The Well News – Standing Together: Heal America Tour to Host Community Discussion on Race, Reform in Minneapolis

A panel of community leaders will lead a discussion on systemic injustices in Minneapolis, Minn., on Wednesday as a part of the “Heal America Tour”, a series of events designed to spark productive dialogues on inequality in America. The event, hosted by Bishop Omar Jahwar in partnership with Stand Together, will take place just a few miles from the location where George Floyd was killed while in Minneapolis police custody.

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URBAN SPECIALISTS TO HOST DISCUSSION ON ADVANCING POLICE REFORMS IN MINNEAPOLIS
Downtown St. Paul, foreground, and downtown Minneapolis are seen in an aerial photo on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. (John Autey / Pioneer Press)

URBAN SPECIALISTS TO HOST DISCUSSION ON ADVANCING POLICE REFORMS IN MINNEAPOLIS

“The Minneapolis community is in need of healing and solutions following the tragic death of George Floyd. All sides must rally together around a defined call to action that examines racial injustices across our society and elevates viable solutions to improve police interactions in communities and beyond,” Bishop Omar said in the release. “We must stand united and seek justice, equality and fruitful productivity from each one to another.”

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Black Enterprise – URBAN SPECIALISTS TO HOST DISCUSSION ON ADVANCING POLICE REFORMS IN MINNEAPOLIS

Urban Specialists announced it will host a discussion on advancing police reforms. According to a release, the Heal America Tour: A Course Correction Conversation on Race, Citizenship & Humanity, will take place on July 29 at the Shiloh Temple International Ministries in Minneapolis. The discussion will be hosted by Urban Specialists CEO and Founder Bishop Omar Jahwar.

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PopCulture.com – Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban Shares Thoughts on ‘Defund the Police’ Movement

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban had some interesting things to say about the "Defund the Police" movement going on across the country. Cuban took part in a conversation at an event in Dallas called Heal America: A Course Correction Conversation on Race, Citizenship and Humanity, which was hosted by Stand Together and Urban Specialist. He was one of the many guests that talked about the issues going on in the country, including police brutality. Cuban said he's not a fan of defunding the police but has an idea of what can be done.

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USA Today – Justice for George Floyd: Changing laws is ‘woefully insufficient’​

We’ve become complacent about a double standard in our justice system. What would be unacceptable for one group is seen as commonplace for another. What does it say about our society when a man spends eight minutes desperately asking a person sworn to protect his life not to end it?

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