Latest news and updates on the US protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, an African-American, during his arrest in Minneapolis.
America’s most sacred civic exercise continues to be threatened by politicians trying to curb measures meant to make voting easier. While the Juneteenth gesture is symbolic, it reflects how many Americans want to move beyond the chaos that inequality causes.
The police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor set off a long-overdue tectonic shift in the US towards a more just society. But no one should think racial injustice in America is over. Nor is the discord that Republicans of the Trumpian variety worked hard to entrench.
That officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty is no surprise considering the video evidence presented in court and in the media; the real test, though, lies in how procedures will change going forward.
Exchanges at the personal level have seen the return of popular US basketball to China screens, a welcome reminder of how sport can improve relations.
Chauvin is serving a 22-and-a-half-year prison sentence for murdering Floyd, who was black, by kneeling on a handcuffed Floyd’s neck during an arrest. The murder sparked protests against police brutality and racism.
The 1963 march brought 250,000 people to the US capital to push for an end to discrimination on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex or national origin.
In Amsterdam on Saturday, King Willem-Alexander said: ‘On this day of remembrance, I ask forgiveness for the clear failure to act in the face of this crime against humanity.’
Former Minneapolis police officer Tou Thao was found guilty of aiding and abetting in the killing of George Floyd, a black man who died during a botched arrest.
‘Shame on us if we don’t use his tragic death to finally get the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act passed,’ Ben Crump said.
The five disgraced former Memphis Police Department officers, who are also black, have been fired and charged with murder and other crimes.
Memphis police released footage of five black officers beating Nichols on January 7, who died three days later after being stopped on suspicion of reckless driving.
Tyre Nichols, 29, died following a traffic stop in Tennessee, during which he was chased down and hit ‘to the point of being unrecognisable’.
The Dutch leader apologised for the Netherlands’ historical role in the slave trade and said that the government will establish a fund for initiatives to tackle the legacy of slavery in the Netherlands and its former colonies.
In this deep dive into the fraught relationship between fashion and politics, we examine moments in history where sartorial choices were used to make political statements.
Rayshard Brooks was shot dead on June 12, 2020, outside a fast-food restaurant in Atlanta after a struggle with officers Garrett Rolfe and Devin Brosnan. Brooks’ death came less than a month after that of George Floyd.
The Ahmaud Arbery shooting became part of a larger national reckoning over racial injustice and killings of unarmed black people including George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
The black woman’s fatal shooting, along with George Floyd’s killing, contributed to racial justice protests that rocked the US in 2020.
The latest tragedy took place in Ohio in the rust belt, where economic decline and entrenched racism have proved a potent mix. In Hong Kong, people should be glad for the professionalism and restraint of the police force
Back on the mean streets of the American city of Baltimore, The Wire’s David Simon has crafted another immersive and timely narrative.
A judge found that impermissible ‘racial balancing’ was behind changes that let to a fall in the proportion of Asian students from 73 per cent to 54 per cent in the cohort accepted under the new policy.
The jury also found that the conduct of Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng, and Thomas Lane had caused the black man’s death
Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael and neighbour William Bryan had chased victim Ahmaud Arbery down in their pickup trucks.
Travis and Gregory McMichael, joined by neighbour William ‘Roddie’ Bryan, chased down and shot the victim, who had been running through their mostly white neighbourhood.
Ex-officer Kim Potter shot black driver Daunte Wright in the chest in Minneapolis, not far from where the George Floyd murder trial was being held.
The ex-police officer is likely to extend his prison sentence after an earlier conviction for the black man’s murder.
While the US has appeared in its annual list for the first time this year, ‘data suggest that the backsliding episode began at least in 2019’.
US granting work-seeking rights to Hongkongers with safe haven status ‘brutally meddles’ in Chinese affairs and ‘tramples international law’, says foreign ministry.
The most shocking thing about a racist attack on an elderly woman in New York was the inaction of bystanders. A Hong Kong NGO is teaching bystander intervention to nip hate in the bud.
The meeting focused on reparations and racial justice for people of African heritage, but 19 countries skipped it because of grievances over a previous conference.
Kenneth Olisa said he had discussed the issue with the British royals since George Floyd died in police custody in the US last year.
One of the largest Confederate monuments in the US, it will now be stored at an undisclosed state-owned facility until a decision is made about its future.