Airbus on Tuesday unveiled plans to shed 15,000 jobs within a year, including 900 already earmarked in Germany, saying its future was at stake after the coronavirus outbreak paralysed air travel. Read more.
President Donald Trump shared a tweet on Monday morning of a white St. Louis couple brandishing and pointing their guns in the direction of protesters against anti-Black racism and police violence wh... read more.
Hong Kong police arrested at least 53 people on Sunday after scuffles erupted during a relatively peaceful protest against planned national security legislation to be implemented by the mainland Chinese government. Read more.
Last August, police officers in Aurora, Colorado, approached 23-year-old Elijah McClain as he walked home from a convenience store. The Aurora Police Department later said that a 911 caller had reported a “suspicious person” in a ski mask, and that when officers... read more.
Not yet six months into her job, Portland Police Chief Jami Resch stepped down Monday and announced that she had asked Chuck Lovell, an African American lieutenant, to replace her. The stunning change in leadership comes as city police are under fire for their... read more.
Starbucks is the latest company to say it will pause social media ads after a campaign led by civil rights organizations called for an ad boycott of Facebook, saying it doesn’t do enough to stop racist and violent content. Read more.
House Democrats approved a bill Friday afternoon to make the District of Columbia the nation's 51st state. The vote was 232-180 largely along party and the legislation is expected to go no further in the face of opposition by Republicans in the Senate. Read more.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals handed President Donald Trump another rebuke Friday by ruling that the administration's efforts to redirect previously appropriated Pentagon funds towards his border wall was an unlawful violation of the Constitution. Read more.
Ireland's parliament picked veteran opposition leader Micheál Martin as prime minister on Saturday to head the first coalition uniting the two parties that have battled each other for power since a civil war nearly a century ago. Read more.
Ethiopia said Saturday it was on track to begin filling a controversial mega-dam on the Blue Nile River within weeks but vowed to try resolving its dispute with downstream neighbours Egypt and Sudan. Read more.
The year Philando Castile was shot and killed during his 49th routine traffic stop, this one for a broken taillight, the Minneapolis Police Department was halfway through a highly respected, three-year program designed to restore trust between the community and police. Two years later, MPD had, by its own account, implemented a host of the trendiest police reforms: body cameras, de-escalation and crisis intervention training, mindfulness training. It even rewrote its use-of-force... read more .
Before a police officer killed him, Big Floyd was a rapper in Texas’ influential Screwed Up Click. Now, the musicians that knew him are left to reflect on his life in Houston — and what comes next... read more .
Colorado Governor Jared Polis on Thursday appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the 2019 death of an unarmed Black man who died days after he was subdued by three policemen and injected with a powerful sedative. Read more .
A New York City police officer was arrested on Thursday and charged with strangulation and attempted strangulation after videos emerged over the weekend that appeared to show him using an illegal chokehold to arrest a man on... read more .
hree police officers in Wilmington, North Carolina, were fired this Tuesday after it was discovered via dashcam video recordings that they had engaged in racist dialogue toward their boss, their co-workers and members of the community. Read more .
The Republican-controlled Senate on Wednesday confirmed Mississippi Judge Cory Wilson to a lifetime seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, handing President Donald Trump his 200th successful judicial appointment and further... read more .
More than 500 political and civil society leaders, Nobel laureates and rights groups have warned that some governments are using the coronavirus pandemic to "tighten their grip on power", undermining democracy and civil liberties. Read more.
The brutal police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Tony McDade, among many others, and the wave of national Black-led protests against racist police brutality that followed, have permanently altered the realm of the possible. Once deemed fringe or too radical, calls to defund and abolish the police are not only within view of the... read more .
Three white men arrested last month in the slaying of a Black man who was gunned down as he jogged through a suburban neighborhood in Georgia four months ago were indicted on Wednesday on murder and other charges. Read more.
The chief of police in Tucson, Arizona on Wednesday offered to resign after he released a video showing the death of a Latino man who said “he could not breathe” as police handcuffed him and... read more.
