While people spent the week recapping the "Versuz" battle between Nelly and Ludacris and commemorating graduates, it wouldn't be America if we didn't have to deal with some sort of bigotry and racism on a daily basis.

Most people were still reeling in the days after the release of the Ahmaud Arbery shooting that happened back in February. Unfortunately, the trend of Black people being typecasted as a criminal and wrongly accused has trickled into other parts of the word.

As Black people continue to struggle to live while just running daily errands, people are still mourning the loss of their loved ones who died from COVID-19. States, however, are beginning to reopen businesses and President Donald Trump is calling for churches to open up. 

Over in Alabama, a mayoral candidate is requesting people convicted for drugs to be hanged. And in case you're wondering what year it is, yes... it's still 2020.

Here are some of the top moments from this week that you may have missed.

Lawmakers are demanding a federal investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor

Two lawmakers are calling for a federal investigation into the police shooting of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor, the Courier-Journal reports. Taylor was shot and killed by officers on March 13 during a "no-knock" search warrant during a narcotics investigation, as Blavity previously reported.

Senator Kamala Harris, D-Ca., and Representative Lucy McBath, D-Ga., called on the Department of Justice on Friday to conduct an immediate investigation of any "pattern or practice of constitutional violations at the Louisville Police Department."

“Ms. Taylor was a young woman with plans for a long, fruitful life,” they wrote to Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband, who oversees the civil rights division. “Instead, her life was brutally cut short by a haphazard law enforcement exercise. Ms. Taylor worked to save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic; it is time for the U.S. Department of Justice to honor hers.”

The FBI Louisville Field office previously announced they were conducting an independent investigation into the shooting. Harris said their involvement is helpful, however, there is still a need for a civil rights investigation.

An Alabama mayoral candidate wants to resume hangings

Michael Ray James, an Alabama mayoral candidate, is requesting public hangings of people convicted of a drug-related crime, AL.com reported.

James, who is running for the mayor of Sylacauga, posted on Facebook advocating for public hangings of repeat offenders.

“I am serious about, after somebody has been convicted three times, I am very serious about them losing their life, whether it’s to lethal injection or hanging,” James said.

Running with the proposed policy as part of his campaign platform, James said he's aware public hangings are "extreme" but wants to bring attention to the impact drugs have had on America.

According to the World Population Review, Sylacauga's population is made up of 34% Black people.

The mayoral candidate said his "biggest concern is what drugs can do to a community," despite the death penalty being reserved for offenders of violent crimes. 

Trump is demanding for churches to reopen

As coronavirus infection and death rates continue to rise, Trump has called on local governors to allow churches to begin holding in-person services, again, The Hill reported.

On Friday, the president declared churches as "essential" businesses for Americans. During the press briefing, Trump said if governors refused to do so, he would "override" them.

"We need more prayer, not less," Trump said.

“The governors need to do the right thing and allow these very important essential places of faith to open right now, this weekend,” the president said before walking off the stage and refusing to answer questions.

Several states are in the process of reopening businesses and lifting some restrictions on the stay-at-home order. 

The Department of Justice told California Governor Gavin Newsom that his plans to reopen the state were "unequal" and biased against faith communities.

"Some governors have deemed liquor stores and abortion clinics as essential but have left out churches and other houses of worship. It's not right," Trump said Friday.

Two white men are competing to be Black America's hero

One of the larger stories on Friday was presidential nominee Joe Biden forgetting to think before he speaks during an interview with Charlamagne tha God on The Breakfast Club. 

“If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t Black,” Biden said during the last few minutes of the interview.

Biden went on to blurt out his many reasons for why Black Americans should vote for him in the upcoming general election, including defending the 1994 crime bill.

In an attempt to be Black America's hero, Trump used Biden's remarks in efforts to shine. 

Trump's re-election campaign team called Biden's comments "racist and dehumanizing."

"White liberal elitists have continuously dictated which black Americans are allowed to come to the table and have a voice," said Katrina Pierson, a senior adviser to the Trump campaign and leader of its Black Voices for Trump group.

"It is clear now more than ever, following these racist and dehumanizing remarks, that Joe Biden believes black men and women are incapable of being independent or free thinking. He truly believes that he, a 77-year-old white man, should dictate how black people should behave. Biden has a history of racial condescension and today he once again proved what a growing number of black Americans and I have always known - Joe Biden does not deserve our votes," Pierson continued.