Twin Cities Black Business Leaders React To Derek Chauvin Verdict

“The blue walls fell. They caved to humanity,” said Kenya McKnight Ahad, Black Women’s Wealth Alliance CEO and founder, in response to a Minneapolis jury on Tuesday finding Derek Chauvin guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the May 2020 death of George Floyd.

McKnight Ahad is one of several Twin Cities Black business leaders who offered their reactions to the Business Journal. Their comments have been edited for clarity and brevity.


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