People who live in the southwest Atlanta neighborhood where Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed want to know what’s next after armed protesters continue to block the intersection at University Avenue and Pryor Street. Read more.
Millions across the U.S. have protested against police brutality and racial inequality in recent weeks. The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks and others have struck a chord with American citizens. Read more.
In the United Kingdom, we tend to look at the United States with smug contempt over the police brutality and overt racial injustice on display there. Yet, Black people account for 3 percent of the population, but 8 percent of... read more.
A Connecticut fourth grade social studies textbook falsely claimed that slaves were treated just like “family.” A Texas geography textbook referred to enslaved Africans as “workers.” In Alabama, up until the 1970s, fourth graders learned in a textbook called "Know Alabama" that slave life on a plantation was "one of the happiest ways of life." Read more.
Outdoor apparel brand Patagonia Inc will pause its ads on Facebook Inc ( FB.O ) and Facebook’s photo-sharing app, Instagram, making it the latest company to join a boycott campaign organized by U.S. civil rights groups. Read more.
Tom Petty’s family slammed President Donald Trump for using the late rock star’s hit “I Won’t Back Down” at his sparsely attended rally in Tulsa, sending the campaign a cease and desist warning. Read more.
Have you ever looked at a giant history painting by Jacques-Louis David, Delacroix, or Ingres and wondered about the actual people in the painting, posed as if adrift on the raft of a ship or storming a barricade in Paris? In the... read more .
A senior State Department official who has served in the Trump administration since its first day is resigning over President Trump’s recent handling of racial tensions across the country — saying that the president’s action... read more .
Following weeks of riveting nationwide protests against police brutality and systemic anti-Black racism, some of the nation's largest corporations responded with public declarations that Black Lives Matter. Among them was Walmart, the largest corporate employer of America's Black workforce. R ead more.
President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that "any protesters, anarchists, agitators, looters, or lowlifes" who gather at his rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday will be met with a "much different" response than they've seen in other major cities—a message that was immediately interpreted as a threat to unleash... read more .
Thirteen jars filled with ash and dirt and bone rest in the basement of Tulsa’s Vernon African Methodist Episcopal Church, an unsettled repose for the victims of a nearly century-old massacre that still haunts the Black residents of Oklahoma’s second-largest city. Read more.
Electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc ( TSLA.O ) wants to start building a large vehicle assembly plant in the southwestern United States as early as the third quarter of this year, the company told Texas officials in documents mad... read more .
The statue of African American tennis legend Arthur Ashe on Richmond, Virginia's, Monument Avenue has been vandalised with the words "White Lives Matter", a phrase used as a banner by far-right groups. Read more.
The three military veterans marched through the woods near Lake Mead, about 25 miles southeast of the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas strip. Their intended destination: a park ranger station at the National Recreation Area. Read more.
A newly discovered spyware effort attacked users through 32 million downloads of extensions to Google’s market-leading Chrome web browser, researchers at Awake Security told Reuters, highlighting the tech industry’s failure to... read more.
A week ago, as protesters rallied around the world against systemic racism and police brutality, 12 board members of the National Book Critics Circle, an organization of some 800 critics that gives out a number of annual awards, began to draft a statement in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Read more.
One of the clearest signs of how much has changed over the past several months is how critiques of government that may have recently been about corruption or excess are now often about what looks like an inability to provide even basic help in a time of desperate, everyday need. A bungled health crisis has been followed by a mishandled lockdown that fell far short of its promises... read more.
The Atlanta police officer who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks was accused of covering up an earlier shooting he and other officers participated in, according to a judge who reviewed the case. Read more.
The UN's human rights chief urged countries Wednesday to confront the legacy of slavery and colonialism and to make amends for "centuries of violence and discrimination" through reparations. Read more.
As today’s local defiance of social-distancing regulations and other measures shows, public health is a political battleground as well as a medical one. Disease and disease transmission aren’t ideological, but responses to them can reflect widely divergent beliefs about how society... read more.
