- A female black-American has made history in Ferguson, Missouri, United States
- The woman identified as Ella Jones has become the first African-American and first woman to be elected mayor in Ferguson
- The 65-year-old woman was elected mayor on Tuesday, June 2
Ella Jones has made history by becoming the first African-American and first woman to be elected mayor in Ferguson, Missouri.
She was elected mayor on Tuesday, June 2, nearly six years after the city erupted in protests after a white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, a black teenager, New York Times reports.
Legit.ng gathers that after her victory, the 65-year-old woman promised to work hard because more would be required of her.
She said: “I’ve got work to do — because when you’re an African-American woman, they require more of you than they require of my counterpart."
In other news, a GoFundMe that was opened to raise money for George Floyd's funeral and to support his family has made $10,113,200 (N3,923,921,600) in funds from 390,100 donors as of Tuesday afternoon, June 2.
It is reportedly one of the most successful GoFundMe campaigns of all time in terms of money raised.
The black 46-year-old man was killed by a white policeman who knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes.
The target of the GoFundMe was $1.5 million (N582,000,000) but it was surpassed by donations that kept coming in.
Meanwhile, a warm moment has been witnessed in Coral Gables, Miami, Florida, in the United States after police officers and protesters knelt to pray amid the ongoing protests in various parts of America.
Floyd's cruel death in the hands of police officers sparked outrage across the US and protests emerged which were characterised by looting and clashes between law enforcers and demonstrators.
However, a solemn moment of prayer between officers and protesters played out in Coral Gables.
Chiefs of police from Miami-Dade County were captured calling for the heavens to intervene following Floyd's death which, once again, illuminated police brutality against black people in the US.
“As leaders of this profession, we must all do better at improving on our training and protocols so that our efforts towards building and maintaining community trust are not lost or overshadowed," Miami-Dade Corrections spokesman Juan Diasgranados said in a statement.
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