Black Mayors Nationwide Honor Memory of George Floyd
Published on June 09, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Black Mayors across the nation are honoring the memory of George Floyd. Today, African American Mayors Association President Mayor McKinley Price, DDS (Newport News, VA) asked Black Mayors to order their city flags to be flown at half-staff. Yesterday, AAMA’s 2nd Vice President, Mayor Sylvester Turner (Houston, TX), asked Mayors to light their cities up crimson and gold - the colors of Yates high school where Mr. Floyd graduated.
“The killing of George Floyd continues to weigh heavily on our nation. It is heart-wrenching and repugnant that an officer sat on his neck for more than 8 minutes as he pleaded for his life, repeatedly saying ‘I can’t breathe.’ Today, Black Mayors nationwide are honoring the life of George Floyd by flying our flags at half-staff, said Mayor McKinley Price, DDS.
“We are encouraged by the wide-scale demonstrations taking place throughout the country to demand an end to police violence. But, we must continue this momentum by looking at long lasting policy changes. The message from America is clear: Inaction is unacceptable. We will not allow Black lives to continue to be lost to police violence.”