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Thousands lined up for a public viewing to honor the Black man who was killed by a white Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on his neck.
The death of Floyd, the Black man who died after a white cop kneeled on his neck, has spurred massive protests over racism and police brutality.
In today’s celebrity-driven culture, it has become easier and often cathartic to collectively mourn beloved Black icons.
Shaq's words on the NBA legend and former Los Angeles Lakers teammate provided notes of humor amid a melancholy service.
The singer opened the Los Angeles ceremony dedicated to the NBA legend and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, who died last month in a helicopter crash.
Family, fans and friends can pay tribute to the basketball legend at his home court.
Author Ta-Nehisi Coates, who also attended the ceremony, said the iconic novelist taught him the meaning of "grown folks literature."
"He opened doors for filmmakers of color to tell powerful stories that have been too often ignored,” the former president wrote.
About 21,000 people, including Beyonce, Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg, gathered at Staples Center in Los Angeles to honor the late rapper and activist.
The rapper's music had a broad reach and a potent message, and notable figures including Rihanna and Cardi B took the time to pay their respects on the day of his memorial.