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This is how loved ones want us to remember George Floyd



This is how loved ones want us to remember George Floyd

And while so many people now know Houston’s natives by their full names, people who know him better call him Floyd.

He works security at a restaurant where he develops a reputation as someone who has returned and was there for you when you came down.

“Knowing my brother is to love my brother,” Philonise Floyd, George’s brother, told Don Lemon on CNN.

Floyd, 46, died Monday in the city where he moved for a better life, his last moments recorded on video. When arrested, Floyd was detained by a Minneapolis police officer. The video shows Floyd pleading with pain and cannot breathe. Then, his eyes closed and the petition stopped. He was pronounced dead shortly after that.

The officer, Derek Chauvin, was arrested on Friday and faces charges of third-degree murder and murder, according to District Attorney Hennepin, Mike Freeman.

He is a child who can be guided with a big heart

Floyd grew up in the Houston Third Ward neighborhood and graduated from Jack Yates Middle School where he played soccer and basketball, according to CNN affiliates KPRC.

After high school, basketball coach George Walker recruited Floyd to play for him at South Florida State College in Avon Park, Florida. Floyd was a student there from 1993 to 1995, Walker told CNN.

“He didn’t give me too much trouble as a basketball coach,” Walker said. “He is a very good athlete, averaging 12 to 14 points in one match.”

George Floyd # 5, (left) with another teammate and coach, George Walker (far right)

Floyd is a child who can be guided with a big heart, according to Walker’s wife, Gloria.

Of all the college athletes on the school team, he said Floyd caught his attention “because he’s just a nice person to be around.”

“He has never tried to blame others for his own mistakes,” he said. “He always respects them and always tries to do better.”

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He tried to be a better father

He moved to Minnesota to work and drive a truck, according to friend and former NBA player, Stephen Jackson.

Jackson, a native of Houston too, calls Floyd his twin brother.

“I have heard George in the last few days more than I have heard in my entire life, and we have a relationship of more than 21 years,” Jackson told Poppy Harlow, CNN, Thursday. “His name is always Floyd, my twin sister.”

Floyd is known in the community as a protector and provider who has no bone of hatred on his body, according to Jackson. He hangs out with everyone and rarely wants anything in return for helping someone, Jackson said.

“The difference between me and a friend is that I have more opportunities than him,” Jackson wrote, who won the championship with the San Antonio Spurs in 2003. “The 2 things that we have together from both the bottom and our two names will live forever.”

Once Floyd moved to Minnesota, Jackson said that Floyd talked at length about his journey to create better opportunities for himself.

The former Minneapolis officer who knelt around George Floyd's neck was arrested and charged with murder

“The last time I talked to him was about a year ago and every conversation we had that year was about improving himself and becoming a better father,” Jackson said. “That’s all he talks about.”

Floyd is the father of two daughters, the youngest is 6 years, according to Jackson.

“I want justice for her children,” he said. “I want the children to be cared for. Their father is not here.”

Jackson vowed to support his friend’s children and “fill in for Floyd” and said he wanted to make sure they were provided.

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In Houston, Rose Hudson, who dated Floyd more than 20 years ago, told CNN affiliated with KTRK that she and Floyd had a daughter who is now the mother of a toddler.

“My daughter has to see her father killed on live TV,” Hudson said.

Floyd hasn’t met his 3-year-old grandson, according to Hudson.

“I will only let him know what a great man he is,” he said, “he is a good father to his girls. I only have memories, that’s all I can give him, memories of his grandfather.”

Floyd worked security at Conga Latin Bistro in Minneapolis for five years, according to its owner, Jovanni Thunstrom.

Even though he was a Thunstrom employee, the couple were friends too.

“He is loved by all my employees and customers,” Thunstrom told CNN.

“I saw the video and I said it wasn’t Floyd, but then it exploded. It was Floyd. And that’s when I realized, I realized,” Thunstrom told affiliated CNN. WCCO.

Floyd will help clean up after the bar closes and is “a very good person and very good with customers,” according to Thunstrom.

“He defended the people, he was there for people when they came down, he loved the people who were banished,” Courteney Ross, the other half of Floyd, told WCCO. “We pray every time we eat, we pray if we have difficulty, we pray if we have fun.”

People who don’t know Floyd are angry, too

Anger over Floyd’s death surpassed his family and friends. A number of celebrities reacted to the incident on social media.

NBA player LeBron James shares photos side by side on Instagram. On one side you can see a screenshot of the meeting between Floyd and the police. In the photo to the left of the knee of the Minnesota police officer can be seen on Floyd’s neck. In the photo on the right is a picture of the San Francisco 49ers quarterback kneeling in protest during the anthem for the preseason soccer match in 2016.

At the time, Kaepernick said he would not respect the song or “show pride in the flag for a country that oppresses blacks and people of color.”

