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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Fury over shooting of black US teen gives way to sense of injustice

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 10:08pm by AFP

    ... of an African-American teenager is giving way to anger that the white police officer who pulled the trigger might never face justice. Several dozen protesters gathered on Wednesday at the St Louis County ... and residents, as a federal Justice Department civil rights investigation into Brown's death rolled on. Many African-Americans dread the idea that Wilson, 28, a police officer for six years, might ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts 'mistaken for a prostitute'

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 08:32pm by MCT

    ... an African-American film producer who was visiting the city to attend a pre-Emmy party. Police officials later expressed regret, calling the incident "extremely unfortunate". Additional reporting ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    20 years on, O.J. Simpson's white Bronco freeway chase remains an iconic TV moment

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:21am by AFP

    ... accused the jury of ignoring DNA evidence, and pointed out that 10 of the deciding panel's 12 members were African American, like Simpson himself. Controversy over the case returned two years ... culture that kind of transform the way we view the world, and I think that chase was certainly one of those moments," said legal expert Marcellus McRae. "It was a surreal spectacle. ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US civil rights movie hits home for Obama

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... rights battle as seen by an African-American who served in the White House. The movie, starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, topped the North American box office for a second weekend ... The epic film, encompassing 50 years and a dozen US presidents, is based on the real-life story of Eugene Allen, an African-American who worked as a butler at the White House for 34 years. ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Rioting in Ferguson prompted by unemployment, bad schools and white domination

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 10:15pm by NYT

    ... a shortage of everything," she said. "It's a shortage of jobs. Of African-Americans on the police force and in government. Of people not being able to get a good education." ... in a city that's 67 per cent African-American- do you have absolutely no African-American political representation?" Jones asked. "That's what leads you to a police force ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US police killing of black youth triggers protest by hundreds

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by AP

    ... on the street. "With the recent events of a young man killed by the police in New York City and with Trayvon Martin and with all the other African-American young men that have been killed by police ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Missouri deploys National Guard to violence-wracked Ferguson

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:14pm by AFP

    ... “Molotov cocktails were thrown,” said Ronald Johnson, the African-American state highway patrol captain charged with restoring local order, speaking at a press conference after the violence ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    When two very different lives collided in Ferguson, Missouri

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:15am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... between African Americans, a majority in Ferguson, and the nearly all-white police force long preceded the eruption of protests. In interview after interview, black men and women talked about ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Black teen Michael Brown’s shooting by police ‘a tragedy’, Obama says

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 05:22pm by Reuters

    ... spokesman Brian Schellman said. President Obama promised a full investigation by the US Department of Justice into the case, which has provoked outrage in the largely African-American town ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Trayvon Martin could have been me, says Barack Obama in stirring speech

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... who is the president of the Centre for Urban Families in Baltimore, felt a surge of pride, recognition and hope, he said, when he heard the first African-American president speak so candidly ... to him. "Those sets of experiences inform how the African-American community interprets what happened one night in Florida," Obama said. "And it's inescapable for people ...




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