100 Black Men of America, Inc. Reacts to State of Minnesota v. Derek Chauvin Verdict

Atlanta, GA – April 20, 2021 – The verdicts against Derek Chauvin, for the egregious murder of George Floyd, demonstrate that justice is possible when we insist on equal treatment of the law. The 100 Black Men of America view this verdict as a moment in pursuit of justice. It is evidence that we may be on the right path of addressing widespread injustice. When we are silent or afraid to get into “good trouble,” we allow divisive forces to steal our humanity. The 100 Black Men of America has consistently fought against injustice and applauds the efforts of Keith Ellison and his team of lawyers who dared to seek the truth and obtain verdicts based on the evidence. These verdicts will help to “take America’s knees off the necks” of Black people. But, we must remain vigilant to fight injustice wherever it exists. The 100 Black Men of America will continue to stand with all people of goodwill in fighting police brutality, voter suppression, racism, and injustice.

About 100 Black Men of America, Inc.

100 Black Men was founded as an organization in New York City in 1963. The national organization, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. began with nine chapters in 1986 as a national alliance of leading African American men of business, public affairs and government with a mission to improve the quality of life for African Americans, particularly African American youth. These visionaries included businessmen and industry leaders such as David Dinkins, Robert Mangum, Dr. William Hayling, Nathaniel Goldston III, Livingston Wingate Andrew Hatcher, and Jackie Robinson. Since inception, the vision emerged and grew to over 10,000 members impacting over 125,000 underserved, underrepresented minority youth annually. Visit www.100blackmen.org for more information on the programs and initiatives of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and their global network of chapters.

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