Facebook on Tuesday removed almost 900 accounts associated with the far-right Proud Boys and American Guard, including those belonging to Proud Boys supporters who marched into a protest zone... read more .
Pacific Gas & Electric pleaded guilty on Tuesday to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter stemming from a devastating 2018 wildfire in Northern California touched off by the utility company’s power lines. R ead more.
As today’s local defiance of social-distancing regulations and other measures shows, public health is a political battleground as well as a medical one. Disease and disease transmission aren’t ideological, but responses to them can reflect widely divergent beliefs about how society... read more .
he Tallahassee Police Department has identified Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau one of the murder victims found near Monday Road on Sunday. The news came days after she took to Twitter to announce that she was sexually assaulted by “a black man this morning at... read more .
French preschools, primary schools and middle schools will reopen next Monday with “mandatory presence” for all of the country’s pupils, President Emmanuel Macron announced in a shock move on Sunday, meaning the nation’s teachers have just one week to prepare for their "back to school” classes. Read more.
The protests across the country in response to the police killing of George Floyd have led to significant pressure on mayors and city councils. One of the most important demands has been for the defunding of police departments. Read more .
A man identified by the crowd as a far-right protester was carried to safety by a Black Lives Matter protester on Saturday as animosity was briefly set aside on a day of clashes in London between police and rival groups. Read more .
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields will step aside as police chief following the deadly officer-involved shooting of a black man Friday night. Bottoms said this was Shields' decision and she will remain with the city in an undetermined role. Read more .
A black man died after being shot by the police who found him asleep at a Wendy’s drive-through in Atlanta on Friday night, the authorities said. The man, who was identified as Rayshard Brooks, 27, of Atlanta, had fallen asleep in his vehicle... read more .
Demonstrators took to the streets in Atlanta on Saturday protesting the fatal shooting by police of a black man who had fallen asleep in his car while waiting in line at a fast food drive thru south of downtown. Read more .
The International Criminal Court on Thursday rebuked the Trump administration for slapping sanctions and travel restrictions on court staff investigating alleged war crimes committed by U.S., calling the action "an unacceptable attempt to interfere with the rule of law." Read more.
If the death of George Floyd has sparked a worldwide protest movement, Africa is not to be outdone. In Kenya, Ghana and South Africa, demonstrators are taking to the streets. Others would like to see their leaders tackle the issue more firmly, in solidarity with their "African-American brothers". Read more.
Emma Soames told the BBC the war-time prime minister was a "complex man" but he was considered a hero by millions. She said she was "shocked" to see the monument in London's Parliament Square boarded up, although she said she understood why this was necessary. Read more.
Sex between people of the same gender has existed in various forms for millennia. But many people, including academics, often ignored or distorted those relationships. The historian Marc Epprecht looked at one arena where this occurred: Western anthropology in sub-Saharan Africa. Read more .
Since announcing Wednesday he will hold his first campaign rally in months next week, President Donald Trump has come in for harsh criticism from advocates and lawmakers for scheduling the event to take place in the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma—the site of a brutal racist massacre in 1921—on the specific date of June 19th, the holiday known as Juneteenth which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Read more .
The massive black fence that encircles the White House, erected after US security violently cleared peaceful protesters last week, has become a gallery of protest art and a symbol of defiance. Read more.
The NYPD officer seen on video shoving a female protester to the street seemingly without provocation was criminally charged on Tuesday for the alleged assault. Officer Vincent D'Andraia, who is assigned to the 73rd Precinct covering Brownsville and Ocean Hill, faces charges of third-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree harassment and third-degree menacing, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced on Tuesday. Read more .
Minnesota State Patrol troopers and other law enforcement officers slashed the tires of dozens of vehicles in Minneapolis during large protests over the killing of George Floyd, two police agencies say. Read more.
