GEORGE FLOYD'S FORMER CO-WORKER CHANGES HIS STORY: David Pinney, the man who claimed to have worked with George Floyd and Derek Chauvin at a Minneapolis nightclub, has now changed his story. Pinney — who told CBS News that the two "bumped heads" and that he was really close with Floyd has now said he mixed up Floyd with someone else. He revealed in an email to CBS News, "There has been a mix up between George and another fellow co-worker." He added, "I apologize for not doing my due diligence." In other news, Barbra Streisand gifted George Floyd's daughter Gianna with stock in Disney. Gianna posted about the music icon's gesture on her Instagram account, saying, "Thank You @barbrastreisand for my package, I am now a Disney Stockholder thanks to you 🥰🥰🥰." She also threw in a few photos of the official Disney stock certificate(s).
TAMLA HORSFORD'S CASE IS BEING REOPENED: The mysterious death of Tamla Horsford, the 40-year-old mother of five who was found dead after an adult sleepover in Forsyth, Georgia is being investigated again. Horseford was the only black woman that attended the sleepover with seven white women and three white men. The initial investigation ruled her death an accident after she fell from the balcony of the house where the sleepover was.
TWO BLACK TRANS WOMEN MURDERED IN THE PAST WEEK: Two black trangender women were killed in the past week, 25-year-old Riah Milton of Liberty Township, Ohio and Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells, 27, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. According to The Jasmine Brand, local news outlets reported that Milton was robbed, then shot and killed on June 9th, after being lured to a nearby park 18-year-old Kaleb Marshall Tooson, 25-year-old Tyree Jeffery Cross and a 14-year-old unidentified girl. Meanwhile, according to Out Magazine, Fells' dismembered body was pulled from the Schuylkill River in Bartam’s Garden last week. Authorities are investigating her murder as a homicide.
STARBUCKS SAYS EMPLOYEES ARE NOW ALLOWED TO WEAR BLACK LIVES MATTERS T-SHIRTS AND PINS: Starbucks has had a change of heart. Following backlash after announcing that employees wearing Black Lives Matter t-shirts did not "currently adhere to policy," the company has announced that they are allowing its baristas and other employees to wear Black Lives Matter t-shirts and pins. According to Yahoo, a Starbucks memo stated, “Wear your BLM pin or t-shirt. We are so proud of your passionate support of our common humanity.”
BAND-AID ANNOUNCES NEW BANDAGE LINE FOR DIFFERENT SKIN TONES: After 100 years as a company, Band-Aid has announced that they will be making products for different skin tones. The Johnson & Johnson owned company said via Instagram, “We hear you. We see you. We’re listening to you. We stand in solidarity with our Black colleagues, collaborators and community in the fight against racism, violence and injustice. We are committed to taking actions to create tangible change for the Black community." Band-Aid said the goal of these products is to “embrace the beauty of diverse skin,” while underscoring its commitment to “inclusivity and providing the best healing solutions.” The brand also announced that they will be donating to Black Lives Matter.
'ALL BIRTHDAYS MATTER' TRENDS ON DONALD TRUMP'S 74TH BIRTHDAY: In light of Donald Trump's 74th birthday yesterday (June 14th), "All Birthdays Matter" was trending and Black Twitter showed major love for former President Obama instead. Other trending topics included “REAL President” and “Best President Ever.” The top trend was "Obama Day" with "Happy Birthday Trump" coming in second place.