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Coco Gauff has the ability to change world for better, believes tennis legend Martina Navratilova
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Coco Gauff has the ability to change world for better, believes tennis legend Martina Navratilova

'She (Gauff) was really brought up with great qualities and it shows how she plays and it shows how she’s active now politically,' said Navratilova

Florence Pugh apologises for past cultural appropriation in wake of worldwide protests against racism
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Florence Pugh apologises for past cultural appropriation in wake of worldwide protests against racism

"Stupid doesn't even cut it. I was uneducated. I was unread... I cannot dismiss the actions I bought into years ago," said Florence Pugh in a letter.

England vs West Indies: Visitors to sport 'Black Lives Matter' logo on jersey during Test series to protest against racism
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England vs West Indies: Visitors to sport 'Black Lives Matter' logo on jersey during Test series to protest against racism

Skipper Jason Holder, who has voiced his support to the cause that has once again come to the forefront after the killing of American George Floyd, said in a statement on Sunday: "We believe we have a duty to show solidarity and also to help raise awareness."

The Simpsons to no longer have white actors play non-white roles; Family Guy star stops voicing Black character
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The Simpsons to no longer have white actors play non-white roles; Family Guy star stops voicing Black character

Family Guy actor Mike Henry, who played Family Guy's protagonist Cleveland Brown, says he is stepping down since 'persons of colour should play characters of colour.'

Why Hamilton, film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's popular Broadway show, is directly coming to Disney+
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Why Hamilton, film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's popular Broadway show, is directly coming to Disney+

The film adaptation of Hamilton was acquired by Disney and originally slated for a 2021 release — till coronavirus happened.

Magnolia Pictures, Northface, other US companies pull ads from Facebook, Instagram in support of #StopHateForProfit campaign
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Magnolia Pictures, Northface, other US companies pull ads from Facebook, Instagram in support of #StopHateForProfit campaign

The Stop Hate for Profit campaign was started by several US civil rights groups after the death of George Floyd.

Jimmy Kimmel apologises for blackface in '90s sketches: 'Looking back, many of these were embarrassing'
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Jimmy Kimmel apologises for blackface in '90s sketches: 'Looking back, many of these were embarrassing'

Jimmy Kimmel issued an apology for his 90s blackface impressions of NBA player Karl Malone and other Black celebrities but said his delay in addressing the subject came in part to avoid handing a victory to his foes.

Tejaswin Shankar interview: Racism is not a black and white issue; Indians need to re-examine their view of the world
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Tejaswin Shankar interview: Racism is not a black and white issue; Indians need to re-examine their view of the world

Despite the fact that the majority of these events are unfolding several thousand kilometres away from India, Tejaswin Shankar stressed in an interview with Firstpost that Indians also stand to learn something from the current situation

How Spike Lee's three films, including Do The Right Thing, made me aware of a black man's realities in the US
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How Spike Lee's three films, including Do The Right Thing, made me aware of a black man's realities in the US

Spike Lee’s films had taught me what I needed to know to make it through a police encounter.

West Indies head coach Phil Simmons says he was racially abused while playing league cricket in England
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West Indies head coach Phil Simmons says he was racially abused while playing league cricket in England

Simmons, currently the head coach of the touring West Indies team, did not specify in which English league he was racially targeted.

Ebony Rainford-Brent slams lack of 'diversity in women's cricket' in England; ex-Surrey captain was first Black woman to represent country
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Ebony Rainford-Brent slams lack of 'diversity in women's cricket' in England; ex-Surrey captain was first Black woman to represent country

Rainford-Brent, one of only four Black, Asian and minority ethnic women to have played for England, is also Surrey's director of women's cricket and has launched a scholarship programme to increase minority participation.

Noose found in garage stall of NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace who led call to ban the Confederate flag at tracks
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Noose found in garage stall of NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace who led call to ban the Confederate flag at tracks

NASCAR said it had launched an immediate investigation and will do everything possible to find out who was responsible and "eliminate them from the sport."

'What is implied often cuts deepest': Former Australia skipper Ian Chappell recalls his brush with racism
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'What is implied often cuts deepest': Former Australia skipper Ian Chappell recalls his brush with racism

Former Australian skipper Ian Chappell has recalled his brush with racism as he offered his views on the raging issue, talking about a time when he saw fellow players being abused and discriminated against but not without a note of protest from him.

Avengers actor Don Cheadle tells Jimmy Fallon he's been pulled over by police 'more times than I can count'
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Avengers actor Don Cheadle tells Jimmy Fallon he's been pulled over by police 'more times than I can count'

Don Cheadle has opened up about his experience with law enforcement in the US, saying he has been stopped by the police countless times.

Serie A: Torino's Nicolas Nkoulou takes a knee after scoring against Parma as Italian league resumes
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Serie A: Torino's Nicolas Nkoulou takes a knee after scoring against Parma as Italian league resumes

The first Serie A goal in 103 days was marked by scorer Nicolas Nkoulou taking a knee as the Italian league resumed with tributes for the country's healthcare workers and victims of the coronavirus pandemic.

Beyoncé drops surprise single Black Parade on Juneteenth, asks fans to sign petition demanding justice for George Floyd
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Beyoncé drops surprise single Black Parade on Juneteenth, asks fans to sign petition demanding justice for George Floyd

Beyoncé also joined the call for charges against the officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor, who was gunned down in March by officers who burst into her Kentucky home.

In US, African-American protesters send out a powerful message of reform by dressing in their 'Sunday-best'
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In US, African-American protesters send out a powerful message of reform by dressing in their 'Sunday-best'

Almost every protest movement has its visual signifiers: images etched in the collective memory that crystallize the causes for which they were fought.

MLS: Black footballers form coalition to fight systemic racism in communities, bring change in league
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MLS: Black footballers form coalition to fight systemic racism in communities, bring change in league

A group of black Major League Soccer players has formed a coalition to address systematic racism in their communities and bring about change within the league.

Indian upper caste outrage against racism in the West is in jarring contrast to apathy towards marginalised at home
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Indian upper caste outrage against racism in the West is in jarring contrast to apathy towards marginalised at home

While 'Black Lives Matter' needs and deserves all the attention coming its way, the sudden outrage by India's upper caste on this issue seems rather hypocritical, considering their long history of brutality against Dalits and Adivasis.