CLEVELAND — In the wake of George Floyd's death, America appears to be at a turning point.
Floyd's death at the hand of a former Minneapolis police officer has sparked unrest in our nation and even here in Northeast Ohio. There have been peaceful and not so peaceful protests for roughly two weeks. This moment in our nation's history is now forcing so many of us to take a hard look at racism in America.
That's why on Thursday, 3News presented a special edition of Front Row: "Turning Point."
3News' Russ Mitchell and Tiffany Tarpley joined Jim Donovan as we took a look at racism here in Northeast Ohio. We spoke with community leaders and Northeast Ohioans about how we got to this point, as well as what we can all do to make this a better place for us all.
Words are powerful, whether in the form of dialogue, song or spoken word, language can transcend barriers. 3News' Jasmine Monroe shared how a local group of poets including Cuyahoga County's official Poet Laureate Honey Bell-Bey is using poetry to find power in times of emotional trauma.
For years, over the course of history, we have seen the impact that photography and videography can have on a nation. Leon Bibb explored the concept of how the capturing of a moment or actions can have a lasting impact. In this case, he discusses how the filming of the murder of George Floyd at the hands of a former Minneapolis police officer has triggered a domino effect of unrest and hopefully change across the nation.
Had his murder not been recorded by a 17-year-old girl, who knows if we would know the story.
The live music feature during Thursday's special was an original piece titled 'Quarantine' by Gary Galbreath. For more information on Gary and his craft, click here to visit his website.
You can watch the entire "Front Row: Turning Point" special again in the player below. In addition, use the hashtag #3TurningPoint to join in on the discussion.