. Embraces Progressive Action, but Not Yet Kaepernick In the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the N.F.L., a league that has wrestled with racial issues for years, has shown unusual unity. Players, coaches, league officials and owners have expressed sadness, remorse and a commitment to seek solutions to police violence against African-American people and other forms of social injustice. (New York Times)

Thousands Join in Sunday Prayer and Protest in Front of White House Black Lives Matter Plaza was turned into a church Sunday morning, with thousands of mostly African American churchgoers praying, protesting and dancing near the White House after marching from the National Museum of African American History and Culture. (Washington Post)

Authorities Investigating Hanging Deaths As the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department launched an investigation into the hanging death of a Black man in Palmdale, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said on Saturday there were no indications of foul play in the hanging death of another Black man in Victorville last month. (Desert Sun)

Racial Discrimination in Healthcare Care Festers Whether it’s unconscious, explicit, institutional or research bias, discrimination in the health care system contributes to the stark disparities seen in how COVID-19 sickens and kills patients of color, health care experts agree. (USA Today)

BONUS

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