On January 22, 2020, a federal judge struck down the nation’s oldest “ag-gag” law, the latest in a series of victories against these laws and in favor of the First Amendment right to seek the truth about how animal agribusinesses treat the animals in their care. Read more.
Stan Wischnowski, the top editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer, has announced his resignation, days after discontent among the newspaper’s staff erupted over a headline on a column about the impact of the civil unrest following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Read more.
To the leadership of the Philadelphia Inquirer: As journalists of color, we do more than report on the community — we are the community. We do our best to give the community a platform to be heard. We strive to represent the voice of the people. And we are tired. Read more.
Protesters in the UK have pulled down a statue of a slave trader during a demonstration in honor of George Floyd. Since Black Live Matter protests began, controversial statues have come down in cities around the globe. Read more .
Like many social movements, gay liberation first took root in radical soil. For example, some founding members of the Mattachine Society were communists; they would be purged during the McCarthy era, as the group moved toward respectability in its advocacy. In San Francisco during the... read more .
The head of Haitian football, Yves Jean-Bart, has wielded huge power for decades. Despite sexual abuse claims, an admission he has a child with a former player and a FIFA investigation, he denies any wrongdoing. Read more.
On May 4, 1970, the Ohio National Guard opened fire on student protesters, killing four. The 50th anniversary of the Kent State massacre passed with little notice in a nation preoccupied with Covid-19 — but now, suddenly, echoes of the Nixon era are everywhere. And Donald Trump seems to be deliberately invoking Nixon’s legacy, tweeting out “LAW & ORDER!” in the apparent hope that it will magically rescue his political fortunes. Read more .
A relaxed confidence infused a new round of street protests in New York and other major cities on Sunday, a day after some of the largest demonstrations since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody unfolded with no major violence. Read more .
A cyclist whose videotaped confrontation with three youngsters posting flyers protesting racial injustice on a nature trail outside Washington drew widespread attention has been arrested and charged, police said late Friday. Read more .
Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the United States's National Football League (NFL), has said the league made mistakes in not listening to players, in a video denouncing racism in the country amid widespread protests over police brutality against Black people. Read more .
All 57 members of a police tactical unit in Buffalo have resigned from their team to protest against the suspension of two colleagues who were filmed shoving a 75-year-old man to the ground, officials of the northern New York city said on Friday. Read more .
When Qatar's neighbors suddenly cut ties and closed borders with the Gulf state, Doha was caught out. Opportunities to cooperate since have been lost when sorely needed. But a window to mend the rift may be opening. Read more .
The mayor of Washington, D.C., had the slogan “Black Lives Matter” painted in massive yellow letters on a street leading to the White House on Friday in tribute to victims of police brutality as she sparred with U.S. President Donald Trump. Read more .
Before Donald Trump became president, most newspaper op-ed pages sought to present a spectrum of politically significant opinion and argument, which they could largely do while walling off extremist propaganda and incitement. The Trump presidency has undermined that model, because there’s generally... read more .
The New York Times's Wednesday publication of Sen. Tom Cotton's op-ed calling for the U.S. military to respond to ongoing protests across the nation with an "overwhelming show of force" sparked outcry from the newspaper's own staffers and a "sickout" protest Thursday. Read more.
A Tampa television reporter was broadcasting live from protests last weekend when two young men in Hawaiian shirts moved in front of the camera and began chanting the name of an obscure white nationalist group, drowning out protesters... read more .
Eighteen Democratic state attorneys general are pressing Congress to grant them "explicit authority" to investigate police departments with a pattern of abuse after the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer stirred nationwide... read more .
Three self-proclaimed members of the far-right "boogaloo" movement were held on domestic terrorism charges after federal prosecutors accused them of trying to spark violence during police brutality protests in Las Vegas. Read more .
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Thursday against the Trump administration, alleging that White House officials "unlawfully conspired to violate" protesters' rights when US security forces forcefully cleared Lafayette Park earlier this week. Read more .
