x

Denver's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | Denver, Colorado | 9NEWS.com

Listen to some of the voices of Colorado's Black community

Seven people shared their thoughts, feelings and stories with us.

DENVER, Colorado — George Floyd's death sparked anger, frustration and confusion throughout America and the world.

RELATED: Police reform: Here's what has changed across the country since protests started

RELATED: President Trump says he'll pursue police use-of-force standard

RELATED: Denver artists create murals featuring Elijah McClain, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor

It also fueled substantive conversations about racism, and more importantly, ending it.

For some, it's a more personal issue.

We sat down with seven people in Colorado's Black community to hear their messages and give them a voice and a platform to share their views.

You can hear each of their full interviews by clicking on their photos below:

Demonstrations around the country have called attention to the issues of police brutality and system racism in the criminal justice system for members of the Black community.

RELATED: Police reform: Here's what has changed across the country since protests started

RELATED: Former Aurora police chief Dan Oates talks about struggles to get rid of bad cops

There were days of protests in Denver following the police death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. During the early days of the demonstrations, Denver Police were seen firing tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters, and shattered glass and graffiti were seen in the Capitol Hill area as the result of riots. Later days of protests were largely peaceful.

Floyd’s death has led to a ban on chokeholds for area police departments, and a statewide law enforcement reform bill is headed to Democratic Governor Jared Polis’ desk.

SUGGESTED VIDEOS | Local stories from 9NEWS