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Queen B is back: How Beyoncé subverts capitalism, racism and misogyny through her music
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Queen B is back: How Beyoncé subverts capitalism, racism and misogyny through her music

Beyoncé’s political evolution is intersectional. It aims at subverting not just the misogyny and the patriarchy, but also the systemic racism and capitalistic greed.

FA Cup final: Youri Tielemans' sensational strike helps Leicester City upset Chelsea in front of 22,000 fans
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FA Cup final: Youri Tielemans' sensational strike helps Leicester City upset Chelsea in front of 22,000 fans

Five years after the Foxes stunned the Premier League's giants to become champions, Leicester have now claimed English football's other prestigious trophy, the FA Cup.

FA Cup final: Some fans at Wembley boo as Chelsea and Leicester players take a knee
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FA Cup final: Some fans at Wembley boo as Chelsea and Leicester players take a knee

The jeering was heard over some applause as more than 20,000 supporters were allowed inside Wembley Stadium after producing negative coronavirus test results.

Columbus cop shot and killed a Black teenage girl holding a knife, bodycam footage shows
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Columbus cop shot and killed a Black teenage girl holding a knife, bodycam footage shows

Video released by the Columbus Division of Police on Tuesday night shows the teenage girl attacking another girl with a knife before being shot

Clashes erupt in Minneapolis after police shoot dead 20-year-old Black man
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Clashes erupt in Minneapolis after police shoot dead 20-year-old Black man

The mother of Daunte Wright told a crowd earlier Sunday evening that he called her to say he had been pulled over by police. Soon after, her son's girlfriend told her he had been shot

Premier League launches racism action plan outlining actions to eradicate racial prejudice
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Premier League launches racism action plan outlining actions to eradicate racial prejudice

The plan outlines a series of commitments aimed at creating greater access to opportunities and career progression for black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups in football, and actions to eradicate racial prejudice.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC chief Thomas Bach says Games cannot become 'marketplace of demonstrations'
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC chief Thomas Bach says Games cannot become 'marketplace of demonstrations'

World Athletics chief and newly enshrined IOC member Sebastian Coe has backed athletes' right to "take the knee" on the Olympic podium, as long as it was done with "complete respect" for other competitors.

Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund's Youssoufa Moukoko racially abused, threatened at Schalke junior game
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Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund's Youssoufa Moukoko racially abused, threatened at Schalke junior game

In a clip from the German FA’s livestream of the game, fans can be heard screaming threats and apparently racist comments at Moukoko after his second goal.

Ex-cop charged with George Floyd's death released on $1mn bail; 'far from getting justice,' says victim's family
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Ex-cop charged with George Floyd's death released on $1mn bail; 'far from getting justice,' says victim's family

The other three police officers charged in Floyd's death had previously posted bond amounts of $750,000 and have been free pending trial

FIA investigating Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton for Breonna Taylor t-shirt at Tuscan Grand Prix, says report
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FIA investigating Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton for Breonna Taylor t-shirt at Tuscan Grand Prix, says report

Lewis Hamilton, who won the Tuscan GP, wore a t-shirt bearing a message that said "Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor" before and after the race, during an anti-racism ceremony and television interviews.

Formula 1: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wants Ferrari to do more in fight against racism
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Formula 1: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wants Ferrari to do more in fight against racism

Hamilton took a knee with 11 drivers before the at the Styrian GP while wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt and then gave a raised fist salute on his car and on the podium after winning.

Donald Trump signs Executive Order on police reform even as he presses for 'law and order' after weeks of protests against racial injustice
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Donald Trump signs Executive Order on police reform even as he presses for 'law and order' after weeks of protests against racial injustice

President Donald Trump, facing criticism that his policies and inflammatory rhetoric have aggravated a racial divide in the United States, signed an order on Tuesday that he said would reform police practices even as he pressed for 'law and order' nationwide.

As BLM protests and COVID-19 sweep through US, how each will shape the other, and the country, remains to be seen
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As BLM protests and COVID-19 sweep through US, how each will shape the other, and the country, remains to be seen

The US is caught up in the twin tsunamis of the Black Lives Matter movement and the COVID-19 pandemic, each impacting the other in unknown ways, in an election year.

Should history be revised through erasure? Defacing of Churchill statue in London's Black Lives Matter protest reignites debate
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Should history be revised through erasure? Defacing of Churchill statue in London's Black Lives Matter protest reignites debate

The arguments over statues, as witnessed most recently in the defacing of the Winston Churchill statue in London's Parliament Square during a #BlackLivesMatter protest, are power struggles of clashing identities — black versus white, Hindu against Muslim, or communist versus capitalist.

NYT opinion editor James Bennet, who cleared controversial column which called for US military to quell riots, resigns
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NYT opinion editor James Bennet, who cleared controversial column which called for US military to quell riots, resigns

James Bennet, The New York Times editorial page editor responsible for publishing a column that advocated using the military to quiet protests over US racial inequality, resigned on Sunday, the newspaper announced.

George Floyd death: At Minneapolis rally, majority of city council comes out in favour of disbanding police department
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George Floyd death: At Minneapolis rally, majority of city council comes out in favour of disbanding police department

Community activists have criticised the Minneapolis department for years for what they say is a racist and brutal culture that resists change.

'Hopefully, George is looking down right now': Trump evokes African-American killed in Minnesota to flaunt job gains in US
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'Hopefully, George is looking down right now': Trump evokes African-American killed in Minnesota to flaunt job gains in US

Trump, who had counted on a strong economy to bolster his chances of re-election in November, said the recovery could be hampered by higher taxes and implementation of a Green New Deal climate change plan if Democrats win the White House.

RTJ4 review: Run the Jewels' cathartic new album makes for an empowering weapon of civil disobedience
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RTJ4 review: Run the Jewels' cathartic new album makes for an empowering weapon of civil disobedience

Just when it felt like we were short of words, Run The Jewels' Killer Mike and El-P offer us a free catalogue of protest poetry with RTJ4

George Floyd death: Nick Jonas joins Black Lives Matter movement, calls out 'systemic racism, bigotry'
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George Floyd death: Nick Jonas joins Black Lives Matter movement, calls out 'systemic racism, bigotry'

Nick Jonas has extended his support to Black Lives Matter movement, writes the reality of the inequalities in this country, and around the world, are glaring in an Instagram post

George Floyd death: Social media goes dark for Blackout Tuesday; Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Gal Gadot extend support
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George Floyd death: Social media goes dark for Blackout Tuesday; Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Gal Gadot extend support

Social media accounts were full of black squares posted in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor.