"Ndoumbe Ndoye, 17, was in middle school when she ordered a tub of skin bleaching cream off the internet.
She bought it with a $10 Amazon gift card she was given for her birthday.
“When it came to my house, I threw that away,” she told a sea of more than 1,000 people kneeling and sitting Tuesday night on the Franklin Town Common. “On that day forward, I began to love myself again.”
The “Kneel for Nine” gathering was organized by the newly-formed Franklin Residents Confronting Racism. Spearheaded by Justin Bates, attendees knelt in memory of George Floyd, the black man who was killed on Memorial Day while in police custody in Minneapolis. The nine minutes is a response to the amount of time a Minneapolis police officer knelt on Floyd’s neck."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
|image courtesy of twitter account of Paul O'Donoghue https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZjFmiDXgAA9nKd?format=jpg&name=large|