When you walk through the woods, or around your neighborhood, do you recognize the trees you see? It might seem like knowing the names of trees has no particular value. But philosopher Christian Diehm argues that distinguishing species may offer a different... read more.
In an interview with FRANCE 24, Harvard University professor Cornel West said the protest movement unleashed by the killing of George Floyd had brought America to a "turning point". He said he was elated by the quantity, the intensity and the diversity of the protests, noting that it had brought people together from every ethnic and religious background. West said the choice was... read more.
An infamous bronze monument in Richmond, Virginia memorializing Robert E. Lee, the commander of the Confederate Army in the Civil War, will be removed, the state’s governor announced today. It’s the latest in a string of controversial monuments to fall amid the protests that have erupted nationwide in the wake of the murder of George Floyd by a Minnesota police officer. Read more.
Voters in Ferguson, Missouri - a United States city thrust into the international spotlight six years ago by a fatal police shooting of a young Black man - elected the city's first African American mayor on Tuesday. Read more.
After long refusing to explicitly criticize a sitting president, former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accused President Donald Trump on Wednesday of trying to divide America and roundly denounced a militarization of the U.S. response to civil unrest. Read more .
Prosecutors on Wednesday leveled new criminal charges against four Minneapolis police officers implicated in the death of an unarmed black man who was pinned by his neck to the street during an arrest caught on... read more .
Pope Francis called for national reconciliation in the United States on Wednesday, saying that while racism is intolerable, the street violence that has broken out is “self-destructive and self-defeating”. Read more .
The ACLU of Minnesota filed a class-action lawsuit overnight Tuesday against the city of Minneapolis and local and state law enforcement for "targeting and attacking journalists" covering ongoing protests over police violence toward people of color sparked by the May 25 killing of George Floyd. Read more.
Clashes broke out between police and protesters in Paris on Tuesday after around 20,000 people defied a ban to rally over the 2016 death of a black man in police custody, galvanised by US demonstrations against racism and deadly police violence. Read more .
While acknowledging that the important work of ridding Congress of racist lawmakers is far from finished, progressives celebrated the ouster of white supremacist Rep. Steve King in Iowa's Republican primary Tuesday as a significant victory and a step in the right direction. Read more.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Wednesday broke from President Trump by opposing invoking the Insurrection Act as nationwide protests and unrest mount following the death of George Floyd. During a Wednesday briefing at the Pentagon, Esper contradicted Trump’s demand for governors to “dominate” protesters by... read more .
The Minneapolis public school system has officially voted to end its contract with the city's police department over the death of George Floyd. The school board took the unanimous vote Tuesday, leaving Superintendent Ed Graff to develop a new school safety plan by... read more .
Nina Turner, the former national co-chairwoman of Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) presidential campaign, in a Monday interview with Hill.TV's "Rising" praised Cornel West’s comments criticizing black leaders. Read more .
Six police officers from Atlanta, Georgia have been charged after a dramatic video showed authorities pulling two young people from a car and shooting them with stun guns while they were stuck in traffic caused by protests over George Floyd's death, a prosecutor said on Tuesday. Read more.
Black radicals are here to stay. Come up off that mic and get out before you get "looted". And take those Barack and Michelle posters with you. They never belonged to us. The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards Malcolm. Read more .
53-year-old Black business owner in Louisville, Kentucky, was killed by police gunfire early on Monday morning during protests in that city, as law enforcement attempted crowd control in the neighborhood near his barbecue business. Read more .
Four St Louis police officers were hit by gunfire late on Monday during violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody, hours after President Donald Trump vowed to use the... read more.
Paris police banned on Tuesday a demonstration planned in memory of Adama Traore, a 24-year old black Frenchman who died in a 2016 police operation which some have likened to the death of George Floyd in the United States. Read more.
The president of the Minneapolis police union has written to its members calling George Floyd a “violent criminal”, describing those protesting over his death as terrorists and criticizing the city’s political leadership for not authorizing greater use of force to stop the rioting. Read more .