Arbery, who was black, was jogging in a neighborhood outside of Brunswick on February 23 when Gregory McMichael and his son, who are white, chased him after him, authorities said. Arbery and Travis McMichael struggled over the latter's shotgun and Arbery was shot three times. Gregory McMichael told police Arbery attacked his son, according to the police report.
Arbery’s killing sparked sadness and outrage around the country. This week, two other controversial incidents have also gotten a lot of attention. One took place in Central Park in New York, the other in Minnesota.
We took a closer look at these cases with Civil Rights Attorney and Duval County Court Judge candidate Rhonda Peoples-Waters; and Senior Research Scientist JeffriAnne Wilder, a sociologist and scholar specializing in diversity and race relations.
What’s Good Wednesdays!
This week’s What’s Good Wednesdays!, our new weekly look at some positive things happening all around town, included good news from:
As the state reopens, families are venturing back out to stores, restaurants, and even the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. Our occasional Contributor Mike Fayvo joined us with more.
Paycheck Protection Program
Right now there is perhaps nothing more important to many business owners than understanding the federal PPP, or Paycheck Protection Program. Rules are being updated constantly and things can be more than a little confusing. David Marovich, CEO of 121 Financial Credit Union, joined us for a closer look.
Groundwork Jacksonville has created a unique program through a Florida Sea Grant designed to build community stewardship within the North Riverside community along McCoys Creek. It’s called CREST, which stands for Community Restoration and Environmental Stewardship Training. Gloria McNair, Groundwork Jacksonville’s Community Engagement Specialist, joined us now with more in today’s Going Green.