The United States celebrated over the weekend Juneteenth, the newly declared national holiday that marks the end of slavery and which comes a year after George Floyd's murder sparked anti-racism protests.
A teenager whose video of the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer sparked worldwide protests against racial injustice was awarded a special citation on Friday by the Pulitzer Prize Board.
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts Tuesday by a jury of his peers for the killing of George Floyd in an incident that sparked racial violence all across the United States in 2020 leading up to the presidential elections. Chauvin is white; Foyd was black.
The city of Minneapolis on Friday agreed to pay US$27 million to settle a lawsuit by the family of George Floyd over his death in police custody, a case that stirred national protests over racial injustice and police brutality. Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died in May as Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer, knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes
London's police force suspended an officer on Friday after video footage emerged of him appearing to kneel on the head and neck of a Black man they had detained who cried out, “Get off my neck!”
Advertisements for more than 400 brands including Coca-Cola and Starbucks are due to vanish from Facebook as of Thursday, after the failure of last-ditch talks to stop a boycott over hate speech on the site.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Britain cannot “photoshop” its cultural landscape and complex history as doing so would be a distortion of its past, amid an ongoing row over the removal of statues of historical figures.
US President Donald Trump said in an interview aired that he would like to see a ban on police chokeholds in most instances, although he suggested their use would be understandable in some one-on-one situations.
The statue of a slave trader toppled by anti-racism protesters was on Thursday fished out of the harbour in the English city of Bristol, as another historical monument was set to be taken down.
James Bennet, the New York Times editorial page editor responsible for publishing a column that advocated using the military to quiet protests over U.S. racial inequality, resigned on Sunday, the newspaper announced.