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Seen and Unseen review: George Floyd, Black Twitter and the fight for racial justice

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Nearly all the books I have read about the internet have deepened my fears about the net effect of social media on the health of our body politic. For example, I thought three facts from the congressman Ro Khanna’s re...

‘She represents me’: the black woman making political history in Colombia

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Mayra Fernanda Mejía, a black single mother and rural activist, never really felt that Colombia’s politicians cared about people like her – until now. She has been threatened with violence for speaking out against the...

Not up to black officers to solve police racism, says barrister as plan launched

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Black police officers should not be expected to solve racism in forces and must be allowed to “get on with their job”, the head of the body scrutinising a plan for England and Wales to combat racism has said. Compulso...

‘I’m not afraid’: after Buffalo racist attack, Black residents remain unbowed by terror

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Less than an hour after the city of Buffalo, New York, took a 123-second pause on Saturday to memorialize the victims of the terrorist attack that shook the city a week ago, June Bloomfield held her own moment of sile...

Trump isn’t out there with a gun, but he’s enabled this war against black people

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Last weekend, just as I finished a live performance in California of Four Questions, the Grammy award-winning jazz collaboration for which I provided spoken words, word reached me about the racist killing of 10 people...

France: Black historian Pap Ndiaye appointed as education minister

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Pap Ndiaye, the renowned Black French historian and expert on US minority rights, has been appointed education minister for the start of Emmanuel Macron’s second term, as the country faces persistent social inequaliti...

‘Top of the world’: Black climbing team makes history as first to scale Mount Everest

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The first all-Black climbing group to reach the summit of Mount Everest was recovering back at the bottom of the mountain on Thursday and celebrating a journey to the “top of the world”. Seven members of the US-led te...

Black students frustrated at lack of action on university racism, MPs told

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Academics and student leaders have told MPs of their frustration at the denial of and the lack of practical action to tackle the “ingrained institutional racism” experienced by black students and staff on university c...

‘It was by design’: Black residents try to come to terms with horror of shooting

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Vigils were held across Buffalo, New York, for the victims of the Tops Friendly shooting Sunday, as Black residents on the city’s East Side mourned and attempted to come to terms with the brief, brutal event that had ...

Secret British ‘black propaganda’ campaign targeted cold war enemies

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The British government ran a secret “black propaganda” campaign for decades, targeting Africa, the Middle East and parts of Asia with leaflets and reports from fake sources aimed at destabilising cold war enemies by e...

Nice day for a black wedding: brides ditch white for dramatic gowns

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On the fashion rental platform My Wardrobe HQ, there is a black tulle Dolce & Gabbana dress that has been worn “at least three times in the last month” as a wedding dress, said its customer services adviser Rachel...

Artist who ‘reclaims black experience’ wins Deutsche Börse photography prize

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An artist whose staged portraits reflect the language of the family photo album has won one of the most prestigious prizes in photography, with judges saying her work “reframes and reclaims the black experience”. Dean...

Supermassive black hole at centre of Milky Way seen for first time

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An image of the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way has been captured, giving the first direct glimpse of the “gentle giant” at the centre of our galaxy. The black hole itself, known as Sagittarius A...

Black Dahlia Murder singer Trevor Strnad dies aged 41

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Trevor Strnad, the lead vocalist and co-founder of the US melodic death metal band the Black Dahlia Murder, has died aged 41. His bandmates confirmed his death on social media. No cause was given, but contact informat...

Former Black Panther Sundiata Acoli to be released from prison after 49 years

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Sundiata Acoli, 85, the oldest former member of the Black Panthers still to be incarcerated for acts of violence during the 1970s Black liberation struggle, is finally to be released from prison after the New Jersey s...

UK police criticised for not prosecuting woman who hit black boy with paddle

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Police have been strongly criticised for not prosecuting a white woman who hit a 12-year-old black boy on the forehead with a paddle so forcefully he needed hospital treatment for a deep cut. The woman was arrested fo...

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