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Ex-cop Potter weeps on stand describing how she shot Daunte Wright

  • Kim Potter, 49, is charged with first degree manslaughter over the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright, 20, in Brooklyn Center, a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota, in April this year.
In this screen grab from video, former Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kim Potter becomes emotional as she testifies in court(AP)
In this screen grab from video, former Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kim Potter becomes emotional as she testifies in court(AP)
Updated on Dec 18, 2021 04:50 AM IST
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US state probes Google's treatment of Black female workers

Google said it is focused on "building sustainable equity" for its Black workers and that 2020 was its largest year for hiring what it calls "Black " workers, a designation inclusive of people belonging to multiple races.
Workers identifying as
Workers identifying as "Black female" left Google at the highest rate of any racial-gender group other than "Native "American female" last year, according to company data.(Reuters)
Published on Dec 17, 2021 05:36 PM IST
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Black Lives Matter: Breonna Taylor honoured by peaceful augmented-reality garden

Black Lives Matter: 26-year-old medical worker, Breonna Taylor, was fatally shot by police during an apartment raid. “Breonna's Garden" is a reminder of the transformational power of art, even amid the opulent celebrity parties that surround prestigious Art Basel events.
The late Breonna Taylor, left, and her sister Ju'Niyah Palmer, right, are shown on a screen as part of an augmented reality (AR) garden titled
The late Breonna Taylor, left, and her sister Ju'Niyah Palmer, right, are shown on a screen as part of an augmented reality (AR) garden titled "Breonna's Garden" made in her honour at the Maurice A. Ferre Park next to the Perez Art Museum during Miami Art Week in Miami. Palmer collaborated on the project with artist Lady PheOnix (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Updated on Dec 04, 2021 05:43 PM IST
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Rittenhouse provoked bloodshed, walked off like a hero in a Western: Prosecutor

  • Rittenhouse, then 17, shot two men to death and wounded a third during a tumultuous night of protests against racial injustice in the summer of 2020
Kyle Rittenhouse listens as the attorneys and the judge talk about jury instructions at the Kenosha County Courthouse, Wisconsin, US(REUTERS)
Kyle Rittenhouse listens as the attorneys and the judge talk about jury instructions at the Kenosha County Courthouse, Wisconsin, US(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 16, 2021 05:24 AM IST
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'Not SA of Nelson Mandela': Butt questions de Kock's actions

  • Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt slammed de Kock for his decision and said that his actions will create a further divide in the world.
Salman Butt and Quinton de Kock collage.(File/AP)
Salman Butt and Quinton de Kock collage.(File/AP)
Published on Oct 27, 2021 04:00 PM IST
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T20 World Cup: CSA asks South Africa players to take the knee before every game

  • The Cricket South Africa (CSA) Board has unanimously agreed to issue a directive requiring all Proteas players to adopt a consistent and united stance against racism by 'taking the knee' prior to the start of their remaining T20 World Cup matches.
South Africa cricketers take the knee in their T20 World Cup opener against Australia. (Getty)
South Africa cricketers take the knee in their T20 World Cup opener against Australia. (Getty)
Published on Oct 26, 2021 03:42 PM IST
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Artists turn plywood from Black Lives Matter protests into sculptures

To honor those who participated and create a permanent tribute to the racial justice movement, Tanda Francis took plywood used to board up storefronts across the city last year and turned it into a sculpture called "RockIt Black."
A sculpture by artist Tanda Francis called
A sculpture by artist Tanda Francis called "Rockit Black" is seen in Queensbridge Park, Queens borough of New York, U.S., July 16, 2021. (REUTERS/Jeenah Moon)
Published on Jul 21, 2021 07:36 AM IST
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Cannes 2021: Spike Lee hopes 'Blacks will stop being hunted down like animals'

