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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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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.



Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.



Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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