San Antonio non-profit provides businesses with diversity, race report cards
SAN ANTONIO Kimiya Factory has been on the front lines of the San Antonio protests since the killing of George Floyd. It offers the city, businesses and organizations a seat at the race relations conversation table. RELATED: Activist who helped organize peaceful San Antonio protest for George Floyd so happy city represented black livesFactory said the nonprofit is offering a report card to organizations to see where they stand on racial inequity, inclusion and diversity in the workplace. I think San Antonio is definitely headed in that direction.Long before Floyds killing, Factory was focused on making systemic changes and activism. Congressman John Lewis has only inspired her to continue to work for underserved communities in San Antonio.
San Antonio resident shares story of violent encounter with police officer while in college
SAN ANTONIO – You may not know Charles Davis by name, but if you follow UTSA Athletics, then you recognize his work. (A NEW EPISODE DROPS EVERY THURSDAY)He is the design artist behind the posts you see on the UTSA Athletics social media feed. Davis was raised in San Antonio and attended Texas State University. He recently shared his story of police brutality in San Antonio Magazine and spoke to us for the first episode of KSAT Explains. Watch Davis’s story in the video above.
Spurs great Sean Elliott shares emotional story of being called N-word while golfing with Bruce Bowen in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO Spurs great Sean Elliott shared an emotional and powerful account about how he has dealt with racism throughout his life, and shared an incident that occurred in San Antonio when he and Bruce Bowen were called the N-word while golfing. Elliotts account is one video in a series of social media videos titled Spurs Voices, which highlight racial discrimination and inequality. I was golfing in a golf tournament with Bruce Bowen, and Bruce and I were with two other executives. I love being a black man.The Spurs Voices series is a way for employees, coaches and players in the Spurs and San Antonio FC organizations to share their stories and experiences with racism across the country. RELATED: 10 times Spurs coach Gregg Popovich spoke out on racism, social injustice and President Donald TrumpRELATED: Gregg Popovich blasts President Trump as deranged idiot for failure to unify country amid George Floyd protests
Peaceful protests in downtown San Antonio take turn, McManus says tear gas, pepper bullets used to disperse crowds
Peaceful protests in downtown San Antonio take turn, McManus says tear gas, pepper bullets used to disperse crowdsPublished: May 31, 2020, 10:25 amMcManus says tear gas was used to disperse crowds as peaceful protests in downtown San Antonio took turn
Peaceful protests in downtown San Antonio take turn, McManus says tear gas was used to disperse crowds
Peaceful protests in downtown San Antonio take turn, McManus says tear gas was used to disperse crowdsPublished: May 31, 2020, 9:50 amMcManus says tear gas was used to disperse crowds as peaceful protests in downtown San Antonio took turn
At least six arrested as protests turn to destruction in downtown San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – At least six people were arrested and formally charged overnight after a peaceful downtown San Antonio protest against police brutality and the killing of George Floyd morphed into destruction and violence, forcing city officials to issue a disaster declaration and curfew. People taken into custody by San Antonio police were booked on a wide range of criminal charges, according to booking records. Photos show evolution of San Antonio protest over police brutality, George Floyd’s killingAttendees in downtown San Antonio Saturday carried signs that read “Black Lives Matter” and “No Justice, No Peace" as speakers led the crowd in “We can’t breathe” chants. City officials then issued a curfew for downtown San Antonio from 11:30 p.m. Saturday night to 6 a.m. Sunday. The actions of a few do not represent the majority of those who came out to peacefully demonstrate,” San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said during the late-night press conference.
Spurs Lonnie Walker passes out water, joins community cleanup after businesses damaged in downtown San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO Spurs guard Lonnie Walker IV took to the streets of downtown San Antonio on Sunday morning to help cleanup efforts after several businesses were damaged late Saturday night when peaceful protests were marred by a group of individuals. Lonnie Walker IV helped to clean up downtown San Antonio this morning. Walker was part of dozens of people who went to downtown San Antonio early Sunday morning with trash bags, paint brushes and brooms to assist cleanup efforts. A lot of people including #Spurs guard Lonnie Walker (@lonniewalker_4) have showed up to help pickup and clean downtown San Antonio after a group of people damaged and destroyed property after a peaceful protest Saturday. City of San Antonio employees also made headway in the citywide cleanup efforts.
Social media videos show damage, people breaking into Whataburger, Shops at Rivercenter after peaceful protests in downtown San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO Videos circulating on social media showed some of the damage and destruction in downtown San Antonio late Saturday night after thousands gathered for a peaceful protest and marched earlier in the day to speak out against police brutality and the killing of George Floyd. Now the @Whataburger location in Downtown San Antonio has it's windows shattered by the protestors. (Via: @Beer30Tx)WARNING: Strong Language and Violence pic.twitter.com/epg4QW1Vr8 Michael Land (@OfficialMLand) May 31, 2020Other videos showed people break into the Shops at Rivercenter. [Via:@Alamo16KP_2013] pic.twitter.com/NlL6b7YB7F Michael Land (@OfficialMLand) May 31, 2020There are reports now of people damaging property after a relatively peaceful protest earlier today. In response to the damage, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg imposed a curfew for the central district in San Antonio that is in effect from 10 p.m. Sunday until 6 a.m. Monday.