  • Spike Lee, who chairs this year's jury at Cannes, is the first ever Black to be so honoured. He also figures in the festival poster, another first.
Spike Lee heads the nine-member jury that includes Tahar Rahim, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Song Kang-ho among others,
Spike Lee heads the nine-member jury that includes Tahar Rahim, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Song Kang-ho among others,
Published on Jul 07, 2021 12:01 PM IST
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Toppled Francis Scott Key statue replaced by 350 African figures

To be unveiled on the June 19 holiday marking emancipation from slavery in America, the exhibit titled "Monumental Reckoning" is on the spot where Francis Scott Key's statue was dislodged on Juneteenth 2020 after the murder of George Floyd
Toppled Francis Scott Key statue replaced by 350 African figures(Twitter/karlmondon)
Toppled Francis Scott Key statue replaced by 350 African figures(Twitter/karlmondon)
Updated on Jun 17, 2021 05:34 PM IST
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Black Lives Matter: UK's Johnson gifts Biden mural of 19th-century abolitionist

The British mural presented by UK prime minister Boris Johnson depicts Frederick Douglass, a Black 19th-century abolitionist who escaped slavery in the United States, later going on to become an abolitionist leader who toured Britain and Ireland, with which US president Joe Biden has ancestral ties.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks with US President Joe Biden while they walk with their wife Carrie Johnson (not seen) and US first lady Jill Biden (not seen), outside Carbis Bay Hotel, Carbis Bay, Cornwall, Britain on June 10, 2021. (REUTERS)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks with US President Joe Biden while they walk with their wife Carrie Johnson (not seen) and US first lady Jill Biden (not seen), outside Carbis Bay Hotel, Carbis Bay, Cornwall, Britain on June 10, 2021. (REUTERS)
Published on Jun 11, 2021 08:08 AM IST
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George Floyd's family lobbies Biden for US police reform on anniversary of death

George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man who died in handcuffs with his neck pinned to a Minneapolis street under a white police officer's knee, become the face of a national movement against police brutality and bias in the U.S. criminal justice system.
George Floyd's dying words,
George Floyd's dying words, "I can't breathe," have echoed as a slogan in street demonstrations that convulsed the United States and the world last summer in the midst of the coronavirus epidemic.(AP)
Published on May 26, 2021 05:32 AM IST
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‘Your legacy will last forever': Leaders, celebs mark Floyd’s death anniversary

  • Former US president Barack Obama said that hundreds more Americans have died in encounters with police since the murder of George Floyd but the year has also given “reasons to hope.”
George Floyd’s death became a watershed moment in American history with a rejuvenated Black Lives Matter movement.(Reuters)
George Floyd’s death became a watershed moment in American history with a rejuvenated Black Lives Matter movement.(Reuters)
Published on May 25, 2021 08:54 PM IST
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Companies that made #BlackLivesMatter pledges have fewer Black employees

Asian Americans have the widest gap between their representation in entry-level tech jobs and in leadership, and Asian-American women are the least likely to advance to executive roles.
The analysis surfaced broader findings, as well, across hundreds of companies.(Reuters)
The analysis surfaced broader findings, as well, across hundreds of companies.(Reuters)
Published on May 17, 2021 05:43 PM IST
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After milestone police verdict, Minneapolis lays to rest another Black man

The funeral for Daunte Wright, 20, who was shot by a white police officer in a Minneapolis suburb on April 11 after a routine traffic stop, will be attended by a number of high-profile civil rights activists as well as family and friends.
Kimberly Potter, who also resigned after the incident, has been charged with second-degree manslaughter.(AFP)
Kimberly Potter, who also resigned after the incident, has been charged with second-degree manslaughter.(AFP)
Published on Apr 23, 2021 08:17 AM IST
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Officer in Daunte Wright's killing: from leader to defendant

  • Former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright in the chest during a Sunday traffic stop while she was training another officer.
On Wednesday, Potter was booked into the Hennepin County Jail.. Hennepin County Sheriff's Office/Handout via REUTERS. (via REUTERS)
On Wednesday, Potter was booked into the Hennepin County Jail.. Hennepin County Sheriff's Office/Handout via REUTERS. (via REUTERS)
Published on Apr 15, 2021 04:21 AM IST
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Clashes in London as thousands join 'kill the bill' rallies across Britain