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James’s post is accompanied by the title, “Do you understand NOW !! ?? !! ?? Or is it still fuzzy for you ?? #StayWoke”

His family thinks the police have not done enough to help him

Minnesota National Guard activates more than 500 troops to St. Paul, Minneapolis, and the surrounding community are due to increasing demonstrations in the area, according to a tweet late Thursday.
Protests have taken place and are ongoing in cities such as Minneapolis, St. Paul, Phoenix, Denver, Louisville, Memphis and Columbus.
4 Minneapolis police shot after the video showed one kneeling on the neck of a black man who later died

Some protests have been peaceful, while others have damaged.

Although four Minneapolis officers involved in Floyd’s death were fired, family members said that was not enough. They want to see all the officers charged with murder.

“They were supposed to be there to serve and protect and I didn’t see any of them lift their fingers to do anything to help when he begged for his life. None of them tried to do anything to help him,” Tera Brown, cousin Floyd, told CNN’s Lemon.

Omar Jimenez from CNN, Christina Maxouris, Josh Campbell, Melissa Alonso, Ray Sanchez, Joe Sutton and Artemis Moshtaghian, contributed to this report

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September, Holiday Month for the Deaf – Portuguese (Brazil)



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September is a very important and visible month for deaf people, with three dates that raise awareness and celebrate achievements that are part of the entire community’s trajectory and struggle. These are: – International Sign Language Day, September 23; – Day of the Deaf, 26 September; and Libra National Interpreter and Translator Day on September 30th. With a focus on the deaf community, the Department of Education is promoting several initiatives in this area.

The first is aimed at changing the scenario of educational and language policy based only on the inclusive perspective of including a deaf student in the school environment without guaranteeing procedures that enhance accessibility in his education. The National Guidelines for Bilingual Education for the Deaf integrate all stages of basic education and are based on the promotion of bilingual curricula and pedagogical practices for the deaf: Brazilian Sign Language (Libras) and written Portuguese.

Through the Department of Special Education, the MEC coordinates with interested municipalities the construction, renovation or expansion of bilingual schools for the deaf. To date, 11 locations in Brazil have shown interest in the project. To complement this phase, the Libras National Textbook Program (PNLD) provides accessible formats to deaf students and public school teachers of basic education in the country.

In the academic world, in partnership with universities, advanced training courses are offered for teachers, managers and professionals who want to work with bilingual education for the deaf. Thanks to the projects of various institutions, there are currently 3,520 vacancies for teaching the deaf.

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On the Internet, Canal Libras is a space for communication and content distribution with a focus on the national educational network, from early childhood education to higher education.


Another important date: The National Institute for Education for the Deaf (Ines) turns 165 on the same Libra and the Deaf Day, September 26th. Within the structure of the Ministry of Education, the Institute stands out as a national reference in the field of deafness, necessary to support the formulation of public policies, and then for their implementation in the field. The Institute works to promote education for deaf children, youth and adults.

With information from Ministry of Education.

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Mother of autistic boy attacked by CR7 criticizes Portuguese again



Mother of autistic boy attacked by CR7 criticizes Portuguese again

The case of Cristiano Ronaldo’s aggression against an autistic fan continues to be heard in England. Sarah Kelly, mother of Jake Harding, has asked the English Football Federation to punish the Portuguese star.

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Sarah’s complaint comes after the league filed a complaint against a Manchester United player for aggression against Jake in the Manchester team’s match against Everton on April 9 last season in the Premier League. After an unsuccessful result, the Portuguese dropped a fan’s mobile phone on the way to the locker room.

According to Sarah, she and her son once again became victims of offenses in social networks after the announcement of the complaint against the attacker.

“People are following me, saying that I am rebelling again, but I didn’t know anything about it. The case should have been heard six months ago. My son talks every day about what happened to him. He still hasn’t returned his phone,” he said.

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Jake’s mother still asks how the player manages to sleep at night after what happened. “Let’s hope he finally gets the right punishment. He can’t keep getting away with it. Your behavior is unacceptable…” Sarah concluded.

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Marseille in California. ″Where the Portuguese is, there is Portugal″



Marseille in California.  ″Where the Portuguese is, there is Portugal″

“You are the future,” President Marcelo Rebelo de Souza told a three-year-old girl dressed in traditional Portuguese clothing who came out to greet him on the podium where he spoke at Artesia Portuguese Salon. The city, located on the outskirts of Los Angeles, has not hosted the President of the Portuguese Republic since 1989. This weekend, he did it with pomp and the setting of an ornate Portuguese-American community bursting with pride.

“We have never lost the honor and responsibility of being representatives of this beautiful flag,” said Jimmy Enes, a member of Artesia DES, a Portuguese descendant, in a welcoming speech delivered in perfect Portuguese. “When we are asked who we are, we always answer”i am portuguese“and not”Portuguese-American“or ‘Portuguese American’,” he said. “That’s why we’re trying step by step to protect our heritage on the outskirts of Los Angeles, one of the greatest cities in the world.”

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