*Rapper Eve has opened up about the difficult conversations she’s having with her white husband, Maximillion Cooper, about the protests across the nation over the killing of George Floyd.
During yesterday’s episode of “The Talk,” Eve added her voice to the chorus of Black women who, as of late, have been hitting up social media to whine about the challenges they are having trying to explain to their white husbands/boyfriends what the Black community is feeling right now.
“I am in an interracial relationship. I am having some of the most difficult and uncomfortable conversations I think I’ve ever had, and vice-versa with my husband,” she explained, per The YBF. “But, at the same time, it’s a beautiful thing, because…I don’t know his life through his eyes. He doesn’t know my life through my eyes. All he can do is try to understand and try to ask the questions, and he wants to understand…but we have to be okay with being uncomfortable so that we can get to a solution.”
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Eva also highlighted the peaceful protests that have been happening.
“There are some people that are having beautiful peaceful protests, with their fists in the air…and all different colors and genders, all together, on one knee, wanting to get past this. That’s what actually keeps me from getting too emotional.” She adds, “We are under rock bottom. The only thing we can do now is to build up.”
Of the four Minneapolis police officers present during Floyd’s arrest and murder, only former cop Derek Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.
We previously reported… the results of the private/independent autopsy ordered by the family of George Floyd has been released.
Floyd’s death has been ruled as a “homicide caused by asphyxia due to neck and back compression that led to a lack of blood flow to the brain.”
The Floyd family findings come in the wake of those from the Hennepin County medical examiner whose conclusion was “underlying health conditions” could have contributed to Floyd’s death and that there were “no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation.”
“What we found is consistent with what people saw. There is no other health issue that could cause or contribute to the death,” Dr. Michael Baden, one of the medical examiners who conducted the independent autopsy, said in a statement.
The first memorial service for George Floyd will be held Thursday at North Central University in Minneapolis, New York Daily News reports. The Rev. Al Sharpton will give the eulogy at the service.