The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts bill aims to toughen measures officers can take to disperse demonstrations, such as imposing time and noise limits, which campaigners and activists fear would be used to curb dissent.
Protestors hold placards as they sit on the street during a Kill The Bill protest against the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, in Manchester, north west England.(AFP)
Protestors hold placards as they sit on the street during a Kill The Bill protest against the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, in Manchester, north west England.(AFP)
Published on Apr 04, 2021 05:36 AM IST
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George Floyd murder trial: Top cop says use of force 'totally unnecessary'

Trial over George Floyd's death: In what is being regarded as a 'devastating testimony', Minneapolis' longest-serving police officer, Lieutenant Richard Zimmerman, said in court that the use of force by former officer Derek Chauvin in the events that led to Floyd's death was "totally unnecessary".
In a video from the trial over George Floyd's death, witness Lt. Richard Zimmerman of the Minneapolis Police Department can be heard testifying that officer Derek Chauvin's use of force was 'totally unnecessary'.(Court TV via AP)
In a video from the trial over George Floyd's death, witness Lt. Richard Zimmerman of the Minneapolis Police Department can be heard testifying that officer Derek Chauvin's use of force was 'totally unnecessary'.(Court TV via AP)
Updated on Apr 03, 2021 02:11 PM IST
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'I witnessed a murder': Onlooker testifies in trial over George Floyd's death

Prosecutor Matthew Frank played back Williams’ 911 call, on which he is heard identifying officer Derek Chauvin by his badge number and telling the dispatcher that Chauvin had been keeping his knee on Floyd’s neck despite warnings that Floyd’s life was in danger.
In this image from the video, witness Donald Williams answers questions as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. (AP)
In this image from the video, witness Donald Williams answers questions as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. (AP)
Published on Mar 30, 2021 09:46 PM IST
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Evanston, Illinois, becomes first US city to pay reparations to Black residents

The Chicago suburb’s City Council voted 8-1 to distribute $400,000 to eligible Black households.
US Stars and Stripe flags with 51 stars (an extra star for the District of Columbia) are set up on poles on Black Lives Matter Plaza next to the White House on March 22, 2021, in Washington, DC. (Representational Image / AFP)
US Stars and Stripe flags with 51 stars (an extra star for the District of Columbia) are set up on poles on Black Lives Matter Plaza next to the White House on March 22, 2021, in Washington, DC. (Representational Image / AFP)
Published on Mar 23, 2021 05:34 PM IST
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George Floyd case: Diverse jury so far for ex-cop's trial

Nine jurors have been seated through Monday, including five who are white; one who is multiracial; two who are Black and one who is Hispanic.
A group of protesters march in the snow around the Hennepin County Government Center, Monday, March 15, 2021, in Minneapolis where the second week of jury selection continues in the trial for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
A group of protesters march in the snow around the Hennepin County Government Center, Monday, March 15, 2021, in Minneapolis where the second week of jury selection continues in the trial for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Published on Mar 16, 2021 04:21 PM IST
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Activist Malcolm X's family calls to reopen investigation into his murder

  • Considered alongside Martin Luther King Jr as one the most influential African Americans in history, Malcolm X was an outspoken Muslim advocate of Black rights, although critics said he preached racism and violence.
Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X (R) wait for a press conference to begin in an unknown location, March 26, 1964 in this file photo. (AFP)
Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X (R) wait for a press conference to begin in an unknown location, March 26, 1964 in this file photo. (AFP)
Published on Feb 22, 2021 05:51 AM IST
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'I am a child!' Pepper spray reflects policing of Black kids

