Welcome to the EU Report for the two-week period from June 12-26. It is a little over one month since the horrific murder of George Floyd and people all across this nation have united to protest against systemic racism, economic inequality and police misconduct.
Corporations are pledging millions of dollars to various anti-racism efforts, bigots are being identified and fired, and brutal police have been terminated and indicted in Minneapolis and Atlanta.
Though much work remains to be done and there's still enormous changes that need to be enacted, there's the sense that for now at least many in positions of power in this society recognize the great mess and disparity 400 years of injustice has created.
Sadly, there's an administration in power that's not just resistant to change, but is banking its re-election efforts on appealing to the same old racist attitudes and behavior that have resulted in America being where it is today.
Fortunately, there are now more and more people not only opposed to it, but willing to openly fight to see a new day. Everything Underground remains committed to chronicling what's happening on a daily basis, both the triumphs and the setbacks, the positive achievements and the negative realities that still exist.
We urge anyone who hasn't yet joined our national network of organizations and individuals to please do so now and support our mission of empowerment and uplift. For membership details or more information please contact us at www.everythingunderground.com.
Here are the Top 5 stories:
1. A Black-owned charter yacht business is launched by an HBCU alum.
2. Master P's rice company opens doors for other truly owned Black food businesses.
3. Black entrepreneurs buy city blocks to pave the way for Black-owned businesses.
4. Bermuda gets its first Black Woman Governor.
5. A self-taught suit designer travels the world to custom fit his clients.