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‘I’m Lost for Words’: Serena Williams Feels Numb Over Treatment of Black People in US



Serena Williams took to Instagram to express her numbness after the recent happening of racism in the United States, where an unarmed black man George Floyd was killed by a police officer.

Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was charged on Friday with murder in the death of 46-year-old Floyd after footage of the white officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck prompted a wave of protests.

Various top athletes have voiced their outrage over the act of racism and #BlackLivesMatter has been trending worldwide.

On Sunday, Serena shared a video of a child, where she was expressing her grief over the treatment of black people, and said the child had found words to the tennis star’s emotions.

“I can’t and still can’t find the words to say or express how sad I feel…. but she found them for me. She found them for so many of us. A lot of us are numb… lost for words… I know I am. This is a difficult time,” Serena wrote on Instagram.

She further said she prays for everyone who has to go through such discrimination and added that the “worst part” was the feeling was not new.

“A lot of us growing up were taught to pray “Let thy kingdom come,” this is what I continue to pray for in addition to so many that have been hurt/killed, or simply traumatized by how people of a different color are treated. The worst part is this is nothing new, “it’s just filmed.” I’m with a heavy heart. I’m lost for words,” she added.

Apart from Serena, tennis star Naomi Osaka and teenage sensation Coco Gauff have sent powerful messages against the prevalent racism and expressed their condemnation of Floyd’s death.

While Osaka took a jab at all those who copy black hip hop artists but were silent at Floyd’s killing, Gauff posted her own chilling condemnation of Floyd’s death on social media.

In a video, she mentioned a number of unarmed black Americans who died in recent years at the hands of authorities or white fellow citizens, and asked, “Am I next?

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Nigerians Reacts as Tompolo makes first public appearance after six years amidst #EndSARS Protest



Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo, has made his first public appearance after hiding for six years
Photos and video of Tompolo have surfaced on social media in the last few days.

Some social media users have been speaking on the timing of Tompolo’s reappearance amidst the ongoing unrest in the country.

Ex-Niger Delta militant leader, Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo, has made his first public appearance after hiding for six years.

Tompolo, who led the disbanded Movement for Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND), went into hiding in 2015.

At the time, the former militant leader was facing trial in an alleged N45.5billIon fraud case.

Tompolo makes first public appearance after six years.

A picture of his appearance showed the former warlord and his friends dancing, worshipping, and offering Thanksgiving to Egbesu, an Ijaw god.

“Tompolo probably came out as part of their annual festivities. Make una no dey find war for where war no dey abeg.”

“Fear the name Tompolo but he’s not here to fight, do be calm but his appearance is a strong message to federal government.

“He’s the general commander of all Niger Delta militant. They need to fear him because he can cripple government under two days.”

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