  • “This is your last chance,” one officer warned. “Otherwise pepper spray is going in your eyeballs.”
A 9-year-old Black girl is handcuffed in custody in a cruiser after police used pepper spray on her as she screamed for her father.(AP)
A 9-year-old Black girl is handcuffed in custody in a cruiser after police used pepper spray on her as she screamed for her father.(AP)
Published on Feb 13, 2021 04:19 AM IST
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KKK member sentenced for driving into crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters

  • Harry Rogers, 37, of Hanover County, was convicted of three counts of assault and battery, one count of destruction of property and one count of failure to stop at the scene of an accident in connection with the attack last June in Henrico County near Richmond, news outlets reported.
Artists, activists rush to save Black Lives Matter murals(Twitter/ryano891)
Artists, activists rush to save Black Lives Matter murals(Twitter/ryano891)
Published on Feb 11, 2021 08:57 PM IST
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Gauahar Khan questions criticism of global support to protest

Gauahar Khan disagreed with the view that people from outside India should refrain from commenting on the ongoing farmers' protest.
Gauahar Khan reminded everyone of Indian celebrities' support to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Gauahar Khan reminded everyone of Indian celebrities' support to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Published on Feb 04, 2021 07:52 PM IST
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Black Lives Matter: All you need to know about Nobel Peace Prize nominee

Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, Inc was founded in 2013 following the acquittal of 17-year-old African-American Trayvon Martin’s murderer.
Manchester Township High School basketball player wear Black Lives Matter sweatshirts before warming up for a game.(AP)
Manchester Township High School basketball player wear Black Lives Matter sweatshirts before warming up for a game.(AP)
Published on Jan 30, 2021 09:38 PM IST
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Black Lives Matter proposed for Nobel Peace Prize

Founded in the United States in 2013, the movement received an impetus in May after George Floyd died. A white policeman had knelt on Floyd's neck for eight minutes ignoring Floyd's pleas that he couldn't breathe.
Protesters chant during a Black Lives Matter protest.(AP)
Protesters chant during a Black Lives Matter protest.(AP)
Published on Jan 30, 2021 08:14 PM IST
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Black, British, forgotten: UK arts retell lost tales

In the wake of last year's Black Lives Matter movement, stories about Black historical figures have resurfaced, spurring the arts and cultural sector to revitalise their collections in a bid to diversify the industry.
From Steve McQueen's
From Steve McQueen's "Small Axe" to the hit Netflix drama series "Bridgerton", which drew 63 million viewers in its first month and featured a diverse cast set in Regency England, the appetite for Black British stories is palpable.(Unsplash)
Published on Jan 25, 2021 09:52 AM IST
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City of London to remove statues linked to slavery trade

The City of London on Thursday approved the removal from its ceremonial Guildhall home of statues of two figures that symbolise the financial sector's historic role in slavery.
Following those protests, the corporation that runs the Square Mile financial district set up a task force on tackling racism, which recommended removing statues of William Beckford and John Cass from the medieval Guildhall.(Reuters)
Following those protests, the corporation that runs the Square Mile financial district set up a task force on tackling racism, which recommended removing statues of William Beckford and John Cass from the medieval Guildhall.(Reuters)
Updated on Jan 22, 2021 01:21 PM IST
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Michelle Obama breaks silence on US Capitol violence, calls Trump ‘infantile and unpatriotic’

In a statement posted on Twitter, Michelle described Trump as “infantile and unpatriotic” as she said, “the day was a fulfillment of the wishes” of a President “who can’t handle the truth of his own failures. “
Former first lady Michelle Obama.(REUTERS)
Former first lady Michelle Obama.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 12:20 PM IST
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Black Lives Matter murals to be preserved as expressions of anger and pain born of outrage over racial injustice

“These walls speak. They’re the expressions of communities. We want these feelings, hopes, calls to action to live on”: Two Black women form Save the Boards to Memorialize the Movement, part of a push to preserve the Black Lives Matter murals
Artists, activists rush to save Black Lives Matter murals(Twitter/ryano891)
Artists, activists rush to save Black Lives Matter murals(Twitter/ryano891)
Updated on Dec 14, 2020 09:07 AM IST
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