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Jacob Blake shooting: Teenager arrested and charged during violent unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin
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Jacob Blake shooting: Teenager arrested and charged during violent unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin

The Jacob Blake shooting was the latest flashpoint in a summer of unrest that began with the killing of George Floyd and set off soul searching across the country as well as protests, some of which have turned violent

As demonstrations escalate across US, peaceful protesters sympathise with aggressive tactics
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As demonstrations escalate across US, peaceful protesters sympathise with aggressive tactics

In recent weeks, protesters in Portland have pointed laser beams, lobbed water bottles and trash bags and, in one case, according to the Portland Police Bureau, hurled an open pocketknife at the officers guarding the courthouse

'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.

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.

Aftermath of George Floyd killing: Across the pond, Britain grapples with its racist past, from town square to boardroom
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Aftermath of George Floyd killing: Across the pond, Britain grapples with its racist past, from town square to boardroom

Britain’s uneasy confrontation with its racist history moved from statues in town squares to corporate boardrooms this week, as two prominent British firms, Lloyd’s of London and Greene King, announced they would make amends for their involvement in the slave trade in the 18th and 19th centuries

George Floyd protests stir difficult race debate in France, expose failure to integrate non-White immigrants, their descendants
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George Floyd protests stir difficult race debate in France, expose failure to integrate non-White immigrants, their descendants

In the wake of George Floyd’s killing, agonising reflections on race have spread far beyond the United States. In France, they have set off an unexpected reckoning in a country that has long sought social justice through a commitment to universal ideals like equality and secularism, arguing that an emphasis on diversity, ethnicity or race would undermine unity and the social fabric.

Atlanta police chief resigns after cop fatally shoots 27-yr-old African-American man during attempted arrest, protests engulf city
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Atlanta police chief resigns after cop fatally shoots 27-yr-old African-American man during attempted arrest, protests engulf city

Atlanta's police chief resigned Saturday hours after a black man was fatally shot by an officer in a struggle following a field sobriety test. Authorities said the slain man had grabbed an officer's Taser, but was running away when he was shot.

US Olympic leaders open to challenging IOC rules restricting protests at the Games
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US Olympic leaders open to challenging IOC rules restricting protests at the Games

The US Olympic and Paralympic Committee is open to challenging IOC rules restricting protests at the Olympics.

Premier League jerseys to have Black Lives Matter rather than player names for 12 games when league restarts
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Premier League jerseys to have Black Lives Matter rather than player names for 12 games when league restarts

English Premier League jerseys will feature “Black Lives Matter” instead of player names for the first 12 games after the competition resumes on Wednesday.

Police the public, or protect it? Crisis-stricken US can learn hard lessons from Ireland, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and others
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Police the public, or protect it? Crisis-stricken US can learn hard lessons from Ireland, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and others

Weeks of nationwide demonstrations, in which that chanted demand has echoed in streets across the United States, have made one thing clear: The American police faces a crisis of legitimacy. And its consequences reach far beyond policing itself

Merriam-Webster revises its dictionary entry on 'racism' after Missouri woman calls for changes in series of emails
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Merriam-Webster revises its dictionary entry on 'racism' after Missouri woman calls for changes in series of emails

Merriam-Webster is revising its entry on racism after intense lobbying by a recent college graduate in Missouri inspired by the protests and debates about what it means to be racist

George Floyd's brother, Philonise, pleads with Congress to 'stop the pain' as lawmakers consider law enforcement overhaul
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George Floyd's brother, Philonise, pleads with Congress to 'stop the pain' as lawmakers consider law enforcement overhaul

George Floyd's brother challenged Congress on Wednesday to “stop the pain" as lawmakers consider a sweeping law enforcement overhaul, so the man he looked up to won't become just 'another name' on a growing list of black Americans killed during interactions with police.

In Donald Trump's America, the debate over the word 'fascism' and its applicability takes a new turn
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In Donald Trump's America, the debate over the word 'fascism' and its applicability takes a new turn

On 2 June, as police officers across the country deployed brutal tactics in response to protests over the killing of George Floyd, the former secretary of labour Robert Reich announced that his old vocabulary — crowded already with harsh words for President Donald Trump — was making way for a new addition

Donald Trump targets injured Buffalo protester Martin Gugino, 75, as 'antifa provocateur' in fact-free tweet
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Donald Trump targets injured Buffalo protester Martin Gugino, 75, as 'antifa provocateur' in fact-free tweet

Donald Trump’s tweet on Tuesday, which appeared to accuse Martin Gugino of having instigated or even faked the encounter, was not the first time Trump has sought to blame antifa for encouraging what has now become nearly two weeks of nationwide demonstrations

As calls mount to defund or disband police departments across the US, here's what such a process would actually entail
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As calls mount to defund or disband police departments across the US, here's what such a process would actually entail

A veto-proof majority of the Minneapolis City Council pledged on Sunday to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department, promising to create a new system of public safety in a city where law enforcement has long been accused of racism

'Never keep things bottled up': Jofra Archer urges victims of racial abuse to speak out against social inequality
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'Never keep things bottled up': Jofra Archer urges victims of racial abuse to speak out against social inequality

England fast bowler Jofra Archer has urged victims of racial abuse to speak out following the death of an unarmed black man in police custody in the United States.

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling backs anti-racism protests in Britain, says 'only disease right now is racism'
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Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling backs anti-racism protests in Britain, says 'only disease right now is racism'

Thousands of people have taken part in Black Lives Matter protests held in London and other British cities following Floyd’s death on 25 May.

Taylor Townsend puts light on racism in tennis, says she gets extra-attention from security at tournaments
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Taylor Townsend puts light on racism in tennis, says she gets extra-attention from security at tournaments

Taylor Townsend said the tennis world is not a united place when it comes to racism and she gets extra-attention from security at tournaments while others breeze through.

Racism cannot be stamped out from sports without tackling it within society, feels Michael Holding
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Racism cannot be stamped out from sports without tackling it within society, feels Michael Holding

Holding, who took 249 wickets in 60 Tests for West Indies between 1975 and 1987, said individual sports need not worry about racism.