Chauvin’s bail was immediately revoked and he was taken into custody. He will be back at court for the sentencing phase of the trial on 16 June 2021. In the interim, he will be kept in solitary confinement for his own protection, 23 hours a day.

Encyclopaedia Africana G March 13, 2021 GEORGE BRIDGETOWER

It is known his mother was a Polish European, his father was of African ancestry, and he was born in Poland.

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Encyclopaedia Africana G March 12, 2021 GEORGE FLOYD MURDER: Derek Chauvin will now face a third-degree murder charge.

The judge overseeing the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd, has allowed prosecutors to add an additional charge of third-degree murder against Mr. Chauvin, who is already facing a more serious count of second-degree murder.

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Encyclopaedia Africana G February 26, 2021 GEORGE WEAH

Weah was selected as the African Player of the Year in 1989, 1994, and 1995. In 1995, he also received European Player of the Year and World Player of the Year honors. This was the only time all three awards have been won by an African competitor.

Encyclopaedia Africana G February 24, 2021 GIL SCOTT-HERON

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, Brother

Encyclopaedia Africana G December 12, 2020 GERMANY’S COLONIAL HISTORY

Imperial Germany and its genocidal greed.

Encyclopaedia Africana G November 19, 2020 GENERATION IDENTITY

GI has created militaristic training camps across Europe that feature combat training as well as anti-Islamic and anti-immigrant speakers.

Encyclopaedia Africana G October 17, 2020 THE GOLDEN STOOL: ASANTE, GHANA

The Ashanti maintained the Golden Stool as their most prized possession. Before they went to war, their war chiefs consulted it. As time progressed and as the Ashanti scored more victories over their rivals, turning their kingdom into an empire, the Golden Stool became even more revered.

Encyclopaedia Africana G October 6, 2020 THE 1811 GERMAN COAST UPRISING

The enslaved wreaked havoc on the region, set plantations on fire as they marched towards New Orleans, and recruited additional enslaved, while white residents fled to the city of New Orleans or the backwoods nearer their plantations.

Encyclopaedia Africana G September 25, 2020 GEORGE FLOYD

Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, while three other officers involved in the incident were sacked.

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